Think of a drone pilot like an exaggerated sniper. He has such a ballistic advantage that he can shoot the enemy, but the enemy cannot shoot him. He gets to see and feel the life of his target. He puts in his 8 in a trailer killing, then goes home has a BBQ.
This is Murka’s new style of war. A double tap is when the dronie hits a target, then hits it again. Usually the first responders die.
Are drone pilots aware of the disparity and the video game nature of their work? Absolutely. Lotta white in that drone program. Lot of men/boys too.
It is interesting to note that…….. the drones often do overwatch for field teams. Those drones see better at night than during the day.
Snipers expect dramatic payback if they are caught by the enemy. When drone pilots are caught, if ever, they can expect far worse.
Line of the movie: “How’s the war on terror going? Kind of like the war on drugs.”