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  •  That is what drones were designed to do... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and what they generally do all the time, albeit in far less morally clear situations.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 08:37:38 PM PDT

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    •  Drones need targets. Targets need local informants (0+ / 0-)

      and drones kill local informants. Yes you got satellites that can make out a pickup - but how do you know from a few hundred km above whether a few pickup trucks belong to ISIS?

      "I understand, Mr. Spock. The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity."

      by brainwave on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 08:46:03 PM PDT

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      •  Many people are on the ground fighting them... (0+ / 0-)

        ..they've been outmatched militarily, but surely they know where ISIS is, where to target, etc. It's not a vacuum that this has been happening in. It's an active warzone where people we're in routine contact with have been fighting ISIS and know their positions.

        it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

        by Addison on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 08:47:49 PM PDT

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    •  Now using drones are okay? (1+ / 0-)
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      There has never been a logical reason not to use drones.  The argument is nothing more than rhetoric to oppose U.S. action.

      "Because I am a river to my people."

      by lordcopper on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 08:46:56 PM PDT

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      •  Military drones are hammers... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...they can be used for good or ill. It's not "now they are okay" or not. They are useful in certain circumstances. They are used cavalierly to terrible effect elsewhere. Drones are not the policy, the policy is the policy.

        it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

        by Addison on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 08:56:13 PM PDT

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