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America’s Killing Technology! Enemies Beware!

September 8, 2014

Let’s review the newest remote military technology now used by President Obama to kill those called ‘enemies’ of America. Today, America has many enemies on this planet, but we also have the means to kill practically anyone who offends our interests or values. America controls the sea lanes, the sky above…and America has some 167 military bases (plus aircraft carriers) located throughout planet Earth. There is no one on this planet with the technology to match the Super Power called America. Enemies beware! America desires DEMOCRACY (the American version) for EVERYONE! Most VOTING Americans may be unaware of these global (universal) goals and also the military strategy now used by our military to accomplish these goals. Let’s review just a few of the basic military strategies which America now uses! Who can challenge American hegemony?

USS Nimitz (or any American aircraft carrier) can launch a Predator drone (loaded with hellfire missiles) on practically any enemy target (persons, infrastructure, or hardware) on planet Earth. All this can be done from a remote computer control room which is supplied with GPS satellite technology and with visual (realtime) imagery…displayed on a computer screen to guide the missile(s) to their designated target.

America’s military can launch a Predator Drone to any location on our planet to destroy, kill, or bomb that which is viewed as an ‘enemy’ of America. All this is now done electronically and from a command room (such as that in New Mexico, U.S.A.). The drone strike must be authorized by President Obama, however.

A drone control room at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. President Obama gives the order and a Predator Drone (loaded with hellfire missiles) sets off for its strike in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, etc. Death or destruction ensues for the ‘enemy’ of America! There is no perceived risk for American military personnel. Is this the warfare that will accomplish Peace on Planet Earth?

Brandon Bryant (27) from Montana was distraught over killing a child via a drone strike via his remote control room in New Mexico, USA. This was the headline in the Mailonline News: ‘Did we just kill a kid?’: The moment drone operator who assassinated Afghans with the push of a button on a computer in the U.S. realized he had vaporized a child… and could not go on. Bryant said he had to leave the military after 6 years of sending drone strikes per orders from his Commanders. 

By HELEN POW

 President Obama applauds those who have served in Afghanistan. We will continue to use drones as needed, says Obama! Who can challenge a Super Power like America? America is definitely exceptional!

Words become meaningless when behavior does not follow rhetoric! Why all the contradictions from our President (rhetoric vs action)! Has WW III now started over in the Middle East? What do you think?

A Drone Attack and the response after! Who are the ‘enemies’ of America today? Why do we have so many ‘enemies’? Does anyone know? Can our unchallenged Military Might create Peace and Happiness for our planet? What do you think? Do Americans realize what is being done (in their name)?

Drone strikes in Pakistan have been occurring since 2004 and picked up in pace starting in summer 2008. Apart from a November 2002 strike in Yemen, the Somalia and Yemen campaigns began in 2011. There have been reports of strikes in the Philippines, though information there is sketchy. Additionally, drones have seen service in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq as part of the Unites States’s more traditional military campaigns in those countries.

Predator drones can carry up to two Hellfire missiles. Those have warheads of about 20 pounds, which are designed to pierce tank armor; their damage outside of the vehicle targeted is limited. An alternative warhead, which manufacturer Lockheed Martin touts as featuring “high lethality and minimum collateral damage,” also is in service.

Reapers are another story. They feature a maximum payload of 3,000 pounds, or 1.5 tons. That means they can carry a combination of Hellfires and larger 500 pound bombs like the GBU-12 Paveway II and GBD-38 JDAM. Those have an “effective casualty radius” of about 200 feet. That means that about 50 percent of people within 200 feet of the blast site will die. Those odds improve — or worsen, depending on how you look at it — the closer you get, obviously. So imagine if you took a football field and shrunk it by a third. A Reaper attacks one end zone with a GBU-12. If you’re on the field, you have a 50 percent chance of dying.

Across Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the Obama administration has launched more than 390 drone strikes in the five years since the first attack that injured Qureshi – eight times as many as were launched in the entire Bush presidency. These strikes have killed more than 2,400 people, at least 273 of them reportedly civilians.

Although drone strikes under Obama’s presidency have killed nearly six times as many people as were killed under Bush, the casualty rate – the number of people killed on average in each strike – has dropped from eight to six under Obama. The civilian casualty rate has fallen too. Strikes during the Bush years killed nearly more than three civilians in each strike on average. This has halved under Obama (1.43 civilians per strike on average). In fact reported civilian casualties in Pakistan have fallen sharply since 2010, with no confirmed reports of civilian casualties in 2013.

Can Obama defeat ISIL (ISIS) via his strategy of warfare (missiles from aircraft carriers and remotely controlled  drone strikes)? Would it not be preferrable to challenge the IDEOLOGY of ISIL (ISIS) as this is the core metaphysical issue underlying all this killing? What do you think? I am a Navy veteran of the Vietnam conflict (1962-68). I, personally, do not support our current military schemes or the Obama drone program! That’s my view. I am: https://kingdomecon.wordpress.com

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