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  •  The continuation of, and expansion of, the Bush... (2+ / 0-)

    policy of combating "terrorism" with greater and more crushing violence is a losing proposition from the start and will lead to even more obscene violence being perpetrated on the soil of America. The way we are "fighting" the "war on terror," is an exercise in futility, further militarizing our social structure, changing the "norms" of civil society and creating a burgeoning "military, security, intelligence, congressional-complex," that is destroying us socially, politically, economically and morally.

    Assassinating Americans with robot killers is just the next step in the process of the destruction of legal and societal norms in America. What happens when other countries start employing their own drone strikes - perhaps with poison gas or biological weapons, then what?  We are gazing into the abyss and becoming that which we once beheld with contempt.

    If the only tool in your toolkit is violence, then every situation demands that violence be employed to fix it- this is just foolish and stupid.

    "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

    by KJG52 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 05:05:16 AM PST

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