Friday, June 29, 2012

The Growing Police State: Enabling Domestic Terror Edition

Remember when I talked about some authorities wanting to arm the drones they want to have up in the air 24/7 spying on US Citizens who are not even suspected of any crime?

Yeah, some students the University of Texas had some concerns that way, too.  They challenged DHS, claiming they could take over a Drone.  DHS did not believe them, and dared them to succeed.

For a little less than $1000.00, they did just that.

Now, the lead researcher in that article talks about how these drones could all be flying missiles.  That's bad enough, but if we start arming domestic drones, they're not flying missiles, they're flying weapons platforms which can be taken over by terrorists.

This simply  highlights, once again, why giving the State any further authority and power is folly.  This is especially true with this particular power.  There is no way to guarantee that drones which, by definition, use remote control, will not be remotely controlled by the bad guys.  Add weapons to that mix, and you've armed the bad guys with weapons they can use from half-way across the globe.  Yeah, that's a good idea.

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