Real American Values and the Reality of Robotic Warfare by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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April 19, 2010

First published in Islam Times

(Islam Times) – Cindy Sheehan’s remarks to the “Challenging Robotic Warfare And Social Control” Conference in Hood River, Oregon

When I was asked to give this talk, I was also asked what my topic would be. My answer was: “You choose the topic, I can speak at length about almost any subject.” I have the gift of gab.

Anyway, this general subject of robotic warfare is very interesting to me. Recently, in a very ironic move, I was ejected from a Congressional hearing about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles when I was actually there to listen to the testimony. Just because I had a small sign reading, “Drones kill kids,” poised on my chest was no reason to kick me out. I was being quiet and had no intention of disrupting, as I informed the Congressman’s aide—but I got removed, anyway.

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