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  •  An important distinction: (6+ / 0-)

    Drones are ineffective. Sixteen separate drone strikes targeting one individual killed more than 300 other people before the targeted man was himself killed.

    The target was an important person. The other 300 don't count for much, despite the exponential increase in enemies it nets.

    For some reason, these drones seem of a piece with tasers, sound-cannons, miniature robot "bugs," and the other "tools" they are developing. All from a fevered fascistic phantasy life, much as described in dystopian science-fiction.

    The war in Afghanistan is lunatic, and that as literal description, and not hyperbole. The Daily Show's "Lets go back in a time machine and kill Afghanistan's mother" might well get him in trouble for revealing top secret deliberations. And where would be the surprise if that were true?

    All these weapons come from the same lunatic mind, and heart. All this murder and maiming of innocents "for a greater purpose," all these methods of preventing the people from lawfully assembling... All from a madness in our political and military elites.

    Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

    by Jim P on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 08:52:14 PM PDT

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