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Spirit of Iridium

Spirit of Iridium

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1. Russia to buy into Iridium communications system

Evgeniya Chaykovskaya

US satellites could help far-flung Russians talk to each other - but some fear national security could be compromised.

Phoning family in far-flung regions could be going global, amid reports that an advisory panel is set to recommend Russia signs up to an American satellite system to improve communications in the far north.

An analytical note seen by RBC Daily says of the four available services - including Russia’s own Gonets - Iridium is the only system with full coverage of the country, including the Arctic and the northern seaways.

Iridium’s network of 66 satellites makes it the largest of its type - but its rumoured connections with the Pentagon have alarmed some in Russia.

Yury Zaitsev, acting academic advisor to the Academy of Engineering Science, warned RBC Daily that all info on Iridium goes through a control centre in the USA - potentially giving them access to strategically important data from some of Russia’s most remote and unprotected border regions.

These distant settlements rely on satellites for phone and internet services because the population is too small and landline or mobile links are too expensive to set up.

The most likely clients are oil and energy companies and ship owners, and Iridium is apparently ready to open a gateway to Russia. But they would have to pass 51 per cent of its local subsidiary into Russian control.

One year ago there were also discussions about using Iridium in Russia, but no deal was reached. At the moment thousands of subscribers are using the service even though it is illegal.

source: moscow times

2. one year ago: cryptogon report on Iridium, a network apparently used for intelligence ops:

So, an Iridium satellite just happened to collide with a defunct Russian military satellite…

You’re about to learn how the sausage gets made, and, before we begin, you should know that it’s not pretty.

I don’t know the whole story about Iridium, but it has got to be one of the spookiest tales of them all.

In November 1998, Motorola activated the Iridium communications network, a constellation of low-earth orbit satellites that provides wireless telecom and data services to any location on the planet. The cost to build the system? About $5 billion. By August 1999, unable to sign up enough customers—because of extremely high handset costs and per minute usage fees—Iridium was facing bankruptcy.

(If you know of a more complete account of what happened next, please let me know about it.)

Iridium executive Dan Colussy put together a group of “private investors” to buy the Iridium system.

According to Iridium:

In December 2000, a group of private investors led by Dan Colussy organized Iridium Satellite LLC. Iridium Satellite LLC acquired the operating assets of the bankrupt Iridium LLC including the satellite constellation, the terrestrial network, Iridium real property and intellectual capital.

How much did this group of private investors pay for the system that cost about $5 billion to build?

$25 million. That’s a discount of about 99.5% off the build cost.

Who were those private investors who just happened to be at the right place at the right time? I’ll be buggered if I know, but someone, somewhere probably knows.

But guess what happened next.

…..snip….to DOD press release from 2000:

Since the Navy has a requirement more than twice as large as the current capability, the Department of Defense needs the capacity Iridium uniquely offers small unit operations in areas without satellite constellation coverage or during periods when various assets are being used in other contingencies. Special Forces operations, combat search and rescue activities and polar communications will also be enhanced. Iridium will provide a unique resource to enhance DoD mobile satellite communications requirements.

keep going….it gets much worse…..:

In an odd twist, the new Iridium is 24% owned by an investment firm controlled by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman of Saudi Arabia.

The prince used to own a minority chunk of the old Iridium in partnership with the Saudi Binladen Group, the company run by Osama bin Laden’s family.

read more @ cryptogon

3. links to 911

Hot spots in Ground Zero debris piles contain widely-distributed pools of molten steel, at least 500 degrees Farenheit hotter than the maximum temperature of fires fueled by diesel or kerosene hydrocarbons, and thereby prove that agents, acting for Iridium 66, demolished the WTC towers through remotely-controlled ignitition of thermite bombs containing atomized aluminum powder.

Participants in the bogus Global Guardian war game of 9/11 used Iridium 66 satellites with encrypted Motorola radios.

The Iridium-Motorola equipment supports commanders of the only global communications network capable of remotely piloting aircraft (RPA) into targets on 9/11 and the remote controlled ignition of pre-positioned incendiaries in the planes and the towers of Ground Zero.

The apparently mobbed-up clean-up and cover-up crews who arrived on Ground Zero immediately after 9/11, came equipped with Iridium 66 and encrypted Motorola radios, the only communications network to survive the destruction at Ground Zero and the Pentagon’s U.S. Naval Command Center.

more here

4. early strategic investors,  found here: http://www.alamo-girl.com/0304.htm

The Iridium system is backed by nineteen strategic investors from around the world. Seventeen of the investor partners also participate in the operation and maintenance of 12 ground station “gateways” that link the Iridium system to the public switched telephone networks:

Iridium Africa Corporation Iridium Africa is associated with Mawarid Overseas Company Limited.
Iridium Andes-Caribe is a consortium of private Venezuelan investors
Iridium Brasil is a diversified Brazilian corporation
Iridium Middle East Corporation is owned by Mawarid Overseas Company Limited (see Iridium Africa), and Triniford Investments S.A., which is affiliated with the Saudi Binladin Group. Binladin is among the largest industrial groups in Saudi Arabia.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center A leading aerospace engineering and manufacturing company in the Russian Federation
Lockheed Martin Corporation A world leader in defense and space systems technology
Iridium Canada, Inc. BCE Mobile Communications, Inc. and BCE Telecom International, Inc. - both of which are affiliated with BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company
Iridium China (Hong Kong) Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Aerospace, a major diversified industrial group in China and also the parent company of China Great Wall Industries Corporation.
Iridium India Telecom Limited is a consortium of Indian financial institutions that initially invested in Iridium LLC through infrastructure Leasing & Financing Services, Ltd..
Iridium italia S.P.A. is an affiliate of Telecom Italia,
Raytheon Company is one of the world’s leading companies in the conception, development, manufacture, and sale of electronic systems, equipment, and components for government and commercial use.
SK Telecom Affiliated with Korea Telecommunications Corporation
South Pacific Iridium Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of PT Bakrie & Brothers, an Indonesia-based diversified holding company.
Sprint Iridium, Inc. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprint Corporation, which is a diversified telecommunications company.
Thai Satellite Telecommunications Co., Ltd. is affiliated with United Communications Industry Co., Ltd., which is the second-largest cellular telecommunications provider in Thailand
Motorola, Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of wireless communications and electronic equipment, systems, components, and services.
Nippon Iridium (Bermuda) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Iridium Corporation, which is a consortium formed in Bermuda by DDI Corporation
o.tel.o A subsidiary of VEBA AG and RWE AG, two of the largest corporations in Germany
Pacific Iridium Telecommunications Corporation (PITC) is a subsidiary of Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd., a diversified international corporation.

Repeat: Iridium Middle East Corporation is owned by Mawarid Overseas Company Limited (see Iridium Africa), and Triniford Investments S.A., which is affiliated with the Saudi Binladin Group. Binladin is among the largest industrial groups in Saudi Arabia

8/13/99 Ilaina Jonas Reuters “…Stocks of two of the three leading satellite telephone companies plummeted Thursday under the weight of major financing woes that cloud their future. Shares of Iridium World Communications LLC dropped more than 28 percent, or 1-11/16, to bottom out at an all-time low of 4-1/4 on the day after the struggling operator of a $5 billion satellite network defaulted on $1.5 billion in loans. The plunge landed the stock — which 15 months ago was trading at a lofty 72-3/8 — as the No. 1 percentage loser on the Nasdaq market Thursday….. Late Wednesday Washington, D.C.-based Iridium said it had defaulted on a $800 million loan and another $750 million loan after it failed to meet customer and revenue growth targets required under the larger of the two loans. Iridium, London-based ICO and Globalstar Telecommunications Ltd (Nasdaq:GSTRF - news)., an international group led by Loral Space & Communications Ltd (NYSE:LOR - news)., are scrambling to launch hand-held satellite phone services to allow customers to stay in touch any time from anyplace on the globe. Shares of Globalstar closed down 1/4 to 28. Iridium, the only company to launch service so far, has repeatedly stumbled, and its principal backer, telecommunications equipment maker Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT - news), has raised the possibility that it may have to liquidate….“At this time, banks may feel that Iridium’s future is significantly enhanced by a restructuring that includes a significant Motorola cash infusion,” C.E. Unterberg analyst William Kidd wrote in a research report. But Kidd warned an Iridium bankruptcy “may be awfully close.” ….”

lots at that site.

passports and terrorism

1. passport fraud is a global threat according to chief of Interpol. the man makes sense! airport scanners are misguided.

DAVOS - THE biggest travel threat facing the world now is passport fraud, according to the chief of Interpol - the millions of stolen documents that could be used by terrorists or criminals to travel worldwide.

Airport body scanners, embraced by many in the aftermath of the attempted Christmas Day airplane bombing, are a misguided solution to travel threats, Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday night.

‘The greatest threat in the world is that last year there were 500 million, half a billion, international air arrivals worldwide where travel documents were not compared against Interpol databases,’ he said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, where 2,500 business and political leaders are gathered in this Alpine resort.

‘Right now in our database we have over 11 million stolen or lost passports,’ he said. ‘These passports are being used, fraudulently altered and are being given to terrorists, war criminals, drug traffickers, human traffickers.’ The solution, he said, is better intelligence, and better intelligence sharing, among countries. [as long as they are not corrupt!!! - ed.]

‘You don’t know the motivation behind the person carrying the passport,’ he said. If you’re a terrorist, he said, ‘Are you going to carry explosives that are going to be detected? No.’

Many US airports use the body-scanning machines and airports in other countries are adopting them after Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to detonate explosives hidden in his underwear Dec 25 on the Detroit-bound flight. But Noble cited a case two weeks ago in a Caribbean country where five people were caught after they were found to be carrying stolen passports - one stolen back in 2001. — AP

source: straits times

2. US state dept say they let patsy underpants keep his visa, at the request of counterterrorism officials (CIA? DHS?), “to avoid tipping off larger investigation.” i see. so how does that work?  is it that the people on the plane were never in danger because our agencies were running an operation? and therefore all the bloviating after-the-fact is simply a giant mind-fuck? or they were in danger but our agencies did a cost-benefit analysis and decided that all those people’s potential lives were worth the risk?

Nathan Hurst / Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington –The State Department didn’t revoke the visa of foiled terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab because federal counterterrorism officials had begged off revocation, a top State Department official revealed Wednesday.

Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab’s visa wasn’t taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would’ve foiled a larger investigation into al-Qaida threats against the United States.

“Revocation action would’ve disclosed what they were doing,” Kennedy said in testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Allowing Adbulmutallab to keep the visa increased chances federal investigators would be able to get closer to apprehending the terror network he is accused of working with, “rather than simply knocking out one solider in that effort.”

3. jpost: ‘assassins came to Dubai with Landau’ - possibly using forged documents. so you see, INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVES might use forged documents. let us say, they probably do. that would be an expected part of INTELLIGENCE WORK. and INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVES might knowingly allow people with FORGED DOCUMENTS to travel to accomplish their INTELLIGENCE WORK, which may or may not involve KILLING PEOPLE.

Israeli agents who accompanied National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau to two weeks ago may have assassinated Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said Saturday. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Zahar added that the agents possibly entered the with forged documents.

On Friday, Hamas claimed that Israeli agents assassinated one of the Islamist group’s veteran operatives in a killing allegedly carried out last week in , and vowed to retaliate. The group blamed for Mabhouh’s slaying, but offered no evidence of foul play or Israeli involvement in the man’s death. The government had no immediate comment.

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=167299

4. and then the INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE will say things like this:

Mumbai An alert has been sounded in the city following fresh intelligence inputs that two terror suspects might have sneaked into the metropolis to carry out strikes, police said on Thursday. The inputs, which even specified the names of the suspects, say that the duo from a neighbouring country might masquerade as taxi drivers to conduct recce and execute their plans, sources said. They, however, declined to divulge the names of the suspects and their nationality lest it should hamper investigation.

The police have intensified patrolling and checking of taxis across the metropolis. Traffic police are also conducting random checks of licences. Intelligence inputs about possible terror strikes have become a frequent occurrence since 26/11 attacks and all precautions in this regard have been taken, they said. Special Branch officials are searching various lodges and hotels to check if any foreign national was staying without proper documentation. All police stations and Mumbai police’s various units are working on the inputs to prevent any terror attacks, the sources said.

source: express india

5. more vague and POINTLESS requests from INTELLIGENCE people, simply designed to make the public paranoid when obviously, the problem is the INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE THEMSELVES.

Washington The US continues to receive information about terrorist groups planning attacks against India; the State Department has said and advised its nationals to be alert during their travel to the country in the coming months. “The Department of State alerts US citizens to ongoing security concerns in India. The US government continues to receive information that terrorist groups may be planning attacks in India,” the US State Department said in its latest terror alert.

Terrorists and their sympathisers have demonstrated their willingness and capability to attack targets where US citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit. The recent advise replaces the travel Alert dated December 29 that expired on April 30, the State Department said. Noting that 26/11 Mumbai attacks provide a vivid reminder that hotels, markets and other public places are especially targeted by terrorist groups, the State Department asked its nationals to always practice good security, maintain a heightened situational awareness and a low profile. “US citizens are advised to monitor local news reports and consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation venues,” it said.

source: express india

6. meanwhile, some “young, hip US jews” have taken to wearing the new “israeli keffiyeh”. how special. to horn in on a symbol long associated with the Arab world, to suddenly decide that hey, why can’t we wear the keffiyeh too? now it means nothing, or everything, or anything. how convenient. now one might think about the al qaeda woman decoy idea: women who “look” western but are al qaeda terrorists, and note that now we will also have women who may “look” arab but are jewish, etc. so much confusion, so many opportunities for things to go wrong, especially with 11 million lost or stolen passports floating around and intelligences agencies who intentionally overlook people they assure us that they’re watching 247 365….

It might be considered by some as a symbol of Palestinian “resistance” or solidarity, but for a group of young, hip US Jews, wearing a keffiyeh – especially one with blue embroidered Stars of David – is just as much their right as anyone else’s.

“We did have some negative comments [about the keffiyeh] when we initially sent it out to our mailing list,” Erez Safar, founder and director of Shemspeed, a Jewish music label and promotion company that started selling the traditional Arab headdress about two weeks ago, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday….However, he is not oblivious to the fact that this new “Israeli keffiyeh,” which has been selling fairly well, has already engendered controversy among some who feel it might be inappropriate for Jews to use it as a pro-Israel symbol. [d'ya think?]

