World Beyond War is calling for demonstrations on Armistice Day. Can you joins us on Armistice Day, Wednesday, November 11, at noon for a demonstration at Aberdeen Proving Ground, 2 Halls Cross Roads, Aberdeen, MD 21005.? Carpooling is available.
This is where the two “missile defense” blimps were located. As you know one of them got loose and traveled 150 miles into Pennsylvania, miraculously no one was killed. This surveillance system built by Raytheon at a cost of $2.7 billion was to look out for a cruise missile attack. This boondoggle is just one of many orchestrated by the Pentagon and a great example of wasteful military spending. Money needed for social services is wasted on a pet project. To the credit of the Army, it wanted to kill the project. However, member of Congress kept it alive.
We will meet at a private home at 9:30 AM to make signs, before leaving at 11 AM to go to the Proving Ground. Please RSVP if you can join us—410-366-1637 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net.. This program brings together all of the issues as to why we must protest this clear example of waste, fraud and abuse.
Shut down that silly blimp
A giant balloon to spot incoming missiles? Such silliness deserves a shutdown.
It is one of those situations where you are not sure to laugh or cry ("Blimp escape answers sought," Oct. 30). Who came up with such a cockamamie scheme as the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System which uses balloons to "protect" us from cruise missile attacks? The Pentagon uses cruise missiles to attack other countries, so obviously these balloons are stationed in the wrong place.
How was the Army allowed to spend $2.7 billion on such an irrational system? We need $2.7 billion in Baltimore for various social services projects and you can be sure this would be money better spent. But according to The Sun, "Army leaders tried to kill the program in 2010, but it has lumbered on with the help of a lobbying campaign in Congress."
So it was certain members of Congress who are to blame. Cut programs for the poor but continue a military project which is an ineffective boondoggle. Shut it down now and transfer the funds to the mayor's office so that we can re-open recreation centers.
Max Obuszewski, Baltimore
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