Monday, February 27, 2012

One side's "terror campaign" versus the other side's "targeted killings" by drone

It's just a matter of perspective. An indigenous, diffuse, low-tech band of resistance fighters versus a well organized, high-tech, global superpower are obviously not  an even match. Both have different abilities and strengths and weaknesses. So don't expect them to fight the same way. Mark Thompson at The Battleland blog at puts it like this:

"...[Killing] Taliban and other foes with unmanned drones has been labeled cowardly by those targeted. And what’s murder to one side can seem a justifiable combat action by the other. That’s what tends to happen when a superpower fights a primitive society."

Indeed it does.