The Gamer Who Flew “Killer Drones” for the US Army

The US Army’s use of killer drones has killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Brandon Bryant, a gamer, flew those drones. He tells us what life was like within the drone programme and why he decided to become a whistleblower.

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44 Comments

  1. PLANE SHORTCLIP on May 27, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Wonderful..

  2. antonio hu on May 27, 2021 at 3:06 am

    you can see the pain in his eyes, poor fella

  3. toro HadleFern on May 27, 2021 at 3:06 am

    So Nice 💘💘💘💘💘💘

  4. Suicidal ThoTs on May 27, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Im sure a lot of people will say the exact same thing im about to say but have no idea how theyd really react im sure, but personally i think i would literally have the easiest time doing this. It might just be my narcissism but the mental attachment for pulling the trigger and pressing a button are two largely different ways to go about so i dont think id have a problem. Sign me up honestly

  5. Lars Stougaard on May 27, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Yes game over man 🕹🛫

  6. chunkygoodness on May 27, 2021 at 3:11 am

    This dude got into an MOS where you kill people, then complained about it.

  7. 00 on May 27, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Ragnar driving killing drones, what comes next?

  8. 0m3n on May 27, 2021 at 3:14 am

    I thought Obama was the greatest president alive and could do no wrong? 🤔 Interesting

  9. Savi You on May 27, 2021 at 3:14 am

    So recruitment officers lead with "Your job is to kill people" now all of a sudden it’s "Gross"

  10. Vp Football on May 27, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Lol

  11. 0m3n on May 27, 2021 at 3:17 am

    "I signed up to kill people for money, and I did it… Gross"

  12. Josh Davis on May 27, 2021 at 3:18 am

    In my house, whenever the microwave is on it f*cks up my ping and lowers my fps to single digits, i wonder if any drone operator had this problem.

  13. Rappers Digest on May 27, 2021 at 3:20 am

    madness

  14. EnzZo on May 27, 2021 at 3:21 am

    You signed up to kill people, don’t complain now. Gamer or not.

  15. kammara manohar on May 27, 2021 at 3:22 am

    this is peak esports

  16. Pam on May 27, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Omg I am sorry you have ever had to do that & then deal with the after effects, God Bless you & all the military .🙏🏻❤️✌🏼🇺🇸

  17. SebbeF on May 27, 2021 at 3:26 am

    This is truly the downsides of tech.

  18. sweet& silent on May 27, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Thats some unethical shit

  19. Baznar on May 27, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Well safe to say this guy is probably dying… can’t believe they didn’t blur his face.

  20. Xxx Xxx on May 27, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Sign me up

  21. Arnabjyoti De on May 27, 2021 at 3:30 am

    👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏🙏

  22. melfoks on May 27, 2021 at 3:32 am

    I also wanna join that team! Would love to shot with those drones!

  23. rotartlifnI on May 27, 2021 at 3:32 am

    Military members won’t be able to escape God.

  24. Fudz BADFALA on May 27, 2021 at 3:35 am

    So, are the haters hating because he’s a whistleblower or is it because he has a conscious… 🤔

  25. ViperGM on May 27, 2021 at 3:35 am

    You know you could have been a COOK! or POTATO PEELER! I didn’t realize the DRAFT was reinstated back then and you were forced into the military and the threat of going to Leavenworth for not doing your JOB!

  26. Evan Pozzi on May 27, 2021 at 3:37 am

    Sign me up!dont be a b#$ch and come on!

  27. Sir James on May 27, 2021 at 3:40 am

    Don’t know what this guy was thinking, but he just gave the US military the best recruitment ad they ever had.
    There’s gamers out there with no morals, no conscience, and no problem with doing this type of work.

    You know who you are, right?

  28. Angela Hernandez-Bischof on May 27, 2021 at 3:42 am

    WTH HAPPENED TO HUMANITY 😠👿💯

  29. No Strings on Me✔ on May 27, 2021 at 3:43 am

    Where do we sign up 4 this..sounds like a dream job

  30. Maryam Z on May 27, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Omg i didn’t know I wanted this

  31. Albert Walter on May 27, 2021 at 3:44 am

    American military always see it as their duty to put their nose into every country’s business, then claim they were just trying to defend the innocent.

  32. DEDMAN INC on May 27, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Look up soldiers of conscious on YT

  33. Jonathan Gardner on May 27, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Am highly grateful to Goldvendor10 on telegram through the cashapp transfer i brought from him..i was able to pay up my bills…thanks so much for this opportunity…..

  34. Mr. A on May 27, 2021 at 3:46 am

    Protests by jamat us dawa so basically a splinter group of Lashkar-e-Taiba which is a designated terrorist organisation by the United Nations. Well done vice. Well done. Point click and shoot? Isn’t that the job they signed up for? If not then this is morally and fundamentally wrong.

  35. Evan Hits on May 27, 2021 at 3:49 am

    Lmfao do ur godamn research if u want to join the military and NOT KILL PEOPLE like bruh r u dumb?

  36. Destructo X-6 on May 27, 2021 at 3:50 am

    I would love this job like seriously and you gave up this amazing job ? Bruh

  37. DATAN on May 27, 2021 at 3:50 am

    Where can I get this job?

  38. Jay Patel on May 27, 2021 at 3:51 am

    did he think he was joining the military to play video games? Know what you’re signing up for…. fucking dumbass

  39. Susan Diane Howell on May 27, 2021 at 3:51 am

    "Brandon Wayne Bryant is an American whistleblower.  From 2006 to 2011 he was a camera operator (sensor operator) of unmanned drones of the United States Air Force.  His job was targeted killing.  On December 10, 2012 the German magazine Der Spiegel reported about Bryant, his former work and his post traumatic stress disorder.  He gave his testimony to an expert council of the United Nations and to the German Parliamentary Committee investigating the NSA spying scandal.  Jesselyn Radack is his lawyer."

  40. Nas on May 27, 2021 at 3:54 am

    So… basically a KILLER

  41. Darrin Johnson on May 27, 2021 at 3:55 am

    This is messed up.

  42. LM on May 27, 2021 at 3:57 am

    Dumbfuck joined the Military, gets assigned one of the least demanding positions and still finds a way to bitch about it.

  43. bin shoeb on May 27, 2021 at 3:57 am

    Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki was a 16-year-old American of Yemeni descent who was killed while eating dinner at an outdoor restaurant in Yemen by a drone airstrike ordered by U.S. President Barack Obama

  44. tubepunksheep on May 27, 2021 at 3:58 am

    Did they do mom insults?

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