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Analysis posted Apr 03 2008, 4:02 AM Category: Commentary Source: Dr. Kingsley Dennis Print

Global Gridlock: Complete and Total Control

How the US Military-Industrial Complex Seeks to Contain and Control the Earth and it's Eco-System
By Dr. Kingsley Dennis


Introduction

The Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges once famously wrote of a great Empire that created a map that was so detailed it was as large as the Empire itself. The actual map itself grew and decayed as the Empire itself conquered or lost territory. When the Empire finally crumbled, all that remained was the map. In some sense we can say that it is the map in which we live; we occupy a location within a simulation of reality. Although semanticists say that 'the map is not the territory', within this digitised age the territory is increasingly becoming the map and the separation between the physical and the digitised rendition is blurring. In this context, to 'know the map' gives priority to intervene upon the physical. In recent years many of us have been scrambling to get 'on the Net' and thus be 'mapped'; within a few years we may find that living 'off the Net' will no longer be an option.

It is my argument that the future direction of present technological emergence is one that seeks to go beyond networks; rather it is towards ubiquitous technologies that offer a complete immersive (or rather 'sub-mersive') experience of a digitised environment. With networks there is always the possibility of moving into the grey and illusive areas in-between. These are the areas where the networks do not, or cannot, cover; neglected zones of poverty and risk, and insecure zones of warlord regions, and smuggling zones. With immersive technological mapping there may one day be no 'spaces in-between'; the distinction between 'in' and 'out' dissolved; boundaries melted away under the digital gaze. In this article I argue that the US military-industrial complex is attempting to gain full dominance over the complete information spectrum, including dominating the electro-magnetic spectrum and the Internet, in order to gain full total coverage for purposes of containment and control.

Moving Towards Full Spectrum Dominance

As is now well-known, in 2002 the US Pentagon's DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) responded to the alleged lack of intelligence data after the September 11th attacks by establishing the 'Total Information Awareness' office, commandeered by John Poindexter1. According to Poindexter's own words,
"We must be able to detect, classify, identify, and track…This is a high level, visionary, functional view of the world-wide system…The mission here is to take the competing hypotheses from the analytical environment and estimate a range of plausible futures. The objective is to identify common nodes, representing situations that could occur, and to explore the probable impact of various actions or interventions that authorities might make in response to these situations." (Poindexter, 2002)
The latest program in this surveillance project is the Space Based Infrared System (called SBIRS High) that aims to track all global infra-red signatures as well as, what is termed, 'counterspace situational awareness' (Dinerman, 2004). The 80s 'Star Wars' missile defence project of Reaganite US security policy has been craftily converted into intercepting today's 'enemy': not necessarily rogue missiles, but information and domestic 'earth-bound' security. The US military also has in operation the IKONOS remote sensing satellite, which travels at 17, 000 mph 423 miles into space, circumnavigating the globe every 98 minutes, with a 3-foot resolution capacity. Such satellites belong to the private company Space Imaging Inc, who work for the military due to US law that restricts the US government operating upon their own soil (Brzezinski, 2004). Also, the US military RADARSAT satellite uses radar to see through clouds, smoke and dust. The US National Security Agency (NSA) utilizes top of the range KEYHOLE-11 satellites that have a 10-inch resolution, which means headlines can be read from someone sitting on a bench in Iran, although this resolution remains officially unacknowledged (Brzezinski, 2004).

As an example of more distributed and networked 'industrial/civil surveillance', many bridges within North America have acoustic sensors and underwater sonar devices anchored to the base of the bridges to check for the presence of divers, to prevent anyone from placing explosives on the riverbed. These devices are then linked to a central hub for monitoring information feedback. Such post 9-11 fears have led to the setting up of USHomeGuard, a private company established by Jay Walker (founder of Priceline.com), which utilises over a million webcams to watch over 47,000 pieces of critical infrastructure across the US, eg; pipelines, chemical plants, bridges, dams. These webcams are monitored continuously by observers working from home (Brzezinski, 2004). Crandall sees this as a part of the emerging 'contemporary regime of spectacle…machine-aided process of disciplinary attentiveness, embodied in practice, that is bound up within the demands of a new production and security regime' (Crandall, 2005). This operational practice, as Crandall sees it, confirms a 'codification of movement' and 'manoeuvres of strategic possibility', and leading to a 'resurgence in temporal and locational specificity' (Crandall, 2005). This is directly related with the US military construction towards an agenda of complete coverage: in their terms, 'full spectrum dominance'2. In 1997 the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force predicted that within three years 'we shall be capable of finding, tracking, and targeting virtually in real time any significant element moving on the face of the earth' (cited in Crandall, 2005).

