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    DHS Advances Plan For “Public Safety” Drones DHS Advances Plan For “Public Safety” Drones Document Transcript

    • DHS Advances Plan For “Public Safety”DronesPaul Joseph WatsonInfowars.comFebruary 18, 2013More incarnations of spy technology toundergo testingThe Department of Homeland Security isadvancing its plan to use surveillancedrones for “public safety” applications,announcing last week that it had received adeluge of “excellent” responses frompotential vendors and was set to carry outmore tests of the technology.New testing of spy drones for “publicsafety” applications has been rubberstamped by the DHS. Image: YouTubeAs we first reported in July last year, DHSSecretary Janet Napolitano told a HouseCommittee on Homeland Security that the federal agency was “looking at drones that could be utilizedto give us situational awareness in a large public safety [matter] or disaster,” despite the fact that theagency had previously indicated it was reticent to use spy drones to keep tabs on the public.This was followed by a “market research” announcement in September that confirmed the DHS wasexploring a “Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety” (RAPS) project, and was asking small unmannedaerial systems (SUAS) vendors to take part. In an update posted on the FedBizOpps website last week (PDF), the federal agency announced that, “Vendor response to our Request for Information (RFI), Number: DHS 13-01, on small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) was excellent and included the submission of over 70 white papers.” The announcement added that a small number of the submissions would now be participating in the “first phase of assessments” for the
    • technology in 2013 and 2014. The DHS refuses tospecify which proposals were accepted and forwhat reasons.Initial testing of robotic spy drones for “publicsafety” applications was conducted by the DHS’Science and Technology directorate at Fort Sill,Oklahoma last year.As Wired Magazine reported, the DHS is pursuinglightweight spy drones that can fly for two hours ata time, but it is also interested in military-styledrones fitted with cameras that can spy on up tofour square miles at a time.As we reported last week, the ARGUS-ISsurveillance camera system, developed by BAESystems in conjunction with DARPA, has thecapability to track every moving object across anarea of 15 square miles, or a medium-sized city –and could be fitted to unmanned drones that can stay airborne for years at a time. The DHS is already using another type of airborne drone surveillance, also utilized to track insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, for the purposes of “emergency and non- emergency incidents” within the United States. Experts predict that there will be 30,000 surveillance drones in American skies by 2020 following a bill passed last year by Congress that permits the use of unmanned aerial spy vehicles on domestic soil. Last week, a Federal Aviation Administration official told a conference in Northern Virginia that unmanned surveillance drones deployed in US airspace would not be armed with missiles.The Men Behind Barack Obama part 1 video belowhttp://www.sprword.com/videos/menbehindbarack/The Men Behind Barack Obama part 2 video belowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-KJCMWcoms
    • Daniel Ellsberg says Obama should beimpeached over NDAAJ. D. HeyesNatural NewsFebruary 18, 2013These days, political historians are about the only ones who know who Daniel Ellsberg is. That’sbecause his heyday, so to speak, took place more than 40 years ago.For those who are not familiar with Ellsberg, he became famous during the nation’s most tumultuoustime in recent memory: The waning days of the Vietnam war, in the early 1970s, when the nation wastearing itself apart socially, culturally and politically.Ellsberg, you see, was once the country’s most famous whistleblower. The information he leaked didmore to sour a generation on the federal government than even Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, thetwo Washington Post reporters who brought down President Richard Nixon by exposing the Watergatescandal beginning in 1972.What did Ellsberg do? He leaked the Pentagon Papers, a collection of documents that revealed secretinformation regarding U.S. involvement in Vietnam decades before American troops were sent to diethere. Officially known as “United States-Vietnam Relations: 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by theDepartment of Defense,” the papers served as the first in a series of revelations that disillusioned tensof millions of voters for decades. At the time, Vietnam was being blamed – or scapegoated – for mostof what many Americans thought ailed the country, so to find out their government had been involvedin the Southeast Asian nation for decades before the war began was devastating.Now, Ellsberg is once again seeking to hold the government to account for what he believes (and webelieve) is a grave miscarriage of justice. In an interview with Democracy Now, an extreme left-wingadvocacy group, he says he has become a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit aimed at having a provision ofthe 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allowing permanent detention of Americancitizens without ever being charged with a crime struck down.
    • History of tyrannical legislationAs Natural News founder and Editor-in-chief Mike Adams reported more than a year ago, thatprovision of the NDAA allows the military to indefinitely detain anyone even remotely suspected of being a terrorist “with no jury, no trial, no legal representation and not even any requirement that the government produce evidence against the accused.” A federal judge, Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York, has already struck down the indefinite detention provision, ruling that it most likely violates the First and Fifth Amendments. But President Obama ordered his Justice Department to quickly appeal thatruling, saying the 2012 NDAA merely reinstates an existing statute giving the U.S. military the powerof infinite detention.Ellsberg begs to differ.In the interview, he says that, as an American citizen, he’s “whipsawed” by what he is doing butunderstands it must be done.“On the one hand, I’m here to attend the court hearing at the circuit court…at the federal court buildingwhere I expect to see the Obama administration cover itself with shame in arguing that an Americancitizen can be detained indefinitely in military custodywithout charges, indefinitely, violating really, the coreprinciples of law that go back to the [13th century English]Magna Carta,” he said. “On the other hand, I was up late lastnight reading the 112-page document of Katherine B. Forrest,and I have to say at the end of that…the judgment granting aninjunction saying that these provisions of the law that will beargued and defended by – shamefully, by the Obamaadministration and by three U.S. senators, who will beclaiming that the detention is constitutional and legal – herargument was that it was facially unconstitutional.”An impeachable offenseEllsberg said after he read her detailed ruling and thegovernment’s tortured argument attempting to justify saidindefinite detention as constitutional, “I felt pride as anAmerican.”
    • “I thought, this is the American citizen that I fought for as a Marine. This is a constitutional order, arule of law, a judge, appointed by Obama, who’s willing to say that her boss was mistaken in claimingthat this rule is compatible with our rule of law,” he told his interviewers.The veteran whistleblower said Obama, like Prof. John Yoo of Berkeley, who authored memos duringthe Bush administration authorizing torture of some terrorist suspects, “has to be seen as either a rottenconstitutional lawyer or a man who, like Yoo, believes that the Constitution simply does not bound anAmerican prisoner in any way in an indefinite law of torture.”“And either way, I believe we have here impeachable offenses by all of the people arguing this case,including the three senators – McCain, others – who will be arguing today on this,” Ellsberg said. “Weshould be looking at [John] Brennan [Obamas nominee to head the CIA] and the other peopleconnected with the torture program not in terms of confirmation hearings, but in terms of impeachmenthearings and convictions.”Ellsberg said the NDAA provision is merely an extension of unconstitutional government behaviorstemming from the 9/11 attacks and the U.S. global war on terror. As a law, the provision is“unprecedented, but as a practice – what we’ve seen for the last 10 years is a systematic assault on theConstitution of the United States in every aspect – in the aspects of the illegal surveillance, thewarrantless surveillance, which was conducted against me 40 years ago by President Nixon and thenled to his impeachment proceedings, but is now regarded as legal. That’s the way the law has changed.”Sources:http://www.democracynow.orghttp://www.naturalnews.com/034537_NDAA_Bill_of_Rights_Obama.htmlhttp://www.huffingtonpost.comThe Obama Deception The Truth About Barry Soetoro AKA Barack Obama video belowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLwFall of the Republic The Destruction of America video belowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebOTc-7shUhttp://www.infowars.com/