The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Pentagon Throws Billions in the Wind

Nov 9, 2015

On November 4th the Pentagon shut down a “flying blimp” program due to an embarrassing accident. On October 29 one of a pair of football-field-long blimps and its mile-long cable had come loose and drifted in the wind for hours, 160 miles into Pennsylvania. The cable tore through enough power lines to cut off electricity to 27,000 people.

Supposedly the blimps watched for missiles – which is a joke, considering all the technology they already employ doing the same thing. In fact, if there is any practical purpose, the blimps are used to spy on the population.

Of course, another purpose was to pay out big bucks to the manufacturer. Raytheon has been paid 2.7 billion dollars. A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was paid a million dollars to sit on Raytheon’s board of directors.

The blimp might have gone down, but we can be sure the money trains and the spying will ride on!