Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dr. Barack Strangelove: Learn to Love the Drone

     Apparently some Americans don’t want their kids playing ‘rain down death on the brown children.'  An Amazon page aimed at children featuring a toy model of a Predator Drone has been targeted for protest by Americans who simply do not agree that airborne assassination is the best foreign policy approach.
     The product in question is Maisto’s miniature RQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The model is a scale version of the very same drone that has been used extensively by the military and the CIA in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen.
     The page has become a sounding board for hundreds of comments, serious and sarcastic, that highlight how insane it is to glorify a military weapon that has, according to conservative estimates, been responsible for the deaths of over 3000 innocent civilians in the last decade.
     To see for yourself click here and then click here, too.

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