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would like to read anyone's analysis of the intellegence reform bill that just passed.
does anyone have an analysis of the intellegence reform bill that just passed? not as concerned with the restructuring of the intellegence agencies as the new federal regulations on birth certificates, state identification cards and the proposed biometric social security cards. all i can find on this is some real wing nut type analysis so, i was wondering if there was anyone who had a little more information and alot less fear mongering. thank you.

DEATH TO THE IMPERIALIST HORDES!!!
'reform' talk is lie: more destruction of US safety against totalitarianism 13.Dec.2004 16:56

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Intelligence Bill Is A New Agenda, Not Reform
World Affairs Brief - By Joel Skousen
12-10-2004


summary:
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With a variety of smaller, competing intelligence agencies in the US, it
has heretofore been difficult to control the minority of honest agents who
see from the raw data that the administration is lying to the public about
the terrorist threat....Centralizing control in one Director of
Intelligence would ensure that leaks damaging to the administration could
be better controlled. In addition, having supreme budget authority, the
DNI could starve sub-agencies that are reluctant to acquiesce to
suppression of the truth.

In other news, it was reported by DemocracyNow.com that, "A veteran
sergeant who told his commanding officers that he witnessed his colleagues
torturing Iraqi detainees was strapped to a gurney and flown out of Iraq -
even though there was nothing wrong with him."

These are the kinds of unauthorized leaks the new Intelligence reforms aim
to stop.

This bill is a very carefully crafted maze of nice-sounding generalities
that cover a host of evils - most provisions of which are classified "top
secret" so that neither Congress nor the public will know what has been
enacted in detail.

Enhancing airline security: The bill claims to "improve the current
passenger pre-screening system that more accurately targets suspected
terrorists." Notice that this refers to the "pre-screening" system - not
the current and intrusive screening system of "pat downs" and strip
searches, which is subjecting more and more women to personal
embarrassment. The recent revelations about screeners at Reagan National
airport manually activating alarms so as to have an excuse to do strip
searches on voluptuous women are causing a national uproar (among people
with access to alternative news.) What's more, the strip searches are
being done in rooms that have cameras (sometimes hidden) so that higher
officials can secretly observe the peep show...Do not acquiesce to these
demands. If subjected to a "pat down" be aware that the regulations
require that the screener not be of the opposite sex, and that only the
backs of the hands may be used - not the palms. Know your few remaining
rights.

Improving security identification: "Requires all drivers' licenses and
birth certificates to bear a set of standard characteristics thereby
cutting down on forgeries." Finally, Bush gets his national ID system in
through the backdoor. The bill also "standardizes entry requirements for
all individuals coming into the US, ***asking anyone coming from a
country other than Mexico and Canada*** to provide a secure document"
(plus fingerprints). The majority of our immigration problem is from
Mexico. Naturally, Bush exempts our biggest source of illegal entry. [What
"security." This is more permeable borders sold hypocrtically in
the frame of security.]

Back-door aid for our terrorist partners: "[A so called national
bill...]...[r]equires the president to develop a strategy for expanding
collaboration with the people and government of Saudi Arabia, including
intelligence and security cooperation..."

The [so called national] bill also "encourages Pakistan to continue in its
commitment to combat terrorism, modernize its economy, resolve differences
with its neighbors, reform its education system and make progress in
creating an effective and participatory democracy." Sounds nice, but this
merely sets the stage for a secret aid program to Pakistan and its terror
connections [as well]. "The strategy required by this subsection may
contain a classified annex." You can imagine why this annex is classified
- the Bush administration doesn't want the public to know.

Summary: Because of the secrecy involved in this bill, we may never know
all of its ramifications...


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Intelligence Bill Is A New
Agenda, Not Reform
World Affairs Brief - By Joel Skousen
Copyright 2004-2005 Joel Skousen.
Partial quotations with attribution permitted.
Cite source as World Affairs Brief.com
12-10-4


The much heralded passage of the Intelligence Reform Bill has much more in
common with the secret agenda of the USA PATRIOT Act than with real
reform. To be frank, US intelligence agencies don't lack for good
intelligence. They have it in abundance, especially considering their
access to Israeli intelligence (composed of human spies on the ground,
that are the best in the world at infiltrating the Islamic world). [Or is
that reputation rather unsound? On that, see the books by the
only renegade ex-Mossad Agent there has been, Victor Ostrovsky. Israel
attemped to ban these books: "By Way of Deception" and "The Other Side of
Deception"--cheap paperbacks.]

