Go Norse, Young Man: David Swanson v. Killer Drones
Last week – November 15th to be precise – author and contributor to War Is A Crime.org, David Swanson wrote a piece that knocked me sideways. Not so much for the story but for the implications. If Germany can say ‘No’ to the ultimate drug, then surely , other nations will follow. This a triangle situation: Israel and America are the world’s top peddlers of Death from Above and Germany is a super power in that its economic might is bolstered by it global credibility.
Author of When the World Outlawed War, War Is A Lie and Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.
Swanson writes: “Germany had planned to buy a fleet of "Euro Hawk" killer drones -- perhaps in an effort to bring the European Union up to speed with certain other Nobel Peace laureates.” But what if one Nobel Laureate is on the skids and the ‘Mini-merica’ is increasingly viewed as a loose canon in a tight corner?
I asked Swanson how public pressure can effect change when the government does not appear to be listening and I was assured that government is lisdtening. Like the teenager that it is, the US government just seems to be ignoring us.
Not so, says Swanson. Here’s the link: http://warisacrime.org/content/germany-says-no-weaponized-drones
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