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LATimes: Statist Murderers increase use of "Kill Chain" Civ.Contractors to Fly Drones

This is such a disgusting culture of death:

LATimes: Civilian contractors playing key roles in U.S. drone operations

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-drones-c...

Relying on contractors has brought companies that operate for profit into some of America's most sensitive military and intelligence operations. And using civilians makes some in the military uneasy.

By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times

December 29, 2011, 10:34 p.m.

Reporting from Washington—

"After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to discover that an American civilian had played a central role: analyzing video feeds from a Predator drone keeping watch from above.

The contractor had overseen other analysts at Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field in Florida as the drone tracked suspected insurgents near a small unit of U.S. soldiers in rugged hills of central Afghanistan. Based partly on her analysis, an Army captain ordered an airstrike on a convoy that turned out to be carrying innocent men, women and children.

"What company do you work for?" Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale demanded of the contractor after he learned that she was not in the military, according to a transcript obtained under the Freedom of Information Act..."



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Good People in Military

It's good to know military people, one being McHale, is angry at this behavior. I hope he got that woman expelled from her work. I feel better than I did about the military after reading McHale demanded to know who that woman worked for. If the U.S. is to have a military, let it be filled with good people, good humans. I didn't read the rest of the article, but good job, McHale.

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the article

basically points out the dangers of full militarization of the economy, all the while missing the core point: it's an illegal act, committed under an illegal war(s).

that is why men of conscience are becoming more and more conflicted: deep down they know it's all f'd up & wrong.

in ironic tragedy, the fact that those in the military are already facing internal struggle of killing someone 10,000mile away during lunch time, while driving back home after a 9-5 to a suburban home to tuck his kids in for the night, gives me some hope: their conscience is getting the better of them & telling them that what they're doing is not what a sane society does.

there are previous LATimes reports that even 'cyber-pilots' of these UAV drones are getting PTSD from their work. As tragic as it is, that actually tells me they KNOW what they're doing are morally conflicting acts, to outright crimes & murder. knowing it's morally and legally wrong is the only way that it's gonna stop, or at least begin to talk about its fallacious fundamental merits.

the statist superstructure is spreading the entire operation of drone killing to be more systematically compartmentalized so that the burden of murdering another human being under the cloudy legal structure of having it directed under the auspices of illegal CIA action, does not 'feel' as bad/less guilty/easier to look away. frankly no different than the underlying premise behind the 12 jurors condemning another human to death, at the hand of the state.

frankly in my personal ideal world, if someone is convicted of murder, I'd say while the jury can convict, the ultimate punishment should be left at the hand of the victim's surviving family members. If no surviving members exist, the jurors should get to personally commit the execution, as they would literally get to know what it feels like to live with the moral & psychological consequences of taking the life of a complete stranger.

now, if the surviving family member does decide to execute, I'd say let him/her select the appropriate caliber on his own dime, with post-cleanup fee, I'm open to discussing whether the family or the State or the Jurors would pay up. lol kidding, or am I? lol

but, it makes no sense to morally burden 12 strangers to whom the assailant has done nothing against them, only to pretend that it's civil to rationalize to themselves that an immoral act suddenly becomes moral, just because the heavy weight of the moral burden is now divided up into 12 pieces, so a collective can decide that another human being deserves not to live anymore.

a President Paul would have NONE of this Drone & KillChain BS.

Plus, even practically speaking, they're hiring as many to operate a UAV vs. a real pilot & support crew. So the whole cost argument is out. we all know the only reason why CONgress & DoD is pushing for it, is to fund WallSt.Mil.Ind.Complex corporatism and make the decision to kill more easy by taking the human element one step away from the actual battlefield, more and more.

Predictions in due Time...
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