Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Moran: Mount of the Holy Cross

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

150 Kiloton Underground Nuclear Explosion Destroyed WTC?

Evidence seems to be growing that indefatigable Bilderberg investigative journalist Daniel Estulin's assertion that the World Trade Center towers and WTC building #7 were destroyed using 150 kiloton nuclear devices is not only credible but offers the only possible explanation for the controlled demolition of the WTC buildings on September 11, 2001. Following is link to an interview with Soviet nuclear intelligence expert Dimitri Khalezov comprising some 26 successive videos http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dimitri+khalezov&aq=f
Khalezov's contention that he was the object of an extradition by the US government from his residence in Thailand dovetails nicely with the publicity surrounding a recent similar extradition request for Victor Bout, an alleged Russian arms dealer. US efforts to get to Bout have been effectively stymied for the past two years. A recent flurry of State Department efforts to once again extradite Bout have apparently failed as Thai authorities have agreed to re-open his case thus thwarting renewed US attempts which had appeared only days ago to be assured of success. Bout, who was apparently Public enemy No. 2 on the US list of subjects to be apprehended (second only to Osama Bin Laden) is rumored to possess a wealth of highly classified Russian intelligence information on 9/11 similar to the startling revelations of Mr. Khalezov.

The Anonymous Physicist also takes issue with Khalezov's and indeed Estulin's respective Russian intelligence backgrounds a fact he says predisposes them to a covert agenda in service to such agencies. Indeed Khalezov insists that the US government was taken unawares by the "attacks" and simply responded with a reactive defensive posture, imploding WTC #1 and #2 in response to intelligence that nuclear devices had been implanted in the buildings and were on the verge of destroying NYC. I personally find these latter claims of Khalezov utterly ridiculous, implausible, and without merit and an obvious attempt at misdirection. I share AP's views that the swelling ranks of former government intelligence operatives presently disseminating information concerning the covert activities of government and intelligence agencies are highly suspect and as such should be subjected to the most rigorous scrutiny.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Israelis Bulldoze Ancient Muslim Cemetery

As vitriolic debate breaks out over the proposed building of a mosque at the site of a Burlington Coat Factory building a few blocks from the gaping open hole which once contained the World Trade Center Towers, half a world away in Israel, a Muslim cemetery dating back to the seventh century has seen the remnants of it last residents unceremoniously disinterred from the graves where they have rested for centuries. The 1,500 remaining tombstones of the Mamilla cemetery came under assault by Israeli bulldozers in the early morning hours on the day preceding the Month of Ramadan. As the ghosts of muslim scholars and warriors of Salidin's once mighty army moaned balefully about the hallowed ground, "Israeli authorities, protected by dozens of police" ethnically cleansed the last remaining graves of the ancient burial site whose sanctity the Israelis pledged back in 1948 to never violate. Since then the Muslim necropolis has been incrementally and systematically invaded providing the much needed lebensraum for an Independence Park, a major urban thoroughfare, a parking lot and now the proposed site of the "$100 million Museum of Tolerance and Human Dignity, a project of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles." In a fitting piece of irony, Rabbi Marvin Heir, the director of the SWC, has objected to the NYC Ground Zero Mosque on the grounds that the 9/11 hallowed ground is "a cemetery"

The Message of the Bulldozers/Jeff Halper http://www.counterpunch.org/

Fishermen see "nothing but death" in the Gulf

Mark Stewart with James Miller.
Mark Stewart with James Miller. (Photo: Erika Blumenfeld © 2010)

"Why would we lie about oil and dispersant in our waters, when our livelihoods depend on our being able to fish here?" Miller asked. "I want this to be cleaned up so we can get back to how we used to live, but it doesn't make sense for us or anyone else to fish if our waters are toxified. I don't know why people are angry at us for speaking the truth. We're not the ones who put the oil in the water."

Miller is bleak about his assessment of the situation. He pointed out toward the coast and said, "Everything is dead out there. The plankton is dead. We pulled up loads of dead plankton on our trip on Wednesday. There are very few birds. We saw only a few when there are usually thousands. We only saw two porpoises when there are usually countless. We saw nothing but death."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jet Stream Splits in Two Producing 1000 Year Weather Anomalies. Brzezinski and HAARP

With the plethora of incidences of extreme weather especially across the eastern hemisphere with massive and devastating 1000 year floods in Pakistan and China (also hit by mud slides) and of course the extreme temperatures and raging wildfires in Russia and a similar heat wave in Japan amid record admittances to hospitals of tens of thousands of heat stroke victims, evidence of a significant and unprecedented anomaly in the Jet Stream has been adduced by meteorologists who yet remain at a loss as to its origins.

