Big Brother DHS And DOD Want To Open US Skies To Spy Drones

Just in case Americans want to resist the New World Order.

Government under pressure to open US skies to unmanned drones despite safety concerns

Predator B is powered by a turboprop engine and can carry a greatly increased payload.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unmanned aircraft have proved their usefulness and reliability in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the pressure’s on to allow them in the skies over the United States.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions but has been hesitant to act. Officials are worried that they might plow into airliners, cargo planes and corporate jets that zoom around at high altitudes, or helicopters and hot air balloons that fly as low as a few hundred feet off the ground.

On top of that, these pilotless aircraft come in a variety of sizes. Some are as big as a small airliner, others the size of a backpack. The tiniest are small enough to fly through a house window.

The obvious risks have not deterred the civilian demand for pilotless planes. Tornado researchers want to send them into storms to gather data. Energy companies want to use them to monitor pipelines. State police hope to send them up to capture images of speeding cars’ license plates. Local police envision using them to track fleeing suspects.

Like many robots, the planes have advantages over humans for jobs that are dirty, dangerous or dull. And the planes often cost less than piloted aircraft and can stay aloft far longer.

“There is a tremendous pressure and need to fly unmanned aircraft in (civilian) airspace,” Hank Krakowski, FAA’s head of air traffic operations, told European aviation officials recently. “We are having constant conversations and discussions, particularly with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, to figure out how we can do this safely with all these different sizes of vehicles.”

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The Spill, The Scandal and the President: The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world’s most dangerous oil company get away with murder

“BP Atlantis”!

President Obama in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, May 28, 2010.

This article originally appeared in RS 1107 from June 24, 2010.

(Rolling Stone Magazine) — On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White House. For weeks, the administration had been insisting that BP alone was to blame for the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf – and the ongoing failure to stop the massive leak. “They have the technical expertise to plug the hole,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had said only six days earlier. “It is their responsibility.” The president, Gibbs added, lacked the authority to play anything more than a supervisory role – a curious line of argument from an administration that has reserved the right to assassinate American citizens abroad and has nationalized much of the auto industry. “If BP is not accomplishing the task, can you just federalize it?” a reporter asked. “No,” Gibbs replied.

Now, however, the president was suddenly standing up to take command of the cleanup effort. “In case you were wondering who’s responsible,” Obama told the nation, “I take responsibility.” Sounding chastened, he acknowledged that his administration had failed to adequately reform the Minerals Management Service, the scandal-ridden federal agency that for years had essentially allowed the oil industry to self-regulate. “There wasn’t sufficient urgency,” the president said. “Absolutely I take responsibility for that.” He also admitted that he had been too credulous of the oil giants: “I was wrong in my belief that the oil companies had their act together when it came to worst-case scenarios.” He unveiled a presidential commission to investigate the disaster, discussed the resignation of the head of MMS, and extended a moratorium on new deepwater drilling. “The buck,” he reiterated the next day on the sullied Louisiana coastline, “stops with me.”

What didn’t stop was the gusher. Hours before the president’s press conference, an ominous plume of oil six miles wide and 22 miles long was discovered snaking its way toward Mobile Bay from BP’s wellhead next to the wreckage of its Deepwater Horizon rig. Admiral Thad Allen, the U.S. commander overseeing the cleanup, framed the spill explicitly as an invasion: “The enemy is coming ashore,” he said. Louisiana beaches were assaulted by blobs of oil that began to seep beneath the sand; acres of marshland at the “Bird’s Foot,” where the Mississippi meets the Gulf, were befouled by shit-brown crude – a death sentence for wetlands that serve as the cradle for much of the region’s vital marine life. By the time Obama spoke, it was increasingly evident that this was not merely an ecological disaster. It was the most devastating assault on American soil since 9/11.

Like the attacks by Al Qaeda, the disaster in the Gulf was preceded by ample warnings – yet the administration had ignored them. Instead of cracking down on MMS, as he had vowed to do even before taking office, Obama left in place many of the top officials who oversaw the agency’s culture of corruption. He permitted it to rubber-stamp dangerous drilling operations by BP – a firm with the worst safety record of any oil company – with virtually no environmental safeguards, using industry-friendly regulations drafted during the Bush years. He calibrated his response to the Gulf spill based on flawed and misleading estimates from BP – and then deployed his top aides to lowball the flow rate at a laughable 5,000 barrels a day, long after the best science made clear this catastrophe would eclipse the Exxon Valdez.

