Maybe they should ask Tom Hanks. He says it’s because “they’re different”.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit Tuesday demanding that the government disclose the legal basis for its use of unmanned drones to conduct targeted killings overseas.
In particular, the lawsuit asks for information on when, where and against whom drone strikes can be authorized, the number and rate of civilian casualties and other basic information essential for assessing the wisdom and legality of using armed drones to conduct targeted killings.
The wisdom and legality can be summed up in two sentences: We’re at war. They’re used to kill the enemy.
“The public has a right to know whether the targeted killings being carried out in its name are consistent with international law and with the country’s interests and values,” said Jonathan Manes, a legal fellow with the ACLU National Security Project.
Since when has “international law” had any real effect on muslim terrorists? Do they give a shit? This country’s interest and values lie in our defense and the fight against world-wide Islamic-sponsored terrorism. They must not teach that in law school.
“The Obama administration should disclose basic information about the program, including its legal basis and limits, and the civilian casualty toll thus far.”
How about this civilian casuality toll: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
It’s a link to the deaths, injuries, and violence carried out by the same kind of muslim shitbags we target with the Drones.
The CIA and the military have used unmanned drones to target and kill individuals not only in Afghanistan and Iraq but also in Pakistan and, in at least one case in 2002, Yemen.
The technology allows U.S. personnel to observe targeted individuals in real time and launch missiles intended to kill them from control centers located thousands of miles away.
Whch is good, because we can reach out and touch Ahmed with a drone-launched missile, all from the comfort of an ops center.
Recent reports, including public statements from the director of national intelligence, indicate that U.S. citizens have been placed on the list of targets who can be hunted and killed with drones.
That’s because those “U.S. citizens” joined the enemy side and engage in attacks against the United States and the armed forces.
……None of the three agencies have provided any documents in response to the request, nor have they given any reason for withholding documents.
Here’s a good response to the request: “Go fuck yourselves, ACLU.”
The assclowns should ask the Taliban about the “legalities” of using IEDs and children as human shields.