Monday, February 4, 2013

Drones: New, Clean Warfare and New Course in College


Drone: Officially, the MQ-9 "Reaper" Hunter/Killer UAV: The new "Grim" Reaper 

Just when you thought the "War on Terror" label could not get any stranger, or more odd, or just plian unexplainable, this pops up to erase all those descriptives. The headlines from this NBC News exclusive:
"Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans."

The punch line as it were: "... [the DOJ] memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S."

Then added to that is this piece: "Anticipating domestic boom, colleges rev up drone piloting programs."

War is a Racket: Always has been and still is without a doubt just as Marine Corps General Smedley D. Butler wrote about in 1933. He had two Medals of Honor, too.

So, have we gone insane, or are we just too scared to death to no longer can fight a war to win as we resort to "clean" unmanned Drones (whose pilots are thousands of miles away) and thus that makes the war really a Nintendo style game. Apparently that is the trend and Mr. Obama has signed on bigtime, and this is his ongoing legacy - what a deal.

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