What do you get when you put a minimally educated 'tough' guy into a 'position of power'? The author of this book.
He might be a good marine and a good sniper, but as an author, the lessons of this book/ his perspectives, are frightfully narrow and ignorantly nationalistic. He sees 'profound evil' in people who are so desperate they will die of their own hand rather than leave their lives for him to take, yet is 'justified' in the invasion and murder of those who's head pops up on his kill screen without even considering the cause, repercussions, or alternatives.. I ultimately feel supremely jipped because there is no attempt on his part to understand or reconcile whatever leads two countries to war in the first place. There is very little true thought from him at all. The story is nothing more than some guy taking routine kill orders from whomever without conscience and justifying it personally as a necessity of war. Boring and ignorant.
Of course, in the military, real thinkers go on to do something globally / universally productive, so he cant really be blamed for being a 'soldier' to others, but good god, cant an editor at least make this more appealing to a larger crowd? Can I give it negative stars?
disgust for military drones
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