Roshamon: Albert911emt: Everything Trump touches dies or is corrupted.Trump would be Sauron, but only if Sauron was a big, angry, flaming-orange vagina
AllCatsAreBeautiful: Duh. Everyone knew this was a targeted assassination of an American citizen, on American soil, by the Feds. They were never going to arrest him and grant him due process in a criminal court./I'm just surprised they didn't drone him instead.
smunns: I guess whatever they have to do to derail an election is fair game for those people.
GummyBearOverlord: orbister:"Gramps was consistent in his opposition to killing people"#"Good old Gramps"I can live with that.I will admit I jumped to a conclusion. Did you vote for Trump?
g.fro: orbister: Peter von Nostrand: So no, enemies of the US that have declared war and propagated war like attacks against the US and are not US citizens tend not to get afforded some rights. Nor do Americans that cooperate and complicit with enemies and are operating as an enemy of the US in foreign lands.Even the USA has signed up to the Geneva Convention.I must have missed the part in the Geneva Conventions which required a trial before one could kill the enemy. Do you have a reference handy?
Albert911emt: Everything Trump touches dies or is corrupted.
orbister: ...There's a bit about declarations of war and another bit about treatment of prisoners. Are you quite sure that you want to go down the road of summary execution for perceived enemies of the state?
g.fro: Which of the four Geneva Conventions covers declarations of war?
orbister: g.fro: Which of the four Geneva Conventions covers declarations of war?The first one. Article 2.Signatories are really not allowed to go around killing at will and then saying "We did a double secret declaration of war", which explains why the US is disliked so much around the world.
g.fro: It says nothing about declarations of war being required, and even acknowledges that undeclared wars or conflicts are still covered.
orbister: ...Exactly, so your position that America can do anything it likes as long as it hasn't actually declared war is nonsense'
g.fro: orbister: ...Exactly, so your position that America can do anything it likes as long as it hasn't actually declared war is nonsense'WTF are you talking about? How is that my position?My position is that in war, you kill your enemies. I never said the USA doesn't have to follow the rules; I'm saying the USA didn't break the rules.Oh, and just as further proof you don't know what you are talking about, the conflict with Al Qaeda was declared.Authorization for Use of Military Force 2001
MBooda: ...Great, now we get to quibble about whether an "authorization for use of military force" is the same thing as a "declaration of conflict" or a "declaration of war."/sorry, gotta run, i'm gonna hand out speeding tickets at daytona
g.fro: MBooda: ...Great, now we get to quibble about whether an "authorization for use of military force" is the same thing as a "declaration of conflict" or a "declaration of war."/sorry, gotta run, i'm gonna hand out speeding tickets at daytonaThere is nothing to quibble about: from the perspective of international law, there is no difference. Sorry if you have trouble with that fact.
MBooda: ...Thanks. So, how are things going in your judicial chambers at The Hague?