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March 08, 2011


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Sylvia ... nice article. You a good writer!
The big surprise (for me) was finding out that the person picking up the package of drugs from an ultralight was 19-year old Vanessa. Not what I would be expecting. These kids have got no idea who they are getting mixed up with.

The big puzzle is how the cartels are guiding the ulralight aircraft? How do they do this? The plane is 200 miles from the launch point. It requires steering inputs or it will crash into obstacles. If it is remotely controlled, how do they establish a continuous radio signal to transmit the guidance information? That's a vital link. If the ultralight is programmed with a computer (an onboard computer inside the ultralight), then that's pretty sophisticated stuff for a drug cartel. Are we saying these guys have got their own technology labs now???


That catapult is something else. Think they'll try a giant Trojan horse next?

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