Originally posted on Reunited World Wide Web Brotherhood:
At some point folks need to realize this current policy of killing bad guys with rockets fired from drones is really not a good idea. The main reason being is because it is sanctioned assassination. Well this, if you don’t know, is illegal in pretty much every court in the world including the ones in the good old US of A. The problem is it continues with impunity. This is the result of terribly misguided people in Washington that forget they are there because WE trusted them with upholding the principles and edicts of the Constitution of the United States and the Rule of Law that makes the United States the great country it is. They have failed to do that and somehow, sadly, during the last election cycle we forgot that fact and re-elected them back into the seats of power…ignorantly. We failed. No passing the buck here .. we crapped out of the game.
Drones, contrary to some beliefs, have been around for more then half a century. They come in all sizes, shapes and functions. The only similarity is they are all pilot-less. This is a good thing when speaking of war machinery because you don’t win wars through attrition anymore. Back in the days of spears and arrows the bigger army had the advantage. Today, where conventional warfare is a thing of the remote past, mechanized warfare comes to the forefront where the lesser army may rule the day because they have more advanced weaponry. Case in point was the defeat of Saddam Hussein’s 3 million man standing army in twenty-one days by an overwhelming force of technology driven war machines. This display to the world put everyone on point as to the nature of future conflicts between nations. The drone revolution begins .. or so they would like us to think.