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US government *ultimate database* run by convicted felon

We all know that truth is stranger than fiction . . . imagine an absolutely huge, central database containing both the official and commercial data of every single citizen, run by the US military ostensibly for anti-terror and Homeland Security purposes, and all of it under the direction of a convicted felon. Well the database is in development and coming soon, and the felon who will run it is disgraced Reagan administration liar, dirty-trickster and cover-uper Admiral John M. Poindexter, who Dubya has taken out of mothballs to keep us all safe from dreadful evildoers.
US gov's 'ultimate database' run by a felon
By Thomas C Greene in Washington
Posted: 14/11/2002 at 20:22 GMT
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/28107.html

We all know that truth is stranger than fiction, and here we have an apparently real item straight from the realm of Tom Clancy. Imagine a huge, absolutely huge, central database containing both the official and commercial data of every single citizen, run by the US military ostensibly for anti-terror and Homeland Security purposes, and all of it under the direction of a convicted felon.

Well the database is in development and coming soon, according to the New York Times; and the felon who will run it is disgraced Reagan administration liar, dirty-trickster and cover-uper Admiral John M. Poindexter, who Dubya has taken out of mothballs to keep us all safe from dreadful evildoers.

Poindexter got caught up in a little Federal crime spree called Iran-Contra a decade ago, stood trial and was convicted, but managed to escape responsibility on an odd technicality.

As told succinctly by FAS.org, Poindexter was "Indicted March 16, 1988, on seven felony charges. After standing trial on five charges, Poindexter was found guilty April 7, 1990, on all counts: conspiracy (obstruction of inquiries and proceedings, false statements, falsification, destruction and removal of documents); two counts of obstruction of Congress and two counts of false statements.

District Judge Harold H. Greene sentenced Poindexter June 11, 1990, to six months in prison on each count, to be served concurrently. A three-judge appeals panel on November 15, 1991, reversed the convictions on the ground that Poindexter's immunized testimony may have influenced the trial testimony of witnesses. The Supreme Court on December 7, 1992, declined to review the case. In 1993, the indictment was dismissed on the motion of Independent Counsel."

Now he's in charge of the newly-invented Information Awareness Office, a part of that mixed bag of good and bad, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and he's got his eye on basically every scrap of data about every single citizen. The system Poindy is preparing to unleash on us "will provide intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials with instant access to information from Internet mail and calling records to credit card and banking transactions and travel documents, without a search warrant," the NYT article says.

And he's in no way embarrassed by his role ensuring that the US military and federal law enforcement and intelligence spooks can quite conveniently spy on the populace. He's said openly that the US government "needs to 'break down the stovepipes' that separate commercial and government databases," the article says.

Poindexter joins a slew of Reagan-era retreads and Iran-Contra alumni now operating brazenly in Dubya's bureaucracy. No doubt he feels quite comfortable among such familiar company, though I doubt I could say the same for the rest of us.

FURTHER REFERENCES:

No More Mr. Scrupulous Guy:
How one of the two brains behind the Iran-Contra scandal this week became one of America's most powerful men
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,651975,00.html

[MUST SEE, EXCELLENT WEBSITE]
Meet America's New Big Brother
 http://www.hereinreality.com/bigbrother.html

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Fascist Takkkover or the United States 16.Nov.2002 15:45

Frank Zappa - Activist

The administration of The United States of Amerika was not elected by the people of The United States of Amerika. The Bush/Cheney crowd through the questionable formation/execution of 9-11 are on the same or similar ramp as the Nazi party of 1930's Germany after the Reichstag burned where fear of "invaders" was utilized to form the SS. Now we have "Homeland Security". Any questions?

Frankly, we're being zapped by Prescott Bush's grandson George W. Bush. You remember Prescott Bush don't you? Prescott was convicted of selling Nazi war bonds in The United States of Amerika after the bombing of Pearl Harbor had occured. Bush and his minnions call it demokracy. Your turn in the touch pad election booths will come, and don't worry; your vote for Bush will happen yet! Seig Heil