|Posted by Rafael on December 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
December 17, 2012 - A former U.S. drone operator has opened up about the toll of killing scores of innocent people by pressing a button from a control room in New Mexico.
Brandon Bryant, 27, from Missoula, Montana, spent six years in the Air Force operating Predator drones from inside a dark container.
But, after following orders to shoot and kill a child in Afghanistan, he knew he couldn't keep doing what he was doing and quit the military.
'I saw men, women and children die during that time,' he told Spiegel Online. 'I never thought I would kill that many people. In fact, I thought I couldn't kill anyone at all.'
Bryant joined the military by accident when he accompanied a friend who was enlisting in the army and heard that he could go to university for free if he signed up to the Air Force.
It was an incident when a Predator drone was circling above a flat-roofed house made of mud in Afghanistan, more than 6,250 miles away, that really sticks in his mind.
The hut had a shed used to hold goats and when he received the order to fire, he pressed a button with his left hand and marked the roof with a laser.
The pilot sitting next to him pressed the trigger on a joystick, causing the drone to launch a Hellfire missile. There were 16 seconds left until impact.
'These moments are like in slow motion,' he told the website.
As the countdown reached seven seconds, there was no sign of anyone on the ground.
Bryant could still have diverted the missile at that point.
But when it was down to three seconds, a child suddenly walked around the corner.
The next thing he saw was a flash on the screen - the explosion. The building collapsed, and the child disappeared.
Bryant had a sick feeling in his stomach, he told the website.
'Did we just kill a kid?' he asked the pilot next to him.
|Posted by Rafael on December 16, 2012 at 1:50 PM||comments (1)|
I am asking for all who visit this website to stop what they are doing and pray for the families of the victims in Connecticut and to pray that the victims themselves be brought home to be with our father in eternity. I am asking that we remember their lives and honor them in silence. We live in dark times, it's with heavy hearts that we are plunged into the abyss. One in which suffering is a constant part of life on this Earth. I can offer no words nor offer any reason as to why this event happened. I can see no reason.. Father, be with them, be with us and light our steps in an incomprehensible darkness we find ourselves in. Amen.
|Posted by Rafael on December 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
December 13, 2012 - The Sri Lankan Air Force is on 24 hour alert to public information regarding sightings of mysterious lights in the island’s skies, said its spokesman Wing Commander S. Jaldeen.
In the wake of unconfirmed claims that Unidentified Flying Objects being sighted by people in several parts of the country, Jalaldeen said there was no clear evidence to confirm such rumours.
However, Newsfirst television channel showed footage of the strange lights visible in the night sky.
It claimed those unidentified lights was witnessed in the skies above Hambegamuwa in Thanamalwila in the Eastern province at around 8.30 on Monday night.
The channel also showed images captured on a mobile phone camera, in the southern skies above Ambalanthota.
An unidentified light was also recorded on a mobile phone camera in the skies above Ihalayagoda from Gampaha which is in the western province.
Jalaldeen said that SLAF had their own air defence system in place round the clock, but it had not detected any such objects coming to Sri Lanka though some people had seen a beam of light emanating from an object as shown on TV.
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|Posted by Ainan King on February 20, 2012 at 12:30 AM||comments (1)|
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The more we can gather in numbers and unite the stronger we are. Your cause is as ours and therefore you command respect. Truth and Freedom.