Monthly Archives: October 2015

A firing Predator drone.

9 out of 10 Drone Strike Victims NOT the Intended Targets

This is not the behavior of a free people. Surely civil society can do better than this.

This information was allegedly handed to The Intercept by a whistle-blower whose motives he or she described as follows:

“This outrageous explosion of watchlisting — of monitoring people and racking and stacking them on lists, assigning them numbers, assigning them ‘baseball cards,’ assigning them death sentences without notice, on a worldwide battlefield — it was, from the very first instance, wrong.”

Nine out of ten. This is the price of dropping bombs/shooting missiles. Virtually all of them kill innocents.

Killing innocents = breeding hatred = producing hundreds (or thousands) of blood-enemies-for-life. Every time.

Surely this doesn’t make the world safer for me and my children. Am I wrong?

The solution, of course, involves limiting overseas “interventions” to something approaching zero, minus invasion or direct attack by an enemy state.

Anyone associated with these drone operations (including as an auxiliary on the ground, sitting comfortably in the Cube at Linthicum, listening in, preparing intelligence reports, whatever), be warned: you are mere tools of Empire, its “useful idiots,” axe-wielders hacking away at the dying old Tree of Liberty.

Hayden’s Hypocrisy

“If you’re asking me my opinion, he’s going to die in Moscow.” This is the incredible statement of former NSA head Michael Hayden, speaking of Ed Snowden and the latter’s offer to serve jail time in the U.S. if he can return and get a plea-deal.

Here’s a man (Hayden) who eagerly oversaw a wide range of grossly illegal activities on a colossal scale over many years–a man who daily trampled upon the oath he’d made on Day One of his tenure at the NSA (to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies, foreign and domestic)–arrogantly condemning the whistleblower to lifetime exile.