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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:14 AM


"Did we just kill a kid?" he asked the man sitting next to him.

It would take a true sociopath to be that nonchalant about killing someone.

Did you read this excellent piece in Spiegel.de?

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

Bryant saw a flash on the screen: the explosion. Parts of the building collapsed. The child had disappeared. Bryant had a sick feeling in his stomach.

"Did we just kill a kid?" he asked the man sitting next to him.

"Yeah, I guess that was a kid," the pilot replied.

"Was that a kid?" they wrote into a chat window on the monitor.

Then, someone they didn't know answered, someone sitting in a military command center somewhere in the world who had observed their attack. "No. That was a dog," the person wrote.

They reviewed the scene on video. A dog on two legs?


sanctimonious bs fills this country

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