"Three U.S. drone strikes killed a total of 12 suspected al-Qaeda terrorists Thursday......."
My interest is what the Canadian government has to say about this.
In the long run, what does the US have to gain doing this? They claim to be stamping out terrorism in the world so that a democratic
system can be allowed to form in those countries. They've decided to police the world. But here's the paradox.
Their constitution defends the rights of US citizens to due process, and they tout it has the ideal. They attack people on their own turf and exclude their own due process principles to be applied to these people. All they need to be murdered is to be "suspected" to be terrorists. What country who is candidate for political change would see the wisdom of adopting a US system given this treatment?.
15 years ago I posted the question on an american forum. I asked what are the odds that a nation will conveniently find itself in
a war on average every 4 years? I received no answer. Just recently at a university talk, president Carter asked this same question
after dawning on him this is what's happening.
My fear is one day something like this will happen to us, and who would blame them for the retaliation?. Technology has a way of finding it's way in uncontrolled(? as if the US knew how to responsibly control anything) hands. If one day we are visiting the parliament buildings, and a missle lands and kills my grandkids because some nation thought my family was "suspected" to be their enemy, would nobody find this to be unjust?
I'm fed up with the antics of this arrogant belligerent nation south of us. And get us out of Afghanistan, they may also discover
they can afford drone technology one day. Add that to a shore line that can't be policed, 5 tons of Cesium 137 unaccounted for,
and a US system that can monitor only 2% of products entering their country, and our grandkids have cause to worry...