Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems

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Mac Slavo: As the U.S.  government continues to expand surveillance and monitoring systems to the tune  of hundreds of billions of dollars within the borders of the United States, a  recent announcement regarding the country’s southern air defense systems is  raising eyebrows.


Our southern border is, in part, protected by the Tethered Aerostat Radar  System (TARS), which utilizes moored balloons hovering at about 15,000 feet to  identify low flying aircraft and missiles that may penetrate the border and  cross into U.S. airspace.

The system is utilized by the U.S. Air Force, North American Aerospace  Defense Command (NORAD),  and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for a  number of missions including detection of drug smuggling and preservation of the  air sovereignty of the continental United States.

According to Exelis Systems Corporation, the company that built and jointly  maintains TARS with the U.S. Air Force, the government has ordered a complete shutdown of Aerostat  flight operations:

The government also indicated its intent that aerostat flight operations will  cease on March 15, 2013, and that the remainder of the fiscal year will be used  to deflate aerostats, disposition equipment, and prepare sites for permanent  closure. We are currently reviewing all the details of the RfP and evaluating  the possible impacts on the program and our workforce. We continue to  communicate with the government on this matter, and we will have more  information in the coming days and weeks.

An Exelis employee close to the TARS project had this to say about the closure of the sites:

“Not only will this closure mean hundreds of people will be out of  jobs, but it also means our borders will not be safe, especially along the  remote U.S. Mexico Border like in Texas.

These defense radars detect low flying aircraft infiltrating our  borders.

Without these defense radars, low flying aircraft will go  undetected.

It will be open season for any drug/gun/slave smugglers, terrorists  flying in with nukes, low altitude missiles, or even a full scale low elevation  invasion/attack against America.”

With China actively and openly deploying Russian-made low  altitude strategic bombers, designing EMP weapons capable of disabling the country’s power grid infrastructure,  and establishing economic zones within the United States,  it’s difficult to imagine the motivation behind the move to further weaken U.S.  air defenses on the southern border.

If September 11, 2001 was any indication of our air defense capabilities, and considering  that any ground invasion of the United States would originate on our southern  border, then wouldn’t we want as many early warning systems as possible to be  actively protecting our country in these specific areas?

The U.S. government has chosen to shutdown this outward facing surveillance  system, and has instead turned the surveillance inward, on the American people.


8 thoughts on “Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems

  1. Is there any doubt that this asshole will do everything possible to take out country down? Good find Dragon, J.C.

  2. This is very frightening. I saw this a couple of days ago and just moved on. Things are changing fasssssst.

    People like “Socialism is not the Answer” has been warning us for years

  3. Great. I guess we can’t expect much of anything from our willy nilly congress either. I’d like to see a list of Obama’s actions over the first month of his 2nd term. And Putin will be calling in those promises.

  4. Must want some of his extremist muslim kin and buddies to sneak in.

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