Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Mastermind

Neo cons across America are pretending to be all outraged with the announcement of a New York trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Co. Their fanatical war cries, i.e. – he doesn’t deserve any rights and he doesn’t deserve a fair trial, have gone ringing around the planet. In attempts to keep the lie alive, this continuing psyop for the imaginary war on terrorism is even being received by receptive sheeple in Australia. The ABC (Australia) reports:
NY wants revenge

While US authorities vow a fair trial for the alleged plotters after years of abuse in military jails, when they arrive in New York they will find a city thirsting for revenge.

"Hang them," said Joe Ricciardi, 55, a construction worker near the gaping hole of Ground Zero, site of the Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001.

"Look at what they did to this place. Look at the families they wrecked," added Mr Ricciardi's son, also called Joe, gesturing toward Ground Zero, where nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes struck the World Trade Centre.

"Put them in a bird cage and hang it in the middle of Times Square," a third man in the group said to mordant laughter.

Rudy Giuliani, the mayor who sought to calm a shocked New York in the wake of the attacks, lambasted the move to allow the accused a civilian court trial.

"We have regressed to a pre-9/11 mentality with respect to Islamic extremist terrorism," he said in a statement.

"Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried like the war criminal he is and tried in a military court. He murdered as part of a declared war against us, America."
In a follow up article

Giuliani is quoted:

"He's asking for a trial in New York and we're giving it to him, since when were we in the business of granting the wishes of terrorists?"
Come of it Rudy, America has always been in the business of granting the wishes of terrorists, how do you suppose 9/11 was able to happen? Another point in case; you seem to do pretty well with your wish list Rudy.

The Obama administration has little choice really in bringing closure to the 9/11 lie with the trial of “the mastermind”, but to hold it in some legally recognized setting. Failure to do so might alert the sheeple to the fact that the trial is as contrived as the official 9/11 story itself.

In 2006 the US Supreme court ruled that the Bush regime’s military commissions were illegal because their rules and procedures contravened the US Constitution and international law.

A previous prosecution at Guantanamo Bay, that of Australian David Hicks was described by legal experts to be at best “shambolic”.

Hicks was captured during November 2001 in Afghanistan (later officially recorded as Dec.), by warlord militants (officially known as the Northern Alliance) and sold to US authorities for bounty, reportedly $1000.00. He shortly thereafter found himself on the wrong side of the fence at camp Gitmo.

In the early days of the US invasion, Northern Alliance mercenaries rounded up almost anyone they could overpower to sell for bounty, regardless of whether they were really Taliban and Al Qaeda or not, US authorities couldn’t exactly run a license check.

It was reported that some 2000 men perished in container trucks at the hands of a key US ally, warlord Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum. After being trucked across country for handing over to the Americans, they were found to have all perished, mostly from suffocation but in some instances from bullets that had been fired into the containers by Dostum’s gorillas for amusement. The bodies were hauled into nearby desert and buried in mass graves.

see video - The Convoy of Death

David Hicks while more fortunate than the above mentioned, languished in Gitmo for 3 years before authorities even attempted to manufacture a few charges against him, including that of attempted murder. However with the 2006 US Supreme court ruling, all charges were dropped.

Authorities then charged him retrospectively with “providing material support to a terrorist organisation”. Retrospective, because no such offence existed in 2001. The details of this charge included the allegation that Hicks conducted surveillance on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. This would explain why the “official story” regarding his capture has been re dated to December when there are still pages available that reported this event as occurring in November. The Kabul Embassy closed in Jan 1989 and didn’t reopen again until Dec 17, 2001.

see kabul.usembassy.gov

Hicks’s lawyers commenced an action in the Federal Court of Australia (Dec 2006 - Hicks v Ruddock), accusing the Australian Government of breaching their “protective duty” to Australian citizens overseas. The government of John Howard argued that it had no legal duty to protect Hicks from torture and abuse in Gitmo. The government described Hicks as “the worst of the worst” and Prime Minister Howard had revealed just a week prior to this case commencing, that he was aware that the US would release David if he (Howard) were only to request it. Howard boasted that no such request would be forthcoming.

In the elaborate hoax responsible for world wide carnage and destruction that is the “war on terror”, it is difficult to find a more putrid shill for that war (being aware of the hoax) than in former PM John Howard.

The Howard government repeatedly stated that Hicks had to face a US military commission, precisely because he committed no crime under Australian or indeed US law.

