TBR News.org – April 30, 2007
“There are three items of interest this week. The first deals with the on-going official propaganda attack on Chinese food additives that are alleged to have caused massive American die-offs of cats and dogs, the second with a new and very disturbing weapon that almost anyone can use to attack important targets and the third is a really awful television clip that the DoD has been frantically been trying to silence on the Internet.
As we indicated earlier, the official government, and media, story is that melamine has contaminated Chinese food glutins, wheat, rice and corn. This is correct. However, melamine is not poisonous or we would see tens of thousands of human deaths from eating the same products. The actual poison was commercial rat poison and it was deliberately introduced into pet food in the United States, not China.
The reason for making China the villain is to knock the cheaper Chinese produces off the American market at the urgent requests of American agribusiness who cannot compete with cheaper Chinese products.
The second story deals with the probable future use of radio controlled aircraft, commonly available to the hobby world, as weapons of destruction.
A story from an international news site covers this at the end of this article (linked here
) but the facts are quite simply that in two days, from August 9 to August 11, 2003, a light unmanned radio controlled plane was flown from Canada to Ireland.
The distance is 1888.3 miles for a flight from Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Canada, to Mannin Beach, County Galway, Ireland, during the period August 9-11, 2003.
The duration of the flight was 38 hours and 52 minutes. The range of the RC in this instance was 1,882 miles, accomplished on less than 1 gallon of fuel
The TAM 5 (Trans Atlantic Model), a simple balsa-and-ply aircraft, was hand-launched, on August 9, 2003, at 7:45 p.m. (local time) from Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the model flew a distance of 1,882.3 miles in 38 hours and 52 minutes before being landed in Clifden, County Galway, Ireland, on August 11 at 2:08 p.m. (local time)
The plane had a maximum weight of 11 pounds fueled and a wingspan of around 72 inches, or 6 feet The engine displaced lOcc, and a common 1980's vintage O.S. .61 4-stroke engine was mounted. The payload was 5 kgs. The model used traditional free-flight construction methods for both light weight and strength. As an example, the wing weighed only 1.1 pounds yet it could sustain more than 3G. The model had no landing gear (excess weight and drag) and used only one aileron (In the left panel .To further reduce weight, the vertical fin doesn't have a movable rudder, and the entire model is covered with transparent red MonoKote.
There are literally thousands of commercially avaliable radio controlled aircraft to be found on the current market. Dimensions and performances vary but the average low-priced model can fly for a period of fifteen minutes at between 60-70 mph. A payload would naturally vary from model to model but most commercially available models could carry 6 to 10 pounds in addition to fuel, so that, for instance, a small glass container of smallpox or other pathogens would be very easy to carry and would, when the aircraft eventually crashed, or was crashed, into a target, disperse the contents over a significant area.
The belief that some kind of atomic weapon could be carried on these recreational models is unfounded but CW/BW weapons would be “an ideal payload
”, according to a highly confidential DHS study of Februay 15, 2007. Further, the report says,…Ithese converted carriers can easily be directed at a security target… and can fly fast and at low altitites, making any radar interception completely impossible…” Also, the report continues, “interdiction and destruction of such a guided missile is, given the current level of defense systems, not possible…”
It should be noted that radio controlled aircraft are not limited to the United States but can be found throughout the world.
This potential threat is certainly well-known in intelligence and military circles but only recently is beginning to receive publicity. There seems to be an official U.S. belief that the only terrorists are our current enemies, mostly Muslim entities, but in point of fact, almost anyone with a grudge and less than a thousand dollars and some basic knowledge, can buy or build an aircraft radio controlled model that could, in theory, wreak havoc on the over-extended, ineffectual and clumsy American military defense systems.
For example, a DoD report explains, a replica of a high-winged monoplane, similar in outward appearance to the hundreds of thousands of such full-sized aircraft now flying inside the continental United States, could very easily be flown west, across Washnigton, over the Mall and aimed at the White House. The aircraft’s payload could be nothing more lethal than a bag of milk sugar but if the authorites were warned prior to the flight and it was put forward that this was an actual private plane intending to drop anthrax, for example, incredible panic would reign inside the Beltway. The extensive anti-aircraft weaponry on the roof of the White House and nearby federal buildings could not open up when the aircraft was eventually spotted (actual accurate identification of this as a large model would be difficult at best and in the panic of the moment, impossible) because fused shells would rain down on distant parts of the District inflicting serious and fatal damage to property and citizens. The panic-stricken exodus of senior White House residents, to include the president, would look like a stampeding horde of water buffalo in the path of a forest fire and the weaker would be trampled by the fatter ones behind them and the fleeing presidential convoy would wreak terrible havoc scattering and crushing those lesser lights on foot in the the way of the Imperial Escape Convoy.
Is this a pracitical concept or merely another ‘Scare-the-Shit-out- of-em’ government tactic?
There is no question it can, and would, work but other than to frighten people witless or perhaps to dump smallpox on Tel Aviv, the applications would seem to be negligible. Still, look how long it took before our Brave Guardians took to recognize it!
The final subject deals with an Arab-produced shocking television clip on their sniping of Americns
in Iraq. The furious DoD has tried, with varying degrees of success, to shut this down. We have checked this out and it is free from virus and absolutely deadly:
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