posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by Big Raging Loner
It is the detachment that is the real problem here. If you are not willing to get yourself dirty, doing the dirty work, then maybe the war isn't
worth it in the first place.
And it's that statement there that disregards the entire history of warfare. It's always been about detaching one's self from the humanity of the
enemy be it from when the caveman threw a rock instead of using his club to when the rifle was first fired and the sword became obsolete. War is about
finding the easy way out by killing the enemy without having to actually know their suffering.
It's conditioning of ourselves to think that battle is for the glory but one has to strive to obtain it. What we're seeing right here is the natural
progression of warfare mentality and regardless of whether one thinks it right or not it's going to happen.
As for recent incidents where the drones have preformed less than satisfactory is again yet another but in the progression of warfare. All
technologies run along the same line as airplanes and the machine gun of seen as "novelties" and not viable war weaponry when they were first
It would be wonderful to see this technology used to condition the children of today to use their skills into positive means in the civilian world and
it will happen, but it's going to be primarily for warfare first.