Collective guilt, like many other forms of collectivism, is brutal business. So what do you all think the implications of drones are for people (rightfully) concerned about collective guilt?
We've gone over collateral damage and drones on here before - but the collective guilt point is important too. Bryan's dialogue is a search for justification for burning down a village. But what if you don't have to burn down the village at all?
Speaking of drones, the Dorner case illustrates the point too (more the collateral damage point than the collective guilt point): how many people did UAVs kill? Zero. But the UAV did help track Dorner, and the only picture of him on the run that I've seen was from a UAV. How many innocent people have conventional police tactics brought under fire so far? Three.
And yet it's people who say that UAVs are a good idea that are considered monsters... hmmm....
UAV pilots do not have to make the sort of split-second decisions that make this mess likely: