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By Geoffrey Ingersoll
Business Insider





Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai's recent meeting didn't reveal much of anything, but afterward Karzai followed it up by telling reporters the U.S. plans to hand Afghanistan its own fleet of drones.



Karzai said the drones will be unarmed and for surveillance purposes, though he did not specify what breed of drone they would inherit, according to Azam Ahmed of The New York Times. The Karzai government will also get 20 helicopters, 4 C-130 transport planes and the training to use the systems.



The shift of equipment follows an open letter to the president from Congressman Keith Ellison, calling on Congress to force Obama to pull the curtain back from his drone strike policy.



From the letter:



Congress must require an independent judicial review of any executive-branch “kill list.” The U.S. legal system is based on the principle that one branch of government should not have absolute authority. Congress should object to that concentration of power, especially when it may be used against U.S. citizens.



Popular privacy blogger and director of the ACLU Massachusetts Technology for Prosperity project Kade Crockford points out in a post that not even Senator Ron Wyden knows anything about the drone policy.



The kicker is that Wyden, who wrote soon-to-be CIA Director John Brennan a letter on the subject, is a high ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee — a committee founded on the oversight of the same CIA's daily operations they've been classified out of.



Ellison wrote to conclude his letter to Obama, " The United States will not always enjoy a monopoly on sophisticated drone technology."



Americans may be sending the cutting edge tech for surveillance purposes, but even surveillance in America is a hotly contested debate. A bill banning the use of surveillance drones in domestic police operations just flew through the Florida state senate — and one might expect other states to lament as "30,000 drones" seek the skies above America.



The Karzai government isn't just inheriting drones, it's inheriting a murky, still-developing policy regarding their use.


Added: Jan-15-2013 Occurred On: Jan-19-2013
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  • What a bunch of fucking idiots. Might as well just send the technology to the Iranians, the fucking Taliban camel fuckers. Is it any wonder when in a few years they are flying over us. This is a stupid and retarded idea. The US military brass should be fucking ashamed of themselves if they have not vigoursly opposed this...oh I forget...pensions and memoirs are more important. I wonder what Patton would say...bet he and a lot of others are turning in their graves. I also agree that Afgahnistan, More..

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    • @kingsnake11
      You are correct!!!

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    • @kingsnake11 Take it easy bro, the CIA, Pentagon and WH have the remote control with the red botton, the Afghan Army is just a bunch of drug dealers, killers, thieves chosen by the US, on its payroll, the whole failed war full of shame has started with Bush Ramsfield dealing with NA criminals, but invasions don't bring prosperity, but destruction of all kinds...
      With the Pakis: Its creation in 1947 by the UK generals to create the terror land in the name of Islam just an excuse to create Israel More..

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    • @kingsnake11 surveillance drone bubba, doubt the ones they are gonna give em are big enough to carry any kind of ordinance.

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  • So now Taliban are also going to get drones ? ... WTF news of the day !

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  • lololol, what kind of idiot doesn't think we will still have drones there? We will have drones all over that place come 2015 after we leave..... no doubt! And we will be flying them from home base, while the afghans get to the frontlines of their war against terrorists / taliban, where they belong to defend their own lands

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    • @qwerty4242
      Our obama/bush/clinton/bush government both CREATED and is SUPPORTING the taliban as well as the muslin sisterhood and cair.

      As admitted to by hitllary clinton.

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  • Great, why do I think they'll be flying over America with some C4 taped to their undersides in a few years?

    Hope they come with a GPS activated crash button in case Mr. Taliban takes over once the real soldiers leave.

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  • When you help people and they mindlessly think you "inavded"..I say we invade and take their rocks and dirt 'for real'. Afghanistan bit the hand that feeds them, it's the most corrupt shithole on Earth. I wouldn't give these assholes shit, we even built them dirt roads because for centuries they didn't figure that mystery out yet. There is no "help" regarding that shithole. Karzi has lived as long as he has because who do you think is on his payroll he receives from the US? T More..

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  • Hopefully the aphganys will show their appreciation to our illegal, war mongering, taliban suppouring, posotus with a geehahd flyby on the whitehouse.

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  • Taxpayer money at work?

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  • Oye madar shod you are still around.....I thought you crawled bank in your mom's pussy

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  • Why not? Hey any other countries want a hand out, just use your Obama Phone and hit speed dial 1.

    Sick of this guy.

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    • @kuriouskatgotkilt Google this (afghanistan trillion dollar lithium untapped resources), everyone keeps forgetting about the trillions of dollars and no regulation Afghanistan offers to the world, especially its rare American discovery of Lithium (the stuff in those electric batteries we all use).

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    • @qwerty4242 Natural resources worth 1Tn and they rely on goats and opium poppy for economy. Backward paleosimians are doomed, don't give them anything because they'll ruin any plan to extract the rich lithium ore, or they will sell it to China and Iran to buy more weapons and camels

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  • hahaha laughing at the two idiots below my comment

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