October 23, 2013
Drones Will Be Turned Against America
Allan Massie, The Scotsman
The Associated Press
SOMEWHERE in the United States, perhaps Arizona or New Mexico, a member of the armed forces is closing down his computer. He has completed a good day’s work, during which he has directed a drone to its target and eliminated someone identified as a terrorist. He may be wearing a ribbon on his uniform – a distinguished American foreign correspondent told me the other day that decorations are awarded by the US government for this work, even though the man at the computer has himself been in no sort of danger.