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In Pre-Sentencing Letter, Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Says Crisis of Conscience Motivated Leak

By Brett Wilkins

Attorneys for drone whistleblower Daniel Hale—who faces sentencing next week after pleading guilty earlier this year to violating the Espionage Act—on Thursday submitted a letter to Judge Liam O’Grady in which the former Air Force intelligence analyst says a crisis of conscience drove him to leak classified information about the U.S. targeted assassination program.

The 11-page handwritten letter begins with a quote from U.S. Admiral Gene La Rocque, who said in 1995 that “we now kill people without ever seeing them. Now you push a button thousands of miles away… Since it’s all done by remote control, there’s no remorse.”...

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Conscience is one thing. I think Hale is also practical.

George

I foresee a not too distant future when DC war hawks and their minions who thought nothing of killing residents of remote continents with remote-controlled drones will not be able to leave the cellar anymore due to the favor being returned. Do you really think that people in cultures where blood revenge is still a thing will not be able to build or buy good enough drones in our lifetime for the "eye for eye"?

We might just witness an unprecedented era of US pacifism due to all the Warhawks having gotten traced and splattered. Funny how things turn out.

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