2013: Meet the MADSS: Northrop Grumman’s machine gun robot

The MADSS is one mean robot. Developed by defense industry leader Northrop Grumman and currently being showcased at the Fort Benning, Ga. “Robotics Rodeo,” the MADSS is a 1 1/2-ton unmanned ground vehicle designed to provide soldiers with covering fire while cutting down targets. Make no mistake, it’s an automatic shooting machine, But it requires people to operate it and set targets. The MADSS — Mobile Armed Dismount Support System — tracks and fires on targets only once it gets the green light. It won’t shoot unless a soldier is directing it. It’s half killer robot, half killer giant remote-control car. While its top speed hasn’t been stated, Northrop Grumman has said that it can follow troops on foot at about five miles an hour over rough terrain that conventional combat vehicles would find impassable. The MADSS is somewhat modular and can be fit with a wide array of weaponry from M240s and M249s to Mk […] Read More

2012: The Neo-Con Power Grab at NSA and an attempt to Stifle the Press

By Wayne Madsen Online Journal Contributing Writer – In the past year, I have been threatened with a libel suit in London from a rich Saudi billionaire whose Washington-based law firm that just so happens to have a former Bush-Cheney campaign finance chairman and one of George W. Bush’s closest Texas pals as two of its major partners.In addition, I have earned the attention of an Orwellian Ministry of Truth-like “counter-propaganda” office at the U.S. Department of State, which maintains a web site that criticizes my articles. It is against U.S. law for the International Public Diplomacy unit to directly respond to my counter-arguments, they can only legally respond to foreign queries and not from U.S. citizen journalists whom they cavalierly attack.Plus, the White House and some officials in the U.S. intelligence community apparently have found it necessary to suppress from publication my book on corruption in the oil […] Read More

2006: Twin Towers wreckage turning up all over the place

By Jerry MazzaOnline Journal Associate Editor Aug 7, 2006, 01:21 And you thought all the 9/11 WTC wreckage was swept up in eight months and sent to be smelted in foreign countries or secret places in our own strange land, right? And that the rest of the rubble was buried in Fresh Kills (appropriate name), Staten Island. So did I. But now it turns out last remains of the Towers are being stored in an 80,000-square-foot hangar at JFK International Airport in New York. Aint that a kick in the head?   The previous fact comes from the fifth paragraph of an article Fragments of Twin Towers may return to Coatesville by Jennifer Miller at DailyLocal.com. Its a story about Coatesville, Pennsylvania, wanting to get some WTC steel trees??? for the future National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum, to be built in the citys Lukens National Historic District. The […] Read More