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With drones now to be introduced in America and Australia….the question must be asked:
…are your kids next?
Originally posted by TXRabbit
the chickenhawks/profiteers LOVE em because it trivializes human life. That way, they don't have to get their hands dirty
Originally posted by RealSpoke
I would imagine a drone bombing would be like a drive by shooting.
You have no clue if you've killed your target.
You have no clue if you've mis-identifed the person.
You have no clue how many civilians you've killed.
It seems really sloppy even if the war on terror were real.
From AskTheAnimals' post above...
"The winners are the manufacturers of drones and missiles."
“I’ve been very interested in all aspects of what is now branded as the Long War, which I see as a war between Finance and Humans, rather than East versus West, Capitalism versus Islam, or whatever.
A military invasion to secure resources and a financial austerity package to placate bondholders are all part of a unified process. It’s just that force is applied in a somewhat cruder manner in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Africa.
What I’ve done is transposed the action to the Homeland, where it will eventually arrive anyway. The Drones are Chamber of Commerce assets, part of the elite Milton Friedman Unit.”
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