an act of God then an intentional act of war. Afghanistan’s war too has real
-estate boundariesand enemy lines yet the war tuned to terror tactics similar to the Vietnam war.
Unlike a military front line, where an enemy soldier is a target on the enemy’s real
-estate, dronesare becoming a military machine without a boundary, without justice, outside the area of conflictand with little to no regard to the loss of innocent human life around the target.
Under international humanitarian law (also known as the laws of war) is a personwho is not a member of his or her country's armed forces.
: The killing of another human being without due process of law and with the intent toharm.
Intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities, and therefore isdefined as a form of political violence or intervention under the intent to destroy infrastructure,kill or massacre civilian or political populations, with the intent to encompass and controlregional powers.
American Judicial System
: Innocent before proven guilty; Habeas Corpus.
The CIA defines a terrorist by the individual’s correspondence
with known outside terroristgroups and by planning a terrorist event. What steps will the CIA take to take down that person?(OPTION 1) Use a drone and assassinate him in his house were shrapnel could harm or kill thosewho may be in the area? (OPTION 2) Send in a seal team to apprehend him by sealing off a parameter to protect innocent civilians from possible cross fire, than attempt to take the man incustody for judicial review (Habeas Corpus). For Obama the answer is simple, if the averageAmerican cannot see the take-
down, assassinate him and don’t worry about any cross fire if it is
not on American soil. If the take-down is on US soil, the only option is (OPTION 2). Follow the judicial process and respect the rights of all, including the detainee. Oba
OPTION 1 will not inflame more hate against America and the Muslim world is OK with UScarrying out unlimited assassinations outside any court of law.
If China targeted a terrorist organization (terrorist who murders Chinese citizens “war”) hiding
out on American soil. China will justify any collateral deaths of Americans (innocent women and
children) as acceptable. China’s objective is to protect their
own citizens and any Americandeaths are acceptable (a lower value) to the safety to their own interest.