Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Drone operator interview

Here is a 9 minute podcast about a disillusioned US Air Force drone pilot who killed over 1,000 people in the Middle East and North Africa.

Back in 2010, I was feeling blue and so I took a solo road trip up Highway 395 from the Mojave Desert up to Reno. I celebrated in Reno by having lunch at a Basque restaurant. It was famous for its picon punch. I had one, and another, and another,... By the time I walked out of there, it was 10 p.m., I had made two friends, joined their NASCAR fantasy league, and learned a bit about drones. You see, one of the two guys I met was a contractor and built the control center just outside Reno for the drones used in the War of Terror.

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