Re: Drones as tools vs Weapons
You sound like a massive-massive fan of Excessive US Militiary Intervention Globally.
You are saying its great that the US Militiary can now deploy Drones most of which end up Killing Innocent Civilians in all these countries-Afghanistan,Yemen,etc.
After all,who cares if a few Innocent Civilians get killed via those Trigger Happy Drone pilots?
But what if instead of those Civilians from countries like Afghanistan,Yemen,Syria,etc its American Civilians whose Lives are lost in the Process?
Like what happened here-www.wsj.com/articles/american-italian-hostages-killed-in-cia-drone-strike-in-january-1429795801
From the same article-
The mishap represents a major blow to the Central Intelligence Agency and its covert drone program in Pakistan, which President Barack Obama embraced and expanded after coming to office in 2009.
The incident also underscores the limits of U.S. intelligence and the risk of unintended consequences in executing a targeted killing program which, according to human rights groups, endangers civilians. U.S. officials say the strikes are needed to combat al Qaeda. To mitigate the risks, officials say the CIA won't launch missiles at a suspected target if they know civilians are present.
The White House has launched a review of the January strike to see if changes are needed to the drone program to avoid similar mistakes. Officials said the program hasn't been curtailed so far in response.
The face of collateral damage.. Warren Weinstein, a 72-year-old American development worker.
As far as I have gathered (from all Publically available Data);over 5000 Innocent Civilian lives have been lost thanks to Obama's no-holds barred expansion of the Drone Program.
Are you okay with that ?
What if those were 5000 American lives instead which were lost?
On the contrary I would argue that Drones have made the Warmongers in DC to launch more attacks and do more Global Warmongering (with more incalulable damage to Innocent Lives Globally).
When instead the Money would have been better spent elsewhere like helping improving Health Systems worldwide.