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Originally posted by Kram09
reply to post by justwokeup
No that's not the point.
The point is that because drones supposedly help save the lives of the soldiers, it has the potential to make it far easier for a government to go to war and for people to accept it, if their troops aren't in harms way. Therefore we become more desensitized to warfare if it's "over there" and we are remote from it and the pilots are just in some base somewhere sat in front of a computer.
Drones strikes have killed hundreds if not thousands of innocents in Pakistan and Afghanistan, so it's not like using drones reduces errors. Or it's probably more the case of not having any clear idea of who they're blowing up and probably not losing too much sleep over it either. As long as they're labelled "terrorists", who cares right?
Originally posted by grimghost
the hi-tech reaper drones carrying 500lb bombs and hellfire missiles.