In reply to Billy ...
This appears to be to be just good old "free enterprise" at work ...http://patriotupdate.com/gun-running-gr ... -and-isis/
The article does contain support for warnings you have posted here earlier, about the intent of ISIS people to convert the world to Islam.
I liked the quote of the chap who wants to impose a tax on people who don't want to convert.
That would stimulate some pushback in populations who don't like taxes.
I think the real hangup is that while the problems of bad behavior around the world are recognized, no one wants to volunteer their children to fight it. The rule of thumb has always been to find a way to send someone else's children to risk death, injury or mental damage. The introduction of remotely piloted vehicles has changed the picture a bit, but I understand from reported interviews with UAV pilots that the mental stress is essentially the same as if they were on the scene when they pull the trigger.
Remotely piloted land combat systems are a logical extension of the UAV concept. They may well exist, but if they do, I've not heard of them.
The closest we've come is little crawlers that can operate with a joystick under the control of an operator a few hundred yards away. The logical extension of the UAV to land warfare is a small tank, able to do some serious damage.
For any reader who might be wonder, I am introducing this point in support of my overall theme, which is that it is far better to clean up the mess we have NOW, than to let it escalate into a global disaster.
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