Perhaps a little premature yet it appears that the US military-industrial machine is attempting to enclose the global open system; to transform it and enmesh it within a closed system of total information awareness; to cover, track, and gaze omnisciently over all flows, mobilities, and transactions. It is a move towards a total system, an attempt to gain some degree of mastery over the unpredictability of global flows through the core component of dominating informational flows. As part of this project the US military are currently establishing a linkage of satellites into what has been dubbed the military 'Internet in the sky', which will form part of their secure informational network named as the Global Information Grid, or GIG (Weiner, 2004). First conceived in 1998, and now in construction, $200 billion has already been estimated as a cost for both the hardware and software (Weiner, 2004). This war-net, as the military also term it, forms the core of the US military's move towards appropriating network-centric warfare (Arquilla and Ronfeldt, 2001a; Arquilla and Ronfeldt, 2001b; Dickey, 2004; Weiner, 2004). The chief information officer at the US Defense Department was noted for saying that 'net-centric principles were becoming “the centre of gravity” for war planners' (Weiner, 2004). Some of the names of the military contractors involved in this project include Boeing; Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard; IBM; Lockheed Martin; Microsoft; Raytheon; and Sun Microsystems (Weiner, 2004). As part of this complete coverage – or 'full spectrum dominance' – the US military hopes to be able to communicate and control an increasing arsenal of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), integrated into what they are calling the 'Multimedia Intelligent Network of Unattended Mobile Agents' (Minuteman). This in turn is part of a larger military project on Intelligent Autonomous Agent Systems (Science-Daily, 2002).

Recently, a document entitled Information Operation Roadmap was declassified by the Pentagon and made public by the National Security Archive on January 26, 2006. According to this document the term 'information operations' includes

The integrated employment of the core capabilities of Electronic Warfare, Computer Network Operations, Psychological Operations, Military Deception and Operations Security, in concert with specified supporting and related capabilities, to influence, disrupt, corrupt or usurp adversarial human and automated decisions-making while protecting our own. (DoD, 2003: 22)

The document continues by outlining how the US military needs to secure a future electromagnetic capability 'sufficient to provide maximum control of the entire electromagnetic spectrum, denying, degrading, disrupting, or destroying the full spectrum of globally emerging communication systems, sensors, and weapons systems dependant on the electromagnetic spectrum' (DoD, 2003: 61). Clearly, the recommendation here is for developing, and extending, current capabilities in order to have full and complete dominance over all globally emerging telecommunications and their hardware.

This shift in military affairs involves re-strategizing informational systems toward what the military see as a 'transformational communications architecture' to 'help create a nimbler, more lethal military force to which information is as vital as water and ammunition' (Dickey, 2004). Brig. Gen. Robert Lennox, deputy chief of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, describes the military vision as 'one seamless battlefield, which is linked without the bounds of time or space, to knowledge centres, and deployment bases throughout the world' (Dickey, 2004). Beginning in 2008 the US Navy plans to replace its Ultra High Frequency Follow-On satellite network with a Mobile User Objective System which will provide voice and data communications through wireless hand-held receivers as part of the Global Information Grid (GIG). The 'Internet in the Sky' that will form part of the GIG will consist of both AEHF and TSAT satellite programs (Dickey, 2004). Each AEHF satellite has the capacity to serve as many as 4,000 networks and 6,000 users at once; and the proposed TSAT satellites are claimed to be ten times more powerful than the AEHF. These proposals are currently underway as part of the US's 'revolution in military affairs' to develop not only a superior battlefield information network but also to 'extend the information grid to deploy mobile users around the globe, creating a new capability for combat communications on the move' (Dickey, 2004). As for the new generation of surveillance satellites launched since 2005, when these systems are fully operational the elite military complex will be able to gain precise information not only upon alleged 'enemies' but also upon the movements of almost any individual upon the planet, at almost any time, anywhere. The complexity of security communications and sensitive information is being targeted within military strategy in an effort to enclose all; to survey the full spectrum of an open system in a bid to collect and contain. In short, to transform the unknown into a known closed system: the containment of the complex global system. This also can be seen within the security of complexity, circulation, and contingency.

Dillon considers that this 'global security problematic' is concerned with the circulation of everything as in 'a systemically interdependent world everything is connected or, in principle, is able to be connected, to everything else' (Dillon, 2005). For Dillon, circulation shifts the new global security problematic 'from a “geo-strategic” into an “ecological” problem characterised by the escalatory dynamics of complex interdependencies' (Dillon, 2005). The challenge of global security in this context lies in the contingency between calculability and doubt. Dillon further sees this as being behind the trend in US military affairs towards the complexity sciences: 'the fascination of military-strategic science in the United States especially with complexity, chaos, nonlinearity and the new science of life introduced by the digital and molecular revolutions has proclaimed as much since the early 1990s' (Dillon, 2003).

