Alongside Phillip's comments, I'll just point out that assassination of key 
people is a tactic that the US and Israel probably don't have any particular 
advantages in.  It isn't in our interests to encourage a worldwide tacit 
acceptance of that stuff.  

I suspect a lot of the broad principles we have been pushing (assassinations 
and drone bombings can be done anywhere, cyber attacks against foreign 
countries are okay when you're not at war, spying on everyone everywhere is 
perfectly acceptable policy) are in the short-term interests of various 
powerful people and factions in the US, but are absolutely horrible ideas when 
you consider the long-term interests of the US.  We are a big, rich, relatively 
free country with lots of government scientists and engineers (especially when 
you consider funding) and tons of our economy and our society moving online.  
We are more vulnerable to widespread acceptance of these bad principles than 
almost anyone, ultimately,  But doing all these things has won larger budgets 
and temporary successes for specific people and agencies today, whereas the 
costs of all this will land on us all in the future.  


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