Thursday, June 18, 2009

Feeding The RFID Beast With Blood

Airforce magazine calls it "compressing the kill chain". Deranged pentagon geeks call it "revolution in military affairs" (RMA). The US military pays locals to plant signalling chips near people that this country wants to murder and then flies in Predator or Reaper drones which then send in the missiles:
"First it was cattle. Then it was pets. Then Mexicans. Now the tribal areas of Pakistan where the CIA is equipping Pakistani tribesmen with secret transmitters to call in airstrikes targeting al-Qaida and Taliban militants. A drone, guided by the signal from the chip, destroys the building with a salvo of missiles scattering body parts everywhere."
Almost every day there's a news story about this happening. It seems to be the preferred method of killing - remotely, anonymously and when Hussein decides to take revenge on that family across the way, or needs some extra cash, he'll spread the chips liberally, which will murder indiscriminately.

"But while American operators may get their kicks unloading a salvo of deadly missiles on unsuspecting villagers thousands of miles away, what happens when CIA “cut-outs” get it wrong?
According to investigative journalist Amir Mir, writing in the Lahore-based newspaper
The News, “of the sixty cross-border Predator strikes…between January 14, 2006 and April 8, 2009, only 10 were able to hit their actual targets, killing 14 wanted al-Qaeda leaders, besides perishing 687 innocent Pakistani civilians. The success percentage of the US Predator strikes thus comes to not more than six percent.”
"The technological fetishism of Pentagon war planners and their corporate enablers masks the deadly realities for humanity posed by the dominant world disorder that has reached the end of the line as capitalism’s long death-spiral threatens to drag us all into the abyss.
The dehumanizing rhetoric of RMA with its endless array of acronyms and “warfighting tools” that reduce waging aggressive imperialist wars of conquest to the “geek speak” of a video game, must be unmasked for what it actually represents: state killing on a massive scale."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making war more impersonal and dehumaning, thus turning it into a long-range 'video-game' is part of the Pentagon's 50 year plan;

So far, all according to Plan!

18/6/09 9:48 AM  
Blogger Mad_Tinfoil_Hatter said...

So the pentagon has a "50 year Plan" for continuing this madness. Do they also have a magical 50 year Plan that explains how the fuck we're going to pay for this unending nonsense!?

18/6/09 1:37 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Seems to be a broken link dad, what's the gist?
They absolutely don't have any way to pay for this insanity, MTH, it's actually possible the xtian loonies have gotten their tentacles so far into strategic planning that they figure rapture will be the default business plan.

18/6/09 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try this one Nolo:

I posted this two years ago. It's revelant now.

You have to copy and paste the link into your browser.

Good readin'.

19/6/09 8:30 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Absolutely chilling.
It seems like the only way the machine will be stopped is if the sun fries all their little toys with CMEs in the coming years.

20/6/09 1:40 AM  

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