Monday, April 8, 2013

The Trouble With Drones

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From: barry levine 
Date: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM
Subject: re: The Trouble With Drones
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To the  Editor:
   The troubles with drones are  many; it may take years to learn how to use this technology wisely. But what is already established is who can use deadly force in a theater of war.  When the U.S. signed and ratified the Geneva Conventions, we agreed that anyone outside a nation's uniformed military using deadly force was an "unlawful combatant" and as such, potentially a war criminal.
     If our Executive branch is hellbent on operating outside established law, in no wise should our Judiciary extend a figleaf of respectability. A FISA-like court would only taint our Judiciary. It could not make legal what is not.
Barry Haskell Levine

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