Turbo-charged monsoon confounds forecasters
Normally the jet stream is a giant loop of high speed winds that whip round the upper atmosphere, writes science correspondent Tom Clarke.

The jet stream isn't involved in day to day weather - it's too high up - but because it pushes the atmosphere around it's very important in steering large scale weather patterns below.

The stream has split in two. One arm has gone north, another south. The patch in the middle is Russia's drought. A circulating pattern of air has been sitting over Russia for far longer than normal, causing the extreme temperatures and wildfires they've had there.

But what's happening over Pakistan is even stranger. The southern arm of the Jet stream has looped down so far it has crossed over the Himalayas into north western Pakistan. Experts at the Met Office tell me this is very unusual.

And the result is that the fast moving jets stream winds high up has helped suck the warm, wet, monsoon air even faster and higher into the atmosphere - and that has caused rains like no-one can remember. It has turbo charged the monsoon if you like. They're not sure that's ever happened before.

Meanwhile record low temperatures continue to plague California resulting in massive fruit and crop losses in the area which provides a preponderant amount of domestic US food supply as the rest of the nation swelters in a suffocating wave of extreme heat. As this chaotic global pattern of catastrophes signifies to some the approach of the long predicted apocalyptic biblical end times, others more materialistically minded point to these cataclysms as evidence of the climatological effects of man made global warming or the more inclusive "climate change". Still others of a cognoscenti better versed in the esoteric technological advances of the past century without hesitation blame the disasters on the ELF frequencies of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) emanating from an array of some 360 dipole microwave antennae located at a high security government installation in the wilds near Gakona, Alaska.

For those who remain skeptical of what they consider to be the extravagant claims of the capacities or even the inclination of scientific and governmental agencies to engage in weather modification or control may they rest assured that such programs have been operative for the past several decades across a wide spectrum. Let the skeptics consider the UN General Assembly Resolution 31/72 TIAS 9614 which rather belatedly addressed the issue in its Convention on the Prohibition of Military and Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques of December 10, 1976. Again we witness the official and purposefully evasive sanction of long standing Black Budget programs such as HAARP in March of 2005 with Senate bill s.517 establishing the Weather Modification Operations and Research Board and for other purposes. (note that slight and yet important addendum). This was followed by the Weather Modification Research Technology Transfer Authorization Act on June 20, 2005.

When one considers that one of the major foci of the most extreme weather phenomena is Pakistan with the super monsoon induced massive flooding of the Indus River causing unparalleled destruction to hundreds of villages, critical infrastructure, roads and bridges and the inundation of millions of acres of cropland the results of which will reverberate for a decade, it must be remembered that Pakistan is already under severe political stress primarily due to US military adventurism in neighboring Afghanistan resulting in the destabilization of Pakistan itself. US drone attacks have been occurring in Pakistan with regularity since the installation of the Obama regime. Debate was recently undertaken in the US House of Representatives concerning invoking the War Powers Act due to the presence of hundreds of US troops already operating there. The question becomes whether the US has yet once again deployed the HAARP weather modification weapon in the effort to finally and fatally undermine the Pakistani State with the ultimate intention of balkanizing the Chinese ally into Baluch and Pashtun sub-states. The Chinese constructed super port at Gwadar in the restive province of Baluchistan near the Iranian border is intended as a transshipment point of African oil via a pipeline to mainland China a development which many in the US political establishment can only construe as inimical to US dominance of Eurasia and Central Asia with its vast reservoirs of oil.

