Skip to comments.What has a shadowy US government spy agency just shot into space?
Posted on 12/07/2013 6:25:52 AM PST by Uncle Chip
Top-secret group that boasts 'nothing is beyond our reach' blasts classified rocket into orbit
Despite ongoing anger about how the U.S. government is snooping on people around the world, one agency is still keen to boast about its spying - with a creepy cartoon octopus and an alarming logo.
A top-secret rocket carrying spy satellites for the National Reconnaissance Office launched from the central California coast late on Thursday, and it had a large badge emblazoned on the side
The new logo features a huge and sinister octopus, with just one angry eye visible, as it wraps its tentacles round the globe. Written underneath is: 'Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach.'
The Atlas V rocket lit up the night sky at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base toward low-Earth orbit.
The 19-story-tall rocket carried items for the NRO, which operates the U.S. system of intelligence-gathering satellites.
The agency has not released any details about the payload but it did cover the launch of the rocket live on Twitter.
Many people have expressed doubts over whether the logo is appropriate in the current atmosphere.
Christopher Soghoian, senior policy analyst with the ACLU, tweeted: 'Advice to @ODNIgov: You may want to downplay the massive dragnet spying thing right now. This logo isn't helping.'
Yet Karen Furgerson, an NRO spokesperson, told Forbes that the image and phrase fitted the mission well.
'NROL-39 is represented by the octopus, a versatile, adaptable, and highly intelligent creature.
Emblematically, enemies of the United States can be reached no matter where they choose to hide,' she said. 'Nothing is beyond our reach' defines this mission and the value it brings to our nation and the warfighters it supports, who serve valiantly all over the globe, protecting our nation,' Furgerson added.
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Sometimes its best to hide things in plain sight.
I don’t know anything about this particular launch but if it turns out to be as bad as the article claims they can claim they told people they were doing it.
Just because the NSA over reaches; doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a robust intelligence capability.
Joseph Daniel Casolaro (June 16, 1947 August 12, 1991) was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead in a bathtub in room 517 of the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia, his wrists slashed 1012 times. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.
His death became controversial because his notes suggested he was in Martinsburg to meet a source about a story he called "the Octopus." This centered on a sprawling collaboration involving an international cabal, and primarily featuring a number of stories familiar to journalists who worked in and near Washington, D.C. in the 1980sthe Inslaw case, about a software manufacturer whose owner accused the Justice Department of stealing its work product; the October Surprise theory that during the Iran hostage crisis, Iran deliberately held back American hostages to help Ronald Reagan win the 1980 presidential election; the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International; and Iran-Contra.
I feel same way. Just because the SS sometimes overreached didn’t mean they shouldn’t have had efficient ovens.
Maybe it’s just calimari dinner delivery to the space station.
Where is Captain Nemo when you need him???
“Just because the SS sometimes overreached didnt mean they shouldnt have had efficient ovens.”
So killing 6 million Jews is the same as our country having an intelligence gathering capability?
You think those are comparable!?
For the first time in my life, under the present resident and the people surrounding him, I am beginning to fear my government.
It has taken them many years of dumbing down our population to get where they are today—but it is what it is.
I don’t see much way that it can be turned around. When you have conditioned millions of people to live off of the earnings of others, they will always vote for the people who are giving them a free living.
We now have families that are 4th and 5th generation welfare families. It’s all they know—and it’s self-perpetuating, because when you pay people to have babies out of wedlock, why should they do anything else?
I want one of those patches.
And now Barack Hussein Obama is the is the US government and the IRS, the NSA, and the Justice Department all over your sh** and they know everything there is to know about you.
Conclusion: Too much government control is always a bad thing. And it leads to other things which are even worse.
I still think it's just a calimari dinner delivery service with the space station as their first customer.
From our inception in 1961 to our declassification to the public in 1992, we have worked tirelessly to provide the best reconnaissance support possible to the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD). We are unwavering in our dedication to fulfilling our vision: Vigilance From Above."
One image has a strange paled out area on the Saudi Arabian Penninsula(post #4).... this patch doesn’t. Went to the web and see that same paled out area on other images.
The answer to that may become much clearer in the next decade. It’s only 1933 in America.
Whatever it is you can be assured its real function is to keep American citizens under the thumb of the feds.
You’re an idiot and the analogy falls flat. Every country in the world would love to have the reconnaissance capability that the U.S. has. When our troops are fighting for their lives, it’s good to know they are not fighting blind. Some reminders: Tarawa, the Bulge, Pearl Harbor, Yalu River crossing, the Yom Kipper War, ...
You think those are comparable!? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Sirius is right on the money. Obama is by every historical test, a fascist ( a.k.a. nationalist socialist).
We are not in the hands of a “usual” executive branch of government. The executive branch is being used AGAINST the peopel and AGAINST the constitution itself. SCOTUS has been
compromised in terms of due process. Proppaganda rules our nation.Our international allies are abandoning us for just cause. (Israel is now under the shroud of nuclear war.)
Perhaps you might enjoy reading this article:
“Barak Obama, The Quintessential Fascist”
I would guess his issue, like mine, is who they are gathering it on and how they are doing so. There is a distinct difference between an intelligence gathering capability and the new, improved Stasi.
It's a nice one.
Available on ebay.
But time moves much faster at the bottom of the chute. Expect something much sooner, as a DEADline is approaching...
Might as well call horsemeat "beef."
Yep. The “enemies” it refers to are American citizens who object to government tyranny.
“I would guess his issue, like mine, is who they are gathering it on and how they are doing so.”
I don’t trust the government; ever; no matter who is in charge. We have to gather intelligence however to defend the country.
Not sure how this can be done in the present age though; without information flowing on that shouldn’t. That is the uncomfortable part. Lots of stuff is going to get sucked in.
If the information “suckers” are patriots; and truly working to protect us from “outside” threats; that’s less of a problem.
If the current administration is in office; and they view average Americans as the threats; that’s where the problem is.
Um....people. Let’s put on our tin foil hats and have some fun. I say that payload contained something dastardly.
I submit it is SPECTRE, that evil organization whose goal it is to take over the world.
What is their logo? The Octopus.
Could this be the shadow government run by Soros, that is using Obama to deatabilize the world so they can take over? Is Obama part of this or is he a clueless rube, as he tells us he is? Are the leaders in both parties complicit in this?
Is is possible that all the deaths of people close to administrators past had some knowledge and were bumped off to protect the organization?
Or is it really a pulpo delivery service to the space station?
“What has a shadowy US government spy agency just shot into space?”
I’ll take “ what Are Obama’s School transcripts and birth certificate?” for $500 Alex.
Wow — those are amazing
That last one should be awarded to the winner of the Missouri Auburn game.
You’re a blithering ignoramus if you don’t understand that the coup has already succeeded and you no longer live in that same America whose historical battles you referenced. The analogy to 1930’s Germany is dead on.. My bet is you’ll be polishing Lt. Col Robert Bateman’s boots, your eyes full of adoration.
Wow. That's a blast from the past. Deep, dark, and dangerous things surround the utterance of that word.