“We have had some Arab friends take offense to our new scarf-remix,” acknowledged Safar. “We have some Muslim rappers who have taken part in our Hip Hop Sulha series, which is a Jewish and Muslim reconciliation concert series featuring Hip Hop groups from around the world. We are having a concert in February and one of the performers has actually backed out because of these scarves.”

“As a Jew, I am not offended by the pope who wears a ‘kippa,’ and in the same respect, I don’t feel there is any reason for anyone to take offense to a Jewish person wearing a version of the keffiyeh, which they also identify with,” he said in the statement. [too funny. the problem only comes if the pope *didn't* wear the 'kippa' when the rabbis tell him to...]

“The way that symbols are politicized and used to divide people, rather than as common ground for discussion and dialogue, is exactly the kind of thought-provoking topic that we at Shemspeed want to explore with our music, as well as our programming. Our Israeli remix of the keffiyeh is just one more interpretation of a scarf worn by our brothers for thousands of years.” [oh sure, yes, we're all one big happy family right? ]

Safar said that the scarves, which also have “Am Israel Chai” embroidered in Hebrew into the fabric, were created purely to express a deep love for and “the unity it creates among Jews.” [and who could possibly argue with that? ]

more at jpost

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=167191

7. the frosting on the cake. PLEASE READ! aangirfan: Sledgehammer; 911. see for yourself how so-called al qaeda militants work closely with our very own INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES to plot murder, mayhem and chaos, using, among other tools, FRAUDULENT PASSPORTS.

excerpt:

Ercan Gun, at zaman.com (TODAY’S ZAMAN ), 15 Agust 2005, reported on the Syrian ‘Al Qaeda Militant’ Luai Sakra (Saqa) who was arrested for organizing the double bomb attacks in Istanbul on 15-23 November 2003.

Sakra ‘has confessed to Turkish police that he provided the attackers of 9 11 with passports’.

Sakra ‘claims that he knew Muhammad Ata’.

Sakra ‘claims he drinks alcohol and does not pray’.

Sarka reportedly said: “I was one of the people who knew the perpetrators of September 11, and knew the time and plan before the attacks. I also participated in the preparations for the attacks to WTI and Pentagon. I provided money and passports.”

Reportedly, some of the passports, which Sakra claimed to have provided himself, were found in the ruins of World Trade Centre I.

Ercan Gun wonders if Al-Qaeda is a Secret Service operation.

Sakra was interrogated for 4 days at the Istanbul Anti-Terror Department Headquarters. Reportedly this has provided some important information.

According to Ercan Gun, Turkish intelligence specialists now believe:

1. Al-Qaeda is the name of a secret service operation.

2. Al Qaeda is linked to a strategy of tension.

3. Sakra, the fifth most senior man in al-Qaeda, was offered employment by the CIA. The CIA gave him a large sum of money.

read the whole thing @ aangirfan


controlling the message

1. the PROBLEM of US hegemony and abuse of the internet … definitely a problem. BUT what should be done about this problem??

Concerns about the US monopoly of the domain name server (DNS) system grew among other nations as much as their reliance on the Internet for issues ranging from politics and the economy to defense and the general society. Years ago, there was a proposal that the Internet be administered by the United Nations or under international cooperation. The European Union insisted that the World Wide Web is an international resource that should be jointly managed by all nations. Some developing countries pointed out that at the early stage of Internet development, developed countries seized large amounts of domain names, leaving a limited few for them, and demanded a share with the US over Internet administration. American officials opposed the suggestion.

…US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Twitter and other social networking sites are “strategic assets of great importance” because “these new technologies make it harder for the ‘dictator regimes’ to control information”. A former intelligence official said the channeling of US ideology via the Internet is much easier than sending spies to target countries or training local agents in target countries who identify with US ideology. The move the US government made in June 2009 — when it dissented over the Chinese government’s order to install the filtering software Green Dam and pressured China’s government for interfering in the freedom on the ‘Net and the freedom of information flow — is probably related to its intention to infiltrate China.

According to a Hong Kong media agency, the CIA invests tens of millions of US dollars every year to aid “Chinese net traitors” to infiltrate Chinese net users with US ideology. They haunt major Chinese forums and portals. A website called “Wazhe Online” (Chinese Pinyin) is a secret mission with the cooperation of US government institutions and overseas “Tibetan splittist organizations” with the tasks of agitating, deluding, infiltrating and instigating Chinese net users, making up rumors to initiate riots and collecting information via the Internet. A Tibetan youth who once worked with one organization said it is an online spy agency which is supported by the US financially, controlled by the Americans and serves the Americans. A commentary on Hong Kong-based Ta Kung Pao said those who publish stories sensitive to China’s policies on the net have complex backgrounds and are hired by US and Japanese spy agencies.

much more @ chinaview

2. Hillary Clinton: would everybody PLEASE condemn people who engage in cyber attacks???

WASHINGTON - UNITED States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday called for global condemnation for those who carry out cyber attacks, as China sought to contain tension with the United States over online censorship and hacking.

In what was flagged as a major policy speech on Internet freedom, she said: ‘Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation. In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation’s networks can be an attack on all.’…The Internet has already been a source of tremendous progress in China, and it’s great that so many people there are now online,’ she said. ‘But countries that restrict free access to information or violate the basic rights of Internet users risk walling themselves off from the progress of the next century.’

more @ straits times

3. FOR INSTANCE, let’s talk about Hezbollah’s news outlet al Manar. now as we all know Hezbollah is designated a “terrorist” operation, so the fact that they have a pretty decent news outlet is of NO CONSEQUENCE! they refer to israel as “the zionist entity.” that is so hurtful. it is practically hate speech! you better not be getting any news from al Manar tv or next thing you know the US govt will conflate you will aiding and abetting terrorists. capice? especially if any weapons happen to fall into Hezbollah’s hands, as bibi keeps predicting over and over and over again, and something happens to an israeli who is only acting in self-defense, and some Iranian weapons hurt a hair on his head via Hezbollah, and Hezbollah has a news channel…. you see where this is going right? if you read al Manar tv you might as well just fly to Iran and get a weapon and use it on an innocent israeli yourself. SAME THING. so shield your eyes. be innocent of knowledge.

The U.S. Embassy said Friday that a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives calling for punitive measures against Hizbullah’s al-Manar TV was not a measure taken against freedom of expression.

…The U.S. government believes

there is no difference

between a terrorist organization

and a media outlet run by it, Gliha said.

more @ naharnet

4. google’s deep CIA connections

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.

To begin with, Google is the supplier of the core search technology for ‘Intellipedia, a highly-secured online system where 37,000 U.S. spies and related personnel share information and collaborate on their devious errands.

Agencies such as the so-called ‘National Security Agency’ have also purchased servers using Google-supplied search technology which processes information gathered by U.S. spies operating all over the planet.

