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  •  It Means... (5+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, wu ming, zinger99, lotlizard, cai

    That it's too easy to blow people up once the genie has been let out of the bag. It would take a very gutsy leader to do otherwise and in the current environment there are none.

    But there is a problem when a sizable number of your population shrugs and says, "Fuck 'em", whenever a drone strike kills innocent people.

    This head movie makes my eyes rain.

    by The Lone Apple on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 10:44:53 AM PST

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    •  Genies should be stored in bottles, not bags (0+ / 0-)

      Bags aren't environmentally friendly.

      It's true that drone strikes, or drone-guided strikes from manned aircraft, have killed innocents.  It's equally true that incidental deaths have declined as a result of increasing use of technology such as drones.  If we have to kill people (which we do in war), it's far better to take out one home harboring enemies and a few innocent people, than take out an entire city block, as used to be the practice.  

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