A Hypothetical Poll Question on Drones

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Americans support drone warfare in Pakistan by a large majority, polls tell us, even if Pakistanis disapprove. I propose a different question.

Suppose that certain Americans located in America were alleged by Pakistan to be planning aggressive attacks within Pakistan. Would Pakistan be entitled to drop missiles from drones on these Americans in America?

Follow-up question for those who answer “yes”. If Pakistan’s drones killed and wounded many hundreds of innocent Americans while targeting its alleged enemies, would Pakistan be entitled to drop these missiles on America?

Follow-up question. If these anti-Pakistan groups in America used Pakistan’s drone attacks on America to recruit more Americans into its anti-Pakistan group, would it be prudent for Pakistan to continue the missile strikes?

1:30 am on June 22, 2013