Eye in the SkyDVD
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Lt. General Frank Benson: Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.
This is an operation to capture, not kill. Your job is to be their eye in the sky.
Colonel, our intelligence only has them arriving in another half hour.
-- Well, then our intelligence is bad.
Showman 5-0, we need an eye inside that house. I have to know if Danford is inside, and who is with her.
--Ma'am, it would mean putting a man in the street, and you'd have to get close to control the beetle. It would easily raise suspicion.
What, even if you use a Somali?
--Every stranger is suspicious, even a Somali.
Has there ever been a British-led drone attack on a city in a friendly country that is not at war? General?
--I do not believe so, no.
Then how can we sanction it?
We have a situation here which could result in massive loss of life in the next 10 minutes.
--Then use those 10 minutes and get the Secretary's approval. That is my decision, General.
Are we clear to engage, yes or no? Come on, make a decision.
--With respect, ma'am, I don't make those decisions. I'm here to advise you on the law! The law is not here to get in your way, it is here to protect you, and to protect your target.
Sir, you must act now. You have two men about to embark on a suicide mission. You have number two, four, and five on the President's East Africa kill list in your sights, and you are putting the whole mission at risk because of one collateral damage issue?
Angela, is it you or me who will be invited onto the Today program to explain why we knew of the attack on a shopping center that killed 80 people, but chose to do nothing to stop it? You, James.
--But frankly, politically, I'd rather point to Al-Shabab as murderers of 80 people shopping than have to defend a drone attack by our forces that
kills an innocent child.
--James, Angela makes a compelling point. If Al-Shabab kill 80 people,
we win the propaganda war. If we kill one child, they do.
Foreign Secretary, it is our task to make the right military decision. We cannot engage in an argument about possible future postings on YouTube.
--With respect, General, revolutions are fueled by postings on YouTube.
What you witnessed today with your coffee and biscuits is terrible. What these men would've done would've been even more terrible. Never tell a soldier that he does not know the cost of war.
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A British anti-terrorist strike force, locating an elusive terrorist cell with an armed drone in a Kenyan village, finds itself in a moral and political dilema as tries to take out the cell and avoid collateral damage to the civilians.