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Magda Hassan
01-04-2011, 01:57 AM
Ex-Bush, Reagan official’s body found dumped in landfill


By The Associated Press (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/author/raw117/)
Monday, January 3rd, 2011 -- 6:05 pm (http://www.reddit.com/submit)[/URL]







Death ruled a homicide
The body of a military expert who served in three Republican administrations was found dumped in a landfill over the holiday weekend, and investigators said Monday they do not know who might have killed him.
John Wheeler III, 66, was last seen Dec. 28 on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington. His body was found three days later, on New Year's Eve, as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Wheeler, who served in Vietnam, helped lead efforts to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington.
The former Army officer lived in New Castle and worked as a consultant for The Mitre Corporation, a nonprofit based in Bedford, Mass., and McLean, Va., that operates federally funded research and development centers.

Police have determined that all the stops made Friday by the garbage truck before it arrived at the landfill involved large commercial disposal bins in Newark, several miles from Wheeler's home.
"He was just not the sort of person who would wind up in a landfill," said Bayard Marin, an attorney who was representing Wheeler in a dispute over a couple's plans to build a new home in the historic district of Old New Castle where the victim lived.
Wheeler, the son of a decorated Army officer, was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He retired from the military in 1971.
Wheeler served as a special assistant to the secretary of the Air Force under President George W. Bush, and in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He also was the first chief executive of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
As the first chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Wheeler led the multimillion-dollar fundraising effort to create the memorial on Washington's National Mall.
Fund founder and president Jan Scruggs said Wheeler dedicated himself to ensuring that service members were given the respect they deserve.
"I know how passionate he was about honoring all who serve their nation, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice," Scruggs said in a statement released Monday.
In a forward for the book, "Reflections On The Wall: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial," Wheeler wrote that the beauty of the wall photos in the book comes from the black granite's reflective quality.
"Before construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, those of us working on the project knew the wall would be shiny and reflective," he wrote. "But no one anticipated the sharp, true, and expansive mirror quality of the wall. The high polish of the black granite surface reflects blue sky, green trees, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Dome, the Lincoln Memorial, and the expressive faces of visitors who approach the Wall."
Wheeler's military career included serving in the office of the secretary of defense and writing a manual on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons, which recommended that the United States not use biological weapons.
"He was a very humble kind of guy, actually," Marin said. "He was never the kind of person who would talk about all the wonderful things he did in his life."
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Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 01:59 AM
John P Wheeler III: Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Consultant to Mitre Corporation Found Dumped in Landfill (http://cryptogon.com/?p=19640)

January 3rd, 2011 What was he doing at Mitre?
A four page bio on John P Wheeler III is currently available at Second Line of Defense (http://www.sldinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/John-Wheeler-Bio.pdf):
October 2009
BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN WHEELER
John Wheeler is a defense consultant. He served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment. His mission was to carry out tasks and monitor programs in support of goals as directed, and support the Air Force Secretariat with data gathering, team organization, liaison, analysis and/or options for action. Principal tasks included standing up Cyberspace Forces and placing Precision Strike technology and Real Time Streaming Video targeting links into the hands of groundfighters in combat.
Mr. Wheeler graduated from West Point in 1966, serving as a staff officer in Vietnam, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Joint Staff before leaving active service in 1971. While on active duty, he authored the first Biological and Chemical Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual and the analysis supporting the President’s decision that the U.S. will not use biologicals. He was also on the Red Integrated Strategic Operational Plan Team to test the Single Integrated Operational Plan. His career combines federal service and starting up, growing and turning around companies and charities. He was Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on the team that worked major insider trader investigations, and consultant to the acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics regarding tankers and other issues.
For President Reagan, he created the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, linking successful veterans with veterans needing jobs. For President G.H.W. Bush, he created the Earth Conservation Corps for at-risk youth.
He was Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Wall, and first Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which led the 40 percent reduction in drunk driving casualties as of 2005.
He has also served as Special Counsel to the Chairman and CEO for the turnaround of Macy’s, and he helped launch charities including the Jed Foundation to prevent college suicides, Support Our Aging Religious, and the Deafness Research Foundation’s National Campaign for Hearing Health to end deafness with cochlear implants for children.
PERTINENT WEB CLICKS
For computer-based readers, these clicks illustrate the main work undertaken by Mr. Wheeler since 2005 :
1. Precision Strike and Video Links for Groundfighters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiB3vrhPDNs
2. Establishing Cyber Warfighting Capability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t849CYRd2Ak
3. Joint Warfighting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lxJSZQ93gI&feature=related
EDUCATION
1966 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
1969 Master of Business Administration degree, with distinction, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass.
1975 Juris Doctor, Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1966 – 1967, fire control platoon leader, nuclear Nike Hercules site, Franklin Lakes, N.J.
2. 1967 – 1969, graduate student, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (summer 1968, systems analyst (Strategic Programs), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.)
3. 1969 – 1970, member of the General Staff, Headquarters U.S. Army Vietnam, Long Binh, Vietnam
4. 1970 – 1971, staff officer, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. 1971 – 1972, senior planner, Amtrak, Washington, D.C.
6. 1972 – 1975, law student, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
7. 1975 – 1976, law clerk, George E. MacKinnon, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
8. 1976 – 1978, Associate, Shea and Gardner Law Firm, Washington, D.C.
9. 1978 – 1986, Assistant General Counsel, Special Counsel to Chairman, and Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. (1980 – 1981, on loan per President Reagan to create Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program)
10. 1986 – 1988, self-employed specialist in startups and turnarounds of companies, charities
11. 1988 – 1989, President G.H.W. Bush Transition Team to create Earth Conservation Corps, Washington, D.C.
12. 1989 – 1997, self-employed specialist in startups and turnarounds of companies, charities
13. 1997 – 2001, President and CEO, Deafness Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.
14. 2001 – 2005, self-employed specialist in startups and turnarounds of companies, charities (2004 – 2005, consultant to acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C.)
15. 2005 – 2008, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. 2008-2009 Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Energy.
17. 2009. Consultant to Mitre Corporation.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award with Bronze Device
Joint Service Commendation Medal
U.S. Representative, Pew Foundation, British American Project
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Law Journal Officer and Note Editor, Yale Law School
Languages: Fluent Spanish
1979 – 1989, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
1983 – 1987, Chairman and CEO, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
1993 – present, created, then CEO Vietnam Children’s Fund
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
District of Columbia Bar; Council on Foreign Relations
PUBLICATIONS
Conceived, and contributor to, The Wounded Generation: America After Vietnam, Prentice-Hall, 1981
Touched With Fire: The Future of the Vietnam Generation, Franklin Watts, 1984, and Avon paperback, 1985
A variety of opinion articles, broadcast and cable commentary.
Citation for Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award, 2008:
CITATION
Mr. John P. Wheeler distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, from 3 November 2005 to 20 June 2008. During this period, Mr. Wheeler’s unwavering integrity, devotion to duty and steadfast leadership led to a number of successful initiatives across the Air Force.
Grasping the growing vulnerability of our weapon systems to Cyber intrusions, he worked tirelessly to drive the activation of Air Force Cyber Command. His visionary efforts were instrumental in the creation of the Cyber Research Center at the Air Force Institute of Technology; the first two graduates of the United States Air Force Academy to enter the Air Force Institute of Technology Cyber Master’s Program; the stand-up of the Air Force Cyber School; and an increased emphasis on Air Force recruitment efforts for officers and enlisted for Cyber careers.
His seasoned experience and knowledge proved invaluable as he helped formulate advice on initiatives such as Joint Basing, Recapitalization, ROVER precision strike data for Army and Marine troops, Acquisition, and a myriad of legislative initiatives facing the Air Force.
His day-to-day interactions with the Office of the Secretary of Defense enhanced relations and ensured streamlined timely responses. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Mr. Wheeler in the dedication of service to his Country reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
END OF CITATION
Via: Delaware Online (http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110102/NEWS/110102007/Man-whose-body-was-found-in-landfill-was-decorated-veteran):
Newark police have identified the body discovered on New Year’s Eve at the Cherry Island Landfill as 66-year-old John P. Wheeler of New Castle.
Wheeler, who lived part time in Old New Castle, worked as a defense consultant and had a long and decorated military career that involved working in the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations.
Wheeler also served as chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the wall in Washington, D.C.
His death has been ruled a homicide.
Newark police have had a crime scene unit at Wheeler’s home at 108 West Third St. in Old New Castle all day today, with crime-scene tape roping off the prominent three-story brick home with black shutters.
Friends and neighbors were shocked to learn Wheeler had been murdered.
“This is just not the kind of guy who gets murdered,” said Bayard Marin, a Wilmington attorney who represented Wheeler. “This is not the kind of guy you find in a landfill.”
Wheeler worked in Washington, D.C. and investigators have determined he was on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington on Tuesday, said Newark police Lt. Mark Farrall.
“The last place they can put him is getting off the Amtrak train in Wilmington,” Farrall said.


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See also http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/exbush-officials-body-dumped-landfill/

Magda Hassan
01-04-2011, 02:07 AM
MITRE Corporation

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The MITRE Corporation (http://www.mitre.org/), in partnership with government clients, is a not-for-profit corporation "working in the public interest. It addresses issues of critical national importance, combining systems engineering and information technology to develop innovative solutions that make a difference."[1] (http://www.mitre.org/)
Contents




1 History (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=MITRE_Corporation#History)
2 Work (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=MITRE_Corporation#Work)
3 Board of Trustees[4] (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=MITRE_Corporation#Board_of_Trustee s.5B4.5D)
4 Contact (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=MITRE_Corporation#Contact)


History (http://www.mitre.org/about/history.shtml)

"In January 1959, 485 employees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (http://web.mit.edu/)'s MIT Lincoln Laboratory (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=MIT_Lincoln_Laboratory)[2] (http://www.ll.mit.edu/LINEAR/) transferred to a special not-for-profit corporation called MITRE. The corporation's origins, however, date back to the early 1950s as Division 6 at Lincoln Laboratory, which was headed by former President and Honorary Board of Trustee member Robert R. Everett. It was here that a revolution in technology occurred with the development of the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) for the United States Air Force. SAGE, a continental air defense system, became the first electronic command and control system. Its function was to monitor United States airspace along its borders. MITRE was created as a result of a request by the Air Force for a company to handle SAGE integration.
"The name MITRE was chosen by one of the original incorporators for its neutrality and positive feel. Some have suggested the choice was based on one meaning of mitre, 'the fitting together of surfaces.' Others have suggested that the first three letters also helped to honor MIT and the original MITRE staff. Perhaps both factors came into play.
"C.W. (Hap) Halligan, from Bell Laboratories (http://www.bell-labs.com/), was elected the corporation's first president, while H. Rowan Gaither (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=H._Rowan_Gaither&action=edit&redlink=1) was named the first chairman of the Board of Trustees. In the beginning, MITRE occupied a series of buildings, including the Ring Building in Arlington, Massachusetts, before settling in Bedford in 1959."
"Less than a year after its founding, the need to locate near the Pentagon dictated the establishment of a liaison office in Virginia. MITRE expanded again in 1963 after the FAA gave the company system engineering responsibility for the projected National Airspace System (http://www1.faa.gov/education/resource/National%20Airspace%20System%20%28NAS%29.htm) (NAS). Approximately 20 employees transferred to 108 North Fairfax Street in Alexandria, Virginia. One week later, the Defense Communications Agency announced that it would be assisted by MITRE on the National Military Command System resulting in the transfer of more than 20 additional employees to Virginia. Former President Dr. Charles A. Zraket, then technical director of the Virginia operations, organized the new operation. Today it occupies complexes in McLean and Reston, Virginia."
"MITRE's first site opened in September 1958 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, in support of SAGE Bomarc tests. MITRE's first foreign office was located in Wiesbaden, Germany, and opened on March 8, 1962. Now, more than 40 years later, MITRE's fingerprints can be found on command and control systems all over the world."
According to the Mitretek Systems (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Mitretek_Systems)'s history (http://www.mitretek.org/home.nsf/AboutUs/History), Mitretek links its origin to The MITRE Corporation. MITRE was itself spun off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory which began in the 1950s as the Lincoln Project (http://www.ll.mit.edu/news/journal/12_2.html) at MIT. The Lincoln Laboratory was created to develop ground radar air defense systems for the United States. The MITRE Corporation was established as the "system engineer and overseer for the development of this highly complex system."
Also see Private Government Corporation (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Private_Government_Corporation).

Work

"MITRE's work is focused within three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/ffrdc/start.htm) (FFRDCs). One FFRDC performs systems engineering and integration work for Department of Defense C3I. A second performs systems research and development work for the Federal Aviation Administration (http://faa.gov/) (FAA) and other civil aviation authorities. The third FFRDC provides strategic, technical and program management advice" to the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Department of the Treasury.[3] (http://www.mitre.org/)

Board of Trustees[4] (http://www.mitre.org/about/trustees.html)



Dr. James Rodney Schlesinger (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=James_Rodney_Schlesinger)[5] (http://www.mitre.org/about/bot/schlesinger.html), Chairman
Admiral James B. Busey IV (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=James_B._Busey_IV&action=edit&redlink=1)
Victor A. DeMarines (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Victor_A._DeMarines&action=edit&redlink=1)
Martin C. Faga (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Martin_C._Faga)
General Ronald Fogleman (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ronald_Fogleman)[6] (http://www.mitre.org/news/trustee_bios/fogleman.htm)
Dr. John J. Hamre (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=John_J._Hamre)[7] (http://www.mitre.org/about/bot/hamre.html)
Dr. William Happer, Jr. (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=William_Happer,_Jr.&action=edit&redlink=1)
Dr. George H. Heilmeier (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=George_H._Heilmeier)
Admiral David E. Jeremiah (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=David_E._Jeremiah)[8] (http://www.mitre.org/about/bot/jeremiah.html)
Elizabeth J. Keefer (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Elizabeth_J._Keefer&action=edit&redlink=1)
Richard J. Kerr (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Richard_J._Kerr&action=edit&redlink=1)
William B. Mitchell (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=William_B._Mitchell&action=edit&redlink=1)
Charles S. Robb (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Charles_S._Robb)[9] (http://www.mitre.org/about/bot/robb.html)

Honorary Members


Robert R. Everett (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Robert_R._Everett)
General Robert T. Marsh (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Robert_T._Marsh&action=edit&redlink=1)
Dr. Jack Ruina (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Jack_Ruina&action=edit&redlink=1)


Contact

URL: http://www.mitre.org/

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=MITRE_Corporation

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 02:21 AM
http://www.sldinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/John-Wheeler-Bio.pdf


There is interesting info here I can't seem to copy out. Note his recent activities in air force fighter enhancements, as well as cyberwarfare,, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Magda Hassan
01-04-2011, 03:17 AM
Possibly connected... theft of F-35 specifications (http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/04/22/grand-theft-fighter-jet-china.aspx)

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 03:57 AM
See also:

http://bcjournal.org/2010/challenging-us-command-of-the-commons/

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/11/02/national-security-alert-f-35-stealth-fighter-spy-cover-up/

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 04:44 AM
Text from the PDF, found elsewhere:


A four page bio on John P Wheeler III is currently available at Second Line of Defense (http://www.sldinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/John-Wheeler-Bio.pdf):

October 2009
BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN WHEELER

John Wheeler is a defense consultant. He served as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment. His mission was to carry out tasks and monitor programs in support of goals as directed, and support the Air Force Secretariat with data gathering, team organization, liaison, analysis and/or options for action. Principal tasks included standing up Cyberspace Forces and placing Precision Strike technology and Real Time Streaming Video targeting links into the hands of groundfighters in combat.

Mr. Wheeler graduated from West Point in 1966, serving as a staff officer in Vietnam, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Joint Staff before leaving active service in 1971. While on active duty, he authored the first Biological and Chemical Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual and the analysis supporting the President’s decision that the U.S. will not use biologicals. He was also on the Red Integrated Strategic Operational Plan Team to test the Single Integrated Operational Plan. His career combines federal service and starting up, growing and turning around companies and charities. He was Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on the team that worked major insider trader investigations, and consultant to the acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics regarding tankers and other issues.

For President Reagan, he created the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, linking successful veterans with veterans needing jobs. For President G.H.W. Bush, he created the Earth Conservation Corps for at-risk youth.

He was Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Wall, and first Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which led the 40 percent reduction in drunk driving casualties as of 2005.

He has also served as Special Counsel to the Chairman and CEO for the turnaround of Macy’s, and he helped launch charities including the Jed Foundation to prevent college suicides, Support Our Aging Religious, and the Deafness Research Foundation’s National Campaign for Hearing Health to end deafness with cochlear implants for children.

PERTINENT WEB CLICKS
For computer-based readers, these clicks illustrate the main work undertaken by Mr. Wheeler since 2005 :
1. Precision Strike and Video Links for Groundfighters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiB3vrhPDNs
2. Establishing Cyber Warfighting Capability: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t849CYRd2Ak
3. Joint Warfighting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lxJSZQ93gI&feature=related

EDUCATION
1966 Distinguished graduate, Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
1969 Master of Business Administration degree, with distinction, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass.
1975 Juris Doctor, Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1966 – 1967, fire control platoon leader, nuclear Nike Hercules site, Franklin Lakes, N.J.
2. 1967 – 1969, graduate student, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (summer 1968, systems analyst (Strategic Programs), Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.)
3. 1969 – 1970, member of the General Staff, Headquarters U.S. Army Vietnam, Long Binh, Vietnam
4. 1970 – 1971, staff officer, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. 1971 – 1972, senior planner, Amtrak, Washington, D.C.
6. 1972 – 1975, law student, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
7. 1975 – 1976, law clerk, George E. MacKinnon, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
8. 1976 – 1978, Associate, Shea and Gardner Law Firm, Washington, D.C.
9. 1978 – 1986, Assistant General Counsel, Special Counsel to Chairman, and Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. (1980 – 1981, on loan per President Reagan to create Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program)
10. 1986 – 1988, self-employed specialist in startups and turnarounds of companies, charities
11. 1988 – 1989, President G.H.W. Bush Transition Team to create Earth Conservation Corps, Washington, D.C.
12. 1989 – 1997, self-employed specialist in startups and turnarounds of companies, charities
13. 1997 – 2001, President and CEO, Deafness Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.
14. 2001 – 2005, self-employed specialist in startups and turnarounds of companies, charities (2004 – 2005, consultant to acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C.)
15. 2005 – 2008, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. 2008-2009 Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Energy.
17. 2009. Consultant to Mitre Corporation.

AWARDS AND HONORS
Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award with Bronze Device
Joint Service Commendation Medal
U.S. Representative, Pew Foundation, British American Project

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Law Journal Officer and Note Editor, Yale Law School
Languages: Fluent Spanish
1979 – 1989, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
1983 – 1987, Chairman and CEO, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
1993 – present, created, then CEO Vietnam Children’s Fund

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
District of Columbia Bar; Council on Foreign Relations

PUBLICATIONS
Conceived, and contributor to, The Wounded Generation: America After Vietnam, Prentice-Hall, 1981
Touched With Fire: The Future of the Vietnam Generation, Franklin Watts, 1984, and Avon paperback, 1985
A variety of opinion articles, broadcast and cable commentary.
Citation for Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award, 2008:

CITATION
Mr. John P. Wheeler distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, from 3 November 2005 to 20 June 2008. During this period, Mr. Wheeler’s unwavering integrity, devotion to duty and steadfast leadership led to a number of successful initiatives across the Air Force.

