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1 blueraven  Thu, Mar 7, 2013 2:22:10pm

The title is not hyperbolic at all.


2 EPR-radar  Thu, Mar 7, 2013 2:28:38pm

Title seems reasonable to me. After the friends of the friends of AQ are iced, what’s next? There will alway be adversaries, especially since we seem so intent on making more of them.

Should we expect to see the “The bad guy act of 20xx” in due course, with executive action authorized by Congress against any threat to the US or to US interests? Such dereliction of duty is to be expected from Congress.

3 Political Atheist  Thu, Mar 7, 2013 3:05:59pm

re: #1 blueraven

Of course not talking about domestic drones here, just the targeting policy abroad. In that realm, it’s not hyperbole.

from the article-
The current AUMF already authorizes broad war powers to the president. As Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) noted in his filibuster of impending CIA director John Brennan Wednesday, it establishes a “war with no temporal limits” or geographic ones. In Pakistan, the U.S. doesn’t just launch drone strikes and commando raids against core al-Qaida remnants, it also kills unknown individuals believed to fit a terrorist profile based on observed pattern-of-life behavior. The CIA and Joint Special Operations Command are also waging a campaign against al-Qaida’s Yemen-based affiliate, an “association” never mentioned in the AUMF, albeit against an organization that has unsuccessfully attempted to attack the U.S. at home. Even in Yemen, the U.S. also carries out so-called “signature strikes” against anonymous targets. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) recently said that the drone strikes have killed 4,700 people, orders of magnitude more than were involved in the 9/11 conspiracy and core al-Qaida.

4 Varek Raith  Thu, Mar 7, 2013 4:06:26pm

Seems like we won.
Good game chaps, let’s call it a decade.

5 EPR-radar  Thu, Mar 7, 2013 4:08:50pm

re: #4 Varek Raith

Seems like we won.
Good game chaps, let’s call it a decade.

At some point, ‘declare victory and go home’ (while keeping intelligence assets active) has to be the answer.

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