Look…Up In The Sky…It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s An Armed Drone!

CONCERN GROWS AS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES SEEK USE OF ARMED DRONES 

They may not be the ominous black helicopters feared by New World Order conspiracists, but they’re pretty damn close. The idea of pilotless drones being used in America – against Americans – has become a growing cause for alarm across a wide spectrum of the country – from conservative organizations to the ACLU. Now – a number of law enforcement agencies are seeking to arm those drones. While most of the talk to date has been about rubber bullets and tear gas, what comes next?

The invasive capability of drones to spy on ordinary citizens is certainly cause for concern over privacy issues; the thought of armed pilotless drones using lethal force against American citizens is the stuff of Orwell’s 1984 – or an old Twilight Zone episode. Or is it?

Drones have been used in the Middle East to target and kill high-level terrorists for years, and are also being used along the Mexican border in the fight against illegal aliens. But now, drones – controlled from remote locations and equipped with infrared sensors and high-resolution cameras – are being used domestically. Is this cause for concern? It should be.

When criminal activity is occurring – or even suspected – surveillance is critical. But surveillance for the sake of surveillance only – on a routine basis over an entire area or community – smacks of Big Brother. (Or, in this case: The One.) This is the stuff of which totalitarian states are made. Is this also the stuff of Barack Obama’s America?

While the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments across the country to use drones for surveillance purposes only, the toothpaste is now out of the tube. Where is it headed?

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in Texas is among the first law enforcement agencies in the country to consider the use of rubber bullets and tear gas on its drones. Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel defends the option this way:

“Those are things that law enforcement utilizes day in and day out and in certain situations it might be advantageous to have this type of system on the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).”

The difference being, rubber bullets and tear gas are used by law enforcement officers on the ground who are up close to any given situation – vs. calmly sitting at a remote location looking at images or video on a computer screen and analyzing data. While it seems that the potential to chase down a fleeing suspect or disperse a rioting crowd – think: OWS loons – could be an advantage of rubber bullet and tear gas enabled drones, the potential for collateral damage exists as well.

It will fascinating to see where this leads. Perhaps to the Supreme Court? Although, the Court is so stacked up with lawsuits filed by - and against – the Regime, it appears that the skies over America will full of eavesdropping pilotless drones – minimally equipped with rubber bullets and tear gas – before it’s settled.

Maybe it’s just me, but the idea of an “invisible eye in the sky” sounds more like something from Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does from America – even from Barack Obama’s America.

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Once the toothpaste is out of the tube – it’s damn hard to put it back, is it not? 

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11 replies

  1. Forgive me if I submitted this about something else here, but it fits pretty well now.

  2. Reblogged this on theconservativehillbilly and commented:

    Hey Rat, it ain’t a conspiracy, it is a fact!

    • I don’t buy into the whole Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg nonsense, hillibillly.

      • I am fast becoming a believer in a lot of it. Just too many kawinky dinks! It explains the behaviors of our elected officials, and why we get presidential candidates that almost nobody are happy about.

        And Rat, no, I don’t wear a tin foil hat! :)

        • As I told Rebel earlier, there are tens of millions of right-minded people in this country – millions of them bearing arms, not to mention a pretty damn good military who loathes Barack Obama – as they loathed Bill Clinton.

          The TC and Bilderberg conspiracy nonsense has been around for decades. But then again – so has the nonsense about JFK and the moon landing.

          P.S. I can’t picture you in a tin foil hat anyway! ;-)

          • My take? It’s those with the foil hat and tin ears that don’t see it. Like song above says “why can’t you look me in the face”, your representatives? Many folks have removed years of blitz of propaganda and see…now we know what are those things with big black wings are real, now with ordnance. Can’t hit a smiley at this time. Not a conspiracy…just world government coming upon us. It’s open…books and books written about it.

  3. Sorry, you guys – I just don’t buy the whole “world government” thing. I know the Regime nibbles around the edges of it with abhorrent ideas like the Law of the Sea Convention and so forth, but I will remain an optimist – at least for awhile.

    • That is the point. We don’t buy, not even… youse pays your nickel… youse takes your ride. World government? Do you vote about U.N. stuff? I be optimist too if we don’t get more entwined with more U.N. stuff. There are more treaties up and coming, so I read. Waiting until after next election.

      Respect The Rats opinion, just be sure you watch them obnoxious rats, they’s openly sneaky these days. No corner of the eye, did I see that, no more.

      • For the record, they’re no relation. ;-)

        • Thank goodness, no relation. I knew that. Have a humane trap for them when they come to feed off the thrown corn in the chicken yard. The next step after humane trap is .22 rat shot, quick and humane. PETA would say release your non-relatives into next neighborhood I guess? I do release body at edge of woods…next morning they gone. Think maybe nature got a way to handle it? Think maybe this would be a good solution to lots of worlds problems. Maybe that’s what happened to Osama in the ocean, not sure how nibblers were attracted to body that’s been dead 10 years. Now…enter a :)

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