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Drones May Zoom Into Our Lives

Drones carry out numerous military missions each day in Afghanistan where they frequently target cars or houses of insurgents and blast them to hell. A growing interest has developed among law enforcement agencies in the United States to use drones as part of their activities. They already are discussing having drones monitor fleeing prisoners or check license plates or blow up a house in which there are criminals or whatever. Heck, drones have killed dozens of innocent civilians in Afghanistan so why not have equal opportunities for American citizens to be inadvertently killed by their own forces? A pilotless plane flying above might create a few minor problems. A malfunction in communication, a mistake about the target and other inadvertent errors just possible might emerge from use of drones. But, what the heck, families of innocent people can always sue to get paid for death of their loved ones.

We have sufficient mistakes in use of drones in Afghanistan. We really don’t need a drone in our lives.

Russian Drones Announce Their Arrival!

During last year’s Russian war with Georgia, its troops would hear the sound of a drone off in the distance and soon as the object appeared over their heads, they would blast it out of the sky. Unfortunately, the drone that was being shot down was a Russian drone. Prime Minister Putin proclaims the arrival of a new Russian military force, but its leaders recently returned from Israel where they negotiated to purchase Israel drones, the same ones that Israel had sold the Georgians. Russian military leaders insist they do not intend to use the Israel drones in combat but seek to study its technology in order to figure out how to develop drones that are shot down by the enemy, not the Russian army.

Perhaps, Israel has discovered a new industry. Encourage two nations to engage in war and then sell them weapons to kill one another. As long as all of the enemy is not killed, there is plenty of business for the Israel government.

Zardari Wants Drones But Will He Use Them?

President Asif Zardari told the British newspaper, The Independent, that his nation should be provided drones and other missiles by the United States in order to allow Pakistan to take the initiative in the war against extremists. “We would much prefer that the US share its intelligence and give us the drones and missiles that will allow us to take care of the problem on our own.” In his view the use of drones by American forces to hit targets in Pakistan violates the national sovereignty of his nation. Even as he spoke Taliban forces were leaving the Swat Valley and entering new areas of the country to spread their terror. According to Zardari, Pakistan is ready to take up Obama’s challenge and act on their own against the Taliban.

We can only wonder if the Pakistan president has checked in with his secret intelligence, the ISI who works hand-in-hand with the Taliban. Exactly how can the Pakistan army take out the Taliban if every move on their part is being revealed to the enemy. First, Zardari has to clean house and make certain his military leaders are on the same page as the president. After all, they have already turned the Swat Valley over to the Taliban.

Pakistan Doesn’t Like Drones But US Does

The ongoing clash between the American military and Pakistan armed forces continues its fierce encounter. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi insists there needs to be trust and his nation does not believel the United States is trusting enough. “I think it is important for us to seek a surplus of trust(instead of) a deficit of trust.” The words come across as helpful, but the reality is an inability on the part of the Pakistan army or government to confront the continued support by its military of Taliban forces. President Zardari insists his government “is committed to eliminating extremism from the society” but his nation is aroused because Taliban leaders who he allowed to take over the Swat Valley flogged a girl.

A major issue between the two nations if use of drones which strike from the sky, blow up buildings and the Americans claim terrorist leaders were killed while Pakistan insists the dead were civilians. Drone attacks will kill, the question is whether they kill the right people.