Émission de L'Autre Monde du 22 mai 2008: Le grand mensonge de la guerre contre le terrorisme - InfraGard et FBI, licence pour tuer au secteur privé
L'Autre Monde 22 mai 2008
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Révélations importantes à propos des guerres au Moyen-Orient. Nous parlons aussi de l'Asie.- Dossier spécial: État policier, loi martiale et son infrastructure de contrôle. Comment on a donné une licence pour tuer à un nouveau groupe créé par le FBI qui se nomme InfraGard. De plus, nous abordons le sujet des escadrons de la mort américains et israéliens de part le monde et en sol américain.
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Democracy now - Matt Rothschild - civil liberties.
The FBI has a new set of eyes and ears, and they're being told to protect their infrastructure at any cost. They can even kill without repercussion.
Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does -- and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to "shoot to kill" in the event of martial law. InfraGard is "a child of the FBI," says Michael Hershman, the chairman of the advisory board of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and CEO of the Fairfax Group, an international consulting firm.
InfraGard started in
"Then the FBI cloned it," says Phyllis Schneck, chairman of the board of directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, and the prime mover behind the growth of InfraGard over the last several years.
InfraGard itself is still an FBI operation, with FBI agents in each state overseeing the local InfraGard chapters. (There are now eighty-six of them.) The alliance is a nonprofit organization of private sector InfraGard members.
"We are the owners, operators, and experts of our critical infrastructure, from the CEO of a large company in agriculture or high finance to the guy who turns the valve at the water utility," says Schneck, who by day is the vice president of research integration at Secure Computing.
Stuart Littlewood considers the increasing use of assassination by the
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.
Have members of the House gone completely insane, or is this simply some calculated posturing ahead of the election?
The problem here is the decline of the dollar; something the folks in
Ignorance in the
Anyone who thinks knowledge is a dangerous thing needs to take another look at ignorance.
From the March 2008
"A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare," the judge wrote, quoting from a 1961 case on a similar issue.
Key war on terror architect Douglas Feith has now confirmed Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Wesley Clark in admitting that the so-called War on Terror is a hoax.
In fact, starting right after 9/11 -- at the latest -- the goal has always been to create "regime change" and instability in
As reported in a new article in Asia Times:
Three weeks after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld established an official military objective of not only removing the Saddam Hussein regime by force but overturning the regime in Iran, as well as in Syria and four other countries in the Middle East, according to a document quoted extensively in then-under secretary of defense for policy Douglas Feith's recently published account of the Iraq war decisions. Feith's account further indicates that this aggressive aim of remaking the map of the
Feith's book, War and Decision, released last month, provides excerpts of the paper Rumsfeld sent to President George W Bush on September 30, 2001, calling for the administration to focus not on taking down Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network but on the aim of establishing "new regimes" in a series of states...
General Wesley Clark, who commanded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization bombing campaign in the Kosovo war, recalls in his 2003 book Winning Modern Wars being told by a friend in the Pentagon in November 2001 that the list of states that Rumsfeld and deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz wanted to take down included Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan and Somalia [and Lebanon].
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." --
Shocking excerpts of confidential recordings recently released under the Freedom of Information Act feature former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld talking with top military analysts about how a flagging Neo-Con political agenda could be successfully restored with the aid of another terrorist attack on America.
The tape also includes a conversation where Rumsfeld and the military analysts agree on the possible necessity of installing a brutal dictator in
OK: This is how these people think, and how absolutely contemptuous they are of their fellow Americans.
Eight thousand pages of documents related to the Pentagon's illegal propaganda campaign, known as the Pentagon military analyst program, are now online for the world to see, although in a format that makes it impossible to easily search them and therefore difficult to read and dissect. This trove includes the documents pried out of the Pentagon by David Barstow and used as the basis for his stunning investigation that appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2008.
New NSA Whistleblower Tells of Faulty WMD Evidence
Even with countless media outlets available these days, a Sunday New York Times cover story could always be counted on to send a jolt through the television news cycle.
But apparently that's no longer the case. Indeed, reporter David Barstow's 7,600-word investigation of the Pentagon's military analyst program -- whereby ex-military talking heads, often with direct ties to contractors, parroted Defense Department talking points on the air -- has been noticeably absent from television airwaves since the story broke on April 20.
