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Obama announces restrictions on drone strikes, pledges to close Gitmo

23.05.2013 14:41

President Barack Obama announced drastic changes to the United States’ counterterrorism operations Thursday, reforming the rules that guide America’s drone program while also expediting the release of Guantanamo Bay detainees.

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Armando Rivera-Carretero 30.05.2014 16:15

Lets put things inn perspective. Drone assassinations are wholesale terrorism where suicide bombers terrorism is retail terrorism.

 

Armando Rivera-Carretero 30.05.2014 16:10

Will someone tell me what is the difference between invading a sovereign state's airspace with a high tech Drone and assassinating foreign nationals in a foreign country, killing thousands of innocent civilians in the process, and a suicide bomber blowing himself up in another country and killing civilians. They are both terrorists acts except that the suicide bomber at least has the valor of sacrificing his life in the process where the drone operators do it in the safety of their base, sitting in a chair and immune from any danger.

 

Ivan888 28.04.2014 05:53

The Ugly Americans. They yap about morals, freedom and other stuff. It is all just hot air.
They much prefer blowing up people, putting them in prisons, torturing them, starving them, applying napalm, white phosphorous, high explosives etc. to people.
Oh, and they love to lie constantly. The bigger & more hypocritical the lie, the better they like it.

Oh, some say this is not true. But, most Americans have been perfectly happy with such official behavior for over 100 years.

 

George Bowling 11.02.2014 10:34

aah hem! Mr. President Sir, as We The People have heard this utterance before, I think it is appropriate to remind you that... YOUR PANTS ARE STILL ON FIRE!!!!

Anonymous user 25.07.2013 06:16

I still believe in the American dream but now I realise that it is only a dream and USA bully World.

 

WorkTogether 20.07.2013 22:40

Military might is not under discussion here or you guys miss the point: It is about what is ethical & in line with natural human rights. Drone warfare on American citizens is a hideous abomination of human rights. Gitmo has been a h*ll hole of torture from the outset perpetrated by the most civilized free country (and superpower) at that. The West used to be proud of the US and her achievements, the East in awe & even envious. But those days are gone. The US is now viewed as a Global Bully, a dictator, greedy to rule all. Yet, World cares for plight of Americans, but you must WAKEN & defend the US or lose her!

 

WorkTogether 20.07.2013 22:28

Anonymous user 24.05.2013 01:56: Your delusions will soon come to an end, in the meantime, you're the only one here who is a complete sheeple of skittles on your way to a fema camp & perhaps a body bag to keep your cold stiffy body warm?

 

WorkTogether 20.07.2013 22:16

Since Manning we have now seen Snowden & still Washington is bent on destruction & ignore that American patience is wearing so thin it will take only a spark to a tinderbox for US to hit Chaos & Anarchy. Obama WAKE UP! US has no friends. Hated as rats who spies on all it's so-called friends. You dumped Snowden without travel docs in Russia to exert pressure on Putin to back off Syria. Jim Dandy, Islam militia is a US brainchild created to further it's ungodly agendas. As they say, the US of Al-CIA-DA! Day US is a genuine altruistic friend to the World, terrorism dies. But US Zionist rulers love wars, its big money!

 

WorkTogether 20.07.2013 21:47

@dbzwolle: Well said my brother or sister!
Quoting you" We should not allow our fears to change to demoralizing each other, or turn to torture for the sake of fear! We're better than that!"
Or else we no longer deserve calling ourselves human beings!

 

WorkTogether 20.07.2013 21:29

It is going on August now Pres Obama! You made these pledges on 23 May! Oh, believe you were out golfing when White House communications were accidentally hit by a drone meant for Kokesh? How embarrassing for you! Better restrict these killer birds fast, not too accurate are they? As for Gitmo, your hole in one was good! So why not a few extra empty promises (read lies) for the 'trusting' sheeples & utterly disgusted World to placate them? Such a nuisance, but then they've had quite a hard time lately & you don't want to be seen as heartless by your demoniac tzars who lately seem to begrudge you your fawning food..

Anonymous user 20.07.2013 12:06

Its approaching august, and still nothing done about gitmo, shows how much obama's word is worth.

Anonymous user 26.06.2013 21:00

Arrest obama already!!!!!

Anonymous user 12.06.2013 20:27

A cowardly crumbling Empire. With fake leaders who hold no real power. Obama's words are meaningless

Anonymous user 12.06.2013 13:52

The system of democracy we accept has been before and fallen b4 . Public cant remember LOW EDUCATION

Anonymous user 12.06.2013 13:50

This brand of Democracy is actualy a low system of governing and always becomes very corrupted

Anonymous user 12.06.2013 13:48

Actualy this flavor of Daemon Aristocracy- now lettered as democracy always falls thats the system

Anonymous user 11.06.2013 17:54

The surveillance of politicians and gov officials is all so painfully obvious. Illusion of democracy

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