The real problem with US intelligence is the suppression and manipulation
of the data that is done to suit the political agenda of both Republican
and Democratic globalist leaders. Not only is this great evil not going to
change, but it will be enhanced with the passage of this legislation.

Here's a current example of manipulation of intel: The Washington Post
reported that, "A senior CIA operative who handled sensitive informants in
Iraq asserts that CIA managers asked him to falsify his reporting on
weapons of mass destruction and retaliated against him after he refused -
The subject of that reporting has been blacked out by the CIA, and the
word Iraq, does not appear in the heavily redacted version of the
complaint, but other language and context make clear the officer's work
related to prewar intelligence on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction."

In other news, it was reported by DemocracyNow.com that, "A veteran
sergeant who told his commanding officers that he witnessed his colleagues
torturing Iraqi detainees was strapped to a gurney and flown out of Iraq -
even though there was nothing wrong with him."

These are the kinds of unauthorized leaks the new Intelligence reforms aim
to stop.

Let's first look at the office of the new intelligence "czar," the
Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The original Bush proposal called
for an all powerful czar who would control hiring, firing, the flow of all
intelligence, and the budgets of the dozen or more smaller intelligence
outfits. Rather than reform anything, the White House was and is intending
to lock down the intelligence community into a rigid body of yes-men,
completely subservient to the [corporate] globalist agenda [and
manufacture of lies about "danger" to legitimate more pre-emptive
attacks, like Iraq]. This kind of lockdown would involve regular
suppression of any intelligence and analysis that is critical of US errors
or that focuses on the real growing threats presented by Russia, China and
their allies in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. [This is that
authors opinion, hardly mine. The U.S. outspends the NEXT FORTY COUNTRIES
militarily, combined. The little "Iraqi financing splurge" of 40 billion
in 2003 was MORE THAN RUSSIA SPENDS IN A YEAR. The U.S. Military budget
takes just over 50% of the total tax base. Black operations funded from
other sources, make it much much more.]

With a variety of smaller, competing intelligence agencies in the US, it
has heretofore been difficult to control the minority of honest agents who
see from the raw data that the administration is lying to the public about
the terrorist threat, and covering for Russia and China and their
surrogates who are the real axis of evil. Centralizing control in one
Director of Intelligence would ensure that leaks damaging to the
administration could be better controlled. In addition, having supreme
budget authority, the DNI could starve sub-agencies that are reluctant to
acquiesce to suppression of the truth.

Much has been made over the tension between the multiple intelligence
agencies controlled by the Pentagon (comprising about 80% of the intel
budget) and the CIA. [Entirely constructed in the media in my opinion.
There was a RAND study months before 9-11 saying "wow, you guys all
work together great!"--You can get the actual cite from Michael
Ruppert's book _Crossing the Rubicon_] But the tension is not simply over
money or turf battles. In years prior to Rumsfeld's control of the
Pentagon, military intelligence was all too aware of the continuing
Russian and Chinese threat - a threat downplayed by the CIA on orders from
the White House (both Clinton and Bush administrations). Now that the
neocons are in control of the Pentagon, they can manipulate and control
military intelligence damaging to Russia or China to a certain extent,
preventing information from going public, but they still are having
trouble with the growing dissatisfaction within the ranks of military
intelligence, due to the widening disparity between truth and the official
position.

The original intent of the intelligence reforms was to give the DNI total
authority to financially strangle the military intel agencies and go in
and fire dissidents. However, there were last minute compromises necessary
in order to get liberal Republican senators to sign off on this bad bill.

As columnist Jim Lobe wrote, "Indeed, the final version of the bill goes
quite far in insulating the Pentagon from the impact of the reform. On the
purely tactical level, it makes explicit that the DNI will not be in the
chain of command, between the Pentagon-run intelligence agencies and
troops on the ground. But even more important, the DNI, which, in the
earlier version, had been given unlimited authority to allocate resources
among intelligence agencies, will not be permitted to shift any more than
5% of the funds, or 100 personnel, from any one of them to any other. In
addition, the DNI's hiring and firing powers were essentially gutted;
under the bill, the position is given the right to concur in [their]
appointment,." In reality, however, the limits of the compromise are more
than enough (on an annual basis) to allow the DNI to shut down dissidents,
which will never exceed 100 people each year.