Hours after BP’s rig sank on April 22nd, a white board in NOAA’s “war room” in Seattle displays the administration’s initial, worst-case estimate of the spill — 64,000 to 110,000 barrels a day.

Even after the president’s press conference, Rolling Stone has learned, the administration knew the spill could be far worse than its “best estimate” acknowledged. That same day, the president’s Flow Rate Technical Group – a team of scientists charged with establishing the gusher’s output – announced a new estimate of 12,000 to 25,000 barrels, based on calculations from video of the plume. In fact, according to interviews with team members and scientists familiar with its work, that figure represents the plume group’s minimum estimate. The upper range was not included in their report because scientists analyzing the flow were unable to reach a consensus on how bad it could be. “The upper bound from the plume group, if it had come out, is very high,” says Timothy Crone, a marine geophysicist at Columbia University who has consulted with the government’s team. “That’s why they had resistance internally. We’re talking 100,000 barrels a day.”

The median figure for Crone’s independent calculations is 55,000 barrels a day – the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez every five days. “That’s what the plume team’s numbers show too,” Crone says. A source privy to internal discussions at one of the world’s top oil companies confirms that the industry privately agrees with such estimates. “The industry definitely believes the higher-end values,” the source says. “That’s accurate – if not more than that.” The reason, he adds, is that BP appears to have unleashed one of the 10 most productive wells in the Gulf. “BP screwed up a really big, big find,” the source says. “And if they can’t cap this, it’s not going to blow itself out anytime soon.”

Even worse, the “moratorium” on drilling announced by the president does little to prevent future disasters. The ban halts exploratory drilling at only 33 deepwater operations, shutting down less than one percent of the total wells in the Gulf. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the Cabinet-level official appointed by Obama to rein in the oil industry, boasts that “the moratorium is not a moratorium that will affect production” – which continues at 5,106 wells in the Gulf, including 591 in deep water.

Most troubling of all, the government has allowed BP to continue deep-sea production at its Atlantis rig – one of the world’s largest oil platforms. Capable of drawing 200,000 barrels a day from the seafloor, Atlantis is located only 150 miles off the coast of Louisiana, in waters nearly 2,000 feet deeper than BP drilled at Deepwater Horizon. According to congressional documents, the platform lacks required engineering certification for as much as 90 percent of its subsea components – a flaw that internal BP documents reveal could lead to “catastrophic” errors. In a May 19th letter to Salazar, 26 congressmen called for the rig to be shut down immediately. “We are very concerned,” they wrote, “that the tragedy at Deepwater Horizon could foreshadow an accident at BP Atlantis.”

The administration’s response to the looming threat? According to an e-mail to a congressional aide from a staff member at MMS, the agency has had “zero contact” with Atlantis about its safety risks since the Deepwater rig went down.

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Rhode Island Floods May Affect 200,000, Says Red Cross Official

A man photographs a flooded commercial building along Elmwood Avenue as the Pawtuxett River overflows in Cranston, Rhode Island on March 30, 2010. Getty Images

April 1 (Bloomberg) — As many as 200,000 people may be affected by flooding in Rhode Island that has halted Amtrak service to Boston for two days, blocked highways and threatened a Rhode Island dam.

After two record flood crests in March, Rhode Island is dealing with damage reminiscent of hurricanes, Teddy Hampton, American Red Cross disaster relief operations job director, said in a telephone interview today.

“When you start talking about the numbers of people who are affected, it’s pretty dad-gum close to a Category 3 to Category 4 hurricane,” said Hampton, who flew in from Alabama and often has to respond to the tropical systems. “It’s going to far, far exceed the local chapter’s capability in every way.”

About 184 people were housed in Red Cross shelters last night, and many more went to the shelters to eat, Hampton said. The Red Cross estimates 180,000 to 200,000 people will be dealing with the flood on some level, from cleaning the sewer- tainted water that washed over their homes to finding food.