Grasping the growing vulnerability of our weapon systems to Cyber intrusions, he worked tirelessly to drive the activation of Air Force Cyber Command. His visionary efforts were instrumental in the creation of the Cyber Research Center at the Air Force Institute of Technology; the first two graduates of the United States Air Force Academy to enter the Air Force Institute of Technology Cyber Master’s Program; the stand-up of the Air Force Cyber School; and an increased emphasis on Air Force recruitment efforts for officers and enlisted for Cyber careers.

His seasoned experience and knowledge proved invaluable as he helped formulate advice on initiatives such as Joint Basing, Recapitalization, ROVER precision strike data for Army and Marine troops, Acquisition, and a myriad of legislative initiatives facing the Air Force.

His day-to-day interactions with the Office of the Secretary of Defense enhanced relations and ensured streamlined timely responses. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Mr. Wheeler in the dedication of service to his Country reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

END OF CITATION

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 04:46 AM
The Rumor Mill News Reading Room

http://www.rumormillnews.com/banners/STA_728x90_a_oct1_08.gif (http://www.lifesilver.com/)
Source Says John P. Wheeler III most recently worked with USAF developing their global surveillance system (i.e., space wars)
Posted By: Rayelan <Send E-Mail (http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?bem=191841)>
Date: Monday, 3-Jan-2011 19:58:31
In Response To: Aide to G.H.W. Bush and G.W. Found Murdered and Dumped in a landfill (http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=191796) (Rayelan)

Never can tell white hats from black.
John P. Wheeler III most recently worked with USAF developing their global surveillance system (i.e., space wars). A program the usaf touted just a couple days ago in the msm. Even though he was cfr, it seems just as likely he may have ticked off someone for either (a) sharing secrets about the new usaf program, or (b) not sharing the secrets with cfr-prc agents.
See bio: http://cryptogon.com/?p=19640
His Father’s obit:
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jpwheel.htm
He also knew how the SEC ran, working there at secy level for several years in the 80s.
Also, he was very vocal about getting rotc(mil-intel) back on the elite liberal campuses. He worked inside pentagon, and maintained connections within academia and media.
He was married.
He was returning from a commute to DC.



http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=191841

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 05:14 AM
Is he related to the John A. Wheeler whose name appears on the JASON list here?

https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/organisations/JASON_Group.htm

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 05:18 AM
Or did he know something about this?

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/11/18/evidence-for-informed-trading-on-the-attacks-of-september-11/all/1

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 07:39 AM
A friend of mine I've known for some time just sent me this YouTube video:
911 Mitre OODA Loop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne9fnhRIcKo

Gee... Who could have thought of that?

Ed Jewett
01-04-2011, 08:02 AM
Mar 21 2006, 06:08 PM
Cheney, The OODA Loop, and 9/11 (http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/index.php?automodule=blog&blogid=57&showentry=601)

Mar 24 2006, 10:45 PM
OODA, Rumsfeld, TIA, NSA (http://www.commongroundcommonsense.org/forums/index.php?automodule=blog&blogid=57&showentry=604)

Mar 25 2006, 04:08 PM
Cybersecurity and the OODA Loop

David Guyatt
01-04-2011, 11:02 AM
On Mitre Corporation - speculative thoughts:

The mitre is a well known Freemasonic accouterment, symbolizing high ritual office. It was originally drawn from the Phyrgian cap (http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Phrygian_Cap.aspx):


Phrygian Cap
Hargrave Jennings, in his book The Rosicrucians: Their Rites and Mysteries (1870), argued for the common ancestry of the Phrygian Cap, which is the classic cap of the god Mithra; the sacrificial cap; and the miter. The Mithraic or Phrygian Cap is the origin of the priestly miter in all faiths. The Phrygian Cap was worn by the priest in sacrifice. When worn by a male, it had its crest, comb, or point set jutting forward; when worn by a female, the same prominent part of the cap is in reverse, or on the nape of the neck, as in the instance of the Amazon's helmet, displayed in antique sculptures, or that of the goddess Athena.
According to Jennings, the peak of caps or hats (the term "cocked hat" is a case in point) all refer to the same idea. This point had a sanctifying meaning afterward attributed to it, when it was called the christa, crista, or crest, which signifies a triumphal top or tuft. The Grenadier Cap and the loose black Hussar Cap derive remotely from the same sacred Mithraic bonnet, or high pyramidal cap.
The Phrygian Cap comes from the highest antiquity. It is displayed on the head of the figure sacrificing in the celebrated sculpture it Mithraic Sacrifice (or the Mythical Sacrifice) in the British Museum, London. This loose cap, with the point protruding, gives the original form from which all helmets or defensive headpieces, whether Greek or not, derive.
When a Phrygian Cap, or Symbolizing Cap, is bloodred, it stands for the cap of liberty, a revolutionary symbol; in another way, it is even a civic or incorporated badge. It marks the needle of the obelisk, the crown or tip of the phallus, whether human or representative. It may have had its origin in the rite of circumcision. The real meaning of the bonnet rouge or cap of liberty is obscure, but it has always been regarded as a most important hieroglyph or figure. It signifies the supernatural simultaneous sacrifice and triumph. It has descended from the time of Abraham, and it is supposed to be an emblem of the strange mythic rite of the circumcision preputii.
The Phrygian Cap stands as the sign of the Enlightened. The heroic figures in most Gnostic gems have caps of this kind. The sacrificer in the sculptured group of the Mithraic Sacrifice, among the marbles in the British Museum, has a Phrygian Cap on his head. He performs the act of striking the bull with a dagger, which is the office of the immolating priest. The bonnet conique is the miter of the Doge of Venice. Cinteotl, a Mexican god of sacrifice, wears such a cap made from the thigh-skin of a sacrificed virgin. This headdress is shaped like a cock's comb. The Scotch Glengarry cap also seems, upon examination, to be "cocked."
Besides the "bonnet rouge," the Pope's miter and other miters or conical head-coverings derive their names from the terms "Mithradic," or "Mithraic," and the origin of the whole class of names is Mittra, or Mithra.
Sources:
Cumont, Franz. The Mysteries of Mithra. LaSalle, Ill.: Open Court Publishing, 1903. Reprint, New York: Dover Publications, 1956.
Jennings, Hargrave. The Rosicrucians: Their Rites and Mysteries. 3rd ed. 2 vols. London: J. Nimmo, 1887.
Vermaseren, M. J. Mithras, The Secret God. London: Chatto & Windus, 1963.
Wynne-Tyson, Esmé. Mithras, the Fellow in the Cap. London: Rider, 1968.

I believe I might be right in saying that President Reagan (http://www.bessel.org/reagan.htm) was a Freemason, although others dispute this apparently. Bush may also be too. He certainly was/is deeply involved in the occult orgainization, the Order of the Skull & Bones.

In a historic Freemasonic death ritual, namely the story of Jack the Ripper (http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/jacktheripper.html), the last victim, Catherine "Kate" Eddowes, was found in Mitre Square in the "City of London" (also known as the "Square Mile" to signify its Freemasonic control):


On Sept. 30, 1888, Gull thought he was killing the last and most important victim, Marie Kelly, but he mistakenly murdered Catherine (Kate) Eddowes (who lived with a man named "Kelly," and used the name Mary Ann Kelly). Her throat was cut "from ear to ear," nose completely cut off, part of right ear cut off, severe cutting of other parts of her face in the shape of triangles, abdomen all exposed, intestines drawn out and placed over her right shoulder, a 2 foot piece removed and placed between her body and left arm in a careful manner. Her left kidney and part of her womb had been cut out and taken away. Nearby, police found a piece of her cut apron which fit exactly with the part still on her body. It was wet with blood, and just above it a message was found in white chalk on black bricks saying: "The Juwes are The men That Will not be Blamed for nothing."

(my emphasis).

Overall, I would suggest the possibility that his body having been found dumped in a landfill, just might have a symbolic significance?

There is also something lurking in my unconscious about Wilmington - just can't get it to focus at the present....

Jan Klimkowski
01-04-2011, 02:08 PM
There is also something lurking in my unconscious about Wilmington - just can't get it to focus at the present....

Lurking in my subconscious is the climactic scene in Leone's masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in America, immediately after Robert De Niro and James Woods have met in the oak-panelled office of Secretary Bailey, their lives come full circle, their childhood memories forever altered. When Noodles learns who Max became.

De Niro returns to the street outside the mansion. A dumpster truck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yek8-N1BJag)rattles past, grinding its trash, turning all to dust. Does it contain the body of Max, the about to be disgraced Secretary Bailey?

A brightly lit car swings past from the other direction, containing innocent, celebrating youth, to the bars of God Bless America.

De Niro departs for the den, grimacing through the gauze as he sucks on Baudelaire's opium pipe....

This may be entirely irrelevant. However, we know They like their cultural references.....

Peter Lemkin
01-04-2011, 04:18 PM
"Wheeler's death is the second time a murder has hit close to home for his current wife. In 1995, Klyce's sister, Emily Klyce Fisher, was brutally slain in her home in one of Memphis' toniest neighborhoods. Investigators later linked the murder to Fisher's drug-addled son, who had bragged about the valuables in the family safe to the men later accused of killing his mother.

Klyce was Wheeler's third wife, friends say. Wheeler also had a very public romance with McDonald's founder Ray Kroc's daughter Linda Smith in the '80s, two associates confirmed. Smith could not be reached for comment."

N.B. Ray Kroc was an ultra-right winger. His wife, however, who I met and who my mother knew quite well, was the opposite. After Kroc's death she used her fortune to work for VERY progressive causes [how my mother came to know her] until McDonald's Corp told her to desist or 'be found dead'....that blunt. She stopped. She is to this day surrounded by McDonald's hired goons in La Jolla, CA - She once gave a LOT of money/support to help the Sandanistas....only ONCE! (then the 'axe' quickly fell). I know nothing of Ms. Kroc's daughter, nor her political proclivities. This all might have some bearing......just my hunch.

Peter Lemkin
01-04-2011, 06:10 PM
I'd only add at this point that American 'justice' must have made a quantum advance to not have labeled this a suicide!......:lol::wirlitzer::joystick::read::shu tup:;)

David Guyatt
01-05-2011, 09:09 AM
See Magda's post No. 3 HERE (http://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?5794-New-Mystery-As-More-Birds-Drop-Dead-In-US).

Ed Jewett
01-05-2011, 09:49 AM
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1977 Senate Hearing found that U.S. government had infected hundreds of cities with biological agents
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Prison Planet.com (http://www.prisonplanet.com/)
Monday, January 3, 2011
A mass die off of birds and fish in Arkansas which prompted a response by U.S. Environmental Services has residents asking questions about the cause – could secret government testing be responsible for the carnage?


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An area used by the birds to roost was unaffected, leading officials to conclude that the birds could not have died from an illness or have been targeted for poisoning. Lightning, fireworks and high-altitude hail have been forwarded as possible culprits.
“I’ve been to Iraq and back and not seen nothing like this,” Beebe resident Jeff Drennan told local Fox16 News (http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story/Thousands-of-dead-Blackbirds-still-cover-Beebe/d0kPZezmtU2PDC2R28Xe_g.cspx?rss=315) on Sunday.
“You know my kids are out here playing and you don’t know, is it safe?” he added. “They’re walking around with chemical suits picking them up with gas masks and everything.”
In a related story, 100,000 fish were found dead in Northwest Arkansas. “They were found along a 20-mile stretch between the Ozark Dam and Highway 109 Bridge in Franklin County,” reports Today’s THV 11 (http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=136401&catid=2).


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Electromagnetic scalar weapons that can artificially manipulate the environment could be responsible for the mass die offs. We know for a fact that over a decade ago the U.S. Military Industrial Complex was aware of and involved in the testing of such technology.
In 1997, Defense Secretary William Cohen stated, “Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves… So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations…It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our [counter terrorism] efforts.”
The fact that illness or poisoning has been ruled out points to some form of secret testing being behind the mass die-offs.
The U.S. government has been repeatedly caught engaging in illegal bio-weapons tests over American skies that have maimed and killed not just animals, but humans. The history of US government biological testing (http://www.apfn.org/apfn/experiment.htm) includes deliberately infecting Americans with syphilis, malaria and other bacteriological agents.
From the 1950′s onwards, the U.S. government deliberately engaged in open air tests, spraying major cities like San Francisco and New York with Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii. In 1955, the CIA also released a a bacteria withdrawn from the Army’s biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl in order to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents.
In 1966, the U.S. Army dispensed Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. 1977 Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirmed that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.
In August 1994 (http://www.infowars.com/military-testing-of-gelatinous-goo-story-on-unsolved-mysteries/), residents in the Oakville, Washington area reported tiny blobs of gelatinous goo raining from the sky, and in 1997 residents in the Everett area of Washington State reported similar a phenomenon.
Given the history of governments across the world performing unwitting experiments on their populations, the number one suspect in such cases should always be government. Just a few months ago is came to light that in the late 1940′s (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/health/research/02infect.html), “American public health doctors deliberately infected nearly 700 Guatemalans — prison inmates, mental patients and soldiers — with venereal diseases.”
Indeed, the EPA’s own policy (http://www.healthy.net/scr/News.aspx?Id=8034)states that government and industry scientists can treat children as human guinea pigs in chemical experiments, which allows pesticides to be tested on mentally handicapped children and orphans.
In Alex Jones’ seminal film Endgame, which can be viewed below, we document countless examples of biological testing and other unwitting experiments conducted by governments in pursuit of bacteriological warfare and population control, including Project SHAD (http://www.projectshad.org/), plague bombs (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20030309/ai_n12580801/), and the atomic soldiers controversy (http://videosift.com/video/Nuclear-Bomb-tested-with-US-soldiers-on-ground).


[Entire Endgame documentary embedded here]


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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com (http://prisonplanet.com/). He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.



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Magda Hassan
01-05-2011, 11:42 AM
John Wheeler Seen Alive Less Than 24 Hours Before Body Found in Landfill

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http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/01/03/wheeler_john_370x278.jpg%3Fw%3D420 John Wheeler III (CBS/KYW)

DOVER, Del. (CBS/AP) Newark police have confirmed a report that prominent national defense consultant, John P. Wheeler III, was seen alive in downtown Wilmington, Del. as few at 24 hours before his body was found in a Wilmington-area landfill, Dec. 31, but they still aren't sure how he got to Wilmington or how his body ended up in the landfill.
Newark Police Lt. Mark Farrall said the information about Wheeler's whereabouts before he died came from a caller's tip that police have since confirmed.

The tipster said they saw Wheeler around 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the Hotel du Pont, about two blocks from the office of an attorney who was representing him and his wife in a property dispute.
Farrall said police also were reviewing video surveillance tapes from downtown Newark, Del. Wheeler's body was discovered in a truck that had collected all its trash from about 10 commercial disposal bins in Newark, several miles from Wheeler's home in the historic district of New Castle, Del.
Farrall said Newark police have consulted with the FBI about the case but wouldn't say what assistance, if any, federal investigators are providing.
Wheeler, 66, who served three Republican presidents and helped to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built, was never reported missing by family or friends prior to the discovery of his body and many friends have come forward to say they even traded emails back and forth with Wheeler in the days leading up to his death.
Ron Roark, who has lived next door to Wheeler in New Castle for seven months, said Monday he had met Wheeler only once and rarely saw him. But for four days around Christmas, he said he and his family heard a loud television in Wheeler's home that was constantly on, but no one appeared to be home, The News Journal (http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011101040338) of Wilmington reported.

"It was so loud, we could hear it through the walls, and we found that strange," Roark told the paper.
The house in New Castle was dark Monday night and no one answered the door. Yellow police evidence tape was stretched across two wooden chairs in the kitchen, where several wooden floorboards were missing. Though the police have searched the home, it is not considered a crime scene, Farrall said.
Although Wheeler's death has been ruled a homicide, cause of death has not yet been determined as officials are awaiting toxicology results, the News Journal reported.
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Peter Lemkin
01-05-2011, 04:01 PM
Buried treasure or ?????!!!! under the floorboards....and when they were away over holidays the sounds of the floorboards being removed was covered by the TV, which was then left on.....but this about more than MONEY.....you can be sure! :spy:

David Guyatt
01-05-2011, 04:39 PM
Buried evidence perhaps? What they call a "morgue file" or "safety blanket", I understand.

Once found you're a dead man.

Ed Jewett
01-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Buried treasure or ?????!!!! under the floorboards....and when they were away over holidays the sounds of the floorboards being removed was covered by the TV, which was then left on.....but this about more than MONEY.....you can be sure! :spy:



Let 's start a new thread, or perhaps a poll, on what each of us keep hidden (or would keep hidden) under the floorboards.

Supplies of instant coffee?
Potatoes?
Files?
Purloined documents?
Tapes of phone calls?
Photographs?
Dead agents in zippered gym bags?

Ed Jewett
01-06-2011, 03:19 AM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Another Dead Body From the Cheney Dual Nuclear Chain-of-Command Days Turns Up


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John Wheeler's suspicious death latest in many of Air Force officials

in the last few years.

WMR | Former special assistant to Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne, John Wheeler III, also a veteran of the GHW Bush and Reagan administrations, was discovered at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington, Delaware on December 31 after it was dumped from a sanitation truck that originated its run in Newark, Delaware. Wheeler's wife lives part-time in Harlem, New York where she reportedly runs a Cambodian silk import business.

On December 31, 2010, Wilmington Police issued the following press notice: "At 9:56 a.m., Wilmington Police were called to the landfill on East 12th St. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a dump site within the landfill where they located a male body lying in a pile of rubbish. This incident is being handled as a suspicious death investigation. The victim’s identity has not been confirmed at this time. The body has been turned over to the State of Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. Anyone with information regarding this crime, please contact Criminal Investigation Division at 302-576-3620."

The body was later identified as Wheeler's. Wheeler was last seen on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington on December 28.


