four former operators have told of their concerns that innocent civilians were routinely killed and yet chalked up as “enemy combatants”.

    they were encouraged to dehumanise their targets and even referred to the children they monitored with their drones as “tits”, or “terrorists in training”, or “fun-sized terrorists".

Fuck. Fuck the disgraceful and humiliating leaders of our armed forces who don't give a fuck about the consequences of their actions, not even for their own soldiers. Every time I see an article like this I feel totally disgusting for pursuing a dream like attending West Point. If I get in, and I don't find a way to make some sort of difference during my time in the Army or at the Academy, I'd rather be jailed or executed for dissent than enable the pricks who let this happen.

posted by mk: 1273 days ago