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Source says J-STARS aircraft may have been sabotaged at contractor location
The Warner Robins Patriot ^ | September 25, 2012 | Gene Rector

Posted on 09/25/2012 7:48:20 PM PDT by Never on my watch

Joint STARS aircraft undergoing work at a contractor facility may have been sabotaged.

A tersely worded statement issued by Robins Air Force Base on Tuesday indicated that workers at Northrup Grumman’s Lake Charles, La., facility have discovered severed wires on an E-8C jet.

“To ensure the integrity of the maintenance process, we are working with Northrop Grumman to get to the root cause,” the statement added. “The matter is currently under investigation and more details will be released as they become available.”

(Excerpt) Read more at warnerrobinspatriot.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: Georgia; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: afb; e8; e86; jointstars; jstars; louisiana; northrupgrumman; robins; robinsafb; saboteur
Has anybody else heard about this? I caught the end of the clip on the radio. This is the only news story I could find.
1 posted on 09/25/2012 7:48:26 PM PDT by Never on my watch
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To: Never on my watch
Covered wagon or Helping Hand incident?

/johnny

2 posted on 09/25/2012 7:50:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Shimmer1

ping


3 posted on 09/25/2012 7:56:31 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1344 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Never on my watch

They could start by finding out how many American Islamoterrorists have clearances to work on the planes.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 7:57:34 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Never on my watch

Send that work to us and you won’t have those issues.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 7:59:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Never on my watch

Grandma, meant well, so after she recovered from her art restoration project, she's moved on to jet maintenance. She just needs some practice.../s

6 posted on 09/25/2012 8:00:23 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: null and void

Thank you for pinging me to this. I hadn’t heard about it.
S.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 8:02:22 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (It's not what I do but the way I do it, it's not what I say but the way I say it. (Mae West))
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To: JRandomFreeper

Not a Broken Arrow or Bent Spear.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 8:03:03 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Never on my watch

Don’t hire Moslems for defense contract jobs.

That warning will fall on deaf ears, but it needs to be said.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 8:04:43 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: boomop1
Amazing how fast the training comes back.

/johnny

10 posted on 09/25/2012 8:06:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Carl Vehse
Union employees.

My brother used to find union saboteurs had stuffed hammers, bolts and other whatsits into the moving parts of F-15 engines from time to time. The test engineers had to go over the engines very carefully before running tests because of infantile union workers.

11 posted on 09/25/2012 8:08:46 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cvengr

Grandma’s got lawyers now and is actually thinking about suing people who have been reproducing her “art” on tee shirts and mugs.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 8:12:40 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Never on my watch

Someone who despises the Commander-In-Chief? THAT COULD BE ANYBODY!!


13 posted on 09/25/2012 8:12:57 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: piasa

Grandma committed a sacrilege.


14 posted on 09/25/2012 8:14:54 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Someone who despises the Commander-In-Chief?

There's that racism again.

15 posted on 09/25/2012 8:24:15 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: Never on my watch

I haven’t heard about this but I worked at Boeing Everett plant and it happened up there. From disgruntled workers I suppose. It cost Boeing allot of money to repair this.


16 posted on 09/25/2012 8:28:56 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: piasa

I call BS.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 8:33:39 PM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: Cvengr

I don’t get the significance of the picture; who drew it and how does it relate to the story?


18 posted on 09/25/2012 8:42:46 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57
An amateur was hired to restore a masterpiece. Here's the before and after: Image and video hosting by TinyPic
19 posted on 09/25/2012 8:50:51 PM PDT by DrGunsforHands
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To: Never on my watch

Scary!


20 posted on 09/25/2012 8:54:09 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Westbrook

Or hire liberals.

In ANY job. I get awful confused sometimes. People (not you, just speaking generally) who shout that ‘actions have consequences’ get all upset when I say that. But don’t the actions that make up being a liberal have consequences too? And most important of all, shouldn’t they be held to them?

Why should employers willingly provide the means and money for those who want them either put out of business or ruled by unions?


21 posted on 09/25/2012 8:55:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Never on my watch

Watch “The Project” on the BlazeTV or on Dish channel 212 this Wed-Thurs night at 8 or 9 p.m.(don’t know if time is Texas time or EST).

Fire ALL moslems! Especially the bastard in the White House.


22 posted on 09/25/2012 8:57:18 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: DrGunsforHands

I heard that wasn’t a hired hand. Granny just decided the (priceless, historical, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old masterpiece) artwork needing some “touching up” and so, proactively, but without permission (or any other such formality) just whipped out the paint and starting “repairing” it.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 9:05:52 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Never on my watch
E8 Joint STARS
24 posted on 09/25/2012 9:15:25 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: coloradan

That’s exactly what I remember reading.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 9:15:25 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Never on my watch.
severed wires on an E-8C jet

26 posted on 09/25/2012 9:27:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: coloradan; DrGunsforHands
Yes. She took it upon herself to ruin restore the fresco. She was not hired. She was not asked. She was not given permission.

But it gets worse. There's been a surge of visitors to the church, which has started charging a €1 fee for people to come see it, so as to raise money for a proper restoration. And guess what? The lady who ruined restored the thing is asking for royalties from what the church is raising, arguing that she's responsible for their income.

*sigh*
27 posted on 09/25/2012 9:54:37 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Never on my watch
Aircraft plant sabotage always ends up here.
28 posted on 09/25/2012 10:18:16 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Carl Vehse
They could start by finding out how many American Islamoterrorists have clearances to work on the planes.

...and immediately remove them from all suspicion, freeing up resources to search for the real saboteurs. /S

OTOH, the way the upper echelons are pandering, maybe that is closer to the truth than it is to sarcasm.

29 posted on 09/26/2012 2:06:59 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Based on my experience, probably pissed off contractor. Doesn't have to be a Northrop Grumman employee, there can be quite a few contractors that are involved.

You'd be surprised how many people who get upset at their bosses or companies for one reason or another, think they are being cute by clipping some wires or mysteriously "losing" some parts when putting something back together.

They know if it's discovered, it'll cost their employer some big bucks or a big headache, or both, and in two instances I'm very familiar with, they were quite certain that ultimately it would not endanger any lives. In both instances it didn't endanger anybody's lives, but only because on the military side of things, some sharp mechanics caught the problems.

Think of it as an expensive version of somebody spitting in the food at a fast food joint.
30 posted on 09/26/2012 2:33:33 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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