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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
When you are sitting 7,000 miles away and in control of such destructive weapoms, it must be far easier to press the button.
Although I am sure whoever does, has searched their soul extensively.
originally posted by: purplemer
The use of drone airstrikes in the military is continuing to rise as they are being deployed more and more in battle situations. They are portrayed as a relativly safe form of hardware but the reality seems far from the truth. That is I found the numbers staggering.
Do people think its acceptable to have such a ratio kill rate of innocents. I really cant believe this type of warfare is allowed.
The drones came for Ayman Zawahiri on 13 January 2006, hovering over a village in Pakistan called Damadola. Ten months later, they came again for the man who would become al-Qaida’s leader, this time in Bajaur.
Eight years later, Zawahiri is still alive. Seventy-six children and 29 adults, according to reports after the two strikes, are not.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: ~Lucidity
But not angry enough to expunge radical ideology/militarism from their own communities.
They sound extremely inaccurate -it's incredible this is allowed at all. What happened to the Geneva Convention and all that? "Collateral damage" they call it.