Killing from a keyboard: Remote Death
I saw a news article a few weeks ago about soldiers who operate drone flying over Iraq. They operate them from desktops in California. The story was about how killing remotely causes depression in the soldiers.
The military seems to glorify remote death from the sky.
Check out these examples.
Death from a desktop
A related news story:
“From a console in the United States, you hunt and kill people in Iraq or Afghanistan. Will the drone pilots of tomorrow—kids who have grown up on PlayStations—feel the mortal gravity of what they’re doing? Have we made killing too easy?”
Who dreams up these death machines?
Can you imagine if China didn’t like some of the things we are doing and sent troops into the US. Then when the Americans try to defend themselves, the Chinese employ such drones? Maybe then people would think how terrible death from the sky is. Kind of reminds me of Sarah Palin endorsing the killing of wolves from helicopters. Oh those right-wingers. Sure know how to kill things.