Security and power relations now clearly transcend traditional geo-political boundaries. Security is both socio-technical and biometric, with the security problematic becoming increasingly virtual and codified, ordered with attempted control of disorder (Dillon, 2003). The militarization of complex global open systems has serious implications for issues of civil liberty, and notions of the surveillance state.

Such domains of complex interdependencies are radicalising, in a militaristic sense, information, communication, command, control, and surveillance. The internal/external circulation and flows characteristic of open systems (whether informational or physical) are under interrogation from Western hegemonic, specifically US, military strategies in an attempt to close them down, plug-up the pores of flows and to blanket-coverage all potential contingencies. These are the operations of clandestine strategies that seek to contain the unpredictable and to map all physical-digital movements and traces.

Emerging technologies that 'locate' and 'trace' present a world where 'every object and human is tagged with information specifications including history and position – a world of information overlays that is no longer virtual but wedded to objects, places, and positions' (Crandall, 2005). Such meshing of the physical and the digital through the medium of sentient communicators is what is foreseen here as steering towards a digitally-rendered global system vulnerable to control via a technical-military elite. This scenario is exactly that as envisioned by ex-US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski, in his 'Between Two Ages : America's Role in the Technetronic Era' (1970), put forward the concept of a future 'technotronic era' whereby a more controlled society would gradually emerge, dominated by an elite unrestrained by traditional values. Brzezinski wrote that 'Power will gravitate into the hands of those who control information' (Brzezinski, 1970: 1), adding that surveillance and data mining will encourage 'tendencies through the next several decades toward a technocratic era, a dictatorship leaving even less room for political procedures as we know them' (Brzezinski, 1970: 12). By gaining control over informational technological communications Brzezinski outlined how this could help achieve control and order over the public:
"Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control." (Brzezinski, 1970: 252)
Also important to consider is that many military technologies become appropriated and absorbed into civil technologies. For example, by 2003 a quarter of all rental vehicles at US agencies used some form of GPS tracking: not only for driver-location but also for the rental agency to know where the car has travelled, and its speed. Also, cars with speakerphones can be enabled from remote devices in order to listen in and eavesdrop on occupants in a car under surveillance, as has been utilized by police forces in the US (Brzezinski, 2004). This type of digitalised surveillance at-a-distance can have serious implications upon increasingly surveyed, tracked, and mapped social practices. It also suggests that technically-based northern 'societies' are being manoeuvred towards a surveyed and sensored, or synchronic society

Sensoring the Ecosphere: The Coming of a Synchronic Society?

The development of increasingly sentient 'smart' environments will go some way towards creating a more systemic relationship of interconnections and interdependencies between humans, objects/machines, and locality. This possibility has led some commentators to speak of an emerging cybernomadic landscape (Saveri, 2004). Here, the emphasis is on an embedded sensory world that will influence and fundamentally alter social practices. Such a cybernomadic landscape has been defined, in a recent IFTF report, by three primary forces of physical-digital fusion; the augmented self; and digitally catalysed masses (Saveri, 2004: 2). Similarly, De Rosnay sees this future as a form of symbiotic humanity: 'each person functions as a node in this hypernetwork. Symbiotic humanity is both the totality of the network and one of its elements; it exists through the network and the network exists only through it' (de Rosnay, 2000: 143). In all cases it involves networking with, utilizing, and interacting with objects, something which futurist and author Bruce Sterling refers to as a 'synchronic society':

A synchronic society generates trillions of catalogable, searchable, trackable trajectories…Embedded in a monitored space and time and wrapped in a haze of process, no object stands alone; it is not a static thing, but a shaping-thing. (Sterling, 2005: 50)

And a 'shaped-thing' may in the future rely upon more efficient and ubiquitous radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, now often euphemistically termed as arphids. These RFID tags can be networked into a global system of positioning and identification:

Your arphid monitors are hooked into the satellite based Global Positioning System. Then your network becomes a mobile system of interlinked objects that are traceable across the planet's surface, from outer space, with one-meter accuracy, around the clock, from pole to pole. (Sterling, 2005: 92)

A physical-digital augmented environment interlinked with objects is, as Sterling states, based upon identification. Objects, as well as individuals, need to be identified, both in their object-self identity as well as in their positions. And yet this shift is not limited towards individuals or objects; it also extends into Nature and the ecosystem.

