I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it but I’m currently working with the Milwaukee-based vaudevillian-magic-burleque-sideshow group known as The Deadman’s Carnival doing their live sound and audio recording. I have to say it’s not only one of the most demanding gigs I’ve had but probably the most…
"But understand that probably our ability to respect the sovereignty of other countries and to limit our incursions into somebody else’s territory is enhanced by the fact that we are able to [execute a] pinpoint strike on al Qaeda operatives in a place where the capacities of that military in that country may not be able to get them."
-President Barack Obama, on drone strikes in Pakistan
I know I can’t be the only one who understands that, unless you are working with the express permission of a nation’s government or are doing the operation jointly, bombing another country without permission is impeding on their sovereignty, no matter how small the explosion is. I know we had a deal with them in the past, but obviously now that Pakistan has given the order to shoot down US drones, we’re obviously over the line if we continue to do this. The US doesn’t let other countries operate strikes against targets in the US without permission. How is this any different?