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  •  I'm reading the book excerpt on Amazon (2+ / 0-)

    and the difference is really that with drones, the military can commit these atrocities without having to look anyone in the face, from a distance, a safe distance.

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:19:57 PM PST

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    •  air strikes, artillery, Huey door gunners . . . (0+ / 0-)

      but it really doesn't matter.  Oh, it "bothered" a few, but plenty simply enjoyed it.  Lots of them just "went hunting".

      You have to read the book . . . the excerpts don't even come close.

      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:30:23 PM PST

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      •  Door gunners came under fire once in a while... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...okay, pretty damned often... and pilots occasionally got shot down.  This insulates them even further.  And, without actually having to know how to fly a plane, they just pick video-game proficient kids to do the work.  Not a lot of moral restraint, from what I can tell.

        When banjos are outlawed, only outlaws will have banjos.

        by Bisbonian on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:36:20 PM PST

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        •  they'd fly around (0+ / 0-)

          looking for a guy and his buff out working the paddy and dust the buff and dust the guy and chalk up 2 kills.

          SOP

          Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

          by Deward Hastings on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:53:10 PM PST

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