This study, which was scientific, exhaustive, and irrefutable, confirms previous reports that the US and its allies have been the principle supplier of weapons to ISIS. In other words, ISIS is the creation of the US Deep State. In response to recent public awareness of this fact, President Trump ended the CIA weapons program, but there has been no discussion about preventing the military from taking over where the CIA leaves off. [The Deep State remains, so we expect the support of ISIS or other terrorist groups to continue. Why? Because you can’t fight a war on terrorism unless you have terrorists.]
The same governments we are asking to create a ban on killer robots will secretly develop them in spite of any ban. The military seldom worries about mere laws. All they have to do is claim that their efforts are for national security or world peace, and the people will acquiesce. That’s how we got the present killer-drone program. Since laws will never stop tyrants from developing more efficient weapons, our only hope is to create a political system that prevents tyrants from coming to power.
President Trump is close to approving over $100-billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and to aid Israel so it they can maintain military dominance in the Middle East. US weapons contractors will supply all sides of the arms race, and that market will grow to more than $300-billion over the next decade.