IS THE FBI USING SURVEILLANCE PLANES TO STALK, HARASS & TORTURE TARGETED INDIVIDUALS?
June 12, 2015
"FBI Admits It uses Fake Companies to Fly Surveillance Over U.S. Cities"
An Associated Press investigation has forced the FBI to admit that it uses at least 13 dummy corporations with planes to fly low-and-slow aerial spy missions over U.S. cities.
The agency's domestic flying operations have garnered headlines before, as when it's planes were caught over Baltimore during the recent unrest, or when FBI aircraft tried (and reportedly failed) to assist in catching Faisal Shahzad, the wannabe Times Square bomber.
But the Associated Press story suggests the federales are more brazen and less accountable, than you could even imagine.
"The planes' surveillance equipment is generally used without a judge's approval, and the FBI said the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations.
The FBI said it uses front companies to protect the safety of the pilots and aircraft.
It also shields the identity of the aircraft so that suspects on the ground don't know they're being watched by the FBI.
In a recent 30-day period, the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states, an AP review found.
Details confirmed by the FBI track closely with published reports since at least 2003 that a government surveillance program might be behind suspicious-looking planes slowly circling neighborhoods."
How is it done?
With a fleet of Cessnas and a simple flight procedure:
"The AP traced at least 50 aircraft back to the FBI, and identified more than 100 flights since last April orbiting both major cities and rural areas.
One of the planes, photographed in flight by the AP in northern Virginia, bristled with unusual antennas under it's fuselage and a camera on it's left side.
A federal budget document from 2010 mentioned at least 115 planes, including 90 Cessna aircraft, in the FBI's surveillance fleet.
Most flight patterns occurred in counter-clockwise orbits up to several miles wide and roughly one mile above the ground at slow speeds.
A 2003 newsletter from the company FLIR Systems Inc..which makes camera technology such as seen on the planes, described flying slowly in left-handed patterns."
Most of the aircraft registrations, the AP said, are signed by a Robert Lindley, who "is listed as chief executive and has at least three distinct signatures among the companies."
Those would be the "13 front companies that AP identified being actively used by the FBI and are registered to post office boxes in Bristow, Virginia," right by a municipal airport.
The most hideously shameless part of the FBI's subterfuge, however, may have come when it begged the AP to protect it's dummy corporations.
"The FBI asked the AP not to disclose the names of the fake companies it uncovered, saying that would saddle taxpayers with the expense of creating new cover companies to shield the government's involvement, and could endanger the planes and the integrity of the surveillance missions."
The AP laughed that one off and has posted documents on-line where you can read the names of all the FBI fake companies, including NG Research, the one that did the Baltimore surveillance last month.
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