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently announced that it considered today's computer maps of the Earth to be inaccurate. Investment has been put into producing better computer generated terrain maps of the Earth using both radar and laser scanning (Piquepaille, 2005), with a future view for placing radio-towers on the moon or Mars3. These updated moves towards securing a military full spectrum dominance incorporate the latest known developments in smart sensors whereby complex computerised devices at the miniature, or even nano level, will be able to 24/7 monitor ecological, social, and/or biological environments and people:

These new computers would take the form of networks of sensors with data-processing and transmission facilities built in. Millions or billions of tiny computers — called 'motes', 'nodes' or 'pods' — would be embedded into the fabric of the real world. They would act in concert, sharing the data that each of them gathers so as to process them into meaningful digital representations of the world. Researchers could tap into these 'sensor webs' to ask new questions or test hypotheses. Even when the scientists were busy elsewhere, the webs would go on analysing events autonomously, modifying their behaviour to suit their changing experience of the world. (Butler, 2006a)

Such a scenario, if realised, would drastically alter the material and social fabric of the living world.

Deborah Estrin, director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing in Los Angeles, California, sees 'the sensor-web revolution as an important thread in a grander tapestry of global monitoring, which involves billions of dollars being poured into projects to monitor the continents and oceans' (Butler, 2006a). For example, upcoming projects include:
  • The $200 million EarthScope project from the NSF: 3,000 stations are to be erected that will 'track faint tremors, measure crustal deformation and make three-dimensional maps of the earth's interior from crust to core. Some 2,000 more instruments are to be mobile - wireless and sun- or wind-powered - and 400 devices are to move east in a wave from California across the nation over the course of a decade' (Broad, 2005)
  • The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is to be established at an estimated cost of $500 million. The plan is for a coast-to-coast NEON to 'involve perhaps 15 circular areas 250 miles in diameter, each including urban, suburban, agricultural, managed and wild lands. Each observatory would have radar for tracking birds and weather as well as many layers of motes and robots and sensors, including some on cranes in forest canopies' (Broad, 2005)
  • The 'Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations', backed by the National Science & Technology Council within the Executive Office of the President, US, has recently published their Strategic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System (IWGEO, 2005). Their vision is to discover, access, collect, manage, archive, process, and model earth geological data in order to better forecast such flows as weather, energy resources, natural resources, pre and post-disasters, as well as a host of other integrated processes. In their words: 'The Earth is an integrated system. Therefore, all the processes that influence conditions on the Earth are linked and impact one another. A subtle change in one process can produce an important effect in another. A full understanding of these processes and the linkages between them require an integrated approach, including observation systems and their data streams' (IWGEO, 2005: 47)
The report Strategic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System (IWGEO, 2005) discusses a vast range of geological integrated monitoring systems. However, a caveat here is necessary, for the above projects towards environmental mapping contain shades of a western geographical imagination.

Cartography, as a pioneering navigational science and art, has long been used for validating colonial expansion, Imperial incursions, and for designating western territorial trophies. The geographical imagination is continually formed as residues of knowledge build one upon the other as images become re-appropriated for geo-political agendas. The western global imagination has participated in the de-centring of global geographies in past centuries, and may again be party to later digital formations of knowledge gathering and geo-strategies of dominance and power. As with the Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System which aims to monitor, track, catalogue, and forecast global processes and movements, geographical spaces will be subjected to a US-centric digital gaze. Denis Cosgrove views such a gaze as 'implicitly imperial, encompassing a geometric surface to be explored and mapped, inscribed with content, knowledge and authority' (2001: 15).

Emerging technologies in information-sensoring indicate an authoritarian, predominantly military, strategy for Earth monitoring. Increasingly, relationships between humans/devices/environments are being merged, or steered, towards a new construction of social life - one that embeds the individual, as a digitally-rendered identity, within a global informational 'grid-lock'.

If such an irreversible shift is made towards digitally-rendered societies this would arguably 'lock-in' a form of monitored control society. With such predictions of an increasingly sensored and enmeshed global system it is difficult to see how living 'off the Net' will be a choice in the near future.

Conclusion

As this article has argued there are both overt and covert strategies within the US military-industrial complex towards securing full spectrum dominance over global information flows, which include dominating the electro-magnetic spectrum and the Internet. Increasingly western technological societies are moving towards developing sensored environments whereby information is processed on individuals as well as securing geographical data. This suggests a future whereby in order to move legitimately an individual will be subjected to a complex network of informational tracking and verification. This will undoubtedly see an increased militarisation of the civil sphere. Such a re-configuration of the social, through increased dependency upon physical-digital systems, will inevitably involve various structural relations of power. For example, individuals not deemed 'worthy' will be denied the right of movement through digitally-controlled spaces. This is not to imply that all acts of social passage will necessarily be uncomfortably noticed by the general legitimised user. It is likely that in-built strategies of marginalisation will be increasingly 'normalised' as part of shifting social practices: a regular state of affairs within a twenty-first century beset by manipulated terror in-securities.

