Game Of Drones (UpDate)

There has been much written and much said about the drone program of assassination…….evidence shows that we have NO idea who we are killing with each strike.

For one terrorist a drone kills there are 10 civilians dying……somewhere that should not be acceptable………it is time to draw a line and either make the drone assassinations more accurate or abandon it until a safer method can be found……


Thanks to Reliance on “Signature” Drone Strikes, US Military Doesn’t Know Who It’s Killing.

One thought on “Game Of Drones (UpDate)

  1. Every time I read about drones, I can’t get the passage of Joseph Conrad’s colonial masterpiece, Heart of Darkness, out of my mind.

    It’s early in the book and Marlow recalls his entry to the dark continent on a French Man-of-War and describes how it deals with the “savages”.

    “(T)he muzzles of the long six-inch guns stuck out all over the low hull; the greasy, slimy swell swung her up lazily and let her down, swaying her thin masts. In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile would give a feeble screech–and nothing happened. Nothing could happen. There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding, a sense of lugubrious drollery in the sight; and it was not dissipated by somebody on board assuring me earnestly there was a camp of natives–he called them enemies!–hidden out of sight somewhere. ” – Heart of Darkness

    They were firing at “enemies” that may, or may not, have been hostile. There may not have even been anything at the other end. They had no idea. But they kept firing anyway. Why? Not because it was effective, or productive. They did it because they could. They could reign down death & destruction from a safe distance without any fear of repercussion.

    If it existed, the suspected “enemy”, was completely incapable of striking back. And if somebody was killed who wasn’t an enemy, they would be labelled one anyway. Perhaps because such random violence makes enemies of survivors and relatives of the victims. And if the people on the receiving end couldn’t possibly be called an enemy, it wouldn’t matter. That’s because the lives at the other end mattered to nobody who mattered. Such is the nature of Empire.

    America’s drone strikes are proof that the American Empire sees everyone as enemies, mere savages who are in the way and need to be destroyed.

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