Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eyes From Above Are Now Watching The Entire U.S. - Mexico Border

Former U.S. president George W. Bush (R) is shown a Predator Drone used in patrolling the Mexican border in Yuma, Arizona, April 9, 2007. Jason Reed/Reuters

Entire US-Mexico Border To Be Guarded By Predator Drones -- Christian Science Monitor

The launch of a fourth Predator drone Wednesday will mean the entire US-Mexico border is now patrolled by the unmanned aircraft.

The entire 2,000-mile US-Mexico border will be monitored by drones starting Wednesday when a new Predator drone begins flying from Corpus Christi, Texas, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

There are already three drones operating along portions of the border. Aside from the new drone launched today, money for two more was included in $600 million legislation President Barack Obama signed earlier this month, which ramps up border security ahead of midterm elections on Nov. 2 and as Mexico’s heated drug war gains more attention. Meanwhile, Napolitano calls the border safer than ever.

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My Comment: I have trouble seeing how four drones can watch over a 2,000 mile border .... and how observing illegals or drug couriers crossing the border can result in quickly notifying the proper authorities to apprehend them.

This is just a spit in the bucket.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree 4 drones seems pretty unlikely to cover the whole border. If they had said 4 Global Hawks I might believe it, but I would also probably faint from shock that they were using them.