In addition to driving up oil prices and pushing closer to another idiotic war, the
cruise missile drone attacks on the Suadi oil facility may be just the scare tactic/false flag the FAA needs to drop more regulatory BS on you.
The risk is hardly new, though, for law enforcement and homeland security officials. FBI Director Christopher Wray in October warned a Senate committee that civilian drones pose a “steadily escalating threat.” The devices are likely to be used by terrorists, criminal groups or drug cartels to carry out attacks in the U.S., he said.
Dozens of incidents in recent years have hinted at the risks, from the mysterious drone flying at London’s Gatwick Airport in December that disrupted operations for days, to recent assassination attempts using the devices in Yemen and Venezuela.
But even as the threat is well documented and understood, the counter-measures necessary to prevent or repel an attack are far murkier.
There is currently no requirement on how to track the millions of civilian drones plying the U.S. skies. The Federal Aviation Administration has spent the past two years crafting regulations requiring small civilian drones to install radio-identification technology after the FBI and Department of Homeland Security objected to widening public use of the devices. A proposed regulation is expected later this year, but may not be completed for a year or more.
Drugs. Terrorists. Oil. 9/11. Pearl Harbor. Some of the people, all of the time.