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Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems
Market Daily News ^ | January 23rd, 2013 | Mack Slavo

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 11:17:09 AM by 11th_VA

As the U.S. government continues to expand surveillance and monitoring systems to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars within the borders of the United States, a recent announcement regarding the country’s southern air defense systems is raising eyebrows.

Our southern border is, in part, protected by the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), which utilizes moored balloons hovering at about 15,000 feet to identify low flying aircraft and missiles that may penetrate the border and cross into U.S. airspace.

The system is utilized by the U.S. Air Force, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for a number of missions including detection of drug smuggling and preservation of the air sovereignty of the continental United States.

According to Exelis Systems Corporation, the company that built and jointly maintains TARS with the U.S. Air Force, the government has ordered a complete shutdown of Aerostat flight operations:

The government also indicated its intent that aerostat flight operations will cease on March 15, 2013, and that the remainder of the fiscal year will be used to deflate aerostats, disposition equipment, and prepare sites for permanent closure. We are currently reviewing all the details of the RfP and evaluating the possible impacts on the program and our workforce. We continue to communicate with the government on this matter, and we will have more information in the coming days and weeks.

An Exelis employee close to the TARS project had this to say about the closure of the sites:

“Not only will this closure mean hundreds of people will be out of jobs, but it also means our borders will not be safe, especially along the remote U.S. Mexico Border like in Texas.

These defense radars detect low flying aircraft infiltrating our borders.

Without these defense radars, low flying aircraft will go undetected.

It will be open season for any drug/gun/slave smugglers, terrorists flying in with nukes, low altitude missiles, or even a full scale low elevation invasion/attack against America.”

With China actively and openly deploying Russian-made low altitude strategic bombers, designing EMP weapons capable of disabling the country’s power grid infrastructure, and establishing economic zones within the United States, it’s difficult to imagine the motivation behind the move to further weaken U.S. air defenses on the southern border.

If September 11, 2001 was any indication of our air defense capabilities, and considering that any ground invasion of the United States would originate on our southern border, then wouldn’t we want as many early warning systems as possible to be actively protecting our country in these specific areas?

The U.S. government has chosen to shutdown this outward facing surveillance system, and has instead turned the surveillance inward, on the American people.

34 posted on 01/28/2013 8:53:21 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine; LucyT
The speed with which the obama adm is implementing its "transforming America" agenda in this second term is breathtakingly horrific.

He has even been launching "anti-Constitution" trial balloons. Why bother? The fascists are ignoring it anyway. I guess they want to cover all their bases.

Did you see this? What could go wrong here?

Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

"The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States.

The Indiana Finance Authority has approved $1.27 billion in tax-exempt bonds for Midwest Fertilizer Corp. to build a nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing plant in Posey County. Midwest is a new startup company of the Fatima Group, a conglomerate headquartered in Lahore, Pakistan.

Indiana state records show that Midwest was registered in Indiana in September at a time when the Pentagon says Fatima continued to be uncooperative in fighting homemade bombs.

Fatima is the only Pakistani producer of CAN, which is illegal to import into in Afghanistan.

Fatima’s fertilizer components are used by terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan to build homemade bombs — the No. 1 killer of American service members in Afghanistan.

Gen. Barbero said that nearly 1,900 Americans in Afghanistan had been killed or wounded by homemade bombs in 2012 at the time of his Dec. 13 testimony. He said the only sources for CAN are two Fatima Group plants in Pakistan.

35 posted on 01/28/2013 9:28:57 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; KC_Lion; Godzilla; Domestic Church; dragonblustar; ...

Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems

The U.S. government has chosen to shutdown this outward facing surveillance system, and has instead turned the surveillance inward, on the American people.

Check out article.

Thanks, MestaMachine.

37 posted on 01/28/2013 10:07:37 AM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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Now we know what direction the EMP will be launched from, eh? /tin-foil hat>
63 posted on 01/30/2013 8:27:43 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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