Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A State of Wisconsin Drone Patrol?

Henthoff is concerned.

"Drones (are) a $2 billion cornerstone of the Obama administration's war efforts." And Defense Secretary Robert Gates adds, "The more we have used them, the more we have identified their potential in a broader and broader set of circumstances."

So broad that – and this is Whitehead's core discovery – "the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is facing mounting pressure from state governments and localities to issue flying rights for a range of UAVs to carry out civilian and law-enforcement activities."

You think a UAV won't be interested in you, innocent of any conceivable (even by the CIA) terrorist connections? Do not underestimate an all-seeing, suspicious government. "State police," writes Whitehead, "hope to send them up to capture images of speeding cars' license plates." And, in 2007, "insect-like drones were seen hovering over political rallies in New York and Washington, seemingly spying on protesters."

Drones can be eliminated, of course. It's one good reason to BUY MORE AMMO.

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