Monday, April 29, 2013

Not in my Name: Unwise U.S. Drone Attacks, Unintentional Terror Abroad

Too many drone attacks launched by my government are killing
innocents/innocence abroad. How is that materially different
from what happened in Boston weeks back, from the
perspective of injured civilians on the ground? America feels
safer, politically and otherwise (no U.S. soldiers lost) when
we use drones to quell our enemies' cells abroad, but it's a
short-sighted policy, maybe a murderous one.

Of course we want and need to feel safe at home--doesn't
everyone? A judiciously rare use of these unmanned little
planes might have been alright, especially if they involved
truly "surgical" (i.e., accurately targeted) strikes. Our
propaganda mill has boasted of so-called surgical strikes
since WWII, and we weren't right back then...or now.

Not in my name, these unwise U.S. drone attacks; we
cause (unintentional?) terror abroad.


P.S.: for a more extensive examination  of this issue,
please go to Hardwired to Reason, the April 26th,
2013 post.

1 comment:

  1. Like you say, we FEEL safer, assuming that our military actors are going after "the bad guys". With no troops in harm's way, it's easy to just tune it out.

    Oh, by the way, thanks for the plug.