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US Announces Plans To Arm Domestic Surveillance Drones With Missiles

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Last Edited: May 31, 2012, 11:11 am

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Source: blog.alexanderhiggins.com

The US announces plans to arm drones that will be operating inside the US with missiles and bombs as part of a 30,000 strong domestic deployment.

Fully armed remotely controlled aircraft used by the United States military and its allies in the War on Terror overseas are set to begin a new era of operating over domestic soil.

The US military has revealed that stronger and more powerful versions of the famed Predator drones, known as MQ-9 Reaper drones, are being fitted with missiles and other explosive ordinances as part of a deployment of 30,000 drones authorized to fly over the US by the NDAA and the armed drones will now be operating inside the United States.

A military spokesman at the Han Field Air National Guard base in NY said the drones will only be armed with missiles and explosive ordinances when they are operating in airspace over US military bases and are only being armed as part of a program to train others to operate America’s new drone fleet.  [yeah, we've heard THAT before]

Legislation passed by congress authorized the integration of military and public airspace into a single national aerospace grid to support both civil and public drone flights over U.S. skies.

The news comes as law enforcement agencies announce plans to weaponize their drones with “less than lethal” weapons such as tasers, tear gas and rubber bullets.

Overseas, the UK has already equipped their once unarmed surveillance drones to carry missiles.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. congress is expected to pass legislation that will arm Italy’s fleet of Reaper drone aircraft with missiles in a deal that is likely to pave the way for the roll-out of armed drones across the spectrum of NATO allies.

The news comes as the Obama administration comes under fire for his use of drones in the secret U.S. assassination program.

Recently Obama appointed John Brennan as the first ever Assassination Czar delegating him as the sole authority to designate people for assassination under the United States top-secret assassination program.

The appointment led a public backlash which forced the Obama administration to reveal unprecedented details to the New York Times about the use of the drones in the assassination program.

The article revealed a series of hair-raising spine-tingling facts including revelations that Obama personally ordered attacks he knew were going to kill woman and children along with the admission that we are conducting a new type of attack called “signature strikes” which involves bombing entire groups of civilians not even knowing who they are.

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Comments

1.
time*treatComment by time*treat - May 31, 2012, 12:37 pm
Well, can't (honestly) say we didn't warn people months ago.
Even got the old blog entries to prove it.
2.
sully16Comment by sully16 - May 31, 2012, 4:02 pm
Yep, I remember, this is scary sh*t.
I wonder how many ( wink wink ) accidents we can look forward to.
Thanks for the update, Time*treat, zombies and drones.
ooooooh my!
3.
Comment by scorpio - May 31, 2012, 7:33 pm
yeah,they are for watching the voters lines making sure theres no chicanery going on to stop democrats from voting in november.
4.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - May 31, 2012, 9:41 pm
Does this surprise you from the same person that has no respect for the American people as well as the constitution. Talk about two-faced.
Maybe the drone will malfunction as he's called it before when those civilians were killed and open a can of worms for him. One can only hope...
5.
Comment by louise black - June 15, 2012, 2:51 pm
There no excuse for wishing bad luck on your fellow American!

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