Pentagon: A Human Will Always Decide When a Robot Kills You


Suverans2's picture

" accountable human being in a lawful chain of command."

"Accountable"? "Lawful?" I call BULLSHIT!!

mjackso6's picture

The 'accountable' human being of course reffers to whatever schmuck they have operating the joystick and pushing the 'fire' button, a fall-guy that the high muckey-mucks can throw under a bus at the drop of a hat when someone calls them out and cries 'foul!'

The 'lawful' part just means that they'll only occasionally, and in 'utmost secrecy' under the 'most dire' of circumstances violate the highly mutable rules that they themselves drafted up.

So, yes, I suppose you're right; bullshit is probably the kindest and most accurate description possible.

Glock27's picture

Accountable and lawful are applicable to accountable and lawful people. To the best of my ability I have not been provided conclusive evidence that any government tentical is accountable and lawful. It would be intersting to meet the man who made this up.

mhstahl's picture

Since accountable human beings have lawfully, repetedly, incinerated entire cities, perhaps Skynet would be an improvement?

Suverans2's picture

Human beings have legally, (according to man-made law), incinerated entire cities, but have never, and can never, lawfully, (according to natural law), do so.

    They [the rulers] feed them on falsehoods 'til wrongs look like right in their eyes." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In order to understand the difference between what is legal, and what is lawful we have only to take a look at a fundamental event like marriage.

Conjunctio mariti et faeminae est de jure naturae. The union of a man and a woman is of the law of nature.

Consensus non concubitus facit nuptiam. Consent, not lying together, constitutes marriage.

No mention of a "license", because a license only makes it legal.

Samarami's picture

All wars are cowardly since the perpetrators never do the fighting.

Drone attacks are triply cowardly.