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Felony Friday: 21 Drone Pilots Face Racketeering Charges In Arizona

The Predator drone pilot’s cockpit is a safe, air-conditioned trailer. They do not breathe the air of the foreign lands their bombs destroy. Yet they are able to snuff out lives on the ground with the push of a button.

The scrutiny directed towards drone pilots continues to increase as more open their eyes to discover the number of innocent women and children killed by drones. The use of the “double tap” drone strike tactic has elicited outrage. This disturbing tactic, which was explained in an article published by The Atlantic, targets first responders and mourners attending the funerals of those killed during the first strike.

The last thing drone pilots needed was more bad press, but this week news broke that paints the profession in a criminal light.

Earlier this week, AZ Central reported that Twenty-one National Guard Airmen will face felony charges for allegedly bilking $1.4 million tax payer dollars through an expense scam. All of those listed in the indictment belonged to the Guard’s 214th Reconnaissance Group, which operated top-secret Predator drone flights over Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Pathetic.

A gang of mass murderers, and someone in government is surprised and upset that they turn out to ALSO be thieves?

Pot-kettle-black. Every damn government "employee" is a thief -- but their thieving is "legal" because they made "laws" which allow it. Isn't it wonderful, the gangsters can do their little "lawmaking" dance, and make their own thefts and murders "legal." But woe betide the gangster who does such things without having done the proper dance first.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

"Every damn government "employee" is a thief"

B.S.!

Ron & Rand are government, I could name many others. There are a lot of good men and women employed in government, the problem is the excessive government criminals and waste.

All the money in the world

will not sooth their consciences.

I truly wonder how they live with what they do.

It is cowardly to shoot your (supposed) enemy in the back.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

You stay classy...

You stay classy, drone pilots.

This article just paints a

This article just paints a picture of ethics for the drone pilots (killing video game players). Surely these are the utmost people in society.

I mean you have to be extremely brave to kill with drones.

Be Your Own Media!!!

Lol wow.

Just. Wow.

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Beware of those wanting medals for killing people...

Beware of those wanting medals for killing people from their living rooms. There is no honor there.

What was the honor in the body count in Viet Nam

Honor has been missing for 3 to 4 decades in the military.

Not saying some guys weren't good men.. but if you had rank and couldn't see what was going on what are you? Smart?
I don't think so.

OV

Just want what seems to be missing, Truth and Justice for ALL
What is fraud except creating “value” from nothing and passing it off as something?

WAR! huh What is it good for?

Earnings per share...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

What a surprise!

What a surprise!