[Related RedactedNews]
John P Wheeler III: Former Special Asst to Air Force Sec, Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Consultant to Mitre Corporation Found Dumped in Landfill
(http://redactednews.blogspot.com/2011/01/john-p-wheeler-iii-former-special-asst.html)
White House Insider John Wheeler Was “Disheveled And Confused” Two Days Before His Death
(http://redactednews.blogspot.com/2011/01/white-house-insider-john-wheeler-was.html)

<h2 style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Georgia,'Times New Roman'; font-size: 20px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 18px; margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px;">Wheeler, a West Point graduate, former Army officer, and lawyer, served under Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne until Wynne and Air Force chief of staff General T. Michael Moseley. Wynne and Moseley were fired by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on June 5, 2008, over a breakdown in the security of nuclear weapons under Air Force control, particularly at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Wheeler left his Air Force position in June 2008, the same month Wynne and Moseley were fired. After leaving the Pentagon, Wheeler took a job with MITRE Corporation.


video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gf65m1laNw&feature=player_embedded

While assisting the Secretary of the Air Force, Wheeler was primarily tasked with "standing up" Cyberspace Forces and providing Precision Strike technology and Real Time Streaming Video targeting links U.S. ground combat troops. It was one such targeting video from Baghdad that was among Wikileaks's first major discloures of U.S. classified information that led to charges that the U.S. was indiscriminantly killing civilians in Iraq.</h2>
Wheeler was also known to be a strong opponent of the use of biological weapons by the United States. Wheeler was last seen on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington on December 28. Wheeler was also chairman of the fund that raised money to build the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC. In that role, Wheeler had a testy relationship with one of the major funders of the project, former independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot. While serving as director of the Vietnam Veteran's Leadership Foundation, Wheeler was also special counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission durung the 1980s.

According to various Washington Post reports from the time, on November 4, 1983, Wheeler filed a criminal complaint with the Montgomery County Police Department against WDVM [which is now WUSA] Channel 9 investigative reporter Carlton Sherwood for illegally taping a conversation between himself and Wheeler at Wheeler's home in Bethesda, Maryland. Sherwood, like Wheeler, served in Vietnam. However, Sherwood began investigating for Channel 9 where most of the $9 million raised for the Vietnam memorial by Wheeler and memorial fund president Jan Scruggs was spent. Sherwood was arrested by Montgomery County police on November 7, 1983. Channel 9's news management maintained that two audits of the fund were less-than-detailed. In 1984, WDVM retracted its investigative series on the "financial propriety" of the memorial fund and apologized for the story. Sherwood later went to CNN as a special assignments reporter and The Washington Times and he was active in the "Swift Boat Veterans" criticism leveled against 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's Vietnam combat record.
Wheeler, as special assistant to Wynne, would have known about the dual nuclear chain-of-command established by Vice President Dick Cheney, bypassing the Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, that resulted in a spate of nuclear surety and security incidents during 2007 and 2008.

WMR reported on those incidents from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana in 2008.

On April 21, 2008, WMR reported:"There is something radically wrong with America's control over its nuclear weapons, particularly those maintained by the U.S. Air Force. After a long investigation, it can now be reported that there is, in effect, two de facto nuclear chains-of-command in the Air Force, one with dangerous links to the neocon cell that exists within the office of Vice President Dick Cheney and Air Force headquarters, the other acting within the bounds of established nuclear weapons surety and control.

On August 30, 2007, a B-52, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, left Minot AFB with reportedly five AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles armed with W-80-1 nuclear warheads. The number five apparently was reported to Air Force Times, a Gannett publication, by three high-ranking Air Force officers who blew the whistle on what was later described by the Air Force as a 'mistake.' Later, the Associated Press said there were six nuclear armed missiles on board the aircraft. In theory, there should be no discrepancies for such a small number and for such a serious incident.

The B-52 flew 3 1/2 hours across the United States with missiles thought by the B-52 crew to be "dummy warheads" being shipped to Barksdale for 'disposal' under the US-Russian Strategic Offensive Reductions (SORT) arms treaty.

There was, according to sources WMR spoke to at both Minot and Barksdale Air Force Bases, no mistake whatsoever in the transfer of the nuclear-tipped cruise missiles to Barksdale. One airman who had been a bomb loader for 11 years in the USAF relayed, "that was no mistake. That was a major operation." The cover story was that the cruise missiles were flown to Barksdale for decommissioning. However, conventional cruise missiles are sent to Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Tucson, Arizona for decommissioning while nuclear missiles, according to the former 2nd Bomb Wing official, are sent to Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The nuclear warheads are sent to either Sandia National Laboratories or Pantex in Texas for disposal. Barksdale plays no part in the missile decommissioning process. Barksdale is, however, a major deployment base for Middle East air operations.
It has been discovered that there were a series of security 'incidents' directed by what amounts to a renegade nuclear chain-of-command that permitted five or six nuclear 5 to 150 kiloton thermonuclear weapons to remain outside of legitimate control for some 36 hours, resulting in a rare Bent Spear nuclear incident report that quickly reached the Oval Office.

The rogue nuclear chain-of-command starts at the White House office of Vice President Dick Cheney, with significant influence from Cheney's Chief of Staff David Addington, and extends to Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne, and further to the Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley."

Our report continued: "Minot's 5th Bomb Wing Commander, Col. Emig, who had been transferred to Minot only three months before the August 30 nuclear incident, was transferred to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Division at the Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. One of the Air Force's primary UAV contractors is Northrop Grumman, which has a cooperative relationship with Israel Aircraft Industries on using Israeli UAV technology, particularly for the Global Hawk UAV.
Emig's colleague, 5th Maintenance Group commander, Col. Cynthia Lundell, was not as fortunate. Directly responsible for the nuclear weapons at Minot, Lundell was transferred to a 'dead end' special assistant job at Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia. WMR has learned that Emig was in charge of Minot when a number of experienced senior non-commissioned officers and officers, including those directly responsible for nuclear surety and safety, were suddenly transferred on temporary assignments to Iraq and Afghanistan from Minot in the months and weeks prior to the nuclear incident.

A little over a week after the Minot-Barksdale nuclear weapons incident, the body of US Air Force Captain and Major-selectee John Frueh, assigned to 'Operations Weather' at Hurlburt Field, adjacent to Eglin, was found near is rental car, near Badger Peak in Washington state. Frueh was in Portland to attend his best friend's wedding. Frueh's last phone call to his family in Florida was from a pay phone at Portland International Airport on August 30, the very same day the B-52 flew with the loose nuclear missiles from Minot to Barksdale.

Frueh was a U.S. Air Force Special Operations 'Weather Warrior' with the 10th Combat Weather Squadron at Hurlburt Field. Weather Warriors are, according to the Air Force, 'Special operations weathermen [who] are meteorologists with advanced tactical training to operate in hostile or denied territory." It should be noted that Iran is considered "denied territory' by the U.S. military.

Frueh was last seen on August 29 in Portland. He was carrying in his backpack at Global Positioning System (GPS), camera, camcorder, and cell phone. Oddly, Frueh's last call to his family was from a pay phone at the airport and not from his cell phone.

There were initial reports that when the B-52 from Minot landed at Barksdale on August 30, it sat on the runway for as much as ten hours, virtually unguarded with five or six nuclear weapons under its starboard wing. However, WMR spoke to a former high-ranking officer with the 2nd Bomb Wing in Barksdale who said that the security for the movement of any nuclear weapons is extremely tight. The officer said that when the nuclear weapons were removed from their highly-secured bunkers, known as 'igloos,' within the similarly highly-secured weapons storage facility at Minot, two-person controls, constant checks of the weapons' serial numbers, higher officer sign-offs, the clearing of a secure route from the weapons storage facility to the B-52 on the ready alert apron by armed security personnel, the placement of orange cones around the nuclear weapons while they are stationary, and the entering of the weapons types on the B-52 flight log, known as the '781.' The '781' would inform the crew whether they were carrying conventional or nuclear warheads, either under the wings or in the plane's interior . . .

WMR's special report continued on April 25, 2008: "On August 24, 2007, three B-52s operating from Barksdale flew a training exercise called REX REDUX, officially billed as a commemoration of a 1938 B-17 flight directed at the Italian luxury liner SS Rex. The exercise, personally ordered by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley, was actually testing an Israeli-developed imaging and targeting pod called LITENING II on a U.S. Navy contracted merchant vessel, the USNS Bobo, in the Atlantic east of Bermuda and several targets of opportunity along the planes' flight paths through the southern United States.

REX REDUX also involved assets of the Air Force's embryonic Cyber Command in Washington and Barksdale.

Four days later, on August 30, a Barksdale-based B-52 flew six nuclear warhead tipped AGM-129 advanced cruise missiles from Minot to Barksdale. The incident was later called a "mistake" by Air Force officials. However, three high-ranking Air Force officers leaked the incident to the Air Force Times.

Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne, a key member of the rival chain-of-command, rewarded his loyalists in Barksdale by announcing the base had been selected as the preliminary headquarters for the Air Force Cyber Command. Wynne made his announcement at a Shreveport gambling casino. Wynne, according to a CNN report, advocated the testing of nonlethal weapons, like high-power microwave weapons, against American citizens. Wynne said, 'If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation.' . . .

The rival nuclear chain-of-command that was responsible for the Minot nuclear incident, REX REDUX, and associated events is as follows:




Vice President Dick Cheney

-- Chief of Staff David Addington

Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley



-- Gen. Lawrence Stutzriem, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group - CHECKMATE

-- Dr. Lani Kass, ex-Israeli Air Force, Cyber Warfare, US Air Force, CHECKMATE



Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, Commander 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base

Col. Bruce Emig, Commander 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base (relieved of command after nuclear incident)

Maj. Gen. Stephen Goldfein, Commander Air Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base. . .


In July 2007, there was another unusual incident involving Minot security, one of many reported during the summer of 2007 by Minot security personnel. Found in the Minot Police Department's files is case number CFS# 07-16088. The case involved the misappropriation of a cache of military supplies by two Air Force sergeants assigned to guard nuclear weapons at Minot. The report states: 'Minot Air Force Base Investigations called requesting assistance in locating and apprehending two individuals that had filed a report about missing military equipment.' The two individuals reported the theft of the equipment from a vehicle parked in the city of Minot.

Minot police went to an address of one of the Air Force security personnel in Minot and found 'several other people that were also at the residence.' There were a total of three military personnel at the residence. The police went to a second residence of the other Air Force security sergeant and found 'several flash bang grenades along with one smoke grenade.' One of the Air Force security guards from Minot had originally reported military equipment being stolen from his car in Minot on July 17, 2007. However, the report was false. The two security personnel were actually hording the military equipment for what they described was a 'plan.' Minot Air Force Base security later clamped a gag order on all discussions about 'the plan.' . . .

Nor was Minot the only base involved with the August 30 nuclear incident to experience an unusual event with its nuclear security personnel. On September 27, 2007, the police blotter in the Shreveport Times reported the following:
'A Barksdale Air Force security forces airman was accidentally shot early Thursday, base officials said.

The shooting occurred during shift change about 7:30 a.m. at the 2nd Security Forces Squadron headquarters in Hangar 3. The airman was shot by a fellow security staffer. The incident remains under investigation, so officials could not say what action, if any, may result from the incident.'

There is also the possibility that an Air Force carve out contract may have been used to support the rival chain-of-command. The FBI and Pentagon are investigating a sole source Air Force contract with Commonwealth Research Institute (CRI), a non-profit intelligence subsidiary of Concurrent Technologies.

Charles Riechers, a senior Air Force civilian, was paid by CRI while awaiting confirmation as principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition. After Riecher's conflict of interest was made public, he was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Fairfax County, Virginia home. [On October 14, 2007]. CRI paid Riechers a salary of over $26,000 for no work. Concurrent and CRI are both listed as tax-exempt charities. A federal grand jury is currently examining ties between CRI and Concurrent and particular Air Force officials, including those in the Air Force's office responsible for security, counter-intelligence, and special program oversight (e.g., nuclear and Operation Checkmate). CRI and Concurrent have also provided contract support to the NSA, CIA, National Reconnaissance Office, and Defense Intelligence Agency. CRI has also provided support to the federal government on managing faith-based initiatives.
The Washington Post reported that a CRI spokesperson reported that CRI had 20 employees involved in 'very specialized work/ for the Pentagon and Intelligence Community.

What occurred last summer at Minot, Barksdale, and inside the Air Force offices at the Pentagon and Cheney's White House office was the first time that a renegade chain-of-command assumed control over part of America's nuclear arsenal. Dr. Strangelove is no longer fiction, it is fact.
UPDATE: Inexplicably, the Shreveport Times, a Gannet newspaper, which publishes one edition per day, had two different headlines on its front page. A Times source revealed that this was possibly the result of the presses being stopped after the first print run and the original headline being replaced with a substitute requested by Barksdale Air Force Base public affairs officials. The source said the newspaper was likely pressured by Air Force officials to alter the headline.

The first headline in the September 6, 2007 edition was "B-52 hauls errant nukes to BAFB." (http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/downloads/20080426_4/download) The second headline indicates the event was accidental: "B-52 unwittingly delivers nukes to BAFB." (http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/downloads/20080427/download) The two different headlines were discovered in a microfiche search of the newspaper in the Bossier City, Louisiana Public Library. Other than the headlines, the content of the two articles is the same."

Our April 25, 2008 report also pointed out: "Gates ordered an outside review of the Minot incident conducted by retired former Air Force Chief of Staff General Larry Welch. Welch was hardly an impartial judge, having been part of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's favorite program, the Ballistic Missile Defense System or 'Star Wars II.' Welch led a Blue Ribbon panel that heaped praise on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, then led by Air Force General Ronald Kadish.

The Welch Report failed to discover the breakdown in Air Force nuclear command-and-control and the existence of the rival chain. An indication of the worthlessness of the Welch Report was the discovery that in August 2006, four Minuteman nose cone nuclear fuse assemblies were 'mistakenly' shipped from Hill Air Force Base in Utah to Taiwan. The fuses had originally been shipped to Hill from F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming in March 2005. Gates reacted to the incident by ordering an unprecedented inventory of all nuclear weapons and nuclear material in the U.S. arsenal . . .

On April 24, 2008, as news broke of an FBI investigation into a long-time Israeli intelligence ring that penetrated the U.S. military and intelligence communities, CIA director, Air Force General Michael Hayden, revealed further 'intelligence' on the Syrian facility, said to be a joint North Korean-Syrian reactor modeled after the Yongbyon facility in North Korea. However, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and American weapons experts cast doubt on the veracity of the CIA's intelligence, including a dubious videotape said to have originated with Israeli intelligence sources. Hayden, it appears, is part of the rival Air Force chain-of-command, taking orders directly from Cheney, to prepare and incite a U.S. military conflict with Syria and Iran.

The FBI investigation of the Israeli spy ring, which included convicted US Navy spy Jonathan Pollard; accused Army spy Ben-Ami Kadish ; and possibly others who served in high positions in the George W. Bush administration is also reportedly looking at key members of the rival Air Force chain-of-command."
While working for Wynne, Wheeler helped formulate the Pentagon's cyber-war policy which ultimately resulted in the creation of the US Cyber Command in 2009. In that position, he worked with Lani Kass, the ex-Israeli Air Force major who now advises the chairman of the Joint Chiefs on policy. Wheeler was opposed to co-locating the US Cyber Command with the National Security Agency. However, NSA director General Keith Alexander now wears both hats -- NSA director and commander of the US Cyber Command -- at his two Fort Meade, Maryland headquarters. The June 25, 2009, Washington Times reported that Wheeler favored putting the Cyber Command headquarters in "Texas or California or Colorado or North Carolina."

Welch remains a member of the Defense Science; Ronald Kadish works for Booz Allen; Wynne is a promoter of the KC-X Air Force refueling tanker project; Stutzriem is Directo of Plans, Policy and Strategy for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado; Elder remains Commander, 8th Air Force, Air Combat Command, at Barksdale Air Force Base; Kass is the Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen; Ben-Ami Kadish received a $50,000 fine but no jail sentence from US Judge William Pauley III, who said prison "would serve no purpose." And now Wheeler, an adviser to Wynne on a number of issues and policy questions, has turned up dead in a Delaware landfill.

Source: http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/


Posted by [Redacted] at 1/05/2011 07:36:00 PM (http://redactednews.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-dead-body-from-cheney-dual.html)

http://redactednews.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-dead-body-from-cheney-dual.html

Ed Jewett
01-06-2011, 04:22 AM
Re – The Biggest Political Scandal of the Past Decade: John Wheeler was Situated at the Heart of NukeGate Under Bush, More Lockheed Ties

4th January 2011
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For the full story, including a series of suspicious deaths related to NukeGate, see: “The Biggest Political Scandal of the Past Decade: Lockheed/Sandia, Bush’s State Dept., Pakistan’s Nuclear Smuggling & the Hidden Parapolitics of the Plame Scandal” (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/lockheedsandia-pakistans-nuclear-black-market-and-the-hidden-parapolitics-of-the-valerie-plame-scandal)


By Alex Constantine

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UPDATE: John Wheeler’s death was the latest in a chain of suspicious deaths related to missing nukes (though his interment in a Delaware garbage dump was a novelty):

SourceWatch: ” … [John Wheeler III] left the Pentagon when Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates fired Wheeler’s boss, Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne, after the Air Force lost track of nuclear material. … ” - ”John P. Wheeler III, early supporter of Vietnam Memorial found dead in Delaware landfill,” Washington Post, January 4, 2011.
http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

The gory details:

The Nation

Air Force’s top leaders are ousted


The Defense secretary cites errors in caring for the nuclear arsenal. But experts see a more complicated dispute.

Julian E. Barnes and Peter Spiegel | Times Staff Writers | June 06, 2008

WASHINGTON — In an unprecedented action in a time of war, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates simultaneously fired the civilian and military leaders of the Air Force on Thursday, saying that oversight standards for the U.S. nuclear arsenal had deteriorated on their watch.
The immediate reason for the requested resignations of Gen. T. Michael “Buzz” Moseley, the Air Force chief of staff, and Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne was a report on the accidental shipment of nuclear triggers to Taiwan. However, the dismissals came amid a long-brewing dispute between Gates and the Air Force leadership.
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/06/nation/na-airforce6

LOCKHEED
Sales of nuclear materials to Taiwan are consistent with the international black market described (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/lockheedsandia-pakistans-nuclear-black-market-and-the-hidden-parapolitics-of-the-valerie-plame-scandal) in my root post (the CIA even gave Iran blueprints for building nuclear bombs, according to James Risen of the New York Times (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/nyt-reporter-the-cia-gave-iran-blueprints-to-build-nuclear-bombs-six-years-ago)). If Michael W. Wynn, Wheeler’s boss, oversaw security of nukes that went missing, a litmus test of involvement would be some solid connection to Lockheed … everywhere I’ve turned so far, there was Lockheed:

Government-Industry Revolving Door (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=Government-industry_revolving_door)

” … Before his appointment to the Pentagon (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=Pentagon), [fired AF Secretary Michael Wynn] was involved in venture capital, and worked for General Dynamics (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=General_Dynamics) and Lockheed Martin (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=Lockheed_Martin). Unlike the most senior civilian appointees at the Department of Defense such as Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, Wynne served in uniform in the United States military … ”

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Michael_W._Wynne
But Wynne wasn’t the only Pentagon officer with a Lockheed connection – Jack Wheeler had his own:

” … Wheeler … had called for … drastic reduction of funding to the primary contractor Lockheed-Martin. … ”
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread646571/pg4
More as it develops …

Ed Jewett
01-06-2011, 04:25 AM
Why Did Former Bush-Administration Official Wind Up Dead In A Delaware Landfill?

