I’m bringing a giant flyswatter to the next antiwar demo

The Washington Post is reporting that multiple people at the recent Sept 15 antiwar rally and march in D.C. saw some decidedly odd flying objects.

“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.”

Some suspect the insectlike drones are high-tech surveillance tools.

The ANSWER Coalition, lead organizer of the rally and march, just asked on their listserv “Is the government using small flying surveillance devices on the antiwar movement?” and wants to know if others saw them.

All of which sounds very black-helicopterish except that I was there and saw the damn things too!

Do I need a tinfoil hat?


  1. Go to “subtopia” site and you’ll get all the info on these latest toys of the state, they are called microdrones and the British police have been using them. The ones that are used in Britain are from a German company.

  2. Sorry I should have stated the spy drone is on; http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/09/british-polices.html with a demonstration video.

  3. Thanks for the tip, I just added it to the new post on Microdrones.

  4. Sounds like a good old-fashioned 12-gauge shotgun is in order. “Pull!” Is there a law against shooting down an unmarked surveillance drone?

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