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Military Industrial Complex, Drones, & Torture

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: drones, Obama, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, strikes, casualties, collateral damage, noncombatants, children, families, endless war, predator drones, terror weapons )

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"Are we in perpetual war? It seems like the War on Terror has no end in sight, which brings about the question of who is profiting from the fighting, and whether or not the reasons are ethical. See 1st comment."

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Brian M. (210)
Monday February 4, 2013, 6:00 pm
"Are we in perpetual war? It seems like the War on Terror has no end in sight, which brings about the question of who is profiting from the fighting, and whether or not the reasons are ethical. Drones are becoming an increasingly-used tactic, and a particular favorite of President Obama-- should the use of deadly drone strikes be legal? Is it moral? Do the ends justify the means? And lastly, is the use of torture as shown in the movie, Zero Dark Thirty justified? What is the American opinion on torture, and is it acceptable to torture someone believed to have knowledge of an imminent attack to get the information?

Ana Kasparian (Host, The Point and Co-host of The Young Turks) lead this weeks panel to discuss these issues and more with Cameron White (President of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Los Angeles Chapter), Kurt Schlichter (Conservative columnist and author) and Alyona Minkovski (Host, Producer, Huffpost Live)."

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:59 pm
It seems like we are at war everywhere

Henriette Matthijssen (149)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 10:58 am
It is morally wrong to kill another being using drones. Life is a gift to every being from God & he is the only one that can take it back, all others are murders! All lives matter as our own is treasured! Obama carries out Satan's work on humanity all over the world, he believes to be a God, one with horns.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:50 am
I remember Eisenhower tlking about the Military Industrial Complex.

Sara V. (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:52 am
Yes, check out Ralph Nader's recent article about how our rights are being thrown out the window (supposedly) because of it - here in the Huffington Post. (Insert www. in front of the address and .html behind):

TIme to stop this runaway train and get back on the right track.

Russell R. (87)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:19 pm
It is all about the Money Machine that supplies the Military! Money! Money! Money!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:21 pm
We have a government that our Founding Fathers would have rebelled against a long time ago!

Brian M. (210)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:25 pm
It's a pretty bad mess when even the founding slave owners would have problem with it.

John Coleman (18)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:28 pm
Look at your history! This isn't a war on "terror" but a war against radical islam which has been and ongoing conflict for 1400 years. Perhaps you should review history from the 7th Century on and how islam has periodically been and aggressive force in many areas as it is once again, The alleged "religion of peace" has been busy conquering, raiding, killing, raping and enslaving others since that time. As to the drones, good idea but not in the hands of this administration.

Sharon F. (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:43 pm
On the NBC Nightly News they said some states are banning the use of drones. Hey, we have lived ths long without them--I say it is a good idea to ban drones. Who is profiting from the mfg of drones? How are they disposed of at end of useful life?? Back to the KISS philosophy--Keep it simple, silly (or if you prefer, stupid).

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:27 pm
I feel that they need to put these drones out of action. They're getting in the wrong hands and being used in unlawful ways...They've been mentioning that some states are trying to put a stop to the goverment agencies using these drones to spy on us, Another costly expense. They keep trying to take away our privacy. Amazing how our so-called people in power use things in the wrong way. Thanks Brian

Deborah W. (6)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:19 am
Wars are money-makers at a time when nothing else produces enough revenue to satisfy ... new innovations, materials, training, etc. needed will keep the kettle boiling for eternity -- a back and forth for dominance down through the ages while keeping needed division alive and well.

Currently invested in THE ONE, transparency covered by the bundlers/handlers promoting the myth in the name of goodness, while proven to be totally inept in management skills and clueless in cost control, we all have a share in the outcome ... products of our choices.

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:31 pm
someday, the inevitable will happen and the wrong group/person will be vaporized by a drone. Too late for an apologetic "oops". Robotics gone wrong. Who to sue?

Lois Jordan (59)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:37 pm
Gloria's right...except I believe this has already happened. Not forgetting to mention the "collateral damage" where innocents are murdered in a drone strike targeting someone in their proximity. These drones are causing more hatred against America and the program should end.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:32 am
Obama is crossing the line. There Bill O really. Liberals are NOT fine with drones OR torture! Moron said that on Letterman last night. Righty is always making stuff up.
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