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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 02:04 PM

 

NSA plant in San Antonio shrouded in secrecy

SAN ANTONIO - Over the past six years, the National Security Agency has quietly transformed the former Sony chip fabrication plant on the northwest side into a black-box hub of intelligence gathering and data storage.

Satellite and aerial imagery show that massive air conditioning units and backup generators have been added to the facility, which is now ringed by barbed-wire fencing. City permits and property tax records show that the complex has been dramatically expanded.(schnip)

However, a San Antonio Express-News examination of funding for major construction projects listed in the Defense Department's budgets from fiscal years 2004 through 2013 found no appropriations for the extensive work at the old Sony plant.

"I would have thought that funding for the San Antonio facility would be handled about the same as that for Utah or Georgia, and I can't immediately think of why it wasn't," said Steven Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists' government secrecy project.

(A) spokeswoman said the facility became operational late last year.


Your tax dollars at work, but you have no need to know.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/NSA-plant-in-San-Antonio-shrouded-in-secrecy-4604109.php





The National Security Agency building in San Antonio is seen in an aerial photo Thursday. The NSA may have invested as much as $300 million to overhaul the former Sony plant, which was closed in 2003, to turn it into a hub of classified activity. Photo: William Luther, Staff / 2013 San Antonio Express-News

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 02:37 PM

1. The San Antonio Express-News finds no records for funding NSA building in San Antonio

 

So this is another spy center funded off the books in addition to the locations we already know about. The Utah complex which is in the funding records is purported to cost $2 billion:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/

Makes you wonder how many other sites we don't know about.....

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 03:22 PM

2. Centrifuges.....yellow cake.....

I remember this country pouring over aerial images and satillite photos to justify the invasion of Cuba
and the "building of nukes" by Russia and China and Iran
even "weapons of mass destruction" by Saddam.
Oh yeah....weapons factories in N. VietNam...

Guess it is different when USA builds secrets.






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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 03:37 PM

3. So are you comparing our constitutional representative republic

 

to the governments of Cuba ,Russia, China, Iran, Iraq and N. VietNam?

I'm not exactly comforted by that.

Or do I misunderstand your post?

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Response to WestStar (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 07:18 PM

4. You mis-understood my post.

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 02:47 AM

5. Wierd. That place is not fair from my house

I always thought it was still the Sony plant.

When I drive past it next time, I'll pull over and snoop around - LOL
It's in an area where there is a decent amount of retail.

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