With respect to the remote weapons operators, using drones and unmanned vehicles to "fight" a war doesn't count as warfare. The reason is that the country persuing this route has no skin in the fight. It is not risking its own people (while putting the population: military and civilian, of the target state at risk).
Tell that to the civilians who were too close to or were mistaken for military targets and killed. By employing these methods you are putting considerable resources into an actual war. Left unchecked these devices could easily kill thousands or millions - after all why couldn't the drones carry nuclear weapons? The people who these are being used on have skin in the fight and the skin does not have to be symmetrical for it to be war.
The other aspect of proper warfare is occupation. Without that, an attack is merely destruction of either people or property. It might achieve a certain, intended, goal - especially for a domestic audience baying for blood. But as a long term, inter-country conflict, without an occupation to produce long-term changes in the mindset of the "enemy" population, it fails.
Thankfully this is true today, provided you dont just slaughter them all and move in. But I have a feeling we are about half a century and a decade or two away from automated occupation. We will have drones and unmanned vehicles and many fully autonomous robots of war making 24/7/365 never ending occupation cheap easy affordable and without possible loss of life to the dominating side. What could be more humiliating than living under the rule of automated machinery that is just itching to kill you at any second for little or no reason?
Women were not included in the study design, and it was not race insensitive.
For all we know, there could be different reactions, based on pain response, just as people from some regions can't tolerate milk or alcohol, while others can.
Sounds to me like you want to be stung on the penis. Go ahead and let us all know how that turns out for you.
So.. I assume there will be consequences for the LEOs involved?
Oh yeah. No, just consequences for the kid.
Are you kidding? Of course there will be consequences! Promotions all around for a job well done.
Not a single person at the government school or the government police force who mistreated this kid will ever face even a mild consequence. No one will apologize for their role.
Not true at all. Obviously some promotions are in order and that's not a mild consequence.
If US cops want something like a Porsche or Lamborghini for their DARE propaganda vehicle, they simply start an asset forfeiture against the local coke dealer....
Since when did you have to break the law to get your assets forfeited? Here in America you can have your Porsche stolen by the cops just because they don't like you, no actual crime or evidence needed. Good luck getting it back too.
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