Jan. 19, 2010 – Guardian
The US justice department is preparing a report which concludes that the FBI repeatedly broke the law by invoking terrorism emergencies that did not exist to obtain more than 2,000 telephone call records over four years from 2002, including those of journalists on US newspapers, according to emails obtained by the Washington Post.
The bureau also issued authorisations for the seizure of records after the fact, in order to justify unwarranted seizures.
by Giordano Bruno
Published: Jan. 18, 2010 – Neithercorp Press
Governments, regardless of their political structure or historical background, have always striven to not only control information, but also to gather it from the people by covert means. Often, this secretive observation of the citizenry escalates into a completely open and full-fledged surveillance state. The U.S. in particular stands on a precarious edge: the line between abhorring invasion of privacy, and embracing invasion of privacy as necessary for the “greater good.” Many people assume that such a mindset is forced on the masses by the elite, that strength of arms is somehow required to make them accept the conditions of a police state, but this is not always so. It is very difficult for governments, despite any technological developments or resources they may have, to enforce and maintain a fascistic political construct. In order to retain control, they must build a “Surveillance Culture;” a society in which the people watch each other, and where individuals censor themselves instead of being censored by the authorities. In the end, a police state cannot exist without the help of the people it means to dominate. By spying on each other, we destroy ourselves.
Message from Transport Canada, a Division of the Dept. of Homeland Security
by Eric Sommer
Published: Jan. 14, 2010 – Pravda.ru
The western media is currently full of articles on Google’s ‘threat to quit China’ over internet censorship issues, and the company’s ‘suspicion’ that the Chinese government was behind attempts to ‘break-in’ to several Google email accounts used by ‘Chinese dissidents’.
However, the media has almost completely failed to report that Google’s surface concern over ‘human rights’ in China is belied by its their deep involvement with some of the worst human rights abuses on the planet:
Google is, in fact, is a key participant in U.S. military and CIA intelligence operations involving torture; subversion of foreign governments; illegal wars of aggression; and military occupations of countries which have never attacked the U.S. and which have cost hundreds of thousands of lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and elsewhere.
by Paul Craig Roberts
Published: Jan. 12, 2010 – Information Clearing House
The Underwear Bomber case indicates that whoever is behind these bomb scares is laughing at our gullibility.
How realistic is it that al-Qaida, an organization that allegedly pulled off the most fantastic terror attack in world history, would in these days of heightened security choose for an attack on an airliner a person who is the most conspicuous of all? Umar Farouk Mutallab had a one-way ticket, no luggage, no passport, and his father, reportedly a CIA and Mossad asset, had reported him to the CIA and Mossad. Does anyone really believe that al-Qaida would choose as an airliner bomber a person waving every red flag imaginable?
Published: Jan. 05, 2010 – Euro-med.dk
Summary: Everything seems to suggest that 9/11 was an inside job, an excuse to initiate Brzezinski’s “Grand Chess-board” – military operations in Central Asia in order to submit it to the New World Order World Government. More and more people think so – and are therefore skeptical when new “terrorist attacks” occur. An attempt by a Nigerian in a plane from Amsterdam to Detroit to detonate a bomb triggered suspicions of a false flag action by U.S. government in order to create the right panic to renew the unconstitutional Patriot Act in Congress in February. There is also suspicion that the USA has plans to deploy its military in Yemen, where the terrorist is said to have had his insufficient education. Mr. Obama and Gordon Brown claim that Yemen is haunted by Al-Qaeda fighters who have fled Afghanistan and Pakistan and are now making the world unsafe from Yemen. There will probably just ensue some bombing and a police expeditionary force, as the U.S. cannot cope with a new front. Besides, A Somali Shabab/”Al-Qaida” sympathizer in Denmark has tried to collect the 1 mio. dollar reward and a ticket to Allah´s Paradise for killing a Muhammad-cartoonist.
On the basis of the Nigerian´s failure which occurred under very strange circumstances, the United States, Britain and Spain have now closed their embassies in Yemen for fear of Al-Quaida – and Obama promises to defuse these hateful warriors – an echo of President Bush in 2001.
