Log in

No account? Create an account
Bush is crazy - News at Eleven - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
One person's lack of comprehension does not equal another's consent.
Bush is crazy - News at Eleven
OK you probably already guessed he was nuts, but here's more evidence. This remarkably succinct article from 2002 attempts only to explain why Bush's desire to restrict the export of technology which could be used to build UAVs (robot aircraft which could be used to deliver bombs) is unworkable for a variety of reasons including that the technology has already been exported and is currently being used for peacetime purposes.


The focus on high-tech terror weapons is part of a major, but largely unnoticed, switch in U.S. national security policy, Pike said, from defending against "probable" threats to defending against "describable" threats, regardless of their likelihood. This shift, begun early in the Bush administration, has only accelerated since Sept. 11.

As you can guess, the cost of defending the US from anything that we can possibly imagine, regardless of liklihood is much more expensive, although it probably will keep defense contractors happy.

Pointed excerpts of primary article behind cut:
this approach is full of holes, according to national security experts, beginning with the fact that UAVs and their components are available everywhere. Even in the mall.

But the better question, to many experts, is why bad guys would even bother building the robot planes, when they've repeatedly had success with no-tech terrorism? "These are not James Bond movie villains, imagining the most complex means to an end," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org. "They look for the simplest plan."

a more detailed analysis of low cost cruise missile technology:


Leave a Rubber Ducky