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EU planning to ‘own and operate’ spy drones and an air force

Posted By admin On July 27, 2013 @ 2:26 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Bruno Waterfield
London Telegraph [1]
July 27, 2013

The European Union is planning to “own and operate” spy drones, surveillance satellites and aircraft as part of a new intelligence and security agency under the control of Baroness Ashton.

The controversial proposals are a major move towards creating an independent EU military body with its own equipment and operations, and will be strongly opposed by Britain.

Officials told the Daily Telegraph that the European Commission and Lady Ashton’s European External Action Service want to create military command and communication systems to be used by the EU for internal security and defence purposes. Under the proposals, purchasing plans will be drawn up by autumn.

The use of the new spy drones and satellites for “internal and external security policies”, which will include police intelligence, the internet, protection of external borders and maritime surveillance, will raise concerns that the EU is creating its own version of the US National Security Agency.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/bruno-in-brussels-eu-unplugged/brusselsbruno/367/eu-planning-to-own-and-operate-spy-drones-and-an-air-force/

[2] Air Force Document: Drones Can Be Used To Spy On Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/air-force-document-drones-can-be-used-to-spy-on-americans.html

[3] FBI director admits domestic use of drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-director-admits-domestic-use-of-drones.html

[4] U.N. wants to use drones for peacekeeping missions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-n-wants-to-use-drones-for-peacekeeping-missions.html

[5] US draws up plans for nuclear drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-draws-up-plans-for-nuclear-drones.html

[6] German railways deploys surveillance drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/german-railways-deploys-surveillance-drones.html

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