“Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday that unmanned drone strikes should only be ordered on the Mexican border to destroy “caves” that are used by those smuggling undocumented immigrants. During an interview on CNN, host Jim Acosta asked the candidate to explain comments last week that seemed to call for the use of military force to stop illegal immigration.
““You look at some of these caves ad things out there, one drone strike, boom, and they’re gone,” Carson had reportedly said. Carson told Acosta that the media had taken his words out of context, and that he was advocating conducting border control surveillance with drones. “I said that to the media at the time, I said that some of you are going to want to go out and say, ‘Carson wants to use drones to kill people on the borders,’” he noted. “How ridiculous. At some point I hope we have some responsible media which actually focuses on the problem.”
Then, the Republican candidate revealed the true purpose of his words: “What I actually meant to say was, I am working on a way that drones could potentially be used to fight abortion. I have had a plan in the works for years now and it has only just recently started to come to fruition.”
When asked to elaborate, Carson said: “Basically, I came to the realization that the use of drones in Afghanistan and other troublesome regions has been very effective in terms of assisting our ground troops. That’s why I came to the idea that using drones to find and identify pregnant women could also be potentially beneficial.”
“I am currently working on a drone design that can successfully identify pregnant women in public places, and already plans are in effect to improve the existing design so it can penetrate various structures. This way, we can be 100% sure that nobody is planning on using illegal abortion as a tool for murdering unborn children. The preservation of life has never had greater significance than now, when technology finally allows us to turn the battle for human life into one we actually have a chance of winning.”
When asked if there were any privacy issues associated with the notion that machines will potentially be able to invade the privacy of people on a level deeper than ever before, Carson nonchalantly replied: “Not really, no. Compared to what the NSA has been doing for decades, drones scanning pregnant women is just a walk in the park.”