by Phil Hingston
Gumshoenews has written in the recent past, about the Australian Defense Force purchase of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike fighter (aka “The Flying Turd“) at a meager cost of $130 million each, for an estimated minimum taxpayer outlay of between $17 to $24 billion!
We asked the obvious question, that if this fighter jet was so bad, why are we being dragged, kicking and screaming, to become the proud owners of 75 of these “Flying Turds??”
While listening to an interview between a Norwegian journalist and an ex-CIA case officer, Robert David Steele recently, the answer to this perplexing question started to become clearer.
Robert David Steele
Steel states unequivocally in this interview at around the 2 minute 10 second mark in his discussion about “war and waste” (here and below):
“any Norwegian citizen with a brain needs needs to know, that if Norway is buying the F-35, then someone (politician or bureaucrat) has been bribed to make that possible. Okay!”
It doesn’t get much clearer than that! He goes on to make reference to corrupt politicians, complicit media and complicit academics.
Let’s get to the Swamp
An article was written in June, 2014 by “Defense-Aerospace.com” titled “Australian Senate Hearing Reveal Government’s F-35 Misrepresentations.” To quote part of the article:
“During this hearing, a senator from the opposition Australian Greens party, Scott Ludlum questioned senior Australian Department of Defense officials about the government’s announcement that it will buy an additional 52 F-35A fighters at a cost of A$12.9 billion.
The officials’ answers clearly demonstrated that several of the government’s statements on the F-35 were inaccurate, if not deliberately misleading, (lies) and that Australia had committed to the largest defense purchase in its history unconditionally, in the unquestioning belief that the F-35 would be superior to any opposing fighter for the duration of its 40-year service life.”
If this fighter jet is such a “Wonder Machine” how come it’s labelled by those in the know as “The Flying Turd”?
And how come the price has gone from maybe $A130 million each to closer to $A250 million each?? (Do the numbers — 52 jets for $A12.9 billion.)
The glitch list for the F-35
If Robert David Steele can be so emphatic as to Norway’s motive for buying the F-35 being bribery of Norwegian officials, could Mr. Steele be equally as emphatic as to Australia’s motive for the same apparently frivolous purchase being the same motive? Bribery?
We, at Gumshoenews are simply asking a legitimate question on behalf of our fellow citizen taxpayers and are certainly not implying any impropriety on the part of any of our esteemed officials or elected officials. Cough.
Methinks, not only are the Aussie tax slaves being stitched up by these pocket-lining Swamp Creatures, but we’re also being ripped off and robbed blind.
For the record, the eminently qualified and often decorated panel of bureaucrats being grilled mercilessly by the tenacious, if diplomatic, Senator Ludlum are as follows:
Senator David Johnston,ex-Minister for Defence
General David Hurley AC, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force
Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO, Chief of Air Force
Mr Warren King; Chief Executive Officer, Defence Materiel Organisation
Air Vice-Marshal Chris Deeble, General Manager Land and Maritime (Acting) & program manager for the JSF.
Senator Ludlum made little attempt to hide his disdain for the lame answers afforded by “The Swampees”.
For anyone wishing to listen to the hilarious Senate hearing, and Scott Ludlum’s evisceration of these sniveling Swamp Critters, here it is. Ludlum calls the plane “un-airworthy” How about “A Flying Turd!!”
The first few minutes is a hoot! (Youtube here — cannot be embedded)
Well done Senator Ludlum, but you must realise that by now, many of these Swampees have already found new swamps to play in. The Australian Newspaper, on 11th March 2016 wrote a piece outlining Air vice Marshall Chris Deeble’s dubious appointment to OneSky:
“The Australian can reveal that Air Vice Marshall Chris Deeble, who is in charge of the troubled Joint Strike Fighter program at the Department of Defence, will take up the role of “OneSKY program executive” later this month.
“In his new role, Mr Deeble will be in charge of the $1.5bn OneSKY program to integrate civilian and military air traffic control and navigation systems in a state of the art national network.
“As of late last week, when The Australian started making inquiries concerning Mr Deeble, he was listed as a director on the website of the International Centre for Complex Project Management, a Canberra-based organisation with military and aerospace links. But this week he was no longer listed as a director for ICCPM.”
It’s a BIG SWAMP!!
Robert Steele on war and waste.