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FBI Turns Image Of Gaspar Llamazares, A Well Known Spanish Politician, Into A Official Mug Shot Of Osama Bin Laden


There is an English version at the end of the following (first) article.

The second article is from the The Sydney Morning Herald.

Wake up AMERICA! Wake up WORLD! They think you are all f$$$$$$ stupid!

This is priceless! Thank you FBI! Thank you!


FBI admits Spanish politican was model for ‘high-tech’ Osama bin Laden photo-fit (Telegraph):

The US state department was forced to withdraw the mocked up photo-image, circulated around the world last week, after the discovery that it was not quite as technically sophisticated as the FBI had originally claimed.
🙂 ROFL! 🙂

Spanish MP’s photo ‘used for Bin Laden poster’ (BBC News)

Wie aus einem spanischen Politiker Bin Laden wird

Es ist schon bemerkenswert, wie man einen Toten dauernd am Leben erhält, um damit den “Krieg gegen den Terror” begründen zu können. Osama Bin Laden ist seit Dezember 2001 tot, beerdigt, im Nirwana, es gibt kein einziges Lebenszeichen von ihm, alle “Botschaften” seit bald 9 Jahren sind nachweislich Fälschungen. Deshalb finden die Amerikaner auch den “meist gesuchten Terroristen” nicht, es gibt auch keine Fotos die ihn zeigen und das FBI musste eins erfinden.

Alle Geheimdienstexperten wissen das Bin Laden tot ist und deshalb der Krieg in Afghanistan, der mit seiner Suche begründet wird, eine Lüge ist. Sogar US-Verteidigungsminister Robert Gates bestätigt, dass den USA seit Jahren keine verwertbaren Erkenntnisse über den Aufenthaltsort Bin Ladens vorlägen. Hallo, der ist zu Staub zerfallen, die ganze Welt wird über jemand den es nicht mehr gibt verarscht.

Das FBI hat jetzt ein neues computergeneriertes Fahndungsfoto von Bin Laden veröffentlicht, so wie er Heute angeblich aussehen könnte. Und jetzt stellt sich heraus, dass die “Vorlage” für dieses Fahndungsfoto, ein Foto eines spanischen Politikers ist, Gaspar Llamazares! Jedenfalls ist die Haarpracht absolut identisch, alle Wellen und Haarlocken stimmen genau überein! Geburtsjahr ist bei beiden 1957.


Aber nicht nur die Haare sind identisch, auch die Stirn und die Falte von Schläfe zu Schläfe wurden von Llamazares übernommen, fast das halbe Gesicht.

Das Foto, welches das FBI für Bin Laden benutzt, stamm aus einem Wahlplakat von Gaspar Llamazares bei den Wahlen 2004. Die Affen vom FBI haben einfach mit Photoshop das Haar von Llamazares 1 zu 1 genommen und auf den Kopf von Bin Laden kopiert. Nix mit künstlicher Alterung durch Computersimulation. Was sind das nur für Amateure und Idioten?

Louis E. Grever, Direktor der Wissenschafts- und Technologieabteilung des FBI, sagte am 14. Januar 2010 bei der Veröffentlichung: “Die Bilder sind ein wichtiges Beispiel dafür, wie der wissenschaftliche und technologische Fortschritt genutzt wird, um Flüchtige zu finden und vor Gericht zu bringen.” Das ist ja eine Lachnummer, in dem man einfach mit Photoshop und “copy & paste” den Kopf von jemanden anderen nimmt?

In diesem Ausschnitt sieht man die Gleichheit noch besser:

Gaspar Llamazares ist ein bekannter spanischer linker Politiker und Mitglied der Kommunistischen Partei Spaniens. Es zeigt den UI-Stellvertreter als Kandidaten für das Amt des Ministerpräsidenten für die zweite Legislaturperiode. “Es war auf allen Plakatwänden in Spanien, auf allen Zäunen, es ist ein offizielles Bild“, sagt einer aus der Partei. Jetzt will die Partei von den US-Behörden wissen, wie sie dazu kommen sein Bildnis für ein künstliches Fahndungsfoto von Bin Laden zu nehmen.

