The whole drone attack business has always bothered me, as frankly has the whole use of high technology against primitive foes.
There is something immoral about smiting an enemy who can’t hit back. I am bothered by, not opposed to, it because I recognize that some enemies are so evil that such methods are justified.
But I AM bothered by it because it violates the notion of a “fair fight,” which is one element of a just war.
It also provides some element, though not much, of moral justification to those who respond by “hitting back the only way they can” against soft civilian targets. IOW, to terrorists.
I’m sorry if this screed is more than a little incoherent. I’m quite sure this tactic does bother me, but I’m still trying to work out in my own mind just why that is.
If anybody understands what I’m getting at here, I’d appreciate assistance in clarifying my thoughts.
“Barack Obama shuffles ‘baseball cards’ with the pictures and bios of suspected terrorists from around the world and chooses who shall die by drone strike. “
Shades of LBJ and Vietnam; i.e., “Lyndon Johnson once boasted that the military ‘couldn’t bomb a shithouse’ without his own approval.”
Gawd. . .The Messiah is repeating history. . .walking the same path to defeat that LBJ did.
Centralized control and decentralized execution is key to winning.
Can’t win a war when you pick targets from the White House.
Barack Hussein Obama. See Drone Club, P.G.Wodehouse.
islamists killing other islamists has been all the rage since Mad Mo made up his fake religion.
that story was just wierd. It seems made up. I can’t imagine that he has the information or the brains or experience to choose a target.
Or that any intelligence or military advisor would let him do this.
It’s very peculiar and I think invented.
Where is Bill Maher now? Giving $1 million dollars to the Drone Warrior.