Lots of people here throw around the term “Hellfire” as if the federal government has an endless supply of those $55,000 missiles. They do not. They do not have enough missiles of any kind to take out 1% of the people that would be in rebellion against them should it come to that. If missiles could win wars there’d have been no reason to spend spend 10 years in Vietnam and Iraq and going on 12 years in Afghanistan.
Do you know what capabilities the butterfly drones have? Can they carry out medical assassinations, for instance? So you’re out weeding your garden, think you’ve been bitten by a mosquito, and keel over dead from what will look to the entire world as if it was a heart attack?
So true not to mention there are plans available on the internet to construct an EMP gun that will disable a drone. Of course I would never do that.
A $55,000 missile sends a very loud message.
They’re betting they won’t have to repeat themselves much.
“Lots of people here throw around the term Hellfire as if the federal government has an endless supply of those $55,000 missiles. They do not. They do not have enough missiles of any kind to take out 1% of the people that would be in rebellion against them should it come to that”
That’s true I guess. As long as one of the “not so many” aren’t aimed at you. Shoot, if they start to run out then that would just give’em and excuse to raise my taxes. In which case the next one could be for me. How much does one of those “dumb bombs” cost? I mean, you gotta sleep sometime. With bomb sights what they are now, I’m pretty sure they could hit my big ole’ house. Or, how about one of those cheap little rockets that those Apaches carry? That’ll surely do the job on little ole’ me. Or you.
Yep, no need to get all hot and bothered about those high dollar Hellfires. Although, you might become known by the class of weapon that takes you out. Kinda like “You know, I thought Dave was a good guy. But he was taken out by a little ole’ m-60. Now Joe, He was taken out by a Hellfire!!! What a guy.”
It’s not about any rebellion, it’s about them being used as yet another surveillance tool for the police state. Also, drones could be equipped with all sorts of things that are a lot cheaper than hellfires, such as tear gas, machineguns, or perhaps a nice canister of nerve gas to drop on a crowd of dissidents.