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  1. RONTEX says

    “laughs at Skynet joke” then thinks about it, “Holy Sh*t”. If the Government ever turns these on it’s citizens, the “right to bare arms” won’t mean a damn thing.

  2. says

    it aint just SKYNET!

    LOL

    did y’all ever see that early-90’s Barry Levinson flop “TOYS”?

    Hi, it’s about this drone business. i’m serious.

    also, um, ISHTAR appears to have been prophetic, too.

    so there we have it. new-millenium politics were predicted by infamous flop films.

    eek.

  3. MaryM says

    And the civilians of Pakistan and the Middle East shivered in terror.

    This is WMD that will be used to kill innocent people – make no mistake about that.

  4. UFFDA says

    Good for us. There’s always a war somewhere that we seem to have to get involved in and we should certainly minimise every potential casuality, but why risk ourselves?

  5. Steve says

    It’s not a stealth drone. It just looks like it.

    The X47 is also only a technology demonstrator. It won’t be produced in series.

  6. says

    @MaryM and we should care why? They don’t like us and would not hesitate one moment to do the same to any American, Canadian, Israeli, or European and as such we should be prepared to do just as much or more to them. This is war and war is not pretty and requires hard choices be made

  7. says

    @MaryM and we should care why? They don’t like us and would not hesitate one moment to do the same to any American, Canadian, Israeli, or European and as such we should be prepared to do just as much or more to them. This is war and war is not pretty and requires hard choices be made

  8. says

    @MaryM and we should care why? They don’t like us and would not hesitate one moment to do the same to any American, Canadian, Israeli, or European and as such we should be prepared to do just as much or more to them. This is war and war is not pretty and requires hard choices be made

  9. DavidD says

    IN PRAISE OF MARY-M above: I am happy that at Towleroad there is at least one civilized reaction to this Pentagon press release about America’s latest, “glamorous” murder weapon. No engineer in our trillions-of-dollars military-industrial complex has yet designed a drone which can slaughter only The Evildoers. Drones don’t “do” due process, with such trivialities like the rule of law, “innocent till proven guilty,” and trials. It’s still a crime, domestic and international, to launch (drone) attacks against Pakistanis, Afghans, and whomever else is the Enemy of the Week–and whoever orders the murders, whether he be President George W. (for “war criminal”) Bush or President Oblather. @Lee above: Who exactly are “they” who are planning to murder “us”? Are “they” every Muslim and/or Arab and/or dark-skinned human being on Planet Earth? IT IS A SHAME that Towleroad has featured this Pentagon propaganda as yet another dandy, neat-o thing which we should all know about and which, presumably, we should think is protecting us from terrorism.

  10. MaryM says

    Lee – so if the US is allowed to use these WMD against civilians in foreign countries, then surely you can’t have any moral objection if foreign nationals use them against US civilians.

    These WMD have killed more innocent Pakistani civilians than were killed in 9/11.

    Then again I suppose those people are brown and muslim and don’t matter.

  11. MaryM says

    And by the way – the US is NOT at war. Illegally invading other countries does not count as war.

    It is merely an illegal invasion and occupation.

  12. MaryM says

    Andrew – any drone that is launched which kills an innocent civilian in Pakistan or Afghanistan is a terrorist attack.

    Is the US Navy now in the business of terrorism?