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Jan. 20, 2021

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Letter: Oppose drones programmed to kill

The Columbian
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When Hamas sends a rocket into an Israeli city, it’s labeled terrorism and deplored by all. A terrorist bomber in Boston receives a huge press following when he goes to trial for killing people during the Boston Marathon. That’s terrorism. When President Obama orders “Team CIA” to take out a target, it’s also terrorism. Historically, there has never been a drone strike where innocents were not killed. Maybe the administration feels that some lives are of little importance since they live in the Third World.

At least in the days of James Bond, a “license to kill” was required, but nowadays a drone operator in Langley, Va., doesn’t even need a driver’s license to kill dozens of individuals with one strike.

Obama’s drone policy disgusts me. It’s morally indefensible.

Larry Brandt

Cathlamet

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