Iran says is building copy of captured US drone
"There is almost no part hidden to us in this aircraft. We recovered part of the data that had been erased. There were many codes and characters. But we deciphered them by the grace of God.
All operations carried out by the drone had been recorded in the memory of the aircraft, including maintenance and testing."
This terrible news is an unfortunate product of those who employed drones in the first place. The ethics of Hiroshima and Nagasaki aside, the original proliferators of the bomb are partially responsible for the dangerous flaunting of nuclear technology in Asia and Iran today.
Some think it is the US' right, privilege, interest and in fact our burdon to send unmanned automatons of war into the airspace of other nations. Proponents of drone use should realize that they are creating a new kind of world that they will not always control. Drones are powerful weapons but the underlying technology behind drones is simple compared to computers and automated devices emerging in labs and companies worldwide.
It is an unquestioned tenant of American foreign policy that they US must maintain absolute control of the world.
Yet monomaniacal hegemony does not beget stability. Here it has produced unmanned terrors of the skys. Perhaps Iran is lying about having functional drones. If they are honest, we can only that they will not does not employ this weapon in a fashion even more unimaginable than that of its creators.