Sunday, June 10, 2012

Game of Drones


The latest from Chalkupy at Ogawa. Timely.

If the use of drones is increasingly disturbing on the international level, well, the Republicans got a nice surprise in store for you American troublemakers.

First of all, Rep. Peter King of New York sees a never-ending war against the "terrorists", and if innocent civilians get killed along the way, that's just too darn bad.

"I am not concerned. My belief is when you're in war, and we are in war, you want to kill as many of the enemy as you can with the minimal risk of life to your own people," King said.

If that wasn't bad enough, here's the real eyebrow raiser...

King also said he would support the use of drones in domestic law enforcement action as long as reasonable steps were taken to ensure privacy.

"If you're talking about people out in the open, there's no expectation of privacy," King said.

Um, excuse me? Are we really discussing the use of drones on American soil?

Pay attention people. This is the face of what a Republican-controlled government would look like, and they would have no qualms about squashing domestic "threats" with military force.

Better think long and hard about that one.

Update: Silly me, we are already using drones on American soil. What was I thinking. Here's a great article from Mother Jones that shows how they are creeping into domestic law enforcement activities.