Obama’s drone wars, the #NotABugSplat initiative intended to
raise awareness of the inhuman attitude implicit in remotewarfare and oppose
the lazy argument that ‘viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the
sense of an insect being crushed’ (Hastings 2012). With the ‘anonymous dot on the
landscape’ replaced by the giant picture of ‘an innocent child victim’s face’ (#Not
A Bug Splat 2014), potential drone operators scanning the area should be forced to
think about what they are actually doing with words and weapons.
Shahzad Akbar, a lawyer working for