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None1257 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 12:11 PM
When is the killing of non-combatants not a war crime and when is it a war crime?
BigDog848 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 1:47 PM
The deliberate killing of non-combatants by targeting and engaging with deadly force while engaged in miliary operations is a violation of the Law of War.

Inadvertant deaths due to military operations are not violations.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 5:29 PM
But if a terrorist decides to pay a visit to Mall of America to do some shopping and Obama hits the mall with a drone strike, that's justified?
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 5:55 PM
Certainly not. He doesn't live at the Mall, does he?
If he is a citizen of this country and on American soil, just arrest him. If he is not an American citizen, send him to Gitmo for interrogation. Drones are for enemy combatants on foreign soil who cannot be safely apprehended.
surfdogtambien Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 7:01 PM
What is your opinion of the saturation bombing of Germany and the fire bombing of Japan during WW11 ? All out war does not fit your definition of the Law of War , so when does it apply?

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