Further, there are indications that these entwined and embedded information flows will seek to incorporate not only the physical and digital, but also the biological. In other words, each unit of information will be sought to be coded and therefore 'secured' under a full spectrum dominance agenda. Goonatilake (1999) sees this as moving towards a meta-communications environment that will merge human/genetic, cultural, machine as information codes and which will serve as information carriers:

The future will thus result in intense communications not only between machines and humans, but also with genetic systems so that information in the three realms of genes, culture and machines will result in one interacting whole. The three for all purposes would be interacting as one communicating system. (Goonatilake, 1999: 197)

We may soon be moving towards a momentous shift, perhaps the most important paradigmatic shift our current civilization has ever witnessed: a transformation into a digitally contained and controlled global environment.

This leaves the future vulnerable to extreme possibilities. Already there has been much Internet 'chatter' about the potential this offers for 'exotic' containment and control practices, including the possibility that a space-based, armed communications network is capable of beaming electromagnetic pulse technology upon virtually any chosen spot on the Earth. The potential here for mass mind control strategies is severely worrying and unnerving.

As we move towards the second decade of the twenty-first century we come increasingly close to a crossroads. One path indicates a move towards a deep and entrenched militarisation of the civil sphere where control and containment are the order of the day; the other path leads towards increased civil participation, engagement, and empowerment. It is perhaps a choice between global emancipation or complete global grid-lock.

Dr. Kingsley Dennis is a Research Associate in the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) based at the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, U.K. His research involves examining physical–digital convergences and how these might impact upon social processes. He is concerned with the digital rendition of identity and the implications of surveillance technologies.

Web: http://www.kingsleydennis.com

Blog: http://www.new-mobilities.co.uk

E–mail: Kingsley [at] kingsleydennis [dot] co [dot] uk

References

Arquilla, J. and Ronfeldt, D. (2001a) 'Networks, Netwars, and the Fight for the Future'. First Monday, 6 (10), URL: http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue6_10/ronfeldt/index.html.

Arquilla, J. and Ronfeldt, D. F. (2001b) Networks and Netwars : The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.

Broad, W. (2005) A Web of Sensors, Taking Earth's Pulse. New York Times: May 10th 2005

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Brzezinski, Z. (1970) Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era. New York: Viking

Butler, D. (2006) 'Everything, Everywhere'. Nature, 440 402-405.

Cosgrove, D. (2001) Apollo's Eye: A cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press.

Crandall, J. (2005) 'Operational Media' http://www.ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=441

Dept. of Defense (2003) Information Operations Roadmap, http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB177/info_ops_roadmap.pdf (accessed 12/07/2006)

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NOTES

1 Poindexter is an ex-retired Navy Admiral, and one-time National Security Advisor to President Reagan

2 'Full Spectrum Dominance' is a key term used in the Joint Vision 2020 report – a document outlining future visions for the US Department of Defense. See http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2000/n06022000_20006025.html

3 Even Google has attempted to get a slice of the action by releasing Google Mars. See: http://www.google.com/mars/

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dave

Posted: Apr 03 2008, 10:13 AM

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I recently observed in court a trick, the trick where the truth is used to sell a lie. This and other excellent stories here represent truth, truth of the utmost priority and gravity. However the biggest part of the truth is missing, the public are not accepting or buying into this nonsense, every day more and more so this is true.

I was alerted to an issue only yesterday, the skullduggery of MI6 was even in much of the newspapers even if not directly presented that way. Such is their panic to maintain grip, their operations and panic are in plain view and that makes quite an ugly spectacle even incriminating the 'royals' on the issue I refer to.

The dirty linen of the state is best washed in public, and it is being washed because the exposure is helping the public inform themselves. The full spectrum dominance assertion is part of the open conspiracy, it was published by PNAC and it is an aspiration that is collapsing in tatters.
dave

Posted: Apr 03 2008, 10:25 AM

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One of the ideas in surveillance is that if you know you are being watched this can modify human behaviour, Tavistock being very proud of '1984'. This is where we enter the land of politics and unintended consequences. This happened to me, and these obversations modified my behaviour in such a manner as to take a very strong interest in who was installing these cameras and why. In fact the greater the interest to dominate the spectrum, the greater interest I have. My work was made far easier because so many people shared this reaction.

