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Saturday, August 04, 2007


 

Imperialism's wet dream: war without soldiers


What you're looking at to the right is the latest addition to tools like pilotless drones designed to allow imperialism to fight wars remotely, without danger to their own forces, and ultimately without the need to even pretend they are fighting for a "cause." And, once they add artificial "intelligence" to the unit (my extrapolation), without even the need for soldiers. War as video game. These are "SWORDS," a perverted extension of the Talon, a robot designed for search-and-rescue missions and also for remote bomb disposal.

Three of these armed robots are now deployed in Iraq. It seems certain there will be more (although we're told no more are planned at this time).

(Hat tip After Downing Street, where, if you're into war pornography, you can watch a video of them at work)


Why stop here? There's more...

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