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Robot wars: a 'killer' application

With unmanned, remote-controlled drones increasingly in use from Pakistan to Palestine, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan, we are grimly reminded about the latest lethal machines from the high-tech military-industry complex and the putative robotics revolution in warfare. From Hungry Beast TV.

Addendum

It is also worth noting that the Obama administration has dramatically stepped up the drone “program” from its predecessor, sharply increasing the number of U.S. Predator and Reaper drone strikes in Pakistan. The New Yorker also has a piece on the CIA’s covert drone program, and the Real News has a video clip on the zionist entity’s “remote-control occupation”.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

See Robot Wars at Hungry Beast: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.

3 comments on “Robot wars: a 'killer' application

  1. 99
    7 November, 2009

    Face it. You [we] all should just surrender now….

  2. Ann
    7 November, 2009

    Its pretty disturbing, I know, but its not the first time technology has seemingly run away from us and we’ve pulled back from the brink, is it? I imagine people felt similarly in the 50s when the nuclear age had well and truly arrived. The sheer destructive power is mind-boggling — as awesome as our creative power and potential, I suppose. Of course one hopes that as a species we do not destroy ourselves by allowing one to overrun the other.

    I noticed this link over at your blog and thought it was worth highlighting –
    Scott Horton on the CIA’s Secret Drone War:

    A recent report by the New America Foundation (Revenge of the Drones) estimates that since 2006, the U.S. has conducted 82 drone attacks in Pakistan, killing between 750 and 1,000 people

    Yet for all their high-tech high-lethality toys, the US military is still foundering in Afghanistan particularly and probably Iraq and Pakistan as well … at a cost to so many people and families. Madness. The Obamacons have only amplified the Bush administration’s drone “program”:

    Obama, far from curtailing the drone program he inherited from President George W. Bush, has instead dramatically increased the number of U.S. Predator and Reaper drone strikes. There have been 43 strikes in Pakistan this year (two while Bush was still in office), compared to 34 in all of 2008.

    And to throw in something else I was just reading: Paul Craig Roberts has a great straightforward style and he writes in a recent piece:

    the motivation for US and UK military aggression in Afghanistan had to do with the natural gas deposits in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The Americans wanted a pipeline that bypassed Russia and Iran and went through Afghanistan. To insure this, an invasion was necessary.

    Yet I don’t think he subscribes to a resources or energy determinism, but simply acknowledges it as a major reason for being there in Afghanistan.

    What he writes about the influence of the israel Lobby on Congress as reflected in the reprehensible recent decision to condemn the Goldstone Report is spot on:

    The US House of Representatives has just voted to show the entire world that the US House of Representatives is nothing but the servile, venal, puppet of the Israel Lobby.

    Ain’t that the truth.

  3. Ann
    8 November, 2009

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