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‘Keith Olbermann’ => ‘shit_list’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Olbermann Exposes Nexus Of Politics And Terror
Details ten clear examples where Bush admin. alerts preceded by damaging revelations


Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | August 15 2006

During a prime time segment on his MSNBC show last night, anchor Keith Olbermann presented ten clear examples where the Bush administration had issued terror alerts days after politically damaging revelations and questioned the credibility of each of the alleged plots’ authenticity in light of astounding evidence to the contrary.

Olbermann overwhelmingly documents the staged timing of terror alerts spanning back four years and ends by scrutinizing the latest alleged liquid bomb plot – an operation infiltrated and surveilled for months by intelligence agencies, yet announced to the public on a carefully scripted pre-arranged schedule.

The alleged foiling of the terror plot was announced days after darling of the Neo-Fascists Joe Lieberman was defeated in the Connecticut Senatorial election by anti-war opponent Ned Lamont. Hours afterwards, drooling feverish Neo-Con cheerleaders tried to smear Lamont as “the Al-Qaeda candidate.”

Go here to watch the video segment.

[…]

‘No Sale’ is what the awake are saying, and there are ALOT of people who are awake.

The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.

~William Colby, former CIA director

They can’t POSSIBLY own Olbermann. And that is amazing, because he is on Prime Time TV. Or maybe Colby was lying.

hmmmmmm!

ID cards doomed, say officials

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

David Leppard

TONY BLAIRS flagship identity cards scheme is set to fail and may not be introduced for a generation, according to leaked Whitehall e-mails from the senior officials responsible for the multi-billion-pound project.

The problems are so serious that ministers have been forced to draw up plans for a scaled-down face-saving version to meet their pledge of phasing in the cards from 2008.

However, civil servants say there is no evidence that even this compromise is remotely feasible and accuse ministers of ignoring reality by pressing ahead.

One official warns of a botched operation that could put back the introduction of ID cards for a generation. He added: I conclude that we are setting ourselves up to fail. Another admits he is planning Home Office strategy around the possibility that the scheme could be canned completely.

In one e-mail the prime minister is personally blamed for the fiasco with his proposal for a scaled-down or early variant version. It was a Mr Blair apparently who wanted the early variant card. Not my idea, writes a top Home Office civil servant.

The e-mails expose another crisis for John Reid, the home secretary, who has already labelled his department as not fit for purpose following the recent foreign prisoners scandal.

The correspondence has been leaked by a senior official close to the Treasury. He acknowledges that the documents will infuriate ministers because they contradict the governments public statements on ID cards.

Blair has repeatedly trumpeted the scheme as a centrepiece of the governments efforts to combat terrorism, illegal immigration and crime. Ministers have rounded on critics who say the government has underestimated the cost and complexity of the technology.

Last year ministers rubbished claims by the London School of Economics that the scheme was too unwieldy and would cost as much as 19 billion, compared with the governments estimate of 6 billion.

The government proposes that all Britains 50m adults will eventually carry the cards, which will include biometric data such as digitally encoded fingerprints or iris scans that could be checked against a huge database. The cards are to be introduced voluntarily from 2008 but, if re-elected, Labour proposes to make them compulsory for everyone over 16.

The e-mail correspondence last month was between Peter Smith, acting commercial director at the Identity and Passport Service, the Home Office agency set up to bring in the cards, and David Foord, the ID card project director at the Office of Government Commerce, which is responsible for vetting the project to ensure that the Treasury gets value for taxpayers money.

They reveal that the government is rethinking the entire scheme with an alternative face-saving compromise, which Smith blames on Blair. This early variant plan appears to involve collecting and storing biometric data on a temporary ID register but makes no mention of actually using it on cards.

However, officials doubt that this will work. Foord writes: Just because ministers say do something does not mean we ignore reality which is what seems to have happened on ID cards until [the contracts were due] to be issued and then reality could not be ignored any longer.

He adds: Even if everything went perfectly (which it will not) it is very debatable (given performance of government IT projects) whether whatever [the register] turns out to be (and that is a worry in itself) can be procured, delivered, tested and rolled out in just over two years and whether the resources exist within government and industry to run two overlapping procurements.

What benchmark in the Home Office do we have that suggests that this is even remotely feasible? I conclude that we are setting ourselves up to fail.

He reveals that the contracts for the ID card scheme are under threat because of the amount of rethinking going on about identity management. He also says they are [un]affordable; lack clear benefits from which to demonstrate a return on investment; and suffer from a very serious shortage of appropriately qualified staff.

Foord says: I do not have a problem with ministers wanting a face-saving solution but we need to be clear with . . . senior officials, special advisers and ministers just what this implies. He then warns of a botched introduction of the scheme, adding: If it is subject to a media feeding frenzy, which it might well be close to a general election, [it] could put back the introduction of ID cards for a generation and wont do much for IPS credibility nor for the governments election chances.

Acknowledging these concerns, Smith says his IPS agency is planning around the possibility that the entire protect will fail. In a June 8 e-mail he writes: We are designing the strategy so that [other contracts such as a contact centre for passport queries] are all sensible and viable contracts in their own right EVEN IF the ID card gets canned completely.

In public, ministers have so far given no hint of any private fears about the viability of the scheme. But senior officials admit privately that the Home Office has abandoned its timetable for introducing cards.

Foord writes: This has all the inauspicious signs of a project continuing to be driven by an arbitrary end date rather than reality. The early variant idea introduces huge risk on many levels.

