US Drones Patrol More of Canadian Border

Dave Pugliese, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, has reported American news that the Predator drone patrols along the Canada US border have been expanded to as far as easter Washington State.

The much touted but little praised drone patrols have been occuring for several years now, after being rolled out along the US Mexican boundary, where they are spectacularly inefficient in capturing illegal immigrants to the US. Along the western Canada US border, much of which is remote and unpopulated, the chore of watching video of nothing whatsoever happening must result in a high attrition rate among drone operators.

No doubt the opportunity to snoop on some East Kootenai marijuana growers was part of the motivation for extending the edge of the drone patrols so far westward.

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