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United Nations: Give Us Drones!

Incredulous2 Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 12:22 AM
I'm perturbed and slightly angered by the headline of this article. I'd thought it would be something along the lines of a manpower increase. Surely, we've already enough bureaucratic drones, (admittedly a few more hostile but all completely impotent) currently taking oxygen away from more worthy beings in the world at the U.N. now!. Why the need for more?

Well this is fun: the U.N. looks like it's attempting its own military build up, now expressing interest in procuring drones from member countries. Ostensibly for purposes of monitoring the situation in the DRC, the drones would nevertheless represent a new frontier in terms of the international body's available powers. The Weekly Standard reports:

"The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels," says the report, quoting U.N. officials.

The international body "is considering a range...