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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Meet Joe Stack, kamikaze pilot?
Meet Joe Stack's band in Austin Texas
Pentagon and CIA computer contractor Joe Stack worked on remote-control flight systems, according to his website EmbeddableArt.com that was immediately shut down by FBI.
Just like Pentagon's Operation Northwoods confession to hijacking empty airliners and bombing them by remote control to blame patsies, start wars and assassinated US presidents in coups d'etat in Amerika.
FBI and HAZMAT teams had prior knowledge of the kamikaze attack and were prepositioned at the Austin federal building.
Joe Stack is a Steely Dan kind of domestic terrorist?
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EmbeddableArt.com Company Profile
Embedded Art is a small independent software house, specializing in process control and automation. In its current form it represents the culmination of 20 years of experience in the software development consulting business. Founded by Joe Stack in 1983 (under the name of Prowess Engineering) in Southern California, the company thrived for 15 years until shifting focus to the Sacramento area to take advantage of growth in the Silicon Valley.
Now, 5 years later, the expertise of Embedded Art has landed in the Austin Area expecting to lend a hand to the growing high technology industry in South-Central Texas.
The concept behind the success of Embedded Art is that we provide the experience and muscle for addressing complex software engineering development tasks. Much of today's programming is a step-wise refinement of previous development projects. With 20 years of experience, we provide the expertise that can effectively navigate around many of the pitfalls that snare the unseasoned engineer (indeed, we've seen many of the same mistakes made again and again by the inexperienced).
Interstate Electronics Corporation
Project: IEC 9002 GPS-based Flight Management System
Define and analyze requirements
Implement a flash file system for pilot-defined route storage management (based on the Linear File Storage standard for PCMCIA flash memory)
Project: The IEC 9002 Navigation Database Update Processor, a Windows-based, off-line data reduction tool
Complete and supervise upgrades and modifications
Supervise release cycle and CMS process for product release
Project: IEC 9002 MCDU, an ARINC-739 compatible Multi-purpose Control and Display Unit
Design and implement a Windows NT-hosted development environment for the embedded target's RTOS and operational firmware
Implement the production unit's Built-in-Test Manager and Bootstrap Program Loader (which allows the flash-based firmware to be updated)
Project: GPS Satellite Simulator (Military & Commercial unit)
Design and implement firmware/software for process control
Project: IEC Military Plasma Display, an 80186/82720-based "intelligent" terminal boasting multi-mode text graphics display, ANSI Standard compatibility, multiple virtual screens, and downloadable display generation capability
Design and implement firmware to manage the display, keyboard, and communications hardware
Joe Stack’s Intriguing Connections With Defense Contractors, Intelligence Agencies
Austin suicide pilot Joe Stack kept some very interesting company as far as the client list for his software programming company is concerned, including a defense contractor with NSA and Homeland Security connections that ironically dealt with air defense systems.
The Georgetown Airport hanger in which Stack’s ill-fated Piper Cherokee was kept was jointly leased by Stack and a man called John Podolak, records show.
The Of Goats and Men blog highlights the fact that Podolak was appointed in 2004 to manage L-3 Avisys’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Counter-MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) initiative.
L-3 Avisys is a defense contractor with its main headquarters based in Austin Texas which sells products and works closely with the Department of Defense and unnamed “U.S. Government intelligence agencies”.
Podolak was hired to “oversee a strong team of more than 10 IRCM defense suppliers who will perform research studies and lead the transition of the team’s proposed CAPS (Commercial Airliner Protection System) technology to the airline industry.”
L-3 was also a key client for Stack’s software programming business. Stack helped develop a GPS-based Fight Management System for IEC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3.
L-3 was also investigated by the SEC for its role in the suspicious number of “put options” on United and American Airlines, speculation that a company’s stock will fall, in the days before 9/11.
Indeed, former NSA official Wayne Madsen wrote in September 2008 that, “A long-time L-3 Communications consultant for the National Security Agency (NSA) was, according to our source, one of the very few recipients of the live video stream that caught the first plane hitting the North Tower.”
“Other clients on the list such as DMC Stratex Networks and Sorrento Electronics also are defense contractors and probably a closer examination of these and other corporations on Stack’s client list will reveal more interesting details,” notes the blog.
The blog also highlights transponder flight tracking records of Stack’s plane which show that its last journey took place on August 6, 2009, and not on February 18 last week when the aircraft was slammed into the Echelon building.
One poster on the Prison Planet forum speculates, “This plane may still be in a hanger at GTU.”
Could Stack’s lightweight Piper Cherokee really have caused such drastic damage to the facade of the Echelon building when compared with other small planes that have crashed into buildings like that of New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle?
The huge fireball reported by eyewitnesses could well have been as a result of extra fuel canisters Stack had loaded onto the plane to inflict maximum damage, but this has yet to be confirmed by authorities.
Intimate ties with defense contractors, not just through his software company, but on a personal level with L-3’s John Podolak will only serve to deepen the intrigue surrounding the motivation behind Stack’s attack on the IRS building, with scant details having emerged since the tragic incident last week.