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Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house and blasted it to pieces.

 

The plane has no pilot.

 

It is controlled with a joystick from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you. It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops. Why? They refuse to comment. They don't even admit the robot-planes belong to them. But they tell the Pakistani newspapers back home it is because one of you was planning to attack Pakistan. How do they know? Somebody told them. Who? You don't know, and there are no appeals against the robot.

 

 

imagine it doesn't end there: these attacks are happening every week somewhere in your country. They blow up funerals and family dinners and children. The number of robot-planes in the sky is increasing every week. You discover they are named "Predators", or "Reapers" – after the Grim Reaper. No matter how much you plead, no matter how much you make it clear you are a peaceful civilian getting on with your life, it won't stop. What do you do? If there was a group arguing that Pakistan was an evil nation that deserved to be violently attacked, would you now start to listen?

 

David Kilcullen is a counter-insurgency expert who worked for General Petraeus in Iraq and now advises the State Department.

 

He has shown that two per cent of the people killed by the robot-planes in Pakistan are jihadis.

 

The remaining 98 per cent are as innocent as the victims of 9/11. He says:

 

 

"It's not moral."

 

And it gets worse:

 

"Every one of these dead non-combatants represents an alienated family, and more recruits for a militant movement that has grown exponentially as drone strikes have increased."

 

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann--hari-obamas-robot-wars-endanger-us-all-2106931.html

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Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house and blasted it to pieces.

 

The plane has no pilot.

 

It is controlled with a joystick from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you. It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops. Why? They refuse to comment. They don't even admit the robot-planes belong to them. But they tell the Pakistani newspapers back home it is because one of you was planning to attack Pakistan. How do they know? Somebody told them. Who? You don't know, and there are no appeals against the robot.

 

 

imagine it doesn't end there: these attacks are happening every week somewhere in your country. They blow up funerals and family dinners and children. The number of robot-planes in the sky is increasing every week. You discover they are named "Predators", or "Reapers" – after the Grim Reaper. No matter how much you plead, no matter how much you make it clear you are a peaceful civilian getting on with your life, it won't stop. What do you do? If there was a group arguing that Pakistan was an evil nation that deserved to be violently attacked, would you now start to listen?

 

David Kilcullen is a counter-insurgency expert who worked for General Petraeus in Iraq and now advises the State Department.

 

He has shown that two per cent of the people killed by the robot-planes in Pakistan are jihadis.

 

The remaining 98 per cent are as innocent as the victims of 9/11. He says:

 

 

"It's not moral."

 

And it gets worse:

 

"Every one of these dead non-combatants represents an alienated family, and more recruits for a militant movement that has grown exponentially as drone strikes have increased."

 

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann--hari-obamas-robot-wars-endanger-us-all-2106931.html

 

It wouldnt do any harm in a lot places in West Yorkshire.

 

This is where most of the terrorists are holed up, at least those of them that have caused us most harm.

And it would help with a bit of slum clearance as well.

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It wouldnt do any harm in a lot places in West Yorkshire.

 

This is where most of the terrorists are holed up, at least those of them that have caused us most harm.

And it would help with a bit of slum clearance as well.

 

Guess that you dont go a whole bundle on huddersfield and halifax then ??

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Guess that you dont go a whole bundle on huddersfield and halifax then ??

 

That is where I live, for my sins.

But the whole conurbation from Huddersfield to Kieghley is very dubious in certain areas.

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That is where I live, for my sins.

But the whole conurbation from Huddersfield to Kieghley is very dubious in certain areas.

Not to mention the kiddie abductors in Dewsbury.... alledgedly ;)

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Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house and blasted it to pieces.

 

The plane has no pilot.

 

It is controlled with a joystick from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you. It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops. Why? They refuse to comment. They don't even admit the robot-planes belong to them. But they tell the Pakistani newspapers back home it is because one of you was planning to attack Pakistan. How do they know? Somebody told them. Who? You don't know, and there are no appeals against the robot.

 

 

imagine it doesn't end there: these attacks are happening every week somewhere in your country. They blow up funerals and family dinners and children. The number of robot-planes in the sky is increasing every week. You discover they are named "Predators", or "Reapers" – after the Grim Reaper. No matter how much you plead, no matter how much you make it clear you are a peaceful civilian getting on with your life, it won't stop. What do you do? If there was a group arguing that Pakistan was an evil nation that deserved to be violently attacked, would you now start to listen?

 

David Kilcullen is a counter-insurgency expert who worked for General Petraeus in Iraq and now advises the State Department.

 

He has shown that two per cent of the people killed by the robot-planes in Pakistan are jihadis.

 

The remaining 98 per cent are as innocent as the victims of 9/11. He says:

 

 

"It's not moral."

 

And it gets worse:

 

"Every one of these dead non-combatants represents an alienated family, and more recruits for a militant movement that has grown exponentially as drone strikes have increased."

 

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann--hari-obamas-robot-wars-endanger-us-all-2106931.html

Or the victims of Dresden. It wasn't moral then either. I don't condone it now, but at the time, revenge was in the air, only to be replaced by horror later.

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That is where I live, for my sins.

But the whole conurbation from Huddersfield to Kieghley is very dubious in certain areas.

 

 

Full of <REMOVED>!!!

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Full of <REMOVED>!!!

 

No, not quite, what they do is cut their throats in the back yard, and let them bleed to death.

More hygeinic you see.;)

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... and while such pig headed belligerence is the norm the attacks will continue and the resistance will continue in response.

 

You reap what you sow.

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... and while such pig headed belligerence is the norm the attacks will continue and the resistance will continue in response.

 

You reap what you sow.

 

No Pun intended of course.

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The simple answer is yes, and the answering a question with a question answered my original question. Next time don't try dodging.

 

Do you think she would have got a new American nose if she hadn't been on the cover of Time magazine?

 

A simple answer will do.

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Do you think she would have got a new American nose if she hadn't been on the cover of Time magazine?A simple answer will do.

 

 

She left her ears and nose in Afganistan and got replacements in America with or without Time magazine. Wonder how many other young girls exist in fear of the same. Disobey or displease their paedophile husbands and they becomes an object of scorn. They cant even seek the protection of their parents and often the parents will side with the husband in punishing her.

 

Maybe the parents worry that he will want to return her and ask for his money back :gag:

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