Israeli Drones killing civilians

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posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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I came accross this report with a video, discussing how Israeli Drones killed civilians in Gaza.

The video in the story is of high quality and provides a lot of insight in the operation of these drones.



Mounir al-Jarah slowly takes down the bricks he used to wall up the entrance to his sister's courtyard. Inside, flesh still clings to the walls; blood-soaked furniture and family items lie broken and mangled. Mounir's eyes search around the old house as he recounts the events of 16 January, when a rocket fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle killed his sister, her husband and four of her children.


See full story here: Israeli Drones killing civilians

To me it is shocking how a drone operator can sit miles away in an airconditioned room and press a button to destroy another human's live. It is mentioned in the video how clearly the target can be identified and with the highest precission be eliminated.

This is real events happening right now in the world. The use of this technology is shocking and just shows me how vulnerable the ordinary citizen (wherever in the world) is.




posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 07:29 PM
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These drones are still an asset

"Israeli drones struck Hamas convoys, killing smugglers, Iranian escorts "
www.worldtribune.com...

The advantage is they can track a moving target for a period of 24 hours until the 'right' time is found to open fire. These would reduce the casualties inflicted from normal air strikes.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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Despite the uses of these UAVs, some contrabands still gets through and delivered to Hamas. The Egyptian govt is supposed to stop the arms flow into Gaza, but quite often they failed to do their duties.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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Yeah, that's the thing about running guns, shooting across the border, or launching a rocket, and then running into your family's house.

You never know who is watching.

And because that operator cannot see inside, they pull the trigger, and the turd gets innocents killed.

Too bad. That's the way it happens.

You'll note that the Israelis don't just up and fire these very expensive rockets at just any house.

Only those they've tracked militants into.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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that is the way these 'drones' seem to work.

For example:
BBC: US Drones in Pakistan

A story about how we killed Taliban militants.

Or if you prefer an alternate point of view: PressTV: US Drones Kill Civilians in Pakistan

A story which obviously talks about how our drones killed civilians...

Regardless of who you believe in t eh telling of the above story one thing is plainly evident, killing civilians is bad, regardless of how you do it. That is most likely why the Iranian owned PressTV chose to focus on that as the issue, whereas the Brits chose too look at how it was Taliban Militants killed.

IS there any real difference in morality when it comes to killing with a drone, or a missile, or a gun? Yes, there is a heightened level of detachment from what one is actually doing, but the end result is the same, one human pulls the trigger and another one dies.

Personally I don't care how people kill I only care that they are killing.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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A little off-topic but interesting.
Video showing Mig-29 shooting down Georgia/Israeli UAV drone. Perspective is from the drone.

Mig-29 vs UAV drone





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