Gordon Duff: Israel Took Out Saudi Refinery with Stealth F-35 Strike Using Drones as Cover? UPDATE 1: Completely Faked Attack?

NEO – The Strange Case of the Burning Saudi Refineries It doesn’t benefit Iran.  This would be a direct attack on Saudi Arabia and Iran has been winning the political war, not just with the UAE but Russia and the EU as well along with continued support from China. Iran had no reason to attack. …

Yoda: Lockheed Martin F-35 – The Poster Child for Military-Industrial-Congressional Corruption, Idiocy, & Yes, Treason…

$14 billion for each jet, only 100 so far all vulnerable to easy shoot down, no extra charge for poisoning pilot with badly executed stealth toxins? Think, we should. Pentagon Weapons Tester Shoots Down Lockheed’s F-35 The $400bn F-35 is ‘not on a path to success’: Damning test report warns fighter jet is ‘running out …

WInslow Wheeler: Pentagon Budget Earmarks — and the F-35

House Appropriators Added Billions of Dollars For Weapons They Like Fiscal discipline is a farce Winslow Wheeler See Also: How Much Does an F-35 Actually Cost? The F-35 is not just the most expensive warplane ever, it’s the most expensive weapons program ever. But to find out exactly how much a single F-35 costs, we …

Winslow Wheeler: F-35 – Huge Failure, More Funding

Things could be shaping up that way, even if past history says the program will march on unperturbed.  If so, the inevitable is only being delayed.  It is only a matter of time. I attempt to explain in a blog at POGO’s website and below. A Big Week for the F-35? Even if the mainstream …

Penguin: Senior USAF Officer – F-35 Is Epic Waste — Terminate F-35 & F-22, Buy 450-Ship Navy Instead…

Senior Air Force Officer: The F-35 Is An Epic Waste A senior US air force officer says Britain’s new stealth jet may be no better than existing aircraft. Britain’s long-delayed $117 million stealth fighter may need to be cancelled because of its poor performance, according to analysis by a senior US Air Force officer. The …

Winslow Wheeler: New F-35 Claims on Cost Highly Questionable

My analysis of the new DOD data on the cost of the F-35 is at the Straus Military Project website at http://www.pogo.org/our-work/straus-military-reform-project/weapons/2014/new-f-35-claim-lower-os-estimate-more-than-offsets-higher-acquisition-cost.html, and it is below. While the media reports on these costs were out last week, there are some critically important elements of the DOD cost reporting that got little or no attention. New …

4th Media: 60 Minutes Pimps F-35 — Not a Single Question (or Source) with Integrity

Journalism Fail: All the Sources in Stealth Jet Story Are PAID to Praise the Plane On Sunday, 60 Minutes ran a story about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter entitled, “Is the F-35 Worth It?” But watching the piece, I saw no debate whatsoever of that very important question. And for good reason. All the interview subjects were government employees or …

Penguin: Is the Pentagon Completely Corrupt? Yes — F-35 Totally Vulnerable to Electromagnetic Neturalization

The New F-35 Fighter Jet Can Be Taken Down Without A Bullet Ever Being Fired The F-35, the latest fighter jet being developed for the U.S. Armed Forces, has hit another potential snag.This time, it’s not questions of the jet’s structural integrity or even questions of relevance in combat. It’s the plane’s vulnerability to hackers. The …

Winslow Wheeler: Adam Ciralsky Seven Part Vanity Fair Article on F-35 Mis-Management

Long in the making, Vanity Fair is today releasing, on-line, it’s article on the F-35 — to appear in a future issue.  The article focuses on the atrocious management of the F-35–from the very start from all parties, including the absence of oversight by DOD of either Lockheed-Martin or the military services, especially the Marine Corps. …

Winslow Wheeler: F-35 Corruption, Costs, & Consequences (All Five Parts)

This series reveals a political and military system that is sick in its core.  This toxic stew of the F-35’s high cost, abetted by concurrent production, lagging performance and continuing design problems, has put U.S. and allied air power into a dive. The dive will steepen so long as F-35 production at the currently-projected rates …

Winslow Wheeler: F-35 Treason Infects GAO — Integrity Lost

Last week, GAO defended itself, as it should have, at the Foreign Policy website against my criticisms of its latest F-35 report.  This week I responded, also at Foreign Policy.  In sum, GAO’s retort to my article makes me even more concerned about the state of affairs at GAO than I was before.  Find my original article, …

Winslow Wheeler: Marine Corps and the F-35 — Outright Lies, Deception, and a Total Lack of Intelligence with Integrity

Marine F-35 Jump-Jet PR: Caveataxpayer Emptor By Winslow Wheeler  March 27, 2013 The Marines issued a flashy press release last week: “first operational F-35B conducts initial Vertical Landing.” It was an amateurish, somewhat slimy piece of hype.In one important way, the press release contradicted itself, and in another it inadvertently revealed one of the many …

Winslow Wheeler: GAO (A Legislative Entity) Plays Courtesan to Lockheed, DoD, and the Congressional Recipients of Lockheed Largesse + F-35 RECAP

DOD is circling the wagons to keep the F-35 propped up in the declining Pentagon budget.  Importantly, as noted by a prime Lockheed mouthpiece offering his thankfulness for it, GAO’s newest report on the F-35 offers a conclusion that the F-35 is on track for improvement–the data notwithstanding.  In point of fact, what the GAO conclusion …

Marcus Aurelius: USAF Priorities — Relieve One Colonel of Command for a Waistline (He Passed the PT Test), Never Mind the F-35 Killing Pilots and Budgets, or Generals Who Cannot Win Wars….

Priorities! Colonel relieved of command for failing PT [Waist Measurement] By Jeff Schogol – Staff writer Military Times, Wednesday Mar 20, 2013 16:47:54 EDT The Air Force has relieved a full colonel with an impeccable resume for failing his physical fitness test [Phi Beta Iota: he passed the physical test, it was his waist measurement …