Wednesday, August 8, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)
'There is already the beginnings of a global drone industry and a military-drone industrial complex. With success against al-Qaeda to his credit, it is time for Obama to step back and call for an international conference on the use (and abuse of drones), and the development of international legal protocols which regulate the use of drones in espionage and war.'
–  Our colleague Derek Shearer (prior posts), Stuart Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Los Angeles' Occidental College, in a Huff Po commentary entitled "After Obama Wins: What to Expect, What to Work for." The column ranges widely, discussing how President Barack Obama, should he win re-election in November, ought to tackle issues like poverty, fiscal policy, immigration and voter identification, climate change, manufacturing –  and targeted killing by drones, an issue on which IntLawGrrls often have posted. (credit for 2010 photo captioned "Armed Predator drone firing Hellfire missile")

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