But the question is whether Al-Qaeda is anything more than a convenient scapegoat and an excuse for the New World Order with the U.S. and Britain at the forefront to be used for promoting their policies. A BBC study concludes that Al-Qaeda never existed, and the very Council on Foreign Relation’s Magazine, “Foreign Affairs”, states that Al-Qaeda consists of only 200 frightened warriors who try to hide in Pakistan’s mountains. Al-Quaida has not been able to establish any network in the U.S. and the FBI has not found a single Al-Quaida cell nor seen just one single Al-Quaida attack in the entire world! A look back at 9/11 also shows strange situations. There is several credible evidence that the “hijackers” are alive and well-off after 11 Sept! There is only 1 person convicted for 9/11 involvement in the U.S. – and that happened on false evidence and because of the man’s aggressive threats. In other cases, there have been confessions after up to 183 waterboardings in a month – but no convictions, only Guantanamo! A judge ruled that the CIA and other government agencies lied with regard to 9/11 “evidence”
So,everything suggests that “Al-Quaida” has just been conveniently invented by the U.S.
Sun. 03, 2010 – BBC
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has given the go-ahead for full body scanners to be introduced at Britain’s airports.
BAA, which runs six UK airports, said it would now install the machines “as soon as is practical” at Heathrow.
Dec. 31, 2009 – Washington — One hundred and fifty new full-body scanning machines are set to be placed in airports across the United States as federal authorities work to close security loopholes exposed by the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner.
The Transportation Security Administration ordered the scanners before the bombing attempt for up to $170,000 apiece. Plans are also in place to purchase an additional 300 units by 2012, TSA officials said.
Forty body scanners are currently in use at 19 U.S. airports. Use of the technology — considered overly invasive by critics — is optional, according to the TSA Web site. Passengers who opt out of the screening receive an alternate form of checking, which includes a pat-down procedure.
Published: Nov. 25, 2009 – Red Ice Creations
Computer chip maker Intel wants to implant a brain-sensing chip directly into the brains of its customers to allow them to operate computers and other devices without moving a muscle.
Intel believes its customers would be willing to have a chip implanted in their brains so they could operate computers without the need for a keyboard or mouse using thoughts alone. The implant could also be used to operate devices such as cell phones, TVs and DVDs.
Is Big Business The Big Brother Controling your Life. A glimpse of the things to come about the surveillance society
by Philip Giraldi
Published: Nov. 19, 2009 – Antiwar.com
It is ironic that President Barack Obama would travel to China and speak against government control over the internet. If the American Department of Homeland Security has its way new cybersecurity laws will enable Obama’s administration to take control of the internet in the event of a national crisis. How that national crisis might be defined would be up to the White House but there have been some precedents that suggest that the response would hardly be respectful of the Bill of Rights.
Many countries already monitor and censor the internet on a regular basis, forbidding access to numerous sites that they consider to be subversive. During recent unrest, the governments of both Iran and China effectively shut down the internet by taking control of or blocking servers. Combined with switching off of cell phone transmitters, the steps proved effective in isolating dissidents. Could it happen here? Undoubtedly. Once the laws are in place a terrorist incident or something that could be plausibly described in those terms would be all that is needed to have government officials issue the order to bring the internet to a halt.
by Joe Frick
First Published: Aug. 01, 1989 – edition of The Sun
CODED MICROCHIPS implanted in every person in the country would tie all of us into a master computer that could track anyone down at any moment, and plans for such a system are already under way whether you like it or not!
The secret scheme is being touted as a service for the protection of the people by high government officials, but some insiders who object to the move say it’s just another way for Big Brother to control its subjects.
If history is anything to go by, just three per cent of us taking decisive action will be enough to stop dictatorship being established in Europe and the USA and resurrect the real democracy
by Jane Burgermeister
Published: Oct. 10, 2009 – The Flu Case
We have reached a fork in the road, a crossroads, and the latest film by Alex Jones, The Fall of the Republic, makes our choices clear.
Whether we live in the USA or Europe, we are watching the accelerating speed with which republics and democratic states are being transformed into dictatorships.
Regional dictatorships are emerging in the form of the North American Union and the European Union.
These totalitarian systems will, in turn, be subsumed under a single global dictatorship controlled by the WHO, the UN and the IMF. Behind the UN complex is a corporate crime syndicate that uses these bodies as vehicles for their grab for world domination, also by declaring a pandemic emergency which has given WHO and the UN extraordinary powers over the national governments around the world, including health services and police services.
by Rauni Kilde
Published: Dec. 06, 2000 – Conspiracy Archive
In 1948 Norbert Weiner published a book, Cybernetics, defined as a neurological communication and control theory already in use in small circles at that time. Yoneji Masuda, “Father of the Information Society,” stated his concern in 1980 that our liberty is threatened Orwellian-style by cybernetic technology totally unknown to most people. This technology links the brains of people via implanted microchips to satellites controlled by ground-based supercomputers.
