It's lonely in the field
that we send our fighters to wander
They leave with minds of steel
It's their training solution
We've programmed the way
It leads us to order
There's no turning back

A Surgical Strike
We've taught them not to feel
performance is their task
A Surgical Strike
Its time is arriving now for you

The plan for the day
will be swift as the lightning they harness
The atom display is not mindless illusion
At master control, assessment will not
Be by humans-There's no turning back

A Surgical Strike
We've taught them not to feel
performance is their task
A Surgical Strike
Its time is arriving now for you


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    General CommentWar has turned into near-bloodless operations executed by pilots quoted as saying "it felt like a video game". As in the song, assessment was not by humans, but by machines peering through a camera lens. With the aid of super machines, man's language about war radically changes into terms about "surgery," "collateral damage" and "target-rich environments."

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    Once dehumanizing language begins, the actions are certain to follow, and nearly impossible to halt. A bloody, terrible war - as all wars are and should be remembered, for our own sake - is reduced to a medical procedure like cutting out cancer. The disease is war, its symptoms deadly technology, the cure - human contact and understanding.
    PigeonWingon August 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentabout our own demise, Another Rage song goes uncommented!
    Brixton89on April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a highlight of the album. Great song.
    Anilandon April 29, 2007   Link

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