Skip to comments.Predator drones to patrol entire US-Mexico border
Posted on 08/30/2010 7:17:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (AFP) The United States beginning Wednesday will add a third Predator drone to patrol its border with Mexico, allowing authorities for the first time to monitor the entire stretch of land separating the two neighbors using the unmanned aircraft.
The latest drone joins two others in covering the 2,000-mile (3,200 kilometer) frontier which runs across the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the US Department of Homeland Security said.
With immigration a hot-button issue ahead of looming midterm elections in November, US President Barack Obama earlier this month signed a 600 million dollar bill aimed at reinforcing border security.
His administration is seeking to step up security as it presses for a comprehensive immigration reform measure that likely would allow many of the millions of illegal migrants in the United States to legalize their status.
Many Republican lawmakers say no immigration measure can be considered unless the federal government can ensure security along the southern US border to prevent a spillover from Mexico's crime-ridden north and to prevent the arrival of more undocumented migrants.
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A US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile is seen on the tarmac. The United States beginning Wednesday will add a third Predator drone to patrol its border with Mexico, allowing authorities for the first time to monitor the entire stretch of land separating the two neighbors using the unmanned aircraft. (AFP/File/Massoud Hossaini)
I wish they were armed.
So what are the drones going to do? Probably just count the thousands of invaders. Probably not going to fire Hellfire missiles.
Ping me when the drones are carrying Hellfire missiles and 50-cal MG's
More than likely they'll be armed with food and water pods to be dropped for the benefit of the incoming undocumented democrats.
The poor Mexican drug smugglers face...
...having their sombreros photographed!
And voter registration forms, printed in Spanish.
This should give them a more accurate estimate of potential democrat votes to be pandered to.
WANTED: Hard points, rails, and Hellfire
What for? To bring in the sno-cone trucks? To register them to vote?
Surely it wouldn’t be for anything as bigoted as enforcing our immigration laws.
So what is the effective surveillance window of a predator? Consider that question with only three of these will be responsible for 1500 miles and factor in crew maintenance down time.
Perhaps Reapers would be more appropriate given the violence in dealing with the drug cartel.
Alien Versus Predator.
(Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jaleel White)
Probably they will be used to protect the illegals from US Border Patrol.
Are the drones gonna drop tacos?
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