Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"And by implication there is no human value assigned to our indigenous peoples nor natural wildlife populations or issues, not to mention our reliance on tourism and solar industries that are developing here...... We need to prepare a region-wide resistance to this attempt to turn our beautiful homeland into a practice zone for these colonial wars of aggression against people with whom we actually have a lot in common."
In general, they do not take these flights to the cities, as the risks/costs if catastrophes happen are greater. Not to mention the number of people who would be terror-struck at the sight of fighter planes bearing down on them at 200 feet over metropolitan areas! Unfortunately, like with the hydraulic fracking, destruction is taken to the wild and the poor--read the Cerrell Report used to locate all destructive industry.
Drilling Mora County
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.
If the U.S. Air Force gets its way, some of Taos sacred places will become official Low Altitude Tactical Navigation areas. Training flights from Cannon Air Force Base are being planned to come roaring through the Sangre de Christo Mountains and throughout Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. The plan is to train pilots to operate at high speeds and very low altitudes an average of three times a day. The Air Force posted a relatively obscure notice on page B10 of last weeks Taos News indicating the comment period on the program will close October 4th .
A notice appeared in the Albuquerque Journal Friday, Sep. 3, 2010 that the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command wants to create a covert war training zone that stretches from Albuquerque, NM to Aspen, CO and Grand Junction, CO to Clovis, NM
go to LATN on the website www.cannon.af.mil ......continued....