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'United Nations Wants to Use Drones'
The Weekly Standard ^ | 11-23-12 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 11/23/2012 2:19:09 PM PST by 444Flyer

The U.N. wants to use drones, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reports. "The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels," says the report, quoting U.N. officials.

The international body "is considering a range of ways to strengthen the capabilities of MONUSCO to protect civilians from the threat of armed groups in the vast area of eastern DR Congo," a U.N. spokesman says.

"Unarmed aerial vehicles, drones for monitoring the movements of armed groups, are one tool we are considering."

The spokesman, Kieran Dwyer, insists the U.N.'s use of drones would be done carefully.

"Of course, we would do this carefully, in full cooperation with the government of the DR Congo, and trialing their most effective uses for information gathering to help implement our mandate to protect civilians," says the spokesman.

"Ultimately, to introduce these, we would need the support of member states to equip the mission."

An unnamed diplomat says, "The UN has approached a number of countries, including the United States and France, about providing drones which could clearly play a valuable role monitoring the frontier. ...

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1 posted on 11/23/2012 2:19:16 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

The U.N. wants ,wants , wants ,it has nothing ,but it wants everything ,drones ,taxes etc etc


2 posted on 11/23/2012 2:23:27 PM PST by molson209
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To: 444Flyer

Can we give them the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue???


3 posted on 11/23/2012 2:24:11 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: 444Flyer
"These aren't the drones you're looking for..."

4 posted on 11/23/2012 2:39:29 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: 444Flyer

The U. N. didn’t need drones to administer the demilitarized zone between Israel and Lebanon.

When it proves it can handle that job, we’ll talk about other jobs.

Frankly, I don’t ever see a reason for the U. N. to get drones. They’ve got a building full of them in New York.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 2:41:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’m pretty sure everybody reading this thread has the capability of declawing a drone unless the operator spots them first.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 2:42:14 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: 444Flyer

Smurf to Jihad, IR has the Dunks hiding under chaff in the field East of you.


7 posted on 11/23/2012 2:50:59 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 444Flyer

Well, the United Nations wants something to hunt down the people who won’t take the 666 Mark of the Beast when it comes.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 2:53:35 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Navy Patriot
Smurf to Jihad, IR has the Dunks hiding under chaff in the field East of you.

That is exactly what I suspect also.

9 posted on 11/23/2012 3:03:37 PM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: 444Flyer

And of course the United States will pay the bill, provide the drones ,and the personnel for them.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 3:31:29 PM PST by Venturer
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Drones are being beta tested in Pakistan and elsewhere. Anyone who thinks they aren’t going to be used against domestic “terrorists” in the future (and sooner than you think), you have your head in the sand. Everything is in place for them to “legally” do this already. All they need is one more big (engineered) emergency. The bottom is going to drop out when they need the bottom to drop out. Prepare now.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 3:40:40 PM PST by Hayride
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To: 444Flyer

Countdown till strategic information is up for sale....


12 posted on 11/23/2012 4:15:48 PM PST by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: 444Flyer

The UN already has plenty of drones. They occupy prime real estate in Manhattan, and park their cars wherever they damn well please.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 4:24:23 PM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: 444Flyer
girl from George Allen portrait? Pictures, Images and Photos "The drone must die."
14 posted on 11/23/2012 5:07:05 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 444Flyer

“The U.N. wants to use drones”!!
And I want to shoot some U.N. drones down out of the sky.
Too bad ALL my guns were lost in a boating accident 14 miles off shore.


15 posted on 11/24/2012 4:36:02 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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