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How many civilians is the united states of america authorized to kill in order to kill one insurgentHow Many Civilians is the United States of America authorized to Kill in Order to Kill One insurgent

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How many civilians is the Unites States of America authorized to kill in order to kill one insurgent? And who makes these decisions? Who oversees those who make the decisions? Has Congress no say? Do we have any judicial review in this country of the murder of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals?
After a while, after years of drones being flown from the other side of the world leaving innocent victims lying dead on the ground, either upgrade your methods of assassination or let us have complete transparency as to who is making these decisions. I just am not comfortable with the Deputy Secretary of Defense handing President Obama a few cards with pictures of terrorists on them in thirty different countries around the world and hearing President Obama say, "Take this one and this one and this one."
I do not think that a government of the people, by the people, and for the people ever intended to grant the president of the United States that kind of power to kill both U.S. citizens as he has already done and others around the world.
As the global communications advance we are going to start seeing on youtube the drone missile launched, the bodies blown apart, and the family members asking the world on internet a few hours later why the United States murders innocent people in this way. And then some clever hacker or internet sleuth is going to post the pictures of the lieutenant who flew that drone and the commander who authorized that strike. And then finally the Committee on Armed Services is going to hold a hearing and put up a large cardboard exhibit showing the chain of command and just who and how decisions are made. And then too some clever activist is going to put up a internet site showing the faces and names of every single innocent civilian killed by U.S. attack drones. And then one day even Erin Burnett on CNN and others will start saying on the air--"These are the names and faces of innocent civilians who the United States has killed today which President Obama authorized on such and such a date."
You can get away with murder as long as no one is looking or no one challenges what you are doing. But a "transparent" government is an accountable government--something that has yet to appear on earth in spite of all the "promises" so far made.

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