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Letter: Drones are best way to target terrorists

Drones are best way to target terrorists

Two recent letters in The News, protesting the use of drones to wipe out terrorists and prevent innocent victims being killed, need a logical rebuttal.

First, why stop at drones? Bullets kill innocent bystanders, too. Let’s eliminate bullets being used to fight these Islamic radicals. Also, ban machine guns, helicopters and planes. Wait, don’t shoot at terrorists; let them have their way and kill or behead innocent people.

It is mind-boggling to think anyone would object to using drones in this struggle with terrorists. As far as I know, there is no modern way to fire a missile and hit just terrorists. There have been innocent victims in warfare since the Dead Sea was still alive.

How would these pacifists feel if ISIS kills a family member in a terrorist act in this country? Would they still object to using drones to kill terrorists? Have they forgotten what happened to the Twin Towers in New York City and the death of 3,000 innocent people? Just saying.

Philip Fanone

West Seneca