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No U.S. Drone Strikes in Mali Without Congressional Approval- PLEASE SIGN


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, Mali, Pentagon, congress, conflict, Obama )

Angelika
- 583 days ago - salsa.democracyinaction.org
Pentagon is pressing for greater U.S. military involvement, but the White House is resisting. Congress hasn't authorized U.S. military intervention in Mali. In particular, Congress hasn't authorized US drone strikes in Mali.



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Carol Dreeszen (364)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:47 pm
Noted and Signed! Thanks Angelika!
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:53 pm
signed and shared, thank you Angelika
 

Esther Z. (101)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:27 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Angelika.
 

Judy C. (106)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:51 am
Drone killings are outrageous, and must be stopped. Signed. Thanks, Angelika.
 

Anneke Hut (39)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:24 am
NO drones anywhere!
 

Vicki P. (132)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:43 am
Signed with thanks
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:07 am
Yes, I totally agree, petition should read "no drone strikes ANYWHERE-with or without Congressional approval-and particularly NOT in MALI!" But then we've had so many petitions against drones already-and most likely will have even MORE in the future!
 

Anneke Hut (39)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:18 am
True, Angelika! And I will try to sign them all! :)
 

Fran away F. (111)
Monday January 21, 2013, 10:57 pm
Signed and noted in opposition to the use of drones in Mali (and elsewhere). Angelika, thanks for posting this important petition.

 

Danuta Watola (1194)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 3:30 am
noted
 

Tanya W. (46)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:17 am
Noted and signed.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:58 am
This so called news is pure drivel! !!The US Armed Forces do not strike anything not previously approved and ordered by the administration. That's a simple fact.

When it comes to a choice between sending American bodies or drones, I'll take the drones every time!
 

Debbie W. (115)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:33 am
Noted/Signed
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 1:26 pm
John-as you could read the point here is not approval by the admin. but by CONGRESS. All previous drone strikes simply ordered /authorized by the president alone were an outrage as it is.
And this mentality of alternative to drones are boots on the ground is exactly what needs to be dropped!
People have to return to peaceful alternatives!
 

Russell R. (87)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:20 pm
Signed & noted - Lets just get the hell out of there - France don't like the U.S. in the first place.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:59 pm
message sent
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 3:30 pm
noted & signed
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:13 pm
Petition signed. I agree with Russell R. comment about getting out of there. We need to stop putting our noses where they don't want us to.Thanks Angelika
 

Vicky P. (463)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:41 pm
Noted and signed, no drone strikes even if congress says yes..
 

Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:35 pm
Yes Vicky, as I commented above.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:57 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Angelika. We shouldn't have ANY drone strikes without congressional approval.
 

Ros G. (90)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:16 am
Signed with pleasure...it's not just the US that gets caught up in all this it's their Allies as well..
 

Ludger W. (72)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:13 am
done again
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:05 am
I really really hate to bring reality into the conversation, not. But there is one big problem, a big thing that should never have been done, it is called the 2001 Authorization of Force. The problem is that it was written by Money Hungry War Profiteer Neo-Cons and it authorizes the waging of a Global War on Terror against a not exactly specific non-national enemy. So actually Congress does not need to authorize actions it has already authorized. If Congress wanted to exercise its authority it is about 11 years late in trying to pick up the reins of oversight that it has so far left dragging on the ground behind the US chariot of war.
So long as the insanity of an authorization of force for a "War on Terror" and large portions of the "Patriot Act" still stand all that is legally required is a generic or specific association of any group with Al Qaeda or the Islamic Taliban for the use of drones. The President as Commander in Chief does not need Congressional approval for any military action during war and under current standing Congressionally Authorized use of force, which may be old but not repealed, the US is still engaged in the War on Terror. As for the actual legal standing of that authorization, without Congressional repeal our great-great grandchildren might see the case before the US Supreme Court.
 

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:29 pm
Thank you for taking action!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:22 pm
an EXCELLENT and unfortunately very correct and true statement there from Lloyd!
But it SHOULD NOT take for the great-great-grand children to repeal this, this must be fixed sooner! You /we all need to keep pressing until congress AND the admin realize that it is THEM CREATING that war. I hope the NDAA and Patriot Act will one day be repealed as well.
 

Ros G. (90)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:58 pm
Many thanks for the reality check Lloyd. Very clever whoever put this together declaring "War on Terror" - it has no boundaries - as we have seen. All Governments have to do is instill fear into it's citizens - that there is a perceived threat. So simple when your dealing with the masses.
 

Nancy C. (795)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:34 pm
Thanx Angelika. This is an important topic which we'll be pushing against until enough lawmakers see the light. Let's keep signing and showing up physically to display our outrage and comprehension of the war mindset...
 

Scott haakon (4)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 5:21 pm
Nope. We are at with with radical terrorists. Hunting them down is what needs to be done. killing the leadership and their troops is what it is about. Terrorists do not care about the mutilations and murder they commit. I won't cry over them.
 
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