I anyone interested in considering the emanations from Dr. Charlie Fermenting-Cabbage Hammer regarding fighting an asymetical war?
Dr. Charlie, who is also an attorney, seems to believe that a citizen of the United States loses his citizenship, the protection of US Constitution, and due process when he takes up arms against the United States. Is that position current American constitutional law doctrine? Charlie says that the United States government was acting properly at battlefields such as Antietam when The Union Army shot and killed members of the Sothron Rebellion who were in arms against the United States.
Without raising the issue of treason, the sour Kraut justifies using drones to kill Islamist jihaddist terrorists operating under a fatwah proclaimed in the days of Usama bin Laden. Is a fatwah in the community of religious zealots who are the followers of bin Laden the same as a Declaration of War issued by some recognizable nation, like Deutschland in late 1941 against the United States?
I likes direct action. I approves of pre-emptive strikes. While it may be expensive in $$$$$ terms, assassinating "high value" Islamist jihaddist terrorists looks like a noble, righteous, and proper action.
"If it be WAR we are engaged in, we need to be in it to win; To win we need to vanquish the foe and chase them into spider holes for survival because crawling out from tunnels, hidey holes, under rocks is, in itself, a dangerous action." All IMHO.