The Curmudgeon


Saturday, December 15, 2012

I'm Guided by the Beauty of our Weapons

Children die by violence all the time, of course; though fortunately most of them are considerate enough to do so in less morally significant places than Connecticut. The head of the Royal Air Force, Sir Stephen Dalton, has been waxing lyrical about the virtues of remotely-piloted drone aircraft: "their persistence, their sensors, the lethal precision of their weapons", all of which have done so much to ameliorate the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and all of which will continue to aid the RAF in its constant striving to make the skies safe for wog-bombing. Dalton enthused about the possibilities of militarising outer space on a commercial basis, and claimed that "a cluster of low earth orbit micro satellites launched in March 2011 would have given us unmatched understanding of what was going on in Libya during that critical early phase". Doubtless G4S or Serco, or someone of equally military efficiency, would be happy to pick up a contract. Dalton also announced the introduction of a special badge for drone pilots, who will be qualified aviators and commissioned officers so that the collateral damage can feel easier in its mind.


  • At 2:11 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I anticipate that the brave heroic drone pilots flying drones so successfully against terrorists in the ME will have no problem using them against terrorists in Northern Ireland. Maybe a few wedding parties will be terminated, by mistake due to faulty evidence, but it will be worth it in the war against terror.


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