U.S convinces itself that some killing is OK

MSR Editorial

Does the U.S. government believe that it is acceptable to encourage and assist the Yemen government in their killing of citizens with drone strikes, since due process is not real popular or prevalent in Yemen, that this is all that is needed or not needed, to make it morally acceptable to execute people?

Are the U.S. government leaders thinking, “Well, they are not real big on due process, so we have every right to encourage and assist the Yemen government in executing their citizens without due process?” What opportunistic bastards, that they in Washington will take advantage of Yemen’s weak government and law structure, so they can gun down as many individuals as possible.

How do their minds work? No different than the minds of terrorists; convincing yourself that your killing is acceptable. U.S. drone strikes in Yemen over the past 10 years number over 100. Do the users of drones in Washington understand that when they draw up a plan to kill people in Yemen, that they are committing exactly the same crime that they are accusing others of,  and executing those in Yemen for the planning of attaching American interests?

Seems kinda silly, both “sides” sitting in their war rooms drawing up plans to kill the other. Of course, only one side is wrong.

“Well, you started it.”

“No, you started it.”

“Did not.”

“Did so.”

“You better stop or I’ll kill you.”

“Not if I kill you first.”

It is playground childish-like behavior. Yet these children have lethal ways of killing.


Frank Erickson lives in Minneapolis.