Police State - The U.S. is now sending military drones into the Caribbean as well as South America
- Despite budget cuts in other areas, Customs and Border Protection has requested $5.8 million to push its drone operations farther into the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
- Thousands of drones are being deployed at home and abroad for your "protection". The Constitution and Bill of Rights has no meaning.
- FEAR - This time the government beats the drum of fear of drugs to get funding for a police state from a moronic American people who cannot drag themselves away from cable TV or Twitter.
After quietly testing Predator drones over the Bahamas for more than 18 months, the Department of Homeland Security plans to expand the unmanned surveillance flights into the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to fight drug smuggling, according to U.S. officials.
The Pentagon already pushing into South America. See our srticle: THE FEDERALIST - "Pentagon to send drones to Latin America."
The move would dramatically increase U.S. drone flights in the Western Hemisphere, more than doubling the number of square miles now covered by the department’s fleet of nine surveillance drones, which are used primarily on the northern and southwestern U.S. borders.
A new control station will arrive this month in Corpus Christi, Texas, allowing Predators based there to cover more of the Gulf of Mexico. An additional drone will be delivered this year to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s base in Cocoa Beach, Fla., for operations in the Caribbean.
The Federal Aviation Administration already has approved a flight path for the drones to fly more than 1,000 miles to the Mona Passage, the strait between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
"There is a lot more going on in the deep Caribbean, and we would like to know more," said a law enforcement official familiar with the program who was not authorized to speak publicly. The official said drones may be based temporarily at airfields in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
The Predator B is best known as the drone used by the CIA to find and kill al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan and Yemen. An unarmed version patrols the U.S. borders searching known overland smuggling routes. (Boston Herald)
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The United States becomes the big stick policeman of the world. With military drones the U.S. is setting up a military backed Big Brother spy and attack system all over Latin America.