Will a blimp or drone be coming to Puget Sound and to Yelm?
“A Raytheon Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted
Sensor System aerostat is pictured on the White Sands Missile Range,
New Mexico.” (FILE 2012)
– “Military Surveillance Blimps to Hover Over East Coast”
“Revelation prompts outcry as well as hopes ‘to relate and connect people in Baltimore to folks in Kandahar'”
“The U.S. Army will fly giant surveillance blimps with the capacity to track a broad swath of the U.S. east coast starting this October, the Washington Post revealed Friday [January 24, 2014].
News that this tracking and surveillance technologyused by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistanwill be deployed domestically is now sparking public outcry,” quoting Sarah Lazare, staff writer for Common Dreams.org
– “Obama’s NSA Speech Makes Orwellian Surveillance Patriotic”
“When considering the revolutionary history of the United States, most would think of fighting for freedom, the enshrinement of basic human and civil rights in a constitutional government of the people, by the people and for the people.
But in his speech on reforms to the NSA and the United States’ intelligence gathering systems last week, President Obama had a creative new addition to the legacy of the American Revolution: surveillance.”
“The reforms proposed by the President’s speech amount to nothing short of a bouquet of roses for American intelligence agencies. The changes detailed in the speech do almost nothing to actually rein in the growing national surveillance state. Billions of phone calls by Americans would still be collected and retained every single day – too much information for even the NSA to wade through properly. We’re creating a massive database that could be used at basically any time to determine peoples’ associates and behaviors,” quoting Michael Ratner, Truthout .