Wednesday, July 11, 2012

And the Beat Drones On

Nick Turse, an award-winning journalist, historian, and co-author of Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050, talks about the growing US military presence in Africa, including the training of local armies and militia, and the use of both surveillance and armed drones.


suzannedk said...

Africa has been filled with the Israelis turning the continent away from dependence and trust of China so that Africa would break it's Chinese contracts and turn to dependence to the US instead. In order to lock in the new ordered dependence, US Africom has been sent in to set up permanent bases. Every African nation is to be a prised US/Israeli colony, probably in NATO membership form. Africa will be stripped to it's knickers of all it owns of wealth, the robbed blind again. Israel, the US, Canada, England and the EU are to steal all, process the thefts, sell them and divide the spoils. Africans will die by the millions. As have and will those of the Middle East.

Rayjohnstex said...

The TomDispatch post is only one possible direction that the default U.S. moderate liberal internationalism might veer off into without sufficient central planning at home on dealing with global warming, and transitioning away from fossil fuels to a carbon-free steady-state economy. In May 12 New York Times editorial, "Crazy Climate Economics", Paul Krugman makes the excellent point that we shouldn't let Cold War ideologue rigidity get in the way of making real climate progress under Obama. "What about the argument that unilateral U.S. action won’t work, because China is the real problem? It’s true that we’re no longer No. 1 in greenhouse gases — but we’re still a strong No. 2. Furthermore, U.S. action on climate is a necessary first step toward a broader international agreement, which will surely include sanctions on countries that don’t participate" Crazy Climate Economics