Saturday, March 07, 2015


drone pilots

Jim Haygood March 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

‘I felt like a coward.’ — drone pilot

The pilot is echoing a widespread social consensus that drone attacks are a lot like shooting someone in the back without even a verbal warning. Lee Harvey Oswald would have made an ace drone pilot, with his uncanny ability to hit moving targets.

If asked what you do for a living, do you say ‘drone pilot’? These guys get tired of either dissembling, or seeing the dismayed look they get when they answer truthfully.

No program (or Nobel peace prize) can change social disapproval of activities that are distinguishable from Mafia hits, only in that the Mafia makes sure their extralegal rubouts hit their intended target.
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Stolen from a thread at Naked Capitalism here

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