Tag Archive for drone

White House refuses to attend drone debate (Video Report)

Featured Image: A U.S. Drone. CREDIT:U.S. Air Force (Public-Domain).

From youtube uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Apr 23, 2013

Senators on Capitol Hill met Tuesday afternoon to talk about the use of drones on America’s adversaries. . . . From Description published with video

Pentagon calls off new medal for drone, cyber warriors

Featured Image: Photo: Distinguished Warfare Medal. (the “A lmost Medal”) Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has approved the Distinguished Warfare Medal, designed to recognize service members directly affecting combat operations who may not even be on the same continent as the action. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

We should have a “They Almost Got Away With It” file for reports like this. . . EDITOR

From Space Wars by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) April 15, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled a new combat medal for US troops who launch drone strikes or cyber attacks after a torrent of criticism from veterans and lawmakers.

Hagel opted to scrap the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal” for a pin or device that could be added to existing medals to recognize service members operating unmanned aircraft or cyber weapons, Hagel said in a statement. . . . Read Complete Report


Dig a LITTLE DEEPER in the THEI Archive:

3/12/13: Hagel Orders Review of Drone Medal Ranking

3/4/13: Veterans enraged over drone medals for ‘geeks’ ~ Ranks ABOVE Bronze Star and Purple Heart (Video Report)

Moment of Clarity: Obama’s Drone Strikes Aren’t Killing Who You Think They’re Killing (Video Report)

Featured Image: Drone Unmanned aerial vehicle control center. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

From youtube uploaded by LeeCamp2

Published on Apr 11, 2013

The Obama Administration’s unmanned drones have been bombing targets on their “kill list” for several years now. A new report from McClatchy on some leaked documents show that the military is not ONLY killing high level al Qaida. Here’s the article the video is based on – http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/04/09…
And here’s Glen Greenwald’s article on the use of the word “militant” to mean… anybody. http://www.salon.com/2012/05/29/milit…
And here’s the Kickstarter to keep the Moment of Clarity Show going: www.bit.ly/MOCshow


US Congress hears calls for drone safeguards (+) Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 3/11/13: Congress, Drones, and The Imperial Presidency (Video Report)

From Space War by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) March 20, 2013

Lawmakers and advocates on Wednesday called for safeguards to be placed on the domestic use of drones in order to protect the privacy of Americans.

Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to open up airspace to the unmanned aircraft by October 2015, a decision expected to see thousands of drones criss-crossing the sky within a few years.

Their imminent proliferation has stirred a debate, amid concerns they may be deployed to snoop on law-abiding citizens. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded minnesotachris

Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk 3/11/13: Congress, Drones, and The Imperial Presidency

Published on Mar 10, 2013

Veterans enraged over drone medals for ‘geeks’ ~ Ranks ABOVE Bronze Star and Purple Heart (Video Report)

Photo: Distinguished Warfare Medal. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has approved the Distinguished Warfare Medal, designed to recognize service members directly affecting combat operations who may not even be on the same continent as the action. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Public Domain)

From  World News Daily


Published: 17 hours ago

Honor for remote plane controllers in ‘Vegas-stan’ to outrank Purple Heart

Obama-drone 2-site SOURCE D.Dees.com Used with permission



Enraged veterans say President Obama “is treading into sacred ground” by allowing the Pentagon to establish a new medal intended to recognize the achievements of drone pilots and “computer geeks,” most of whom never leave the comfort of an air-conditioned building in Tampa or Las Vegas.


Vietnam-era pilot and veteran Terry Reed told WND, “Giving ‘gamers’ a medal, instead of people who actually suffered in real combat, will definitely be demoralizing.

“This is a slap in the face of all combat veterans who serve in harm’s way,” he added.  “I know for a fact that military pilots are not happy about this new medal.” . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube

From RT

Medal of Droner: Pentagon award for deadly joystick warriors?

