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U.S drone strike killed aid worker and children   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Sep-10 by Showtalk; 772 views.
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Sep-10

U.S drone strike killed aid worker and children
  • Biden is responsible. He and his advisers must resign2  votes
    25%
  • Biden is a hero, this was just an accident0  votes
    0%
  • The military lied about it being a terrorist and would not release names0  votes
    0%
  • 1 and 35  votes
    62%
  • There is more to this story that absolves Biden and advisers1  vote
    12%
  • Other0  votes
    0%
Biden is responsible. He and his advisers must resign 
Biden is a hero, this was just an accident 
The military lied about it being a terrorist and would not release names 
1 and 3 
There is more to this story that absolves Biden and advisers 
Other 
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From: Showtalk 

Sep-10

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From: Showtalk 

Sep-11

Is anyone concerned about this?  This was the drone attack on the “Taliban planner.” They killed and aid worker and 7 of his children for loading water jugs into a vehicle.  It was not a Taliban planner.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Sep-11

I guess I just don’t the difference between this and all the other dreadful drone strikes that civilians during Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at the time.

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From: Showtalk 

Sep-11

They did one drone strike to take the focus off their ghastly withdrawal, did a victory lap only to find they killed innocents. Drone technology was primitive back when Bush was in office compared to what it is now. Those mistakes then were bad as well.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Sep-11

Showtalk said:

Drone technology was primitive back when Bush was in office compared to what it is now.

Can you expand on this? This makes very little sense to me, are drones still piloted by humans (in a bunker, like a video game) who have a chain of command to adhere to and take orders from? (like when to release weapons)

Are laser guidance systems that much more advanced now than they were then? 

I'm sorry but I find that reasoning very difficult to swallow.

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From: Showtalk 

Sep-11

Drone technology is more advanced and they are supposed to be more precise.  Biden’s handlers were so set on killing a terrorist,mthey didn’t take the time to find a real one and they killed a bunch of innocents and then used that for political fodder. It was all done for the 911 events today but it backfired.

The_Rock (JABRONI256)

From: The_Rock (JABRONI256) 

Sep-11

Yeah, sorry I just am not buying this more advanced drone thing, it really doesn’t matter though because it was an obvious mistake, the problem is I don’t see the difference as to why this more horrible than all the times the exact same thing happened during the Bush administration? I mean I get being horrified by it but let’s at least be objective here.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Sep-12

The_Rock (JABRONI256) said...

Showtalk said:

Drone technology was primitive back when Bush was in office compared to what it is now.

Can you expand on this? This makes very little sense to me, are drones still piloted by humans (in a bunker, like a video game) who have a chain of command to adhere to and take orders from? (like when to release weapons)

Are laser guidance systems that much more advanced now than they were then? 

I'm sorry but I find that reasoning very difficult to swallow.

First of all, the drones Bush used had lower camera resolution and transmitted at much slower speeds. Drones today have much higher resolution cameras and transmit at much faster speeds. But not only do they have cameras, but they also have antennas to pick up mobile communications, have much more sophisticated night time vision equipment and even the missiles themselves are more advanced and more precise at hitting their targets precisely.

With all these improvements, it's a lot less likely that they would hit a wrong target.

That said... perhaps they did hit the target they planned on. Because he was a US asset that we left behind... perhaps he could pass out information that would look damning to current admin so they silenced him so that he couldn't talk!

FWIW

Marci (marcinmin)

From: Marci (marcinmin) 

Sep-12

Showtalk said...

Drone technology is more advanced and they are supposed to be more precise.  Biden’s handlers were so set on killing a terrorist,mthey didn’t take the time to find a real one and they killed a bunch of innocents and then used that for political fodder. It was all done for the 911 events today but it backfired.

Armchair generals are bad enough, but now we have armchair drone operators?

Biden's handlers? These are members of the U.S. military. They weren't set on killing a 'terrorist.' They wanted to protect Americans and Afghans heading to the airport, especially after the bombing. After the airport bombing, They were given freedom on the ground to identify and take out potential terrorists, including truck bombs and suicide bombers.

There was one instance of Taliban soldiers escorting a bus of Americans and Afghans. The bus was stopped and everyone told to get out because there was a suicide bomber on the bus. The Americans did get out of the bus safely.

It is easy to play armchair general and attack Biden when something goes wrong. Well, duh, it is a war zone and bad things are going to happen. The U.S. military deserves kudos for getting as many Afghans and Americans as they did. Especially since Americans were warned to get out since March and provided free transport if they did.

I understand you many disagree with the policy, but it is pretty cheap and low to accuse the military and drone operators of merely trying to kill any target. Especially with no facts in evidence. War isn't like the tv shows.

 

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