David Murfee Faulk was a translator in the Navy, working in Arabic and Iraqi dialect. In April 2004 he began working for the National Security Agency (NSA) at
Faulk says that in May 2004 he found an extremely large text file containing grid coordinates for alleged chemical weapons sites in
That's what usually happens, Faulk's supervisor told him, when you get something from the Israelis. "Four out of five times it's complete and total bullshit."
In a sharp reversal of its longstanding accusations against
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has dismissed claims that
"Those who make such claims against
"I, as the president of
Well, so much for the
In fact, they had to cancel a news conference a couple of days ago which was supposed to present "clear evidence" of such a claim, because they couldn't find any Iranian made weapons to be used as evidence.
Unfortunately, anything ElBaradei says will be discarded or belittled by the
They may even try the same slimy tactics they used on his predecessor Hans Blix, where they attempted to smear him to discredit what he had to say professionally about
Hans Blix was absolutely telling the truth; ElBaradei is doing the same with
But for the
The Intelligence Ministry on Saturday released details of the detection and dismantling of a terrorist network affiliated to the
Aussi incroyable que cela puisse paraître, Nelson Mandela, le leader historique du Congrès national africain (ANC), et son parti figurent encore sur les listes noires américaines. Quatorze ans après la fin de l’Apartheid, le prix Nobel de la paix est encore considéré, à 90 ans, comme un terroriste aux États-Unis.
Ce n’est que la semaine dernière que la commission des Affaires étrangères du Sénat a présenté un projet de loi pour lever ces restrictions. L’Histoire, aux États-Unis, est souvent occultée. Il est vrai que, en janvier 2003, lors d’un discours au International Women’s Forum, Mandela s’était opposé fermement à l’attaque des États-Unis et du Royaume-Uni contre l’Irak sans l’aval des Nations unies. Il avait accusé le président George W. Bush de vouloir « plonger le monde dans l’holocauste ».
Local villagers reported that the battle lasted for nearly two hours, as Ethiopian soldiers exchanged a barrage of gunfire and artillery with Islamist insurgents.
There were heavy casualties on both sides of the conflict, according to villagers, but casualty figures were difficult to obtain because of the fierce fighting.
What we have here is absolutely not a war on terror; this is a war against people sitting over the resources this government seems to think we have the right to have, to the point of killing for it.
In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, May 22, New Yorker magazine investigative journalist Seymour Hersh repeated charges he published in that magazine in March, that the Bush Administration has been working with
This might backfire. Hezbollah might actually win.
The White House on Tuesday flatly denied an Army Radio report that claimed US President George W. Bush intends to attack
... while ignoring the fact that nobody has any proof
Vice Premier Haim Ramon told the ministers that "
This PR campaign is to prepare
Heavy fighting broke out Monday between government supporters and opponents in
The question here is, how long before
The Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah took control of the Muslim half of
"Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed Iranian-backed..." -- Official White Horse Souse
If Hezbollah takes control of
This may turn out to be a major foreign policy blunder. As part of the ongoing "Let's you and him fight" strategy of pitting the Sunni and Shia against each other in order to have them kill each other off, the US supported the Sunnis and manuevered them into an attack on Hezbollah. But as the Israelis already found out two summers ago, Hezbollah is a lot tougher than expected, and
"Did I mention
get kicked out of leave office." -- Official White Horse Souse
In a follow-up report, Alexandrovna added that Vice President Dick Cheney was suspected of being behind leaks to the press of misleading claims of a nuclear basis for the incident.
Bloggers supportive of the CIA acknowledge that the first picture was digitally enhanced but say that the CIA never claimed last week that it was untouched.
So now, we can expect that everything that the CIA offers as "evidence" to sell the American people another war has been in some way compromised, unless they have specifically stated that it is not?!?
"Is it logical? A nuclear site did not have protection with surface to air defenses? A nuclear site within the footprint of satellites in the middle of
Note that web resources have stopped running the pictures they originally ran, of the facilitiy, because the photos showed that there was no cooling tower, which is an absolutely critical component of a nuclear reactor.
Looking at the photo of the two men in front of the car. Look at the license plate on the car. Doesn't look like it quite lines up correctly, does it.