Front row: Pakistani President Muhammad Zia ul-Haq  (left) and President Carter (right). Zbigniew Brzezinski is in the center of the back row.
The template for such US geopolitical stratagems was of course the blueprint designed and published in Zbigniev Brzezinski's seminal volume "The Grand Chessboard-America's Primacy and Its Geo-Strategic Imperatives". Is it merely coincidence that the particular geographies, namely Russia, China and presently Pakistan, so essentially targeted on Brzezinski's grand chessboard, are now the focus of such unprecedented climatological mayhem? The answer to this question might be found in another volume of the Tri-laterist's literary output. In a most interesting footnote in the chapter devoted to weather modification and control in Zbigniev Brzezinski's "Between Two Ages-America's Role in the Technetronic Era" GeophysicistGordon J.F. McDonald suggests rather blandly that "Techniques of weather modification may be used to create prolonged periods of drought or storm thereby weakening the nations capacity and forcing it to accept the demands of the competitor" Indeed, Brzezinski's tome is single-mindedly dedicated to the premise the technological developments ranging from radionic weather modification to psychotronic mind control will form an important component of US geopolitical strategy especially in what he depicts as the "Arc of Crisis" extending all along Russia' southern flank from the Indian sub-continent to Turkey and indeed from Indo-China to Southern Africa.

there is an excellent and comprehensive treatment of this theme@ http://rupeenews.com/2010/08/12/is-the-cia-playing-the-haarp-in-pakistan/

some further speculations surrounding the plane crash in Alaska killing former US Senator Ted Stevens, HAARP, and weather war

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Matt Simmons Was Right! BP Well Cap a Sham.

http://www.examiner.com/x-10438-Human-Rights-Examiner~y2010m8d6-Breaking-Gulf-news-LandSurveyor-proves-Simmons-right-TV-well-sham http://allamericangold.com/


As the brother from another planet, Barrack Obama, recapitulated his mid-June public relations foray into the Mississippi Delta at the behest of Governor Haley Barbour for a photo-op at a local Gulf Port eatery where he dutifully posed consuming Gulf shrimp and an earlier visit to Grande Isle Louisiana on June 4 again sampling the safe-to-eat crustaceans, he lunched on the West Lawn of the White House with the 2009 Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints football team conspicuously (again) dining on supposed Gulf Coast shrimp and andouille sausages.This PR ploy comes on the heels of his birthday bash which involved more fish and shrimp fries(!) and hours of basketball with his brothers(and a sistah) from the NBA in tow. These potent propaganda ploys no doubt associated in the pliable and pre-conditioned minds of the American TV populace not only the health, wealth and success not only of NBA and NFL super-stars but the eminent consumability and salubrious benefits of all Gulf aquatic edibles as well as the miraculous restoration of the GOM by the super technocrats of British Petroleum after the unfortunate admixture of untold hundreds of millions of crude oil and millions of gallons of super toxic Corexit 9500. I think we can all be undoubted assured by the brother president's following words:

"With the ongoing reopening of Gulf fisheries, we're excited that fishermen can go back to work and Americans can confidently and safely enjoy Gulf seafood once again," Obama said. "We're certainly going to enjoy it here at the White House. In fact, we had some yesterday."

In fact the White House was good enough to provide a photo of that sumptuous culinary fare so skillfully prepared by White House chef Sam Kass

Meanwhile, in the Gulf itself, where persons actually dependent on the fisheries there for their livelihoods and the health of their families make their homes, some skepticism was actually expressed which seemed to contradict the avowals of the clean bill of health on the Gulf fisheries issued by the gustatory exhortations of our most august partner in BP's massive ecocide and poisoning of the international food supply.

Capt. Rusty Graybill, a shrimp, crab and oyster fisherman talks with reporters in Yscloskey, La., Friday, July 30, 2010. About 70 percent of Louisiana waters are now open to some kind of commercial fishing, but state waters in Mississippi and Alabama remain closed and so do nearly a quarter of federal waters in the Gulf. Seafood industry representatives hailed the reopening, but Rusty Graybill, a boat captain from Yscloskey, La., who fishes for crab, oysters and shrimp, said "it's a joke." (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

VENICE —"Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.

Some are turning up their noses at the smell tests — in which inspectors sniff seafood for chemical odors — and are demanding more thorough testing to reassure the buying public about the effects of the oil and the dispersants used to fight the slick."

"If I put fish in a barrel of water and poured oil and Dove detergent over that, and mixed it up, would you eat that fish?" asked Rusty Graybill, an oysterman and shrimp and crab fisherman from Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish. "I wouldn't feed it to you or my family. I'm afraid someone's going to get sick."



Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico is a Toxic Cesspool, Devoid of Life

In probably one of the greatest public relations coups in history, British Petroleum and it agents within the US Government and its media organs have managed to convince the vast majority of American people that the untold hundreds of millions of gallons of oil which spewed into the Gulf of Mexico have been magically dispersed by "mother nature" according to White House environmental Czar, Carol Browner. Of course massive oil plumes many miles long and hundreds of feet deep continue their lethal progress throughout the Gulf and into the North Atlantic along with millions/billions of gallons of the dispersant Corexit 9500 while oil oozes from the beaches along the gulf. Meanwhile fishing bans have been lifted, the criminal malefactors at BP and the EPA are lauded for their success and reassure us that the environmental damage is minimal and the massive and unprecedented disaster exists only in the minds of alarmists and conspiracy theorists. For anyone who is interested in the real story we have the following timely testimony from Jerry Cope and Wayne Madsen http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jerry-cope/the-crime-of-the-century_b_662971.html http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_6110.shtml

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scarcely Surprising Correlation


"There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes, Jesus died for nothing', I suppose." These words from the classic John Prine song Sam Stone and the unfortunate child of a heroin addicted veteran who cannot support his family might just as well express the despair and anguish of many Americans in regard to their "fatherland"as we witness the swiftly approaching collapse of Anglo/American empire, built and sustained on extortion, criminal racketeering, and a now unravelling and unparalleled Ponzi scheme designed to support an all consuming addiction to war. The decades long pillage of the resources of the planet and the economic and political bondage of its inhabitants has been financed and controlled by the issuance of public debt through the US dollar its debt instrument, the US treasury bill. The hegemonic and genocidal international enterprises of the US military have been the prime beneficiaries of this colossal orgy of waste which has almost single handedly reduced the nation to the pathetic remnant of its all too brief and unprecedented sea to shining sea ascendancy. This historically meteoric rise and subsequent suddenly looming and now imminent downfall give increasing relevance to Georges Clemenceau's pithy and prescient words: "America has gone from barbarism to degeneracy without the usual interim of civilization"

"Even defense hawks are recognizing that the immense spending of the past decade while the U.S. military has been fighting two wars at a cost of more than a trillion dollars means it will soon be time to pay the piper."

“The fact that U.S. defense spending has doubled during the same period that its economy has shrunk from 32 to 23 percent of global output tells you a day of reckoning lies ahead for U.S. defense spending,” wrote industry analyst Loren Thompson, CEO of the Lexington Institute. “Five percent of the world’s population can’t keep sustaining nearly half of global military outlays while generating only a quarter of global output. … We have reached a point in our history where our resources are so constrained that the only way we can maintain our current military posture is to borrow money from the future military adversary we should fear the most — China. Obviously, this is not a tenable arrangement over the long run.” http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2010/March/Pages/DefenseWatch.aspx

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ludlow Massacre-Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it..

From Wikipedia.

The Ludlow Massacre of 1914, provides an interesting historical mirror in which to view the corruption and brutality of the contemporary corporate mafia which runs America. Today the massacres (Waco, 9/11 etc aside) are largely held outside our borders in places like Afghanistan or Central America, but the same greed and callousness of the Rockefeller family is perhaps the continuing link, like a long skeletal vertebrae linking America's oppressive past to what might resemble our future.

This was the deadliest incident in the 14-month 1913-1914 southern Colorado Coal Strike. The strike was organized by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) against coal mining companies in Colorado. The three largest companies involved were the Rockefeller family-owned Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (CF&I), the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company (RMF), and the Victor-American Fuel Company (VAF). Ludlow, located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Trinidad, Colorado, is now a ghost town...

...The fighting raged for the entire day. The militia was reinforced by non-uniformed mine guards later in the afternoon. At dusk, a passing freight train stopped on the tracks in front of the Guards' machine gun placements, allowing many of the miners and their families to escape to an outcrop of hills to the east called the "Black Hills." By 7:00 p.m., the camp was in flames, and the militia descended on it and began to search and loot the camp. Louis Tikas had remained in the camp the entire day and was still there when the fire started. Tikas and two other men were captured by the militia. Tikas and Lt. Karl Linderfelt, commander of one of two Guard companies, had confronted each other several times in the previous months. While two militiamen held Tikas, Linderfelt broke a rifle butt over his head. Tikas and the other two captured miners were later found shot dead. Their bodies lay along the Colorado and Southern tracks for three days in full view of passing trains. The militia officers refused to allow them to be moved until a local of a railway union demanded the bodies be taken away for burial.
During the battle, four women and eleven children had been hiding in a pit beneath one tent, where they were trapped when the tent above them was set on fire. Two of the women and all of the children suffocated. These deaths became a rallying cry for the UMWA, who called the incident the "Ludlow Massacre."[13]
In addition to the fire victims, Louis Tikas and the other men who were shot to death, three company guards and one militiaman were killed in the day's fighting...

...A United States Commission on Industrial Relations (CIR), headed by labor lawyer Frank Walsh, conducted hearings in Washington, collecting information and taking testimony from all the principals, including John D. Rockefeller, Sr., who testified that, even after knowing that guards in his pay had committed atrocities against the strikers, he "would have taken no action" to prevent his hirelings from attacking them.

The video below with Aaron Russo ties the Rockefeller family into 9/11, the War on Terror, and the contemporary tragedy we are now living in. The bit about socialism at the end I find confusing however, since none of this has much to do with socialism of the modern democratic kind, and everything to do with greed, totalitarianism, plutocracy, corporatism, and gangster capitalism. But let's not get lost in labels. The viral strain of the Rockefeller family in American political history is the topic at hand.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Obama's last ploy?

It is apparent that the Christmas Eve, 2009 lifting of the $400 billion limit on Government Sponsored Enterprise mortgage lenders Fannie May and Freddie Mac is about to bear some extremely strange fruit as the flailing and foundering Obama administration pulls out all the stops in trying to salvage a November electoral victory in what up to this point is looking like an unprecedented midterm electoral disaster of historic proportions. Rumors are swirling about that as of August 17, when a "much hyped" Treasury Department review of the GSEs is due to take place, some $800 billion in the one out of five US mortgages that were sloughed off into the illimitable black hole of the GSE balance sheets are presently underwater may be subject to a Main Street bailout with "portions" of vast debt unloaded onto the exponentially vast government debt pile. With few options left other than a second round of QE 2, a recalcitrant and expendable Congress, a nation adrift in the murky waters of profound economic uncertainly and all serious economic indicators pouting due south, the Summers, Geithner, Bernanke economic dream team is reaching for one of the last life lines in the increasingly turbulent cataclysm engulfing the administration and the nation, hoping to buy some enough time to postpone the inevitable and outpace that giant suckhole of economic disaster long enough to make it to midterm.

RED ALERT!! American's Brains Being Eaten Alive!!

With the latest hysterical fulminations emanating from InfoWars concerning the infusion of public water supplies with lithium and prozac and the lacing of vaccinations with nano particles and deadly brain killing toxins, we were interested in ascertaining the veracity of such dire revelations. An article by Jonah Lehrer@ wired.com seemed to go a long way in explaining this apparent hoax, undoubtedly eagerly and unthinkingly assimilated by the devoted legions of the Bullhorn. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/the-brain-eating-vaccine-conspiracy As is usual with so many things that Jones profiles, there is a good deal of truth is such assertions which is unfortunately, hopelessly, and lastingly discredited by such unfounded half truths and self promoting media sensationalism. This is the methodology of misdirection and dis-information of which Jones has proven himself to be the past master, and raises yet again questions as to the real agenda of the Info-warrior and his multi-million dollar media empire.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


The recently concluded Black Hat Technical Security Conference at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, a convocation of various hackers, cyber geeks and information tech specialists, graphically displayed the strange hybridization and cross pollination of "private sector" information technologies and the recently announced military US Cyber Command inaugurated this past May 21. The presence of General Michael Hayden, former CIA director and recently retired head of the National Security Agency and presently a principal in the Chertoff Group, as keynote speaker, along with a high profile assemblage of Homeland Security personnel at the conference, indicates the increasing consolidation of IT businesses with the security programs for financial institutions, US military programs, and corporate proprietarial interests. Michael Chertoff, the former head of Homeland Security, founded the Chertoff Group which "provides strategic security advice and assistance risk management strategy and business development solutions for commercial and government clients" His company also produced the notorious and controversial body scanners employed at international airports.

