New Precedent: Armed Domestic Drone Strikes Will Soon Be Reality

Anthony Gucciardi
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May 23rd, 2013
Updated 05/23/2013 at 3:51 am

A new precedent has been set. Despite extensive denial that drone strikes would endanger Americans, Attorney General Eric Holder has now openly admitted that four US citizens were killed through overseas drone strikes since 2009. 

While not on United States soil, the deaths of the US citizens in nations like Yemen and Pakistan highlight the new precedent being set by US government heads who wish to use drones as a form of lethal enforcement on US soil.  With Holder admitting that Americans have already died via drone strikes following his statements that Obama can already initiate drone strikes on US soil, we are now seeing the way paved to go ahead and announce armed drones to fight terrorism here in the US.

We all remember the initial rhetoric that drones were ‘no real threat’, and that they were simply unarmed scouting machines used to save lives overseas.

Then, we saw them rapidly enter the nation, and we heard the same tired reassurances. We saw them killing innocents overseas with the high powered weaponry being attached to these ‘scouting’ drones, and we see them still doing so today. But, once again, we’re told not to worry. Political talking heads like Eric Holder assure us that domestic drones, for which over 1,400 permits have been issued, are not meant to be used as weapons. Well, that is unless Obama decides to use the drones as a weapon of war on US soil.

Armed Domestic Drones In The Near Future

Despite the message of assurance regarding the promise that domestic drones would never turn into government-controlled war machines, Eric Holder decided to go ahead and announce that it would actually be entirely ‘legal’ for Obama to issue a drone strike on a US citizen on domestic soil. In fact, CNN reports that Holder does not ‘rule out’ the possibility of domestic drone strikes, and that a scenario could occur in the future. And to strike someone with a drone, of course, you would need weaponry. You would need an armed drone.

In other words, Holder is going against the major promise by the FAA official who ‘promised’ that no armed drones will be flying on domestic soil. But don’t worry, Holder says the government has ‘no intention’ right now of issuing drone strikes on US soil. Just like the government never targeted Constitution and conservative-based groups through the IRS and would never use domestic drones to spy on you. Quite simply, if any power is given to these individuals in government, be sure of one thing: they will use it.

And knowing the track record of drone strikes overseas and how they greatly affect the innocent, drone strikes on US soil against citizens is an even more serious threat. The 3,000 plus deaths from drone strikes overseas in Pakistan alone, which vastly affect the innocent and non-threatening, have even prompted Google employees and big firms alike to develop charts and interactive maps to detail the deaths in a manner that portrays the reality of the situation. One design firm known as Pitch recently went and created an interactive chart that, along with detailing how less than 2% of strike victims are high priority targets, documents the drone strike deaths throughout recent years.

We continue to hear these major announcements from Holder regarding drone strikes, and each time it pushes the precedent further. Each time, he warps the ‘law’ to justify what is being done with drone attacks, and each time we come closer to the announcement that we ‘need’ to use armed drones against domestic terrorists. Just wait for the next terrorist hunt in the US for a high profile crime case to hear more from Holder and the gang on why we need armed domestic drones to keep us safe. It already happened with Dorner and others.

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Anthony Gucciardi

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  1. droner says:

    You're right, and it's right around the corner. Spot on analysis Anthony, I think they're already ready to deploy.

  2. blissdesignz72 says:

    Lindsay Graham recently put the number of people killed since 2009 with US drones at 4,700…

    Our federal gov't has gone rogue & is an out of control monster… Arming the enemy (Al Qaeda = the 'rebels), toppling pro-western governments in the ME for Islamic dictatorships that hate the west & Israel, forcing the people into Obamacare even though the clear majority are against it , gun control, shamnesty / immigration 'reform' (aka. hostile takeover by invaders) & the current scandals involving the DOJ & IRS are just a few examples of how our government is no longer 'by the people & 'for the people', but a tyrannical monster.that's an enemy of the people.

    I've been uneasy about the drones on US soil since they were first reported on & warned people only to get an attitude back like I'm queen of the tin foil hate brigade…Well, the same holds true for a lot of the recent issues proven to be fact & unfortunately this appears to be going down the same path. I don't want to say "I told ya so" with this stuff but…

    Recall what Carney said about drone strikes on US citizens; That they're 'legal, ethical & wise'..
    Yes America, we have a bunch of insane lunatics running the asylum…

  3. Phillip says:

    Yes, but when fire rains from the sky, that is when citizens will start shooting back in self-defense as fathers here will have the same reaction as those in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other countries where the U.S government chooses to make war on innocents.

