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May 9, 2021

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The Echonetdaily carried a report last week claiming that a US drone had fired a missile that killed an al Qaeda leader in Pakistan. Now doesn’t that make you feel great? How much more secure we must be, thanks to the war on terror.

Of course, untold innocent lives are accidentally ruined in the process, but I guess that’s the price they have to pay in order for the war industry to profit from making the rest of us all feel more secure.

John Scrivener
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Did the US do an environmental study before they fired the missile ?
    What wildlife were in the target area? Did they purchase carbon credits for the fuel used by the drone?
    Why doesn’t the U.N. insist that before any war is planned the armies must submit an environmental study as to damage to endangered flora and fauna that may occur within the area of proposed conflict.
    And how about all the CO2 emissions from military vehicles and ammunition.
    How many trees will the armed forces have to plant to compensate?

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