In the photo below one can see a relic of the Cold War. Recent events might demand the reactivation of this airfield, if in fact it was ever deactivated. I knew about the strip and had seen it from the air during my days as a military pilots. Allegedly--because nothing official was revealed--this airfield was used to launch U-2 aircraft to spy deep into Soviet territory. There is no other reason for such a long runway to be built in such a remote location.
I spotted this runway on a recent flight, as our plane approached Frankfurt Airport, and wondered about its past and present uses.
If one reads/watches/listens to more than one media outlet, one does not know what to think or believe. (Of course, Fox News lovers always know what to think: don’t, just believe whatever is said).
A good example of this is the recent story about Angie’s telephone and who’s listening. Below are two sample headlines. Take your pick...
From ABC News
Obama Reportedly Unaware of World Leader Phone Tapping
From The London Telegraph
Barack Obama 'approved tapping Angela Merkel's phone 3 years ago'
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.