The CIA, with the barrage of drone strikes already going huge in Pakistan & Yemen, is seeking — of course — a grant for ever more aggressiveness:
The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed, U.S. officials said. […] If approved, the change would probably accelerate a campaign of U.S. airstrikes in Yemen that is already on a record pace, with at least eight attacks in the past four months.
This request, amounting to a gripe that knowing who you’re shooting at is a hassle, comes up even though it is admitted that much of the activity cited as reason for it is local in nature (read: not concerned with a threat to the U.S.). Keep it up though and of course that’ll change.
I suspect the biggest reason for the type of militancy the U.S. “defense” apparatus is so worried about overseas is because of the power it claims over the rest of the world & how it leads desperate people in already crappy circumstances to conclude that Washington D.C. has more pull in their lives than they do. Call it a hunch.
Edit: “Bug splat“? Really??