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OH YOU GOTTA LOVE THOSE IMPLIED BLACK BUDGETS!

One of my favorite places to look in on every day is the Department of Defense's official website and then to look at the contract awards for the day. If nothing else, it's entertaining to see where one's tax dollars are going. Not so entertaining, however, is what those tax dollars actually represent, for what we see is, of course, only the tip of the iceberg. Submerged below the surface is a vast mass of black projects and black budgets that we can only assume are tied to the surface projects that we see.

Consider this one, posted for March 2, 2011:

"MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
"The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is announcing the award of a sole-source cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification (HQ0147-09-C-0007, P00031) to The Boeing Co., Huntsville, Ala. The total award value is $109,900,000. Under this contract, Boeing will continue performing operation and sustainment services for two MDA programs: ground missile defense (GMD) and sensors (SN). The GMD portion of the award is $72,000,000 and the SN portion is for $37,900,000. The work will be performed in Fort Greely, Alaska, and Colorado Springs, Colo. The performance period for the GMD portion of the work is from March 2011 through August 2011, and for the SN portion of the work is from March 2011 through December 2011. Fiscal 2011 research, development, test and evaluation funds will be used to incrementally fund this effort in the amount of $10,500,000. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity (HQ0147)."

Well, to a Federal government used to throwing around a few hundred billion here, a few hundred billion there, a mere one hundred nine million dollars is pocket change (although I'm quick to point out to the Department of Defense that I could buy a really cool harpsichord for that amount of money...Call me Lurch). But there's the rub... a mere one hundred nine million dollars does not a missile defense system make. So then we read this:

Fort Greely and Missile Defense

Ok... now it's 18 billion. That's more like it boys. But Fort Greely, Alaska? Missile defense? Ok... whose missiles are we defending from? Russia, no doubt. China.... But it's also "close" to the HAARP facility at Gakona, and one wonders just how much of this missile defense money is going there? After all, Eastland, upon whose patents HAARP is based, indicated that missile defense was one possible application of his inventions.

For my two cents' worth, we're looking at the little surface ripples on what many be a very deep missile defense pond.

6 thoughts on “OH YOU GOTTA LOVE THOSE IMPLIED BLACK BUDGETS!”

  1. Hi Jo,

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    Chatting with Sokrates

    about
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    German postwar nuclear technology
    in
    Israel

    Yours sincerely a must read / incredible
    LSchäfer

  2. What is comming ?
    Minister of Defence of Germany Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg forced to resign.
    The political opposition show no mercy. Finally his PhD. was cancelled.
    Guttenberg served his military service at the Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23 in Mittenwald.

    Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending a special radar-equipped warship to the Mediterranean Sea next week, the first step in the development of a broad anti-ballistic missile system to protect Europe against a potential Iranian nuclear threat, the Pentagon said Tuesday. John F. Plumb, principal director for Pentagon nuclear and missile defense policy, said Tuesday that the USS Monterey will leave Norfolk, Virginia, next week, heading to a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean.The USS Monterey is a guided missile cruiser equipped with a sophisticated Aegis radar system.
    The Russian protest, the US is pushing, the EU watching ?
    Strange..

  3. My analysis of ‘black budgets’ consists of placing untold billions of dollars upon American taxpayers – whom have, for most of us, reached the financial point of no return. Kaput.

    My defense buddies at Boeing have described how thoroughly they can plan a project, spending untold millions, and then someone, somewhere tells the techs to scrap it and start all over because of some irrevelant glitch. It’s maddening to hear of such waste.

    Asked a retired Air Force officer, as an example, if we went into Libya, do we have the troops? Where’s the money to come from? All he said was if the U.S. decides to do so, it will do so – the budget be damned. Oh, why am I not surprised?

    At this point, I don’t believe the alphabet agencies can sell enough illegal drugs and arms to support their black budgets anymore. Someone ought to tell them their checks are bouncing.

  4. Well black budgets are a wonderful tangent to be amused by,
    I love to think about all the untold billions, perhaps trillions, laundered
    through other channels. Afganastan always comes to mind (or which
    ever third world nation our military is found lurking in). Perhaps
    little dummy corporations, drug smuggling, casinos, and arms sales
    all play a small part of this unholy apparatus?
    We may never know!

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