posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 07:09 AM
The Taliban will target anyone who oppose their beliefs. Generally, they are not freedom fighters as not only do they attacking coalition troops, but
the Afghan security forces. Men from their own villages/communities who have decided that they want to make their country better.
'Drones' are far from being a waste of money. The fact that Reapers (or Predators) are armed does not mean that they are deployed purely to take
out enemy combatants. They are largely used for reconnaissance and provide force protection for troops on the ground. They can spot ground
disturbance for placed IED’S and are generally more accurate than sending in a Platoon of infantry to take on any persistent threat. I for one
would rather have a drone that, whilst providing real time intelligence to those who need it whilst on active patrol, has the ability to strike at a
moments notice and potentially, prevent further casualties.
The fact that details have been withheld from some of the missions does not mean it is necessarily sinister. It may be for Operational Security
reasons etc. Just because you don’t have all the details, it does not automatically make it ominous.