In addition, Google is linked to the U.S. spy and military systems through its Google Earth software venture. The technology behind this software was originally developed by Keyhole Inc., a company funded by Q-Tel http://www.iqt.org/ , a venture capital firm which is in turn openly funded and operated on behalf of the CIA.

more @ pravda

5. US state dept ‘not the foreign policy arm of google’ — that’s right. it’s the CIA.

Speaking of the cyberattacks which Internet giant Google said last week originated in China, Ross said: “I think it is important to emphasize the private nature of some of this.” “This is primarily an issue between Google and 30 plus other private entities and the Chinese government,” he said at the start of a panel discussion sponsored by the New America Foundation and Slate magazine. “But we have responded with what I think is justifiable concern,” Ross said. “We’ve asked for an explanation.”

Ross added that the United States and China “have had conversations over the years where we’ve made clear our opinions both about the freedom of expression as well as cybersecurity. “So we’re taking this very seriously,” he said. “But all of that said, the State Department is not the foreign policy arm of Google,” he said.

more @ inquirer

6. other managed messages:

no need to worry about the safety of the World Cup in South Africa. this little incident here is nothing to worry about - just a little operant conditioning.

The two men were wielding guns and preparing to unleash terror on the nation. With their faces obscured, they were apparently loading their guns in preparation to rob tourists and cause mayhem during the forthcoming World Cup in South Africa. This was the image a controversial television channel, E.tv, beamed to South Africa and probably the world when they broadcast a documentary about criminals trying to upset the progress made by South Africa to host the international football tournament.  But the image is causing a huge controversy among South Africans and journalists for what they term irresponsible journalism, and the media house has now been subpoenaed under Section 205 of the South African (SA) constitution, to reveal the identities of the two men shown in the video.

the departing US envoy to the Philippines, Kristie Kenney, is very very very grateful to the Malacanang Press

She thanked the Malacañang Press Corps for the “kind” treatment of US officials. “You’ve been meeting me with wonderful kindness but I see you’ve been wonderful to all of our official visitors and I appreciate that so deeply—Cabinet members, members of the US Congress have all found Malacañang Press Corps, you know, very kind and even and fair-tempered to people. I know how hard all of you work everyday, so thank you very much,” she said.

and i’m sure we all agree that people like this don’t know the difference between fantasy and reality and it’s a good thing he’s not in power anymore he could have caused a serious diplomatic incident. !!! !!!!! !!!!! boy, show some respect for the dead. sheesh.

‘Conspiracy theories aside, people actually died in that suicide attack. Dr Mahathir’s statement is disrespectful to the victims for it to be described that way, with reference to a Hollywood movie,’ he said on Thursday. Mr Ibrahim said that as the founder of the Perdana Global Peace Organisation, Dr Mahathir should know the root causes of terrorism and point out what led him to draw such conclusions. DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang in a statement said that Dr Mahathir would have created ‘an international incident’ between Malaysia and the United States if he was still the Prime Minister.

7. well in any case you have NOTHING to worry about because We Are Ready

The president of the United States has always had the constitutional authority, and duty, to protect the American people and direct the national response to any emergency that threatens the security and safety of the United States. The Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity bill makes it clear that the president’s authority includes securing our national cyber infrastructure from attack. The section of the bill that addresses this issue, applies specifically to the national response to a severe attack or natural disaster. This particular legislative language is based on longstanding statutory authorities for wartime use of communications networks.

OK that seems pretty clear that the president can secure (control) the national infrastructure from attack as part of the national response to a severe attack or natural disaster based on statutory authorities for wartime use of communication networks. Right?

WRONG! THAT’S NOT WHAT IT SAYS CAN’T YOU READ?????

To be very clear, the Rockefeller-Snowe bill will not empower a “government shutdown or takeover of the Internet” and any suggestion otherwise is misleading and false.

Oh wow, that’s so confusing. The statement says one thing, and then it says the complete opposite! Yes you will allow the president to secure the private infrastructure based on the Rockefeller-Snowe bill based on longstanding statutory authorities for wartime use of communications networks, but no you will not suggest that the Rockefeller-Snowe bill empowered the president to shutdown or take over the internet. That would make you a LIAR.

So here’s the instruction: “Securing the private infrastructure based on longstanding statutory authorities for wartime use of communications networks” IS NOT “shutting down or taking over the internet.”

YES IT IS.
NO IT’S NOT.
YES IT IS.

Mind-fucking.

The purpose of this language is to clarify how the president directs the public-private response to a crisis, secure our economy and safeguard our financial networks, protect the American people, their privacy and civil liberties, and coordinate the government’s response.

No. The purpose of this language is mind-fucking people into supporting the government takeover of the internet after a false-flag terrorist attack. You will support President Obama. You will listen to whatever he says. Turn on the teevee.

hit the ground running

1. man threatening jews taken off flight, say police — See??? palestinians/arabs are dangerous, especially to jews

A Florida airline passenger who witnesses say proclaimed “I want to kill all the Jews” before police forced him off a Detroit-bound plane has been arrested. Miami-Dade police said in a statement today that 43-year-old Mansor Mohammad Asad of Toledo, Ohio, faces several charges including disorderly conduct. Police say a taxiing Northwest Airlines flight was turned around at Miami International Airport late yesterday. Witnesses told authorities Asad was loud, disruptive and claimed to be Palestinian. They believed he was sometimes speaking Arabic.

The Transportation Security Administration says three of his companions were taken off the plane and questioned. The plane departed after a search. A phone number for Asad rang unanswered. Police didn’t return a message.

source: the independent


2. F15s escort US airliner back  after “disturbance” — see? look at that response that is working it, baby. US airforce — ON IT.

WASHINGTON - TWO F-15 fighter jets intercepted an airliner bound for Hawaii on Wednesday and escorted it back to Portland, Oregon after a passenger caused a ‘disturbance,’ the North American Aerospace Defense Command said….’Shortly after take-off, a passenger caused a disturbance on the plane and the pilot decided to return the aircraft to Portland,’ it said. The fighter aircraft led the plane back to Portland airport at about 1.15pm and law enforcement officers were investigating the incident, according to the statement, which offered no other details. Norad, a joint US-Canada mission, scrambles fighter jets to respond to possible terrorist threats from the air, after the attacks of Sept 11, 2001 involving hijacked airliners.

source: straits times

3. Gulf warned of attacks — SEE??? boats too, under threat, but hey they have the names of the new aq honchos and command post in Somalia

KUWAIT CITY - WESTERN intelligence has warned energy-rich Gulf states that Al-Qaeda is on the verge of launching attacks mainly on ships after regrouping in the past few months, the Al-Qabas daily reported on Thursday. Citing unnamed Kuwaiti security sources, the daily said that Al-Qaeda has trained operatives in the region to carry out attacks on war, commercial and passenger vessels in the Gulf and Arabian Sea. Western intelligence has urged Gulf states to boost security measures to provide protection for ships, especially oil and gas tankers, the Kuwaiti security sources said.

