the government claims the authority to kill American terrorism suspects in secret."
Drone Wrath for a Compliant
The military has transformed warfare into a deadly computer game with drone weapons. Media programs like Weaponology
or Future Weapons on the Military Channel provide detailed examples of the lethalness of autonomous technology. The use of
drones as the preferred method of carnage is well established. Seldom do moral questions come into the discussions of eliminating
enemies of the state. The rules of engagement vested in international law and the Geneva Convention, either ignored or rewritten
for high-tech 21st Century combat, becomes the foundational tactic to maintain the killing force of the grand empire.
The video, Remote Control War, is an informative summary of the capabilities and uses of a drone air force.
After viewing the range of aftermaths from GPS targeting, ponder the role of perpetual DARPA conflict. The
distress from invented terrorism is used against the American public as a tool to incrementally relinquish basic rights and
individual liberties. Matt K. Lewis offers up this assessment in an item published by This Week, Obama, drones, and
the blissful ignorance of Americans.
here's the ugly truth: Obama is giving us what we want . . .
it turns out, don't really have the stomach for the unseemly business of taking prisoners, extracting information from prisoners,
and then (maybe) going through the emotional, time consuming, and costly business of a trial.
citizens want someone who will make the big, bad world disappear. Problems only exist if we have to confront them. Obama has
made warfare more convenient for us — and less emotionally taxing."
of the unseen predators over foreign lands for the blowback is the real source of the instability and a root cause
of hatred for American hegemony. What you are witnessing is the imbalance between Legislature and the Presidency. The war
powers responsibility of Congress, long surrendered to the imperial commander and chief of killing incorporated is a national
"Since at least the 9/11
attacks, Congress has been less than confrontational with the White House over presidential powers to conduct war and anti-terrorism
operations, to the dismay of civil libertarians. So we had President George W. Bush's warrantless domestic wiretaps retroactively
green-lighted by Congress, torture only officially nixed by a change in presidents, and a big ramping-up of lethal drones
being used to kill terrorism suspects under President Obama. But Obama's decision to kill at least two Americans working for
al Qaeda in Yemen in 2011, and the legal justification that emerged in a leaked white paper (read below) this week, has caused a big, unusual outcry from both the Left and
"This week, NBC News obtained an unclassified, shorter
"white paper" that detailed some of the legal analysis about killing a citizen and
was apparently derived from the classified Awlaki memorandum. The paper said the United States could target a citizen if he
was a senior operational leader of Al Qaeda involved in plots against the country and if his capture was not feasible."
One might be accused of NYT bashing if you dare point out that their
reporting resembles a briefing session from White House press secretary, Jay Carney. The use of warbots on home soil is a
short step from spreading terminal sanctions of homeland security.
the progressive American Civil Liberties Union and the libertarian Rutherford Institute cheer legislative efforts to place
strict limits on unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. And, prodded by privacy groups, state lawmakers nationwide-Republicans
and Democrats alike-have launched an all-out offensive against the unmanned aerial vehicles.
The prospect of cheap, small, portable flying video surveillance machines threatens to eradicate existing practical
limits on aerial monitoring and allow for pervasive surveillance, police fishing expeditions and abusive use of these tools
in way that could eliminate the privacy Americans have traditionally enjoyed in their movements and activities," the
bill's author, Sen. Robyn Driscoll, a Democrat from Billings, testified."
The ACLU presents a list of provisions that the Civil Liberties organization advocates.
Also Read the ACLU's full report on domestic
drones. "Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to change
airspace rules to make it much easier for police nationwide to use domestic drones, but the law does not include badly needed
privacy protections. The ACLU recommends the following safeguards:
USAGE LIMITS: Drones should be deployed by law enforcement only with a warrant, in an emergency, or when there are
specific and articulable grounds to believe that the drone will collect evidence relating to a specific criminal act.
DATA RETENTION: Images should be retained only when there is reasonable suspicion
that they contain evidence of a crime or are relevant to an ongoing investigation or trial.
POLICY: Usage policy on domestic drones should be decided by the public's representatives, not by police departments,
and the policies should be clear, written, and open to the public.
PREVENTION & ACCOUNTABILITY: Use of domestic drones should be subject to open audits and proper oversight to prevent misuse.
WEAPONS: Domestic drones should not be equipped with lethal or non-lethal weapons."
"In a 3-2 vote, members of the Charlottesville City Council adopted a resolution
drafted by The Rutherford Institute which urges the Virginia General Assembly to prevent police agencies from utilizing drones
outfitted with anti-personnel devices such as tasers and tear gas and prohibit the government from using data recorded via
police spy drones in criminal prosecutions. In so doing, Charlottesville has become the first city in the country to limit
the use of police spy drones, providing momentum and inspiration for other cities across the country to follow suit.
The passage of the resolution, which also places a two-year moratorium on the use
of drones within city limits, coincides with a Department of Justice memo leaked to the media which outlines the Obama administration's
rationale for assassinating U.S. citizens via drone strike. With at least 30,000 drones expected to occupy U.S. airspace by
2020, John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, has called on government officials at the local, state, and
federal level to do their part to safeguard Americans against the use of drones by police. Rutherford Institute attorneys
have drafted and made available to the public language that can be adopted at all levels of government in order to address
concerns being raised about the threats posed by drones to citizens' privacy."
When was the last time that a civil liberty issue developed an alliance of purpose to oppose the despotism of the
totalitarian murder regime?
so, some of the more perceptive state legislatures are waking up to the danger of domestic drone operations. Texas "Anti
Drone" Laws Would be Toughest in USA, and "prohibit federal law enforcement or federal officials from
flying drones over Texas to spy on random citizens. Only individuals who are suspected with reasonable cause could be the
target of drone surveillance, and only with a warrant issued by a judge of an open and public court."
Politico details, "Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has not decided whether
he will sign a bill barring state and local agencies from using drones for two years — the first legislation of its
kind in the country that passed through the state’s General Assembly Tuesday with bipartisan support."
The National Defense Authorization Act is the latest unconstitutional measure that targets domestic citizens for punitive punishment.
Due process, now reduced to "Due or Die" is the harbinger of the use of domestic drone capitulation. What
will it take to awaken submissive citizens that the capability of foreign deployed drones easily can be weaponized for local
The Obama administration has demonstrated an eagerness
to trump up a bogus domestic terrorist threat that requires a surrender of our Bill of Rights. Reaper drones are a much greater
peril than just a violation of privacy. A technology that is rapidly expanding and designed to militarize the police state
into a killing field of reputed rebellious Americans - violates true national security.
"Making warfare more convenient and less emotionally taxing" is the direct opposite of the horror
of battle. When a false flag surgical strike targets your location and your person, it will not be an episode in a computer
"As with other weapons of war which have
become routine weapons of compliance domestically, such as Tasers and sound cannons, once drones are unleashed on the American
people, there will be no limiting their use by government agencies." - SKY NEWS