posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 12:14 AM
I came across this article today
New medal for drone pilots outranks
I thew up a little in my mouth when I read that.
Let me be the first to say, I love medals. I love the military tradition, and properly recognizing service and heroism. If there were a void in
recognition in the medal system, I would be all for the creation of a new medal. However, this is just farcical and insulting.
The actions by the pilots and operators of UAVs can easily, and quite appropriately be recognized via branch achievement and commendation medals, the
aerial achievement medal or air medal.
I'm not surprised the military is doing something like this, creating a useless and unnecessary medal, considering all the other aspects of service
they are systematically destroying.
I could think of no logical reason to create this new medal, but especially if it is to rank higher than the bronze star. The only idea I had left is
psychological conditioning. Get the drone pilots to be proud of the type of action that encourages spying and creating large body counts, to make it
easier for their employment at a future time, perhaps even against Americans. But that is just the conspiracy theorist in me.
14-2-2013 by Wolf321 because: (no reason given)