What is termed 'the military industrial complex' has a great deal of money, a vast range of toys, and they have caused a great deal of damage on behalf of the Crown the world over overthrowing democracies at the average rate of more than one per year in my lifetime. Those days are falling apart now because information is only safe in the hands of the public, is now in the hands of the public and such has been the contribution of the public that they have dominated spectrum Internet and dealt with threats including the US military with consumate ease.

The FBI, Interpol and SOCA have been a persistant nuisance, they have inflicted damage but on balance this has served most to subject their true agenda to public scrutiny.
dave

Posted: Apr 03 2008, 10:44 AM

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Instead of being distracted by this story I consider the question of whether America needs a standing army at all. America has been invaded, but the greatest threats have been by way of the media and the banking system and bypassed the military completely. These attacks were sadly successful and could have been resolved by civil rather than military means.

Much of the current assault on the US economy comes from the man who is in occupation of the White House. I say in occupation as the constitution describes what a president is, what they can and cannot do and this specifically excludes George Bush and it specifically excludes his recent acts of aggression. I exclude the fact that the army is created and controlled by the the federal reserve though that too makes the point.

For the US to be invaded and conquered via a rather pugnatious dog called the crown is frankly absurd. The US is eight times the size, is not only well endowed with natural resources this includes especially its people like few other nations on earth. The only way something so rediculous could happen is by allowing control of information and not ensuring the public interest is maintained by a free and accountable media. A very simple problem to resolve and this can be achieved without firing a single shot or even requiring ownership of a gun. That too leaves the military looking at best rather large if not rather stupid.

If the military want to do anything useful they might like to investigate how Fox news fell into the hands of Tavistock. If it wants to claim territory to claim a rescue, Tavistock runs California outright. If it wants to chase money I tend to find nearly everything flows through Texas.
dave

Posted: Apr 03 2008, 11:07 AM

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There is a job to be done, quite a few of them and if the military was of any merit someone has to deal with these things. Surrounding the Aspen Institute of Colorado with tanks might be helpful, it might draw some media attention to an enemy in their midst. Otherwise all this mess will have to be sorted out by the public who are already engaging these tasks though such news is of course the least reported of all.
dave

Posted: Apr 04 2008, 8:05 AM

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I read a little of this DARPA nonsense, it is a statement of inadequacy, total failure. It is not only logicially inconsistant I have presented reasoned argument whereby it failed, every minute of every day including this day. It of course wants to grow, it is an organisation, and then behind the scenes people have uses for such organisations.

There was an earlier communications revolution in the UK, the public revolutions offer great benefit and these ones don't involve war, conquering anything, instead they involve both growth of the individual and increased communications between people as a function of choice. I refer to CB, illegal CB on am bands when it hit the UK. I was one, it was wonderful, I could talk to people just out on the road, it spread care and it was also great fun. The police listened in, I suspect they found it rather fun too, and it helped to humanise those traffic cops who were prevented from spreading misery by those on the road who would let people know what they were up to.
dave

Posted: Apr 04 2008, 8:15 AM

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This CB network was very advanced, it made a nonsense of anything official. They had special channels and nights when people of speciality would be on air. I would just park my car and listen. A lawyer would come on, this was a radio show where people presented an official story, the people that were on would take any question, were there because they cared and really knew what they were talking about. That wasn't driven by any organisation, there were no controls, there was no heirarchy and I can't ever remember hearing anyone even argue.

Conversely you have such a thing as the military, by definition their purpose is wharped because they need so many absurd toys and threats to defend it. Well that may be difficult for the people who take their pay, but although there is a benefit to strong and able people using to this to help people, building for war is a murderous quest where everyone else is simply dealing with the damage they cause.

For such reasons, in the event of catastrophe, typically caused with involvement of the military as was the shooting of JFK, the public must have and do have priority on the entire spectrum. The sooner the military stand down, the sooner those gaps are realised and filled by natural decisions taken by people to ensure all are cared for. AM CB worked in the UK, it was very special, the moment it was licensed and jumped to FM it became official and was killed overnight.
dave

Posted: Apr 04 2008, 8:36 AM

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This was no trivial thing. I would join in with truckers, they had long journies to make and the radios had them awake, talking and taking part in life beyond that journey.

I had to listen very carefully, because on those intersecting journies were people from different regions, different countries and their accents were hard to discern, particularly for me strong accents from Scotland. Within those clusters of communications, what is natural evolved. What was natural is that people were friends, they helped me understand them.

