A Quick Lesson In Identifying Covert Ops – About the rescued Dr. and his NGODecember 11, 2012
You know that kidnapped doctor rescued by SEAL Team Six over the weekend?
Well, Dr. Dilip Joseph worked for a non-profit called “Morning Star Development.” That’s an odd name for a relief organization. So, you type it into Google and up pops a slick, well-designed website for an NGO that was founded just ten years ago. Hmmm, what happened ten years ago? Anyway, you click around a bit, fail to find a list for the Board of Directors and then stumble on this mission statement:
Morning Star Development seeks to foster a corporate culture that embodies the following characteristics:
Entrepreneurial – pioneering new ways to initiate transformation at the community level, using innovative and creative methods.
Catalytic – encouraging a network of partnerships working synergistically to accomplish what no one organization could accomplish alone.
Transformational – bringing measurable change to individuals, communities and nations through commitment to sustainable local development.
Professional – conducting our business operations, financial affairs, partnerships and personal relationships with dedication to integrity and good stewardship.
A “corporate culture?” And what is the rest of that doublespeak-gobbledegook all about? It sure doesn’t sound like the mission statement of an NGO that sends doctors out as aid workers. It does sound a lot like a smokescreen for a “front operation.” It’s the sorta misdirection-causing sidestepping that you’d expect Spooksters to use as a cover for covert shenanigans. In fact, doctors and aid workers have a long history as operational covers for covert operators. Quite recently, a vaccination program in Pakistan was used by Spooksters as a cover story in the hunt for Bin Laden. It has also led to widespread suspicion of all Western aid workers in Pakistan.
There was another little factino about the good doctor that stands out. Dr. Joseph was “based in Colorado Springs.” Funny, but Colorado Springs is a lot like Tampa–an epicenter of military activity and various defense constituencies. You might have heard of the Air Force Academy or NORAD or the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base or Schriever Air Force Base or the Army’s Fort Carson. But wait, there’s more! Colorado Springs also boasts defense industry beneficiaries like Boeing, General Dynamics, SAIC, ITT, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
And it is also home to a P.O. Box number for Morning Star Development.