The first brain implants were surgically inserted in 1974 in the state of Ohio, USA and also in Stockholm, Sweden. Brain electrodes were inserted into the skulls of babies in 1946 without the knowledge of their parents. In the 1950s and 60s, electrical implants were inserted into the brains of animals and humans, especially in the U.S., during research into behavior modification, and brain and body functioning. Mind control (MC) methods were used in attempts to change human behavior and attitudes. Influencing brain functions became an important goal of military and intelligence services.
by Sarah Meyer
Published: Oct. 31, 2009 – Index Research
In the name of “National Security“, one of the biggest lies is “making you safer .” This absurd promise applies to surveillance as well as to the reason for prisons, torture, rendition (kidnapping), etc. But “Making you safer” is really about making money for corporations.
Obama’s Wars (Last Updated: Thu. Oct. 29)
Kabul shootout over, 12 killed
Thu. Oct. 29 – A deadly attack on a guesthouse in central Kabul has ended with the deaths of three gunmen and six foreign UN employees staying at the hostel, an Afghan official has said.
Six dead, dozens wounded as violence rages in Iraq
Thu. Oct. 29 – At least six people have been killed and dozens of others have been wounded in the latest in a series of bomb attacks in Iraq.
Peshawar blast death toll reaches 105
Thu. Oct. 29 – The death toll from a car bomb in Pakistan’s Peshawar has reached 105, a day after the blast struck a market in the country’s most populous northwestern city.
Seven militants dead in NW Pakistan clashes
Thu. Oct. 29 – Pakistani troops have launched fresh attacks on hideouts of pro-Taliban militants in the northwest as insurgency and violence continues to plague the country.
200,000 displaced in South Waziristan
Tue. Oct. 27 – The Pakistan’s army says around 200,000 people have fled their homes in South Waziristan since the military launched a major offensive against militants in the area.
First US official resigns in protest at Afghan war
Tue. Oct. 27 – The US-led war in Afghanistan has forced the first American official to resign his post, questioning the reason behind Washington’s military presence in the country.
3 more NATO troops killed in Afghanistan
Mon. Oct. 26 – Roadside bombs and ambushes have left three more NATO soldiers dead in southern Afghanistan as casualties rise among the foreign forces occupying the country.
‘US using Jundallah in plot to destabilize Iran’
Mon. Oct. 26 – The US is trying to destabilize Iran’s borders by making use of the terrorist group Jundallah, a retired Pakistani general says.
Death toll rises to 147, Baghdad to mourn 3 days
Mon. Oct. 26 – The death toll in the double bombing that hit Baghdad on Sunday has risen to 147 and Iraq has declared a three-day national mourning period.
Anti-West protest in Kabul turns bloody
Mon. Oct. 26 – The second day of protests in Afghanistan over the report of burning of the Muslims holy book has turned bloody after at least three demonstrators were wounded.
14 Americans killed in Afghanistan crashes
Mon. Oct. 26 – The US military says a helicopter crash has killed 10 Americans in western Afghanistan after an earlier crash claimed lives of four US soldiers.
Israeli Apartheid (Last Updated: Tue. Oct. 27)
Prisoner Society: more than 2,000 cases of torture in Israeli prison during past year
Tue. Oct. 27 – Ramallah / PNN – President of the Palestinian Prisoner Society, Qaddura Fares, reported today that during the past year there have been more than 2,000 cases of torture in Israeli prison.
Israel denying Palestinians access to clean water
Tue. Oct. 27 – As a result of Israel’s ‘discriminatory’ policies, Palestinians’ access to water supply is far below the minimum recommended by the World Health Organization.
Netanyahu insists Israel is only for Jews
Mon. Oct. 26 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has openly voiced the Israeli government’s plans to expel indigenous Palestinian Arabs from their occupied lands.
OIC warns Israel over Al-Aqsa abuses
Mon. Oct. 26 – The Organization of the Islamic Conference has warned Israel of ‘dangerous consequences’ for acts of sacrilege in the holy Al-Aqsa mosque compound In Jerusalem.
Israel to drop ‘ethnic cleansing’ from schoolbooks
Mon. Oct. 26 – The Israeli Education Ministry plans to omit a passage in their history books that tells the story of the expulsion of Palestinians in 1948, describing it as ‘ethnic cleansing.’
