Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Sr NONliberal

    Sr NONliberal said, about 4 years ago

    Sorry ralls, but after having one of my platoons saved by one of those pilots, I’d say he earned it.

  2. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    @Sr NONliberal

    “Sorry ralls, but after having one of my platoons saved by one of those pilots, I’d say he earned it.”
    .
    well either you are not a senior or you are senile chances are you retired long before the drone campaign ever began. Don’t come here and lie.

  3. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    What’s all the fuss about? We’ve had drones for years. (They’re stored in Washington under the capitol dome.)

  4. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Careful, Ted. Drone operators do training flights here in the US.

  5. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 4 years ago

    Or vice versa

  6. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 4 years ago

    Just wait until we get fully autonomous, self-controlled armed killer drones. Then we’ll have some fun. Reminds me of the movies “Deal of the Century” and the “Terminator”.

  7. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Sr NONliberal

    It makes me so happy to know we’re being defended by people who can’t spell a simple four-letter word.

  8. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Afghanis are the currency of Afghan. Afghans are the people.

    At least you call them “soldiers” instead of “enemy combatants.”

  9. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    That 14-year-old girl might live, which is more than one can say for the victims of American drone attacks. 98% of whom have been proven innocent by a Stanford University study.

  10. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @jrmerm

    http://www.defensenews.com/article/20120928/DEFREG02/309280004/The-Next-Wave-U-S-Robotic-War-Drones-Their-Own?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|World%20News|s

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I oppose the use of armed drones overseas. I’m also getting more concerned about the use of drones here at home. The excuses are for testing and development, training, and most significantly “security surveillance”- of private citizens. Now, loiter time over crime scenes, etc makes a semi-valid point, but, where does “no warrant shall issue except upon probable cause” enter into the argument, made mostly by the “anti-crime” right-wingers, but supported by the left as well in the name of “public safety”??

  12. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 4 years ago

    @Ted Rall

    Took a look at it. Autonomous armed drones would be yet another advance in making the slaughter of another human being an impersonal, distant, disconnected event. Modern rifles and artillery were the first major advance in separating killers and their victims. Bombers and ballistic missiles carried it further. Now Artificial Intelligence: “I didn’t do it. It’s the robot’s fault.”

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 4 years ago

    I thought medals were awarded to individuals who faced danger, went against all odds etc. These people are sat away from the action and not in the thick of things.

  14. countoftowergrove

    countoftowergrove said, about 4 years ago

    @pcolli

    That depends on the medal. Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, MoH are awarded for actions. DoD has a whole slew of medals that are “atta boys,” especially for officers who seem to get medals when they make rank.

  15. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 4 years ago

    Dresden…Hiroshima…Nagasaki…nobody fussed about THAT!!!!!!

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