http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-FourIn the essay "Why I Write" (1946), Orwell described himself as a Democratic Socialist,  thus, his 16 June 1949 letter to Francis A. Henson, of the United Automobile Workers, about the excerpts published in Life (25 July 1949) magazine and the The New York Times Book Review (31 July 1949), Orwell said:
My recent novel [Nineteen Eighty-Four] is NOT intended as an attack on Socialism or on the British Labour Party (of which I am a supporter), but as a show-up of the perversions . . . which have already been partly realized in Communism and Fascism. . . . The scene of the book is laid in Britain in order to emphasize that the English-speaking races are not innately better than anyone else, and that totalitarianism, if not fought against, could triumph anywhere.
—Collected Essays 
For what it's worth.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I never could understand these people. We want to kill them, they want to blow themselves up. You'd think we could reach an agreement rather quickly.
Look the reason why civilians are killed using these drones is not because the drones violate the laws of war, it is because the enemy violates the laws of by not dressing in uniforms and intentionally intermingling with the civilian population. That is the war crime not the use of precision weapons fired from a UAV platform.
Last edited by Agent Ferris; 10-28-09 at 09:29 PM.
Wow! Just how offensive does one have to be? I don't see the line of thinking that would lead any normal person to come to this sort of conclusion.
It is a FACT that AQ and the Taliban are harbored in the largely lawless section of Pakistan, this is indisputable. The argument I was having was one, (not even with you, mind you) that this fretting over the loss of civilians that in in close proximity to the targets that must be taken out is a fools errand. And the best you can come up with is that I only take that stance because I am somehow racist?
Get a clue man.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Who cares what laws it's breaking as long as it's breaking some terrorist ass?
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.