YOUR NEW REALITY
Monday, February 15th, 2010
The White House on Twitter has about 1.7 million followers. White House postings on Twitter are often ‘retweeted’ by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of followers. If the White House wants to get information out to Americans, unfiltered or tainted by the mainstream news media, Twitter is better than sending a few million people out to knock on doors.
So it’s of reasonable internet historical importance to note that the White House on Twitter is now linking to stories the White House clearly approves of.
War On Terror success stories.
So what does the story say? Excerpts :
It was not the first (unmanned armed drone) airstrike on Obama’s watch, but it marked the first major victory in his war on terrorism, a campaign the administration believes can be waged even more aggressively than its predecessor’s. Long before he went on the defensive in Washington for his handling of the failed Christmas Day airline bombing, Obama had widened the list of U.S. targets abroad and stepped up the pace of airstrikes.
Obama’s national security team believed that the president’s campaign promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq would have a side benefit: freeing up manpower and resources to hunt terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Intelligence officials, lawmakers and analysts say that approach is showing signs of success.
Intelligence officials and analysts say the drawdown of troops in an increasingly stable Iraq is part of the reason for the increase in drone strikes. The military once relied on drones for around-the-clock surveillance to flush out insurgents, support troops in battle and help avoid roadside bombs.
With fewer of those missions required, the U.S. has moved many of those planes to Afghanistan, roughly doubling the size of the military and CIA fleet that can patrol the lawless border with Pakistan, officials said.
Talk about getting the message out. The AP story also includes this photo released by the US Air Force of a fully armed unmanned MQ-9 Reaper drone.
Or as they’re known around here : A Flying Killer Robot (FKR).
Since that photo was taken in August, 2007, FKRs have killed primary Taliban leaders and Al Qaidaists in what should more accurately now be called The Flying Killer Robot Vs Terrorists War.
Look at it again.
They’ve also killed at least 1000 innocent men, women and children in wrong target horror airstrikes in Afghanistan, Waziristan and Pakistan.
But it doesn’t matter. They do not feel sorrow, or pity, or empathy.
They do not cry. They cannot be prosecuted for killing civilians.
Now the White House, through Twitter and the Associated Press, wants you know the ‘Robot Vs Terrorists War’ is ramping up.
What is tested and hailed a success in the warzones, always returns to the homelands.
And you were worried about black helicopters.
The Future, it’s always so much fucking weirder than you ever expected.
What is that strange buzzing sound outside?
This article was posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 at 4:20 am