Next Up: Your Friendly Neighborhood Drone Patrol
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Stay inside, kids, this could get ugly:
The CIA has urged the White House to boost the agency's armed drone fleet to fight new North Africa al-Qaida threats, U.S. officials told The Washington Post.So, uh, the attack had nothing to do with the fact that Hillary Clinton and her merry band of NATO shit-disturbers basically set up Ghaddafi to be sodomized, murdered and dragged through the street like some kind of sick trophy? Yeah, I'm sure the attack on the Consulate had nothing to do with that. Just as sure as I am that FURTHER interference in international affairs in the form of drones will solve it.
The request by CIA Director David H. Petraeus for up to 10 remotely piloted drones would strengthen Washington's ability to stop the growth of an increasingly aggressive al-Qaida affiliate known as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, White House officials said.
The insurgency group, based in the landlocked West Africa country of Mali, seeks to overthrow the neighboring Algerian government and institute an Islamic state.
U.S. spy agencies have linked the group, which has declared its intention to attack U.S. targets, to the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. But officials have not said it was involved in the attack.
The very reasonable question I still want an answer to is how come it's terrorism when people do it to us but it's not terrorism when we do it to them? Firebombing entire villages from the comfort of a chair in Nevada using a joystick isn't exactly playing nice now is it?
Do terrorists exist? Sure. Are they a threat? Probably. Do we need to kill innocent women and children with drones to get them? HELL NO WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS?! That makes about as much sense as drone striking an entire ghetto filled with decent but low income people who can't get a break to shit because four crack dealers lived in the projects contained therein.
I am anything but a terrorist sympathizer. If I were, I'd be 100% behind the idea of the US adding a whole fleet of drones to burn that shit down just to get a few bad guys. Terrorism - in ANY form - is fucked up. It's especially fucked up when the American people are expected to pay for it.
See where I'm going with this?