Posts tagged "drones"

thinksquad:

Israeli firm markets drones to US police for “crowd control at a political rally.”
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/lapd-goes-israel-falls-love-drones-and-mass-surveillance

(via generalinjusticeblog)

dronestagram:

January 15th 2014: in the early hours of the morning, a drone fired two missiles at a person near the old city of Shibam. Several injuries reported, and one death, variously claimed as an Al-Qaeda suspect, or a passing farmer. #drone #drones #yemen (at Shibam, Hadramout Province)

or a passing farmer

dronestagram:

January 15th 2014: in the early hours of the morning, a drone fired two missiles at a person near the old city of Shibam. Several injuries reported, and one death, variously claimed as an Al-Qaeda suspect, or a passing farmer. #drone #drones #yemen (at Shibam, Hadramout Province)

or a passing farmer

howstuffworks:

Amazon Prime Air & the Future of Drone Delivery

Are flying drones the future of delivery? Last week, CEO Jeff Bezos went on 60 Minutes to talk about Amazon Prime Air, a drone delivery service that would “launch” in only 4-5 years! But does Amazon have what it takes to solve the technological, logistical, and safety concerns associated with such a service?

Uh-huh

I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer gray skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are gray.

This week, drone victims from Waziristan spoke about their experiences with drone attacks in a United States lawmaker session. However, only five lawmakers attended. Another person affected by drone usage said, "We hear the noise 24 hours a day." (via shortformblog)

FIVE? FIVE? Insulting and stupid on many levels.

dronestagram:

October 28 2013: two killed by a suspected drone strike on a vehicle in Jibli, Somalia - the first reported drone strike on the country in 20 months. The targets are believed to be al Shabaab fighters, close to the site of a US Special Forces raid three weeks ago. #drone #drones #somalia (at Jibli, Juba Region)

Oh well this seems legal

dronestagram:

October 28 2013: two killed by a suspected drone strike on a vehicle in Jibli, Somalia - the first reported drone strike on the country in 20 months. The targets are believed to be al Shabaab fighters, close to the site of a US Special Forces raid three weeks ago. #drone #drones #somalia (at Jibli, Juba Region)

Oh well this seems legal

crisisgroup:

The New South Korean Missile Guidelines and Future Prospects for Regional Stability
By Daniel Pinkston
On 7 October (Seoul time), in the middle of a long U.S. holiday weekend and when most American attention was turned to the November elections, the Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) announced new missile guidelines (NMG) that extend the range of ballistic missiles to 800km with a 500kg payload.  The NMG also increase the payload of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from 500kg to 2,500kg.[1] The South Korean government says it will be able to deploy ballistic missiles with the extended range within five years.[2] The increased UAV payload will give the ROK an opportunity to develop a high-altitude UAV with enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capacity to support its expanding capability to strike deep into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea).
FULL POST (Strong & Prosperous)

UAVs over the Korean peninsula…should be fun

crisisgroup:

The New South Korean Missile Guidelines and Future Prospects for Regional Stability

By Daniel Pinkston

On 7 October (Seoul time), in the middle of a long U.S. holiday weekend and when most American attention was turned to the November elections, the Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) announced new missile guidelines (NMG) that extend the range of ballistic missiles to 800km with a 500kg payload.  The NMG also increase the payload of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from 500kg to 2,500kg.[1] The South Korean government says it will be able to deploy ballistic missiles with the extended range within five years.[2] The increased UAV payload will give the ROK an opportunity to develop a high-altitude UAV with enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capacity to support its expanding capability to strike deep into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea).

FULL POST (Strong & Prosperous)

UAVs over the Korean peninsula…should be fun

A drone struck my home…. I [was at] work at that time, so there was nobody in my home and no one killed…. Nothing else was destroyed other than my house. I went back to see the home, but there was nothing to do-I just saw my home wrecked…. I was extremely sad, because normally a house costs around 10 lakh, or 1,000,000 rupees [US $10,593], and I don’t even have 5,000 rupees now [US $53]. I spent my whole life in that house… my father had lived there as well. There is a big difference between having your own home and living on rent or mortgage…. [I] belong to a poor family and my home has been destroyed … [and] I’m just hoping that I somehow recover financially.
Victim of U.S. drone attack (via prettayprettaygood)

(via picturesofwar-deactivated201307)

new-aesthetic:

Protesters carry a replica of military drone plane during a demonstration in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012 ahead of the opening of the Democratic National Convention. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images), via Baltimore Sun Darkroom

Attack of the Drones

As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war?

(via Al Jazeera English)

A nation of laws, by Politico’s Matt Weurker

A nation of laws, by Politico’s Matt Weurker

If I were Catholic, I’d have to go to confession.

Jeh C. Johnson, a top lawyer at the Pentagon, who is responsible for approving the targeted drone killings of suspected terrorists. (via newsweek)

Read it.

(via motherjones)

(via motherjones)

Law, war, and a few other things to make me feel better about the above.

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