Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

No pride in these killing machines

IN modern warfare, at least 15 civilians are killed for every combatant. As the machines take over, with unmanned aircraft and with unmanned tanks and submarines on the way, the tally will be 15-0.

At least the military could take some pride that they put their own lives at risk. We and our American friends will soon be able to kill people in large numbers without moving from our home bases. We are urged to celebrate this "extraordinary achievement in British engineering". Count me out.

JIM McCLUSKEY

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