An Empire of Drones and Robots
Is there any doubt that America’s foreign policy, based upon
maintaining a global empire, actually makes us less safe? The misgiving is that such intercession has any actual benefits
to the citizens of the country. What once was a respected leadership role of non-interventionism in international affairs,
has become a dominating imperium for worldwide control and subjugation. Exporting the "land of the free" is a myth,
especially when domestic freedom is a dying memory. Internationalists tell us that military and surveillance drone technology
promises enhanced security, with little concern for collateral damage or loss of innocent life. However, the facts do not
bear out such claims.
Factor in the expansion of robot deployment and replacement
of human assets, produces the net effort of an even more depersonalize and dehumanizing use of coercive force. Nonetheless,
such a trend gets little public concern and even less outrage. Military branches, filled with voluntary recruits, are losing
faith in the spin. CIA and unnamed black bag missions rely upon eager operatives that believes in the importance of the assignment
or demented mercenaries that enjoy their macabre trade.
The practice of desensitizing
defense forces is an essential component of basic training. With robot brigades, moral considerations need not interfere with
killing tasks. The essay, Kant’s moral
philosophy and the question of pre-emptive war illustrates the quid essential example of an amoral tech that avoids
the very nature of profound ethical issues. The stick question of morality is foremost in areas of human endeavors, but total
absent in the wiring of tech carnage machines.
"That the international
arena is indeed a state of nature in something approaching Hobbes's sense of the term is a theme upon which Kant insists in
both Perpetual Peace and the Metaphysics of Morals; it becomes a much more insistent theme in the latter. Such a conceptualization
does not, however, diminish Kant's commitment to upholding and, if possible, promoting fundamental principles of right within
this arena, nor his condemnation of those individuals and governments, however numerous, which violate them. It is in this
context that his pronouncements concerning the justifiability of war, and whether a pre-emptive war is ever acceptable, must
be understood. In Perpetual Peace, these pronouncements are unequivocal. Famously, Article 5 of the preliminary principles
conducive to perpetual peace is "No state shall interfere by force in the constitution and government of another state."
In the long Appendix to this essay Kant warns against demanding that another state divest itself of a despotic constitution
- at least as long as this state is in danger of being swallowed up by other states - even while expressing the hope that
despotic constitutions will gradually give way throughout the world to republican forms of government. (Republican and despotic
are the only two types of Regierung, as distinguished from forms of authority, or Beherrschung - that is,
whether the ruling power consists of one person, several, or all of civil society taken together - that Kant recognizes; he
is far removed from the distasteful combination of frivolity with brutality that has led to the identification of certain
regimes as "rogue states," hence undeserving of any respect, by apologists for the great powers of our day.) Further
on in the same Appendix, in the context of considering possible antinomies between morality and politics, Kant asks whether,
if a neighboring power has grown to such size as to warrant apprehension that it might attack, it would be permissible for
an allied coalition of weaker states to stage a pre-emptive attack on that state, "even without preceding insult,"
and answers in the negative."
Surely, the memory
chips in drones and robots are not programmed to reflect a Kantian standard for the use of deadly force and destructive weaponry.
It is exactly because of this lack of understanding between right and wrong that drones and robots are so attractive to the
enforcers of the imperial empire.
Even an establishment mouthpiece like CBS must
acknowledge the risks and non-decisive functions of this technology. Drone wars: Pentagon's
future with robots, troops, clearly raises the dangers of android warfare.
post-9/11 military interventions have been a boon for drones. The numbers tell the story. At the turn of this century, the
Department of Defense had 90 drones with plans to increase the inventory by 200 over the next decade, according to Dyke Weatherington,
a Defense Department deputy director overseeing acquisitions of hardware for unmanned warfare. As 2012 began, there were more
than 9,500 remotely piloted aircraft in the U.S. arsenal.
Air Force contracting documents suggest that the estimated
five Reaper sorties flown each day in 2012 will jump to 66 per day by 2016. What that undoubtedly means is more countries
with drones flying over them, more drone bases, more crashes, more mistakes. What we're unlikely to see is armed drones scoring
decisive military victories, offering solutions to complex foreign-policy problems, or even providing an answer to the issue
of terrorism, despite the hopes of policymakers and the military brass."
Yet, the military is rapidly expanding the footprint and capacities for their drone force. Obama's Two Words for Us:
'Predator Drones', is not only a sick joke, but more importantly a very obscene policy. America’s Secret
Empire of Drone Bases, documents that this immoral combatant system is spreading indiscriminate
causalities from "The Agency" who has a long record of war crimes.
"Over the last decade, the American use of unmanned aerial
vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) has expanded exponentially, as has media coverage of their use. On September
21st, the Wall Street Journal reported that the military has deployed missile-armed MQ-9 Reaper drones on the "island
nation of Seychelles to intensify attacks on al Qaeda affiliates, particularly in Somalia." A day earlier, a Washington
Post piece also mentioned the same base on the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, as well as one in the African nation of Djibouti,
another under construction in Ethiopia, and a secret CIA airstrip being built for drones in an unnamed Middle Eastern country.
(Some suspect it's Saudi Arabia.)
Post journalists Greg Miller and Craig Whitlock reported that the "Obama administration
is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian
Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen." Within days, the
Post also reported that a drone from the new CIA base in that unidentified Middle Eastern country had carried out the assassination
of radical al-Qaeda preacher and American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen."
Is this the kind of stealth death that shares the adage "if
you build it they will die" or can the capabilities of these systems be limited strictly to reconnaissance intelligence?
Now such a goal is not covered by international law, because the AMERIKA super power does not recognize any legal or moral
restrains on their use of armed elimination of anyone designated as an enemy of the state.
terror from the skies is rationalized because suspected terrorists are such existential threats that allow for the use of
any means necessary. The NDAA mentality covers the entire globe using the standard that removing anyone without due process
is warranted. The Drone Wrath for a
Compliant Society essay, implores that active resistance is long overdue. "The
Authorization Act is the latest unconstitutional measure that targets domestic citizens
for punitive punishment. Due process, now reduced to "Due or Die" is the harbinger of the use of domestic drone
capitulation. What will it take to awaken submissive citizens that the capability of foreign deployed drones easily can be
weaponized for local operations?"
The NSA calls for the elimination of Edward Snowden, who just happens to be the most current and celebrated target. Nevertheless,
with the readying of robot assassin squads, anyone could be the next victim.
As long as the internationalists are in
control of our government and the globalists are the masters of the world economy, the focus and missions of the U.S. military
will be uses to further the interests of these treacherous elites.
The technocratic authoritarians diminish the
sacred nature of life with each new death system. Absent from their design specifications is the moral imperative. For these
deranged enablers of a global gulag, humans are expendable and unnecessary. The concept of Kantian duty is never a factor in their robotic monsters.
When empires are
in the last thralls of decay, they go to war. The failures of the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions have exposed the futility
and betrayal of globalist government service. Defense of country has never been the mission for these expeditions.
operations will use drone and robotic weapons whenever possible, since human doubt in a rightful purpose in the mission is
rapidly diminishing. Troop reduction and replacement with machines is the technology solution, when moral authority is absent.
war will seek full spectrum dominance, which is now dependent upon unman aircraft and land based devices. The
next false flag excuse will claim a fictitious necessity to unleash the bombing drones. GPS coordinates; unencumbered by moral
doubt, guide Hellfire missiles.
SARTRE - January