"Increasingly, this is how the United States chooses to fight its wars. Drones lead the way and dominate the fight against the several non-state actors we now engage — Al Qaeda, the Shabab in Somalia and now ISIS. Drones have their benefits: They enable us to fight ISIS without getting mired on the ground or suffering casualties, making them politically powerful and appealing."
“In an interview in GQ Magazine with former drone pilot, Brandon Bryant, Bryant recalls, 'sitting in a control station on an Air Force base in Nevada. His three victims were walking on a dirt road in Afghanistan. After the Hellfire missile fired from the drone struck the three men, Bryant watched the aftermath on his infrared display. The smoke clears, and there's pieces of the two guys around the crater. And there's this guy over here, and he's missing his right leg above his knee. He's holding it, and he's rolling around, and the blood is squirting out of his leg, and it's hitting the ground, and it's hot. His blood is hot,' Bryant says. 'But when it hits the ground, it starts to cool off; the pool cools fast. It took him a long time to die. I just watched him. I watched him become the same color as the ground he was lying on.'”
“But, won't the day of reckoning arrive? Aren't we engendering the wrath and indignation of more and more of the world's citizens by our unilateral, imperious behavior? 'Our violence spawns violence and never-ending configurations of enraged militants.' Chris Hedges, TruthDig. Stop drones. Stop perpetual war. Make space peaceful for all.”
We already see the test fields of the weapons of future˙ the drones in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. It's not accidental that the arms industries demonstrate new weapons designed to be used inside urban areas for suppression of potential riots. There will be no “outside enemy” in the future. The threat for the dominant system will come from the interior, the big urban centers.
The drone story
Conducting “remote-controlled” wars