4th January 2011
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Caveat: This is arguably premature and highly speculative, but it does dig into John Wheeler’s connections to treacherous military contractors, a reasonable enough place to begin the investigation into his murder, and for this reason I’ve posted an excerpt. The lead suspect, as Roger Shuler sees it, is Boeing - but an equally plausible hypothesis might involve Lockheed-Martin: “Wheeler was one of the only Air Force insiders who in recent years had become very vocal in opposition to the Joint Strike Fighter,” writes one commentator to news of Wheeler’s death. “The JSF(F-35) is the biggest and most expensive defence acquistion program in the history of the world. It is hundreds of $billions over budget and years behind schedule. It is known as a project too big to fail, heard that one before? Mr. Wheeler had called for the cancelling of the F-35B, the USMCs version, and drastic reduction of funding to the primary contractor Lockheed-Martin. He was not a very popular guy to the defence industry.” It’s a big industry, and it is in the business of killing. It’s the logical place to start. - AC

By Roger Shuler
Op-Ed News | January 4, 2010
http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/was3620483_grid-6x2.jpg (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/was3620483_grid-6x2.jpg)A former Bush-administration official has turned up dead, his body found in a Delaware landfill, and police are calling it a homicide (http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110102/NEWS/110102007/Man-whose-body-was-found-in-landfill-was-decorated-veteran).
John P. Wheeler III, 66, had extensive experience with defense and foreign-policy issues. Wheeler’s biography (http://cryptogon.com/?p=19640) indicates he had particular expertise in the areas of aerospace, technology, and logistics.
The Delaware murder raises an eyebrow for a couple of reasons: (1) We’ve written about the mysterious deaths of at least four Alabamians (http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2010/12/another-mysterious-death-darkens.html) in the past year with connections to outgoing Republican Governor Bob Riley; (2) We’ve reported on the battle between Boeing and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS) for a $35-billion Air Force tanker contract and noted its possible corrupting influence on Alabama politics (http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2010/04/was-siegelman-prosecution-connected-to.html).
… If EADS wins the contract, the tanker planes will be built in Mobile, Alabama. Gov. Riley has played a prominent role in trying to secure the deal for his state, while U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby have led the push in D.C.
According to recent press reports, the winner of the tanker contract is expected to be announced early in 2011. One Alabama report says EADS is in the lead (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/12/eads_poised_to_win_air_force_t.html), and the company has said it is moving forward with construction plans (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/12/eads_moves_forward_with_constr.html) in Mobile. Just before Christmas, Gulf Coast political leaders claimed Boeing supporters were trying to “sabotage” the deal (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/12/boeing_eads_backers_clash_over.html) with 11th-hour maneuvering in Congress.
Where might John P. Wheeler have fit into all of this? His biography indicates he was the kind of person who might have had knowledge about issues surrounding the Boeing/EADS battle. He currently worked as a defense consultant and served as special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force from 2005 to 2008. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Wheeler had served on the Council of Foreign Relations and played a leading role in supporting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Wheeler had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors, and this line from his bio jumps out at us:

His career combines federal service and starting up, growing and turning around companies and charities. He was Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on the team that worked major insider trader investigations, and consultant to the acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics regarding tankers and other issues.
Wheeler clearly had strong knowledge about tankers, their use and acquisition. Starting in 2009, he became a consultant for Mitre Corporation (http://www.mitre.org/), a not-for-profit organization that manages federally funded research and development centers. Mitre currently operates such centers for the U.S. Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security, along with the IRS and the Federal Aviation Administration.
One of Mitre’s components is the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD) (http://www.mitre.org/news/pdfs/caasd.pdf), which is based in McLean, Virginia. Our research has found reports of alliances between Boeing and Mitre/CAASD (http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2000/news_release_000330a.html)–and that, of course, is not surprising considering Boeing’s prominence in the American aerospace industry.
We are left, for now, with this question: Did John Wheeler, through his consultancy with Mitre, become an advocate for Boeing in the tanker-contract battle? Did that contribute to his puzzling and grisly death? Delawareonline.com reports:

Friends and neighbors were shocked to learn Wheeler had been murdered.
“This is just not the kind of guy who gets murdered,” said Bayard Marin, a Wilmington attorney who represented Wheeler. “This is not the kind of guy you find in a landfill.”
Wheeler worked in Washington, D.C., and was returning home to Delaware on an Amtrak train last Tuesday night. His body was discovered at the Cherry Island landfill on New Year’s Eve and identified the next day. He was last seen getting off the Amtrak train in Wilmington.
Alabama, it turns out, is not the only place where suspicious deaths are starting to pile up. They also are piling up in the D.C. area. In late September, Department of Justice lawyer Nicholas Marsh died of an apparent suicide (http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2010/09/doj-lawyer-with-rove-connection-commits.html). Marsh was under investigation (http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2010/09/is-karl-roves-lawyer-trying-to-spin-dc.html) for his role in the botched Ted Stevens case in Alaska, and Marsh’s lawyer, Robert Luskin, had represented former Bush White House strategist Karl Rove. Marsh’s death has been described as a self-induced hanging (http://legalschnauzer.blogspot.com/2010/10/doj-lawyer-was-found-hanging-in-his.html), but the story apparently has received almost no serious inquiry in the mainstream press. …
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Peter Lemkin
01-06-2011, 08:51 AM
...And who says the MIC isn't just like the Mafia [traditional type].....right down to the delicate interment via garbage truck to landfill! Well, we should be thankful the police did not immediately suspect it was 'suicide'. I think Ed's latest posts on Wheeler's connections [past and/or present - most likely present or his bringing up the past recently] with Nukes and EVIL Arms Giants [and their Godfathers (such as Rummy and Chaney et al.) in the MIC got him made land-fill. :joystick:

David Guyatt
01-06-2011, 01:48 PM
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LOCKHEED
Sales of nuclear materials to Taiwan are consistent with the international black market described (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/lockheedsandia-pakistans-nuclear-black-market-and-the-hidden-parapolitics-of-the-valerie-plame-scandal) in my root post (the CIA even gave Iran blueprints for building nuclear bombs, according to James Risen of the New York Times (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/nyt-reporter-the-cia-gave-iran-blueprints-to-build-nuclear-bombs-six-years-ago)). If Michael W. Wynn, Wheeler’s boss, oversaw security of nukes that went missing, a litmus test of involvement would be some solid connection to Lockheed … everywhere I’ve turned so far, there was Lockheed:

Government-Industry Revolving Door (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=Government-industry_revolving_door)

” … Before his appointment to the Pentagon (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=Pentagon), [fired AF Secretary Michael Wynn] was involved in venture capital, and worked for General Dynamics (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=General_Dynamics) and Lockheed Martin (http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/index.php?title=Lockheed_Martin). Unlike the most senior civilian appointees at the Department of Defense such as Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, Wynne served in uniform in the United States military … ”

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Michael_W._Wynne
But Wynne wasn’t the only Pentagon officer with a Lockheed connection – Jack Wheeler had his own:

” … Wheeler … had called for … drastic reduction of funding to the primary contractor Lockheed-Martin. … ”
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread646571/pg4
More as it develops …

(my bolding) and I believe we know that General Dynamics had (or has?) fairly intimate ties to organized crime via its one time largest shareholder, Col. Henry Crown, "friend" and money-launderer for the Chicago mob.

Ed Jewett
01-06-2011, 05:51 PM
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1435.htm angryfire:loo: Sorcha Faal is apparently hawking the dead birds connection which tells us a lot.

Ed Jewett
01-09-2011, 09:53 PM
"...

What the "news" is not telling you is -
Wheeler was the assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force in the George W. Bush Administration. It was the Secretary of the Air Force who discovered that Richard Cheney had set up an alternative chain of command to the nuclear weapons wing of the AF. In the process, six minutemen missiles armed with nuclear warheads were secretly transported from Minot AFB to Barksdale AFB. The later is the chief staging base for the Middle East war. The alarm system for the weapons was deactivated for the transport, something that not even the base commander could authorize. The orders had to have come from above. Many point to Cheney. Before the warheads could be flown via B-52 to the Iraq/Iran theater, the Secretary of the Air Force ordered the stand-down of all B-52 flights. When he discovered the alternative chain of command to Cheney, he fired all military personnel who were involved. Cheney was said to have been livid. The Secretary ordered an investigation of what the AF press release called an oversight, and 70 enlisted men and 5 officers were removed from the Minot nuclear system.
At the same time, people involved began to die mysteriously. Wheeler is only the latest casualty.

Read more, including background info, here (http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/ex-bush-reagan-officials-body-found-dumped-in-landfill/question-1424815/) .

For a detailed history of the Barksdale-Minot incident, go here (http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2010/06/2007-fact-six-leave-from-minot-minus.html) (of course).

http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2011/01/oh-it-was-john-p-wheeler-iii-who-was.html





or here: http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html

Charles Drago
01-09-2011, 10:50 PM
And herein lies the root of our impotence.

This analysis could not be more important to humanity.

So fucking what?

Peter Lemkin
01-10-2011, 10:26 AM
"...

What the "news" is not telling you is -
Wheeler was the assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force in the George W. Bush Administration. It was the Secretary of the Air Force who discovered that Richard Cheney had set up an alternative chain of command to the nuclear weapons wing of the AF. In the process, six minutemen missiles armed with nuclear warheads were secretly transported from Minot AFB to Barksdale AFB. The later is the chief staging base for the Middle East war. The alarm system for the weapons was deactivated for the transport, something that not even the base commander could authorize. The orders had to have come from above. Many point to Cheney. Before the warheads could be flown via B-52 to the Iraq/Iran theater, the Secretary of the Air Force ordered the stand-down of all B-52 flights. When he discovered the alternative chain of command to Cheney, he fired all military personnel who were involved. Cheney was said to have been livid. The Secretary ordered an investigation of what the AF press release called an oversight, and 70 enlisted men and 5 officers were removed from the Minot nuclear system.
At the same time, people involved began to die mysteriously. Wheeler is only the latest casualty.

Read more, including background info, here (http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/ex-bush-reagan-officials-body-found-dumped-in-landfill/question-1424815/) .

For a detailed history of the Barksdale-Minot incident, go here (http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2010/06/2007-fact-six-leave-from-minot-minus.html) (of course).

http://femalefaust.blogspot.com/2011/01/oh-it-was-john-p-wheeler-iii-who-was.html





or here: http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html




Wow! Good one Ed! That does seem to tie up a lot of potential loose ends....only the timing and whodunnit. Chaney still pulling strings? As Charles points out, similar things could have already have happened, happen in the near future and all we can do is 'duck and cover'......short of getting rid of the whole rotten Governmental structure and starting all over. I'm up for the second....

Magda Hassan
01-10-2011, 11:47 AM
Dave Lindorff covered much of the early events on this matter.[/URL]
[URL="http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_493283f4-0d36-11e0-bad4-001cc4c03286.html"] (http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_493283f4-0d36-11e0-bad4-001cc4c03286.html)
Minot Air Force Base airman killed in shooting (http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/article_493283f4-0d36-11e0-bad4-001cc4c03286.html) 21 Dec 2010 Police said an airman from the Minot Air Force Base has been killed in an off-base shooting. Police Detective Matt McLeod told KCJB radio that Steven Crawford, 19, was shot with a handgun by a fellow airman at Crawford's apartment Monday night. Crawford was taken to a Minot hospital where he died. Police said the shooting appears to be accidental.

81st Civil Support Team Conducts Exercise at Minot Air Force Base (http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=news/news_show.php&id=49312) 07 May 2010 North Dakota's 81st Civil Support Team dispatched personnel and equipment though blustery winds to Minot Air Force Base May 5, to practice air load operations onto a C-17 Globemaster sent from McChord Air Force Base, Wash. While the CST is configured to assist local incident commanders in events known or suspected to involve weapons of mass destruction, it also responds regionally to augment other states. CSTs are divided into six different sectors throughout the country in order to supplement partner states should a chemical, biological or radiological event [is made to] occur.

198.137.241.3 - - [13/May/2010:10:30:35 -0400] "GET /minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html HTTP/1.1" 304
198.137.241.3 - - [13/May/2010:10:29:36 -0400] "GET /minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html HTTP/1.1" 200 21706

The following section was compiled by 'The Pundit.'
Since the Minot story broke a week ago about the missing nukeclandestine operation from Minot, we have the following (for those who are paying attention):
1. All six people listed below are from Minot Airforce base
2. All were directly involved as loaders or as pilots
3. All are now dead
4. All within the last 7 days in 'accidents' [Not all of them --LRP]
http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=10465
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070915/BREAKINGNEWS/70915012
http://www.kxmc.com/News/161562.asp
http://www.kxmc.com/getArticle.asp?ArticleId=140988
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2007/07/20/news/state/136489.txt
http://www.komotv.com/news/local/9679367.html
Silly me, seeing more than there is to this story. I guess this is just another coincidence.
But no doubt now that there will be more coincidences in the near future because as I have stated before, you need about fourteen signatures to get an armed nuke onto a B-52, and they may have told their wives and friends.
"The Pundit"
*****
Minot AFB airman identified (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/538985.html) --The base Safety Office is 'investigating' the accident. 01 May 2010 Officials at Minot Air Force Base have identified the airman who died Thursday after being struck in the head by a training missile during routine training at the base. Senior Airman Richard Allan Gallelli Jr., 22, was a member of the 17th Munitions Squadron, said 2nd Lt. Kidron Farnell, deputy chief of Public Affairs at the Minot base. Gallelli had been in the Air Force for three years and three months.

Minot Air Force Base Airman Killed (http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=39671) --Internal investigation underway 29 Apr 2010 The Minot Air Force Base says one of their Airmen was killed in a training exercise around midnight. In a press release officials say a male Airman from the 17th Munitions Squadron was struck in the head while at work, and died of injuries soon after. They are not releasing the name of the Airman. A spokeswoman from the Minot Air Force Base says cases like this are extremely rare and it has been at least ten years [?!?] since something like this has taken place. [*Math check.* See: Minot base crew commander found dead (http://airforcetimes.com/news/2009/02/ap_missilecrewcommander_020109/) --Cause of death unclear 03 Feb 2009.]
Minot AFB prepares for biological and chemical attacks (http://www.bioprepwatch.com/news/211977-minot-afb-prepares-for-biological-and-chemical-attacks) --Minot AFB completes 'Prairie Night 10-1' drill 12 Feb 2010 Minot Air Force Base has completed a 48-hour training exercise, dubbed Prairie Night 10-1, to ensure that members of its 5th Bomb Wing are prepared in the event of a biological or chemical attack if deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. The simulated attack began at 11:39 AM with the sound of mortars hitting. Airmen at the base climbed into their chemical gear as if the attack were real in an effort to build muscle memory for an attack in the field, making preparation for the attack second nature to them.

Prairie Knight Exercise 10-1 at Minot Air Force Base (http://www.minot.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123189848) --Warbirds to participate in training scenarios that include donning of chemical gear in aftermath of airfield attack 10 Feb 2010 The 5th Bomb Wing launches a 48-hour exercise today to test the wing's capabilities in preparation for an August conventional operational readiness inspection. The two-day event, Prairie Knight 10-1, measures the wing's ability to survive and operate in a contingency environment and will include a launch of 24 B-52 combat sorties practicing to place bombs on target, said Col. Julian Tolbert, vice-wing commander at Minot Air Force Base.
Minot base crew commander found dead (http://airforcetimes.com/news/2009/02/ap_missilecrewcommander_020109/) --Cause of death unclear 03 Feb 2009 (The Associated Press) The body of a missile combat crew commander from the Minot Air Force Base was found by police, and the cause of his death is under investigation, the Air Force says. A statement issued by the base Sunday said the body of Capt. Jonathan Bayless, 28, was found Friday night. Police did not give details but said it was in an area north of the city soccer complex, and they are awaiting autopsy results.
Minot Missile wing now in Global Strike Command (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534563.html) 02 Dec 2009 The men and women of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base became part of Air Force Global Strike Command Tuesday. Global Strike Command is the Air Force's newest major command and will oversee all of its nuclear forces. The nuclear-capable assets the intercontinental ballistic missiles of Air Force Space Command come under Global Strike Command as of Tuesday.
New Minot AFB commanders vow perfection (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534464.html) 29 Nov 2009 The sign over the main gate at Minot Air Force Base brags, ''Only the Best Come North.'' It's been a questionable claim over the past two years at the North Dakota base following a rash of nuclear-related mistakes that spurred no mushroom clouds but embarrassed the military and cost several officers their positions. The new base commander said the foul-ups - including a cross-country flight from Minot of a B-52 bomber mistakenly armed with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles - stemmed from lax attitudes in maintaining the arsenal there. ''We had a compliance problem,'' Col. Douglas Cox told The Associated Press in an interview last week at the base. [Yeah, like Cheney trying to strike Chicago with a 'missing' Minot nuke.]
Ousted Minot AFB commander Westa to retire (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/11/airforce_westa_retire_112509w/) 25 Nov 2009 Col. Joel Westa, the former 5th Bomb Wing commander fired Oct. 30, retired Monday rather than accept an assignment to Global Strike Command. Westa was chosen to turn around the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., after airmen from the wing mistakenly loaded six nuclear warheads aboard a B-52 two years ago. Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter, 8th Air Force commander, arrived unannounced to Minot and fired Westa after the wing failed its second nuclear inspection under Westa’s command.
Minot missile, bomb wings to become part of Global Strike Command (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534121.html) 15 Nov 2009 Members of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base will make history Dec. 1 when they become part of a new command Air Force Global Strike Command. The new command will oversee all of the Air Force's nuclear forces intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers. The 5th Bomb Wing will become part of the new command on Feb. 1.

