Friday, December 23, 2011

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

'I can see if your car is hot that you were just driving it, if you are smoking a cigarette.'

-- "Col. R" of the Israeli Defence Force, according to the Washington Post, the "commander of the drone squadron that flies over Gaza, who spoke on the condition that his full name not be used." (photo credit) Col. R's comment captures the precision of drone surveillance, and writer Scott Wilson's overall article, In Gaza, lives shaped by drones, conveys the ubiquity of the remote-controlled Israeli aircraft in Gaza, as well as their U.S. counterparts "over Pakistan's tribal areas and, increasingly, parts of East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula." (Followup letters to the WaPo editor here.)

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