The reports of the CIA scrambling to assemble secret drone bases near Yemen appear not only to be true, but to have been a dramatic understatement, as the Washington Post is now reporting the US is building a large number of bases across the entire region to house their favorite flying killer robots.
From Ethiopia and Djibouti, to a “reaper” base in the Seychelles, US officials say they are hoping to get broad coverage across Africa and the Middle East, with eyes on escalating the wars against assorted al-Qaeda affiliates for “years to come.”
All this comes amid growing concerns that the CIA has mostly abandoned espionage in favor of killing people with robots via remote control. That, however, might not necessarily be a growth industry.
Instead, researchers are working on a number of software packages to take the “remote control” out of the picture and let the robots decide on their own who to lob missiles at. Researchers say this would be an important development because the robots would decide who to murder much faster than CIA targeters are liable to.
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Aha! Couple of years ago hack made fun of people mentioning the possibilty of getting people out of the "kill loop".
Still I can't imagine that this will work soon.
"The demonstration laid the groundwork for scientific advances that would allow drones to search for a human target and then make an identification based on facial-recognition or other software. Once a match was made, a drone could launch a missile to kill the target."
But really, facial recognition doesn't even work if the person is standing still in front of the fracking camera, so what retard would go whole hog on this kinda shit?
"The deployment of such systems would reflect a paradigm shift and a major qualitative change in the conduct of hostilities,"
Yeah well, it's like flying mindfields right?
Btw, Jason: That pic is a Global Hawk, not a predator. Used for surveillance.
"…the robots would decide who to murder much faster than CIA targeters are liable to."
A few years ago, I wrote that the smart bombs would doubtless become so clever that they could do Kantian moral theory on their way down. Goes to show that one shouldn't joke about these things. Some jackass will want to build it. An "exceptional" nation indeed.
I understand that they're also building drone bases in South America. Who can prevail against the Beast? Nobody, apparently.
Well, they're not so secret now, are they?
And this goes to explain the mess in Yemen. The US will never, ever allow anything to happen there that will compromise the key grip they have on the ME from Yemen. I'm disgusted!
Now, here's the other question: do they know yet about all the 'secret' drone bases in the US? We know about NV, how about the others? I assume that, by now, they have to have them in every state and, in particular, outside major cities like NY, LA. What will rein down on the unsuspecting yet deserving Amerikans won't be pretty and it will be all 100% deserved and self-inflicted.
How long have these drones existed? Ten years? Imagine how it would feel to look out your office window and see one of those things coming at you – nobody would believe it.
This is bit like early colonial days. The natives with spears were totally helpless against guns.
USA and its partner in the design and manufacture of drones i.e. Israel are hoping to recreate the dominance early colonists imposed on all corners of the world.
Im sure the Russians are inventing an antidote this this air supremacy. Something like the S´400 for flying robots..
They're using them on the Canadian and Mexican borders. Pretty soon po-leece departments every where will have killer drone capability. To save life of course.
Within a few short years, drones will be killing nests of alleged criminals such as mafia, motorcycle gangs, regular gangs. No need for law and order any more. No need for due process.
What has our country come to? How will it all end? Where is the justice?
'Drone murders' latest invention from the evil-empire.
The drones, being the brain-child and under the control of high society, what with the number of terrorists out to get our rich nobility about equal to high society — fair is fair — let there be a shootout between those who love their wealth and those they do so fear, then the root cause of terrorism would become crystal clear.
The only people who can change this are the American voters….
And it doesn't happen voting Democrat or Repuplican…
Is this the 'jobs program we have been promised? Killing the people of the other nations of the world? Forget about 'green' jobs. We now have a 'red' (blood) jobs program.
The U.N. should make drones internationally illegal and should order all such bases to close.
Never in my life or anyone elses have we seen such evil.I hate the American government and the vother countrys and people that support then or Israel.I live in Canada love my country but hate what we have done since 9'11.Also what we did to the native americans.
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