A US drone strike kills seven in Yemen. A U-S drone strike kills six in Pakistan. US drone strikes in Afghanistan continues. Does the U-S have legal rights or mandate to conduct these strikes? A US govt. spokesperson has said that the U-S drone war could last forever. In this edition of the debate, we’ll discuss US’s drone wars, many aspects of which are shrouded in secrecy, and why does it continue only in Muslim countries. And when it comes to Afghanistan, we’ll ask our guests why it continues in that country when the US had stated it would end that war this year.
Featured Image: Photo: Distinguished Warfare Medal. (the “A lmost Medal”) Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has approved the Distinguished Warfare Medal, designed to recognize service members directly affecting combat operations who may not even be on the same continent as the action. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)
We should have a “They Almost Got Away With It” file for reports like this. . . EDITOR
From Space Wars by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) April 15, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled a new combat medal for US troops who launch drone strikes or cyber attacks after a torrent of criticism from veterans and lawmakers.
Hagel opted to scrap the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal” for a pin or device that could be added to existing medals to recognize service members operating unmanned aircraft or cyber weapons, Hagel said in a statement. . . . Read Complete Report
In the past few years, the use of drones both domestically and internationally has increased in astonishing numbers. The unmanned craft are used to bomb targets in war and secure America’s borders, but now they are getting much needed attention by the Pentagon.
Japan mulls US spy drones for marine surveillance: report
by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 31, 2012
Japan is considering introducing US spy drones to boost surveillance of its territorial waters near islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter dispute with Beijing, Kyodo News said Monday.
The Japanese defence ministry hopes to introduce the unmanned Global Hawk aircraft by 2015 “in a bid to counter China’s growing assertiveness at sea, especially when it comes to the Senkaku Islands”, the news agency said, citing unnamed government officials. . . . Read Complete Report
by Staff Writers
Algiers, Algeria (UPI) Jan 2, 2012
U.S. intelligence, alarmed at the emergence of a jihadist sanctuary in northern Mali, is considering providing Algeria, the military heavyweight in North Africa, with a surveillance satellite to monitor al-Qaida operations in the Sahara region.
The plan, reported by the Intelligence Online website, appears to be part of a growing U.S. effort to bolster regional military forces arrayed against the jihadist fighters who have controlled northern Mali since spring 2012, without committing U.S. forces to yet another foreign conflict. . . . Read Complete Report
Pentagon to sell spy drones for $1.2bln to South Korea
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 26, 2012
The Pentagon is going to sell four of the Block 30 versions of the Global Hawk high-altitude spy drones to South Korea, of which the US Department of Defense has informed Congress recently. . . . Read Complete Report
Seoul says has other drone options than Global Hawks
by Staff Writers
Seoul (AFP) Dec 26, 2012
South Korea is not necessarily committed to buying US Global Hawk surveillance drones, a spokesman said Wednesday, after the Pentagon requested congressional permission for such a sale.
Seoul’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said it would decide early next year whether to buy the high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles made by Northrop Grumman that have come with a higher than expected price tag, at $1.2 billion for four of the drones. . . . Read Complete Report
Elbit Systems Israel Ministry of Defense Approximately $315 Million
by Staff Writers
Haifa, Israel (SPX) Jan 02, 2013
. . . “The new contracts relate to a variety of the Company’s fields of activity and include Unmanned Systems,” . . .
… “Unmanned Systems: Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) to be supplied within three years, as well as maintenance services for UAS over a period of eight years, in a total value of approximately $90 million.” . . . Read Complete Report
Following columnist Charles Krauthammer’s observation that the first person to shoot down a surveillance drone on U.S. soil will be a “folk hero,” gun enthusiasts in Texas have done precisely that as a protest against the use of spy drones on the American people. . . . Read Complete Report
Along with assurances that we’re facing an imminent takeover of industrial production by robots and other artificial intelligence (AI), we’re also being told that AI can develop its own systems of communication and operation, without help from humans.
Here is a sprinkling of quotes from the mainstream and technical press:
The Atlantic, June 15, 2017: “When Facebook designed chatbots to negotiate with one another, the bots made up their own way of communicating.”
Tech Crunch, November 22, 2016: “Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language.”
Wired, March 16, 2017: “It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language.”
The suggestion is: AI can innovate. It can size up situations and invent unforeseen and un-programmed strategies, in order to accomplish set goals.
Who benefits from making such suggestions? Those companies and researchers who want to make the public believe AI is quite, quite powerful, and despite the downside risks (AI takes over its own fate), holds great promise for the human race in the immediate future. “Don’t worry, folks, we’ll rein in AI and make it work for us.”
Beyond that, the beneficiaries are technocratic Globalists who are in the process of bringing about a new society in which AI is intelligent and prescient enough to regulate human affairs at all levels. It’s the science fiction “populations ruled by machines” fantasy made into fact.
“AI doesn’t just follow orders. It sees what humans can’t see, and it runs things with greater efficiency.”
Let’s move past the propaganda and state a few facts. . . . Read Complete Report
Amazing! Conversation Between Robots – The Hunt for AI – BBC
This technology sounds great and could be a major advancement for society right?
We here at THEI have been following the story of the Controllers plans of replacing Humans wit Robots sine we first brought THEI to the internet. Who do you think will take charge of the technology and use it for bad things? That’s our concern. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
Electronic synapses that can learn: Towards an artificial brain?
From Science News Date:April 3, 2017
Summary:Researchers have created an artificial synapse capable of learning autonomously. They were also able to model the device, which is essential for developing more complex circuits. . . . Read Complete Report
ORLANDO — Right now is a “profoundly hopeful” moment — a moment in which parts of healthcare can be transformed, the CEO of IBM said here.
“This idea of cognitive healthcare” — using computer systems that can learn — “is real, and it can change almost everything about healthcare,” Ginni Rometty said Monday at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). “It’s within our power that we can change the world for the better.” . . . Read Complete Report
And this information was published on YouTube a year and a half ago. Where is the technology now? . . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
The Computer That Could Be Smarter Than Us [IBM Watson]
This is the direction of the future. Useful AI that can do the research of a thoudand men instantly. It’s definitely worth noting that Watson is capable of learning (a point I didn’t touch on in this video), so what you see here is the “baby phase” so to speak. I tried to leave out the technical jargon in this video but for those who want to know more, a wiki dump on Watson is below:
According to John Rennie, Watson can process 500 gigabytes, the equivalent of a million books, per second.
Watson uses IBM’s DeepQA software and the Apache UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) framework.
The system is workload optimized, integrating massively parallel POWER7 processors and being built on IBM’s DeepQA technology, which it uses to generate hypotheses, gather massive evidence, and analyze data. Watson is composed of a cluster of ninety IBM Power 750 servers, each of which uses a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight core processor, with four threads per core. In total, the system has 2,880 POWER7 processor cores and has 16 terabytes of RAM.
As you watch this video take notice of the cute little, friendly, crowd pleasing robot. Then imagine his knowledge moved to of the military robots you see coming out of one of the DARPA military robots. Do you think DARPA is already using Watson? I think they have already far SURPASSED this tchnology. Are you scared yet?. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
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US defense expert Jay Tuck was news director of the daily news program ARD-Tagesthemen and combat correspondent for GermanTelevision in two Gulf Wars. He has produced over 500 segments for the network. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading newspapers, television networks and magazines throughout Europe, including Cicero, Focus, PC-Welt, Playboy, Stern, Welt am Sonntag and ZEITmagazin. He is author of a widely acclaimed book on electronic intelligence activities, “High-Tech Espionage” (St. Martin’s Press), published in fourteen countries. He is Executive Producer for a weekly technology magazine on international television in the Arab world. For his latest book “Evolution without us – Will AI kill us?” he researched at US drone bases, the Pentagon, intelligence agencies and AI research institutions. His lively talks are accompanied by exclusive video and photographs.
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(Part 5) Watching You and Everything You Do ~ Agenda 2030
[Shadow Government] Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent ~ CIA Drug Running Over the Years
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Eisenhower Farewell speech to America warns us of the military industrial complex
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Anatomy Of The Deep State: An Open Conspiracy
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Streamed live on Feb 11, 2016
What is the “deep state”? Is it some murky conspiracy that lurks in Washington’s dark fringes? As guest Mike Lofgren, author of “The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government” points out, the deep state actually operates out in the open and is almost completely overlooked.
Infowars officially kicks off coverage of Bilderberg’s 2013 meeting which starts today in Watford, England, as hundreds of protestors descend upon designated free speech zones cordoned off by a massive ring of steel and patrolled by tax payer funded police. We’ll also be getting live up to the minute updates from Alex and crew on the overt Bilderberg police state, and report any sightings of so-called elite touring the grounds of the Grove hotel. Infowars Nightly News anchor David Knight holds down the Austin, Texas command base, discussing Obama’s latest scandal — the NSA’s collection of Verizon customers’ call data, and a drone operator’s account of being haunted by the deaths of thousands he’s remotely killed. http://www.maxkeiser.com/ http://www.infowars.com/bilderberg