Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 3 years ago

    Walk a mile in my shoes!

  2. pdchapin

    pdchapin said, over 3 years ago

    If a US drone pilot (operator?) deliberately targeted school children, we’d charge him with murder no matter where the school was. When terrorist start punishing their own then I’ll take these kinds of complaints seriously.

  3. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 3 years ago

    Well, if the lawyers say it’s OK, it must be OK.

  4. clownhidden

    clownhidden said, over 3 years ago

    People who defend the drone attacks should have their houses fire bombed while their families are home. The White House would be a good first choice.

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    A few months ago I kept getting absurd justifications to my protests and disgust regarding the appalling drone programme.
    Perhaps Rall’s reversal of the roles puts it in perspective for those who still support the drone programme.

  6. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Rall is asking, What if the rest of the world played by the same rules we have laid out to attack others?

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Radish has it. Simple role reversal.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @pdchapin

    No. none of the drone pilots will ever be charged at all. Never.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It is just you. One way to illuminate a problem is to reverse it. Suddenly things ignored originally sit out in stark contrast.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Well played, Mr. Rall.

    It’s funny that our right wingers would be outraged if we decided to “allow” a foreign nation to build a military base in the U.S., but don’t understand why when we do that elsewhere, it makes far more enemies than friends.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Mr. Ima

    Because the locals in the area report it to the local authorities as we would do if it were happening to us by use of Chinese armed drones. That is how. Not that you care until American drone wars are used here for law enforcement. Just imagine it creep.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Speaking of ironic: fighting terror with terror….isn’t that like going to war to preserve peace?

    Think of it this way: Death is dropped out of the sky without warning, and without concern for exactly who and how many are killed. If this happened in your neighborhood, would you think “Let’s get those bastards” or “Maybe those people have it right, and we’re wrong”?

    The more we kill, the more reason we give them, rightly or wrongly, to hate us. Remember, just as we dislike their governments and their leaders, most people are like us: we all just want to be left alone. But they will hate us because they hate what our government does.

    I submit that if we had specifically gone after bin Ladin and brought him to justice without unjustified and limitless wars and botched occupations, we would be in much better shape financially, as well as being far more secure.

    You can’t kill an idea with a weapon; most of the time, you will accelerate its spread. And you will never, never eradicate EVERYONE who feels a certain way. The best you can do is show them why they’re wrong. We are busy showing them that they have justification for their hatred. This will continue to bite us in the butt for at BEST a generation after we leave them alone.

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @clownhidden

    The Secret Service would like a word with you.

  14. thomas burgert

    thomas burgert said, over 3 years ago

    @clownhidden

    Was that a threat to the White House?

  15. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    @thomas burgert

    No. It was an example of role reversal.

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