In researching an idea to post, I found the CNN story Analysis: Model planes as weapons of terror.
Ferdaus was arrested Wednesday in Ashland, a small town just to the west of Boston “in connection with his plot to damage or destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol, using large remote controlled aircraft filled with C-4 plastic explosives,” according to a press statement from the Massachusetts U.S. District Attorney’s Office.
For the point I want to make, it doesn’t really matter that Ferdaus was arrested in Framingham although he lives in Ashland.
On WBZ News, I saw an expert in radio controlled planes say that lifting 5 pounds of explosives with the planes Ferdaus had might be pretty difficult.
That was small comfort when I started to think about the possibility of someone buying U.S. military drones on the black market.
The above CNN article does all the analysis for me.