I would previously have passed these trucks at well over 100 mph rushing to some destination. That rush stopped, in life it is the individual, the individual journey and how we share it. That happened, that was in evidence, and what is natural dismantles frolics like the US military which has by definition only cowardice and malice in its entire design. Go talk to a stranger, someone who you think is your enemy, seldom is this true, seldom would a threat survive talking.

This is what happens when people reclaim ownership of their lives. The problems come when consent is violated.
dave

Posted: Apr 04 2008, 8:43 AM

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People are brainwashed into an absurd notion that they put in a new 'leader' and things will be better. There are good leaders but not good government or they wouldn't need armies and police to protect them. There is not a good government the world over.

Narcotics is big business run by governments top down the world over along with the vast judicial systems that go along with it. I say government, a government cannot help people, cannot be a nation as economies run by narcotics can have their currencies crashed from outside.

The only good government there is can be a person who governs their own life. Small is beautiful, always is, always was.
dave

Posted: Apr 04 2008, 8:57 AM

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I saw the many people passing through US airports on their way to the middle east, mainly young kids with nervous expection in their eyes. Ordinary people but with the uniform comes a chain of command and these ordinary people are then the enemy.

I say this as the US military is a complete and total fraud. The wars completely illegal, the prime function of the entire combined strength being to prevent ordinary people from accessing and sharing resources. Every dollar they spend is a fraud, it is made in evidence and people the world over on mass know this.
dave

Posted: Apr 04 2008, 10:36 AM

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I think the military industrial complex is a misleading term, it isn't a seperate entity that can be appropriately analysed as such.

I just had a message from an American advising me the American people were being prepared for social change, or to use his words 'a massive lifestyle change'. Sources included the new york times so it is reasonable to suppose this news is being delivered courtesy of MI6.

Isn't brainwashing lovely. You don't have to give orders, people don't know they are soldiers, you give them a story and next moment they think they thought of it themselves.

It is for such reasons that I rejected this story at the outside, I have no wish to be entrained by poisonous propaganda. A psychological assault is an assault, that is unpleasant, if one believes in law then a serious crime. DARPA, the New York Times are just navigating the spectrum stealing the richest resource of all, the hearts and minds of the American people, people who have massive influence on the entire planet.

One beauty of such a war is that to defeat it you simply have to have a mind of your own. I accuse the Pentagon of being a terrorist organisation, I submit by way of evidence the references in this article and anything they say short of reason is frankly puff. The accusation is nothing dramatic, the Pentagon know this, it is not even news, but it belongs at the top of any articles by them or about them.
dave

Posted: Apr 05 2008, 6:03 AM

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The media is not reality, they are trying to create reality through their audience, that includes people who just walk by the newstand without consciously looking. To realise that is to realise the choice. When we use all our senses as best we can we can see what is actually being transferred in these conscious and subconscious interactions and the cyclic varations that pass out of newspapers such as the Daily Mail. They only carry a few stories, to read them leads to thinking about them and talking about them which is to allow them to set the agenda.

That said, it has helped people immensely that the stories put out by officialdom have been shown against reason, fact and relevance. The lies have been exposed to the extent the UN front for a Global Dictatorship is like a war horse without legs. It always was, that is how psychological warfare works but not accepting the lie makes all the difference.
dave

Posted: Apr 05 2008, 6:35 AM

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"We must be able to detect, classify, identify, and track…This is a high level, visionary, functional view of the world-wide system…The mission here is to take the competing hypotheses from the analytical environment and estimate a range of plausible futures. The objective is to identify common nodes, representing situations that could occur, and to explore the probable impact of various actions or interventions that authorities might make in response to these situations."
In a military or any attack one likes to be ahead of the game. I was told it was part of MKULTRA and the LSD experiments, attempting to look into the future. To attempt to see into the future they destroyed all those people, sacrificing the present, the part that isn't a possibility but a truth. They had the agenda to win, to have such an agenda is to be at war.

In contesting what is being done to people I have regularly found myself in situations where I have been presented with official choices or even none. These choices are easily recognisable, normally dead ends, though I sometimes play them through to generate the evidence trail that proves they are a fake. Whether the judicial system in America or its superior authority in the UK, I not only know it is a fake, I have the paperwork to prove it is a con. I recently asked for temporary responsibility for a case in America, the choices are fake and this calls for some creativity. The lawful arrest of the judge looks to have merit, this though is not something to discuss too long with attorneys, they are given a frame to live within and law is the last thing they tend to understand.

They of course have to control the choices people make, to hide from people what choices they really have. We have our own choices, as different people we have our own choices and combining that through common purpose is how so many things are subverted. If you want to hang upside down from a tree then you should, as it happens that is a very good way to see how the world is.

