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Sticks and Stones? Or Drones?

Are drones leading us to war? Albert Einstein once said that he didn’t know how World War III would be fought, though he did know about World War IV – with sticks and stones. He was warning us that our escalation of nuclear weapons would lead to a war where very little – and very few – were left standing. Today, what would Einstein think of the recent escalation of combat drones? Defense planners argue that drones save lives, sparing those who would’ve had to fight the enemy face to face, or gun-sight to gun-sight. Now, with drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial...

Smoke rises after airstrikes by military jets in Talbiseh, Homs province Photo: AP 0

Russian Airstrikes Kill US-Supported Syrian Rebels

Russian Airstrikes Kill US-Supported Syrian Rebels Russia continues its second day of ground offensive strikes against the terrorist organization ISIS, as news now emerges that jets have bombed US-supported Syrian rebels as well as other civilians. The areas targeted by Russian air-strikes were known to be rebel positions including some rural parts northwest of the town of Jisr al-Shughhour. While Russian officials claim ignorance to the bombing which killed Free Syrian Army leader Captain Iyad al-Deek, critics point out that the alleged targets in this two-day strike have not yet included any known ISIL camps. U.S. Senator John McCain told CNN: “Their initial...