In my post about the CIA's use of a Predator drone plane, illegally deployed on a "targeted assassination" operation in Pakistan that has led to the death of over 20 innocent men, women and children, and of course those militant cattle too numerous to count, I wrote from a slightly superior position that we in Britain wouldn't be a part of such a thing.
What a fool! What an absolute wazzock! Of course we were involved. It now turns out that a company in England provides the "brain" of the Predator drone, allowing it to fly and find it's target. Without that "brain", the outrage in Pakistan would not have happened. Instead, police and troops would have had to be dispatched to the village and check out each person. Unfortunately, this would have probably not led to any loss of life, which would have upset the neo-cons, who have this homophobic need to show their machismo.
But that is not all! The US Base at RAF Molesworth is apparently the place where these drones send back their pictures. Our Defence Secretary said that it was a matter for the Americans who are using one of our bases, so he couldn't comment!
I believe that we in Britain should not be supplying any technology that can be adapted to military use to countries that state sponsor international terrorism such as the USA (and of course we shouldn't be selling to ourselves either)>
You can read the entire story here.
In answer to web_loafer and others who claimed that it had been successful and had in fact, killed up to three high ranking terrorists, I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed. In actual fact, this had been claimed by Pakistan president, General Musharraf, and that the attack had killed al Qaeda chemicals expert, Abu Khabab, based on the information the CIA had supplied, but it turns out that the picture the CIA was using, and had been using for one and a half years on their "wanted" poster was of the wrong person! A CIA spokesman admitted that it was down to "human error"!
Again, that story here.