Yes: They disgrace U.S. in civilized world
Published: Sunday, Sept. 25 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT
The question: "Should the U.S. halt the use of unmanned 'killer'
drones?."The Answer: "NO."Why".
Only when the Middle East and Pakistan are free of any/all terrorist's. Not
until.Plus the Red State's needs their oil to over there.
"If a president doesn't have to be concerned about putting our youth
"in harm's way"More power to a president who can take out
terrorists without having to put our youth in harm's way. There is nothing
'honorable' about requiring the blood our our soldiers to protect us. The same
line of reasoning would suggest that we should scrap our battle tanks, nuclear
weapons, and fighter jets.That line of logic just doesn't make
There areonly going to be more and more drones. That is clear. The
problem always has been that the wealthy that pine for the profits of these wars
never have to send thier own sons. Unfortunatly many graduate High School and
find thier only path forward in life is to join the military.The
travesty starts there, not with the unmanned hardware.
The drones kill people without a trial? I thought that is what they were for.
Killing an enemy combatant without a trial in time of war. Hmmm. Why do we
need to bother with a trial? These drones seem like an effective use of our tax
Perhaps it is time to re-name the 'war on drugs' and the 'war on povery'.
Killer drones...as opposed to what?unmanned ICBMs, or unmanned
cruise missiles? Meanwhile - you've completely ignored the U.S.
continued use of unmanned "land mines" which 157 other more
"civilized" countries banned the use of.
We should always be looking for ways to minimize collateral damage; but, should
we ban "killer drones"? Absolutely not. To do so would be to
significantly handicap ourselves against enemy combatants who use increasingly
unconventional methods of combat.Oh, and for the record, the picture
accompanying the article is NOT of a "killer drone" -- it is a
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk, which is strictly a reconnaissance unmanned
aerial vehicle (UAV). If the DN wanted a picture of a "killer drone",
they should have used a picture of a MQ-1 Predator or MQ-9 Reaper.I
also generally agree with LDS Liberal that U.S. should discontinue the use of
land mines; though, on the other hand, they have been a very effective deterrent
to North Korean incursions across the DMZ into South Korean over the past 55
years or so.
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