FBI admits to using drones in US “for surveillance”: Exactly what type of surveillance, Mr. Mueller?

by 1389 on June 20, 2013

in 1389 (blog admin), FBI, privacy, tyranny

FBI’s Robert Mueller: Drones Are In Use In America

(h/t: GOPUSA)

Published on Jun 19, 2013 by UniqueWorld2013

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller revealed Wednesday that the bureau uses drones to conduct surveillance on U.S. soil.

Asked by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) if the FBI was following in the footsteps of the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in pursuing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, Mueller said yes. The vehicles are used in very narrow circumstances for surveillance, he said.

Asked if the bureau had developed a set of policies governing drone use and privacy protections, however, Mueller said that such a process was just starting.

“We are in the initial stages of doing that,” Mueller said, emphasizing that the FBI drone program was in the nascent stages. “I will tell you that our footprint is very small. We have very few of limited use, and we’re exploring not only the use, but the necessary guidelines for that use.”

He added that drones were used “in a very, very minimal way, and very seldom.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a supporter of the recently revealed data collection program of the National Security Agency, told Mueller that drones represent a dire threat to Americans’ privacy,

“I think the greatest threat to the privacy of Americans is the drone, and the use of the drone and the very few regulations that are on it today, and the booming industry of commercial drones,” Feinstein said.

Something tells me that these FBI drones are NOT being used to keep tabs on homegrown jihadis on US soil.

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1 Kit June 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

The DHS and the US-New World Order surveillance program is probably being used to keep tabs on loyal, patriotic, genuine Americans, to prevent them from mounting any effective resistance against a vilely corrupt, oppressive system. If you were born in the USA, speak English, practice Christianity, are heterosexual, and believe in genuinely conservative-traditional values, that probably puts you at the top of their list to be watched. Don’t count on “minimal use” of this spy state technology. It will provide huge profits for government contractors and allow the Police State to clamp down harder on folks typical of the posters here.

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