Inspections are top priority at base (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/533790.html) 04 Nov 2009 The new commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base said his first priority is to make sure the wing is ready for inspections. Col. Douglas Cox began Monday as the top officer of the bomb wing. Cox replaced Col. Joel Westa, who, along with the commander of the base's 5th Operations Support Squadron, were relieved of duty... "Building that credibility is one of the biggest challenges that we are working on." [Yes, it would be easier to clean the Augean stables in a single day.] "We actually are inspected all the time so every day we're either inspecting ourselves or we're expecting inspectors to come from outside of Minot Air Force Base," Cox said.
New Wing Commander at Minot AFB (http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=35272) 03 Nov 2009 There's a new wing commander at Minot Air Force base. [This happens about once a week.] Col. Douglas Cox is the new commander of the 5th bomb Wing. Col. Cox took over the wing after Col. Joel Westa was relieved of command on Friday. Westa was removed due to the Air Force losing confidence in his ability to command. Col. Cox says he is ready to lead the 5th bomb wing knowing that perfection is the standard.
Minot Air Force Base resident suffered "self-inflicted" gunshot wound (http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/97029/group/home/) 26 Oct 2009 (ND) A 21-year-old man was injured after he shot himself in the chest Monday morning, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Police said the man, a resident of Minot Air Force Base, suffered a "self-inflicted" gun shot wound in the upper left chest in the room he rented on the second floor of the Comfort Inn in Jamestown. Police were dispatched at 3:22 a.m., said Police Chief Dave Donegan.
Ousted Minot AFB commander won't retire (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/10/airforce_minot_ayres_101909w/) 20 Oct 2009 Col. Christopher Ayres, the former 91st Missile Wing commander at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., who was fired on Oct. 14, will accept an assignment to Air Force Space Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Col., and not retire. The 24-year missile officer was fired after 20th Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Roger Burg "lost confidence in his ability to command." Burg also fired two maintenance commanders formerly under Ayres’ command -- Col. Lyman Faith, 91st Maintenance Group commander, and Lt. Col. Andrew Healy, 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron commander. The firings followed the Oct. 9 release of an investigative report that blamed a "large insect" for an Aug. 31 crash involving a truck carrying rocket engine parts for intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Missile commander ousted at Minot Air Force Base (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h4GKeKeyPZQwI7YA9j0vdfA5M1zQD9BB66R80) 14 Oct 2009 The missile wing commander at North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base was relieved of his command Wednesday after a series of missteps at the unit, including two crashes of vehicles carrying missile parts in just more than a year. Col. Christopher Ayres' was not ousted for any misconduct or wrongdoing, but the Air Force said it had lost confidence in his ability to command the base's 91st Missile Wing given recent incidents.
'The investigation doesn't list what kind of bug it was.' Military says 'large insect' distracted Minot AFB missile driver (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ic3ESgv52cK0SyrVasOxoH0C-n8wD9B7TM4G0) --Shipment also contained two 14-gallon tanks of liquid rocket fuel 09 Oct 2009 A truck driver who lost control of a semi-trailer carrying missile parts from North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base was distracted by a "large insect" that flew in a window and landed on the driver's back, the military said in a report released Friday. The Air Force said the truck from the base's 91st Missile Wing, which overturned Aug. 31 on a gravel road in northwest North Dakota, was carrying rocket engine parts for intercontinental ballistic missiles but no nuclear material. It was the second crash of a base vehicle in just more than a year. The Air Force spent about $5.6 million last year to recover an unarmed booster rocket for an intercontinental ballistic missile after the truck carrying it overturned in July 2008.
Minot AFB Activates B52 Squadron (http://www.kxmc.com/News/431305.asp) 03 Sep 2009 This will make the most powerful base in the world, stronger. That's how the commander of a new squadron of B-52 bombers describes Minot Air Force Base (http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html). Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Notari made the comments today as he assumed command of the newly-reactivated 69th Bomb Squadron at Minot's base. The addition of the 69th gives Minot Air Force Base two active B-52 squadrons. The commander of the 8th Air Force says having four B-52 squadrons - two in Minot and two at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana - gives him more flexibility in carrying out the bombers' mission. And it will keep the bomber active for decades.
Semi-trailer carrying Minot AFB missile parts overturns in ND (http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/apArticle/id/D9AEO2V80/) --The oveturned semi-trailer carried rocket engine parts for intercontinental ballistic missiles and two 14-gallon tanks of liquid rocket fuel. --It was the second crash of an Air Force vehicle from the Minot AFB in a year. 01 Sep 2009 Military officials said Tuesday a semi-trailer carrying intercontinental ballistic missile parts from the Minot Air Force Base overturned, and it could take a week to clear the site in north central North Dakota. Air Force spokeswoman Laurie A. Arellano said the semi-trailer overturned Monday afternoon on a gravel road. The cause of the crash is under investigation, she said.
I feel so much safer already: 69th Bomb Squadron Soon Activated (http://www.kxmb.com/News/428622.asp) 29 Aug 2009 After months of anticipation and preparation, the Minot Air Force Base is ready to officially activate its newly formed 69th Bomb Squadron. The new unit will be the fourth operational B-52 squadron in the Air Force. The Minot base is home to the 23rd Bomb Squadron and Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has two operational B-52 units.
Malmstrom nuclear weapons squadron activated (http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090805/NEWS01/908050301/1002/) 05 Aug 2009 A new squadron designed to streamline and improve the handling of nuclear weapons systems was activated Tuesday at Malmstrom Air Force Base, bringing 62 new personnel with it, according to Air Force officials. The newly activated 16th Munitions Squadron will be responsible for weapons storage area logistics operations. The tenant unit at Malmstrom is part of the 798th Munitions Maintenance Group at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
Hold on to your hats! Report: Major growth ahead for Minot AFB (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/529627.html) 30 Jun 2009 Hundreds of new positions will be added at Minot Air Force Base in the next fiscal year, according to an Air Force report... The report calls for the addition of several dozen military and civilian personnel at the Minot base as a result of bolstering the Air Force's nuclear enterprise. As a result of strengthening the Air Force's nuclear enterprise, the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB gains 10 B-52H bombers as part of B-52 force structure, according to the report. [More to 'lose.']
Minot Base Commander Says Bomb Wing Back on Track (http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=30575) 27 May 2009 The bomb wing commander at the Minot Air Force Base says the wing "performed magnificently" in a surprise Air Force inspection just completed. Col. Joel Westa was assigned the base after a mistaken cross-country flight of nuclear warheads to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana in 2007. One of his missions was to restore the reputation of the Minot base and its 5th Bomb Wing.
Nuclear Surety Inspection begins at Minot AFB (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/527971.html) 14 May 2009 A Nuclear Surety Inspection was initiated Wednesday at Minot Air Force Base. The inspection team is led by a senior officer representative from the Air Combat Command Inspector General's office with oversight provided by representatives from the Air Force Inspection Agency and the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. This no-notice inspection is expected to conclude May 22.
Minot Air Force Base Simulates Nuclear Missile Launch (http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=29898) 05 May 2009 Minot Air Force Base came within seconds of launching an intercontinental ballistic missile this morning. But it wasn't an emergency - it was a test of the 91st Missile Wing's ability to respond to an order from the President to launch a nuclear-tipped missile. A Minuteman Three missile from Minot's aresnal will be shipped to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California next month for an actual launch to test the equipment and people from the local base.
Cause unclear in death of Minot crew commander (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2009/02/ap_minot_commander_020309/) 05 Feb 2009 Minot police say they have found no sign of a crime in the death of a Minot Air Force Base missile crew commander, but area waiting more test results. The body of Capt. Jonathan Bayless was found late Friday in a field north of Minot. Police Capt. Al Hanson said an autopsy was performed Monday in Bismarck.
Minot base crew commander found dead (http://airforcetimes.com/news/2009/02/ap_missilecrewcommander_020109/) --Cause of death unclear 02 Feb 2009 The body of a missile combat crew commander from the Minot Air Force Base was found by police, and the cause of his death is under investigation, the Air Force says. A statement issued by the base Sunday said the body of Capt. Jonathan Bayless, 28, was found Friday night. Police did not give details and they are awaiting autopsy results. Col. Christopher Ayres, the base’s 91st Missile Wing commander, said Bayless was a training chief with the 91st Operations Support Squadron.
Minot AFB finalist for Global Strike Command (http://www.grandforksherald.com/ap/index.cfm?page=view&id=D95RREN80) 22 Jan 2009 North Dakota's congressional delegation says Minot Air Force Base is one of six finalists to be the home of the Air Force's new Global Strike Command. The military created the command to better manage the nation's nuclear arsenal. It comes after a series of embarrassing missteps, including the flight of a B-52 bomber that was mistakenly armed with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and flown from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana in August 2007.
Team to visit Minot AFB to plan for new B-52 squadron (http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/522999.html) 10 Jan 2009 With Minot Air Force Base as the preferred site for a second squadron of B-52 bombers, a team will visit the base early next month to help plan for the new unit. Early last year, officials announced that a second squadron of B-52s was planned for the Minot base.
Minot launch component device 'remains missing' (http://www.grandforksherald.com/articles/index.cfm?id=96777) --Minot AFB officer to face court-martial 10 Dec 2008 A Minot Air Force Base officer accused of stealing a missile launch control device will face a court-martial, the military said. Capt. Paul Borowiecki, who was a missile combat crew member assigned to the base’s 91st Missile Wing, is accused of taking the launch control device in July 2005, rather than destroying it as required when it was no longer in use. The Air Force also said Borowiecki told officials that another officer had lied in saying he destroyed a launch component. That device remains missing. That other officer, whose name has not been released, has not been charged.
Military brass to visit Minot base (http://www.kxmc.com/News/303653.asp) 30 Nov 2008 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and General Norton Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff, are scheduled to visit the Minot Air Force Base on Monday. Schwartz was appointed by President [sic] Bush this summer during leadership changes following the mishandling of nuclear weapons and equipment by the Air Force, including at Minot.
Plans solidify for new B-52 squadron at Minot (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2008/11/airforce_bombersquadron_minot_112108w/) 21 Nov 2008 The Air Force confirmed it wants to locate its fifth B-52H Stratofortress squadron at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Air Combat Command officials announced Friday. The target date for standing up the unit is late 2009 or early 2010. North Dakota’s congressional delegation, briefed on the plan prior to Friday’s announcement, said the squadron would have 10 planes, raising the number of combat-ready B-52Hs at Minot to 22.

AF mum on result of no-notice nuke inspection (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2008/11/airforce_barksdale_NSI_120108/) 20 Nov 2008 The 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., completed its first no-notice nuclear surety inspection Nov. 17, but Air Force officials would not say if the wing passed. It is the first no-notice inspection the wing has completed since Strategic Air Command was disbanded, according to Air Combat Command officials. In August 2007, Barksdale airmen discovered a B-52 on their runway that had flown from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., mistakenly [!] loaded with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles -- the first of two incidents that led to a period of heavily scrutiny of the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise.
Air Force: $5.6M to take rocket booster from ditch (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gUX-Oynfc-v6tJGbxcgd2oF2lYPgD93J6VQ00) 03 Oct 2008 The Air Force says it spent about $5.6 million in its efforts to recover an unarmed booster rocket for an intercontinental ballistic missile from a North Dakota ditch. An Air Force truck carrying the booster for a Minuteman III overturned July 31 a few miles east of Parshall in northwest North Dakota. An Air Force statement blames "driver and safety observer error" for the accident. The truck was traveling from Minot Air Force Base to a launch facility when it crashed on the gravel road.
Air Force says officer stole launch control device (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5izwRH3cbyetPC2KOUknSCBxIhSmgD93GKKE80) 29 Sep 2008 A Minot Air Force Base officer accused of stealing a classified missile launch control device faces a hearing to determine whether he will face a court martial. The Air Force said a hearing is scheduled Tuesday at the base to evaluate evidence against Capt. Paul Borowiecki, a missile combat crew member assigned to the 91st Missile Wing.
Changes coming on nuclear training, inspection (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2008/09/airforce_nuclearsummit_092008/) --Inspectors found several deficiencies in the nuclear security provided at the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., during a Nuclear Surety Inspection the base failed last year. 20 Sep 2008 Air Force leaders announced changes to the organization, training practices and inspection process of its nuclear enterprise following the service’s Nuclear Summit held on Sept. 18 at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Officials reviewed the recommendations made by the Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Management on Sept. 12 in a report that ripped the Air Force’s current nuclear structure proposing the service realign all of its nuclear missions under Air Force Space Command and rename it Air Force Strategic Command.
Advisers: Consolidate Air Force nuke command (http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2008/09/airforce_schlesinger_report_091208w/) 12 Sep 2008 The Task Force on Nuclear Weapons Management recommended the Air Force put all its nuclear missions under Air Force Space Command and call the whole thing Air Force Strategic Command. Defense Secretary Robert Gates organized the task force -- which was headed by former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger -- after axing the Air Force’s top two leaders last June due to its nuclear problems. The recommendations Schlesinger announced Friday at the Pentagon also would mean that Air Combat Command would lose its nuclear bomber mission.

Air Force officers sanctioned after sleeping on nuke job (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/29/airforce.sanctions/) 29 Aug 2008 Three ballistic missile crew members have been punished for sleeping during a sensitive task, the Air Force reported Thursday. Two first lieutenants and a captain fell asleep on July 12 while in control of a classified electronic part that contained old launch codes for intercontinental nuclear missiles. It happened during the changing out of electronic parts used to communicate with Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Two officers are under investigation for lying about destroying classified missile components, and another for alleged sexual misconduct, the military reported.
Air Force Searches For Lost Launch Devices (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/08/28/national/main4392286.shtml) --Three Crew Members Removed Over Allegations of Sex Abuse and Equipment Tampering 28 Aug 2008 The Air Force says at least three ballistic missile crew members at bases in North Dakota and Montana have been taken off the job while the military investigates allegations ranging from sexual abuse to missing classified components used in underground launch control centers. The Air Force announced Thursday that an officer who earlier worked at Minot Air Force Base's 91st Space Wing notified the military in May that he and another officer had lied about destroying classified launch components in July 2005. "They were supposed to destroy them and they signed documents saying they destroyed them," said Maj. Laurie A. Arellano, an Air Force spokeswoman. Instead, she said, "they took them home." In May, one of the officers notified the Air Force of the incident and "turned his launch components over to the government." Arellano said the devices are used on equipment inside the launch control center to detect equipment tampering. One of the devices remains missing. "We only know of the whereabouts of one for sure," Arellano said.
Navy relieves commander of air recon squadron (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iKDcgevZDggHCdTkRzapHfQC_a2wD92H4SBG3) 13 Aug 2008 The commander of a Navy air reconnaissance squadron that provides the president and the defense secretary the airborne ability to command the nation's nuclear weapons has been relieved of duty, the Navy said Tuesday. Cmdr. Shawn Bentley was relieved of duty Monday by the Navy for loss of confidence in his ability to command, only three months after taking the job. Capt. Brian Costello, commander of the Navy's Strategic Communications Wing One, removed Bentley from command, said Lt. Cmdr. Charlie Brown, a spokesman for the Naval Air Forces. The primary duty of the squadron, nicknamed the "Ironman," is to provide communication with ballistic missile submarines, Brown said. It is also one of three squadrons that provides airborne communications for the president and defense secretary to command and control the nation's nuclear submarines, bombers and missile silos, according to the Wing's official Web site.
U.S. fires captain of Japan-bound nuclear warship (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUST16567020080731) 31 Jul 2008 The U.S. Navy said it had replaced the captain of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier scheduled for a controversial berth in Japan after blaming him for a fire on board on the warship [?]. The United States has been trying to allay fears over the planned stationing of the George Washington in Japan, the only country to have suffered nuclear attacks. Doubts about the ship's safety were renewed when a fire broke out on board in May... U.S. Naval Air Forces said in a statement it had fired commanding officer David C. Dykhoff and another officer over the incident and installed Captain J.R. Haley as the ship's new commander.
Air Force brigadier general dies of gunshot wound (http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200807281547/BREAKING/80728072) 28 Jul 2008 An Air Force brigadier general died of a gunshot wound that likely was self-inflicted, a spokesman said Monday. Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Tinsley, the commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest late Sunday night and was pronounced dead within a half hour, said Col. Richard Walberg, who assumed command at Elmendorf after Tinsley's death. "To the best information, it's possible it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Walberg said at a news conference. The weapon was likely a handgun. His previous 22-month assignment was executive officer to the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. T. Michael "Buzz" Mosely, who in June resigned under pressure in an agency shake-up. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ousted both Mosely, the Air Force military chief, and Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne, the agency's civilian head, holding them accountable for failing to fully correct an erosion of nuclear-related performance standards. One concern was a cross-country flight in August 2007 of a B-52 carrying armed nuclear weapons.

US missile alert crew falls asleep on the job (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/25/usa) 25 Jul 2008 It was 9.30 in the evening. The crew of three air force members decided to rest a little and within 15 minutes they were fast asleep. They awoke several hours later. The only problem was that the room in which they were snoozing was the missile alert facility at Minot air force base in North Dakota. Directly beneath them was the underground control centre containing the keys that can launch ballistic missiles, and in their care were metal boxes containing the secret codes that allow the nuclear button to be pressed. The incident is the latest in a series of foul-ups and poor ratings for the Minot air force base. Last summer a B-52 bomber was loaded with six air-launched nuclear missiles and flown, unbeknownst to its pilots or crew, across America. [All three men fell asleep--at 9:30 PM--and slept *for hours?*]

Air Force says officers fell asleep with nuke code (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/24/missile.error/index.html) --July 12 incident was at Minot AFB, location of other incidents 24 Jul 2008 Three Air Force officers fell asleep [!] while in control of an electronic component that contained old launch codes for nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles, a violation of procedure, Air Force officials said Thursday. It is the fourth incident in the past year involving problems with secure handling of components of America's nuclear weapons. The incident occurred July 12, during the changing out of components used to facilitate secure communications between an underground missile-control facility and missile silos near Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, according to Col. Dewey Ford, a spokesman for the Air Force Space Command in Colorado.

Air Force declares lost B-52 crew dead (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080724/NEWS01/807240336/1060) 24 Jul 2008 In a solemn statement early Wednesday, 2nd Bomb Wing Commander Col. Robert Wheeler bore bitter news of tragedy to Barksdale Air Force Base and the surrounding community. The Air Force and Coast Guard have given up hope any of the six crew members of a Barksdale B-52 that crashed Sunday north of Guam are alive. Five of the lost airmen were assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing. The only other base in the world at which B-52s are permanently assigned is Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Its 5th Wing has been peppered for years with 2nd Bomb Wing personnel, and vice-versa, and it has not been unusual over the years for a commander or a vice commander to move from the 5th Wing to the 2nd Bomb Wing.
Air Force Finds Lax Nuclear Security (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/01/AR2008070102623.html) 02 Jul 2008 Most overseas storage sites for U.S. nuclear weapons, particularly in Europe, need substantial improvements in physical security measures and the personnel who guard the weapons, according to a newly available Air Force report. The Blue Ribbon review of nuclear security was conducted after it was discovered that a B-52 bomber had flown across the United States, from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, with neither the pilots nor ground crews aware that six cruise missiles under one wing held real nuclear warheads.
Moseley: We Need a Failsafe to Human Error (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3569580) --A day after Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked for and received his resignation June 5, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley gave this exclusive interview to [Defense News] Vago Muradian. 09 Jun 2008 Q. And that was where the problems occurred? Following the Minot incident (http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html), I would say more than 95 percent of my focus has been about getting this right, and we had a commander-directed inquiry. I commissioned Maj. Gen. [Polly] Peyer to conduct a blue ribbon review, which gave us 120 or so specific things to address. My fundamental tasking to her was, "Is there something bigger here? Is this just an isolated case of a human frailty or are there systemic bigger issues that we have to find and fix?" Q. So this was right after the Minot incident? A. I started it right after. The secretary went out there and General Welch did an overall study. So those 120, I believe, is a start at getting at where general officers should be. What is the echelon of responsibility?

Gates recommends Schwartz as next Air Force chief (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h14WATnIBZemE2UTr5Mm0UKRilowD916KTGO0) --Gates asks Bush to Allow Donley to Start as Air Force Secretary Without Senate Confirmation 09 Jun 2008 Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended Monday that Gen. Norton Schwartz, a 35-year veteran with a background in Air Force special operations, be the next Air Force chief. In a sweeping shake up of the Air Force, Gates also formally sent former Air Force official Michael Donley (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jOugVlbymCDkdhT1iEfjzEdG_SkwD914RAF82)'s name to the White House to be the next secretary of the beleaguered service. Gates announced last Thursday that he was removing Air Force Gen. Michael Moseley from the chief's job and Michael Wynne as its top civilian. Gates asked Bush to designate Donley as the acting secretary effective June 21 -- a move that would allow him to begin work without waiting for Senate confirmation.

Gates seeks Air Force leadership on handling of nuclear weapons (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/7573390) 09 Jun 2008 In his search for new leadership atop the Air Force, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is looking for a "new perspective" that will fix long-standing problems in the handling of nuclear weapons... Gates said at the time that his decision was based mainly on the damning conclusions of an internal report on the mistaken shipment to Taiwan of four Air Force fusing devices for ballistic missile nuclear warheads. And he linked the underlying causes of that slip-up to another startling incident: the North Dakota-to-Louisiana flight last August of a B-52 bomber that was mistakenly armed with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.
Minot Base Officials Say Airman Dies While On Leave (http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=10465) 12 Sep 2007 The Minot Air Force Base said an airman has died while on leave in Virginia. Airman First Class Todd Blue, who was 20 years old, died Monday while visiting with family members. The statement did not say how he died. The base said Blue was a response force member assigned to the 5th Security Forces Squadron. [The primary mission of the 5th Security Forces Squadron (http://www.ranger95.com/airforce/security_police_sq/5sfs.htm) is to 'provide 24-hour law enforcement and security services for the 5th Bomb Wing and all tenant units assigned to Minot AFB.' "Guardians of the Upper Realm" (http://www.minot.af.mil/units/5bwunits.asp) --The host wing on Minot Air Force Base, the 5th Bomb Wing operates the B-52H Stratofortress aircraft to provide global strike and combat-support capabilities to geographic commanders. B-52 Stratofortress - Mission (http://www.minot.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=3724) --Air Combat Command's B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions... It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.]

AF Secretary Visits MAFB (http://www.kxmc.com/t/minot-air-force-base/162142.asp) 14 Sep 2007 The top civilian in the Air Force spent the afternoon at Minot Air Force Base today. Michael Wynne, the Secretary of the Air Force, arrived at the base about 1 PM to get a personal look at how nuclear weapons are stored, protected, and handled. His visit comes two weeks after a B-52 bomber loaded with six nuclear warheads was flown from Minot to Barksdale Air Force Base.
Staging Nukes for Iran? (http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2007/09/05/staging-nukes-for-iran) By Larry Johnson 05 Sep 2007 My buddy... reminded me that the only times you put weapons on a plane is when they are on alert or if you are tasked to move the weapons to a specific site... Barksdale Air Force Base is being used as a jumping off point for Middle East operations... Why would we want to preposition nuclear weapons at a base conducting Middle East operations? His final point was to observe that someone on the inside obviously leaked the info that the planes were carrying nukes. A B-52 landing at Barksdale is a non-event. A B-52 landing with nukes. That is something else. Now maybe there is an innocent explanation for this? I can’t think of one. What is certain is that the pilots of this plane did not just make a last minute decision to strap on some nukes and take them for a joy ride... Did someone at Barksdale try to indirectly warn the American people that the Bush Administration is staging nukes for Iran?
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'Opposing' view:
The following email was sent to CLG on 19 September, anonymously.
Hello there,
I’m a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force. I do network security, so, that’s why I’m emailing anonymously, even though I really don’t feel it’s necessary. I’m just paranoid like that, which is why I’m pretty good at my job. ;) Also, parts of what I’m putting in here are probably classified, which is the primary reason I’m sending this anonymously.
Anyway, I see a lot of people posting on Reddit about government conspiracies about nukes and things like this. It’s frustrating for me because it’s really very silly. Please, let me explain some background, to help you all understand what’s going on in the background for the Air Force:
Minot AFB is a dead-end base. It’s the abyss of the Air Force, the saying goes “Why not Minot?” They have major retainability problems there – people volunteer to go to Iraq, Korea, anywhere just to get out of there. Beside its location (middle-of-nowhere North Dakota), the base has very little real mission and spins its wheels forever in drills that all result in the end of the world since it’s a nuke base designed to fight the Cold War. But, there is no Cold War for them to fight (at least not one that Minot’s golden piece of real estate would be useful in fighting), so its people probably feel pretty worthless and tired of fighting the now non-existent Soviet Union. The base has already been re-aligned (more on that in a moment) and it’s probably going to be BRACed into a regional airport in a few decades. Ellison AFB in South Dakota has already had its closure decided.

One of the biggest problems with killing off Minot is its core mission – all of the nukes it has. Its weapons capability is moving to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana as the AF further consolidates after the Cold War and infrastructure budget cuts because of Iraq et al. Moving weapons capability to Barksdale, in real world terms, means moving the actual missiles that would deliver the nuclear warhead to Barksdale. No big deal, conventional weapons move all the time. Nuclear warheads, however, when transported for these reasons, are moved by the Department of Energy – a very time consuming, expensive, and burdensome process that someone else will have to figure out much later once they finally decide to close the base.

So, the Air Force’s solution is to move the missiles, and leave the warheads behind, to be dealt with one day when all of us are retired and don't have to worry about it. That’s what SHOULD have happened. So the mission itself was pretty normal otherwise. (It may actually be intentional to leave things this way, to prevent Congressional involvement, as whatever Senator is from ND is probably desperate to keep Minot around as long as possible; leaving the nukes, but operationally stripping the base serves both sides purposes).

The mistake, and the reason everyone now knows about this, is that the warheads weren’t removed from the missiles being moved to Barksdale. I bet the guys on the ground in Barksdale were sure as shit surprised when they cracked the payload open and saw a warhead. ;)

I know as much as I do because I work with a cross-trainee whose last base was Barksdale as a munitions specialist. He was involved in this process there; along with the various other missions Barksdale has (it’s a pretty critical base in the AF). Anyway, you would think there would be a pretty clear checklist for all of this, but apparently no one even bothered. Doing what they do day-to-day, is pretty standard operating procedure. People get lazy when they do the same thing day after day, and there’s no less than a half dozen teams who would be transferring these weapons around from storage until they’re loaded. The idea of someone dropping the ball in the AF is not exactly unusual (quite common, actually, heh), especially when 4:30 rolls around and everyone wants to go home. If the next step is to hand it off to the guys who remove the warhead, and it’s 1630 on a Friday, hell, let’s just leave it until Monday, since the mission doesn’t fly until Tuesday anyway. Monday rolls around, someone else takes over, and doesn’t know the job wasn’t finished on Friday. There SHOULD be some paper trail for that kind of thing, but then, like I said, people are lazy. Oh, and Minot usually fails its nuclear operational readiness inspections. ;) Sorry to kill your confidence in the military.

I’ve seen too much crazy stuff to believe in some massive conspiracy, there’s too many people involved. You’d have to kill like 50 people to “cover up” moving nukes to Barksdale. Plus, what would it achieve? There’s already more than enough nukes at Barksdale to blow the world up 3x over. Who needs 6 more? Seriously? Plus, more accidents occur with conventional than nukes, since nukes are computerized and designed to be super-duper safe. Conventional weapons are built by the lowest bidder. [Yikes!] I’d be more worried about a fully-loaded F16 flying around NYC after 9/11 sucking up a bird than a B52 with nukes flying around without anyone knowing it was loaded with nukes. The pilots couldn’t "secretly" be in on it and launch them, the interface wouldn’t be installed, the COMSEC material wouldn’t be available, etc. You’d have to kill half the base to hide the paper trail necessary to give the pilots the ability to launch.

Several people dying from Minot is bad, of course, but then, crazy stuff happens. Motorcycle accidents, mind you, are the #1 non-war cause of dead in the Air Force. The Captain who died wasn’t a pilot (he was Combat Weather, as evidenced by his pewter beret in the photo linked from your site). Captains are a dime a dozen, just like the Security Forces troop who died. Yes, a part of the Security Forces Squadron mission there would be do defend the nukes, but he’s not at all involved in any of the process. He stands outside the door and checks IDs. Seriously, that’s it. I have 5 cops (as they're generally called in the Air Force) I deal with every day where I work because I do computer stuff, and they have zero clue what’s happening behind the door. They spend most of the day on the phone chit chatting with friends at other security posts about the latest dorm gossip about who slept with whom.

So, to conclude, just chill out a bit about the conspiracy, it’s kinda silly. Plus, again, what would be the point? It’s not a big deal to authorize a nuke mission. After 9/11 the entire Barksdale arsenal was loaded and on the flightline ready to fly. I wouldn’t sweat 6 who someone forgot to unload.

Feel free to republish, maybe it'll educate a few people.

V/r
SSgt

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Rebuttal to 'Opposing View'
The following email was sent to CLG on 19 September.

Subject: comments closed?
http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html (http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html)



I’m NOT anonymous, and I take issue with the anonymous "ssgt" statements.



I’m a cold war vet from the US Navy, one who worked as part of an operation designed to exhaust and bankrupt the Soviet military, by constantly testing their limitations. This SSgt is a defacto shill for a propaganda machine.



1st.



Bullsheep. Plain and simple. IF this "SSgt" was actually just debunking a load of Steaming Holstein, none of his command would have much issue with any of his statements, especially publicly available facts such as retention rates and base activities that are noted on google.com, mil.gov, wikipedia, and many other websites worldwide. There is no need to be anonymous when you’re not releasing classified data, is there? Saying "there is not a plot" is not contrary to secure data, even if there is not a plot.



2nd



6 people dying within days of a world-record nuclear screw-up is decidedly newsworthy, and suspicious, in itself. The rate of fatalities in the military isn’t that high even in war zones.



3rd



The "Decider" has already stated that he believes the USA has the right to bomb Iran, and that he will not certify that he’d refuse to use nukes. "No option is off the table" as he is fond of saying. I think that’s pretty damn clear, being as it is coming from the Commander In Chief.



4th



The military reporting of these incidents is itself contrary to military secrecy, reason, and law. I suspect an altogether different agenda. I believe that this high-level press coverage of a screw up, carrying nukes on B52s, is designed to use the US Media [gasp, they’ve never done that before!] to pressure Iran to meet US demands.



a.

The US military would never release to the public any real classified data, especially including data about moved or missing nukes, without authority from the White House.

b.

The US media is NOT entitled to print or distribute classified information, and is NEVER brought-in as it was in this case, so rapidly or on such an elemental and critical faux paus.

c.

The only logical excuse for the sudden and detail-filled news coverage of this event is that of an intentional release of data for political purposes.



5th

Declaring that the US Military is lying in the media isn’t illegal provided that one does not expose any actual events or secrets, or violate the UCMJ by disobeying a direct order. All soldiers still have their civil rights. These rights are merely waived as needed for valid military purposes, as it is the job of a soldier to take abnormal risks and bear state secrets.



If it was really a secret, the anonymous sergeant would now be a traitor to the USA, just by talking about it. Thus, the implication that the letter is legit, is ALSO an implication that the letter is NOT legit. There is no need to be anonymous if it’s not a secret. QED. This is an example of a circular argument.



Thus, "I" am not violating any UCMJ or Federal laws by stating that it’s bunk. You can’t cite me for a double negative: I’m stating that what doesn’t exist, doesn’t not exist. We call that the First Amendment, and whether Dumbya likes it or not, it’s still in force. I’m saying that there is no pink elephant.



The missiles were moved, without any doubts, intentionally; OR The missiles were never moved and the press coverage is based on propaganda to scare Iran; OR the missiles were moved and the press coverage is based on propaganda to scare Iran. You can’t prove or disprove what the US military has done without EXTERNAL data. They’ll say whatever they want to suit themselves.





Sincerely,
Don Lee E3/EW
US Navy vet
ASWOC 574 Jacksonville FL
Top Secret and other clearances [inactive]

Peter Lemkin
01-10-2011, 02:02 PM
VERY HEAVY, VERY! We had another thread on the mis-directed nukes, can we find and link to that on this thread.

Ed Jewett
01-14-2011, 03:54 AM
The bizarre behavior noted of Wheeler in the videos must be cross-referenced with a reading of Hank Albarelli's book "A Terrible Mistake" about the development and use of chemicals applied easily by magician-trained hands, on magazines and book papers, in aerosolized spray, in beverages or foodstuffs, or other surreptitious or covert means in order to make people look disoriented, foolish, crazy, lacking in social control, or verbal control, so as to discredit them or provide cover for a different op. They are a tool of character assassination, actual murder, political hijinks, etc.

This man exhibits the behaviors and characteristics noted in the book.

Such methods were in development since shortly after World War Two ended, were used and tested without the knowledge of the individuals in question in prisons, hospitals, military settings, and beyond. They were developed and kept secret for a very long time by the US government until the tale of the death of Frank Olson was told in painstaking steps over decades culminated by the intense research lasting nine years by Mr. Albarelli. Any knowledge of this capacity and use was blocked by the Federal government in innumerable ways, by Congressional Commissions headed by by Rockefeller, by President Ford and his underlings Cheney and Rumsfeld, and in many more ways. The impetus for this came from the CIA via Fort (then Camp) Detrick. The book is 826 pages long, of which the text itself runs over 700 pages. It is a deep politics research tool for which I commend Mr. Abarelli greatly.

Magda Hassan
01-16-2011, 12:49 PM
http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/john-wheeler-case-wheeler-search-warrants-sealed-what-does-it-mean

The 4 search warrants have been sealed. They're trying to say that sealing the search warrants is 'normal' for high profile cases but is that so and what is the purpose of sealing them anyway?

Peter Lemkin
01-16-2011, 02:12 PM
http://www.examiner.com/criminal-profiles-in-national/john-wheeler-case-wheeler-search-warrants-sealed-what-does-it-mean

The 4 search warrants have been sealed. They're trying to say that sealing the search warrants is 'normal' for high profile cases but is that so and what is the purpose of sealing them anyway?

Sealing them means you and I and the media can't know who/where/what they are for. In theory, the FBI, CIA, Police and others can go investigate them still....if [that was IF] they want to....and are not to not to.:spy:

From the article: "Given John Wheeler's political and security backgrounds it makes sense to do so. Information found in his home could have national security implications and/or hinder the investigation."

i.e. they are doing the investigation on a 'not need to know' basis.....if you 'ain't got clearances...you won't know...ever..my guess.

Ed Jewett
01-17-2011, 07:02 PM
Found while stumbling around elsewhere looking for transcripts of Indira Singh's testimony before the 9/11 Citizens Commission (provide your own analysis):

http://static.nowpublic.net/graphics/sites/all/themes/nova/default/images/1px.gif Warren Buffet+Henry Kissinger + AIG { Mitre Corporation} = 911

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The International Institute of Nonviolence
By: Rev. Jermano

Things appear to be adding up. Did you know Warren Buffet guarantees that the US will suffer from a Nuclear Attack? http://www.awitness.org/journal/warren_buffet_terrorism.html
Nuclear Attack a virtual certainty- "Investment guru Warren Buffett offered a bleak prediction for the nation's national security, saying a terrorist attack on American soil is "virtually a certainty." Envy and dislike of the United States have fueled rage against the country even as the ability to build a nuclear device has spread, Buffett said Sunday at the final day of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s annual meeting."
This brings to mind why would he say such a thing?

So where was Warren Buffett the morning of 9/11 and what was he doing?
Mr. Buffett was reportedly at his home in Omaha, Nebraska watching TV when he heard about the terrorist attacks. He was getting ready to host his "last annual golf charity event" which just happened to be at the U.S. Strategic Command headquarters located at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. Offutt AFB is, coincidentally, where President G. W. Bush flew to on Air Force One later in the day for "safety". This early golf charity event hosted by Mr. Buffett was to include celebrities, professional athletes, and a small group of business leaders in which one of these business leaders became a very lucky person.
This very lucky person was Ann Tatlock, the CEO of Fiduciary Trust Co. International. Now what made Mrs. Tatlock such a lucky person for being invited to this charity event that morning? Mrs. Tatlock not only works in the World Trade Center, but her offices were right where Flight 175 crashed into the WTC 2. http://www.rense.com/Killtown.htm
In March of 2002 financial speculator Warren Buffett predicted that the use of nuclear weapons by terrorists was '"inevitable."'
President George W. Bush went to Offutt AFB later in the 9/11/01 day. President GWB left Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, Louisiana at 1:48 Central Daylight Time, arriving at Offutt AFB in the next hour.
Fiduciary Trust is yet another investment-banking firm. Like J.P. Morgan and Lazard Freres before it, Fiduciary Trust wants to serve big money or an exclusive elite. It's "for institutions and wealthy clients." Five months prior to 9/11/01, Fiduciary Trust was bought by Franklin Resources of San Mateo, California for $825 million.
Fiduciary Trust employed 645 people on five floors on or above the 90th in the WTC's South Tower. 87 of those employees were killed due to the "'9/11'" destruction.
Fiduciary Trust's Chairman and CEO, Anne Tatlock, 62, was gone from her headquarters on "'9/11.'" http://www.democraticunderground.com/duforum/DCForumID60/27145.html
The February 1, 2002 San Francisco Business Times reported: "On the morning of Sept. 11, Tatlock herself had just arrived with a small group of business leaders at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha for a charity event hosted by Warren Buffett. She then heard the news of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center's north tower."
Did you know ole Warren owns Mitre Corporation http://www.gnn.tv/threads/16827/Nasa_s_Remote_Control_Jet_Impact_Demonstration
Its the very corporation that appears to be the place where they actually pulled off this attack that has been going on for sometime now.
Because the attacks involved systems used by the FAA, NORAD, and the U.S. Air Force, the conspirators would have needed “super user” access to the command and control centers of these three separate organizations.
Super user means the most privileged user on a computerized data system. The super user has complete access to all files on the system. For the previously mentioned agencies, and virtually all other U.S. defense and intelligence organizations, there is one such possible super user: a little-known private not-for-profit organization, based in Bedford, Mass., known as MITRE Corp. MITRE also has a headquarters in McLean, Va., on a campus it shares with Northrop Grumman.
The MITRE Corp. is a major defense contracting organization headed by the former Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), Dr. James Rodney Schlesinger. Schlesinger, who was reportedly made DCI at the request of Henry Kissinger in 1973, later served as Secretary of Defense. Ironically, Carl Max Hammond, Jr. was a fact researcher and analyst for Mitre Corp. Mitre is owned by Warren Buffett. Hammond was on flight 175..that struck WTC 2. (?) Hammond could have found out and warned Warren Buffett. Why didn't anyone warn Carl? Well, call me old fashioned, but I don't believe it's wise to let "Carl" live if he had advance warning and was NOT in Govt.
Carl Max Hammond's obituary claims he worked at MIT not MITRE. A convenient TYPO.
In addition, Mitre Corp has a "contract" of actually finding locations to dump all the toxic waste that the US Army Corps of Engineers dredge for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for nearly 10 years. As Fitzgerald's SDNY offices were negotiating with Ali..his attorney's were working with and have legal jurisdiction and constant daily oversight of the Port Authority CONTRACTS WITH MITRE!
Buffett's company Aramark, ran a concession on the top floor of the WTC. So how could Buffett have found out? Several ways. He could have been tipped because his Berkshire Hathaway http://www.memes.org/fitzgerald-has-sealed-indictment-bush-admin-waiting-giuliani-get-elected-and-then-refuse-prosecute-p
The recent news about AIG, Maurice Greenberg, his two sons and
Warren Buffett indicates that the inside attacks of 9-11-1 are a huge
accounting fraud - a mega-Enron - of the U.S. insurance industry.
Initially, the insurance industry had to pay several billion $$ in
damages. However, 9-11-1 has changed the landscape of insurance risk in
such a way that premiums went into a steep hike, and today the U.S.
insurance industry is the major beneficiary of 9-11-1 to the tune of
over $13 billion increase (in 2004) for AIG alone (AIG alone thus
achieved record revenues in 2004 of $100 billion according to
preliminary figures).
Greenberg Sr. owns nearly 2% but through offshore companies
controls about another 12% of the stock of AIG.
The connection with Warren Buffett is all the more suspicious in
light of the substantiated indication of CIA money laundering through a
bank partly owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo Bank, and the
strange ongoings at the Offutt Air Base on 9-11-1 where Buffett met
with President George W. Bush.
Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg, the president and chief executive officer
of American International Group (AIG), a multi-billion dollar New
York-based insurance company …, is no run-of-the-mill insurance
salesman. Since taking over the Shanghai and New York-based insurance
business of Cornelius Vander Starr in 1968, Greenberg has emerged as
one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes political fixers in the
Anglo-American Establishment. He is vice chairman of the New York
Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the Board of Counselors
of the Washington, D. C.-based Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS), which serves, on occasion, as Wall Street’s private
sector equivalent of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations.” [Note:
Philip Manuel, the investigator, is a member of the Financial Crimes
Task Force of the CSIS, see at
http://www.csis.org/taskfina.html.

