By Brenda Norrell
Photo: Spy tower at Arivaca, Ariz. by Brenda Norrell
TUCSON -- Boeing's contract has been extended for spy towers at the border, with $6.7 billion pouring into the non-functioning equipment to spy on people along the US/Mexico border.
Earlier, Boeing subcontracted the Israeli Apartheid contractor Elbit Systems to install some of the spy mess.
The good folks at Arivaca, Ariz., protested the spy cameras pointed at their homes, flying their kites in front of the radar, which isn't working yet anyway.
It is hard to get WiFi to work in a coffee shop, much less to penetrate through the desert mountains on the Arizona border.
It probably doesn't matter much to Boeing whether the spy towers work or not. Boeing's only interest is to profit from the racist border hysteria, manufactured by television news.
The neutered US Congress could care less anyway.
According to the news article, "Early on, technicians had trouble with cameras that took too long to focus and radar images obscured by raindrops."
Duh, here's a no-brainer: If the cameras are distracted by raindrops, what will they do about cows, birds, coyotes and other animals like jaguars and pronghorns -- if there's any left when they finish destroying the Sonoran Desert.
Read article on contract extension:
Maps of US spy towers on Tohono O'odham Nation land:
Note: These are public documents from the Pima County Library:
Elbit/Boeing border contract from Elbit's website
Elbit is also contracted by Israel, for security at the wall in Palestine: