Monday, June 13, 2016

Thousands Protest at U.S. Air Force Base in Germany Against Drones

From: 

BERLIN — Several thousand demonstrators formed a human chain along the perimeter of a U.S. Air Force Base in southwest Germany on Saturday in protest against drone operations by the United States. 

The demonstration was organized by the alliance "Stop Ramstein - No Drone War", which says the Ramstein base transmits information between operators in the United States and unmanned drone aircraft in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Syria.

Image: Peace activists protest in front of the entrance of the U.S. Air Force Base in Germany

Peace activists form a human chain during a protest in front of the entrance of the U.S. Air Force Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany, on June 11, 2016. OLIVER DIETZE / EPA
Police estimated 3-4,000 people had formed the chain close to the base, which serves as the headquarters for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Organizers spoke of 5-7,000 people. No comment was available on Saturday from officials at Ramstein. MORE

Sunday, June 12, 2016

FBI criminal investigation emails: Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations with her cellphone, report says

From:  Salon

WSJ: FBI is investigating Hillary's classified emails on State Dept. approval of CIA drone killings in Pakistan 




FBI criminal investigation emails: Clinton
                  approved CIA drone assassinations with her cellphone,
                  report says 
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her phone in October 18, 2011 (Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) 
 
The FBI has been conducting a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information for months.
 
An explosive new report reveals just what it is that the FBI is looking to: emails in which then-Secretary of State Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations in Pakistan with her cellphone.

From 2011 on, the State Department had a secret arrangement with the CIA, giving it a degree of say over whether or not a drone killing would take place. The U.S. drone program has killed hundreds of civilians in Pakistan and other countries.  MORE


 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Security holes are everywhere even in secure virtualization systems, says Green Hills Software CEO



COMMENTARY - It all happened because, Dan O'Dowd, who never served in the military, wanted to be richer than Bill Gates.  Green Hills was funded by a successful graduate of CalTech, in fact a guy who had hired Dan.  In retrospect Glenn must realize this was a real mistake. 

Dan was obsessed over being richer than Gates - and to do that he had to shed his partners.  First, he bought out Carl.  Then the hard part, getting rid of Glenn Hightower.  

Dan cut a deal with Craig, who had been essential to his actually selling any software.  

Craig would persuade the critical personnel to refuse to work for Glenn after he, Dan, exercised their sudden death partnership agreement.  Extra stock to these cooperative folks sweetened the deal.  Dan agreed to defraud Craig's wife out of her share of stock, a marital asset and kill her off. 

Just a cost of doing business, you know.   

The NeoCons were just coming into power and it was a heady world for Dan.  Between the co-conspirators they lied their way through the lawsuit Glenn hired and destroyed Craig's wife financially, nearly succeeded in killing off the couple's son, who had suffered a brain injury and therefore needed to be eliminated as far as Craig and Dan were concerned because keeping him alive would cost too much.  

But for reasons outlined elsewhere all of this lead to lots and lots of government contracts for Dan.   

Of course, Craig was a sexual deviant and wanted to rape the daughters he had adopted along with their son.  None of that bothered Dan, not a bit.  After all, he was getting richer every day selling software to blow up children overseas.  So what do a few more kids matter?  

This is an excellent example of what you can expect from those without conscience and a compelling argument for Dr. Robert Hare's proposal that the officers of corporations be tested for psychopathy.  Read Snakes in Suits.   

This explains why Dan does not approve of wikileaks or people having information he thinks unnecessary for them to know.  And don't ask him what he thinks about Edward Snowden.

And that is only the beginning of the story.  More Here - Editor

 
 By Joseph Normandin
 
Posted by John McHale
 
If the Wikileaks scandal shows anything it proves that no system is secure as people may think it is -- especially software virtualization systems, said Dan O'Dowd, chief executive officer of Green Hills Software during the company’s Software Elite Users Technology Summit. "Virtualization adds nothing to security," he added.

O'Dowd pointed out that virtualization systems have less code, "but that just means they are less bad, not more secure. Running bug-ridden operating systems in virtual machines does not solve the security issue unless the virtualization system itself is secure."

