evidenced by mention of the DigiWx AWOS on their corporate homepage
?Lahore International Airport (LHE/OPLA) RVR System, Lahore Pakistan
And then there is word of this:
During the first two weeks of January 2007, U.S. air strikes targeted
four sites in southern Somalia formerly under al Qaida control where
terrorists have been training and hiding for months.
"As we speak now, the area is being bombarded by the American air
force," a Somali government official told Reuters two weeks ago.
The U.S. attacks targeted an area close to Ras Kamboni, a coastal
village near the Kenyan border where many Islamists are believed to
be hiding after being ousted by Ethiopia-backed government forces,
the official added.
Four places were hit -- Hayo, Garer, Bankajirow and Badmadowe, the
source said. "Bankajirow was the last Islamist holdout. Bankajirow
and Badmadowe were hit hardest," he added.
The Pentagon confirmed only one air strike that took place in the
south of the country, saying that it was part of a wider offensive
aimed at an al-Qaeda cell that includes suspects in the 1998 bombings
of U.S. embassies in east Africa and a hotel in Kenya.
Meanwhile, ABC News quoted U.S. and French military sources as saying
that American U.S. special forces were working with Ethiopian troops
on the ground in operations inside Somalia.
Following a thrust by the U.S. military, U.S. special forces
discovered a Belfort Instruments Digiwx AWOS weather reporting system
on a hill south of Ras Kamboni.
The Belfort Instruments Digiwx AWOS station was not operational as
it had suffered a direct military hit from an explosion of unknown
origin. But the Digiwx name could be clearly seen imprinted on the 15
foot tower which now lays on it side in pieces.
U.S. troops subsequently uncovered handheld Digiwx weather receivers
in two of the camps previoulsy occupied by al-Qaeda terrorists which
apparently had been left behind and abandoned.
How the Belfort Instruments Digiwx AWOS system made it to Somalia and
into terrorists hands is still unknown. Whether al-Qaeda and Osama
bin-Laden organizations are employing Digiwx AWOS units in other
parts of the world is currently unknown.
U.S. troops have been advised to be on the lookout for additional
Digiwx AWOS units under Al-Qaeda and/or Sunni/Shiite control in Iraq
U.S. special forces are reportedly monitoring the two known wireless
frequencies that Digiwx AWOS transmits on, notably 464.6 and 464.75
MHz. British military sources report that signals on both frequencies
have been detected but only occasionally as the terrorists seem to be
running Belfort Instruments Digiwx for only short periods of time.
Belfort Instrument Company (Baltimore, MD, USA), the original
manufacturer of Digiwx AWOS, has had no comment.
Why would an American company be "aiding and abetting" known
terrorists organizations around the world while doing business in
pursuit of the almighty American dollar? Maybe you would want to
contact them and find out why:
Belfort Instrument Company
727 South Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
sales (at) belfortinstrument.com
service (at) belfortinstrument.com
Belfort COO Debra S. Lange (Alascio)
Belfort Co-Owner Bruce R. Robinson
brobinson (at) utilipoint.com
Belfort Co-Owner Nicholas C. Kaufman
Belfort Sales Director Ralph F. Petragnani
rpetragnani (at) belfortinstrument.com
Belfort Digiwx AWOS Support Manager M. Tylor Burton
digiwxsupport (at) gmail.com
Belfort Instrument Company also has a West Coast sister company in
San Diego, CA, USA known as Gamma Scientific which does business
under several names including Advanced Retro Technology, UDT
Instruments, Road Vista and KR Acquisitions Corporation.
Bruce R. Robinson hiding out with his wife
Ellen H. Robinson (*** buddy)
60 Paako Drive
Sandia Park, NM 87047
brobinson (at) utilipoint.com