Sunday, September 07, 2008

RE: Mexico Drug Plane Used For CIA "Rendition" Flights

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From: SafetyJoe [Ron Paul 2008]
Date: 07 Sep 2008, 00:02

Mexico Drug Plane Used For CIA 'Rendition' Flights
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From: Eddie NWO Censored
Date: 06 Sep 2008, 20:44

Eddie NWO Censored

Mexican soldiers guarding a cocaine seizure allegedly belonging to fugitive Mexican drug-trafficker Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman-- after the airplane "Gulfstream II" from Colombia crashed in Merida jungle in Yucatan State, southern Mexico, in 2007

Mexico drug plane used for US 'rendition' flights: report

AFP France
Sep 4, 2008

http://news. yahoo. com/s/afp/20080904/wl_afp/mexicouscrimedrugs

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - A private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico carrying 33 tons of cocaine had previously been used for CIA "rendition" flights, a newspaper report said here Thursday, citing documents from the United States and the European Parliament

The plane was carrying Colombian drugs for the fugitive leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman, when it crash-landed in the Yucatan peninsula on September 24, El Universal reported

The daily said it had obtained documents from the United States and the European Parliament which "show that that plane flew several times to Guantanamo, Cuba, presumably to transfer terrorism suspects"

It said the European Parliament was investigating the private Grumman Gulfstream II, registered by the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, for suspected use in CIA "rendition" flights in which prisoners are covertly transferred to a third country or US-run detention centers

It also said the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) logbook registered that the plane had traveled between US territory and the US military base in Guantanamo

It said the FAA registered its last owner as Clyde O'Connor in Pompano Beach, Florida

Extraordinary rendition has been harshly criticized since it began in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States

..gary webb - articles - Upload a Document to Scribd.... Read this document on Scribd: gary webb - articles ..

Dark Alliance - Crack & The CIA - 1of5

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Gary Webb on CIA Trafficking of Cocaine - Gary Webb is the San Jose Mercury News journalist that was run out of his job and blacklisted from the industry for daring to report what he found out

Robert Parry (Consortiumnews. com) and Gary Webb (Dark Alliance) address a crowd at the Midnight Special Bookstore in Santa Monica, CA, December 3, 1996
http://consortiumnews. com

http://www. narconews. com/darkalliance/drugs/start. htm http://911blogger. com Order DVD from: justicevision. org

Gary Webb (August 31, 1955 – December 10, 2004) was a prize-winning American investigative journalist

Webb was best known for his 1996 "Dark Alliance" series of articles written for the San Jose Mercury News and later published as a book, In the three-part series, Webb investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had allegedly smuggled cocaine into the US which was then distributed as crack cocaine into Los Angeles and funneled profits to the Contras, Webb also alleged that this influx of Nicaraguan supplied cocaine sparked and significantly fueled the widespread crack epidemic that swept through urban areas According to Webb, the CIA was aware of the cocaine transactions and the large shipments of drugs into the US by the Contra personnel and directly aided drug dealers to raise money for the Contras

Webb's reporting generated a large controversy and the Mercury News backed away from the story, effectively ending Webb's career as a mainstream media journalist In 2004, Webb was found dead from two gunshot wounds to the head, which the coroner's office judged a suicide

Two gunshots to the head, a suicide

Ex-DEA Head Admits CIA Imported Cocaine - A clip from Kevin Booth's "American Drug War: The Last White Hope"
http://www. AmericanDrugWar. com


CONTRA COCAINE NBC news report about drugs and the CIA - Whistle blower Mike Ruppert blew the cover
by Top-Notch112..

CIA TORTURE jet crashed with 4 tons of cocaine - A Gulfstream II jet that crash landed in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in late September 2007 - bearing a load of nearly four tons of cocaine. This particular Gulfstream II (tail number N987SA), was used between 2003 and 2005 by the CIA for at least three trips between the U.S.. east coast and Guantanamo Bay — home to the infamous "terrorist" prison camp — according to a number of press reports

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb uncovered that the CIA was responsible for distributing cocaine into poor Los Angeles neighborhoods.. Shortly after Webb exposed the CIA, he was killed (the official story is that he committed suicide by shooting himself twice in the head)

War is profitable, and the so-called "War on Drugs" is no different. Government agencies make money in every part of the process: from sale, to seizure, to incarceration.. America has 25% of the world's incarcerated population, and a higher percentage of its black population in prison than South Africa did at the height of apartheid