Totalitarian Tiptoe to the New World Order (Last Updated: Tue. Oct. 27)
Brussels ‘Home Office’ plot to snoop on all of Europe
Tue. Oct. 27 – Brussels bureaucrats are plotting a massive expansion in the use of surveillance and controversial extradition powers, a report warned last night.
UK: Police in £9m scheme to log ‘domestic extremists’
Mon. Oct. 26 – Police are gathering the personal details of thousands of activists who attend political meetings and protests, and storing their data on a network of nationwide intelligence databases.
Atlanta seeks to add 500 surveillance cameras
Mon. Oct. 26 – What you might call Real Pedestrians of Atlanta is a rather modest video surveillance: a few dozen cameras monitoring select locations in the city every second. But the city has applied for millions in federal stimulus funds so it can train about 500 more cameras on city streets.
More News (Last Updated: Thu. Oct. 29)
Colombia, US to sign a military pact this week
Thu. Oct. 29 – Bogota is on the verge of signing a military pact with Washington, granting the US access to Colombia’s bases, in what the two allies describe as an enhanced war on “narcoterrorism.”
Fidel Castro’s sister Juanita was a CIA agent
Tue. Oct. 27 – Today, Donna was revealed to the rest of the world as Juanita Castro – the sister of Fidel and Raúl, rulers of Cuba and legendary conquerors of US espionage efforts – when she blew the whistle on her career as a CIA agent.
Bishop fined €12,000 for denying Holocaust
Tue Oct. 27 – British Bishop and Holocaust-denier Richard Williamson has been fined over remarks on Swedish television that fewer than 300,000 Jews died in Nazi death camps.
Zelaya confident about return to power
Mon. Oct. 26 – Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya says he is confident that he will eventually be reinstated, despite the collapse of negotiations with de facto leader Roberto Micheletti.
A new generation of Minority Report-style security cameras that can detect criminals before they strike could be in operation across Britain within five years, scientists claim.
by Richard Alleyne
Published: Sep. 23, 2009 – The Telegraph
The CCTV technology identifies suspicious individuals and behaviour and then acts to stamp out crimes before they happen.
When a crime looks like it is going to occur, the system will verbally warn the perpetrator and then if necessary alert the nearest police officer.
ISIS, short for Integrated Sensor Information System, is being developed by a team at Queen’s University Belfast at its Centre for Secure Information Technologies.
It is designed to work with the extensive network of CCTV cameras already installed on buses and trains as well as in stations, airports and on the street.
by Patrick Martin
Published: Sep. 17, 2009 – WSWS
In a letter from the Justice Department to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Obama administration has gone on record for the first time supporting the extension of key provisions the USA Patriot Act, including the notorious provision that gives the federal government the power to subpoena library records of any individual.
Several provisions of the Patriot Act, legislation adopted in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that grants sweeping surveillance powers to US intelligence agencies, are scheduled to expire December 31, unless renewed by Congress. The House and Senate judiciary committees have scheduled hearings next week on the proposed reauthorizations.
Controversial historian causes outrage by calling the Nazis’ mass murder a ‘commercial phenomenon’
by Elizabeth Nash in Madrid
Published: Sep. 6, 2009 – The Independent
Eminent historians have condemned a Spanish newspaper’s decision to interview the controversial historian David Irving as part of its coverage to mark the 70th anniversary of the Second World War.
The Hitler specialist Sir Ian Kershaw, whose interview last Monday launched El Mundo’s commemorative series, said he – and most historians – would have pulled out had they known of Mr Irving’s participation.
In the interview published yesterday, Mr Irving once again played down the slaughter of millions of Jews during the Second World War, despite having served time in an Austrian jail for his extremist views.
“The Holocaust is just a slogan, a product like Kleenex or Xerox printers. They’ve turned it into a commercial phenomenon, and succeeded in making money out of it – producing films about it which have made millions,” said the 71-year-old Mr Irving, prompting fury and dismay in Israel.
by Ken Boehm
Published: Aug. 31, 2009 – nlpc.org
NLPC has uncovered a plan by the White House New Media operation to hire a technology vendor to conduct a massive, secret effort to harvest personal information on millions of Americans from social networking websites.
The information to be captured includes comments, tag lines, emails, audio, and video. The targeted sites include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr and others – any space where the White House “maintains a presence.”