This bill is a very carefully crafted maze of nice-sounding generalities
that cover a host of evils - most provisions of which are classified "top
secret" so that neither Congress nor the public will know what has been
enacted in detail. In fact, the writers of the bill have provided the
press with euphemistic summaries that make it appear as if reform is
taking place but without telling the dangerous specifics.

For example, summaries of the bill state that it "establishes a civil
liberties protection officer, appointed by the DNI, to ensure policies and
procedures for civil liberty protections; also reviews and assesses
complaints." This sounds good on paper, but the appointment is only as
good as the character of the predictable yes-man that will be allowed to
head this office. I can guarantee that the person chosen will pay lip
service to public concerns, but will always rule against any complainant.

The bill "establishes an Intelligence Community Information Technology
Officer to assist the DNI in sharing of information and developing and
implementing an integrated information technology network." In reality,
this officer will be in charge of making sure local agencies DO NOT
receive specific warnings about terrorism - because these warnings are
manufactured out of nearly nothing at the federal level, and they don't
want local law enforcement to see this lack of evidence. Even now, the DHS
issues grandstanding terrorist warnings (based upon mere claims of
"chatter") that never get passed on down the line.

The bill "establishes a National Counter Terrorism Center to serve as the
primary organization for analyzing and integrating all US intelligence
pertaining to terrorism and counter-terrorism." This will be the
sub-agency now tasked to filter everything coming out of military
intelligence to ensure all dangerous truths are removed. It will also be
the major enforcer against unauthorized leaks. Henceforth, all leaks to
the media will be authorized and carefully crafted for disinformation
purposes.

New Spy satellite program included: The Intelligence Reform Bill includes
a mysterious and expensive spy program that elicited a strongly worded
rebuke from the Democratic leadership. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) voiced
the strongest concern, saying that the new spy program was "totally
unjustified and very, very wasteful and dangerous to the national
security." He called the program "stunningly expensive." Intelligence
experts surmise that this could only mean that the US had hidden in the
Intelligence bill funding for a new spy satellite system that would
combine military intelligence with powers to surveil the entire private
communications network - and be resistant to military attack with EMP or
anti-satellite weapons. Secretly spying on private systems is not only
illegal, when done without a specific warrant, but threatens National
Security by putting the government way outside the law. But, what else is
new? The government has been outside the law for decades. It just gets
worse every year.

Here are some other nice sounding generalities and what they really mean:

Tracking "lone wolf" terrorists: "Authorizes federal officials to target
and track lone wolf, terrorists who act individually and free of any
terrorist organization." This provision removes the restriction on federal
officials to demonstrate a connection of a suspect to a foreign terrorist
organization. What the public needs to know is that this section
authorizes intelligence agencies to spy on any "suspected" individual
without having to show any documentation connecting him or her to the
mythical "al Qaeda," about which the public is getting tired of hearing
(without any evidence).

Cutting off material support for terrorists: "Clarifies current law,
stipulating that those who provide material support to terrorists or
terrorist organizations will be prosecuted and imprisoned. Defines
material support, or resources, as currency or monetary instruments or
financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice
or assistance, etc." This is so broad as to justify going after any number
of legitimate Islamic charities - as the feds have done recently in court.

Continuing to crack down on money laundering and terrorist financing:
"Makes it harder for terrorists to secure financing. Further improves the
tools available to law enforcement to investigate and prosecute money
laundering." These "tools" further invade people's financial privacy. In
addition, the bill "mandates better safeguards in the financial industry
against financial fraud by terrorists and criminals." This latter part
means that the law will require the financial industry to track lots more
personal information about its customers in the name of fighting terror.
This is where we will find more PATRIOT II provisions being implemented.

Enhancing airline security: The bill claims to "improve the current
passenger pre-screening system that more accurately targets suspected
terrorists." Notice that this refers to the "pre-screening" system - not
the current and intrusive screening system of "pat downs" and strip
searches, which is subjecting more and more women to personal
embarrassment. The recent revelations about screeners at Reagan National
airport manually activating alarms so as to have an excuse to do strip
searches on voluptuous women are causing a national uproar (among people
with access to alternative news.) What's more, the strip searches are
being done in rooms that have cameras (sometimes hidden) so that higher
officials can secretly observe the peep show. Do not acquiesce to these
demands. If subjected to a "pat down" be aware that the regulations
require that the screener not be of the opposite sex, and that only the
backs of the hands may be used - not the palms. Know your few remaining
rights.

