I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. Drones don’t fly when sky is grey. Zubair Rehman, 13, in an address to Congress about the US drone attack that killed members of his family.


If you haven’t seen it already, John Oliver’s video on drones from last night is seriously a must-watch.

It is completely natural for us not to want to think about the consequences of our drone program, but when childrem from other countries are telling us that we’ve made them fear the sky, it might be time to ask some hard questions. […]

Any counterterrorism effort will always require an element of secrecy. But with our drone program—not only do we now know who we’ve killed, the legal guidelines have loopholes large enough to drive a flying death robot through.