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Red Cross chief criticises
US drone use in Pakistan

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/16/2013 3:15:44 PM

Geneva - Red Cross chief Peter Maurer on Tuesday condemned US drone strikes outside areas officially engulfed in armed conflict, warning against a creeping expansion of the definition of what constitutes a battlefield. Washington’s secretive and controversial use of drones was not a problem in itself, said Maurer, as in the context of an armed conflict drones are considered legitimate weapons. “But if a drone is used in a country where there is no armed conflict…there is a problem,” the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross told reporters in Geneva, urging the “very restrained use” of

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Finally, in one place, they refer to this as the "international Red Cross," not to be mistaken for "our Red Cross. Remember, during our fighting early in the Middle East, we caught them time and again aiding the terrorist [Al Qaeda] to get around our troops? Hopefully, in the future, one of our drones will impress on them that that is a no-no. And, quit asking the US for "aid" to kill our own people. That is NOT the definition of "friendly fire."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/16/2013 3:18:03 PM     (No. 9278829)

Funny how they never said a word about this when their people were kidnapped and saved by US Forces...backed up by drones.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: arcady, 4/16/2013 3:21:40 PM     (No. 9278833)

I´ve been wondering if there´s a connection between this and what happened in Boston...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/16/2013 3:39:22 PM     (No. 9278862)

#2, you mean perhaps the Boston bombings were retaliation (blowback) by Pakistani´s
or related to our actions in Pakistan?

There is armed conflict in Pakistan.
It´s de facto, if not de jure, part of the terrorism battlefield.

Deal with it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/16/2013 3:41:52 PM     (No. 9278867)

Clarification --

The latter half of my post is responding to the Red Cross guy...
and "Deal with it" is directed to the Red Cross guy, or those with his opinion.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 4/16/2013 3:46:41 PM     (No. 9278874)

Mr. Maurer: Bite me!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/16/2013 7:51:39 PM     (No. 9279254)

Since Red Cross chief has turned it into a political organization, I would suggest no donations.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StuartL, 4/17/2013 12:02:51 AM     (No. 9279529)

The (U.S.) Red Cross bills disaster victims for every blanket, sandwich, and cup of coffee. Scroom.

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