    • Joe says:

      American entrepreneurial ingenuity made the drones. For each weapon, there exist a myriad of techniques, both political and technological, of counteracting them. So, let them try, at their own political peril, to use them here.

      • Bryan says:

        Sorry. The counter measures they will implement when needed, won't be vulnerable to intricate technical knowledge about the drones.

  4. Harry says:

    Was TWA flight 800 accidentally brought down by an errant test drone?

  5. Ryan says:

    Please show me the geographical boundaries of/on Human RIGHTS? Show me in the Constitution where the RIGHT to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness are demarked or delimited by natural or artificial borders.
    While the Constitution was written FOR the United States, there are no LIMITS placed on RIGHTS, they are GOD GIVEN RIGHTS and are UNIVERSALLY true. God is EVERYWHERE, and so are Human RIGHTS.

  6. Bryan says:

    Drones cause colatteral damage, death. Not to mention innocent 'til proven guilty issues. The very notion of using drones on US soil is preposterous. The minute this happens, represents declaration of war by the US government, on its own people. There is really no other way to construe it.

  7. Vlad the Skewerer says:

    I imagine when drones come to assassinate Americans they will be armed with directed energy weapons, something that will burn a hole in you and cauterize the wound on the way through. That will keep the collateral damage and mess to a minimum. It will probably use the GPS in your phone or RFID in your cards as a targeting aid and will confirm your ID with all the face recognition cameras that are everywhere. Hey, JSOC can't be everywhere!

  8. jon says:

    DRONES YOU SAY, LETHAL ATTACKS ON AMERICANS IN AMERICA. WHAT ARE YOU ALL SAYING, ARE YOU ALL DEAF!

    AMERICANS IN THEIR HOMES HAVE BEEN BEING KILLED USING REMOTE ATTACK TECHNOLOGY FOR SOME 20 YEARS AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW THAT ITS BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS TO TELL IT IN THE MASS MEDIA.

    HOW MANY BEING ATTACKED NOBODY KNOWS FOR SURE, THOSE BEING ATTACKED THAT KNOW THEY ARE NUMBER IN THE THOUSANDS AND THERE ARE THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW BECAUSE OF THE METHOD USED. DON'T BELIEVE IT

    JUST SEARCH THE NET FOR COVERT IMPLANTS AND MICROWAVE ATTACKS

    SPREAD THE WORD THE REMOTE ATTACK DEVICES (drones) ARE ALREADY BEING USED AND PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM IT TOO.

  9. guest says:

    Three things are certain:

    1. Armed drones are up and running over the USA

    2. They will be used to kill US citizens without warrant or notice

    3. All of us will deserve this for letting our thug leaders get away with it

    • Kate says:

      Yes, they are indeed up and running, as evidenced by stalking me in my drive way. It now brings the conversation to full circle when you go from just talking about them to actually experiencing their presence in your front yard.

  10. Explosively formed penetrator says:

    This sword cuts both ways.

    Deal with it

  11. azoutpost says:

    The actual terrorist is the sociopathic and criminal US government who own the military/cops/thugs and the drugged solders.That are responsible for murdering millions of innocent civilians worldwide and who brutalize US citizens at peaceful demonstrations who happen to display their dislike for being screwed over,day after day after day. Words and signs are not changing anything, so Mr and Ms peaceful crusader need to go home and do a rethink and realize that they are dealing with a criminal element and nice gets you no where.There seems to be a lot of military vehicles moving into several states??? across the country. Did Mr Eldridge Cleaver have it right way back when?

  12. Guest says:

    Haven't we had enough lies, dictatorship and tyranny? July, 25th – We The People march on DC. Be there to see history in the making and the rest of the globe cheer for our good sense and willimgness to exercise oir constitutional right to abolish this government's line of succession and elect (conscript if necessary) people who have the skills and ethics, yet have no desire for office. All currently involved in our political process should be banned from any political activities for life, even voting.

  13. Drones attacks are not good. They can't justify the innocent and criminals. So they should develop new technology and networking with ccna training sydney

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