Saturday, February 4, 2012

Counterpunch: Spy Drones Over Arizona

New high tech spy drone
Weekend Edition February 3-5, 2012
Flight of the Hummingbirds

Spy Drones Over Arizona

by BRENDA NORRELL
TUCSON.
Arizona, already struggling to free itself from racist state officials, banned books and profiteering private prisons, is now targeted as the test site for private spy drones.
Arizona military profiteers are pushing for Arizona to become an expanded drone test site for “commercial and nonmilitary” uses of unmanned aircraft. The federal government announced it will set aside airspace.
The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson seems to think making Arizona an expanded base for drones is a good idea. This drone promotion by the Star magnifies how the Arizona media is part of the continued degradation of Arizona, as it cheerleads for the promotion of the militarization of Arizona. This agenda includes the criminalizing of people of color.
Drones are used worldwide by the US for targeted assassinations, without trials. The reckless murders carried out by drones worldwide, by soldiers seated at remote computers in Nevada, are often based on flawed intelligence.
The Arizona Daily Star proves to have a short memory about the danger of drones, forgetting that already a drone has crashed nearby in Nogales, Ariz.
READ MORE at COUNTERPUNCH:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/03/spy-drones-over-arizona/

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