Comments: Morally Obligated

"professor of philosophy at the Naval Postgraduate School."
One could substitute either or both for "propaganda"!!

"Moral" and "Predators"??
This is postgraduate education.... what will be postdoc education? "moral ethnic cleansing" or "moral genocide?"

And is the Moral Obligation to remember just the numbers??
4 percent, 6 percent, 17 percent and 20 percent, 46 percent, 41 percent, 33 percent to more than 80 percent, 16 percent, 28 percent, 152, 7,.....
I guess, if we remembered "the people killed," we would be failing in our Moral Obligation!!! We are obligated to IGNORE or FORGET...

Posted by Rupa Shah at July 15, 2012 04:19 PM

Well, the essence of tragedy is when two absolute rights come into conflict with one another!

Posted by penny jr. at July 15, 2012 07:05 PM

Morality in warfare, "lookin' for whut ain't".
Why bother putting a suit on it and a bible in its hand? Its just killin'.

Posted by Mike Meyer at July 15, 2012 10:12 PM

apparantly strawser never saw T3 when Skynet becomes conscious

Posted by frankenduf at July 16, 2012 01:46 PM

At the moment I'm feeling morally obligated to shove a drone launched hellfire missile up a certain professor of philosophy's arse...

Posted by Carl Weetabix at July 16, 2012 06:19 PM

At the moment I'm feeling morally obligated to shove a drone launched Hellfire missile up a certain professor of philosophy's arse...

Posted by Carl Weetabix at July 16, 2012 06:20 PM

i'd also like to compare the polonium poisoning of alexander litvinenko with the atomic bombing of hiroshima.

Posted by hapa at July 17, 2012 01:37 PM

hapa: One is a spy getting paid back for his life's work. The other is a city of unsuspecting war weary men, women, and children turned into high altitude radioactive ash.

Posted by Mike Meyer at July 17, 2012 11:09 PM

"there is a strong moral obligation to use [drones] in place of inhabited aircraft."
The good professor put a escape-hatch qualifier on it. He's not saying that it's moral to use either one. But it's moral to use drones rather than risking the life of one of you own combatants. Is this context, remote-control warfare is good.
This philosopher boned up on the sophists.

Posted by Paul Avery at July 18, 2012 02:23 PM

Drones are not much different than any other kind of artillery round. Cheaper, faster, more accurate(???), none the less, get in front of it, end up killed, same as "Big Burtha" being on target.

And how many times must a cannon ball fly
Before they're forever banned----Dylan

Posted by Mike Meyer at July 19, 2012 08:01 PM