The massively armed killer enters a darkened cinema of theatergoers and begins firing.
He can hardly see their faces.
For him, they exist only as targets of his weapons.
Officials have admitted that many people hit by missiles “have been killed solely because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The “technicians” manipulating the drones from thousands of miles away do not know the identities of those they are killing.
In the “technicians’” minds, they are merely eliminating the depersonalized representatives of some abstract threat.
Under orders of the U.S. president, such actions “are based on carefully developed plans and calculations.…
“The Aurora Massacre: Once again, evasions rather than explanations” (David North), July 23, 2012, http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/pers-j23.shtml
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