FBI drones 'invade' citizens privacy

A former US intelligence official said Saturday there is an Å“invasion of privacy by the United States government of US citizens.”

This invasion of privacy is an example of the American Å“empire really turning back on its own citizens because the citizens are becoming aware of the incredible criminal violation by the empire against them,” said Scott Rickard, a former intelligence linguist from Florida.

On Thursday, Rand Paul (R-Ky.) released a letter by the FBI that revealed the agency has flown drones in US airspace ten times since 2006 without obtaining warrants.

However, Rickard said that itâ„¢s Å“very disingenuous” to say thereâ„¢s only been ten drone flights since 2006. Å“I think those are the ten theyâ„¢re willing to talk about.”

In a major step that could boost the use of drones in US skies, federal regulators said they have certified two types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for civilian use in the United States.

The drones, Insitu’s Scan Eagle X200 and AeroVironment’s PUMA, will mark the first approved commercial unmanned aircraft to be operated in the US later this summer, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, according to the Associated Press.

During an oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in June, Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), admitted that the agency uses drones in domestic spying operations.

The administration of President Barack Obama is using armed drones for its extensive targeted killing program in several countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.


Republished from: Press TV