Saturday, December 2, 2017

Darius Shahtahmasebi — Israel Has Built a Robot Army — and It Should Scare the Sh*t Out of You


Robotization of the military. The story is about Israel, but other countries are also doing so, including the US, Russia, and China, which all have the necessary industrial capability.

While this will be an expensive area to develop, it's a whole lot less costly than supporting a human force and less controversial with respect to domestic politics.

It's coming down to who has the most industrial power and computing power.

The Chinese have an natural advantage in that their strategy is based on swarming and they are by far the largest country in population, their only competitor on this metric is India. (China is also the forth largest country geographically, with Russia first, Canada second and the US third.)

Israel is more or less forced to develop this approach since it is small country both in population and landmass compared to its potential adversaries, Iran especially. In addition, Israel lost its last encounter with Hezbollah and is still smarting from that.

The AntiWar
Israel Has Built a Robot Army — and It Should Scare the Sh*t Out of You
Darius Shahtahmasebi

18 comments:

Matt Franko said...

"Israel lost its last encounter with Hezbollah and is still smarting from that."

They could go in there and kill all of those mfers in like 2 days... please...

Tom Hickey said...

They could go in there and kill all of those mfers in like 2 days... please.

"Coulda, shoulda woulda."

"Just the facts, ma'am."

Matt Franko said...

They don’t have the will to do it Tom....

Matt Franko said...

Neither do we....

Tom Hickey said...

They don’t have the will to do it Tom...

Life is complicated. For example, there is a story about this called Pandora's Box. You really, really don't want to open that box.

John said...

Matt: "They could go in there and kill all of those mfers in like 2 days... please..."

Twisted logic, to say the least, twisted morality, but worse than anything is the twisted wishful fantasy. When Israel invades Lebanon it does so for many months or anything up to the best part of two decades, not the "2 days" of cuckoo land and it has ALWAYS lost, for the same reason the US thankfully got its face smashed in by Vietnamese peasant farmers. People will defend their country to the absolute bitter end from foreign invaders, unless they're 20th century continental Europeans welcoming Hitler's storm troopers rather than fighting them guerrilla style.

But all this is to forget that ISRAEL invaded Lebanon, not the other way round. Hezbollah protected their country from an illegal invasion. But it seems all of that is irrelevant because Israel is so HOLY many Christian American fascists would sign up to fight for it. Israel, fuck yeah, because, er, Jesus will come back and, er, kill the Jews, and, er, then there will be a rapture, hot diggidy dog, now let's find ourselves some pussy to grab and a nigger to lynch!

Like nearly all previous occasions, Israel got a thoroughly good kicking in Lebanon, just as it has almost everywhere else except the illegally occupied and colonised Palestinian territories. Were it not for Washington's intervention in 1973, Israel may not even exist. Israel is so militarily supreme, it usually loses, and that's with it's sugar daddy in Washington training, financing and arming its military to the teeth for not one single penny. Israel is Washington's spear carrier in the region.

On the whole, Americans associate with Israel because they can barely locate Canada on a map let alone understand the Middle East, which to be fair is pretty simple if you don't watch or listen neo-fascist propaganda like FOX or Limbaugh, although even the allegedly liberal US press is not much better, with the supremely awful Thomas Friedman as the leading light. But many Americans associate with Israel because they see Israel as the colonial settler ethnic cleansing state that the US is/was and they get a vicarious pleasure from seeing a mini-me version waging war and murdering at will. Interstellar ignorance and bloodlust are a noxious cocktail, and Washington feeds off it.

Washington has seen the back of its mighty military snapped in two by peasants armed with rifles and Toyota pickup trucks. The lesson is that absolutely no one is afraid of Washington's trillion dollar war machine. Washington has been in Afghanistan for more than SIXTEEN years, which is only slightly more than "2 days" if my arithmetic is up to scratch, and it has gotten nothing out of it other than seeing its superfluous black and "white trash" male population, who would otherwise be in prison, get sent home in body bags, a bonus for Washington's imperial war lords.

It almost makes you hope for further military intervention by the blundering wackos in Washington. Its whole military may then get wiped out, finally putting an end to the depraved maniacs who run the show and the unfortunate but colossally ignorant soldiers who have wild delusions as to what they're fighting for, no matter how many Alabamans sign up to avoid a life of flipping burgers. 'Murica, fuck yeah!!!

Noah Way said...

In 1945 nobody would have thought that in 50 years every Jew in America would be driving a German Car or that Jews would be the Nazis of the 21st century, running the world's largest internment camp and executing 100:1 military reprisals against civilians.

Joe said...

Israel's a bit like children who were beaten by their alcoholic fathers. One would hope they'd grow up to be some of the most loving and sober parents around because they know the pain of having abusive parents. But all too often they themselves grow up to be alcoholics and beat their children too.

Matt Franko said...

I'm not advocating for it you guys are the ones going all around saying we are killing everybody... not hardly...

By any historic standards there should be 100s of millions more war dead since 9/11...

the west's response has been tepid at best....

Matt Franko said...

John,

@Lord_Keynes2 coined "philo-Jewish Christian Conservative" today in a tweet to describe a lot of these people .... that's a keeper consider it stolen....

Matt Franko said...

John,

It's religious forget all of that other stuff about geography, etc...

Here this Roy Moore you are hearing all about is the same Roy Moore with the 10 Commandments issue from way back:

"Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, but was removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, despite orders to do so by a federal court. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Moore

this is the SAME GUY....

Matt Franko said...

They just loooooooouuuve their Old Testament and its kinesthetic learning methodology...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinesthetic_learning

John said...

Matt, apologies if I misunderstood you, but you're the one who wrote "...please". Which is to say, you wanted the Jewish-Salafi state of Israel to invade a country that has never done it any harm except to deny it half its country to make way for a greater and even crazier Israel. It'd be another humanitarian bloodbath, lead to more sectarianism and more Salafi wackos. All these things are nightmarish. I have enough problems of my own without having to look over my shoulder for a speeding hijacked truck or a sword wielding religious nut job or nuclear armageddon. The sooner all our western countries - and my perfidious Albion has to take a good deal of the blame - stop meddling, the better.

Things will quieten down, and one day I may be able to fulfil one of my great desires and travel to the cradle of civilization: Iraq and Syria, if there's any archaeological treasures left by the time the western-supported jihadis have stopped destroying everything because they claim that God apparently finds graven images an abomination or some such stupidity.

By the way, I like the Old Testament... correction...I like the English of my King James Bible, which isn't the same thing really!

GLH said...

"They could go in there and kill all of those mfers in like 2 days... please..." Isn't that similar to what was said about the US and Iraq? I am sure that the people will be waiting with flowers.

Matt Franko said...

“I like the Old Testament..”

I would just point out imo it’s not an instruction manual for those outside of Israel is all ...

Matt Franko said...

“ am sure that the people will be waiting with flowers.”

They won’t if they were all dead...

lastgreek said...

On a lighter note,

"On the whole, Americans associate with Israel because they can barely locate Canada..."

So true ... and as a Canadian, it hurts :(

John said...

Lastgreek,

Instead rejoice, dance in the streets and warmly embrace every man, woman and child you can find, it might save you from another invasion as it may be difficult to paint Canada as an imminent military threat, sponsor of terrorism or a rogue near-nuclear state. Although, if I'm not mistaken Washington has invaded Canada twice, and it wasn't that long ago that semi-sane Washingtonians were raving and babbling about Canada joining Washington's empire as a new state, thankful, no doubt, to jettison its independence in favour of pathetic vassal nonentity status.