Posted on 27 October 2018Today, I stood silently in solidarity with the Drone Campaign Network for their annual protest at RAF Waddington, south of Lincoln.
Did you know that RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire is the home of the UK’s Reaper Drone that has launched hundreds of strikes killing thousands?
From the Drone Campaign Network:
“The use of unmanned drones to launch so-called ‘risk free’ attacks in remote areas of the world has rocketed over the past decade. While manufacturers and operators insist that drones are precise and pinpoint accurate, researchers have documented hundreds of civilians deaths in drone strikes – and there are likely to be many more.”
“Drones are portrayed as giving us the ability to easily and cleanly take out the bad guys without any risks. Technology, we are told, can control the chaos of war. The reality is that armed drones make it much easier for governments to opt to use lethal military force rather than engage in diplomatic or political solutions to crisis. Drones, in short, are simply making war more likely.”
It was cold, wet and windy but we were there.
No to Forever War!