WHY ELITES LOVE DRONE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

WHY ELITES LOVE DRONE

I sometimes read that drone strikes are counterproductive to western security interests because each person killed by a drone results in more new 'terrorists'. See, for example, 'The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create'. http://rt.com/op-edge/252705-drone-operation-us-strategy-military/

However, this analysis completely fails to understand what is driving elite military policy, carried out by the United States elite and key elite allies within NATO and elsewhere. In brief: drone strikes work precisely because they provoke violent responses which help elites to 'justify' their perpetual war to secure control of the world's diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, water and strategic minerals while tightening control of domestic populations through expansion of the security and surveillance state.

Violence, particularly by demonised 'others' who often have to be seriously provoked into responding with violence, makes it easier to scare domestic populations into accepting restraints on their civil liberties, massive military expenditure at the cost of domestic social and environmental programs, military attacks against innocent 'foreigners' and massive profits for those few corporations and individuals who benefit from military spending.

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