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Congress Welcomes Drones Into American Skies ASAP

Posted By admin On February 5, 2012 @ 6:47 am In Commentary,Tile | Comments Disabled

Michael Edwards
Prison Planet.com
February 5, 2012

The stage has already been set and played upon for divisions of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to patrol and strike undeclared war zones abroad.

Even though lip service has been paid to express minor outrage over villages bombed in Pakistan [1]Yemen [2]Somalia [3], or someplace “over there,” there has been relatively little true outrage by countries heretofore unaffected by computer bombing raids upon their own Homeland — countries like America.

Well, seeing is believing they say.

Americans are next in line to get their chance to see firsthand what has been happening overseas — a close-up view of what takes place on computer screens in Tel Aviv [4] or Las Vegas [5].

The Boomerang Effect has taken flight.

The treason of American Congress seems to know no bounds, as it has submitted an urgent official request to the Secretary of Transportation to invite potential remote-controlled war upon American soil by integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems into civilian airspace to be overseen by the FAA. (Source [6])

The drone program inside the United States has advanced at warp speed since 2007 when tests were first captured [7] by the media.  Since that time, we have witnessed local police departments such as Miami-Dade County, FL outfit their force with micro-drones [8].  However, it wasn’t until the first drone test-run for law enforcement was conducted in North Dakota [9], that even staunch naysayers to claims of militarization had to pay closer attention.  Drones for cattle rustling?  WTF?

Now, just a couple of months later, we can read the “Conference Report on FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2012 [10],” which does nothing less than give approval to turn American skies into a virtual battlefield that threatens to mirror the declaration of the NDAA that America (indeed the entire planet) should be outfitted with the tactics and technology of the War on Terror.An open fly zone for drones has been declared, with Department of Defense authorization to maximize capabilities.
The report’s opening paragraph ends with ominous foreshadowing after stating the normal bureaucratic political lingo about an effort to “streamline programs” and “create efficiencies.” 

Mr. Mica submitted the following conference report and statement on the bill (H.R. 658) to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to streamline programs, create efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes:

“And for other purposes…”
Please read the proposal in full, as it is nothing less than the openly stated plan for a future of total full-time surveillance, an increased number of testing sites similar to the “secret” facility [11]recently uncovered in Nevada, and most likely brings with it a threat of future bombing raids in America and surrounding territories.Read the full “Conference Report on HR 658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2012″ HERE [12]

Source: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/02/faa_drones.html [6]

This article first appeared at Activist Post [13].


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[1] Pakistan: http://counterterrorism.newamerica.net/drones

[2] Yemen: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/cia-to-operate-drones-over-yemen/2011/06/13/AG7VyyTH_story.html

[3] Somalia: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/world/africa/02somalia.html?pagewanted=all

[4] Tel Aviv: http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php/usa-war-on-terror/872-anything-george-w-bush-did-obama-can-do-it-better

[5] Las Vegas: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8839964/Col-Gaddafi-killed-convoy-bombed-by-drone-flown-by-pilot-in-Las-Vegas.html

[6] Source: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/02/faa_drones.html

[7] tests were first captured: http://www.activistpost.com/2010/11/unmanned-drone-surveillance-program.html

[8] micro-drones: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/01/miami-dade-police-buy-drones.html

[9] North Dakota: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/12/drones-officially-take-flight-for.html

[10] Conference Report on FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2012: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.+658:

[11] “secret” facility: http://defensetech.org/2011/12/08/a-new-secret-drone-base-in-nevada/

[12] HERE: http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2012/02/faa-uas.html

[13] Activist Post: http://activistpost.com

[14] Drones are taking to the skies in the U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drones-are-taking-to-the-skies-in-the-u-s.html

[15] Sheriff’s Office wants to fly drones over Orange County skies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sheriffs-office-wants-to-fly-drones-over-orange-county-skies.html

[16] U.S. Drones Patrolling Its Skies Provoke Outrage in Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-drones-patrolling-its-skies-provoke-outrage-in-iraq.html

[17] Chief: Drones to fly over DC skies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chief-drones-to-fly-over-dc-skies.html

[18] Rights Groups Petition FAA On Use Of Drones In US Skies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rights-groups-petition-faa-on-use-of-drones-in-us-skies.html

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