The Nuclear Bible: A Nuclear Armed Drone?
Intro: Should an attack transpire at the Super Bowl, it will most likely come from a method that not many suspect. Could a major terror
strike be launched by a Pakistani drone outfitted with a nuclear weapon? The U.S. has not only lost multiple drones over Pakistan, but they
have recently given the technology and drones to Pakistan. Theoretically, these drones could fly relatively undetected past the Super
Bowl’s “No Fly Zone” and straight into prime time TV for all America to see.
Date: Downed Drones In Pakistan
December, 2001 1st Drone crash in Pakistan (Skeen, 2002)
July 11, 2002 2nd Drone crash in Pakistan (Skeen, 2002)
September 23, 2008 3rd Drone shot down in Pakistan (Khan, Schifrin, Karl &Martinez)
March 7, 2009 4th Drone crash in Pakistan (The New York Times, 2009)
January 24, 2010 5th Drone shot down in Pakistan (Telegraph, 2010)
January 27, 2010 6th Drone shot down in Pakistan (The Nation, 2010)
*Iraq, Afghanistan, or Yemen not counted
Title/Headline: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Abstract: A drone or an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), is an aircraft that flies without a human crew on board the aircraft. UAVs were
historically simple drones that were remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed in UAVs. UAVs
come in two varieties: some are controlled from a remote location, and others fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans
using more complex dynamic automation systems. Some drones, such as the HALE (high altitude, long endurance) can fly at over
30,000 with indefinite range (Wikipedia, 2010).
Date: July 11, 2002
Source: The Free Library, Associated Press (AP), Jim Skeen
Title/Headline: Global Hawk Goes Down: Palmdale-Built Drone Crashes On Pakistan Mission
Abstract: A Palmdale-built Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft reportedly crashed Wednesday in Pakistan during a mission
supporting the Afghanistan campaign. The unmanned aircraft was flying a routine mission when it crashed at 9:05 a.m. Pacific Daily
Time - night in Pakistan. An investigation has begun into the cause; however, the cause of the crash was not a result of hostile fire
defense officials said. Defense officials would not disclose the country where the crash occurred, but Associated Press (AP) quoting
unnamed Pentagon officials, said it occurred in Pakistan. Defense officials also indicated to AP that the crash might have been caused
by an engine failure. The incident was the second crash of a Global Hawk during Operation Enduring Freedom. In December, a
Global Hawk crashed while returning to base from a mission. Defense officials would not disclose where that crash occurred, citing host
nation sensitivity. The December crash was attributed to an improperly installed bolt that caused a control rod to fail. The Global Hawk is a
high-altitude, long-endurance reconnaissance aircraft being developed for the Air Force. Controlled by computer, the unmanned
aircraft can fly 1,200 miles, linger over its target for 24 hours at nearly twice the altitude of a passenger jetliner, and then fly back.
Global Hawks' radar is capable of detecting objects 100 miles away, and its cameras provide still images clear enough to identify targets as
far away as 30 miles. The Global Hawk aircraft are being pressed into service even though they are still in the development stage.
Six Global Hawk aircraft have been built by Northrop Grumman thus far, but three have been lost in crashes - two in support of
the Afghanistan campaign and one during a test mission out of Edwards Air Force Base. Two aircraft are at Edwards supporting the
program's flight test efforts. The location of the other aircraft has not been disclosed, but it is reportedly being used in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom (Skeen, 2002).
Date: September 23, 2008
Source: ABC News, Habibullah Khan, Nick Schifrin, Jonathan Karl, Luis Martinez
Title/Headline: U.S. Drone Shot Down in Pakistan
Abstract: An American drone was shot down over the volatile Pakistani tribal area, according to a local resident and a Pakistani
intelligence official, though U.S. officials deny losing any aircraft. If true, it would the first time a spy plane has crashed over Pakistan
after thousands of flights designed to target senior Al Qaeda and Taliban officials (Khan, Schifrin, Karl, & Martinez, 2008).
Date: March 7, 2009
Source: The New York Times, Associated Press
Title/Headline: Drone Crash In Pakistan Reported
Abstract: Pakistani officials said they were investigating reports that a remotely piloted American plane had crashed Saturday in a
northwest tribal region. The planes are believed to be operated by the Central Intelligence Agency and often carry out missile
strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan. An army spokesman, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, said the reports of a plane down in the
village of Angoor Ada were under investigation. Two intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not
authorized to speak to the news media, said their agents had yet to locate any wreckage at the site. Col. Greg Julian, the top United States
military spokesman in Afghanistan, said he could not comment on the crash report (The New York Times, 2009).
