Wednesday, October 28, 2009

U.S. Use of Drones Queried by U.N.

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From: barry levine 
Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 9:18 AM
Subject: re: U.S. Use of Drones Queried by U.N.

To the Editor:
   International law recognizes that uniformed members of our armed forces can and will kill kill enemy combatants on the field of battle; it calls them "soldiers" or "marines" or "airmen" or "sailors". It provides for very different treatment of others who kill. If members of our C.I.A. are killing Pakistani and Afghan citizens, they are unlawful combatants. They are properly called "assassins" or "terrorists" or "murderers".
Barry Levine

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