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The brother of al Qaeda’s second-in-command, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, said Washington’s use of the remote-controlled weapons is inhumane and makes a nonsense of its claims to champion human rights.
U.S. officials said on Tuesday that Libyan-born al Qaeda operative Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed by a drone strike in Pakistan, in what was described as a major blow to the militant group.
The attack is likely to fuel an increasingly fierce debate about the legality and morality of the drones, which have become one of the chief U.S. weapons against al Qaeda but which opponents say stretch the definition of the legitimate use of lethal force.
READ MORE: Drones ‘inhumane,’ dead al Qaeda man’s family says

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reuters:

The brother of al Qaeda’s second-in-command, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, said Washington’s use of the remote-controlled weapons is inhumane and makes a nonsense of its claims to champion human rights.

U.S. officials said on Tuesday that Libyan-born al Qaeda operative Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed by a drone strike in Pakistan, in what was described as a major blow to the militant group.

The attack is likely to fuel an increasingly fierce debate about the legality and morality of the drones, which have become one of the chief U.S. weapons against al Qaeda but which opponents say stretch the definition of the legitimate use of lethal force.

READ MORE: Drones ‘inhumane,’ dead al Qaeda man’s family says

Yes, this is very much definitely fodder in a long-standing debate.

June 6, 2012 // 17:11 // 2 years ago
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  6. laotzume reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Yeah and so is flying airplanes into buildings. Fuck you.
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  9. jimrehs reblogged this from reuters and added:
    Is there really any humane way to kill someone?
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    The use of any, United States weapon on a foreign country’s soil or airspace, is an act of war. God Save Pakistan.
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    I wonder if there’s something roughly equivalent between the dehumanizing necessary for committing acts of close...
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    Yes, the operator being on danger does make a difference, especially in war. It equalizes the situation, and makes it so...
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    War takes personal accountability and human judgement out of the question, that’s what makes war hell. In this case, it...
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    The person making the argument does not invalidate the argument itself. Drones are horrible and inhumane because they...
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    Al Qaida has no right to call any method of warfare inhumane..
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    You know what else is inhumane, you dick? Killing innocent people for no reason but to inspire terror in everyone.
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    End drone warfare NOW.
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