posted on May, 15 2014 @ 05:13 AM
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
Exactly what everyone who has been paying any attention what so ever, already knew years ago. I find it absolutely horrific, that lethal force is
authorised against targets which have not been properly identified. Using meta data is a stupid method of acquiring a target for destruction. It is
great for assembling a case, but if metadata is all that is needed, to produce a kill order, then that is ASKING for collateral damage, it makes it a
certainty, rather than a possibility.
The people the CIA is supposed to be chasing, know full well that their metadata could be used to locate them, and I have every reason to believe
that those people probably have methods of re-directing their traffic, or creating decoys which make them appear in one place according to their
metadata, when in actual fact, they are in a completely different location. They could for instance, pay an underling to use their communication
devices, while they switch systems, and locations, dropping their lackey neck deep in a crap storm, and making the CIA and friends, think they are
The whole idea has zero merit, and is actually part of the reason that terror networks find it so easy to radicalise people. If ones family were
wiped out by drones as collateral, or worse, in error, that puts one in a position of having very little recourse, other than to stamp on the necks of
those one holds responsible, and one will take any route to make that happen. The only one available to many, will be to hand themselves to the
radicals, and take up arms against the powers which unleashed the death machine upon their loved ones.
Frankly, it is about time all this drone crap was done away with, in favour of actual intelligence operations, involving people who can confirm a
targets identity visually, and then destroy or capture them. These drones cause more problems than they solve by a very long chalk.