Code Pink brings chocolates and flowers to the tea party.

Posted on 10 March 2013 by nsharkey

When drone extremist John Brennan’s appointment to Chief of the CIA was delayed by 13 hours by filibuster, Senator Paul Rand, accolades came from an unexpected source. As pointed out by the New York Times,
‘In Washington, Code Pink, a leftist group of antiwar activists, showed up with flowers and chocolates at Mr. Paul’s Senate offices on Thursday to thank him [Rand Paul] for standing up against abuses of power. Known around Capitol Hill mainly for disrupting Congressional hearings, the group had found a new champion.
“People say: ‘Oh, my God, Code Pink is praising Rand Paul. Hell has frozen over!’ ” said Medea Benjamin, a co-founder of the group. “But we were glued to C-Span to the bitter end of the filibuster. We were amazed to see the education of the public that was taking place, and that has never occurred before.”’

The important point of all this is the way in which the new automated killing technologies have been underlined in the New York Times. This is the first time that they have reported on the Human Rights Report – Losing Humanity. And it is the first time that they have discussed the upcoming campaign to Stop Killer Robots.

Read the story in full – Visions of Drones Swarming U.S. Skies Hit Bipartisan Nerve

Noel SharkeyPhD, DSc FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA is Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield and was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2010).

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