Thursday, December 16, 2010
The grim ‘Reaper’ is coming to eventually replace Predators in the Air Force arsenal Reaper. It can fly faster, higher, and carry 2 tons of payload (ten times that of the Predator). With the incredible success they’ve had with the Predator, news of this new more powerful drone should give our enemies a few nightmares. Imagine being spotted from 50,000 feet as you arrive in your cave dwelling for a meeting with other Islamists plotting to strap a bomb on another kid and march him into a crowded market place. You no sooner sit down on murderers’ row when the ‘Reaper’ arrives with a GBU-38 precision bomb or next generation hellfire missile, the AGM-114 to tune you and your crew up for the last time. Oh yeah!
I have a retirement idea in mind for the Predator. We can use them to fix our border problem with the Mexican Drug Cartels. It’s war down there. I wonder how many more of our border patrol agents have to be killed before we start treating it like one.