Guardian columnist, George Monbiot, has raised the issue of the human casualties of US drones, in the wake of the tragic and senseless events in Connecticut…

“If the victims of Mr Obama’s drone strikes are mentioned by the state at all, they are discussed in terms which suggest that they are less than human. The people who operate the drones, Rolling Stone magazine reports, describe their casualties as “bug splats”, “since viewing the body through a grainy-green video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.”

Monbiot’s piece was published in yesterday’s Guardian and a fully referenced version of this article can be found at

…plus, feel free to check out earlier interpretOr pieces on drones..

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