Greenberg is also the oldest and largest paying client of Henry
Kissinger’s ‘consulting firm Kissinger,’ Associates. Greenberg hired Kissinger as his chief international trouble-shooter in 1982, and has
been plowing millions of dollars a year into Kissinger’s coffers ever
since.”
"The Kissinger connection has brought Greenberg an inside track on
lucrative insurance and banking deals with both Peking and Moscow. In
China’s financial hub, Shanghai, Greenberg’s AIG is the only foreign =20
company with Chinese government approval to sell insurance policies to
the city’s 13 million native Chinese.”
AIG has managed an astounding thing: they have had written for
themselves parts of U.S. federal tax laws that gave them tax exemptions
(Philadelphia Inquirer as quoted above). “AIG won a special provision
in the Tax Reform Act of 1986 exempting certain of its operations from
a crackdown on foreign tax shelters. AIG as the prime beneficiary of a
section in the Tax Reform Act that exempted AIG and other large
insurers from taxes on some of their offshore operations, saving them
millions of dollars.” More than 50% of their business is outside the
USA, including offshore jurisdictions.
As to the Americans involved, one must remember what Senators John
Kerry and Hank Brown found in „A Report to the Committee on Foreign
Relations United States Senate” (December 1992, 102d Congress 2d
Session Senate Print 102-140, at
http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/1992-rpt/bcci/
On January 6, 1995, John Crudele of the New York Post published =20
a column which called attention to a secret financial deal involving
Coral Reinsurance on Bermuda, the Arkansas Development and Finance
Authority, a project founded at the time by Arkansas state governor
William J. Clinton (ADFA) and Maurice Greenberg’s American
International Group (AIG). The story was only out for a few hours when
Swaney received a call from a stranger who told Swaney he had been
conducting his own investigation of Coral Insurance and AIG and was
surprised to learn that the connections led to people then in the White
House. When Swaney asked the stranger to identify himself, he declined
to do so, for fear of retaliation. The Ozark Gazette (see at
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a1001317.htm
http://cache.search.yahoo.net/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=Buffett+and+Kissinger+connection&y=Search&fr=ush_mailm&u=www.free-conversant.com/realtruth/551&w=buffett+kissinger+connection+connections&d=Lrys3hg5RI6X&icp=1&.intl=us
Things just seem to become clearer each and everyday, on who did 911.

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Peter Lemkin
01-17-2011, 07:29 PM
It bears reading at least twice and the names of persons and companies bear researching to the bottom of their dealings and intertwined dealings!!! Some terror attack....ha! - it was all about making BIG money and frightening the Sheeple - like all other 'wars'. Certainly does put new spin on Buffet who always is portrayed as such a nice Oligarch, unlike the others. Ha, Ha, Ha.

Nice find!...keep digging!

From a head hunting agency: MITRE is a unique place to work in that it is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). As an FFRDC, it is a private not-for-profit corporation chartered in the public interest. (Actually, MITRE operates three FFRDCs; one for DoD, one for the FAA, and one for the Department of the Treasury). The MITRE Corporation’s assets are owned by the federal government but the employees are not considered government employees (i.e., they not civil servants). There is both a bad side and a good side to this in that the employees do not have any job protections or automatic pay or step increases afforded civil servants, but, at the same time, they do not have the same constraints in promotions or merit pay increases. A highly capable junior employee can move up the latter relatively quickly (as compared to the federal government employees).

Also, generally, the work is interesting, varied and can have significant impact on how the government designs, develops, and implements systems. The work environment is intellectually stimulating and the technical staff is typically of a higher caliber than most commercial organizations (most tech staff have advanced degrees). The management supports intellectual integrity, high quality products, and encourages healthy debate in developing technical approaches to problem solving. As an FFRDC, MITRE is not permitted to perform commercial work nor is it allowed to bid on contracts in the government sector. Because of this, the staff is free from conflict of interest and can provide honest objective recommendations to its government sponsors. In a sense, the research environment at MITRE is much like a university although, at MITRE, the research work is direct by the government sponsoring organizations.
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From elsewhere: MITRE was one of the business partners of computer company Ptech, when it came out i December 2002, that Ptech (Quincy, Massachuseets)
was secretly owned by terror finance suspect Yassin al-Kadi , one of 12 Saudi businessmen
accused of funneling millions of dollars to terror organisations run by Bin Laden. :pirate:

David Guyatt
01-17-2011, 07:34 PM
And AIG was an intelligence "front" dating back to its C V Starr says.

All very cosy.

Peter Lemkin
01-17-2011, 07:42 PM
IS DEFENSE CONTRACTOR MITRE CORP. THE TROJAN HORSE OF 9/11?
By Christopher Bollyn American Free Press
http://www.americanfreepress.net

Did a central controller with "super user" privileges of the command and control systems of the Department of Defense,
NORAD, the Air Force, and the FAA, control the aerial attacks of 9/11?
There is only one agency that has that capability â a little-known private company known as MITRE Corp.
There are basically two versions of events surrounding the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
There is the government version, propagated by the controlled media, which claims that 19 Arab terrorists,
organized by Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan, hijacked 4 passenger aircraft and used them to attack the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon. This version, used to launch the "war on terror" and two invasions in the Middle East,
is challenged by a lack of evidence. On the other hand, a host of unofficial explanations, based on available evidence,
make up what can be called the "inside job" or anti-government version. This version basically claims that agents
embedded within the U.S. military and intelligence organizations conspired to carry out the terror attacks.
The two foreign nations most often implicated in the unofficial explanations of 9/11 are Israel and Britain.
Both countries are supporters and beneficiaries of the Bush administration's "war on terror." For the Israelis, Iraq,
a major threat, was drastically reduced in power and put under military occupation. For the British, a oil-rich territory,
Iraq's southern region of Basra, which it originally occupied in 1914, was reoccupied and its immense oil assets
put under control of the Crown. Royal Dutch Shell and BP, formerly named British Petroleum,
are two companies said to be controlled by the Crown, which have posted record profits since 9/11.

While both Britain and Israel have substantial assets and powerful organizations in the United States, proponents
of the anti-government version have not explained how a foreign power could manipulate the computer systems
of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the North American Aerospace Defense Command ( NORAD), and the U.S. Air Force,
and thereby control the aerial attacks of 9/11. When American Free Press interviewed Eckehardt Werthebach,
former president of Germanyâs domestic intelligence service, in December 2001, he said âthe deathly precisionâ
and âthe magnitude of planningâ behind the 9/11 attacks would have required years of planning.
Such a sophisticated operation, Werthebach said, would require the âfixed frameâ of a state intelligence organization,
something not found in a âloose groupâ of terrorists like the one allegedly led by Mohammed Atta.
Many people would have been involved in the planning of such an operation, Werthebach said.
He pointed to the absence of leaks as further indication that the attacks were âstate organized actions.

Andreas von B��low, who served on Germany's parliamentary commission and oversaw the three branches
of the German secret service, told AFP that he believed that Mossad, Israel's intelligence service,
was behind the terror attacks. The attacks, he said, were carried out to turn public opinion against
the Arabs and boost military and security spending. âYou donât get the higher echelons,â von B��low said,
referring to the âarchitectural structure which masterminds such terror attacks. At this level,
he said, the organization doing the planning, such as Mossad or British intelligence,
is primarily interested in affecting public opinion.
s

In a recent article in AFP, " The Perfect Terrorist Plan To Level the Twin Towers Created In 1976" by Greg Szymanski,
it was reported that the U.S. Army devised a plan in 1976 to bring down the towers using commercial airliners
and box cutters as weapons. At the time, George H.W. Bush was head of the CIA and Martin R. Hoffmann
was Secretary of the Army. Hoffmann told AFP that he did not recall being involved in this planning reportedly done
by the U.S. Army. An architect, even of destruction, needs a contractor. Proponents of the anti-government version
of 9/11 provide evidence to support their claims, but do not explain how the U.S. military
and civil aviation control systems could have been hijacked to allow the aerial attacks to occur.

Because the attacks involved systems used by the FAA, NORAD, and the U.S. Air Force, the conspirators
would have needed "super user" access to the command and control centers of these three separate organizations.
Super user means the most privileged user on a computerized data system. The super user has complete access
to all files on the system. For the previously mentioned agencies, and virtually all other U.S. defense
and intelligence organizations, there is one such possible super user: a little-known private
not-for-profit organization, based in Bedford, Mass., known as MITRE Corp. MITRE also has a headquarters
in McLean, Va., on a campus it shares with Northrop Grumman. The MITRE Corp. is a major
defense contracting organization headed by the former Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), Dr. James Rodney Schlesinger.
Schlesinger, who was reportedly made DCI at the request of Henry Kissinger in 1973, later served as Secretary of Defense.
Schlesinger, a former director of strategic studies at the RAND Corp., was described in a 1973 biography
as a "devout Lutheran," although he was born in New York in 1929 to immigrant Jewish parents from Austria and Russia.
Schlesinger earned three degrees from Harvard University. Schlesinger's father, an accountant, founded the accounting firm
Schlesinger & Haas, and was a trustee and chairman of the budget of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue.
His father was also a member of the New York State Grand Lodge of Masons. The MITRE Corp., of which Schlesinger
is chairman of the board of trustees, is connected to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, and Mitretek Systems of Falls Church, Va. Schlesinger is a senior advisor
for the Lehman Brothers investment firm and a member of the Defense Policy Board and advisory council
for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The MITRE Corp. has provided computer and information technology
to the FAA and the U.S. Air Force since the late 1950's. MITRE is a Federally Funded Research
and Development Center (FFRDC) for the Dept. of Defense, the FAA, and the Internal Revenue Service.

The chairman of the board of trustees of Mitretek Systems, a spin-off of MITRE Corp., is Martin R. Hoffmann,
who served as Secretary of the Army when the "perfect terrorist plan" was reportedly prepared in 1976. MITRE's Command,
Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) FFRDC for the Dept. of Defense was established in 1958.
The C3I "supports a broad and diverse set of sponsors within the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
These include the military departments, defense and intelligence agencies, the combatant commands,
and elements of both the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,"
according to MITRE's website. "Information systems technology," it says, "coupled with domain knowledge,
underpin the work of the C3I FFRDC." The U.S. Air Force maintains its Electronic Systems Center (ESC)
at the Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Mass. The ESC manages the development and acquisition
of electronic command and control (C2) systems used by the Air Force. The ESC is the Air Force's
"brain for information, command and control systems," according to Charles Paone, a civilian employee of the ESC.

It is the "product center" for the Air Force's Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and Joint Surveillance
Target Attack Radar System (J-STARS), Paone said. Asked about MITRE's role at the ESC, Paone said,
"MITRE does the front-end engineering. It's basically our in-house engineer." MITRE employees operate
the computer systems at Hanscom AFB, Paone said. MIT's Lincoln Laboratories, the parent of MITRE,
is located on the Hanscom AFB. A second FFRDC, the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD)
provides computer engineering and technology to the FAA. MITRE's support of the FAA began in 1958,
when the company was created. The FAA's Airspace Management Handbook of May 2004, for example,
was written and published by the MITRE Corp. Jennifer Shearman, MITRE's public relations manager for "corporate identity"
in Bedford, told AFP that MITRE is a "trusted mentor" for the FAA and is a "unique" provider of "objective
and independent" information for the U.S. civil aviation authority. MITRE's Bedford headquarters are located
near Boston's Logan airport where the two planes that struck the World Trade Center supposedly originated.

Bedford lies directly under the flight path of westbound flights leaving Logan. MITRE developed the technology
"to aid controllers in solving problems while keeping aircraft close to their route, altitude, and speed preferences."
Shearman was unable to say why the MITRE technology apparently failed on 9/11. Indira Singh, an "IT consultant"
who previously worked on a Defense Advanced Research Project, and who was employed by J.P. Morgan on 9/11,
in risk management, pointed to MITRE's role at the FAA during the 9/11 Citizens' Commission hearings in New York last September.
"Ptech was with MITRE Corporation in the basement of the FAA for two years prior to 9/11," Singh said.
"Their specific job is to look at interoperability issues the FAA had with NORAD and the Air Force in the case of an emergency.
If anyone was in a position to know that the FAA â that there was a window of opportunity or to insert software
or to change anything â it would have been Ptech along with MITRE." A representative of Ptech could not be reached.

[Ptech appears to have been a Mossad front company created to provide insecure Trojan Horse software to the U.S. military
and intelligence agencies. Ptech has the typical Arab owners and financiers - and Mossad operators.]

For example, see Michael Goff, former marketing manager at Ptech, Inc.
http://www.goffpr.com/about.asp Photo: Dr. James Rodney Schlesinger Schlesinger
bio info: http://www.mitre.org/about/bot/schlesinger.html

Peter Lemkin
01-17-2011, 07:46 PM
Ptech's customer base spans the globe across the communications, distribution, energy, financial services, and government market segments. It includes:

AAA Michigan, ABN AMRO, Aetna, Allegheny Energy Supply, Applied Materials, Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Jones, FAA, FBI, Fleet Securities, IBM Global Services, IRS, Meijer, The MITRE Corporation, MetLife, Motorola, NATO, NAVAIR, OneBeacon Insurance Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Southern California Edison, Sprint, SYSCO, WSIB, US Air Force, US Department of Energy, US Department of Education, US Department of Veteran Affairs, US House of Representatives, USDA Forest Service, US Postal Service, and Weyerhaeuser.

http://web.archive.org/web/20020314184516/http://www.ptechinc.com/01/abou/abou.comp.asp

From 9/11 Encyclopedia:

On November 6th, 2002 the FBI raided a Boston-area computer software firm looking for evidence that the company, which does business with key government agencies, might have links to Osama bin Laden's terror network. This company was Ptech from Quincy, Massachusetts. The investigation was part of a broader Customs-led program known as "Operation Green Quest", a multiagency task force that has served 114 search warrants since September 11th, which has resulted in 50 arrests, 28 indictments and the seizure of about $27.4 million until the end of 2002. Source: http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,56758,00.html

(-> Boston-connection, ->Massachusetts-connection) Ptech's customers are: AAA Michigan, ABN AMRO, Aetna, Allegheny Energy Supply, Applied Materials, Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Jones, Faa, FBI, Fleet Securities, IBM Global Services, IRS, Meijer, The Mitre Corporation, MetLife, Motorola, NATO, NAVAIR, OneBeacon Insurance Group, Price waterhouse Coopers, Southern California Edison, Sprint, SYSCO, WSIB, US Air Force, US Department of Energy, US Department of Education, US Department of Veteran Affairs, US House of Representatives, USDA Forest Service, US Postal Service, and Weyerhaeuser Source: http://www.ptechinc.com/01/abou/abou.comp.asp

Ignored from the mainstream press are background details on this company. The so called "secret owner", Yassin al-Kadi (->), one of 12 Saudi businessmen accused of funneling millions of dollars to al Qaeda, was well known in investigative circles. The Washington Post reported later, that public documents filed in Massachusetts showed that Ptech leased much of its office and computer equipment using financing provided by BMI Finance and Investment, a firm that was partly financed by Al-Qaeda and which shared office space in New Jersey with Kadi International. BMI was financed by Marzook (a US Designated Terrorist); Yassin Kadi, financier of HAMAS terrorist Mohammad Salah, and two siblings of Osama bin Laden. BMI has developed property in Indianapolis, IN, Baltimore, MD and other locations. The development schemes parallel those of QLI and Golden Marble, Inc. (above)." Source: http://www.judicialwatch.org/cases/78/hamascomplaint.htm

Ignored from mainstream media and US Congress it was known, that a whistleblower told the FBI already on Ptechs connections to Yasin al-Qadi in October 2001! Source: http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/341/metro/FBI_reportedly_didn_t_act_on_Ptech_tips+.shtml

But already in 1998 ex-FBI agent Robert Wright (->) was sabotaged on investigations on Yassin Kadi. Chicago-based special agent Robert Wright had accused the FBI of shutting down his 1998 criminal probe into alleged terrorist-training camps in Chicago and Kansas City, which he linked to Hamas that time. Source: http://www.laweekly.com/ink/02/37/news-crogan.php
"Wright is the only FBI agent to seize terrorist funds (over $1.4 million) from U.S.-based Middle Eastern terrorists using federal civil forfeiture statutes, prior to the September 11th attacks. The original source of the funds was Yassin Kadi, a Saudi businessman, who is reportedly a financier of Osama bin Laden." Source: http://www.judicialwatch.org/printer_2469.shtml

Peter Lemkin
01-17-2011, 07:51 PM
I'm beginning to wonder if this thread belongs in 911 or the 911 thread belongs in one Buffet hinted at - the certain coming nuke attack on the USA by the USA. :read: thread............ We seem to have found a rabbit hole [or wormhole in spacetime].....guess it is too late not to jump in, like Alice, and find out where the Mad Hatters Tea Party is being held...or was held.