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"The alleged reactor is described, because of its dimensions and shape, as a duplicate of the North Korean reactor at Yongbyon. The reactor at Yongbyon is a rough copy of an old British design. It is graphite-moderated and cooled with gaseous carbon dioxide. Its core is composed of a large number of highly-purified graphite blocks. For example, each of the first two Magnox reactors at Windscale in the
"The voice-over on the CIA videotape asserts that the reactor in
"If the reactor were substantially complete, neutron-absorbing boron-10 carbide (or possibly cadmium alloy) control rods would have been installed. Had those been burned or exploded in the bombing, those, too, would have left a chemical signature on the hills surrounding the site and in the prevailing winds. As far as I know, this hasn't been discussed.
"Then, too, there is the matter of fuel rods.
"The primary weapons benefit of such a reactor is its ability to be refueled on the fly, so to speak (it's necessary to get the fuel rods out of the reactor before the optimum quantity of plutonium-239 is degraded by neutron capture to less suitable isotopes), so, why does U.S. intelligence say they have "low confidence" that the plutonium that might be produced is for nuclear weapons? It must be that Syria does not have the necessary fuel processing, fuel rod assembly and spent fuel reprocessing plants, and there's no evidence of bomb-manufacturing facilities (all this infrastructure should ideally go forward concurrent with fuel production to produce a bomb in the shortest period of time); does this suggest that the purpose of the facility might not be nuclear in nature, or that it was nuclear, but would have had a non-weapons purpose? If there's no evidence for the existence of the rest of a weapons-making complex, how credible is the claim of "near completion" of a reactor which is well-suited for producing plutonium?
"So far, the government's primary evidence seems to be a photo of a North Korean who is reputed to be NK nuclear scientist Chon Chibu, standing next to someone "believed to be his Syrian counterpart" (quote from the London Times). That photo, as well as others, likely was provided by the Mossad, so its provenance is in question. Given that the Israelis bombed the site, one can't evade the reality that they're an interested party in the matter.
"Is it logical? A nuclear site did not have protection with surface to air defenses? A nuclear site within the footprint of satellites in the middle of
At that stage, he was commenting on media reports that said the target was a nuclear site. "The truth is that the raid was at a military site under construction," Assad said in the interview. "We are against mass destruction weapons for
Assad said it was illogical for
A reminder that when
UN inspectors are still forbidden to inspect the reactor at Dimona.
Are the wonderful mainstream media, who gave us Saddam's mythical Weapons of Mass Destruction, lying to us again? The answer is yes.
If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!
Until late October, the accepted explanation about the Sept. 6 Israeli air strike in
But new satellite evidence has discredited that narrative, suggesting a more plausible explanation for the strike: that it was a calculated effort by
"This will be a ridiculous and pathetic charade," Imad Moustafa told CNN, saying
It is getting bad when
The White House has accused
No, what has happened is that the
The Bush administration accused
We saw that one coming a mile away.
United States threatened by a representative of the Security Council "Zalmay Khalilzad" impose sanctions against Hezbollah and the countries supporting him in a reference to Syria and Iran, at a time when an Iranian aircraft landed at dawn yesterday in Beirut airport, abruptly.
Zalmay Khalilzad (along with Hamid Karzai) is one of the Unocal consultants who went before Congress and demanded regime change in Afghanistan because the Taliban would not sell them the right of way for a petroleum pipeline at the price the consortium wanted to pay.
Funny how these oil company guys wound up as ambassadors and heads of state.
World powers will in the coming days offer a revised package of incentives to
"Dammit, we wanna INVADE, not pussyfoot around with this 'negotiatins' crap!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse
It is to be presumed that the attack will be as "pinpoint" and limited as possible, intended to target only al-Qods and avoid civilian casualties.
Do policy makers in this country think that
This potential attack can plunge the region into a wider war (if not a world war), and will put our military in Iraq far more deeply in harm's way than they are already.
And let's talk about the five thousand pound elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about:
Russian diplomats have said, and continue to say, that an attack against
Is the leadership of this country so insane as to think that war with
For the sake of the survival of this country, one would hope not.
Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who was among the original experts to question Bush Administration claims that
The problem is a simple one. The
To paraphrase Gertrude Stein "An attack on
And let me break down precisely what will happen if the
2. This attack will leave our soldiers ever more in harm's way in
3. As much as most Iranians don't like Ahmedinejad, they will rally around him in the face of a foreign attack.
5. This could well erupt into a much larger regional war.
Anyone in the state department, or executive of the
The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to build a new, 40-acre detention complex on the main American military base in Afghanistan, officials said, in a stark acknowledgment that the United States is likely to continue to hold prisoners overseas for years to come.
