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cotts135
03-14-2010, 08:31 AM
An article in yesterdays Washington Post opinion section made some comparisons between CIA employees that are piloting drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan with Terrorists.
I hope Dick Cheney doesn't read the article.;)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/11/AR2010031103653.html

dnf777
03-14-2010, 08:47 AM
Very interesting.
I wonder why they don't just work in conjunction with the military, to play within the rules?
I can only imagine this will be another issue that will raise ire of righties because it is happening under Obama. Under Cheney, no problem, and shame on you for being so unpatriotic as to question this in the first place! ;-)

Happy pi-day, by the way,

3.14156265 regards,

dave

road kill
03-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Very interesting.
I wonder why they don't just work in conjunction with the military, to play within the rules?
I can only imagine this will be another issue that will raise ire of righties because it is happening under Obama. Under Cheney, no problem, and shame on you for being so unpatriotic as to question this in the first place! ;-)

Happy pi-day, by the way,

3.14156265 regards,

dave
And vice versa..........if Obama does it, it's hope and change, if Cheney did it, you are aghast!!



rk

subroc
03-14-2010, 10:01 AM
Very interesting.
I wonder why they don't just work in conjunction with the military, to play within the rules?
I can only imagine this will be another issue that will raise ire of righties because it is happening under Obama. Under Cheney, no problem, and shame on you for being so unpatriotic as to question this in the first place! ;-)

dave

the twisted logic of the washington post.

If a CIA operative wore his or her uniform to work to fly that drone would there be a difference?

Lets just say the CIA opperates in "dress down Friday" mode every day.

Our CIA are front line troops in our wars against any enemy. What they do in the service of or country is a military action. Their uniform is military garb as well as civilian cloths.

I fully support the CIA whether there is a left wing radical democrat like obama in the white house or any republican.

M&K's Retrievers
03-14-2010, 10:44 AM
Perhaps it would be better if they were sitting in a basement somewhere in their underwear. What a waste of ink.

cotts135
03-14-2010, 10:54 AM
the twisted logic of the washington post.


If a CIA operative wore his or her uniform to work to fly that drone would there be a difference?

Lets just say the CIA opperates in "dress down Friday" mode every day.

Our CIA are front line troops in our wars against any enemy. What they do in the service of or country is a military action. Their uniform is military garb as well as civilian cloths.

I fully support the CIA whether there is a left wing radical democrat like obama in the white house or any republican.

The CIA really does not where a uniform at least in the military sense. This does not mean that during covert ops that they might not have one on. I think the bigger question that this op-ed brings up is Are CIA operatives that are engaged in targeting or flying drones in Pakistan or Afghanistan legitimate targets of the Terrorists?

subroc
03-14-2010, 11:17 AM
...legitimate targets of the Terrorists?

nice

terrorists have legitimate and non-legitimate targets?

foolishness.

cotts135
03-14-2010, 11:30 AM
[QUOTE=subroc;582988]nice

terrorists have legitimate and non-legitimate targets?

/QUOTE]

:o You must be a politician.....................

subroc
03-14-2010, 11:50 AM
No, just a realist. I try not to live in the pie-in-the-sky theoretical world populated by left wing radical extremists.

JDogger
03-14-2010, 12:29 PM
The reality is, if you go to another country, in or out of uniform. Then hunt and kill the local populace under the logic that it is better to fight them there than here. Don't be surprised when they fight back. Really

BonMallari
03-14-2010, 12:32 PM
to paraphrase a Jack Nicholson character " you need the CIA out there, you want the CIA out there"

terrorists dont play by the traditional rules of warfare...when I was younger I studied the martial arts, specifically kung fu san soo..my sensei always told us fighting is ugly, if you fight for your life, you fight to win, there are no rules

dnf777
03-15-2010, 08:46 AM
to paraphrase a Jack Nicholson character " you need the CIA out there, you want the CIA out there"

terrorists dont play by the traditional rules of warfare...when I was younger I studied the martial arts, specifically kung fu san soo..my sensei always told us fighting is ugly, if you fight for your life, you fight to win, there are no rules

Bon,
Agreed. But if they were doing their job competently, we wouldn't be discussing this on RTF, would we? Nor would we ever have heard of waterboarding! Whatever happened to the good ol days, when people just "disappeared", and we maintained our good standing of "no torture" policy?

Covert regards,
dave

ducknwork
03-15-2010, 11:48 AM
Whatever happened to the good ol days, when people just "disappeared", and we maintained our good standing of "no torture" policy?



Politicians.

road kill
03-15-2010, 11:55 AM
I get chastised for "equating" the socialists in the White house with socialists.

But people trying to keep America (that would be you & me) safe are equated to terrorists and that's OK.

WOW!!:shock:


rk