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.
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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.
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