Finally after more than five years in Gitmo, Hicks was trialled which no jury took part and in which Hicks was not allowed to see the "evidence" U.S. prosecutors had gathered against him. He was given a suspended 7 year sentence under a pre trial guilty plea bargain which was commuted to 9 months, served in the maximum security Yatla prison of his home town in Adelaide Australia. He was told he faced life imprisonment if the plea was declined.

Under the conditions of the plea deal, Hicks was forced to agree that he had never been abused or tortured in custody (although he had previously complained of such), he was required to pledge not to file future lawsuits against his captors and a 1 year media gag was imposed to be effective from his release date. Even after his release, Dec 2007, he was subject to a control order which placed various restrictions upon his freedom until Dec 2008.

Former Pentagon chief prosecutor, Colonel Morris Davis later alleged political interference in the case, by the Bush administration in the U.S. and the Howard government in Australia, and said that Hicks should not have been prosecuted

Back to the “9/11 mastermind” and the co accused, a provoking article - Truth, Lies, and the Legend of 9/11 by Chaim Kupferberg, published 21st October 2003, at http://globalresearch.ca is well worth reading. It’s not for the attention span challenged (its quite long), but it offers some valuable insights. I have collated some extracts here - Truth, Lies, and the Legend of 9/11. some key extracts from my extracts:

It was almost an afterthought. On March 1, 2003, the War on Terror had finally served up the alleged paymaster of 9/11 - a shadowy Saudi by the name of Mustafa Ahmed al-Hisawi. Yet his arrest just happened to coincide with the capture of a much bigger fish - the reported 9/11 mastermind himself, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

Only seventeen months before, a former London schoolboy by the name of Omar Saeed Sheikh was first exposed as the 9/11 paymaster.

Omar Saeed, as reported back then by CNN, was acting under the alias of Mustafa Ahmed. So where is Omar now? Sitting in a Pakistani prison, awaiting his execution for the kidnapping of Daniel Pearl - while another man fills the shoes of his pseudonym.

On October 1, the New York Times reported that hijacker Atta received money from someone using the alias "Mustafa Ahmad".

Times of India, October 9 2001;
"While the Pakistani Inter Services Public Relations claimed that former ISI (Pakistani intelligence) director-general Lt-Gen Mahmud Ahmad sought retirement after being superseded on Monday, the truth is more shocking. Top sources confirmed here on Tuesday that the general lost his job because of the "evidence" India produced to show his links to one of the suicide bombers that wrecked the World Trade Center. The U.S. authorities sought his removal after confirming the fact that $100,000 was wired to hijacker Mohammed Atta from Pakistan by Omar Saeed at the insistence of General Mahmud Ahmad."
In short, the Times of India revealed that Omar Saeed was acting under the direct orders of the head of Pakistani intelligence and not Osama bin Laden.

Tracing the "smoking gun" money trail to General Ahmad created an entirely new smoking gun that led straight back to Washington, D.C. - for General Ahmad had already been reported as having breakfast in the nation's capital with Senator Bob Graham and Representative Porter Goss on the morning of September 11 (Both Graham and Goss would go on to co-chair the joint Senate-House 9/11 inquiry).

Around the same time that the joint Senate-House Inquiry was proceeding under the co-chairmanship of Bob Graham and Porter Goss, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was formally introduced as the operative mastermind behind 9/11.

A June 2002 Associated Press article also accused Khalid of working with Ramzi Yousef in the first bombing of the World Trade Center [in '93]" in addition to working with Yousef on a 1995 plot (code-named Bojinka) to bomb a dozen airliners headed to the United States.

Conveniently timed for release on June 6, 2002 - further news followed that, according to National Security Agency intercepts, Khalid was heard talking on the telephone with hijacker Mohammed Atta. Moreover, for the very first time, authorities were now reporting that Khalid was actually the uncle of Ramzi Yousef. In other words, when the nephew failed to bring down the Towers in '93, the uncle took up the slack in '01.

Prior to Khalid's June 2002 public promotion, he was lurking on the official terror lists merely as an indicted conspirator in the 1995 Bojinka plot masterminded by Ramzi Yousef.

One can almost picture sitting in with the members of the National Security Council on a balmy Spring morning in late May 2002, leafing through their photo albums as they argued over the most appropriate candidate to close off the official 9/11 Legend. As it turned out, they chose the guy with the unibrow and the hair shirt.