Date: April 8, 2009
Source: Wired Magazine, Noah Shachtman
Title/Headline: Pakistan To America: Give Us The Killer Drones
Abstract: When last we left America’s drone war over Pakistan, the local government seemed resigned to idea of the United States
launching its unmanned air force from Pakistani soil, on targets within Pakistan, without Islamabad’s permission. All the ministers asked
was that America respect their "red line" — and keep U.S. ground forces out of their country. But the red line may have suddenly
shifted, from human troops to robots in the sky. In a meeting yesterday with U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael
Mullen, top Pakistani officials allegedly demanded that America stop the unmanned attacks and "shift the drone technology and
authority to the Pakistan Army," according to Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper. "We did talk about drones and let me be very frank, there is
a gap," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tells Reuters. Pakistani leaders have huffed about the drones in public before — only to
cooperate in secret with the robotic aircraft strikes. But these requests are a bit different. Rather than demand the drones stop flying, the
leaders are asking for control of the aircraft. "We would much prefer that the U.S. share its intelligence and give us the weapons,
drones and missiles that will allow us to take care of this problem on our own," Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari tells the
Independent. "These drone attacks are counter-productive." Meanwhile, the attacks continue. An unmanned aircraft fired a pair of missiles
today into a vehicle in the town of Gangi Khel. Four suspected militants were killed. " It’s the third such strike this month and the
fourteenth inside Pakistan in 2009, according to the Long War Journal. Gangi Khel is thought to be under the control of Pakistani Taliban
leader Maulvi Nazir. In an interview earlier this week with al-Qaeda’s propaganda wing, Nazir practically begged the Americans to
come after him — declaring his intents to wage terror worldwide, and calling President Barack Obama a "black ass." A week
earlier, Nazir’s ally Baitullah Mehsud threatened to "launch an attack in Washington." Which, of course, makes the idea of America
giving up her killer drones all the more remote (Shachtman, 2009).
Date: January 22, 2010
Source: Press TV
Title/Headline: US To Equip Pakistan With Low-Tech Drones
Abstract: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Washington is considering supplying Pakistan with unarmed drone
aircraft in an attempt to boost the "war on terror." "We are in partnership with the Pakistani military and we are working to give them
their own intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance vehicles, both aircraft and drones," Gates said. According to the Friday edition of
New York Times, the Shadow surveillance drone appears to be a compromise aimed at enticing Pakistan further into the war (Press
Date: January 24, 2010
Title/Headline: Pakistani Tribesmen 'Shoot Down' US Drone
Abstract: An unmanned US drone crashed after reportedly being shot down in Pakistan's lawless tribal area near the Afghan
border. Local tribesmen in North Waziristan were reported on Sunday to have been seen congratulating each other. Gunfire had been
heard shortly before the drone crashed. The Pakistani army rejected similar claims after a drone crashed in neighboring South Waziristan in
2008, saying it was a technical problem (Telegraph, 2010).
Date: January 27, 2010
Source: The Nation
Title/Headline: Taliban Claim Downing 2nd US Drone
Abstract: Pakistani tribesman shot down another US unmanned spy plane through anti-aircraft gun in North Waziristan region.
According to sources, four US drone aircrafts were hovering over different parts of Waziristan when the tribesmen shot fire at them with
anti-aircraft gun. As a result one of the aircrafts crashed in Miranshah area. According to an eyewitness, the plane’s wreckage fell into
Afghanistan’s area. This was the second drone plane, which was shot down by tribesmen this week (The Nation, 2010).
Date: January 14. 2011
Title/Headline: The Green Hornet
Abstract: The Green Hornet is an upcoming 2011 superhero film, based on the character of the same name created by George W. Trendle
and Fran Striker. Directed by Michel Gondry, the film stars Seth Rogen in the title role, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Evan
Goldberg. Supporting actors include Jay Chou as Kato, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward Furlong, Edward James Olmos, Angela
Bassett, David Harbour and Tom Wilkinson. The film is scheduled to be released in North America and the United Kingdom on January
14, 2011 and in Australia on January 20, 2011, which will also include RealD Cinema and IMAX 3D (Wikipedia, 2010).
Interestingly, the blockbuster movie that will open about two weeks prior to the 2011 Super Bowl is The Green Hornet! A green
Pakistani drone cruising around the Super Bowl will get a chorus of cheers before everybody in the greater Dallas area goes nite
The $1,000,000 Question: Will the nuke be in the drone, or, is it already in Cowboy Stadium?
Conclusion: Regardless of whether any drones nuke the Super Bowl or any other event for that matter, the people of Afghanistan,
Iraq, and now Pakistan have suffered tremendously at the hands of these death machines. Many innocent civilians have been literally blown
away by a machine that generally is controlled by someone thousands of miles from home. Drones are inhumane, anti-human, and should
be outlawed immediately. Latest word: Miami-Dade county of Florida has now purchases their own drones, and it’s only a matter of time
before they are armed. The Terminator II Skynet terminator scenario is coming true!