Ed Jewett
01-21-2011, 03:49 AM
Newsweek
(once the weekly of the dominant Washington Wurlitzer :wirlitzer:now owned for the cost of $1 by "stereo magnate" Sidney Harman -- who is connected to as Business Executives for National Security (http://www.bens.org/home.html) as well as Jane (California Senator who chaired the House Intelligence Committee and still chairs (http://hsc.house.gov/about/subcommittees.asp?subcommittee=11) the Intelligence Subcommittee at the Committee on Homeland Security)

weighs in on the Wheeler case:

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/15/j...am-demons.html (http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/15/john-wheeler-s-death-his-vietnam-demons.html)

"... Friends say Wheeler has acknowledged having bipolar disorder as well as Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism that sometimes caused him to misread social cues and situations.

He also told friends that he sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that he was convinced that some of his problems were related to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. While Wheeler was never a combat soldier, (he was a member of the general staff at the U.S. Army’s headquarters in Long Binh, Vietnam from 1969 to 1970), friends say that someone as sensitive as Wheeler may have been particularly vulnerable to a war zone’s after-effects. “I think some of his problems were genetic but were exacerbated by his wartime service,” one friend said....."

This article originally appeared on The Daily Beast (http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-01-14/john-wheelers-death-his-vietnam-demons).

Keith Millea
01-21-2011, 05:37 AM
"... Friends say Wheeler has acknowledged having bipolar disorder as well as Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism that sometimes caused him to misread social cues and situations.


Hell yes,that'll get you a free ride to the landfill anyday. :monkeypiss:

David Guyatt
01-24-2011, 12:06 PM
See Anthony Thorne's intriguing post No. 142 HERE (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?5900-Arizona-Congresswoman-Shot-dead-at-point-blank-range-moments-ago-!/page15).

Peter Presland
01-25-2011, 10:33 AM
Trowbridge Ford's latest (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/content.php?186-How-the-Pentagon-Broke-the-Deadlock-over-the-START-Treaty-Iran-s-Nuclear-Ambitions-at-John-Wheeler-s-Expense)posted today as an article on DPF CMS is relevant to this thread.

David Guyatt
01-25-2011, 07:29 PM
Thanks Peter.

I have suspicions about Trowbridge Ford that extend to purposeful muddying of the water. I can't say that Savak didn't kill Wheeler, but I mightily doubt it.

Btw, in passing I note that chief U N WEapons Inspector, Hans Blix is named as being a knight of SMOM in THIS (http://z10.invisionfree.com/The_Unhived_Mind_II/index.php?showtopic=1466&st=60) website.

Is it true? I don't know - it would require a trip to Rome and the Vatican to get a lost from them. On the other hand he might be American SMOM? Or not SMOM at all.

However, having players play opposite each other even when they are actually on the same side dates back into the mists of time.

There is a certain logic in supposing he may be part of that Order.

Jan Klimkowski
01-25-2011, 07:44 PM
Re: the Trowbridge H Ford article:

I strongly suspect that several countries possess the ability to manipulate both the weather and major geological events such as earthquakes. However, it is not yet proven that, for instance, the US is creating earthquakes against geopolitical competitors.

Much of the technology may derive from "Tesla physics", and both the Nazis and the Russians had a theoretical and practical lead in this area in the mid-C20th. So, if America is creating earthquakes, are - say - the Russians and Chinese retaliating in kind?

In addition, if I inderstand correctly, Trowbridge H Ford is claiming that Iranian intelligence assassinated Cheney apparatchik John Wheeler.


Once the earthquake occurred, Savak agents, it seems, got on Wheeler's trail, and once they caught up with him in Wilmington after Christmas, they drugged him, and then stole his Blackberry, brief case, and mobile phone to check if they had the right man. Wheeler, of course, was desperately looking for what had been stolen when he regained some kind of composure in the hope of preventing its disclosure to America's enemies, especially Iran, explaining why he was increasingly disoriented and disshevled in the process while refusing to seek any police help. Once the agents determined that Wheeler was their man, they captured him again, probably at his own residence in New Castle where they tortured him until he had revealed eveything he knew about, particularly, it seems, information that he had hidden under the kitchen floor. Then the agents apparently slit his throat, and dropped his body into a dumpster which would soon take it to Wilmington's landfill where it would disappear forever.

First off, I don't particularly buy this.

Second, for a supposed intelligence insider, calling C21st Iranian intelligence by the name SAVAK is historically illiterate.

SAVAK was the Shah's secret police, created by British and American intelligence, and hated by the Islamic government. Today, as far as I can tell, Iran's secret service more generally goes by the names of MISIRI, SAVAMA or VEVAK.

SAVAK is a term of abuse for modern Iranians.

Magda Hassan
01-31-2011, 12:11 AM
Medical examiner: Homicide victim John Wheeler died of 'blunt force trauma'

Toxicology "didn't play a role" in his death, officials said.

By CRIS BARRISH and ESTEBAN PARRA (cbarrish@delawareonline.com) • The News Journal • January 28, 2011


Homicide victim John P. Wheeler III, a former Pentagon official and presidential aide whose body was discovered Dec. 31 in a Wilmington landfill, was beaten to death in an assault, the Delaware medical examiner’s office announced today.





The official cause of Wheeler’s slaying was “blunt force trauma,’’ agency spokesman Karl Kanefsky said about a case that has drawn worldwide media coverage.
Police reiterated today that the case remains under investigation but acknowledge they cannot fill in critical gaps in the murder mystery.
Within hours of the grisly New Year’s Eve discovery, state pathologists had ruled that the 66-year-old New Castle resident was a homicide victim, but until today authorities had been mum on the cause of his death -- an unusual posture in Delaware, where such information is usually released promptly.
The four-week delay has helped fuel rampant speculation that Wheeler, a defense consultant and expert on chemical and biological weapons, was poisoned by enemies -- a theory that persisted in part because he was seen stumbling around Wilmington in the days before he died and officials said they were awaiting the results of toxicology tests.
Hal G. Brown, deputy director of the medical examiner’s office, said he did not know what medications or chemicals, if any, were in Wheeler’s system, but said the death certificate makes it clear that toxicology “didn’t play a role’’ in Wheeler’s death.
Brown said blunt force trauma describes the result of being struck with an object or a body part such as a fist. Brown added that Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Adrienne Sekula-Perlman, who handled Wheeler’s autopsy, met with police and prosecutors today about her conclusions.
Newark police are the lead agency on a multi-force investigation because the garbage truck that dumped Wheeler’s body at Wilmington’s Cherry Island Landfill was emptying debris it had collected at trash bins in Newark. The FBI is also assisting the probe.
Newark police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall was mum Friday on the official word that Wheeler was killed in an assault. “I can’t comment on his injuries,’’ Farrall said.
Farrall said detectives still do not know how Wheeler got to Newark or how he got into the dumpster.
“We’re still attempting to determine how he made his way to Newark and who is responsible for his murder,” Farrall said. “How he got the injuries, I just don’t know.”
Jason Miller, spokesman for Attorney General Beau Biden, said their office could not comment on the “ongoing investigation.’’
Wheeler, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, led fundraising efforts in the 1980s to construct the Vietnam memorial and served as an adviser to the last three Republican presidents -- Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
Most recently he worked part-time for the MITRE Corp., which provides systems engineering and information technology services to the government about issues such as aviation defense and intelligence.
Wheeler is believed to have been on a train from Washington, D.C., to Wilmington on Dec. 28, Newark police said.
A cabbie interviewed by The News Journal, however, said he picked Wheeler up at the train station on Dec. 29.
Video and witness accounts of Wheeler's behavior in the 48 hours before his body was found show him disoriented, carrying one of his dress shoes, and looking in vain for his car in a Wilmington parking garage blocks from where his vehicle was located.
On Dec. 30, Wheeler was captured on surveillance video at the Nemours building at 10th and Orange streets in downtown Wilmington, where he asked for train fare at the Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz law firm.
The last image of him that day was leaving the Nemours building and walking southeast on 11th Street, past and through the Hotel du Pont valet parking area. He continued southeast and crossed Market Street and was last seen in camera view at 8:42 p.m. walking toward the East Side, a low-income neighborhood known as a hot spot for crime.
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110128/NEWS01/110128028/Med.+examiner+releases+Wheeler+cause+of+death

David Guyatt
01-31-2011, 11:30 AM
An assault? A fist?

After four weeks that's it?

This stinks.

Where on his body did the trauma occur? His carotid artery? The base of the skull? Another sensitive "killing" spot?

Jan Klimkowski
01-31-2011, 05:32 PM
On Dec. 30, Wheeler was captured on surveillance video at the Nemours building at 10th and Orange streets in downtown Wilmington, where he asked for train fare at the Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz law firm.
The last image of him that day was leaving the Nemours building and walking southeast on 11th Street, past and through the Hotel du Pont valet parking area. He continued southeast and crossed Market Street and was last seen in camera view at 8:42 p.m. walking toward the East Side, a low-income neighborhood known as a hot spot for crime.

A couple of obvious possibilities here:

i) Wheeler had chosen to go on an alcohol or drug-induced bender - suggestive of some crisis in his life;

ii) Wheeler had been subjected to an alcohol or drug-induced bender - perhaps through some potent narcotic surreptiously slipped into his food/drink by a third party;

iii) Wheeler was on the run and scared to use his credit cards and thus leave a digital trail of his whereabouts. Yes - he could be traced through CCTV, but my understanding is that credit card use is a more immediate location identifier.

Ed Jewett
02-01-2011, 03:52 AM
From http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/index.php :


John Wheeler family forced to offer $25,000 on tips on his death (http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110130/NEWS01/110130003/John+Wheeler+s+family+offers++25+000+reward+for+ti ps+in+his+death).

There is a cover-up going on in Delaware and just like the Lewes pedophile scandal, the cover-up artist is named BIDEN -- both state attorney general "Beau" and "Hair Plug" Joe.

Magda Hassan
02-01-2011, 04:35 AM
WILMINGTON — Expressing gratitude to law enforcement but also frustration with a lack of information, the family of John P. Wheeler III on Sunday offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Wheeler’s killer.




Wheeler, 66, a New Castle resident who was an adviser to several presidents, was found dead on Dec. 31 at a Wilmington landfill. His death was ruled a homicide.
The Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office said Friday Wheeler had been beaten and listed the cause of death as blunt-force trauma.
The announcement of the reward came through attorney Colm F. Connolly, a former U.S. attorney for Delaware, whom the family hired to represent them and act as a go-between with law enforcement.
Speaking exclusively to The News Journal on
Sunday, Connolly said Wheeler’s death is as much a mystery to the family as it is to the public. He said Wheeler’s family is despondent over his death and “desperate” for information.
Connolly released a short statement from the family expressing appreciation for the “outpouring of sympathy and concern” they have received over the past few weeks “and for the efforts of law enforcement authorities to uncover the circumstances surrounding Jack’s death.”
“We have suffered a heartbreaking loss, and not knowing how Jack died amplifies the devastation we feel. Our hope in offering this reward is to encourage anyone who may have helpful information to come forward so that justice can be served,” the statement concluded.
Connolly also produced a copy of a flier publicizing the reward that he said Newark police will be handing out and posting in areas they believe “will be most likely to produce leads.”
Connolly said the family coordinated and timed its offer of a reward offer with Newark police in order to best assist the investigation.
However, Connolly said, the family feels isolated and out of the loop when it comes to the investigation.
“The authorities are not sharing information with them at this point,”
As a former prosecutor – who most notably won a conviction against Thomas Capano for the murder of Anne Marie Fahey – Connolly said he understands the need for police and prosecutors to keep some matters secret so as not to compromise the investigation. But, he said, there is some information that can safely be shared with the family of a victim, something he said he often did as a prosecutor, which is not being shared right now.
“We were very disappointed and frustrated on Friday to learn from the media that the Medical Examiner’s Office had issued a report and had determined what the cause of death was,” Connolly said. “The family was in the dark about that and had hoped we would hear before any public dissemination of that information.”
Connolly said Wheeler’s family is cooperating fully with authorities and is doing whatever it can to assist in the investigation. He said they hope putting up $25,000 of their own money will lead to a tip that brings the investigation to a close “with answers.”
Delaware Crime Stoppers also is offering a $1,000 reward for information about Wheeler’s death.
Filling in the timeline
Connolly also provided a few details from the family that further fill in the timeline of Wheeler’s final days that has been provided by authorities.
Wheeler was in New York City on Dec. 26, where he and his wife also have a residence, and from there headed to Washington, where he worked as a part-time consultant for the MITRE Corp., which provides systems engineering and information technology services to the government.
Connolly said he is not sure what Wheeler was doing in Washington on that date, but believed it was likely related to his job or the many civic causes he was associated with.
Connolly said Wheeler then took a train from Washington to Wilmington on Dec. 28. The family last heard from him in an e-mail the morning of Dec. 29.
A Wilmington cabdriver reported picking up Wheeler at Wilmington’s Amtrak station that morning.
Connolly said Wheeler’s last message caused no alarm and did not betray any of the apparent disorientation witnesses described later that day and that could be seen on a surveillance video of Wheeler taken Dec. 29 at a downtown parking garage.
Connolly said he had seen the video from the parking garage adjacent to the New Castle County Courthouse, and is aware of the reports of Wheeler’s disorientation but could not comment further.
He said the family has no definitive answer why Wheeler was behaving the way he was in the video.
Connolly dismissed one national media commentator’s observation that Wheeler was “drunk,” stating that Wheeler did not drink.
A parking attendant who saw Wheeler around 6:40 p.m. Dec. 29, without a coat and carrying one shoe, said Wheeler claimed to have been robbed of his briefcase and that he was looking for his car – which, it turned out, was parked at a different garage.
Connolly said Wheeler did sometimes carry a briefcase.
Investigators have also reported that several low-powered smoke-bomb-type devices were set off in a house under construction across from Wheeler’s New Castle home late on Dec. 28, causing minor damage.
That house had been the target of several lawsuits filed by Wheeler and his wife, alleging code violations, and fire officials said they had wanted to talk to Wheeler as part of their investigation.
“Police have not shared any information about that incident or suggested that there is any link between that arson and his death,” Connolly said.
Seeking confirmation
The last known sighting of Wheeler was on Dec. 30 at 8:42 p.m. on a surveillance video taken at the Nemours Building at 10th and Orange Streets, where Wheeler is seen walking on 11th Street toward the city’s East Side.
Wheeler’s body was found about 10 a.m. Dec. 31. when it fell out of a Waste Management refuse truck at the Cherry Island Landfill. The truck was assigned to a route in Newark and began collections at 4:20 a.m.
The surveillance videos of Wheeler at the Nemours Building have not been released and Connolly said the family would like to see those videos to verify that the person seen in the recordings is in fact Wheeler.
Police said Wheeler is seen on the recordings wearing a hooded sweatshirt, but Connolly said Wheeler’s family never saw him wear a hooded sweatshirt.
Connolly said a Washington-area attorney who had been acting as a go-between for Wheeler’s family and Delaware law enforcement reached out to him earlier this month to take over that job because of Connolly’s familiarity with Delaware.
Connolly is in private practice with law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, which has offices in the Nemours Building. Connolly said it is possible Wheeler was looking for him on Dec. 30, but he said he has no reason to believe that was the case. Connolly said he had not been hired by Wheeler or Wheeler’s family at that time and had no appointment to meet with Wheeler on that day.
Connolly said he had met Wheeler only once before, in the spring of 2009.
Connolly confirmed that Wheeler’s family had previously done business with a different law firm in the Nemours Building – Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz – whose offices Wheeler visited on Dec. 30, and where Wheeler reportedly asked for train fare before abruptly departing.
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110130/NEWS01/110130003/John+Wheeler+s+family+offers++25+000+reward+for+ti ps+in+his+death

Ed Jewett
02-02-2011, 02:11 AM
Family of slain ex-Pentagon official wants info


By RANDALL CHASE

The Associated Press
WILMINGTON, Del. — The family of a slain ex-Pentagon official whose body was found in a Delaware landfill still doesn't know what happened to him, and their attempts to get more information from law enforcement have been rebuffed, their attorney said Monday.....


Attorney General Beau Biden's office, along with police investigators, have sought to keep information about the case from the public. Biden's office asked a judge to seal a search warrant for Wheeler's home, and three search warrants for Wheeler's cell phone and his 1993 Oldsmobile were sealed at the request of Newark police.....


Full story at the link:


http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/family-of-slain-ex-821849.html

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

David Guyatt
02-02-2011, 10:03 AM
Family of slain ex-Pentagon official wants info


By RANDALL CHASE

The Associated Press
WILMINGTON, Del. — The family of a slain ex-Pentagon official whose body was found in a Delaware landfill still doesn't know what happened to him, and their attempts to get more information from law enforcement have been rebuffed, their attorney said Monday.....


Attorney General Beau Biden's office, along with police investigators, have sought to keep information about the case from the public. Biden's office asked a judge to seal a search warrant for Wheeler's home, and three search warrants for Wheeler's cell phone and his 1993 Oldsmobile were sealed at the request of Newark police.....


Full story at the link:


http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/family-of-slain-ex-821849.html

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The piece also added:


The family was told early in the investigation that Wheeler had died of a heart attack caused by an assault.

Paul Rigby
02-02-2011, 09:24 PM
The warfare state imitates art:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twilights-Last-Gleaming-Burt-Lancaster/dp/B00004CVV0

Peter Lemkin
02-22-2011, 01:18 PM
Pentagon Aide John Wheeler III ‘was Killed by Hitman,’ Claims Distraught Widow
18th February 2011

By Daniel Bates
Daily Mail (Excerpt) | February 18, 2011

Prominent Washington aide John Wheeler was assassinated by a hitman in a targeted killing, his widow has claimed.

Katherine Klyce said the way her late husband’s body was dumped at a landfill site could only have been carried out by a professional. The 66-year-old suggested his work with the Pentagon over his decades-long career could have made him enemies who wanted rid of him.

Allegations: Katherine Klyce claims her late husband, prominent Washington aide John Wheeler, was assassinated by a hitman in a targeted killing

She also attacked the police investigation into his death and claimed it hard ‘made her life miserable’.

Officers have confiscated personal items including credit cards and strange charges have been appearing on them in recent weeks including two flights worth $3,000, she said. …

Klyce told Slate.com: ‘I think perhaps no one has been on the reward because they’ve already been paid. ‘The way they disposed of his body, it’s a miracle anybody ever found it. That just sounds like a pro to me.’

Turning to the police she said they had been ‘so bad’ and ‘made my life miserable’. After Mr Wheeler’s death, the whole family went to Newark police station for interrogation. ‘They treated us like criminals, all of us. They were rude,’ she said. ‘They just don’t have a clue. I think they wish it would all just go away.’

The two flights on her credit card were from New York to Madrid totalling $3,000. It is not clear if these were made by any police officers or by a third party.

Thomas McInerney, a retired Air Force officer, agreed that Mr Wheeler could have made some powerful enemies during his career. ‘A man with that experience, it could have been foul play to get some of the secrets he had,’ he said. …

FULL STORY:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358447/Pentagon-aide-killed-hitman-claims-distraught-widow.html#ixzz1EN6LbVDQ