A little while ago, Gizmodo posted something both quite interesting and deeply troubling – video of CIA agents piloting a Predator drone. Watching this duo target and fire missiles at a white pickup truck – presumably full of terrorists? – offers some real insight into just how unnervingly clinical the operation of these drones is. These are the faces and demeanors you would expect to see from someone in the midst of a particularly tough Halo deathmatch or concentrating on a high level Tetris game – not snuffing out the lives of a truck full of people.

Also, did the CIA have to make the Predator pilot seats look like something out of a sequel to The Last Starfighter, or was that merely an aesthetic choice?

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