Thursday, April 21, 2011

President Drone

News of the latest addition to the Libyan war, the use of US Predator drones, should come as no surprise. Obama has made them a cornerstone of his foreign policy, as befitting a Nobel Peace Laureate.

As in Pakistan, where they were first used to take out 'high value targets', and their use has morphed into bombing foot soldiers, tribal elders, and any stray civilian that might look suspicious, in Libya we will doubtlessly be assured how they will just kill 'bad guys'. 'Bad guys' is a euphemism for 'anyone killed by a drone'.

Since drones have not shown themselves to be particularly effective, further escalation is inevitable. With advisers now on the ground, and the war showing no sign of ending, a propaganda push for troops is right around the corner.


Blogger Mr. Mcgranor said...

Drones are the utmost in impersonal war.

4/21/2011 5:06 PM  

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