Wie muss man sich fühlen, wenn das Abbild des eigenen Haares und der Stirn auf dem Fahndungsfoto des FBI über den “Oberterroristen” Bin Laden weltweit in allen Medien erscheint?

Gaspar Llamazares sagt, Bin Ladens Sicherheit ist nicht gefährdet, aber meine schon. Wie kommt das FBI dazu mein Abbild zu verwenden? Der Abgeordnete und ehemalige General-Koordinator der IU, sagte, dass bis vor kurzem er nur ungern nach Amerika reiste, aber von jetzt an gehe er nicht in dieses Land, weil dies “zu Schwierigkeiten führt.” Seine Sorge über diese Angelegenheit ist, dass diese Art der Verwendung von Fotos “Menschen betrifft, die nicht unter einem gerichtlichen Verfahren stehen oder ein Verbrechen begangen haben.

Ausserdem stellt sich die Frage: “Was bedeutet das Bild eines politischen Führers in den FBI-Akten? Ich hoffe, dies ist die Chance, ihre Inkompetenz zu beweisen“, fügte er hinzu. Mittlerweile hat ein FBI-Sprecher zugegeben, die Behörde hat die Fotografie von Llamazares verwendet, um eine Skizze des meistgesuchten Terroristen der Welt zu zeichnen.

Der FBI-Sprecher Ken Hoffman räumte ein, dass seine Behörde für das digital veränderte Foto Bin Ladens ein Bild von Llamazares von Google Images verwendet habe.

Das spanische Aussenministerium wurde ersucht, eine Erklärungen von der US-Regierung zu verlangen. Es wird auch erwartet, das Innenministerium soll mit der Europäischen Polizei überprüfen, ob das Foto wirklich aus Google genommen wurde oder aus FBI-Akten stammt. Llamazares hat eine Erklärung oder einen Anruf vom US-Botschafter in Madrid erwartet und meint, “es ist das Mindeste was sie tun könnten.

Der juristische Dienste der Vereinigten Europäischen Linken wird untersuchen, wie sie vorgehen wollen, ob eine rechtliche Beschwerde gegen die Verletzung der Persönlichkeitsrechte des Abgeordneten vorliegt.

Es ist nicht das erste Mal, dass die ach so seriösen Medien (lach) ungeprüft ein Foto verbreiten und als Propagandaorgan für die Kriegshetzer dienen. Siehe meinen Artikel: “Ein falsches Foto von Neda wird für Propaganda verwendet” oder diesen Artikel “Wie die Medien die Berichterstattung über den Iran fälschen

English version:

The FBI has published a computer generated mug shot of Bin Laden recently to show how he could look like today. Now it has turned out, that the “template” for this mug shot is a photo of the Spanish politician Gaspar Llamazares! The hair piece is absolutely identical, the waves and curls match exactly. The year of birth of both is 1957!

But not only is the hair identical, also the forehead and the crease going from temple to temple was taken from Llamazares, nearly half the face.

The photo that the FBI used for Bin Laden comes from an election poster of Gaspar Llamazares from the election in 2004. The apes at the FBI just used Photoshop and copied 1 to 1 the head and put it on Bin Laden. No artificial aging process by computer simulation. What kind of amateurs and idiots are they?

Louis E. Grever, the director of the science and technology department at the FBI said on January 14 2010 when it was published: “The photos are an important example how science and technological advancement is used to find fugitives and bring them to justice.” That’s a joke, just by using Photoshop and “copy & paste” to take the head of somebody else?

Gaspar Llamazares is a well known Spanish leftist politician and member of the communist party of Spain. The portrait shows the UI party assistant secretary as candidate for prime minister in the second legislative period. “It was on all billboards in Spain, on all fences, its an official picture,” said someone from the party. Now the party wants to know from the US government, how it came about that his picture was used for the artificial mug shot of Bin Laden.

What must it feel like when the image of your own hair and forehead appears on the FBI mug shot of the “biggest terrorist” Bin Laden in all the worlds media?

Gaspar Llamazares says: The safety of Bin Laden is not in danger, but mine is. Why did the FBI use my image? The parliamentarian and former general coordinator of the IU said, up to a short while ago he reluctantly travelled to America, but from now on he will not go there, because „it brings difficulties.” His worry about this matter is, that this use of photos “hits people who are not in a court process or committed any crimes.

Samstag, 16. Januar 2010

Source: Alles Schall und Rauch

Hair today, gone tomorrow: FBI artists take bin Laden to the barber

The greying of Osama bin Laden … the FBI issued the images at centre and right, altered by forensic artists, showing how the al-Qaeda leader may have changed his appearance. Photo: Reuters, AFP

LONDON: The FBI has published fresh photographs of Osama bin Laden in an attempt to track down the al-Qaeda leader.

In one ”aged progressed” mugshot, he is portrayed in Western clothes with wavy grey and black hair and a trimmed beard; another shows him in his traditional outfit, with a white turban and a flowing, but greyer, beard.

Forensic artists used digital enhancement to modify bin Laden’s features in an attempt to show what he might look like now.

The FBI also published ”aged progressed” mugshots of another 17 terrorists wanted by the US, which can be seen on the State Department website.

The photos were released as the US announced it would further strengthen air security. The new measures are to be introduced after intelligence reports that individuals associated with al-Qaeda in Yemen were seeking to attack planes, US interests overseas and targets in the US, said an official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

They include randomly screening more passengers, more federal air marshals and including more people on the Government’s terrorism watch list, the Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, said.

”We are taking an additional set of aviation-security precautions to protect the American people,” she said in a statement.

The Transportation Security Administration, which Ms Napolitano oversees, increased security restrictions after the failed attempt on December 25 to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest airliner.

Travellers in the US may notice more random screening, officers who specialise in detecting suspicious behaviour and wider use of bomb-detection equipment, said Greg Soule, a security spokesman. Security was being increased throughout airports.

”Passengers travelling should not expect to see the same thing at every airport,” he said.

January 16, 2010

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: Terrorists with al-Qaeda leanings are in US

“U.S. national security adviser James Jones said last weekend that the al Qaeda presence has diminished, and he does not “foresee the return of the Taliban” to power.”

“He said that according to the maximum estimate, al Qaeda has fewer than 100 fighters operating in Afghanistan without any bases or ability to launch attacks on the West.”
Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

Looks like those dangerous terrorists are now closer to home. “Home” because it was the CIA that funded al-Qaeda in the first place. ‘Al-Qaeda’ means ‘the base’. It originally referred to an actual specific operational base for mujahideen during Soviet occupation funded by the CIA.


Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said law-enforcement authorities are tracking terrorists with al-Qaeda leanings in the U.S.

“It is fair to say there are individuals in the United States who ascribe to al-Qaeda-type beliefs,” Napolitano said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today. “And so it makes information-sharing, it makes effective law enforcement and it makes the shared responsibility of law enforcement ever so important.”

Information-sharing between federal, state and local law- enforcement agencies is “much improved” since the Sept. 11 attacks, she said.

In September, U.S. authorities indicted Najibullah Zazi, 24, an Afghan immigrant and former Denver airport shuttle-van driver, on federal terrorism conspiracy charges. They said bomb-making instructions were found on a laptop computer in his rental car.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the case had connections to al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.

The threat of attack “is always with us,” Napolitano said today. Benchmark stock indexes trimmed gains after her comments.

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US wants to enlist Girl Scouts to combat pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters

The Obama Youth.

Girl scouts display various badges. The United States wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a campaign Tuesday to entice the blue, brown and green-clad multitudes to be even more prepared, with the promise of a new patch if they pitch in. (AFP/Getty Images/File/Jason Merritt)

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States wants to enlist its 3.4 million Girl Scouts in the effort to combat hurricanes, pandemics, terror attacks and other disasters.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a campaign Tuesday to entice the blue, brown and green-clad multitudes to be even more prepared, with the promise of a new patch if they pitch in.

The young scouts will be able to emblazon their sashes or vests with the patch if they undergo the training which readies them for an emergency.

“This new preparedness patch will increase citizen preparedness and enhance our country’s readiness for disasters,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in a statement.

“As a former Girl Scout, I know the ‘Be Prepared’ motto well, and I look forward to working with the Girl Scouts to spread the preparedness message to all of our nation’s citizens.”

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