Published on Feb 14, 2013

They may be known as the faceless killers of modern warfare, but it seems the US military wants them firmly in the spotlight. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced the creation of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, which will be handed out to joystick wielding drone pilots, who wage their battles far from the front line. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/zufga9

FAA to Bid Out 1 of 6 Drone Testing Sites in US (+) US as Murder, Inc: No Over-site for Drone killings (Video Report)

From Intel Hub

By Shepard Ambellas

March 3, 2013

The entire drone industry is growing worldwide and domestically as the police state surveillance grid thickens. Now, worse then cameras on every street corner, citizens have other eyes to fear, the ones in the sky.

Tethered high altitude blimps, research platforms, and straight out drones (both military and private) in the skies over the US have changed our nation forever, as this newly proposed test site will be the earmark for getting this $10-100 million a year industry into full swing. . . . Read Complete Report


From Brass Check TV

US as Murder, Inc: No oversight for drone killings

Uploaded by MoyersandCompany

Published on Jan 30, 2013

Vicki Divoll, a former general counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and former deputy legal adviser to the C.I.A.’s Counterterrorism Center, and Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, talk to Bill Moyers about legal, ethical, and judicial issues involved in U.S. unmanned drone attacks and whom they target. Warren and Divoll express their concern over U.S. citizens placed on the “hit list,” as well as an alarming lack of policy disclosure by the government. . . . Read Complete Post

Gen. Vallely: Drone Policy Reflects ‘Tyrannical’ Government (W/Video)

Photo: Gen. Paul E. Vallely. CREDIT: US Army photographer. SOURCE Wikipedia (Public domain).

From NewsMax By Sandy Fitzgerald and Kathleen Walter

Friday, 08 Feb 2013 02:10 PM

Administration Documents providing legal coverage for drone strikes on Americans are just more of the “tyrannical” ways the president is using his executive powers to run the government, warns Gen. Paul Vallely.

The retired general, a military strategist and co-author of the book “Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror,” told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview that using drones is nothing new, but President Barack Obama’s authorization to use them against Americans is “what’s in question.” . . . Read Complete Report

THEI Selected Short Subject: Burrito Bomber

from youtube

Published on Dec 2, 2012

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Air Force launches secret space drone (Video Report)

from RTAmericaTV

Uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Dec 11, 2012

On Tuesday, the US Air Force launched the unmanned craft X-37B. The test vehicle has been surrounded in a cloud of secrecy and it is believed that the space plane is being used to spy on America’s enemies, but what is the drone’s real purpose? RT’s Liz Wahl brings us more on the craft.

x37b-spaceplane SOURCE NASA

Rand Paul proposes bill to prevent warrantless drone surveillance (w.video)

It’s about time one of our glorious leaders did something about this ever-growing intrusion into our rights. It’s just too bad that the only political family in our government to care about people’s rights when it comes to the intrusiveness of big government/business into our lives is the Paul family. I guess most of the politicos are either to busy trying to get re- elected or trying to stay out of jail, or both. Thanks Rand for caring . . . EDITOR

from The Raw Story

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 16:29 EDT

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from using unmanned aerial vehicles to conduct surveillance without a warrant.

“I’m not against technology per se,” he explained on CNN. “What I am for are the constitutional processes that protect our civil liberties. So, you know, it’s not like I’m against the police using cars or against them using airplanes or helicopters or robots. But I am for personal privacy for saying that no policeman will ever do this without asking a judge for permission.”

This year’s Federal Aviation Administration funding bill contained provisions that made it easier for law enforcement agencies to use drones within the United States. The new law requires the FAA to speed up the process by which it authorizes government agencies to operate drones. The law also requires the FAA to allow agencies to operate any drone weighing 4.4 pounds or less as long as it is operated within line of sight, during the day and below 400 feet in altitude.

The American Civil Liberties Union has warned the law could usher in an “era of aerial surveillance.” . . . Read Complete Report

CNN Rand Paul Says Stop using Drones for domestic spying