Translation: this administration is planning for US forces to be in
I'm sure you haven't heard on TV news that the IDF killed a Palestinian family of four small children and their mother, among others, as they were getting ready to eat breakfast. I mean, if an Israeli family was killed we'd be hearing about it non-stop; but this was just a Palestinian mother and her four little children. Just some collateral damage...
Standing near one of these long, stinking brown-and-yellow rivers of waste recently, the local chief medical officer, Dr Bassam Said Nadi, explained to me: "Recently there were very heavy rains, and the shit started to flow into the reservoir that provides water for this whole area. I knew that if we didn't act, people would die. We had to alert everyone not to drink the water for over a week, and distribute bottles. We were lucky it was spotted. Next time..." He shook his head in fear. This is no freak: a 2004 report by Friends of the Earth found that only six per cent of Israeli settlements adequately treat their sewage.
Meanwhile, in order to punish the population of
So how did it come to this? How did a Jewish state founded 60 years ago with a promise to be "a light unto the nations" end up flinging its filth at a cowering Palestinian population?
One of the biggest problems with the Israelis is that they can no longer confront what has been done in their names. They have to resort to denial, bolstered with alcohol, and scream abut how everything is just the way God wants it to be.
Arab media have reported that IDF jets attacked several targets in southern
Here we go again.
Tensions in the north?
Unfortunately for the Lebanese people, it looks as though
In defiance of the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 1701, three Israeli armored vehicles have entered Lebanese territory.
The Lebanese army has opened fire on Israeli jets as they flew over the south of the country in violation of
Is this a rehearsal for another completely unprovoked Israeli attack on
One of the most shocking indications of this repressive atmosphere is a campaign by Zionist organizations to convince university administrations to ban the phrase "Israeli Apartheid". At
Carter may have used the term "Israeli Apartheid", but I believe that it may have been Bishop Desmond Tutu to characterize it this way.
Bishop Tutu, was one of the great champions of freedom for all South Africans, right along with Nelson Mandela.
And if Bishop Tutu describes what he sees happening with the Palestinian people as "Israeli Apartheid", trust me; this guy is in a really solid position to know.
You WILL believe what you are told to believe!
Some of the criticism brewing in
Translation: "Yeah, well, okay, maybe Israel IS an apartheid state, but you can't SAY that!"
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently made outrageously ignorant comments on the plight of the Palestinian people.
Every time a member of the
As the massive holes in the US government's official story of the 9/11 attacks continue to widen, and sites like Sott.net continue to point to the real culprits in Tel Aviv and Washington DC, disembodied internet voices that US government officials "believe to be that of Osama bin laden", set the record straight and claim responsibility. In spite of such strenuous efforts to fool the entire world, fewer and fewer people are buying the terror hysteria, and recently the desperation on the part of the Ziocons has begun to show.
On April 22, the CIA/Mossad chose to have Mr. Magoo stand-in and "al-Qaeda number 2" "al-Zawahiri", do something which, until now, was almost unthinkable.
A new U.N. Human Rights Council official assigned to monitor
"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." --
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned
Not up close and personal obliteration, that would spatter one's coiffure with bloodspots and gore, but remotely, dispassionately...all seventy million Iranians, mostly young, and mostly progressive, just like ourselves; men, women and children; human, all too human.
Unlike you, Madam, one of the fabled six percent of the population, the psychopaths. Your body count is already impressive, if one can believe reports. Though you may not be forbad to wade through slaughter to a throne, you are forbad to wade beyond it. To threaten obliteration of peaceful civilian populations, is terrorism. To act it, is a war-crime under the Nurenberg Principles.
Petraeus has proved himself willing to cooperate closely with the White House policy lines on
The big question, here, is that of timing.
One has to wonder just how close to the November election date Cheney would be willing to "bomb, bomb, bomb....bomb, bomb Iran." once Petraeus is in place.
And what happens if the attack goes horrendously wrong, or
KBR employees working in
Appearing before a Democrats-only panel looking into allegations of contracting abuses in
KBR spokeswoman Heather Browne said the company would not comment at length because the claims are part of ongoing lawsuits.
"The witnesses who testified today raised claims that KBR has previously addressed. The government has reviewed the claims and refused to join lawsuits asserting them," Browne said.
American officials demand Israel provide explanations for how U.S.-made choppers sold to Israel ended up in service of Columbian drug cartel. Incident may cloud relations between countries
The dubious affair, which was already investigated by the Israeli Defense Ministry, and later turned over to the hands of the police, was uncovered about two years ago.
The irony of George W. Bush going before the Knesset and mocking the late Sen. William Borah for expressing surprise at Adolf Hitler's 1939 invasion of
President Bush has said repeatedly that he would not insert himself into the presidential race, but that stance changed dramatically today during his trip to
Rumours of a link between the
One day after President Bush likened presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama to those who appeased Adolph Hitler, the ghost of the president's grandfather, Prescott Bush - in an SS uniform, muttering German and gesticulating angrily - has been hovering high above the White House since dawn.
Bellicosity and Hypocrisy in Tel Aviv
Lies of Aggression
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review.
On May 15, the White House Moron, in a war-planning visit to
But the White House Moron has the roles reversed. It is not
It is Bush, not
It is the
It is members of the Bush Regime and US generals who continue to lie through their teeth about Iranian support for insurgents, for which they can supply no evidence, and about Iranian nuclear weapons programs, for which the IAEA inspectors can find no sign.
"This is a challenge to any hegemonic power, particularly the
It amazes me that the US and UK can embark on a program of belligerence across the globe, invading innocent country after innocent country, then when other nations start making what are prudent preparations to counter the obvious militarism of the US/UK/Israel, everyone acts like it's a huge surprise and a provocation.
In a speech at
A former top
Members of Congress have as much as $196 million collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the onset of the
In other words, they are voting themselves rich on your tax dollars.
Congress members have, in the main, simply become "acquisitions" of the defense industry.
They not only own stock in these companies: they also gladly accept any money and perks, covert or overt, (covert being favored) which these companies want to give them for "favors" down the road.
More than a quarter of senators and congressmen have invested at least $196 million of their own money in companies doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) that profit from the death and destruction in Iraq.
Every drop of blood shed is another piece of silver in their pockets.
Some of these may have been willingly given up for adoption, but critics of the Government's policy are convinced that the vast majority are taken by force.
Time and again, the mothers say they are innocent of any wrongdoing.
A former Atlanta police officer testified Thursday that narcotics officers routinely lied under oath when seeking search warrants; a practice that led to police killing a 92-year-old woman.
Eavesdropping is easy. All it takes is a two-minute software install and someone can record your calls and monitor your text messages. They can even set up systems to be automatically alerted when you dial a certain number, then instantly patched into your conversation. Anyone who can perform a basic internet search can find the tools and figure out how to do it in no time.
But the scarier stuff is what your phone can do when you aren't even using it.
The CIA is having a growing problem with their analysts and spies being recruited away by corporations. One unpleasant, for government intelligence agencies, development of the last few decades has been the growing popularity of "competitive intelligence" (corporate espionage.) It's a really big business, with most large (over a billion dollars of annual sales) corporations having separate intelligence operations. Spending on corporate intel work is over $5 billion a year, and is expected to more than double in the next four years.
WHILE the Patriot Act has raised fears about government spying on ordinary citizens, the growing threat to civil liberties posed by corporate spying has received much less attention. During the late 1990s, a private security firm spied on Greenpeace and other environmental groups, examining activists' phone records and even sending undercover agents to infiltrate the groups, according to an article in Mother Jones. In 2006 Hewlett-Packard was caught spying on journalists. Last year Wal-Mart apologized for improperly recording conversations with a New York Times reporter.
And now it turns out that the Burger King Corporation, home of the Whopper, hired a private security firm to spy on the Student/Farmworker Alliance, a group of idealistic college students trying to improve the lives of migrants in
"And if that doesn't get rid of those pesky kids, send them to us and we will ship them to
Simply enter the secret access menu and program any mobile/landline number. Now dial the 3310 from that stored secret number and you can listen into the immediate surrounding sounds and conversations. The phone shows NO indication you are listening in thus can be given to your children for example and used as an everyday mobile phone without arousing suspicion.
This product is a symptom of a very sick society.
Passing the House of Representatives on a voice vote, S. 1858 has been sent to President Bush for signature. The Newborn Genetic Screening bill was passed by the Senate last December. The bill violates the U.S. Constitution and the Nuremberg Code, writes Twila Brase, president of the Citizen's Council on Health Care (CCHC). "The DNA taken at birth from every citizen is essentially owned by the government, and every citizen becomes a potential subject of government-sponsored genetic research," she states.