Hayden, in his keynote speech, took pains to note that in the cyber warfare already well underway, cyber defense stratagems would be necessarily directed to individuals and organizations operating hostile cyber attacks against military and government as opposed to state agencies suspected of such intrusions. Hayden reportedly went as far a pulling references to recent Chinese cyber attacks which he had originally intended to address. This obviously refers to the recent hacks against Google emanating from China for which the company supposedly turned to the NSA for assistance. Indeed the recent news that investors at the CIA and Google are teaming up to back a company called "Recorded Future" which monitors websites, blogs, and twitter accounts and strips out information deemed to possess national security implications, points out the inevitable and merging interests of "private" IT organizations and government interests. These revelations come not the heels of the so-called "Wi-Spy" affair where Street View Google Mapping vehicles "inadvertently" stripped out information from personal IPs and stored it in data tanks across the country.

The recent emergence of yet another cabal of cyber-vigilantes from the shadow of some 14 years of obscurity at the sister security/hacker convention DefCon in Las Vegas this past Sunday only reaffirms the presence of still more quasi-corporate military agencies operating in the penumbra of the megalithic NSA. Project Vigilant, headed by one Chet Uber, made a big splash in the news with revelations that one of their more than 600 "volunteers," a dubious individual by the name of Adrian Lamo, was responsible for the outing of the unfortunate Army intelligence specialist Bradley Manning the apparent source of WikiLeaks famous "Collateral Murder" video. Uber's appearance at the DefCon hacker conference is intended to recruit and deploy thousands more like minded "patriots" whose fingers are just itching for action on the keypads arrayed in readiness for the next salvoes of cyber warfare in an effort to roust out and expose "all enemies foreign and domestic" as General Uber Alles proclaims his own version of a crusade to save America and the Constitution. At the service of this noble objective commander Deutchland Uber has marshaled not only the forces of 12 Internet Service Providers which can track more than 250 million IPs a day but has also enlisted the help of former NSA and government cyber-honchos in his noble quest. http://cryptogon.com/?p=16768 thanks for the mug shot, george

"We now live in a world where a nation’s security depends in no small part on the security awareness and practices of our agencies, firms, suppliers, schools, friends, neighbors, relatives and, well, all of us....To achieve these efforts, we must recruit, educate, train, invest in and retain a cadre of cyber experts who will be conducting seamlessly interoperability – seamless interoperability across the full spectrum of network operations." Gen. Keith Alexander-NSA director.

Undoubtedly, Mr Chet Uber and the posses of hackers swarming the casinos and drunkenly mauling the street whores of Las Vegas this past weekend embody the avant garde of this "cadre of cyber experts" of which the general speaks so glowingly. On June 3, 2010,General Keith Alexander profiled the US Cyber Command for a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) policy debate forum. Alexander is the new director of the NSA and the commander of the US Cyber Command. When queried by a Wall Street Journal reporter about the potential conflicts arising from the professed need of the NSA to monitor the multiplying billions of social network and instant messaging accounts as well as trillions of e-mailsand the privacy concerns of American citizens, Alexander had the following predictable reply:

"Now, there issues that you get into that – and you know, you can take it from a domestic side. So what’s the FBI do and what do we do with a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court? Both of those now get into classified areas, with oversight. And so I think we do that very well. The hard part is, we can’t go out and tell everybody exactly what we did or we give up a capability that maybe extremely useful in protecting our country and our allies. And so that’s the real – what I see as the two things that we balance.

And so I do spend a lot of time with the court and with Congress explaining exactly what we’re doing, where we have issues, where there needs to be change, what we can and cannot do. And we put that up to the court and we get things back from the court. I think it is growing and getting better. We spend a lot of time on that. The hard part: We can’t tell everybody what we’re doing. It will be analogous to you explaining how you defended your system – your computer system.

You say, I’m defending my computer system using the following steps: one, two, three, four. The adversary will say, thank you, one, two, three, four, now I know how to get around it, and within a day, they’re through. That’s the problem that we face. And so I think the real key to the issue – how do we build the confidence that we’re doing it right with the American people, with Congress and everybody else?"

