I get it. Protesters cane be annoying and all but, damn, you don't need to point missile launchers at them.
The North Dakota Army National Guard has deployed two surface-to-air missile-launchers near a critical work site for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Protesters spotted one of the Avenger missile systems on Monday and posted photos and videos on Facebook.
The North Dakota Guard spokesman told The Daily Beast, that the Avenger’s missile tubes are not loaded and that the systems have observation capabilities. He added that the missiles are not authorized to be armed and are exclusively being used to observe and protect private property and public safety.
Really? You need a Missile Launcher to monitor a bunch of burnt-out hippies? Really?
Meanwhile, a Federal Study on the Dakota Access Pipeline is moving forward. A federal judge on Wednesday says he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.
The Standing Rock Sioux and its supporters believe the four-state pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.