posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 05:03 PM
U.S. is world's top user of targeted killings, U.N. says
In the eight years of George W. Bush's presidency, unmanned aircraft -- or drones -- attacked militant targets 45 times. Since President Barack
Obama took office, the numbers have risen sharply: 53 last year and 39 so far this year in Pakistan alone, according to the New America Foundation, a
Washington foreign policy think tank.
The CIA has been using Drone attacks to do a majority of their dirty work, and it's all classified on who and where they can operate.
That in itself is a scary prospect.
We are using these drones to limit the impact to the loss of our soldiers and allied troops lives, but it also leaves a shady business in operation.
The US military and the CIA both are operating drones.
I believe the more and more we use these drones, the more removed we are from the aspect of war itself. When a person can remove themselves from the
effects I think it creates a dangerous paradigm. Can we say "Video-game killers".
The article also gives an undertone of the US/CIA accountability being non-existent.