Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monkeys trained by Taliban as battlefield killers in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents are training monkeys to use weapons to attack American troops. According to the Chinese People's Daily, pictures have apparently been taken  of "monkey soldiers" holding AK-47 rifles and Bren light machine guns in the Waziristan tribal region near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

IMO: So now the Taliban are trying to use improvised robots, but in a way that implicitly denies the value of the animal's lives. TheTaliban really do sound worth defeating, or simply abandoning rather than joining. US should increase use of robots and drones to avoid at least their own deaths. It also probably increases winning chances. I speak as a former military conscript, though not for USA.

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