posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 09:33 AM
This is for sure an issue now. Even my rag of a newspaper had the same article. In his last years, the now totally marginalized Bin Laden, wrote a 46
page memo to one of his deputies about the sad state of al-Qaeda's jihad because of the American drone program. In increasing amounts of sheer
paranoia, along with micromanaging a movement in which he had been totally pushed aside, he gave bizarre advise on avoiding the killing machines. Some
of the highlights include:
When kidnapping a heretic bags of ransom money should be thrown aside to avoid American tracking devises.
In meetings brothers should adjourn to tunnels or overpasses to avoid drones.
American spy machines can distinguish between men and women going into to safe houses so they should be interspersed accordingly ???
Members should refuel and eat hearty before long road trips to avoid American spy satellites???
High ranking members should always move about with civilians and family???
The fateful should move about on days of cloud cover to avoid the drones.
Obviously, he is somewhat off his rocker, and angry and resentful, that the Arab Spring movement that swept through the Middle East wanted nothing to
do with his message, his brutal killings of Muslims, or his band of God's warriors.
I point this out because the reputation of the drone program, and it hot pursuit of jihadist, should be sufficient to limit it's use. I don't think
the CIA, or President Obama, need to reenforce the ability of these killing machines and the defenseless nature of those they pursue.
This is a difficult subject, the killing of the innocent. Obviously, the enemy has no qualms about blowing up a place of worship and killing hundreds,
however I believe the drone program needs to find some limits.
Perhaps this is waffling on my part and I guess I have to accept that as it's time to stop some of these random assaults.