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UK Government Adopts US Principles on Secret Drone War


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UK Government Adopts US Principles on Secret Drone War

Reprieve

WASHINGTON - The British Government has adopted some of the key principles of the US covert drone programme, a response to MPs published today shows.

Responding to questions from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on the use of drones for ‘targeted killing’, the Government claims that it should be able to use force in response to threatened attacks “even if there is no specific evidence of where…an attack will take place or of the precise nature of the attack.”

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This criminal policy is no different from the former equally criminal policy of the original Assassins of Persia in the Middle Ages who would dispatch murderers to kill perceived enemies in the western world. No is it any more legal than hijacking and flying aircraft into high-rise buildings.