Predator Drone Mistakenly Kills 2 U.S. Servicemen: Report

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    Apr 12, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    Predator Drone Mistakenly Kills 2 U.S. Servicemen: Report


    Two U.S. service members were killed last week in a drone airstrike that is believed to be the first instance of friendly-fire deaths from drone attacks, NBC News is reporting.

    The attack, which took place in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province, appears to be a case of mistaken identity. Marine Staff Sgt. Jeremy Smith and Navy Corpsman Benjamin Rast were reportedly coming to serve as reinforcements for a group of Marines coming under fire in the region. The Marines were watching live video of the battlefield provided by a drone; when they saw infrared "hotspots" approaching, they ordered the drone strike. The hotspots were actually Smith, 26, and Rast, 23, according to NBC.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/11/predator-drone-us-soldiers-killed_n_847767.html
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    Apr 12, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    oh i thought you were talking about these:

    drone.jpg
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    Apr 12, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidoh i thought you were talking about these:

    drone.jpg


    Based ont he animation style I'm going to venture to say this is a warcraft character?

    If this is is this is by far the nerdiest thing I have ever seen you do.
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    Apr 12, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra saidoh i thought you were talking about these:

    drone.jpg


    Based ont he animation style I'm going to venture to say this is a warcraft character?

    If this is is this is by far the nerdiest thing I have ever seen you do.


    no. fail!
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    Apr 12, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    Drones should be used ONLY for surveillance...NOT attacks.
    They simply don't have (or they're not using) the technology to properly identify hostile targets.
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    Apr 12, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra saidoh i thought you were talking about these:

    drone.jpg


    Based ont he animation style I'm going to venture to say this is a warcraft character?

    If this is is this is by far the nerdiest thing I have ever seen you do.


    no. fail!


    starcraft? that was my first thought but I didn't want you to think i was racist. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 12, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra said
    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra saidoh i thought you were talking about these:

    drone.jpg


    Based ont he animation style I'm going to venture to say this is a warcraft character?

    If this is is this is by far the nerdiest thing I have ever seen you do.


    no. fail!


    starcraft? that was my first thought but I didn't want you to think i was racist. icon_neutral.gif


    racist!!!!
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    Apr 12, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra said
    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra saidoh i thought you were talking about these:

    drone.jpg


    Based ont he animation style I'm going to venture to say this is a warcraft character?

    If this is is this is by far the nerdiest thing I have ever seen you do.


    no. fail!


    starcraft? that was my first thought but I didn't want you to think i was racist. icon_neutral.gif


    racist!!!!




    You know you can't stay mad at me.
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    Apr 12, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    Thank you Staff Sergeant and Corpsman for your sacrifice! I'm sure they loved Starcraft..