The Al-Qaeda network has been able to regroup over the past few months, taking advantage of deteriorating security in Somalia and Yemen, and has successfully established command and control bases in the two countries, the sources said. They added that Qaeda operatives in Somalia have in recent weeks captured advanced weapons from government forces and transferred them to their counterparts in Yemen. Western intelligence also provided Gulf states with names and locations of new Al-Qaeda command posts in Somalia and names of field commanders and members in Gulf states most of whom unknown previously, the added. — AFP

4. Mumbai Chabad House gets letter warning of attack — SEE??? the poor jews can’t catch a break…

The Chabad House in Mumbai, India, that was the site of a terror attack one year ago has received an anonymous letter warning of another attack.  Israeli media reported that the hand-written letter included a picture of Hitler and included the message “Israel is dogs. We will strike again ? heil, Hitler.”…The Bureau on Thursday had warned Israelis in mid-October about a concrete threat of a possible terror attack, particularly in the Goa area.
haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1141021.html

5. in stunning prescience - Ottawa ordered airline scanners months ago — that must have made Chertoff so happy. SEE?? we *knew* something like this was gonna happen just knew it…

On Wednesday morning, Baird told CTV’s Canada AM that Canada chose to pursue the high-tech scanner technology months ago, putting an order in to manufacturers “before the United States were in the queue…and before some of the countries in Europe.” “We’re taking the leadership in this. We have to move quickly and expeditiously, we’re confident that these are the best machines available on the market and they are the only ones recognized by the (U.S.) Transportation Security Administration, so that was an important part of our decision,” Baird said during an interview from Ottawa.

source: toronto ctv

the shape of things to come

1. a fruitless search for al qaeda in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon

summary: camps are very crowded, dark, chaotic. multiple factions keeping order. intensive security to even get in. the Palestinians are completely isolated in these camps.

excerpt:

Almost everyone I have met in my journey through the Palestinian camps throughout 2009 tends to blame at least some of the daunting problems they face on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the specialized UN body that deals with Palestinian refugee issues.

end excerpt

read the whole thing @ asia times

Palestinian hostility toward the UN? remember that. -ed.

2. reposted from yesterday: jpost reports that Israel expects increased Hezbollah attacks on aircraft, plus:

Other than Hizbullah, Israel is concerned that al-Qaida is trying to recruit Europeans and Americans who have been indoctrinated with radical Islamic ideology to carry out attacks inside the Jewish state, the newspaper added.

more @ naharnet

radicalized Europeans and Americans carrying out attacks in the Jewish homeland?  remember that. - ed.

3. report: death threats for israeli defense minister ehud barak

Army Radio says Barak receives dozens of death threats over slowed construction of West Bank settlements.

read @ examiner

4. Rahm says Obama is fed up with all you people

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently told the Israeli consul in Los Angeles that the Obama administration is fed up with both Israel and the Palestinians, Army Radio reported on Wednesday.

read @ haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1140374.html

5. remember american ‘jewish terrorist’ Jack Teitel? the israelis knew about Teitel for years and did nothing about him. i’d give you the link but they deleted my news blog database.

November 2, 2009: An American-born Israeli man, described by police as a “Jewish terrorist,” is mentally unstable and in need of psychiatric help, his attorney told CNN Monday. Israeli authorities Sunday announced the arrest of Yaakov “Jack” Teitel, 37, a West Bank settler who was arrested last month.

more @ cnn

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/11/02/israel.terror.suspect/index.html

6. spam: exhibit A reposted from last week — the “al qaeda in the palestinian camps in lebanon” plan

7. more on that plan

8. bonus: israel, the master of airport security, has a great new technology to save you from all the hassles of the extra security  needed to keep you safe from terrorists! yes! it’s true! BIOMETRICS!

TEL AVIV - ISRAEL has unveiled new airport technology that it said could reduce intrusive security checks while making flying safer.

Airports Authority spokesman Maayan Malchin said the biometrics system is being tested at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv. Instead of waiting in long lines to be checked by inspectors, travellers will swipe smart cards containing their photo, fingerprints and personal details.

The biometrics scanners are similar in size and appearance to cash machines. They are fitted with cameras that snap a picture of the traveler and compare it to the card. Travelers then answer basic security questions on the screen, Ms Malchin said.

Security checkers will stand by to assist with questions. They are also there to observe body language like excessive sweating and nervousness. Foreign travelers will be allowed to register with the system, Ms Malchin said.

The authority said the homegrown technology is the first of its kind, and if the test is successful, it could be used at all Israeli border crossings next year. Israel has long been a world leader in airport security - the result of hijackings and other attacks in past decades.

Airports around the world have gone on higher alert since a failed attempt by a Nigerian man to blow up a plane en route from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas. — AP

source: straits times

airport security? oh let’s ask the experts

Let’s talk about airport security. Back in November Middle East Online carried a story about Israel’s secret profiling at airports in South Africa and allegedly around the world:

South Africa deported an Israeli airline official last week following allegations that Israel’s secret police, the Shin Bet, had infiltrated Johannesburg international airport in an effort to gather information on South African citizens, particularly black and Muslim travellers.

The move by the South African government followed an investigation by local TV showing an undercover reporter being illegally interrogated by an official with El Al, Israel’s national carrier, in a public area of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport.

The programme also featured testimony from Jonathan Garb, a former El Al guard, who claimed that the airline company had been a front for the Shin Bet in South Africa for many years.

Of the footage of the undercover reporter’s questioning, he commented: “Here is a secret service operating above the law in South Africa. We pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. We do exactly what we want. The local authorities do not know what we are doing.”

The Israeli foreign ministry is reported to have sent a team to South Africa to try to defuse the diplomatic crisis after the government in Johannesburg threatened to deport all of El Al’s security staff.

Mr Garb’s accusations have been supported by an investigation by the regulator for South Africa’s private security industries.

They have also been confirmed by human rights groups in Israel, which report that Israeli security staff are carrying out racial profiling at many airports around the world, apparently out of sight of local authorities.

So you can click through to read how they accomplish this profiling, and who they target.

Mr Garb commented on the show: “What we are trained is to look for the immediate threat – the Muslim guy. You can think he is a suicide bomber, he is collecting information. The crazy thing is that we are profiling people racially, ethnically and even on religious grounds … This is what we do.”

…The former staff also accuse El Al of smuggling weapons – licensed to the local Israeli embassy – into the airport for use by the secret agents.

Nooooooh.

Check here for connections between China, Nigeria and Israel. Perhaps Nigeria has been getting a little too cozy with China, since 2006, for some people’s comfort?

In 2008 Nigerian lawmakers debated the wisdom of accepting an offer from Mossad to “train the country’s security operations under a secret security pact.”

Also speaking to Daily Trust in a telephone interview, Senator Aliyu said the presence of Mossad in the country does not in any way pose threat to the internal security and sovereignty of Nigeria. He said “as one of the best intelligence agency in the world, Nigeria stands to benefit a lot from the training arrangement between the Mossad and her security agencies….On whether the training agreement has any link with insinuations by some foreign countries that terrorists groups exist in Nigeria, the Senator said, “I don’t think so. Really I want to say that there is no link between such intelligence report and what is going on now. They are only here to impact on our intelligence agents. There is no way it will affect our national security negatively.”

Yes of course. Famous last words.

Finger pointing has ensued over the glaring mistakes which allowed the crotch bomber to get past multiple layers of security, in multiple airports. Nigeria and Ghana have traded accusations.

On Friday, on the continent, Ghana and Nigeria also got locked in an argument over where the suspect began his journey to Amsterdam. As this evolved, a report monitored on British Broadcasting Corporation on Friday also said that the State Security Service and the National Intelligence Agency were also trading blame on the incident.

Could it be? After accepting Israel’s “help,” the Nigerian intelligence community has fallen into “disarray?” Just like the United States intelligence community?

