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Drone Pilots Sit in Trailers in the USA and Kill Suspected Terrorists in the Middle East

Written by Gary North on July 10, 2012

In New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base is the Air Force’s major trainng base for drone pilot operators. They do not go up into the sky. They monitor whatever i happening beneath drones.

Pilots work in trailers. One pilot operates the drone. The other operates the camera equipment

They train by tracking American cars.

The New York Times reports: “Though the Pentagon is increasing its fleet of drones by 30 percent and military leaders estimate that, within a year or so, the number of Air Force pilots flying unmanned planes could be higher than the number who actually leave the ground. . . .”

It takes two years to train a pilot for drones. This is not long. The drones are cheap.

It is widely known that the United States has three different drone programs. The first is the publicly acknowledged program run by the Pentagon that has been operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. The other two are classified programs run separately by the C.I.A. and the military’s Joint Special Operations Command, which maintain separate lists of people targeted for killing.

The pilots are stationed in the USA.

Pilots have flown missions over Afghanistan in the morning, stopped for lunch, fought the Iraq war in the afternoon and then driven home in time for dinner. Lt. Col Matt Martin, formerly a trainer at Holloman, wrote about the disorienting experience of toggling among different war zones in a memoir, “Predator,” calling the experience “enough to make a Predator pilot schizophrenic.”

This is the new way to fight abroad: by remote control.

Pilots will have a growing market for these skills as drones spread into the civilian law enforcement systems.

Continue Reading on www.nytimes.com

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13 thoughts on “Drone Pilots Sit in Trailers in the USA and Kill Suspected Terrorists in the Middle East

  1. Texas Chris says:

    "The first American to shoot down one of these will be a hero." -Judge Napolitano

  2. Why does the United States always feel compelled to announce to the world our military effectiveness. Good for us. But the enemy doesn't need to know this. Fact is, every raghead in the Middle East has the potential of being a terrorist. If they study and believe the teachings of The Prophet then they are enemies of ours because they will kill us if given the chance.

  3. And you know this because a POLITICIAN told you so?

  4. One question: does the biggest threat to life, liberty, and property come from Mecca or Washington?

  5. jammin2011 says:


  6. If ovomit gets another 4 you can bet your sweet arse, they WILL be turned on Americans at some point!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  7. I have made that a goal of mine. i'm 70 years old so I hope it happens soon.

  8. Doctor_Bob says:

    This is an article from the New York Times? I'm surprised they don't publish the names and home addresses of the drone operators, and where their children go to school. Oh, wait – the Obama regime will need those operators to control Americans, won't they? They must be very conflicted in the NYT news (propaganda) room. Do we expose this program and damage American military capability, OR do we keep quiet because these drones will be useful against "American terrorists" (Conservatives, military veterans, Republicans).? Decisions, decisions….

  9. dam good question.

  10. Katchaturian says:

    A two hour progam was broadcast live about two months ago. You missed it. You might be able to Google it.

  11. mackelby says:

    Anytime we kill a mohamud lover and not put a an American in danger, I smile in a BIG way!

  12. jim Shipley says:

    The key words are…"Kill Suspected"….We used to call that murder.

  13. A small nuke on board a different thought!