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SNN Watch: C-130 Hercules and more

category clare | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Saturday December 11, 2004 15:06author by SNN Watch Report this post to the editors

US Military C-130 Hercules lands....
1c130970236bs.jpg

On ground at Shannon.

A Hercules with faded markings.

May be ex-Canadian.

130314, ATA 757 jet number 515, giant Antonov 124 cargo jet 'NOAET FLIGHT' reg RA-820177.

At the military stand at gate 42 is larger ATA jet, a tristar reg number N194AT. At cargo terminal is dodgy unmarked cargo 747 200 with reg number N534MC.

Airport police parked next to me.

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US Military C-130 Hercules
http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=92
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/c-130.htm

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan
http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=40

1fuselage.gif

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 15:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

14:09pm
Antonov marking word 'flight' looks more like 'FLIONT'

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 15:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

14:29pm
There's an Irish Army jeep behind the Hercules.

ATA Tristar preparing to leave.

The Tristar was at gate 42 (the enclosed military stand with Gardai and the airport police garding it).

The Hercules C-130 crew also look like preparing to go.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 15:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

14:37pm
AM TRAM 4095 ready to go.

Garda car with three gardai has joined APO van watching me (60-80 feet away)

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 15:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

14:41pm
ATA just took off.

Gardai have now left me.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 15:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

14:46pm
Now the unmarked 747 is leaving cargo terminal. No sign of cargo on or off the plane.

Suspect it to be owned by Atlas Air who have contract to move military cargo.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 15:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

14:56pm
Refueling truck at Hercules.

The 747 is being towed toward gate 42.

Looks like he's not leaving then...

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:01pm
FBO van just left the Herc.

Garda talking to Irish soldiers who are standing at front of Herc with their Steyr automatic rifles

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:15pm
Hercules has finished refueling. Truck leaves.

3rd Irish trooper (jeep driver, older guy) has left jeep with his rifle and is walking arounf the plane.

2nd garda now with two youngerIrish soldiers at the front of the aircraft.

[indy note: don't know the answer to above question, more details later]

author by Lone Gunmanpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The above picture is a Steyr 9mmTMP[tacktishe Machine Pistole] tactial machine pistol.It is NOT used by the Irish army.They use a Steyr 5.56AUG[armee universal geweher] army universal gun.It is green and has the magazine behind the trigger,very distinctive looking gun.Funnily enough made by a "neutral" country and supplied to third world countries with no great human rights records either.

BTW your "faded" aircraft symbols are done so deliberatly.There is no point in doing a cammo job and then ruining it with a bright Star and bar or red maple leaf or whatever.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:21pm
Garda helicopter airborne. Heading towards Limerick i'd guess.

[indy note: thanks LG for info help]

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:26pm
The Herc just started his engines and then shut them down again.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:30pm
Most of Herc crew are outside the plane looking up at engines...

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:34pm
Can you google the reg of these planes?

RA 820177 and N534MC and the Herc.

The Herc markings are sanded off.

Can only tell it had Canadian markings because of my scope.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:36pm
There's a crew member on top of Herc walking across wing.

He did a quick inspection of engines.

Now packing away his gear.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:39pm
Herc crew: One is making plane ready to go. Another two are bidding farwell to sentries....

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 16:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

15:51pm
The APO still watching me is in danger of dozing off. He's been there on his own for ages doing nothing.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 17:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

16:01pm
I think the Herc is gonna stay the night. Crew taking off their bags and garda helicopter is hovering above it.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 17:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

16:07pm
Another Airport police vehicle came down. 1st guy has gone back to talk to guy in APO patrol car (his boss)

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 17:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

16:20pm
The APO patrol car has sent the bored APO in the van off to do a patrol. Now guy in car babysitting me.

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 17:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

16:15pm
Just saw Herc crew member who has changed out of uniform and into civilian gear, jeans and leather jacket

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 17:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

16:20pm
Airport police van 19 at Herc. Crew putting out luggage. There are generators and lights next to plane so it will be lit up later.

No more Dubsky's sneaking up to Hercs in the dark, eh?

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 17:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

16:31pm
Lights are being erected and connected. All Herc crew now in civvie gear...

White transit van with red swoosh and 'AC Travel' on the side is taking the crew.

FBO (handling company) van arrived.

APO van still garding.
So are gardai and army...

author by SNN Watchpublication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 17:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

16:33pm
Gonna head soon. It's getting cold, dark round these parts - and I'm hungry...

author by they ARE watching you ya know?publication date Sat Dec 11, 2004 18:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

becareful lads, this is war you know? you;re either with em or gainst em....

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Tenet calls for Internet security
By Shaun Waterman
UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20041201-114750-6381r.htm

The former CIA director said telecommunications—and specifically the Internet—are a back door through which terrorists and other enemies of the United States could attack the country, even though great strides have been made in securing the physical infrastructure.

The Internet “represents a potential Achilles’ heel for our financial stability and physical security if the networks we are creating are not protected,” Mr. Tenet said.

He said known adversaries, including “intelligence services, military organizations and non-state actors,” are researching information attacks against the United States.

Access to networks like the World Wide Web might need to be limited to those who can show they take security seriously, he said.

author by Jonnypublication date Mon Dec 13, 2004 15:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

All these updates and not one picture to prove anyhting. The black and whit photo of the herc could have been taken from anywhere. Nothing here proves this happened at Shannon. Anyone gobsh1te could make this stuff up. Prove your 'story'.

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