If habitual coincidence is the mother of all conspiracy theories, then one must surely raise a discerning eyebrow at the revelation that, around this time - after more than a decade of staying hidden in the shadows - Khalid Shaikh Mohammed suddenly was stricken with an urge to conduct his very first interview, with none other than Ramzi Binalshibh at his side. The journalist chosen for this honor was the London bureau chief of Al-Jazeera, Yosri Fouda.

Only two days after the initial broadcast of Fouda's interview with Khalid and Binalshibh - on the first anniversary commemorating the 9/11 attacks - Pakistani forces, accompanied by FBI agents, raided an apartment complex in Karachi. After a "four hour" gun battle involving "hundreds" of Pakistani soldiers and policemen, the authorities captured, among a few others, Ramzi Binalshibh.

Their original target, however, had been Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, whom they had been tracking for months throughout Karachi. While Khalid had just barely slipped away only a few hours before Pakistani forces had arrived at his door, the authorities were reportedly "surprised" to discover that they had netted Binalshibh in the process. At least that is now the official version of the day's events.

As revealed by Syed Saleem Shahzad in an Asia Times Online article dated October 30, 2002, the shootout ended with the deaths of two Al Qaeda fighters, one of them identified as Khalid. Here was Shahzad's report of the events:
"The FBI, still keen to take [Khalid] Shaikh Mohammed alive, teargassed the area, and a number of people were captured. However, despite instructions to the contrary, a few Pakistani Rangers entered the flat, where they found [Khalid] Shaikh Mohammed and another man, allegedly with their hands up. The Rangers nevertheless opened fire on the pair.

Later, the Pakistani press carried pictures of a message scrawled in blood on the wall of the flat, proclaiming the Muslim refrain of Kalma, in Arabic: "There is no God except Allah, Mohammed is his messenger". An official who was present in the flat at the time of the shooting has told Asia Times Online that the message was written by Shaikh Mohammed with his own blood as his life drained away from him...

...But now it emerges that an Arab woman and a child were taken to an ISI safe house, where they identified the Shaikh Mohammed's body as their husband and father...

... The widow subsequently underwent exhaustive interrogation in the custody of FBI officials..."
Authorities eventually did confirm one crucial portion in Shahzad's account: Khalid's wife and two young sons - aged 9 and 7 - were apprehended in the raid, and immediately handed over (in the later, official version) to Pakistani custody. Yet this information officially would not be revealed until one week after Khalid's later "official" capture on March 1, 2003.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stop the Vax Program

I recently signed a petition at the Australian Vaccination Network to stop the Swine Flu Vaccination Program. If you are a resident of Australia, please consider signing the petition.

After signing, AVN forwarded my protest to the office of a number of politicians including the federal Health Minister and the Treasurer. I received 12 automated “out of office replies” from various ministers. In addition, two office staffers were actually kind enough to hit their keyboards in response.

From the office of Louise Markus:
Thank you for your email regarding the Swine Flu vaccination. As you would appreciate Mrs Louise Markus receives large volumes of correspondence and as the Federal Member for Greenway her priority is that of her constituents. Mrs Louise Markus thanks you for your email and has noted your comments.

Ok, I’m not one of her constituents, fair enough. Now from the office of Kate Ellis of whom I am a constituent, Electorate Officer Pauline Cusack writes:
Thank you for your email concerning the swine flu vaccine.

The Government has no plans for the swine flu vaccine to be mandatory.


Pauline Cusack

I appreciate the enormous effort and trouble Pauline went to in her reply but I couldn’t help but feel a bit patronized. I sent a reply correspondence as follows:
Dear Pauline

Thank you for your reply.

You assert “the Government has no plans for the swine flu vaccine to be mandatory.” It may surprise you then to learn that it already is mandatory for certain sections of the community.

Since July 2007, every state and territory in Australia has had policies implemented which require all medical staff and allied health students to be fully vaccinated. Students are required to be vaccinated before completing their practical work. Without these vaccines, ten different types including influenza, they are refused a placing in hospitals.

Compliance in these directives is mandatory and supposedly for the protection of patients, but half of those mandated vaccines contain live viruses which can be transmitted to people of contact for up to 90 days.

Panvax H1N1 vaccine also contains live virus portions (subunits). The subunits are produced by “disrupting” the live virus with detergent. It is more than possible that H1N1 vaccinations will inflame H1N1 infection rates among the non-vaccinated.

Panvax H1N1 vaccine was exempted by the government from requiring TGA registration before dispensing, mid September. Only about one week later however it was announced the TGA had approved it (Sept 18th). The time frame from the starting point of the first trials to the date of approval was approx just 7 weeks. That time frame is far from standard practise and very concerning.