The Bush administration is escalating a conflict over the independence of military lawyers who have repeatedly raised objections to White House policies over prisoners held as enemy combatants.
The administration has proposed a regulation requiring "coordination" with politically appointed Pentagon lawyers before the promotion of any member of the Judge Advocate General Corps, the military's 4,000-member uniformed legal force.
(La dernière fois que j’ai vu cette expression utilisée, c’était par le régime fachiste de Hitler. L’idée est de faire en sorte que tout le monde suive la ligne du gouvernement sous peine d’être purgé. C’est typique d’un système totalitaire. -LNI)
- In 2002, the Pentagon announced that it was considering spreading false propaganda in the foreign press. However, the military has spread propaganda within the U.S. in an operation so aggressive that one participant, a military analyst, called it "psyops on steroids"
- For many years, the government has claimed that it was only spying on foreigners. But it is now clear that the government is massively spying on American citizen's home and cellphone calls, email and internet usage, credit card and other financial transactions, and just about every other facet of our personal lives
- The Patriot Act is supposed to be aimed at stopping America-hating terrorists. Instead, it is being used to prosecute acts having nothing to do with terrorism, and to harass normal, law-abiding Americans
Can anyone see a pattern here?
Given the above, should we believe that the following programs will just be limited to foreigners?
- The Air Force is seeking to dominate all computers and the Internet, to be able to take over control of every computer, and to turn computers into "zombies" that can be forced to execute Air Force commands. This is supposed to be aimed at enemy states and "rogue individuals". See this summary.
- The Pentagon is running an artificial intelligence program to see how people will react to propaganda and to government-inflicted terror. The program is called Sentient World Simulation:
A massive government database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the public is being planned as part of the fight against crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms companies would hand over the records to the Home Office under plans put forward by officials.
In a recent briefing with Canadian press (which has yet to be picked up in the
Apparently, according to Chertoff, nothing you have, say, or do, is private anymore, and there are no boundaries against "unreasonable search and seizure", as guaranteed by the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.
In a letter to three colleagues obtained by ABC News, House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson,
The two urged their colleagues to bar funding for the program, which they said would likely violate long-standing laws prohibiting military involvement in peacetime law enforcement. Current law bars money for the program until Congress' auditors review and approve a legal argument from DHS justifying the office, which is expected later this year.
We the People do not need more surveillance, thank you very much.
We need to be out from under a tax burden that is squeezing most of us to the breaking point, and for which we receive very darn little.
The lawyer for
The exception claimed by Cheney's counsel came in response to requests from congressional Democrats that David Addington, the vice-president's chief of staff, testify about his involvement in the approval of interrogation tactics used at
The appeals court said legal remedies are not always available for every instance of arguably deficient governmental performance.
So, for lying to people who ultimately got sick, lost their jobs, and cannot get much medical help because medical insurance is almost strictly tied to employment in the
And what this ruling is going to do, the next time there's some sort of natural or man-made disaster, is cause the public not to believe a word they are being told by any governmental official
FORMER British prime minister Tony Blair has been caught travelling on a train without a ticket or any cash to pay the fare.
Did they tase him for that?
When we lived in
However,I don't think I would ever want to go there again.
If their transit system cops have been granted permission to taser "non-compliant" passengers, imagine under what conditions regular officers might be permitted to tase people!
Source: WCAX CBS
Homeland Security wants to build a permanent immigration checkpoint in central
An exact location has not been revealed, but officials say it would be similar to this one that used to be on Interstate
Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, is blasting the idea, saying the checkpoints are useless and an inconvenience to Vermonters.
Nearly one million special government license plates have been issued in the state of
Sort of a newer high-tech version of the color-coded license plates they issue in
Tyrants become obvious only when looking back, after what they have done becomes known. The German people did not stand up to Hitler because their media betrayed them, just as the American media is betraying the American people by willingly, voluntarily, even proudly, abandoning its traditional role as watchdog against government abuse.
Authorities practiced processing citizens through the de facto internment camp and giving them mandatory pharmaceutical products.
Perhaps the people of Chicago's lack of enthusiasm for the drill can be explained by them waking up to the fact that these exercises are nothing more than an excuse for fat enforcers to practice shoving people around in internment camps while the local TV news shows images of people being rounded up and processed by men with big guns - all part of the conditioning for an attack we are constantly assured is "inevitable".
It heartens me to see that Chicagoans are wise to what's really going on here.