Gary Webb's book, Dark Alliance, did make the connection between the Reagan administrations support for the Contras (some of which were involved in drug running) and the crack explosion that was going on in L.A. at the time. A subsequent John Kerry led congressional investigation into the matter confirmed that CIA operatives knew that some Contras were involved in drug running and they looked the other way (or in some cases helped get them out of trouble) because they thought their anti-communist crusade was more important. That is quite different from saying that the CIA was distributing cocaine in Los Angeles - not even Gary Webb said that.. The other commenter who pointed out Gary Webb's fall, family problems and depression was right If you want a critical, but real journalistic take on what is going on with this story (as well as a touching tribute to Gary by one of the people who worked with him), you should head over to http://www. narconews. com/ They are all over this story. And no I don't work for Narconews.. I studied human rights violations related to the drug war in Latin America and am very familiar with Gary Webb and all the other people who work on this issue

Why oh why doesn't the CIA get more heat for their central role in the corruption scandal(s) that support America's imperialistic foreign, as well as domestic, policies?

Is it because of their nice title: Central "Intelligence" Agency? What if we called them what they really are: Central Eavesdropping, Torturing, Drug-running, Gun-smuggling Agency?

Maybe then people would be able to recognize their crimes and demand they be held accountable



RE: Future Combat Systems $200 Billion + Automated Combat

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From: SafetyJoe [Ron Paul 2008]
Date: 07 Sep 2008, 00:05

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From: juan
Date: 06 Sep 2008, 23:50

Future Combat Systems $200 Billion + Automated Combat

Eddie NWO Censored
Eddie NWO Censored

Hundreds of billions of YOUR tax money spent on these toys - you think this will allow US military to beat Russia and China combined? Or is this some sick joke schemed by Ronald Rumsfeld for future US inner city urban combat during US civil war - you be the judge

Future Combat Systems - North Korea 2014

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Future Combat Systems: Dispelling Widespread Myths of the US Army's Primary Modernization Program

Photos: Future Combat Systems, here and now

September 5, 2008

This little robotic fellow in the foreground looks like he might have missed the casting call for Wall-E, but he actually has one of the featured roles in the U.S. Army's long-running Future Combat Systems drama.
He's posing here at the end of July during a training exercise in New Mexico, as the Army moves to get some of its mildly futuristic gear combat-ready ahead of the original FCS schedule

We say "mildly futuristic" because the robot, known as a SUGV (small unmanned ground vehicle), isn't really all that different from the iRobot PackBots and other remote-controlled gadgets already in widespread service in Iraq and other dangerous places.
The grander future envisioned for FCS, some five years on already, lies in two areas: first, replacing aging weapons and equipment with 21st-century tech, and second, getting all the many software-intensive FCS pieces--robots, sensors, howitzers--and soldiers themselves linked on a ubiquitous, high-speed wireless network

To drive the XM1216 SUGV (pronounced "sug-vee") on its mission, a soldier uses a video game controller and a camera eyepiece.
The SUGV itself is equipped with multiple cameras, allowing the operator to inspect possible roadside bombs or enemy hiding places from a safe distance

The FCS gear being tested by the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 5th Brigade (Army Evaluation Task Force), 1st Armored Division is part of what's known as Spin Out 1. Where the original plans for Future Combat Systems called for all the pieces--14 integrated weapon systems (down from 18), along with the data network--to be delivered together sometime well into the next decade, the Army is now working to get some of the technologies out to soldiers piece by piece. Partly that's because of the need to support actual combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan now, and not at some war-gaming future date.
Partly, too, the Army faces budget pressures that could undermine key parts of the very expensive project ($35 billion for the current fiscal year; $160 billion when all is said and done)

A soldier carries a SUGV in training at Fort Bliss, Texas. Just this week, iRobot announced that it has won a new five-year contract with the Army to deliver a potential $200 million in robotic gear and services. The company has already sold some 1,700 PackBots to the U.S.