The problems in designing a workable system have meant a delay until March 2007 in putting out contracts to tender to private companies to build and manage the scheme. They had been due this summer.

Another official involved in the project said: Nobody expects this programme to work. It is basically on hold while ministers rethink their options. Its impossible to imagine the full scheme being brought in before 2026.

The disclosures will be seized on by critics who say it is too expensive, unworkable and a breach of privacy. The Tories plan to scrap the cards and use the money to build prisons.

Simon Davies, a member of the LSE team that said costs could rise to 19 billion, said the rethink was a vindication of all the concerns we have expressed about the costs and viability of the scheme.

Last night the Home Office said it remained committed to an ID card scheme but had always maintained its introduction would be an incremental process. The cards are expected to cost about 93, which each citizen must pay when getting a new passport from 2010. […]

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-2262437_2,00.html

My emphasis.

Note that there are no references to how the public will totally reject ID cards; their only concerns are their own complete incompetence, lact of trained staff and the unworkability of the project.

Note how they say that they will not be able to introduce the cards for a generation. This means that the steady Eloiification of the population will intersect with a point in the future where computers are absolutely ubiqutous and such a roll out will be not only possible, but easy. Computer literacy in that generation will be far more widespread, so there will be many people who are able to staff the project at all levels.

Now is the time for alternatives to document security to be pushed hard to the public; ones that do not rely on a central database, ones that are not contingent upon expensive and unreliable commercial and bespoke software from third parties. Hmmm.

In a perfect world, a pronouncement like this, one admitting the powerlessness of government would be the singnal to take down the surveillance network as it stands right now. All Congestion Charge cameras to be destroyed, all CCTV cameras pointing into public spaces knocked out. It is clear that these people can only do what they are doing because everyone complacently lets them. Any mass action is irresistable, wether it is the removal of all CCTV/CC cameras or the refusal to pay any tax, or register in an ID card scheme. It doesnt matter what you are talking about specifically, the numbers are the only thing that matters, and we have them and will always have them.

Sadly, there are still some people who do not understand this. I posted a package to someone the other day. The counter staffer asked me for the post code. I gave it to him. He then read out the street from his UNISYS terminal. He asked me for the street number. I gave it to him. He then read out the name of the business, and then printed out the postage sticker. “Thats cool” I said. He replied, “Yes, Big Brother is everywhere, you can’t escape it!”. Sensing an opportunity to spread the anti-ID message, I fired off, “This stuff is not the problem, ID cards are the REAL problem, and you must make sure that you don’t register for one. If everyone refuses, they can’t possibly bring them in.”. Then it started…

“Yeah, but they will bring them in anyway”
“No they won’t; it will be like the poll tax. Everyone refused to pay it and it died”
“Yeah, but they still brought it in”
“No, they did not, we pay rates today not a poll tax”
“But they still brought it in”
“The poll tax is completely different from rates; the poll tax was totally defeated. What you pay today is based on the value of your property and it has nothing to do with how many people live in your house. That is what the poll tax was. ID cards CAN be defeated, just like the poll tax was.”
“Yeah but it makes no difference to me because I’m still paying a fortune”
“If you dont want ID cards, you dont have to have them, thats the point”
“Yeah but they will still briing them in.”

Ooooo kkkkkkkkkk……..

And this, I fear, is the problem. This genial idiot is the sort of person who will be the interface between you and the NIR. They will accept anything that is put in front of them; they have no idea of literally any concept of morality or the reality of ‘the other’. They are the people who when told that pressing a button someone will recieve an electric shock, press the button without any hesitation. They are without imagination, human drones, Eloi, animals, sub human, and the worst thing about them is that they have the vote, which means that they have control by proxy over how the world evolves. This is unnaceptable to anyone with even half a brain cell.

This is undoubtedly what the NWO/PNAC brigades believe; you can cut with a knife the swelling contempt for these types they must feel when they meet the hoards of Eloi that infest the world. From their perspective these people don’t deserve rights, freedom or anything that the previous generations of real people were given, or took for themselvs. This is the licence they need to install dictatorship over the whole world; the ingnorant blathering of postmen who accept dictatorship and tyrrany as inevitable, and who will obey any order given to them without question.

Ask them to stay at work one second after 5:30 however, and you will have a revolt on your hands.

Zarqawi successor ‘in Egypt jail’

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Egyptian newspaper Al-Masri al-Yawm has quoted Mamduh Ismail as saying he met al-Muhajir, also known as Sharif Hazaa, or Abu Ayub al-Masri, in Tura prison in Cairo, where he has been held for seven years.

“Sharif Hazaa [al-Muhajir] is in Tura prison, and I met him two days ago while I was visiting some of my clients,” Ismail, a lawyer known for defending Islamist groups, told the newspaper.

Al-Muhajir is on the “most wanted” list issued by the Iraqi government last week. The US military in Iraq has put a $5million price on his head.

The US army media centre in Iraq said: “We cannot comment on the news that … al-Masri is in an Egyptian prison and not in Iraq, we have to clarify that from the Egyptian government.”

The US military had announced after the death of al-Zarqawi that al-Masri had been appointed the leader of al-Qaeda’s organisation in Iraq.

The military said al-Masri was born and brought up in Egypt. He then went to Afghanistan, where he trained in bomb-making before going to Iraq in 2002. […]

http://english.aljazeera.net/

They obviously have a list of ‘bad guy assets’ and didn’t check to see if this name was on the action list.

Pathetic lapse!