I've noticed that some posters are focusing their anger on the drone pilots. I think of them as the modern military's version of "The Prodigal Sons." They signed up--likely due to impassioned recruiters, financial promises, and misplaced patriotism pumped up like a hot air balloon after 911--and then discovered what it feels like to MURDER innocent people.
Now, in having found their way back to the Light of Humanity, they offer important insider views of the TRUTH about these operations. They are anything but "targeted" to "only the bad guys," or fitting the description that they are precise and don't kill mostly "collateral damage" style surplus (to the MIC's perspective) human beings.
The entity I hold most accountable is the military. Only in a New Sparta would the funding of video games as a means of deliberately luring children into the role of murderers be tolerated, no less a major strategic protocol!
These youngsters--mostly boys--have never yet learned love, learned to discover their own souls and individual sense of morality. Instead, the savagely competitive types who can so focus on the video game and show prowess in eliminating targets are groomed for the military's aerial version of "killing fields."
I plan to purchase a book I just learned about entitled, "The Pink Swaztika." The author has some troubling views about homosexuals; but placing that prejudice aside, he makes a compelling case--replete with documentation--to the idea of the male super soldier who only connects with other males in a total military culture.
This conscious and conscientious obliteration of the soft female--along with men who show softness (these homosexuals are the macho sort and apparently show disdain for the effeminate types)--conditions EMPATHY and feelings of connection entirely OUT of the war equation. And frankly, I see a derivative of this very thing in this focus on video games as precursor to drone warfare.
It is so sick that it was difficult for me to watch this (very important, as you properly identify) particular Democracy Now program.
Amy Goodman does a tremendous job giving voice to so many who otherwise would not have one. And I've been learning a lot from that show. The interviews are compelling and often terrific.