The Terminator has come true, although “Skynet” has human operators:
The kohl-eyed Hakimullah Mehsud probably is dead. He was the target for a missile fired last month from an unmanned aircraft hovering over the Afghan-Pakistani border – but launched by an operator in the US.
Mehsud was the ruthless mastermind of multiple suicide bomb attacks in Pakistan. He was part of a suicide mission on December 30 at Khost, just across the border in Afghanistan, which killed seven CIA agents who were working on the covert operation that now appears to have ended Mehsud’s brief and brutal leadership of the Taliban in Pakistan.
In the artistry of war, the insertion of a Jordanian double-agent who detonated his explosive vest inside this super-sensitive CIA bunker was flawless. But, in their payback, the enraged Americans confirmed the breadth of a new horizon in modern warfare – launching 15 clinical drone attacks in which more than 100 people died along the border, as Washington’s electronic eyes and guns sought out Mehsud and his Taliban and al-Qaeda allies.
War does not get more radical than this – technically, politically and, perhaps, ethically.
Consider: for the first time ever, a civilian intelligence agency is manipulating robots from halfway around the world in a program of extrajudicial executions in a country with which Washington is not at war.
Think they won’t be using Hunter-Killers against us? Think again. We’re going to need something more than 19th century hot lead technology to deal with flying killer robots.
I predict the emergence of an international anti-drone, anti-aircraft, anti-missile militia, probably made up of Germans and Scandinavians who just wuv humanity, and Russian and Muslim scientists who hate America. They will not be affiliated with any state, and they will fabricate surface to air devices and EMP devices to knock out killer drones and bombers and ships that are loaded with cruise missiles. Getting the submarines will be a tougher nut to crack though.
There’s no way Indo-European humanity is going to tolerate this Terminator shit.