It is my belief that the public will be subjected to increasingly hostile
and demeaning "pat downs" so that when Homeland Security offers the
traveling public a chance to be put on a "pre-screened" list involving
bio-metric data (fingerprints, iris scans, DNA samples), most will jump at
the chance. This is yet another example of how government creates a
horrific situation in order to drive people towards a "solution" they
would not normally accept.

Enhancing border security: "Doubles the current number of border patrol
officers and triples the number of immigration enforcement agents." This
is useless without changing the regulations and restrictions that keep
agents from going after illegal aliens and targeting their main crossing
points.

Improving security identification: "Requires all drivers' licenses and
birth certificates to bear a set of standard characteristics thereby
cutting down on forgeries." Finally, Bush gets his national ID system in
through the backdoor. The bill also "standardizes entry requirements for
all individuals coming into the US, asking anyone coming from a country
other than Mexico and Canada to provide a secure document" (plus
fingerprints). The majority of our immigration problem is from Mexico.
Naturally, Bush exempts our biggest source of illegal entry.

Congressman Ron Paul, (R-Tx) one of the few true champions of liberty in
the US Congress, denounced the national ID card provisions contained in
the intelligence bill. Rep. Paul stated in blunt terms, "National ID cards
are not proper in a free society. This is America, not Soviet Russia. The
federal government should never be allowed to demand papers from American
citizens, and it certainly has no constitutional authority to do so. A
national identification card, in whatever form it may take, will allow the
federal government to inappropriately monitor the movements and
transactions of every American. History shows that governments inevitably
use such power in harmful ways."

Strengthening the FBI: "Enables the FBI to develop a specialized workforce
with deep expertise in intelligence and national security. Provides
retention bonuses, retirement age waivers and higher pay for special
skills for those who keep us safe at home." What this does is provide more
money for black operations people at the FBI. As in the military, huge
sums of money are now necessary to keep up manpower levels of the
unprincipled people who are willing to do this dirty work.

Fostering better cross-cultural understanding: "Creates a scholarship
pilot program to provide opportunities for better cultural understanding
and awareness by students of American-sponsored schools located in
predominately Muslim countries." Notice that this provision would be ruled
unconstitutional if direct aid was being given to a sponsored school
promoting understanding of Christianity. Only terror-sponsoring ideologies
qualify for "mutual understanding" grants.

Back-door aid for our terrorist partners: "Requires the president to
develop a strategy for expanding collaboration with the people and
government of Saudi Arabia, including intelligence and security
cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and on matters of political
and economic reform." This is an open door to continue funding secret
collaboration with Saudi Arabia, which, along with Pakistan, is the CIA's
main conduit for channeling black ops funding to the al Qaeda leaders
which it controls.

The bill also "encourages Pakistan to continue in its commitment to combat
terrorism, modernize its economy, resolve differences with its neighbors,
reform its education system and make progress in creating an effective and
participatory democracy." Sounds nice, but this merely sets the stage for
a secret aid program to Pakistan and its terror connections. Note the fine
print: "(b) Strategy - Not later than 180 days after the date of the
enactment of this act, the president shall transmit to Congress a detailed
proposed strategy for the future, long-term, engagement of the United
States with Pakistan. The strategy required by this subsection may contain
a classified annex." You can imagine why this annex is classified - the
Bush administration doesn't want the public to know.

Summary: Because of the secrecy involved in this bill, we may never know
all of its ramifications, but it should be clear from the above that this
administration is still intent on eroding American civil liberties. Bush
is no conservative; he is a script-reading change agent for his globalist
handlers.

Read more:  http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com

now that they passed it 13.Dec.2004 18:18

uncle sam

Since it's passed, can we go after Bernie the Butcher. After all, they bagged him for the illegal immigrant. That's a criminal offense against the bill, terrorist related. Oooops.

But don't worry, the pentagon, I mean the nypost, covered that one up with the ex-wife lover distraction. Just think, Dubs picked someone who was harboring terrorists(strictly against the 9/11 bill), to be our fatherland security director. Did he even read it? What am I saying, he doesn't read anything, nobody does, not even the August PDB that warned we were going to get hit. Oh well, fallujah is burning, the neo-cons are squeezing America dry, and the democrats are still talking to each other. What else is new.

Meanwhile, the "jersey" girls think they did good...but they got played. You bet your a$$ they juiced it up in the middle of the night, to pass laws that are ripe for abuse, something this administration loves to do.

We asked for it, we get what we ask for.