If the government has no plans for mandatory vaccinations, why did they rush approval for Panvax H1N1 without due care in the form of the usual safeguards, and why have they (government) ordered 21 million doses of Panvax H1N1 from CSL?

In any event the government doesn’t actually have a say in whether or not vaccinations are ordered mandatory does it?

Pursuant to International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) of which Australia is a member has the authority to order forced vaccinations upon all 194 signatory countries to the WHO constitution, in the event of a declared pandemic. H1N1 was declared a pandemic in June.

Please pass this correspondence on to Ms Ellis as I would appreciate my concerns being addressed.

Yours Sincerely

**** ******

I eagerly await more news.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brown-nose bailout fund

Prime Joker for little Britain Gordon Brown-nose, speaking at a G20 summit in Scotland this week, said a fund for future bank bailouts should be set up, possibly paid for by a tax on banking transactions.

Brown-nose said that the cost from the failure of banks, should never again be borne by taxpayers. Is he taking the piss? What bank has ever incurred additional operating expenses without passing them directly on to its customers in the form of more fees and charges?

He also said of the banks; “This is a unique sector that, when it fails, imposes such a high cost to the wider economy and damage to society that government intervention becomes essential. So the taxpayer had no real choice but to step in to keep the system afloat.”

No real choice? Spoken like a true joker totally at the service of bankers. Here’s a choice, an idea, let the f*ckers fail and outlaw central banks/federal reserves. With the trillions of dollars tax payers have been robbed of for bailouts of criminal bankers, who claimed to have “failed” because they robbed the system of trillions that didn’t really exist, couldn’t those trillion dollar bailouts instead fund a new banking system? One that doesn’t have a central bank actually affixing immediate debt to every dollar printed, a banking system that operates ethically to maintain currency purchasing power?

Jokers, who claim we have no choice, speak a great lie. A lie so big and repeated so often, the sheeple believe it. Wealth is never lost, it merely gets transferred. In the wreckage of the “global financial crisis”, the rich have become richer and the poor, poorer.

Asked what he thought of Brown-nose’s bailout fund, Australia’s treasurer of the Jokery Wayne Swan, said he could not say if he supported the idea until his masters at the IMF indicated their views of a tax on global financial transactions.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pork Pandemic in Ukraine

I was reading this article at Infowars Ireland -

Panic in Ukraine, Authorities deny aircraft are spraying aerosols over cities, Martial Law expected
Authorities in Kiev, Ukraine, deny spraying of "aerosolized medication" by aircraft over city.

The office of Emergency Response in the district of Desniansko, Kiev, are tonight (30th Oct.) strongly refuting reports that light aircraft were spraying a substance over the city intended to counter a "swine flu pandemic" in Ukraine.

I decided to check out one of the sources listed – www.lenta.ru

As I don’t read Russian very well, I had google translate an updated article – The epidemic of panic, Nov 2nd 2009. The googlator produced a bizarre but very humorous read, here are some extracts, reprinted for comedy purposes only:

Although Health Minister Vasyl Knyazevich announced the arrival of "Swine" influenza H1N1, most of the dead were victims of the regular flu and its complications. For any influenza epidemic - is inevitable.

But in this case, the authorities have not explained this time the public and journalists gladly picked up the new "hot" topic. As a result, Ukrainian news feeds are similar to reports from the front: every morning you can see how many people were newly infected, how many - were hospitalized, how many - died.

At the same time information about what exactly people are sick, because of what they get in hospital and dying, were very vague. In the press sounded language such as "mystery pneumonia", "a new virus," "lightning death."

People naturally started to worry. Press felt it. And on Oct. 29, when it became known about the 30 dead, the media exploded.

It became known as the local authorities, and Kiev, occupied election campaign, almost no interest in the epidemic. Minister of Health, which ran for more information, frankly admitted that he did not know, what exactly are sick people.

In the media reported that doctors did not show the results of autopsies of deceased patients, that patients' burn out "almost immediately, that the exact number of cases and deaths is not known to anyone.

Local authorities in Lviv and Ternopil urged people not to go into the streets without a gauze bandages, and avoid the appearance in public places, and also closed schools and colleges.

Politicians, too, have not gone away. Some were advised to enter the western regions of the state of emergency, others - to declare it quarantined, and others - to throw to combat the virus army.

In popular memory have floated to the stage of American blockbusters: a certain area covered by the epidemic (captured by zombies), People are torn away from there, impassive GI were not released, but the president reluctantly orders the massive assault on the source of infection.

Residents of areas where the number of cases was highest, of course, all this talk like they could not. And then the Ministry of Health announced that the country's outbreak is not there some kind of "unknown" influenza, highly - H1N1, which is also called "pork"

Probably, the Office decided that the worst - is unknown. But the people for some reason did not give up, learning about what kind of flu has come to Ukraine. People are reasonably judged that recovery is sick - a handwork of cases. Pharmacies lined queue. From the shelves swept everything - not only antiviral drugs, but useless in the case of influenza antibiotics and paracetamol. Gauze bandages, too, sold out instantly.

Lovers of traditional medicine markets are raked with lemons, garlic and onion. This traditional lard, on the contrary, fell into disfavor: Mindful of the fact that influenza as something to do with the pigs, Ukrainians virtually abandoned the beloved product.

Until the government and the president started to understand that there is going something wrong. President Viktor Yushchenko has asked for help from foreign countries, but also ordered the Defense Ministry has prepared a mobile hospitals to assist patients.

Defense saluted, and at the same time abolished the autumn appeal. Those soldiers who have served, put on a garlic-onion diet.

Residents of the western regions of Ukraine has gradually embrace panic. People stopped to remove the mask, even in offices. In Ternopil rumors that all exits from the city are blocked off and it is almost impossible.

*This next paragraph is my favorite bit :)
Nerves began to take everyone. In Kiev spread the story of the first "victim" of influenza in the capital. Allegedly one man sneezed in a minibus. When asked where he decided to make a joke: "From Ternopil!" As a result, was hospitalized with a brain injury.

Politicians, meanwhile, continued to fuel the fire. Yushchenko has called the epidemic "threat to national security" and Tymoshenko declared the disease "extremely dangerous". Both, of course, added that there should be no panic, but how to keep calm when you have the windows raging "extremely dangerous threat to national security," president and prime minister did not tell.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Moscow Patriarchate also went on the warpath with the flu. In all the churches of the country was "prayer during the singing of the devastating epidemic and smertonosnyya infection. The outcome is not reported.

The epidemic is gradually being transformed into something ordinary. People reacted accordingly: the panic gradually began to give way to a simple caution, and the people of Ukraine have to chuckle over his recent fright.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Light from the gods in Aberfoyle Park High

Aberfoyle Park High School in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has made a $500,000.00 deal with the devil (literally), the Raytheon Corporation, the ABC reports Sat Oct 31, 2009.

The name Raytheon reportedly means “light of/from the gods” as in Lucifer the light bringer, the illuminated one, the Son. This death merchant (Raytheon) is the world’s largest manufacturer of guided missiles. Their missile product catalogue includes the infamous patriot missile, the tomahawk, TOW (anti armour), Maverick, Javelin, Sidewinder, Sea Sparrow and HARM (high speed anti-radiation missile) which killed 62 civilians in a Baghdad market in 2003. The HARM warhead is designed to explode into thousands of aluminium fragments.

The deal made by Aberfoyle Park High School will see Raytheon “co-develop” curriculum. It’s a sweet deal for Raytheon, indoctrinating Adelaide’s brightest young minds to the military industrial complex’s agenda, and all for a mere half a million dollars. The sum would be huge money to the school but to Raytheon, its less than the minimum one tomahawk missile sells for, depending on optional extras, the asking price for a single tomahawk is from $600,000.00 to $1million.

Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department of Education and Children Services (DECS) School for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide. DECS operates a program known as “Ignite”, in which final year primary school children are tested all over the state, the top ranking resulted students are invited to attend one of three schools where extra resources are at disposal and curriculum is accelerated.

More about Raytheon

When President George H. W. Bush travelled to Raytheon's Patriot manufacturing plant during the first Gulf War, he declared, the "Patriot is 41 for 42: 42 Scuds engaged, 41 intercepted!" After the Gulf War had concluded, the staff of the House Government Operations Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security reported,
"The Patriot missile system was not the spectacular success in the Persian Gulf War that the American public was led to believe. There is little evidence to prove that the Patriot hit more than a few Scud missiles launched by Iraq during the Gulf War, and there are some doubts about even these engagements. The public and the United States Congress were misled by definitive statements of success issued by administration and Raytheon representatives during and after the war."

