Skip to comments.Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems
Posted on 01/28/2013 8:17:09 AM PST 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 countrys 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 countrys power grid infrastructure, and establishing economic zones within the United States, its 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 wouldnt 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.
No more border security, and amnesty for all the invaders! What a country!
Kiss it goodbye, people, the grand experiment is DEAD.
So besides being a Muzzie lovin Commie Chavez wannabe he’s also 13 kinds of stupid.
Hey Governor Perry, you logged on today? You might be interested in this.......
Sure Barry - why not make it easy for Iranian war planners to position their ship based missiles in ports owned by their berry berry good friends in Venezuela?
and the Panamanians are perfectly capable of keeping the strategic Canal open with no involvement by or repercussions against the US in event of general war- with the help of all the Chinese stationed in the canal zone
Just announce to the word that the backdoor to the heart of the US is open- if you got missiles or bombers, send ‘em in
Really....how many acts of Treason must he commit before the TRAITOR is stopped?????
Red Dawn scenario?
What if anything will replace the balloons?
Gee what could possibly go wrong here?
yeah, but it’ll be a great ‘bipartisan’ deal. we’ll get millions of new ‘legal’ illegals and in exchange, Congress will add another mile to the pathetic little fence at a cost of only a 100 billion dollars.
Red Dawn scenario?
They will only “Red Dawn” us after they have DISARMED us.
They want to purge the potential “wolverines” first before they let their foreign buddies do their doirty work.
Surely this is just a redonate system. Obama would never leave Texas and the other border states wide open to terrorists and drug cartels.
Why, green energy technology of course..it’s the future ya know./s
One would hope there is something else up and running to replace the current system.
The schmucks voted for him, again. And now we all have to suffer. If you know a lib who voted for him, shake his head.