Inside Top-Secret Drone Operation Against IS
This story inspired my comment:
There are a lot of moral arguments being made on today's comments. Good stuff. Thoughtful comments, in fact.
I think all of us wonder about the wisdom of this technology. Especially, since this technology is just the beginning. Science fiction has depicted this kind of technology going out of control. In just 10 to 15 years, with advances, science fiction can become reality. Hopefully, there will be wise men/women in the future able to draw the line when needed. But, don’t count on it.
Right now, because the technology is in its infant stage, a lot of innocent people are being killed. I'm not trying to blame anyone. It's easy to play a video game and wipe everyone out. Lots of fun. It's also easy to understand a remote pilot having second thoughts after he realizes he killed a bunch of children.
Perhaps we need to hire only Donald Trump types who think it's cool to kill terrorists and their families as well. With advances in technology and Trump style operatives, a pilot can kill a terrorist in Syria, then aim a missile and kill a family in Egypt. Good clean kills all around and no guilty feelings for anyone. One of the main requirements for this Trump style pilot will be he/she must be a member of the NRA. Very important!
After a hard day's work 2,000 miles from the targets, pilots can go home, have dinner with their wives and children then watch the kids play Little League that night. Perfect little war, don't you think?
Naturally, with everyone having so much fun, it's just a matter of time until this technology is put to use on the home front. There is too much profit to be made. It's only a matter of time.
Just think of the ways we can reduce crime on the home front. Track down a robber with remote technology, kill him and anyone in the vicinity, then locate his wife and kids and kill them too. That will make those criminals think twice about committing crimes.
You can’t get some pansy, bleeding heart Democrat to do the job. You’re going to need hardcore Trump Republicans to wage remote war on those dirty Arabs overseas and to put those blacks on the home front in their place. Should be a lot of fun in about fifteen years, don’t you think? Let’s get the ball rolling and elect Trump. Someone needs to get this drone war started and put on the right track.