The State Security Service has blamed the Nigerian Intellingence Agency for failing to share key information two months ago about Umar Abdulfarouk Abdulmutallab, the young man who allegedly tried to blow up a plane on Christmas day over the United States with nearly 300 people on board.

If the charge is confirmed, it could highlight the disarray within the Nigerian intelligence community which parallels the mistakes President Barack Obama said had been made by US officials, reports the BBC.
The two senior DSS officials said the agency that Mr Abdulmutallab Snr. had briefed had been the NIA. The DSS officials went on to claim that although their agency was responsible for maintaining airport “watch-lists” of people under suspicion, the NIA had not shared the father’s information with them.

Yes, intelligence agencies in disarray. Not cooperating with each other. Too bad they didn’t have the Shin Bet there. They would have profiled him going through the airport. There’s no way he would have waltzed through in 27 minutes.

AbdulMutallab, according to an official statement from the Federal Government last night, came into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Katoka International Airport Accra, Ghana, via a Virgin Nigeria flight on December 24 at 20.08 hours and immediately went to check in at the KLM counter by 20.35 hours.

…“Security screening at airports are carried out by airport authorities at the airports. In Accra, Ghana Airport Authority carried out the screening. In Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) carried out the screening; the same with Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam,” Ayigbe said, adding that authorities in Amsterdam are not indicting KLM rather, the government of Netherlands has ordered for the more sophisticated machines for more comprehensive screening of passengers, especially those going to the US.

Well, actually, we know that an Israeli company, ITCS, handles security at the Amsterdam airport, among others, like all the airports involved on 911. So he wasn’t whisked through security there. See how good they are? No, in that case he had a personal escort.

“security” costs the poor, the young

1. more people go hungry in Somalia due to “rising threats”

NAIROBI, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — The UN World Food Program (WFP) said Tuesday it has been forced to suspend its operations in southern Somalia due to rising insecurity.  WFP said in a statement issued in Nairobi said rising threats and attacks on humanitarian operations, as well as the imposition of a string of unacceptable demands from armed groups, have made it virtually impossible to continue reaching up to one million people in need in southern Somalia.

read more @ chinaview

2. cargo delivery delays

KUWAIT: Undue delay in customs clearance and strict documentation following alleged terror threats at Indian ports have created huge backlogs of goods at various airports in India, resulting in a virtual standstill of cargo movements from Kuwait and other Gulf states to the country, industry sources revealed. “The door-to-door cargo business to India, a popular and viable service for Indian expats, especially laborers, has been severely affected following new restrictions at the Indian ports,” said P N J Kumar, General Manager, Ceasars Travels Group….He explained that low-paid income groups and unskilled laborers rely mostly on door-to-door cargo service as it is cost-effective for them.

read more @ kuwait times

3. airport scanners face delays as it is pointed out that they breach child protection laws

The introduction of full-body scanners at British airports faces being delayed further after it emerged that the devices could breach child protection laws. Legislation forbids the creation of indecent images of children and privacy campaigners and civil liberties groups say the images are so graphic the process amounts to ‘virtual strip searching’….The Government will now have to exempt under-18s from the scans or delay a roll-out of the technology while legislation is amended. Four of the £80,000 units are currently in storage at Heathrow airport….There are also concerns that images of celebrity passengers could end up on the internet. [oh well *that* does it! - ed.]

preventative measures my ass

The New World Order is wireless, and will never end unless the antennae come down. That is the stark truth. Get up close to them, see how they are made. Understand the masters anticipated all this type of thinking. And they have prepared well.

Since crotch bomber, Talmudic Jew Chertoff has resurfaced to push airport scanners like a crack pimp.

WASHINGTON - Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.
What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. Chertoff disclosed the relationship on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.

…Chertoff’s advocacy for the technology dates to his time in the Bush administration. In 2005, Homeland Security ordered the government’s first batch of the scanners - five from California-based Rapiscan Systems. Rapiscan is one of only two companies that make full-body scanners in accordance with current contract specifications required by the federal government.

Currently 40 body scanners are in use among 19 US airports. The number is expected to skyrocket, at least in part because of the Christmas Day incident. The Transportation Security Administration has said it will order 300 more machines.

In the summer, TSA purchased 150 more machines from Rapiscan with $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Rapiscan was the only company that qualified for the contract because it had developed technology that performs the screening using a less-graphic body imaging system, which is also less controversial. (Since then, another company, L-3 Communications, has qualified for future contracts, but no new contracts have been awarded.)

That’s a good trick. Use your position as head of homeland security to set the criteria for a product, and then be in a position to meet the criteria. Ka-ching.

Except these scanners, which use millimeter wave technology, can not detect powder, liquid or thin plastic. These scanners would not have stopped crotch bomber.

Tests by scientists in the team at Qinetiq, which Mr Wallace advised before he became an MP in 2005, showed the millimetre-wave scanners picked up shrapnel and heavy wax and metal, but plastic, chemicals and liquids were missed.

If a material is low density, such as powder, liquid or thin plastic – as well as the passenger’s clothing – the millimetre waves pass through and the object is not shown on screen. High- density material such as metal knives, guns and dense plastic such as C4 explosive reflect the millimetre waves and leave an image of the object.

So the plan is to purchase (with taxpayer money) a bunch of machines using MMW technology, which would NOT have done anything to stop crotch bomber, but which WILL pay out handsomely to people like Michael Chertoff. Added bonus: strangers can gawk at your naked body.

Oh by the way…

There are other technologies that can detect liquids, powders and bomb-making ingredients. This technology was deployed — over three years ago — against unsuspecting civilians from an underground bunker at Canary Wharf in London. IN THE NAME OF PREPAREDNESS, you understand.

In a world first, the system will detect explosives, liquids and bomb-making components even if they are hidden under clothing or inside rucksacks.

Canary Wharf in the Docklands area of the capital is home to HSBC, Barclays and Bank of America and regarded as a prime target for Al-Qaeda; [wink wink wink!] the IRA bombed a nearby target in 1996.

The system at Canary Wharf — part of a wider anti-suicide-bomber project codenamed Nemesis — uses “superhuman vision” to “see through” people as they enter their offices and shopping areas. Monitors attached to hidden CCTV cameras can scan from long distances for knives, guns and even drugs.

The Sunday Times was invited to the system’s underground control room, which is reminiscent of the bunker in Dr No, the Bond movie. It is bomb-proof and has secure radio communications to patrol officers on the ground and to Scotland Yard and other emergency services.

It is designed to withstand the impact of an airliner hitting Canary Wharf Tower, and has food rations and its own supply of air and water. The room is dominated by five wall-to-wall television screens, each split into a patchwork of smaller screens that relay footage from hundreds of CCTV cameras around the site.

Richard Kemp, a former senior member of the government’s Joint Intelligence Committee, is in charge of the surveillance operation. He headed the British intelligence team responsible for domestic and international terrorism.

Kemp said Nemesis aimed to protect the public without being intrusive or harmful.

John Garwood, a spokesman for the Canary Wharf Group, which manages the 100-acre site where 80,000 people work and 100,000 visit each week, said the system was being installed to reassure companies, their staff and the public that the site was as safe as it could be. “This is not a response to a specific threat,” he said.

Aha, gotta protect those bankers from al Qaeda. In the name of preparedness. War on Terror without end, amen.

So this technology runs on terahertz waves.

The system is manufactured by ThruVision, an Oxford-based company. It relies on the emerging science of terahertz waves — or T-waves — which provide more detailed images than x-ray scanners. Scientists say the waves can distinguish Semtex from modelling clay and cocaine from sugar. T-waves occupy part of the electromagnetic spectrum between radio waves and infrared light. They are emitted by all people and objects and, like radio waves, pass through opaque material. The T-wave machines “close their eyes” to anatomical details, providing some reassurance to privacy campaigners who fear people will be “stripped naked” by the machines.

Mmhmm. Too much to unpack there for now, but presuming we even *need* to be scanned at airports, to protect us against terrorists who on our government’s payroll — which if you think about it the thing to do would be to get the people in our government who put terrorists on the payroll in jail but I digress… — wouldn’t it make more sense to use T-wave technology? Seeing as they already have it and these waves are emitted by all people and objects anyway?

I’m no scientist but common sense dictates that if our bodies EMIT these waves then a machine that picks them up and reads them would be less harmful to people than a machine which PROJECTS waves onto our bodies, bathing us in radiation or whatever. NO?

But as you can read up top, the New World Order is WIRELESS. And millimeter wave technology is a wireless-spectrum technology.

New imaging and high capacity wireless communications systems are one step closer to reality, thanks to a millimetre wave amplifier invented at the University of California, San Diego and unveiled on 11 February 2009 at the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, California.

The new silicon-based amplifier marks progress toward high capacity wireless communications systems that will operate at millimetre wave frequencies (70-110GHz) and could provide data transfer rates as fast as 10 Gigabits per second over a kilometre. Toward this goal, the new amplifier provides both high gain (the ability to increase the volume of a signal) and high bandwidth (the ability to do it over a broad range of tones). It has a direct transmission line path from the input to the output that carries electromagnetic waves - undisrupted - across the surface of a silicon chip. Amplification ’stages’ along this transmission line boost the signal power by monitoring the signal amplitude and generating feedback in just trillionths of a second, feedback that injects additional energy in phase to the signal. The amplifier provides record-breaking gain of 26-30dB at 100GHz and allows wave propagation along the chip surface.

OK, look, I’m no good at science. Maybe I misunderstand. I’m good at imagining things. I’m imagining that they prefer to bathe us in some waves, for some reason, and it has nothing to do with keeping us safe.

Here’s what I imagine. They need to control us from the inside out. They have a lot of waves blasting at us, wearing us down, but if they had something inside our bodies to act as a receiver, their lives would be so much easier. You know what I’m saying? How are they going to do that?

Well, let’s suppose they used nano technology to put chips into vaccines. Then if they ran a biowar psyop, they could scare people into taking the unnecessary vaccine. Hmm? Preventative measures you understand.

Then let’s say they developed MMW technology to transmit data in trillionths of a second. Then they could run a terrorism psyop to scare people into accepting these MMW airport scanners. Hmm? Preventative measures you understand.

Then, when the nano-chipped population eventually scrapes together enough money to take a vacation, you just run them through your trusty MMW airport scanner and install whatever mind-control programming you like.

Do I have any proof of this? Not at all. I just think, from observing the way these people work, that their essential problem is getting inside us to control us from within. They need to invade our very bodies. And if they accomplish that step, to install some sort of receiver inside us — the hardware — their invisible wave technologies will install the software.

And besides, Skeletor is a dead giveaway.

preventative measures my ass

Skeletor by Nathan Rosario

The New World Order is wireless, and will never end unless the antennae come down. That is the stark truth. Get up close to them, see how they are made. Understand the masters anticipated all this type of thinking. And they have prepared well.

Since crotch bomber, Talmudic Jew Chertoff has resurfaced to push airport scanners like a crack pimp.

WASHINGTON - Since the attempted bombing of a US airliner on Christmas Day, former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff has given dozens of media interviews touting the need for the federal government to buy more full-body scanners for airports.
What he has made little mention of is that the Chertoff Group, his security consulting agency, includes a client that manufactures the machines. Chertoff disclosed the relationship on a CNN program Wednesday, in response to a question.

…Chertoff’s advocacy for the technology dates to his time in the Bush administration. In 2005, Homeland Security ordered the government’s first batch of the scanners - five from California-based Rapiscan Systems. Rapiscan is one of only two companies that make full-body scanners in accordance with current contract specifications required by the federal government.

Currently 40 body scanners are in use among 19 US airports. The number is expected to skyrocket, at least in part because of the Christmas Day incident. The Transportation Security Administration has said it will order 300 more machines.

In the summer, TSA purchased 150 more machines from Rapiscan with $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Rapiscan was the only company that qualified for the contract because it had developed technology that performs the screening using a less-graphic body imaging system, which is also less controversial. (Since then, another company, L-3 Communications, has qualified for future contracts, but no new contracts have been awarded.)

That’s a good trick. Use your position as head of homeland security to set the criteria for a product, and then be in a position to meet the criteria. Ka-ching.

Except these scanners, which use millimeter wave technology, can not detect powder, liquid or thin plastic. These scanners would not have stopped crotch bomber.

Tests by scientists in the team at Qinetiq, which Mr Wallace advised before he became an MP in 2005, showed the millimetre-wave scanners picked up shrapnel and heavy wax and metal, but plastic, chemicals and liquids were missed.

If a material is low density, such as powder, liquid or thin plastic – as well as the passenger’s clothing – the millimetre waves pass through and the object is not shown on screen. High- density material such as metal knives, guns and dense plastic such as C4 explosive reflect the millimetre waves and leave an image of the object.

So the plan is to purchase (with taxpayer money) a bunch of machines using MMW technology, which would NOT have done anything to stop crotch bomber, but which WILL pay out handsomely to people like Michael Chertoff. Added bonus: strangers can gawk at your naked body.

Oh by the way…

There are other technologies that can detect liquids, powders and bomb-making ingredients. This technology was deployed — over three years ago — against unsuspecting civilians from an underground bunker at Canary Wharf in London. IN THE NAME OF PREPAREDNESS, you understand.

In a world first, the system will detect explosives, liquids and bomb-making components even if they are hidden under clothing or inside rucksacks.

Canary Wharf in the Docklands area of the capital is home to HSBC, Barclays and Bank of America and regarded as a prime target for Al-Qaeda; [wink wink wink!] the IRA bombed a nearby target in 1996.

The system at Canary Wharf — part of a wider anti-suicide-bomber project codenamed Nemesis — uses “superhuman vision” to “see through” people as they enter their offices and shopping areas. Monitors attached to hidden CCTV cameras can scan from long distances for knives, guns and even drugs.

The Sunday Times was invited to the system’s underground control room, which is reminiscent of the bunker in Dr No, the Bond movie. It is bomb-proof and has secure radio communications to patrol officers on the ground and to Scotland Yard and other emergency services.

It is designed to withstand the impact of an airliner hitting Canary Wharf Tower, and has food rations and its own supply of air and water. The room is dominated by five wall-to-wall television screens, each split into a patchwork of smaller screens that relay footage from hundreds of CCTV cameras around the site.

Richard Kemp, a former senior member of the government’s Joint Intelligence Committee, is in charge of the surveillance operation. He headed the British intelligence team responsible for domestic and international terrorism.