He then made a point that I think resonates well beyond virtualization systems. "The security claims of popular virtualization systems are just marketing fluff to exploit the desperate need of all computer users for security," O'Dowd says. These systems have only been evaluated to the National Security Agency's (NSA's) Common Criteria EAL4+.  MORE

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Matrix Continues to BuildOut Remotely Delivered Death

From:  Military AeroSpace - Unmanned Vehicles

COMMENT - Just show them the money.  

Unmanned design trends
The growing role of technology in the global war on terrorism
It's increasingly clear that technology has a huge role to play in countering radical Islamic terrorism like the attack in San Bernardino, Calif., last Dec. 2.
Full Article
L-3 to install critical components of Navy Atlantic underwater warfare training range
Undersea sensor specialist L-3 Communications MariPro in Goleta, Calif., will build and install the wet end and dry end of crucial components of an underwater warfare training range off the coast of Florida under terms of a $12.6 million contract modification announced late last month.
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Unmanned contracts
Insitu to provide 65 ScanEagle UAVs and ScanEagle training facility for Afghanistan
U.S. Navy unmanned vehicle experts are establishing an in-theater training facility in Afghanistan to help Afghan military forces lean to use Insitu ScanEagle small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under terms of a $70.9 million contract.
Full Article
Navy asks Hydroid to ramp-up production of MK 18 Kingfish unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV)
Unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) experts at Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass., are ramping-up production of the company's MK 18 Kingfish family of unmanned submersibles under terms of a $8.7 million contract.
Full Article
Unmanned business
France places order for third Reaper UAV system
France's Directorate-General of Armaments placed an order for its third MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle system from General Atomics. The French military has plans to procure four Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle systems for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions by 2019, with three vehicles allocated for each system.
Full Article
Russian unmanned underwater nuclear weapon raising the stakes in global balance of power
The technological means of delivering, deterring, and defending against nuclear weapons has been reasonably stable for more than half a century. Since the 1940s nuclear warheads have been based on bomber aircraft, long-range missiles, and specialized artillery. That stability, however, may be over as the concept of nuclear warfare enters a new unmanned underwater era.
Full Article

Monday, December 7, 2015

Obama to Increase Drone Wars

by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster 

Barack Obama's 'Step Program' for combating terrorism provides a transition to the automated war machine which takes the judgment of individual military out of the equation.

There are two reasons for this. The first is cost. The largest portion of the reduction is personnel costs. This leaves room to increase profits to the military-industrial complex which controls our government. The second reason is that machines have no conscience.
They follow orders and feel no empathy or compassion.  

We cannot allow this to happen.

The DOD has been opposing this move to automation for some time. Many within America's military understand anonymous killing by drones and other arms length technologies have, demonstrably, traumatized and murdered innocent civilians in every instance where they are used.

All people have rights, including the right to life. Our rights are inherent, vested in us by God, not by the Constitution or government.

America's behavior in this is nothing less than criminal. Those responsible, including the leadership of the last two administrations plus the Clintons and Sidney Blumenthal for their efforts to bring on the War in Iraq, should be arrested and tried for treason.

Knowing your mother, grandmother, child or other loved one can be blown to bits before your eyes has produced a natural hostility and distrust of our nation. Do you feel warm and fuzzy about Muslims right now? No. Is this fair? Again, no. But it is human and is dividing us and building distrust where once a global community was growing.

All of us are angry and traumatized by the killings in San Bernardino. I made multiple calls to a friend who lives there in the hours following the mass murder. Hearing her voice brought me to tears of relief.

President Obama is increasing the danger to American with the policy he mandates for war on terror. He is making it far more likely this kind of killing will increase.

The police who handled the crisis in San Bernardino acted just as they should have and deserve to be thanked, commended, and trusted. Seeing this warmed hearts and helped bring the community and those watching together.

However, we need to avoid generalizing their courageous individual and group response as reflecting on other law enforcement personnel and jurisdictions which continue to show they do not understand their obligations under the Constitution and routinely violate the rights of those they are paid to protect and defend.

Trust must be earned or it only makes us vulnerable.

