In The Skies Over Syria

The skies over Syria have been busy and crowded for years with war planes of US, Russia, Syria, UAE, Jordan, etc……and part of the US response to this conflict has been the use of drones.

These machines kill indiscriminately both civilian as well as combatants and the US has toned their attacks as best possible….

For the reading impaired a couple of videos to explain the use of drones……

The reason I bring up this technique of war is that the US drones may not be alone……

Across the Middle East, countries banned from purchasing armed drones from the US due to a weapons embargo are increasingly gravitating towards Chinese defense manufacturers, according to a new report from the Associated Press, sales that “are helping expand Chinese influence across a region vital to American security interests.

“The Chinese product now doesn’t lack technology, it only lacks market share,” said Song Zhongping, a Chinese military strategist and former lecturer at the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force University of Engineering. “And the United States restricting its arms exports is precisely what gives China a great opportunity.”

I agree with those that are calling for limited use of drones as a tool of war because that it does kill indiscriminately.



2 thoughts on “In The Skies Over Syria

  1. I think what we know about drones is only the tip of a ‘drone iceberg’ that goes on out of the way of public scrutiny. Their use will only proliferate, as they are comparatively cheap compared to aircraft, and no pilot faces death or capture by operating them.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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