(this rambling monologue seems to me to betray a certain incoherence or at the least an inability to speak properly)

In his address to Black Hat in Las Vegas, Hayden attempted to frame the context of the unprecedented cyber-war battlefield in geographical terms. His allusion was to the limitless flat plain of western Germany and the indefensible frontiers of the Polish nation so often overrun from east and west. He then suggested the need to create in cyberspace the necessary barriers corresponding to such natural defenses found in nature such as mountain ranges, vast rivers, forests and the like (?). Stretching the general's awkward allusion a bit farther, it is indeed true that the Internet has no borders and cyber attacks from a certain geographic become irrelevant. And yet "protecting command and control and cyber-infrastructure" according to Alexander are all important and essential. In other words the post 9/11 paradigm of attacks originating within and outside of the "Homeland" establish the need to pay particular and special attention to the net outposts within the US as well.

While Hayden's allusion seems somewhat clumsy and overdrawn, the implications are clear. In WWII Poland was occupied and ruthlessly subjected to draconian military occupation in addition to being transformed into the locus of the death and extermination camps. If we view Alexander's remarks in this context it is and given the predilection of the US Military to constantly undertake hostile actions in the name of national security and defense, it is not too far reaching to assume that the deployment, penetrations and intrusions already underway by the NSA/Google cyber corps are but the first expeditionary forays into the Internet battlefield, especially "in the Homeland".This scenario assumes even more relevance when it is admitted that the ongoing CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives) consequence management plans and preparedness scheduled for the third annual assignment of Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard exercises on Oct. 1, 2010 has now been accorded a Cyber component as well.

As in any war and the invasion of any sovereign area, the residents of the area invaded are usually subjected to harsh treatment. Their natural rights are ignored and abrogated. Freedom of movement and association are curtailed, all in the name of security. Many argue that this remains impossible on the Internet, long known for free and unfettered access to all types of information. It is thought that the logistical complexities of restricting internet usage render any such attempts dubious and even impossible. Yet internet censorship and even the infamous proposed "kill switch" might not be necessary. The very openness of an increasingly heavily monitored internet means ultimate transparency and maximum exposure at least for the denizens of the internet who perhaps inadvertently find themselves the objects of an already pronounced matrix of monitoring, spying and surveillance by the NSA/Google or DOD for whatever reason.

The Assange/WikiLeaks/NSA Connection

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks

Largely due to the indefatigable investigations of Wayne Madsen published last March and receiving the attentions of several cut and paste artists on certain sites and blogs with varying and mostly limited commentary, Assange and WikiLeaks have been treated to a more thorough kind of exposure than the folderol accorded to them by the corporate media and a handful of the more credulous and sympathetic bloggers across the net.The most thorough treatment of the Madsen material was generously dispensed at http://arthurzbygniew.blogspot.com/2010/03/soros-co-back-wikileaks-kosher-mob-oval.html-wikileaks-kosher-mob-oval.html and at an Infowars forum, http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=175998.0 although not to my knowledge on the main page. Madsen did not mention anything concerning the NSA and Assange/WikiLeaks and instead attempted to establish a CIA connection.As Madsen notes, John Young who cofounded WikiLeaks with Assange, quit the organization alleging CIA involvement, going on to found Cryptome, an organization which has encountered significant harassment and intimidation from government investigators as opposed to the apparent hands off approach to WikiLeaks. Prior to finding the above documents, we had discovered Assange's association with Ben Laurie a former intel/security specialist with Google who later became one of the principals of the Apache Software Foundation.

Laurie apparently has assumed the status of informal spokesperson and erstwhile "informal board of advisors"member for WikiLeaks.One has to wonder whether Laurie is just freelancing or is acting as an effective colporteur for the NSA. Our subsequent inquiries into Apache revealed an ongoing interface between Laurie's foundation and the NSA as well as the Bureau of Industry and Security /US Department of Commerce. For example, ASF was the hardware provider for the NSA's Red Hat Enterprise Linux S (October 21, 2009) We mention this only in reference to the increasingly blurred boundaries between so-called private sector security companies and their government, military, and corporate proprietary contracts.Yet given Madsen's in depth investigations concerning WikiLeaks and the CIA , such connections can only "add fuel to the fire". Indeed, Apache Webserver, "software of choice of 23 million websites worldwide" and a host of other ASF entities are all provided services by Covalent Technologies which numbers among its clients the major US financial institutions and international pharmaceutical giants as well as the ATF, NASA, and of course the NSA.This is in keeping with Alexander's assertion that "90% of the military's energy is generated and distributed by the private sector ( think BP) and 80% of its logistics are transported by private companies"(how about Halliburton) I think he forgot to mention funding via US treasury bonds gratis the Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs.