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Old 01-16-2013, 05:00 AM
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You're right; this is pretty fun:

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. The entire house was levelled.

A screaming comes across the sky. It's a series of drones from an undisclosed location in the West. The entire village is left in smouldering ruins.

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father was killed by a drone strike.

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo. Immolation rained down from the heavens. There were no survivors.

The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel. A series of shadows swarmed in from the heavens. Fire rained down. Screams. The smell of burning flesh. Then silence.

Cole also posted this link: Everything We Know So Far About Drone Strikes - ProPublica
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There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb. He was killed by a drone strike and he almost deserved it.
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The man in black fled across the desert and the drone followed. THE END
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It was the best of drones it was the worst of drones.
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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was the crater left by the drone strike that killed his entire family while he was at work.
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"Bombings won't be bombings without the pilot," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

"Don't you wish we had the guns Papa had before the Kenyan?" said Meg, looking down at her poor semi-automatic rifle.
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My sister wants to play. Knowing her, I assume this is from The Godfather.

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Amerigo Bonasera sat in New York Criminal Court Number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, who had immolated her with a drone strike.
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We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drone strikes blew us into a thousand pieces
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Shakoor wasn't toasting cost-efficiency when the drone struck.

Mack the cubicle pilot tried to escape the error messages by hitting home and struck the wrong one.

The drone was unaware of the irony that Tariq actually was one.
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Elmer was not a rocket scientist, but they use his Gantry design to launch the Falconer drone.
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“Drones and the man I sing....”

“One summer afternoon Mrs Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had perhaps put too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she, Oedipa, had been named as executor, or she supposed executrix, of the estate of one Pierce Inverarity, a California real estate mogul who had been killed instantly in a signature strike.”

“We were in class when the head-master came in, followed by a ‘new fellow,’ not wearing the school uniform, and a school servant carrying a large desk. Those who had been asleep woke up when a missile leveled the classroom.”
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In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light from the explosion of the drone strike that took out His entire family.
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It was a dark and stormy night; the bombs fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of machine gun fire which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the rescue workers that struggled to find survivors.
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Sing, goddess, the anger of drone class Achilleus
and its devastation, which put pains thousandfold upon the wedding party,
blasted in their multitudes to smithereens strong souls
of bystanders, but gave their bodies to be the delicate feasting
of dogs, of all birds, and the will of the US was accomplished.
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UN to examine UK and US drone strikes | World news | guardian.co.uk
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P.PerezMy kids love this toy almost as much as the Gitmo Barbie I got them last year. Athough not historically accurate, they like to use the drone with their Little People Aushwitz set.


ChrisThis drone needs to come with a replica Pakistani wedding with one enemy of freedom in the wedding party. Then you can have fun with your toy drone blowing up a wedding to get your target just like the president. :)

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BBC News - CIA operating drone base in Saudi Arabia, US media reveal
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Sky rockets? Really, must this crowd always turn everything into an action movie? Who's staring in this one, Bruce Willis and Tatum Channing?
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Sky ROBOTS, not rockets.

So no human cast necessary.
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the drones are gov't employees. So they're up there surfing porn and wasting tax payer money, I gaurantee you there not up there doing what they're actually getting paid to do.
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Drone that destroyed wrong target casually flying away like nothing even happened.
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The US Central Intelligence Agency has been operating a secret airbase for unmanned drones in Saudi Arabia for the past two years.

The facility was established to hunt for members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen.

A drone flown from there was used in September 2011 to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born cleric who was alleged to be AQAP's external operations chief.

US media have known of its existence since then, but have not reported it.
Thanks US Media, for helping us not know things, like the drone base our government installed in that bastion of freedom*, the monarchy of Saudi Arabia. Lapdog media at your service! Comforting the powerful and afflicting the needy. I.F. Stone would be proud.

Hey, remember when that one guy put together and financed a plan to fly planes into targets in the US? He didn't justify that plan in part due to US bases in Saudi Arabia, did he? Oh good.

*Excluding women, homosexuals, Democratic principles, apostates, "sorcerers", "witches", human rights activists, political dissidents, people who have HIV/AIDS, addicts, people who are not Muslim... it is kind of a long list. Enjoy be-headings, firing squads, flogging, amputation, and/ or imprisonment.
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Neil Macdonald: U.S. media complicit in Obama's drone doctrine - World - CBC News
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