Saturday, January 06, 2007
The Heavy Hand of the CIA
The institutional arrogance of the government has struck again.
The Air Force and the CIA retired the Black Bird surveillance planes from service in 1990. The Minnesota National Guard Museum rescued one of the A12 versions from the bone yard in Palmdale, California and moved it to Minnesota. Several hundred volunteers put in thousands of hours and significant dollars to restore the plane to museum quality. The museum show cases the revolutionary contributions of this plane in History, Engineering and Science. It is in its own way, a thing of beauty.
The Air Force has told the museum that they want it back.
So they can give it to the CIA.
Who will use it as a lawn ornament in front of their headquarters in Langley.
Can they get more arrogant?
Posted by mal at 2:07 PM