Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Drone 'Pilot': When a Kid Walks Into the Picture
Rare interview with droner at Huff Post, gets into the step-by-step, emotional connections (but remember: still long-distance, cold, "psychic numbing" as my friend Robert Jay Lifton put it). From "laze" to "splash." He can get the missile fired and in the 30-40 seconds when it's on it's way can shift direction if a kid enters the picture...."">There are a number of cases where that happened and people lived because of that. Not only was it the right thing to do from a legal and moral and ethical standpoint, at the end of the day those are the kinds of actions that send a message to that country that this is not just indiscriminate targeting...." If you say so.
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