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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 )

- 2366 days ago -
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 (346)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:47 pm
Noted and Signed! Thanks Angelika!

Nicole W (646)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:53 pm
signed and shared, thank you Angelika

Esther Z (94)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:27 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Angelika.

Judy C (91)
Monday January 21, 2013, 4:51 am
Drone killings are outrageous, and must be stopped. Signed. Thanks, Angelika.

Anneke Hut (40)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:24 am
NO drones anywhere!

Victoria P (110)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:43 am
Signed with thanks

Angelika R (143)
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 (40)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:18 am
True, Angelika! And I will try to sign them all! :)

Fran F (116)
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 W (1251)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 3:30 am

Tanya W (65)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 4:17 am
Noted and signed.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:33 am

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.

. (0)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 2:59 pm
message sent

Natalie V (28)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 3:30 pm
noted & signed

Colleen L (3)
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 (476)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 5:41 pm
Noted and signed, no drone strikes even if congress says yes..

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 6:35 pm
Yes Vicky, as I commented above.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 7:57 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Angelika. We shouldn't have ANY drone strikes without congressional approval.

Ludger W (65)
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 N (202)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:29 pm
Thank you for taking action!

Angelika R (143)
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.

Nancy C (806)
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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