My ongoing theme is always the truth, as I see it, and the exposure of lies, deception and manipulation wherever they exist. I remain firmly convinced that the world can no longer resist its innate urge to unite and co-operate with one another and we are very close to the point where war can no longer be an option if this transformation is to occur. Website: allenroland.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 25, 2016
GRIM REAPER IN THE SKY / DRONE ASSASSINATIONS WITH NO ACCOUNTABILITY
Sooner or later we will all have to come to grips with the
collateral psychic damage we have wrought in the Middle East with our Drone
assassinations on both innocent victims as well as the perpetrators themselves
~ for chaos reins on both sides when accountability ends: Allen L Roland, PhD
“If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make
them feel afraid.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Stress is a byproduct of combat duty for both the hunted and the hunter ~ but
nowhere is that more visible and intense then in Drone warfare when terror arrives
unexpectedly from the sky.
that point, Drone warfare becomes intimidation.
"Sometimes I am so sad that my heart wants to
explode," an Afghan man says, speaking directly into the camera. "When
your body is intact, your mind is different. You are content. But the moment
you are wounded, your soul gets damaged. When your leg is torn off and your
gait slows, it also burdens your spirit." The speaker is an unnamed
victim of a February 2010 drone strikein
Uruzgan, Afghanistan, but he could just as easily be an Iraqi, a Pakistani, a
Somali, a Yemeni ~ or for that matter a wounded American combat soldier.
what about the psychic damage and suicidal feelings
of the Drone operators and personnel ~ " When we are in our darkest
places and we have a lot to worry about and we feel guilty about our past
actions, it's really tough to describe what that feeling is like," says
Daniel, a whistleblower who took part in drone operations and whose last name
is not revealed in National Bird. Speaking
of the suicidal feelings that sometimes plagued him while he was involved in
killing halfway across the planet, he adds, "Having the image in
your head of taking another life is not a good feeling."
Pratap Chatterjee explains in Truth Out ~ "If
recent history is any guide, these drones do not just kill terrorists; in their
target areas, they also create anxiety, upset, and a desire for revenge in a
larger population and so have proven a powerful weapon in spreading terror
movements across the Greater Middle East " ~ or
create blow back in terms of fanatical retaliation and
revenge. See Article ~
In addition to those they kill, Washington's terror drones turn
out to wound (in ways both physical and psychological) their own
operators and the populations who live under their constant surveillance and
this is clearly seen in Gavin Hood's excellent film Eye in the Sky.
use of invasion, bombings, and murder by drone as its principle weapon against
terrorists is mindless. It shows a government devoid of all
intelligence, focused on killing alone. Even a fool understands that violence creates
terrorists" writes Paul Craig Roberts
This anguished poem is by an unnamed Afghan
womanwhose home was destroyed by a drone is
May God destroy your tank and
you who’ve destroyed my village, my home.
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisorAllen L
Roland can be contacted email@example.comAllen is also a
lecturer and writerwho shares a weekly political and social commentary
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