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#3154235 - 02/06/13 07:00 PM Re: Drone strikes on US Citizens [Re: TX300mag]
DaveB
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Somewhere, a US Soldier or Airman will have to push a button to launch that missle and right then and there, the process will begin to unravel because he will stand up and defy orders.

I may be stupid on this point but I don't believe a US Soldier in any of the Forces will ever fire on a US Citizen in the USA who is not actively engaged in a criminal act and don't bring up Kent State.

And should it happen, I think there will be hell to pay on such a scale it would immediately result in a near unaminous vote to impeach.

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#3154316 - 02/06/13 07:43 PM Re: Drone strikes on US Citizens [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Guess y'all know they are flying out at Ft C
now
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#3154580 - 02/07/13 04:52 AM Re: Drone strikes on US Citizens [Re: DaveB]
MUP
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
Somewhere, a US Soldier or Airman will have to push a button to launch that missle and right then and there, the process will begin to unravel because he will stand up and defy orders.

I may be stupid on this point but I don't believe a US Soldier in any of the Forces will ever fire on a US Citizen in the USA who is not actively engaged in a criminal act and don't bring up Kent State.

And should it happen, I think there will be hell to pay on such a scale it would immediately result in a near unaminous vote to impeach.


I sincerely hope you are correct Dave, but, I would think it would depend on just how much propaganda that soldier had been fed by his superiors, as to "what/who" he actually thinks he is firing upon. Most likely he(the operator) will be fed info relating to his "target", that he is firing upon any number of bad guys, terrorists, extremists, and think he is doing the right thing. Problem is, that from a drone attack, there is no "feeling" involved, just like playing a video game to the controller imo.
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#3154622 - 02/07/13 06:17 AM Re: Drone strikes on US Citizens [Re: MUP]
waynesworld
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I would say the guy pushing the button will not know who what where of the opp. The fact that there are a lot of levels between a drone strike and the president. A lot of those levels are real American Officers and NCO's. If Rush or Hanaty names came up I would bet there would be some congressional oversight real quick. I am not saying a president has no controls as there needs to be some if we are to go down the road of using drones to fire on Americans. And the fact is this still must be done on foreign soil. If it is in the us the military is strictly limited to what they can do.
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#3154670 - 02/07/13 07:34 AM Re: Drone strikes on US Citizens [Re: waynesworld]
BuckWild
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Those drones are controlled from the Pentagon for the most part...they push the buttons.
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