Kemp said Nemesis aimed to protect the public without being intrusive or harmful.

John Garwood, a spokesman for the Canary Wharf Group, which manages the 100-acre site where 80,000 people work and 100,000 visit each week, said the system was being installed to reassure companies, their staff and the public that the site was as safe as it could be. “This is not a response to a specific threat,” he said.

Aha, gotta protect those bankers from al Qaeda. In the name of preparedness. War on Terror without end, amen.

So this technology runs on terahertz waves.

The system is manufactured by ThruVision, an Oxford-based company. It relies on the emerging science of terahertz waves — or T-waves — which provide more detailed images than x-ray scanners. Scientists say the waves can distinguish Semtex from modelling clay and cocaine from sugar. T-waves occupy part of the electromagnetic spectrum between radio waves and infrared light. They are emitted by all people and objects and, like radio waves, pass through opaque material. The T-wave machines “close their eyes” to anatomical details, providing some reassurance to privacy campaigners who fear people will be “stripped naked” by the machines.

Mmhmm. Too much to unpack there for now, but presuming we even *need* to be scanned at airports, to protect us against terrorists who on our government’s payroll — which if you think about it the thing to do would be to get the people in our government who put terrorists on the payroll in jail but I digress… — wouldn’t it make more sense to use T-wave technology? Seeing as they already have it and these waves are emitted by all people and objects anyway?

I’m no scientist but common sense dictates that if our bodies EMIT these waves then a machine that picks them up and reads them would be less harmful to people than a machine which PROJECTS waves onto our bodies, bathing us in radiation or whatever. NO?

But as you can read up top, the New World Order is WIRELESS. And millimeter wave technology is a wireless-spectrum technology.

New imaging and high capacity wireless communications systems are one step closer to reality, thanks to a millimetre wave amplifier invented at the University of California, San Diego and unveiled on 11 February 2009 at the prestigious International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, California.

The new silicon-based amplifier marks progress toward high capacity wireless communications systems that will operate at millimetre wave frequencies (70-110GHz) and could provide data transfer rates as fast as 10 Gigabits per second over a kilometre. Toward this goal, the new amplifier provides both high gain (the ability to increase the volume of a signal) and high bandwidth (the ability to do it over a broad range of tones). It has a direct transmission line path from the input to the output that carries electromagnetic waves - undisrupted - across the surface of a silicon chip. Amplification ’stages’ along this transmission line boost the signal power by monitoring the signal amplitude and generating feedback in just trillionths of a second, feedback that injects additional energy in phase to the signal. The amplifier provides record-breaking gain of 26-30dB at 100GHz and allows wave propagation along the chip surface.

OK, look, I’m no good at science. Maybe I misunderstand. I’m good at imagining things. I’m imagining that they prefer to bathe us in some waves, for some reason, and it has nothing to do with keeping us safe.

Here’s what I imagine. They need to control us from the inside out. They have a lot of waves blasting at us, wearing us down, but if they had something inside our bodies to act as a receiver, their lives would be so much easier. You know what I’m saying? How are they going to do that?

Well, let’s suppose they used nano technology to put chips into vaccines. Then if they ran a biowar psyop, they could scare people into taking the unnecessary vaccine. Hmm? Preventative measures you understand.

Then let’s say they developed MMW technology to transmit data in trillionths of a second. Then they could run a terrorism psyop to scare people into accepting these MMW airport scanners. Hmm? Preventative measures you understand.

Then, when the nano-chipped population eventually scrapes together enough money to take a vacation, you just run them through your trusty MMW airport scanner and install whatever mind-control programming you like.

Do I have any proof of this? Not at all. I just think, from observing the way these people work, that their essential problem is getting inside us to control us from within. They need to invade our very bodies. And if they accomplish that step, to install some sort of receiver inside us — the hardware — their invisible wave technologies will install the software.

And besides, Skeletor is a dead giveaway.

ambitious plans for recruiting informants

Hey, the The Nazi Gestapo started out as a volunteer neighborhood informant organization for the government, too. This goes back to 2003:

In a recent telephone interview, Licata said he wants to use CAT Eyes to create what he calls “a modern civil defense network,” converting neighborhood watch groups into anti-terrorist informant cells. These groups, constantly watching for signs of terrorist activity in their neighborhoods and workplaces, would report suspicious activities directly to the FBI. Said Licata: “I envision 100 million Americans looking for indicators of terrorism and promptly reporting it to a central database where it would get analyzed.”. . .

Licata has few qualms about the prospect of CAT Eyes-trained citizens spying on their neighbors. “If I felt that my neighbor of 10 years was doing fund-raising for a group, I’d turn ‘em in,” says Licata. After all, he says, the FBI will “just investigate them — and if you’re wrong, you’re wrong. And if you’re right, that’s a big thing!”. . .

Even communist East Germany, a tightly controlled society with more informants per capita than either Stalinist Russia or Nazi Germany, was not as ambitious about citizen surveillance as CAT Eyes. In its heyday, the EastGerman secret police, or Stasi, is generally believed to have had about 2 million informers, or about one-eighth of the East German population.

Oh but that would never happen here, right? Americans are freedom-loving people. This goes back to 2002:

In order to sell the community on this program, its creators probably equipped it with convincing propaganda, which is delivered by professionals. Although there has been no official admission that the following federal resources function as recruitment programs for public harassment, they are similar to ones used in German and Russian dictatorships.

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System (TIPS), appears to be a bulked-up version of a community-policing program. Even though TIPS was officially rejected by congress, the American Civil Liberty Union contends that it and similar programs are being used aggressively across the nation. Other programs must have sprung up around the planet because the reported tactics of Gang Stalking in other countries are similar.

But who is the threat? According to some of these documents at www.citizencorps.gov, the targets are criminals and terrorists. However, the definition of a terrorist in section 802 of the US Patriot Act is frighteningly vague. Basically it defines terrorism as any action that endangers human life or that violates state or federal law.

An article entitled, US Planning to Recruit One in 24 Americans as Citizen Spies, which appeared in the Sunday Morning Herald on July 15, 2002, provided us with another clue. It stated, “The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police.”

The articled revealed that the system is poised to recruit those whose work provides access to homes, businesses, and public transportation systems. Postal workers, utility employees, truck drivers, train conductors and others are to be recruited. On “state and local” levels these informants are to be directed by FEMA. This provides a motive for the reports of people being stalked by 18-wheelers, busses, city, postal, and utility vehicles.

Oh, hey, the CAKE IS FINALLY DONE! HERE THEY ARE NOW!!!

If you really think there’s a difference between iWATCH and Stasi, you’re a Good American. And I don’t mean that in the “nice” way.

The Stasi created a widespread network of civilian informants. These informants were citizens who cooperated with Stasi agents, sometimes in exchange for money or goods. These unofficial informants used their jobs, social influence, and family networks to spy on fellow citizens. Informants were required to report suspicious or anti-government behavior to Stasi authorities. Tips from informants were followed by further agent surveillance or immediate arrest. The Stasi maintained its own network of detention camps and prisons, the most notorious of which was Bauden II. The Stasi garnered a reputation for its use of brutality, torture, and blackmail as routine methods of extracting information and coercing cooperation.