The military industrial complex is constantly expanding, learning, and experimenting with new ideas and technologies. One of the newest plans on this front is to create a 51st state in a sense, located in Colorado. The plan they which to pursue is to obtain 7 million acres (11,000 square miles) of land in the southeast corner of Colorado and 60 million acres of airspace (94,000 square miles) over Colorado and New Mexico for testing and training in the use of remote controlled flying drones capable of much destruction.
To put this into better perspective, Rhode Island is only 1,000 square miles and Virginia is 43,000 square miles. The main disagreement that is being unlawfully carried out is the creation of legislation that affects private property rights. People are being stripped of their land so that this new military landscape can have a location to function. It will be interesting to see just how much the military will be able to get away with when they are blatantly disregarding the law.
The U.S. military (including Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines) is proceeding with this plan in violation of the public will, new state legislation on private property rights, an exceptionally strong federal court order, and a funding ban passed by the United States Congress, and in the absence of any approved Environmental Impact Statement. Public pressure has successfully put the law on the right side of this issue, and the military is disregarding the law.
Title: A 51st State for Armed Robotic Drones”
Source – Davidswanson.org / 10-27-11
Link – http://www.truth-out.org/print/8338
Author – David Swanson
Student Researcher: Jacob Donnan, Sonoma State University
Community Evaluator: Jose Lopez, Afghanistan Veteran