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  •  No risk to humans? (4+ / 0-)

    The very purpose of the drones is to put humans at risk. Or are the targets not human to you?

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:19:41 AM PST

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    •  No, I mean there is no risk to any agent (0+ / 0-)

      carrying out surveillance or targeted killing. The danger is that because there is minimal risk to those on "our side" there is no disincentive to accelerate the use of drones.

      •  Actually... (3+ / 0-)
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        The extrajudicial killings, assassinations, and sheer terror of the drones on civilian populations produce an enormous risk to the agents of their use.

        You forget that WE are the agents. The American people. The risk is that we are producing more people who want to retaliate against us with each bombing of a funeral or victim's rescue team.

        It puts every American at risk. We have become the terrorist in the eyes of much of the world. And we all know what happens to terrorists: The world wants them gone.

        "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

        by ZhenRen on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:41:31 AM PST

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