PROTESTS SURVEILLED BY INSECT-SIZED DRONES

These robobugs are not for crime, guiding missiles, stopping terrorists or for finding survivors. They, along with a vast array of other Big Brother technologies are there for only one thing: to track and trace the public as a whole for the purpose of control and domination of the human species. Period. All propaganda to the contrary is nothing but a lie.

But then we hear it all the time from the professional debunkers: "Tin foil hat nutballs! It doesn't exist! There are no conspiracies!" they cry hysterically. But then when the evil thing that they claim doesn't exist becomes an obvious fact to all, they calmly say "Oh, there's nothing unusual about that. It's a great idea."

Such is the devious mind of the professional liar.

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The CIA secretly developed a simple dragonfly snooper as long ago as the 1970s.

"America can be pretty sneaky," said Tom Ehrhard, a retired Air Force colonel and expert in unmanned aerial vehicles

Dragonfly or Insect Spy? Scientists at Work on Robobugs.

Washington Post | Oct 9, 2007

By Rick Weiss

Vanessa Alarcon saw them while working at an antiwar rally in Lafayette Square last month.

"I heard someone say, 'Oh my god, look at those,' " the college senior from New York recalled. "I look up and I'm like, 'What the hell is that?' They looked kind of like dragonflies or little helicopters. But I mean, those are not insects."

Out in the crowd, Bernard Crane saw them, too.

"I'd never seen anything like it in my life," the Washington lawyer said. "They were large for dragonflies. I thought, 'Is that mechanical, or is that alive?' "

That is just one of the questions hovering over a handful of similar sightings at political events in Washington and New York. Some suspect the insectlike drones are high-tech surveillance tools, perhaps deployed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Others think they are, well, dragonflies — an ancient order of insects that even biologists concede look about as robotic as a living creature can look.

No agency admits to having deployed insect-size spy drones. But a number of U.S. government and private entities acknowledge they are trying. Some federally funded teams are even growing live insects with computer chips in them, with the goal of mounting spyware on their bodies and controlling their flight muscles remotely.

The robobugs could follow suspects, guide missiles to targets or navigate the crannies of collapsed buildings to find survivors.

The technical challenges of creating robotic insects are daunting, and most experts doubt that fully working models exist yet.

"If you find something, let me know," said Gary Anderson of the Defense Department's Rapid Reaction Technology Office.

But the CIA secretly developed a simple dragonfly snooper as long ago as the 1970s. And given recent advances, even skeptics say there is always a chance that some agency has quietly managed to make something operational.

"America can be pretty sneaky," said Tom Ehrhard, a retired Air Force colonel and expert in unmanned aerial vehicles who is now at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a nonprofit Washington-based research institute. more

Originally by pjwalker911 from Aftermath News on October 15, 2007, 2:06am

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