Monday, July 7, 2014

Memo Justifying al Awlaki Assassination Does End-Run Around the US Constitution

From:  Activist Post


COMMENT - What does being an American mean to people who profit from tyranny?  Hope your 4th of July was lots of fun, Green Hills Team.

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

In response to a Freedom of Information Request filed by the ACLU, the Department of Justice this week released the memo providing legal analysis in support of justification for the 2011 assassination of Anwar al Awlaki, a US national living in Yemen.

Al Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico, was a Muslim cleric considered to be in a leadership position in Al Qaeda. He was killed in a targeted drone strike in Yemen, after Obama placed him on the targeted assassination list in 2010. The fact that President Obama had taken the unprecedented step of ordering the assassination of a US citizen was repeatedly highlighted in the press. The ACLU went to court to attempt to inhibit the assassination, albeit unsuccessfully.

The DOJ memo, authored by David Barron, is a compelling study in government double speak. Large chunks of the memo were redacted before its release, with approximately ¼ removed from public purview.

What was made available to the public delves into the legal inhibitions which might come into play with a targeted government murder of a US citizen. Title 18 Section 1119 of the US Code is referenced repeatedly, and the prohibitions against murder contained in this section resolved essentially due to the invocation of “public authority.” MORE

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

US, fess up to drone killings!

From:  RBN

COMMENT - A picture is worth a thousands words

By RMN





 The White House administration continues to deny its drone program is a violation of human rights that kills innocent civilians. We’ve seen evidence from countries affected directly, outrage from the international community, and now protests from American organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. What’s it going to take to get it through the US’ thick skull that its drone program is a blight upon the planet? The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spy Drone lobbyists and a WSJ propaganda piece

From:  Battery Park 


COMMENT - Actually, if private people, AND corporations, were allowed to have drones, for which they would have to be entirely accountable, this would result in limitations on their the use of drones.  Of course, the personal drones are smaller, used mostly for photography so, perhaps the personal liability would become an addition on their homeowners insurance.   Corporations, for instance BP, Exxon, and other Big Oil concerns, self insure, instead doubling down on legal evasions of accountability. 
If only our justice system worked to enforce accountability for everyone equally! 
Visit Koch Truths for insights on the lack of limits for corporate greed.  
It is the pesky pretense government is sovereign, instead of sovereignty being entirely held by the people, for whom government is just a tool, which causes the misapprehension proven to be so useful to the folks of Greedville

Dan, GHS President and Founder, and Craig, formerly Senior Vice President and the guy who made Dan's take over of the company from Glenn Hightower possible,  are smaller level corporates, subcontractors for the Big Guys. ON HOW THIS HAPPENED
An org chart making these complexities clear will appear in the new edition of GREED - The NeoConning of America.
 Craig is now working diligently to make it to the next level, himself, at FireFly CPU.   For some strange reason Craig started using his born name, Allen C(raig) Franklin around the time he started FireFly.  You can see this on the WYSK website, which records for public viewing such details as where the company is incorporated.  FireFly filed its incorporation as a Delaware Limited Liability Company | Wysk # BHX7FLH.  They have six officers, who you can find HERE.

Now, what would we find out about Dan O'Dowd and Craig Franklin if we could position drones to report their most intimate and emotionally vulnerable moments with a well-placed drone which could, possibly, be using software they, themselves, produced? 
Dan works very hard to keep his face off the web.  You can check this by Googling him with Images.  He does not even have his name on the Green Hills Software, Inc., website, instead presenting these four guys.  TEAM
Dan's life long ambition is to have more money than Bill Gates.  Craig's ambitions are very different.  You can find out about those HERE.  
 
ARTICLE

By Steven E. Greer, MD
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is truly an evil organization for many reasons. For example, they have a large feature section today touting drones as safe friendly ways to take family vacation photos.

Are you kidding me? 

The article states, “Flying a drone isn’t just exhilarating; it also fundamentally changed how I think about photography. It is hard to get excited about vintage filters on Instagram after shooting a drone selfie (call it a “dronie”) or panning hillside Napa vineyards at sunrise...”

Then, buried within the much larger article, one cover-your-ass statement goes, “I, too, am concerned about cameras fluttering outside my bedroom window. But we shouldn’t dismiss a technology that has the potential to empower us—safely—to record footage once available only to big-budget Hollywood productions and news choppers. Drones have even been used to record protests in Ukraine, Turkey and other areas. In reality, these consumer drones tend to make terrible spy machines, because most have cameras with wide-angle lenses and their propellers sound like swarm of angry bees. Still, people will think you’re a jerk if you fly one too close.“.  MORE

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Italy Tailors Rules To Allow UAVs, Military Aircraft in Civil Airspace


COMMENT -  There are sooo many reasons for Dan to want an office in Italy.  Amy is in Santa Barbara. Oh, yes.  And, of course they want drones in Italy, too.
















By TOM KINGTON 

Rules of the Road: Italy has established guidelines to allow UAVs, such as its Predator, and military aircraft to share civilian airspace.
Rules of the Road: Italy has established guidelines to allow UAVs, such as its Predator, and military aircraft to share civilian airspace. (Italian Air Force)
ROME — Italy is crafting regulations to manage the use of civilian airspace by military UAVs and aircraft.

While many UAV users are content to focus on how to fly their drones in war zones, where flight regulations are lax or nonexistent, the Italian Air Force has teamed with local civil aviation authorities over the past decade to work out UAV regulations for peacetime.

As well as flying its unarmed Predator or Reaper UAVs in Iraq, the Balkans, Afghanistan and Libya, a 2004 law has allowed Italy to send UAVs to patrol airspace over special events, including a 2007 visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the 2009 G-8 gathering.  MORE
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Iran claims to have copied U.S. stealth drone; what's the threat from this captured technology?


COMMENT - And will Dan O'Dowd be opening up a branch office for Green Hills in Iran?  If they can pay, and they can, the answer is probably YES!!!!!!!  Time will tell.....

Drone strikes in Pak-Afghan border area, casualties feared


 

 May 14, 2014 - Updated 103 PKT
From Web Edition
 
KHYBER AGENCY: A drone fired missiles in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area of Nazyan on Wednesday, Geo News reported.

According to the political administration of the area, an unmanned aircraft fired three missiles in the border area of Nazyan today which is reported to be a safe haven of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Islam.

The administration further told that casualties are expected in the attack. However, further details about the strikes are yet to be ascertained.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Green Hills Software—Technology Showcase @ AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014—A Jelly Bean Demo (Event)


COMMENT - 

Satnews Daily
May 12th, 2014

NEWS RELEASE 

[SatNews] Green Hills Software, an independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), will demonstrate its latest embedded software solutions focused on software security, safety and availability for the autonomous control and payload community at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference, May 12 – 15, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

In booth #915, Green Hills Software will demonstrate a Linux-based (Android Jelly Bean) platform simultaneously running unmanned vehicle mission applications alongside native INTEGRITY® applications. This demo is the world's first ARM Virtualization Extension (VE)-enabled hypervisor, INTEGRITY Multivisor™, running on a Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) OMAP™ 5 processor with two ARM® Cortex®-A15 cores. The unique SMP-enabled INTEGRITY Multivisor architecture provides hard real-time capabilities with fast boot performance that enable embedded resilience for mission functions such as video surveillance, while securely separating open mission application environments—providing mission-critical resiliency and availability and a rich application environment for unmanned vehicle missions.

The Green Hills Software infosite is accessible via http://www.ghs.com/index_main.html