Posts Tagged: Surveillance

Scahill exposes involvement of Blackwater mercenaries in secret US operations in Pakistan

In this article published in The Nation, Jeremy Scahill exposes the existence of covert U.S. operations in Pakistan to assassinate or kidnap Taliban or al Qaeda operatives.   Blackwater mercenaries are at the heart of this secret war. >><< The Secret US War in Pakistan By Jeremy Scahill November 23, 2009 At a covert forward… Read more »

Inouye tries to divert unauthorized funds to missile defense site at PMRF Posted on: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 $68.5M test site sought for Kauai By John Yaukey Gannett Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Work on developing a missile defense system for possible use against Iranian weapons would be done on Kaua’i under a special request by Sen. Daniel Inouye and a top U.S. general. Inouye, D-Hawai’i, and… Read more »

Retired Army Commander living in Hawai’i inspired ‘Goats’ movie

New Age paranormal techniques applied to war fighting.   Twisted!  The former commander of the psychic warriors unit, code named Project Jedi, lives in Hawai’i. >><< Clooney’s latest film an out-of-mind experience Making of Clooney’s latest film was an out-of-body, out-of-mind experience By Norma Meyer Friday, November 6, 2009 at midnight No matter what, George… Read more »

Bamford reviews new book about the NSA: The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency

Under the pineapple fields of Wahiawa, a massive new spy facility is being built to house the NSA signals intelligence center (to replace its aging Kunia facility), the Navy Commuications Master Center and other intelligence gathering entities.   James Bamford, author of the Puzzle Palace and other books on the NSA reviews a new book about… Read more »

F.B.I. rules allow greater surveillance, spying, and racial profiling Loosening of F.B.I. Rules Stirs Privacy Concerns By CHARLIE SAVAGE Published: October 28, 2009 WASHINGTON — After a Somali-American teenager from Minneapolis committed a suicide bombing in Africa in October 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began investigating whether a Somali Islamist group had recruited him on United States soil. Instead of collecting information… Read more »

‘Twitter Terrorists’? Spy Fears: Twitter Terrorists, Cell Phone Jihadists By Noah Shachtman October 24, 2008 Could Twitter become terrorists’ newest killer app? A draft Army intelligence report, making its way through spy circles, thinks the miniature messaging software could be used as an effective tool for coordinating militant attacks. For years, American analysts have been concerned… Read more »

When Tweeting is a crime ACLU: Arrest of G20 Twitterer part of ‘war on demonstrators’ By David Edwards and Stephen Webster Monday, October 5th, 2009 — 7:45 pm When the FBI staged a terror raid on the New York home of 41-year-old Elliot Madison, they were not looking for weapons of war, deadly chemicals or the keys to unlocking… Read more »

Police to get access to classified military intelligence [Raw Story] Police to get access to classified military intelligence BY JOHN BYRNE September 16, 2009 In a move raising eyebrows among civil liberties advocates, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it would give so-called local and state “fusion centers” access to classified military intelligence in Pentagon databases. Fusion centers are hubs… Read more »

Military in Hawai’i seeking “Intelligence fusion centers”

Recently there were shocking revelations that Army spies infiltrated and spied on a an anti-war group in Washington State, in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.   This agent was part of a larger network of law enforcement and intelligence agencies under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  In some cities, these networks… Read more »

“Stellar Avenger” missile test tomorrow off Kaua’i

Navy to target drone The latest test of an interceptor missile system is set to launch tomorrow from an Aegis destroyer off Kauai By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2009 For the 23rd time, the Navy will attempt to intercept a short-range ballistic missile off the coast of Kauai. The Aegis… Read more »