Raytheon is also maker of "Bunker Buster" bombs which can disintegrate the most stubborn of targets, and they also produce “cluster bombs”. This loathsome munition scatters as many as several hundred "bomblets" over a wide area. They often fail to explode, creating virtual minefields that can kill or injure anyone who finds them later - often curious children. A treaty to eliminate cluster bomb use and stockpiles was adopted in Dublin and later ratified in Oslo by 94 signatories, 2008. It goes without saying that the USA did not sign and countries such as Australia were quite concerned at one time that the treaty would prevent them from fighting along side the US when using these weapons. Special clauses were lobbied for to accommodate those concerns.

The Raytheon company has been a key developer and supplier of technology and hardware in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), used extensively in Afghanistan by the US military. Armed UAVs, e.g. – the “reaper” and “predator” also known as “drones” currently fly about Pakistan happily exterminating innocent women and children in the name of the “war on terror”.

Australia’s most important contribution to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the Pine Gap facility, providing satellite intelligence information used in targeting for much of the bombing. Raytheon is the largest civilian employer at Pine Gap, being the sole contractor for the daily maintenance, much of the equipment used at Pine Gap is also made by Raytheon.

Raytheon is responsible for many military communications systems and had intimate participation with the ECHELON system, a worldwide signals intelligence collection and analysis network. ECHELON is operated by five signatory states to the UK-USA Security Agreement (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US).

A European Parliament report from 2001 concluded that ECHELON was capable of interception and content inspection of telephone calls, fax, e-mail and other data traffic globally through the interception of communication bearers including satellite transmission, public switched telephone networks (which carry most Internet traffic) and microwave links.

In 1999 the Australian Senate Joint Standing Committee on Treaties was told by Professor Desmond Ball that the Pine Gap facility was used as a ground station for a satellite-based interception network. The satellites are said to be large radio dishes between 20 and 100 meters in diameter in geostationary orbits.

Raytheon's View of Adelaide - Webdiary.com
Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Ron Fisher, in an address to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce 2005, reported:

We provide technical support for the Joint Facility at Pine Gap, and the Deep Space Communications Complex outside Canberra.

We have a Geospatial Imagery business that takes telemetry data directly from a constellation of orbiting satellites through a dish and terminal equipment here in Adelaide to provide imagery and other value added products much faster than through the satellite operators in Europe and the USA. These satellites also have a potential role in wide area surveillance of our maritime approaches.

One of Raytheon's more secretive subsidiaries is E-Systems, whose major clients have historically been the CIA and other spy agencies like the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. An unnamed Congressional aide told the Washington Post once that the company was ''virtually indistinguishable'' from the agencies it serves. ''Congress will ask for a briefing from E- Systems and the (CIA) program manager shows up,'' the aide is quoted as saying. ''Sometimes he gives the briefing. They're interchangeable.''

Aircraft support for drug-enforcement activities become a part of E-Systems' work after it bought up Air Asia, the CIA's aircraft repair and maintenance facility in Taiwan in 1975. Until E-Systems took it over, Air Asia provided support for Air America, the CIA's covert airline that ferried arms, heroin and opium in Indo-China during the Vietnam War, according to the British reporter Christopher Robbins, who wrote the authoritative account of the airline's history in 1979.

Raytheon was originally formed in 1922 under the name American Appliance Company, by Laurence K. Marshall, Vannevar Bush and scientist Charles G. Smith. The company's first product was a gaseous (helium) rectifier christened with the name Raytheon, which were used in radio-receiver power supplies.

In 1925 the company changed its name to Raytheon Manufacturing Company. During WW II they received a contract to build magnetron tubes for use in radar.

Vannevar Bush was famous for many things, he was a known eugenicists and a primary organizer of the Manhattan Project. As Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Bush coordinated the activities of some six thousand leading American scientists in the application of science to warfare. This is the man who almost single handedly gave us the Military Industrial Complex.

In June of 1940 he convinced Franklin Delano Roosevelt to give him funding and political support to create a new kind of collaborative relationship between military, industry, and academic researchers-without congressional, or nearly any other, oversight. Bush was also the main drive behind the “Lend-Lease Act”, the exchange of American technology and supplies with the Russians during the 1940s.

Bush was on the committee advising Truman to use the atomic bomb against Japan at the earliest opportunity. Vannevar at one time or another was also; President of the Carnegie Institute, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), Chairman of the Joint Research and Development Board (JRDB) of the Army and Navy, board director American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and Chairman of Merck Pharmaceutical Corporation.

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