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.