@smurphy2013 (well the commenting sure crapped on that one)
One thing that I find that helps clarify thinking is using precise language. Please don’t take the following as a “takedown” or to even suggest that I feel I have a more precise conclusion about the topic but merely what stood out for me.
>> I hate these [systematic] [targetings]
An opaque process (which most certainly you know no details of) which includes the euphemistic “signature strike” is not a systematic. The word targeting really obfuscates from the mind what really is going on – the lives of other human beings are being extinguished with no warning. Even while in your home, your life, your body could be obliterated, blown up by the willful act of another human being. Men, women, children are not billboards or disks at at a targeting range but real, corporeal.
>>I hate even more sending [our] troops into these countries, [risking their lives]
Lets take that to its final conclusion. Shouldn’t we all, in all places of the earth refuse to use man/woman, put another human being at the service of war making? After all if its only [our people] that shouldn’t risk death, is it not a claim on godhood?
>>I also hate the other [alternative]
It’s not dichotomy and even less so that violence has to be part of the answer.
>>[dropping bombs] and [killing] even more [civilians].
Just what do you think is going on right now? What is it about drones that has captured the imagination of some and linked it with precision? Just what is it that makes firing a hellfire missile from a physically unmanned robot any more precise?