Washington, D.C. gets Air Defense System that Obama Shut Down on U.S. Border - Military Leaders Oppose Cuts
by David Bellow on February 12, 2013 at 9:10 AM
Call your Congressman and Senators and ask them to prevent Obama from closing the Air Defense System protecting our Borders.
Obama has taken down a vital air defense system (TARS) from along the southern border of America, only to turn around and put the same Aerostat type of air defense system up around Washington, D.C. Obama seems to be lowering protection on America’s borders while heightening protection of his fortress in Washington, D.C.
About a month ago I wrote an article that revealed Obama was Closing a vital Air Defense System on the Southern Border of the United States. The closing of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) will leave America vulnerable to low flying aircraft with terrorists, weapons, human slave trafficking, even low flying missiles. This article drew a lot of attention and outrage, and someone has even started a We The People White House Petition asking Obama not to shut down TARS on the border.
These Aerostats on the southern border were used and controlled by the Air Force. Obama's budget cuts are forcing them to be shut down March 15th, 2013. The Air Force tried to get Homeland Security to take over TARS because the Air Force did not want them to be shut down because of the vital role they play on the border. Those talks with the Department of Homeland Security do not seem to have gone anywhere.
After I wrote the article, some liberals have tried to defend Obama shutting down TARS by saying that this Air Defense System was not that important, or only used for drugs, or not cost effective. Well then, if these Aerostats are not important, then why is Obama JUST NOW launching them up around Washington, D.C.?
That is right. Obama removed this Air Defense System from along our vulnerable and dangerous southern border only to have the Army put the same type of Air Defense System up around Washington, D.C. These Army Aerostats going up around D.C. are not the exact same ones as the Air Force had along the border, but they are very similar and do the same job detecting low flying aircraft or even missiles.
Eaelier this month, Jim Wolf of News Daily wrote an article titled “Blimps to bolster Washington's air shield in test.” The article revealed the deployment of these Air Defense Aerostats around Washington, D.C.
The article goes into depth explaining how these aerostats will be very cost effective compared to the alternatives and will give the military more time to react because the aerostats detect incoming threats better than ground radars. They will be used to protect Washington from attacks/infiltrations from planes or missiles.
The interesting thing is that these reasons why Obama is launching the aerostats around D.C. are all the reasons why I said these aerostats are needed to stay on the southern border of the United States. Obama’s cronies tried to debunk all these reasons why the aerostats are needed on the southern border, but now that Obama is launching these aerostats around D.C., the Obama cronies are using my very same reasons to defend the launching of the Aerostats around D.C.
One thing is clear, President Obama is weakening the defenses of America.
He has already drawn down the National Guard troops on the border, and now he is removing a vital air defense system that will allow America to be attacked by low flying aircraft or missiles undetected from Florida to California. Also, don’t forget that once the drug cartels and terrorists know about the closing of TARS on the southern border, they will be coming over the border in small planes with weapons, human sex slaves, drugs, and anything else that they want to bring into America without having to go through a border checkpoint.
In other news, military leaders are warning the Department of Defense that Obama’s military budget cuts would create “hollow force” like in the 1970’s. These military leaders are claiming that Army brigades won’t be ready to fight. Navy aircraft carriers won’t be deployed. The Air Force won’t be able to operate radar surveillance 24 hours a day. We are sending fighter jets to Egypt, but it was recently revealed that America is no longer even giving hot meals to many soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. Obama is destroying America, crippling the military, and leaving our borders vulnerable to attack.
Below are some excerpts from Jim Wolf’s Article:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 (Reuters) — A pair of big, blimp-like craft, moored to the ground and flying as high as 10,000 feet, are to be added to a high-tech shield designed to protect the Washington D.C. area from air attack, at least for a while.
The bulbous, helium-filled "aerostats" - each more than three quarters the length of a football field at 243 feet - are to be stitched into existing defenses as part of an exercise of new technology ordered by the Defense Department.
The coming addition to the umbrella over Washington is known as Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, or JLENS. Raytheon Co is the prime contractor.
NORAD, a binational command, is responsible for defending air space over the United States and Canada, including the Washington area with its many pieces of important infrastructure.
Operating as high as 10,000 feet for up to 30 days at a time, JLENS is meant to give the military more time to detect and react to threats, including cruise missiles and manned and unmanned aircraft, compared with ground-based radar.
The system is also designed to defend against tactical ballistic missiles, large caliber rockets and moving vehicles that could be used for attacks, including boats, cars and trucks.
A success in the U.S. capital area could give a boost to the JLENS program, which has been scaled back sharply along with the Pentagon's other 15 or so lighter-than-air vehicle efforts.
Blimp-like craft offer several advantages compared with fixed-wing aircraft, including lower cost, larger payload capacity and extended time aloft. However, their funding is to fall sharply as Pentagon spending shrinks to help pare trillion-dollar-a-year U.S. deficits.
Peter Huessy, a consultant on nuclear deterrence and missile defense, said the system would compliment current U.S. missile-defense capabilities.