Many Jews see in­jus­tice at the heart of Zion­ism

The Nation - - OPINION & ANALYSIS - Egon Barry Kenyon Bone­fish Maejo Man

Alf Haupt, in his rush to trum­pet racist re­marks, dis­misses Eric Bahrt as a Jewish pe­cu­liar­ity sup­port­ing Pales­tinian rights. In fact, there are many Jews who sup­port the recog­ni­tion of a Pales­tinian state, op­pose one-sided vi­o­lence and wish to im­prove the qual­ity of life of an op­pressed peo­ple.

Mr Haupt should con­sider chang­ing his name to Alf Gar­nett, the fa­mous Bri­tish com­edy star of yes­ter­year. This is a very good idea and a first step to­wards mak­ing them il­le­gal! Drones are un­nec­es­sary toys and should not be avail­able to the public, same as as­sault weapons. The big­ger ones can carry pay­loads of 20 ki­los or more, and are po­ten­tially ex­tremely dan­ger­ous de­liv­ery sys­tems for ex­plo­sives, chem­i­cal and bi­o­log­i­cal weapons and other nasty stuff. Cam­era-equipped drones are also com­monly used to snoop on other peo­ple’s pri­vacy and busi­ness deal­ings. They can go sta­tion­ary and take pho­tos and videos right through peo­ple’s win­dows, even in condo and of­fice build­ings. And they can eas­ily be used to take down aircraft, ei­ther on take- off or on land­ing ap­proach. Why they were ever al­lowed to be made avail­able to the public is to­tally in­com­pre­hen­si­ble tome.

A re­mote-con­trolled model aircraft can do all this too, but I have not heard of one be­ing used to “take down” a com­mer­cial aircraft, and they have been around for the last 50 years!

An ea­gle catches a drone dur­ing a French mil­i­tary ex­er­cise at the Mont-de-Marsan air­base, south­west­ern France.

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