From Stop the Killing! Ground the Drones! by Louie De Benedette:
Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by the military for surveillance, targeted assassinations, and bombings. Drones are usually controlled by a human operator on the ground, though they can also be programmed to fly fully autonomous missions - with no pilot at all. The operator who makes the decision to launch a missile from the drone can be located thousands of miles away from their victims. The United States has used armed drones in Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. A drone's selling point is that no pilot or crew is at risk of being killed or captured if the drone crashes or is shot down.
Louie De Benedette (center) participates inlocal and regional marches andprotests as far away as Syracuse.
Drones used in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries have killed hundreds of innocent civilans, violating just war principles... Read More