This is coolbert:
From the article in the Chicago Tribune today, as originally seen in the Washington Post article by Craig Whitlock. 'This is the third of three articles." I missed the two originals.
"Remote U.S. base at core of secret operations"
"DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti — Around the clock, about 16 times a day, drones take off or land at a U.S. military base here, the combat hub for the Obama administration’s counterterrorism wars in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East."
And as you might expect, this particular entry from the Post article catches my attention right away:
"As the pace of drone operations has intensified in Djibouti, Air Force mechanics have reported mysterious incidents in which the airborne robots went haywire."
"In March 2011, A predator parked at the camp started its engine without any human direction, even thought the ignition had been turned off and the fuel lines closed Technicians concluded that a software bug had infected the 'brains' of the drone, but never pinpointed the problem."
ROBOT GONE AMUCK!
The possibilities here are:
* Bad software.
* A virus.
* Remote control by a hostile party.
* The ROBOTS have become sentient and are learning to operate autonomous from the controls of man!!
" Never pinpointed the problem." Of course the technicians did not pinpoint the problem. The ROBOTS as their intelligence and autonomy evolves KNOW HOW to cover their tracks and render troubleshooting techniques moot.