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FBI Director Wray: Terrorists will bring drone warfare to U.S.

“I think we do know that terrorist organizations have an interest in using drones”

(National SentinelTerrorism: FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday that terrorists would soon be using drones in the United States to launch attacks.

“I think we do know that terrorist organizations have an interest in using drones,” he said, citing findings by the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies that ISIS and other terrorist-sponsoring organizations overseas are using cheap, off-the-shelf drone technology to launch attacks that have included bombings.

“We’ve seen that overseas already with growing frequency. I think the expectation is that it’s coming here imminently. I think they are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite difficult to disrupt and monitor,” he added.

Nicholas Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, agreed with Wray.

“Two years ago this was not a problem. A year ago it was an emerging problem. Now it’s a real problem. So we’re quickly trying to up our game,” he said.

Asked what kind of tactics terrorists could employ, Rasmussen said: “That could be dropping small explosives the size of a grenade. It could be dispersal of toxins, potentially.”

Bottom line: Competing militias, terrorist groups, and other proxies fighting in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East have been experimenting with new and inventive ways to use drones for several years now, and their “research” is coming to fruition. It’s one thing to test techniques in a sterile, non-hostile environment; it’s quite another to do so in an actual war zone involving real-world conditions, the latter being the preferred method if you’re trying to figure out better ways to kill your opponent.

No doubt European intelligence and security officials are preparing for this eventuality as well, given the high number of ISIS-inspired attacks on that continent over the past few years.

This story was originally published at Forward Observer/Watchfloor.

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3 Comments on FBI Director Wray: Terrorists will bring drone warfare to U.S.

  1. Keep that crap out of our skies here in America, you blowhards. We all know you can’t help yourselves and cannot wait to spy even more intensely on us. God help us that we might revolt against the SCUM.

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  2. How much tax payers dollars were spent to come to this brilliant deduction? Instead of telling us this is coming, which anyone with any common sense already determined, tell us what you are going to do about it before more innocent people will die. Sorry, Mr. Wray, but the FBI no longer has any credibility until you start arresting, charging, indicting and sentencing the individuals through out the whole intelligence community in Washington DC that blatantly broke the law, up to and including barry.

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  3. Well,we were told in Uni that most scientific progress stems from research into new and novel innovations for warfares. All taxpayer funded that Way.and yet serves the private corporate and family trusts,since honest persons admit that all wars are trade wars really.All about the love of money,the freedom to be greedy.

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