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Forum Post: 'Did We Just Kill A Kid?' — The Six Words That Ended A US Drone Pilots Career

Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 17, 2012, 3:40 p.m. EST by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA
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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

I really hope the drone program is dismantled soon.

thanks for the info.

[-] 2 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

From the link:

"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?"

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/did-we-just-kill-a-kid-nicola-abe-der-spiegel-brandon-bryant-2012-12#ixzz2FLPknenf

I'm glad this individual recognized his morality but all drone pilots should know that they are illegal combatants. Any time they step out of the U.S., they could be arrested and tried. They are not protected by the Uniform Code of Military Justice http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Uniform+Code+of+Military+Justice .

They might think 'oh, that would never happen.' The Nazi torturers, murderers and camp commandants didn't think it would either.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

protest all pols against drone strikes & rights violations,

identify, Denounce, humiliate, vote out all fear mongering war on terror propagandists.

[-] 2 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 2 years ago

I identified, denounced and voted against Obama. Not sure how to humiliate him though.

How did you do all four actions to Obama?

[-] 6 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Obama is merely a puppet, expose the puppetmasters.

[-] -1 points by town (-374) 2 years ago

soros, jarrett.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

It's more like revolving-door-millionaires-to-be-traitors-to-the-Constitution generals along with their psyop dept., other war profiteers, the banksters, the drug profiteers, the too big to fail corpoRATs, etc.

[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

I did ok. Does it all begin and end for you with Pres Obama?

If you only focus on one pol you are simply exercising a useless partisan campaign attack. I guess you don't want to resolve the drone, just beat up one politician.

[-] 1 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 2 years ago

Yes, it does begin and end there. It's called leadership. It's called being the most powerful man in the free world. The buck stops there.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

You don't get it. He's isn't the most powerful man in the free world, he's the mouthpiece employed by the criminal 1%ers truly running this country.

A quote with a forgotten source: the presidency doesn't exist to exercise power, it exists to disguise power.

[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

Then you are just a partisan campaign operative. Useless and simplistic.

I will protest Pres Obama & all pols because one pol is not enough, shows you are not serious about fighting these crises.

Transparent partisan.

[-] 1 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 2 years ago

Transparent partisan excuse maker. Just plain useless.

[-] -1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 2 years ago

What excuse.? For who? You have excused everyone but one pol!!!

I say protest Pres Obama & all pols.

Make some sense you anti Obama partisan troll.