By John Vibes
(INTELLIHUB) — An alleged drone operator has stepped forward in a recent interview to talk about how he tracked down potential targets.
The drone operator is identified as a member of JSOC’s High Value Targeting task force, a group responsible for identifying, capturing or killing “terrorist suspects” in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan and other countries.
He’s quoted as saying he participated in at least one strike where innocent family members were killed independent of the target.
“They might have been terrorists,” he says. “Or they could have been family members who have nothing to do with the target’s activities.”
“Once the bomb lands or a night raid happens, you know that phone is there,” he continues. “But we don’t know who’s behind it, who’s holding it. It’s of course assumed that the phone belongs to a human being who is nefarious and considered an ‘unlawful enemy combatant.’ This is where it gets very shady.”
As we reported last year, the government is actually starting to have a difficult time finding people to do some of their more unpopular jobs, like killing people by remote control for example. The US Air Force is having trouble finding people to fly their drones.
Now the US military wants to develop autonomous drones that will kill without an operator. This next generation of drones will be known as lethal autonomous robots, or LAR’s.
John Vibes is an investigative journalist, staff writer and editor for Intellihub News where this article originally appeared. He is also the author of an 87 chapter e-book entitled “Alchemy of this Modern Renaissance” and is an artist with an established record label. You can find him on his Facebook.
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