PressTV reports the crash of three U.S. drones in Somalia

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A story on the Press TV website claims that three unmanned U.S. drones have crashed in southern Somalia.

They reportedly went down near the town of Dhobley and the port city of Kismayo.

The American government has used drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen to launch aerial strikes.

Last year, there were several reports of drone crashes.

In a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies lecture last month at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, UBC political geographer Derek Gregory told a large crowd that the United States has asserted the right to use drones anywhere in the world.

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Farid Rohani

Oct 9, 2011 at 2:37pm

You know Press TV is Iranian owned and operated, George Galloway and others work very hard to promote the Iranian version of the story. As such, they have been reporting that the drone program has been infiltrated with Viruses.Kind of what happened with the Stuxnet virus. All in all, if that is the source of this story, I will take it with a few grains of salt.

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Charlie Smith

Oct 9, 2011 at 2:57pm

Thanks Farid for offering this clarification.

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Oct 9, 2011 at 4:39pm

Love the irony of a CIA drone being infected with "spyware"

Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet
“We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,”
“We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.”

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monty/that's me

Oct 9, 2011 at 6:30pm

Canada is manufacturing drones and using them in Libya so we are not guilt free.

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Oct 9, 2011 at 6:35pm

Somalia must have developed advanced anti-aircraft technology

From the Aliens on Niburu who gave it to them :)

Or the Drone Drivers were really hung over flying into the ground.

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Pat Crowe

Oct 9, 2011 at 10:04pm

I'm calling bullshit on spyware infiltrated drone mishaps.
The larger picture is unthinkable.

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Oct 10, 2011 at 7:25am

It's the official form of drive by shooting.

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monty/that's me

Oct 11, 2011 at 11:08am

To become fully informed buy a copy of Misha Glenny's DARK MARKET, Cyberthieves, Cybercops and YOU.

His previous international bestseller was McMAFIA.

Glenny will be in Vancouver later this month at the Writer's Festival.

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Nasty Celt

Oct 11, 2011 at 3:38pm

This is great news. I can't wait till they can take over control of the drones and turn them against US facilities including housing and embassies. If the US feels it has the right to roam the world's skies and murder at will then there's no reason why that can't apply to their people too.

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