DO YOU WANT TO RUN THE
DRONE STRIKE CONTROL BOARD?
Drone strikes by un-manned Predators and Reapers
have taken out terrorists including
al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen
and the terrorist group’s
No. 2 strongman Abu Yahya al-Libi in Pakistan;
but they appear to have killed more children
and innocent civilians
than alleged terrorists.
Drone Pilots have a picture on their video screen
that lets them see the Drone turning,
but the pilot in the Drone Control office
doesn’t feel the Drone turning
because he is not in it,
he is his drone control office
thousands of miles away
in the United States.
The Drone Control pilot doesn’t feel the speed,
and he can’t look out the window,
and see, there is no window.
Instead, the Drone pilot, with his
hand touching his joy stick, is
sitting in an office in the U.S.A., while
aiming at a target in a foreign country
thousands of miles away,
and he has no three-dimensional
perspective, instead he has multiple bright,
colorful computer screens
flashing only two-dimensional
forms of information.
The Drone control office
looks like a fancy
video game set-up,
the “pilot” can even
bring a cup of coffee
to his office work.
Drone control pilots
and they perform
Drone Warfare by
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Tracking US drone strikes
and other covert actions in
Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia.
… targeted killing…data…