Cops at DAPL Now Have Missile Launchers*

Cops at DAPL Now Have Missile Launchers*

While many are being caught in the cabals in-fighting and fracturing of the global elite as evidenced with the storm being whipped up in the pro/anti-Trump coming up to his inauguration as president….

Pictures surfaced on Jan. 16 of a purported police-operated anti-drone missile system in Standing Rock - Photo Credit: Jon Ziegler/Facebook

Pictures surfaced on Jan. 16 of a purported police-operated anti-drone missile system in Standing Rock – Photo Credit: Jon Ziegler/Facebook

Pictures surfaced on Jan. 16 of a purported police-operated anti-drone missile system in Standing Rock – Photo Credit: Jon Ziegler/Facebook


By Matt Agorist

Over the last several months, the world has watched the American police state in action as cops from more than a dozen states beat, gassed, pepper sprayed, tasered, shot, and severely injured water protectors and protesters in North Dakota. Using their militarized gear, police have blinded at least one person and blown up the arm of another. With all the heavily armed police and military in the area, one would think that having a missile launcher would be entirely unnecessary — however, one would be wrong.

Jon Zeigler has been live streaming from DAPL since last year. On Monday, he found something quite disturbing — the Avenger AN/TWQ-1 Air Defense System.

Knowing their history of brutality over the last several months, the idea that police and national guard have an actual missile launcher at their disposal is nothing short of bone-chilling.

According to the Army Recognition website, the Avenger AN/TWQ-1 Air Defense System vehicle is a missile mounted system which provides mobile, short-range air defense protection for ground units against cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters.

The AN/TWQ-1 missile system has been around since the 1980s, however, it has recently been equipped with a “High energy laser weapon used to neutralize small unmanned air vehicles. Also neutralized unexploded ordnance at standoff distance.”

What possible reason could police and military have to justify the use of a short-range missile defense system against unarmed protesters trying to protect a native American water supply?

Yes, there have been people filming the area with drones. However, there have been zero reports of police or anyone else being injured by a drone. It is also inconceivable to think that police would fire a missile to take down an amateur drone with hundreds of innocent people below.

According to Ziegler, the missile system is on top of a hill guarding the DAPL drill pad. When water protectors attempted to ask police about the missile system, they were reportedly met with mace.

It is entirely possible that the missile tubes are empty. It is also possible that they are simply using this vehicle’s heat sensing camera. However, that does not negate its presence. The deployment of this missile system to Standing Rock can be seen as little more than an act of intimidation.

If the National Gaurd needed the humvee to bring troops into the area, the AN/TWQ-1 is hardly effective as it only seats two people. This vehicle was specifically selected and deployed to Standing Rock. Its presence cannot be discounted or overlooked.



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2 thoughts on “Cops at DAPL Now Have Missile Launchers*

  1. Only one thing can be said here, from an over-the-border Canadian viewpoint: the chickens are coming home to roost, America, and the pecking they’ve done to the rest of the world they’re now going to do to you. Now you’ll get a taste of what Native Americans, Chinese, Filipinos, Guatemalans, Nicaraguans, Chileans, Libyans, Syrians, Cubans, Granadans… and hundreds of other groups have been subjected to by your military, CIA, rogue banksters and corporations…you get the picture? No “Sorry for your troubles” from me. You’ve been shoving your democracy into the face of the world’s peoples for about 200 years now and where are your tears for those you massacred, enslaved, dispossessed so you could eat your Big Macs? For the blood shed so your bankers and investors could get fat? By being part of a democracy, and by voting, you’re all equally guilty by association for everything your governments, et al, have been doing. Denial worked wonders for some time, but it’s worn thin. You reap what you sow, says the “good book.”

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