A people who fear their government are not free. Today, Americans fear both terrorists and their government. This must change. We need a president who will end the corporate wars and make peace the mission.

Friday, November 13, 2015

NEWS RELEASE: Green Hills Software sponsors Autonomous Car Detroit

From:  Automotive World 

COMMENT:   It's always a shock to see a company whose success is founded on fraud, treason, murder, and other crimes present itself with a smiley face using the word, 'INTEGRITY' in all caps.  Perhaps they have to scream it to penetrate the guilt which must cling to their consciences like a stench of death.

Will they be casting their votes for Hillary, given their close relationship to her and BushCo?  If she gets votes that will be all.  The 'management' at GHS hold on to every nickel.  They ever made their patriotic ploys pay.

And you have to wonder what the auto industry, now that it is decamping from Big Oil, would think of the revelations which must come. 

Amazing. 

Green Hills Software has been confirmed as a co-sponsor of Autonomous Car Detroit, which will take place in Dearborn, Michigan on 16 March 2016. The conference will bring together the stakeholders responsible for the evolution of the connected car

About Green Hills Software
Millions of vehicles contain software developed with Green Hills Software’s Platforms for Automotive, which span all automotive electronic subsystems. Built on the safety- and security-certified INTEGRITY RTOS, key platform features include hard real-time I/O, fast boot, safety and security-critical functions, non-intrusive Android and Linux guestOS execution, and accelerated 3D graphics. Products in Green Hills Platforms for Automotive have achieved the highest levels of safety certifications, including ISO 26262 (ASIL D), IEC 61508 (SIL 4) and EN50128 (SWSIL).

For more details please see http://www.ghs.com/
To register for Autonomous Car Detroit, please go to http://autonomouscardetroit.com/register/
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Drone Papers: Leaked Military Documents Expose US 'Assassination Complex'

From:  Common Dreams 

COMMENT - The phony wars, started with enormous enthusiasm by the Bush Administration and DOD Contractors and those who also provided technology for those Contractors, or, doing a double team move, were both (Does this formula for prosperity gained by participating in a war run for the profit of Bush's friends sound familiar to anyone?)  continued on past the BushCo and now is reaching the end of the ObamaWars, with a reprise of the action in Iraq. 

Do those who profited ever feel any guilt for the number of children and innocent adults killed?  Or do they go to bed at night thinking, "Thanks to the deaths of 782 children under three years of age my two adorable little children will have every advantage under the son.  So it was a good idea!" 

Pause to consider.  More people every day are demanding Bush be charged with treason along with his co-schemers.  Will retribution forget those who enabled?  I think not.   - Ed.

Based on cache of secret slides leaked by national security whistleblower, stunning exposé by The Intercept reveals inner workings—and failures—of the U.S. military's clandestine efforts in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia

The
                Intercept has obtained a cache of secret slides that
                provides a window into the inner workings of the U.S.
                military’s kill/capture operations at a key time in the
                evolution of the drone wars — between 2011 and 2013.
                (Image: The Intercept)
The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret slides that provides a window into the inner workings of the U.S. military’s kill/capture operations at a key time in the evolution of the drone wars — between 2011 and 2013. (Image: The Intercept)

A stunning new exposé by The Intercept, which includes the publication of classified documents leaked by an intelligence source, provides an unprecedented look at the U.S. military's secretive global assassination program.

The series of articles, titled The Drone Papers, follows months of investigation and uses rare primary source documents and slides to reveal to the public, for the first time, the flaws and consequences of the U.S. military's 14-year aerial campaign being conducted in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan—one that has consistently used faulty information, killed an untold number of civilians, and stymied intelligence-gathering through its "kill/capture" program that too often relies on killing rather than capturing.

 "The series is intended to serve as a long-overdue public examination of the methods and outcomes of America's assassination program," writes the investigation's lead reporter, Jeremy Scahill. "This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been shrouded in excessive secrecy. The public has a right to see these documents not only to engage in an informed debate about the future of U.S. wars, both overt and covert, but also to understand the circumstances under which the U.S. government arrogates to itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal."   MORE