major dad Just Asked Me, “How Is This Not a War Crime?”

“They’re trying to flat out assassinate Qaddafi.”

And it’s not a declared war?

Damned if I know. I DO know it’s sure gotta be sweet not being a REPUBLICAN president pulling this crap.

Dead grandchildren aren’t gonna help their arguments in justifying any of this shit though.

8 Responses to “major dad Just Asked Me, “How Is This Not a War Crime?””

  1. major dad says:

    I’m no fan of the Q-ball but this bothers me a bit. Are they trying to make up for back when they should have taken him out? This is a civil war that we/NATO have gone and got mired in and taken sides. As far as I have seen Q-ball’s main thrust has been against ARMED rebels not civilians protesting in the streets. Oh wait, it’s Syria where they are shooting unarmed protesters but we are not doing squat there but maybe wagging a finger. Anyone else have a problem with this?

  2. JeffS says:

    I have a huge problem, Major Dad.

    First, NATO seems to be getting their strategy from a Ouija board. There’s no unity of command, let alone proper target vetting. Libya is rapidly turning into another Vietnam, even unto the French involved in the initial stages.

    (Lacking the necessary restraint to avoid an obscenity laden post on this blog, I will merely remind all of the faux outrage from the left during the Bush administration, whenever a questionable target was hit with flying ordinance of any sort.)

    Second, we have Obama and his flying monkeys in Syria. Such blatant hypocrisy is explainable only by utter fecklessness on his part, or Assad has somehow bought off or leveraged the White House into ignoring him. Take your pick, ‘cuz I sure can’t figure out which.

    Third, it appears that NATO (and by extension, the United States) is openly engaging in assassination. Or maybe not by extension, if US intelligence collection assets are supporting NATO target planning. What I think personally about assassination is immaterial at this point; it’s against existing US policy (at least, if not law), yet here we are, smack in the middle of it. If that isn’t a step down a slippery slope, I don’t know what is.

    In short, we have a major Charlie Foxtrot building up in the Middle East. Unless cooler, more mature heads prevail, it ain’t gonna be pretty.

  3. JeffS says:

    PS: I forgot one point Major Dad brought up…..WTF are civilians being targeted in Libya? There’s a reason to minimize collateral damage, and it has nothing to do with conserving ammunition.

    I think the phrase is “humanitarian reasons”. Unless NATO is taking a page from Assad on this one, a chilling thought indeed.

  4. major dad says:

    Everything Jeff said is spot on, I could write a lot on this tonight but I just poured my second martini and I hate to type. Let’s just say we may reap what we sow. Any leader of a country is fair game now. The Brits and the Frogs had better watch out. Oh, and did you see? Robert Mugabe is at the Vatican, now if there isn’t a real target I don’t know what is.

  5. JeffS says:

    A drink? A grand idea, Major Dad. I’ll have a beer instead, though. Or maybe several.

  6. greg newsom says:

    Major Dad- I think you’re right.It’s not legal to kill him without a declaration of war.
    I guess it’s like the prime
    directive of the original ‘Star Trek’ series,
    “Never interfere with or change the course of another planet’s civilization”, something along those lines.

  7. Skyler says:

    The stated justification is that he is part of the command and control of the military. It seems reasonable to me, if the assumption that all orders come from him and that these orders will cease if he is killed.

    That being said, it’s strange how they talk about his son being killed, but little is said about the two grandchildren are killed. I have no problem with either, when you create a political system of inherited dictators, it is perfectly legitimate to take out potential heirs — if you’re at war. So far as I know, Congress hasn’t been consulted on this at all.

    The true leftist peaceniks are not happy. I’m not sure that they see how they were manipulated by the democrats — just as fiscal conservatives are used by the republicans.

    Our country is in that recognizable spiral pattern right before the flush is complete.

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