Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for War Crimes

For some months now I have been flagging the need for ethical debate in the Christian community over killer drones.

Well, it seems concern is catching on. Legal experts have flagged that military drone may be violating the rules of war.

“But under the legal theories adopted by our government in prosecuting Guantánamo detainees, these CIA officers as well as any higher-level government officials who have authorised or directed their attacks are committing war crimes.” For more read Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for War Crimes.

Ironically, many of my critics have been focussing on the unclear combatant status of enemy insurgents as justification for harsh retribution, but it seems drone pilots technically fall into the same category. Ooops.

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