Saturday, June 16, 2012
Stop the Drone Mass Murders!
"Stop The Drone Mass Murders "In the movies, when one side roams the skies with ruthless robotic killing machines they are universally considered the bad guys. So why are we, The United States of America, doing that? "There may be bi-partisan outrage in Congress that the American people are finally hearing about what is actually being done in their name. But it is no secret to the people in the countries where any and all adult males (and any women and children unfortunate enough to be nearby) are presumed to be "militants" and targets for assassination. Yeah, we're winning hearts and minds alright, dozens of corpses at a time. If they weren't all militants before, they soon will be. "But even if this were not unconscionable on a moral level and grossly opposed to our proclaimed values, it is also strategic idiocy. Even if they happen to pick off one actual militant, they are doing nothing but ensuring a bumper crop of replacements for decades to come. Indeed, for this cause it would be a miracle if radical fundamentalists did not sweep into power in Pakistan, putting deployable live nuclear weapons in their hands immediately. "And we must speak out against it, no matter who is president." Speak out against the U.S. using drones to kill people in an undeclared war, with a check to Stepp Committee, and a vote for Stepp for Congress in the Kentucky Fifth District this November.