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March 2, 2016
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Eye in the Sky, prescient?

Eye in the Sky review

“A tense, morally complex, and extremely prescient thriller” – Kate Muir, The Times

 

Prescient on if you haven’t seen the excellent Good Kill from 2014, or Drones from 2013, or played Unmanned, a game about being a drone operator, from 2012.

 

Still, Eye in the Sky looks interesting despite the spolierific trailer…

 

February 12, 2013
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  • With its deadly drones, the US is fighting a coward’s war | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
    These power-damaged people have been granted the chance to fulfil one of humankind’s abiding fantasies: to vaporise their enemies, as if with a curse or a prayer, effortlessly and from a safe distance. That these powers are already being abused is suggested by the mendacity of those who are deploying them. The US , which is running the undeclared and unacknowledged drone war in Pakistan, insists that there have been no recent civilian casualties. So does Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan. It is a blatant whitewash.

    As a report last year by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism showed, of some 2,300 people killed by US drone strikes in Pakistan from 2004 until August 2011, between 392 and 781 appear to have been civilians; 175 were children. In the period about which the CIA and Brennan made their claims, at least 45 civilians have been killed. As soon as an agency claims “we never make mistakes”, you know that it has lost its moorings, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn su

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