posted on Dec, 23 2013 @ 02:04 PM
First a refresher course:
Base Camp 101: the not so secret base by highway 6 in Nevada
Plan Columba aircraft at Base Camp
You have the links. Base Camp is either a recreational area for the USAF or a CIA training camp in the desert.
The Base Camp page on Plan Columbia is a dire need of being updated. Let's just say the CIA contractors were eventually freed, and nobody is talking
about the money.
Ronald B Powers, the person acting as the front man for the Cessna Caravan leases managed to get into some hot water a few months ago.
Usually when someone knows too much, i.e. like Ronald Powers, the government looks the other way or the guy gets two to the head (Gary Webb). So it is
odd they are letting this go to trial rather than protect their guy. It will be interesting if Ronald Powers takes the stand. ("Mr. Powers, what is
your relationship with the US government....")
But the latest news is more interesting.
US aids Columbia in killing
Under the Colombian programme, the CIA is not allowed to participate directly in operations. The same restrictions apply to military
involvement in Plan Colombia. The new covert push against the FARC unofficially began on February 13, 2003. By then, the US had already declared the
FARC a terrorist organization.
Initial reports indicated that these attacks were part of Plan Columbia, but later reports indicated the funding came out of a different account.
None of the press specifically says the US provided JDAMs, but that is a GPS guided bomb. There is no report where the Columbia air force trained in
deploying JDAMs. Could be in Columbia, or they could have trained at the Nellis Test and Training Range (NTTR).
Possibly related, Super Tucano aircraft were flying around the NTTR about two years ago. This news source appears to be trying to link the aircraft
and the bombing together, though I don't know if the Super Tucano can drop much of a bomb.
Super Tucano and Columbia
These photos were taken at Nellis, showing the Super Tucano with a camera pod.
Super Tucano at Nellis
Democracy Now is going to have a report on this on 11/24. They usually have good sources.