Drones! What are they good for?

February 27, 2013 -

This amusing video takes something Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News about a year ago related to the government's use of drones for domestic surveillance within the borders of the United States by showing him how it could be done in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The video is the product of the fine folks at Coffee with Games (which incidentally are two of my favorite things).

While this video is clearly tongue-in-cheek, the point is that there's something you can do about the use of drones to spy on American citizens: tell your elected representatives in D.C. how you feel!

Watch the video and have a chuckle.

 


Comments

Re: Drones! What are they good for?

UAV's are scary to this FOX guy but American citizens armed with high-powered rifles and bazooka's (!) are nothing out of the ordinary, apparently.

Re: Drones! What are they good for?

Well of course they're scary to him, the current president has a D behind his name. Change that D to an R and he'll suddenly be ok with it.

Re: Drones! What are they good for?

I like drones but the President overuses them.

 

They are a useful tool for surveillance, fire support for troops-on-ground, and eliminating hard (structures and equipment) targets. All useful abilities.

 

But they are currently being misused by a President who has little military experience (from what I gather, he does not even listen to his Generals in the military about strategy or policy). They should not be used in populated areas because of civilian casualty risks (though I do not count Terrorists families as civilian). Bombs are dumb, they will blow-up anything they hit.  Soldiers are better to eliminate targets with surgical precision. They can asses if the target is an enemy combatant or a bystander. They might make a mistake, but at least they will "think" (no thinking in battle, just reacting as trained) about it.

I may be crazy, but I am not insane.
 
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