"The reality" of the Future Combat Systems, Maj. Gen. David Halverson told bloggers in a conference call last week, "is that it's just not future anymore. It's going on now.
" Halverson oversees the Army's force modernization effort

The Spin Out 1 efforts focus on just a few pieces of the overall FCS program, including the SUGV; a micro air vehicle; unattended sensors for field and urban use; the rocket-firing Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS); and the "B kit" radio technology

The B kit has three parts: the radio itself, a computing system, and the interface for the soldier. (The full designation for the radio is JTRS GMR, or Joint Tactical Radio System Ground Mobile Radio.
) The kits are to be installed on existing Humvees (as here), Bradley fighting vehicles, and M-1 Abrams tanks, ahead of the arrival of actual FCS manned and unmanned vehicles

A more widespread fielding of the Spin Out 1 gear to infantry bridge combat teams is expected in 2011 This summer's testing was performed by roughly 1,000 soldiers of the Army Evaluation Task Force

Not all military training takes place in the field. Here, two soldiers at an indoor workstation view FCS computer screens simulating what they might see in a vehicle.
On the left are the driver's screens, and on the right, the screens for the vehicle commander

The network is easily the most ambitious aspect of FCS, and the hardest to achieve.
In a report issued in April, the Government Accountability Office offered this warning: "It is not yet clear if or when the information network that is at the heart of the FCS concept can be developed, built, and demonstrated"

Regarding FCS and other modernization efforts, Maj. Gen.
Halverson said last week, "we are pushing the edge on stuff"

There are a couple of unmanned aerial vehicles in the FCS plans. The UAV that's included in Spin Out 1 is the XM156 Class I device, also referred to as a micro air vehicle, or MAV. Here, the MAV hovers over the hood of a Humvee.
(The rotorcraft in the background is an Apache helicopter) A handful of the devices have already been deployed with troops in action

Here's a closer look at the MAV, which uses a ducted-fan system--in the circular black housing--to perform vertical takeoff and landing maneuvers, in addition to hovering It can fly autonomously, or via remote control, and its camera system allows it to assist in platoon-level operations in reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition

The MAV system is designed to be carried in a pair of custom-designed backpacks Total system weight is 51 pounds, including the air vehicle, the control device, and the ground support equipment

In June, the Army took much of its FCS gear to Washington, D.C., as part of its continuing effort to show off what's been accomplished so far and to keep funding on track. Pictured here is a prototype of one of the FCS manned ground vehicles, the XM1203 Non Line of Sight Cannon, or NLOS-C. The self-propelled 155mm howitzer has a two-man crew, a fully automated armament system, and a hybrid diesel-electric engine system.
The eight manned vehicles in the FCS program share a common design for the chassis, to make production and maintenance simpler and cheaper Eight NLOS-C prototypes are scheduled to be delivered to the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona by 2010

The June excursion to the nation's capital also included this display of unattended ground sensors, part of Spin Out 1.
Seen here are items in the one of two main sensor groups, the AN/GSR-9 (V) 1 Tactical-UGS devices The seismic/acoustic sensors are designed for use in perimeter defense, surveillance, target acquisition, and situational awareness, including detection of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons

The urban sensors--AN/GSR-10 (V) 1 (U-UGS)--are intended for use in buildings and other close-quarters situations They look a lot like the motion detectors found in suburban homes

Somebody stenciled the word "animal" on the side of this six-wheeled unmanned vehicle, and there's also a picture behind that left front tire of what looks to be a gecko. But the proper genus for this beast is MULE, short for Multifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment.
More specifically, this is the XM1217 MULE-T, where the T stands for "transport" The MULE-T is intended to carry up to 2,400 pounds of gear for infantry soldiers conducting dismounted or air assault operations

The 2.
5-ton MULE-T can haul much more than its body weight--in this case, it's towing a 5-ton truck A variant on the MULE that's intended for countermine operations would pack a bulldozer blade on the front, while a third version

should be considered armed and dangerous. This is the XM1219 Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV)-Assault-Light (ARV-A-L). Like its cousins, it can be carried in a sling under a helicopter. The peaceable mission last June for this particular ARV was to look good for visitors checking out Future Combat Systems gear in Washington, D.

Not all weapons look like weapons, at least at first glance.
This seemingly innocent-looking box, a part of Spin Out 1, is the XM501 Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS) The container packs up to 15 guided missiles, in addition to self-contained tactical fire control electronics and software for both remote and unmanned operations

A missile leaps into action from a NLOS-LS container on the back of a flat-bed truck

Miniature unmanned aerial vehicles will be rushed into duty in Iraq and Afghanistan after a priority shift at the Pentagon

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