Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Droning" On and On and On

“Droning” On and On and On
P. Schultz
January 29, 2013

            Below is a link to an article in the Washington Post about “plans” to establish a “drone base” somewhere in Africa so we can keep tabs on what is happening there, or such is the public explanation. But consider this quote:

“With Niger, the first question is, is this something they’re willing to host?” said a senior U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning. “If the answer is yes, then the question is, can you accomplish something like that with an acceptable footprint?”

            Now, isn’t that interesting? I thought the first question would and should be: Is creating such a base what the U.S. should be doing? But no, not according to this “senior U.S. official” who remains anonymous for, well, for no reason. Oh well, what else is new in these United States? A truncated political dialogue that leaves the most important questions unaddressed conducted or guided by people who are anonymous. I cannot say I am surprised. Are you?

No comments:

Post a Comment