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From a discussion I was reading elsewhere:
"A raid in a sovereign nation without its permission(debatable) to eliminate a criminal. Without putting him on trial. Technically its a full on state ordered assassination of a civilian."

If a group or nation staged a late-night raid to take out Cheny or Lesar (CEO of Halliburton) without overt permission of our government, no trial, just in and done, on the basis of them declaring them criminals based on their own criteria, how would the average American (not the average politician looking to spin and save their ass) respond? How do we expect the average Pakistani to respond?

People are so intent on analyzing to death the reaction to Osama's death, how about instead of worrying about who jumped too high or yelled too loud, we examine what actually happened the other night.

(and to get this out of the way for the inevitable trolls, this has nothing to do with Obama - we would've done the same no matter who was in office when the opportunity presented itself)

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 9:44 AM on May. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • retaliation, plain and simple.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:46 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • "A raid in a sovereign nation without its permission(debatable) to eliminate a criminal. Without putting him on trial. Technically its a full on state ordered assassination of a civilian."

    We also invaded a sovereign nation and took out Sadaam....


    In this case, we were working WITH Paksitan. and we took out a wanted global terrorist not just a civilian...he declared a HOLY WAR and murdered THOUSANDS...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:53 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • If a group or nation staged a late-night raid to take out Cheny or Lesar (CEO of Halliburton) without overt permission of our government, no trial, just in and done


    How do Cheny and Osama compare?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:54 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • We also invaded a sovereign nation and took out Sadaam....

    We also had a declaration of war. When did we declare war on Pakistan?

    How do Cheny and Osama compare?

    They are private citizens who do not represent any sovereign nation. The rules against assassinating a sovereign leader are actually stricter in that regard.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 9:58 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • When did we declare war on Pakistan?

    never, and we were working with Pakistan...and we did not attack Pakistan. Osama was not JUST a civilian...he made his OWN declaration of war


    The Saudi exile had been the world's most wanted man since the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:03 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • He's a mass murderer. Mass murderers get trials, even the really evil ones. As for Pakistan, your view and theirs might be quite different - I asked you from THEIR perspective. We've been killing "collateral damage" Pakistanis for 2 years now. They're not really all that happy about it to begin with.

    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 10:06 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • He's a mass murderer. Mass murderers get trials,


    Terrorists do not have to get trials....so are you saying he was NOT a terrorist? There is a shoot to KILL list...he was the subject of a GLABAL MANHUNT...

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:10 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • **GLOBAL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:11 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Terrorists do not have to get trials....so are you saying he was NOT a terrorist? There is a shoot to KILL list...he was the subject of a GLABAL MANHUNT...

    If it were that easy, why wasn't everyone in Gitmo shot in the head upon capture and left to rot there instead of brought back?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 10:11 AM on May. 3, 2011

  • Remember the whole WANTED: DEAD or ALIVE ??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:11 AM on May. 3, 2011

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