"long-range penetration and inner-directional conditioning" is Tavistock, that is a war.
dave

Posted: Apr 05 2008, 7:11 AM

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This story I interpret as being that the military want to construct a parallel quantum computer model of life. As best they can they will have done this, and done so that they can inspect possibility space and align it to their advantage by making the choices they have hidden from other people or discourage other people from taking.

That isn't a new game, that is the old con. As people are already seeing for themselves, deciding for themselves, that old con has finally failed. How graceful that dismantles has yet to be seen.

I was recently advised the UN are buying large quantities of power generation equipment. I struggle to think of an innocent explanation for this. Much as they want invoked catastrophe followed by their presentation as a rescuing force, this they are not.

"I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government." - MLK 1967
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 05 2008, 8:36 PM

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206173 Dave, you should just to a Google for
Randi Rhodes
Ms. Rhodes is the Most Intelligent Radio Host in America.....
The "Ruling Elite got Ms. Rhodes taken off the Air.........
Ms. Rhodes was taken off the Air by remarks she said off air,
at a private event.............
The United States AND the Constitution are gone

GOD BLESS RANDI RHOES.....I HOPE I END UP IN HER DENTENTION CAMP.
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 05 2008, 9:02 PM

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206173 STONES:
Oh, a storm is threatning
My very life today
If I dont get some shelter
Oh yeah, Im gonna fade away

War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Rape, murder!
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Rape, murder!
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

Rape, murder!
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away

The floods is threatning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or Im gonna fade away

War, children, its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
Its just a shot away
I tell you love, sister, its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Its just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away
dave

Posted: Apr 06 2008, 6:37 PM

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If - Rodyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
dave

Posted: Apr 06 2008, 7:02 PM

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206 I had a quick listen on utube to some broadcasts of Randi Rhodes. I have been fooled many times, I wouldn't be of much help if I resonated to sources that I hadn't verified and it takes quite some time to analyse these things. In the case of Noam Chomsky I think because I respected his intellect and wanted to believe his comments were with the best of motivations I held out too long, perhaps this time the other way round.

It is completely unfair from a quick take to form a conclusion but I did have serious concerns from what I heard as one needs to get to the root of problems. For example she said over the invasion of Iraq the president owed the people an explanation.

The US constitution defines what the president can or cannot do, President Bush does not match that definition and questions as to why he wasn't arrested are perhaps best addressed in the first instance to New York police. If they do not respond then they are co-conspiractors though one needs to reach the people in the force not their PR machine, asking them questions might help them think for themselves.

If one imagines that Saddam Hussein was an enemy rather than a mate of George Bush for arguments sake, imagine he was not as bright as he is and he decided to, was able and did neutrallise the US military and fly aircraft into the World Trade Centre. That cannot account for what is being done in Iraq, nor the unilateral decision to attack. There is no fair explanation and I would suggest it is that stark and humanity renders us duty bound to say so. I already have the answer from George Bush, I have every reason to believe American troops are out there and that they are killing people; they come back and say so.
dave

Posted: Apr 06 2008, 7:25 PM

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I met some of those troops on the way out, I even had a chat with a special forces chap going to the Iran border. I was privy to commercial intelligence and heard about the fuel stocks and movement of ships for the war the media hid from the entire world before staging the statue scene. According to George Bush and the media still that war didn't happen, I am satisfied I have the explanation. I reserve most the time the possibility I am wrong, quite often I would be delighted if I found out I was.

I seperate deeds from the person but I would like to meet Mr. Bush across a level playing field for the positive that could result from such an interaction but investigations into why George Bush should do as he does were productive and I have shared such findings here to help others verify what is true and isn't that they can think for themselves independently.

By deed the list would be a long one but pirate, terrorist and mass murderer derive from some of those deeds. I gave Dick Cheney a different issue to respond on, I took his silence as an answer. George Bush will play the game or deconstruct but I have passed the time of asking him questions, they remain on the table, there are people that die during that wait so it is his turn to ask for the chance to answer if he wants and can give it honestly.

Meantime I am satisfied his UK designation is pirate captain temporary.
dave

Posted: Apr 06 2008, 8:00 PM

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If I had good reason to consider this was genuine, for the people of America and of special benefit to them, that her show was taken down because of that benefit I would offer to seek to resolve this. I often offer such things, in the spirit of information liberation we must often liberate the source. Such suggestions are often met with silence. Perhaps no one hears, perhaps people are in fear but that is a nonsense that creates danger. Governments frighten people so they don't think, act independantly and do the right thing which I suggest is the opposite of what government stands for.

I have had some of those interferences, a few types of that nonsense and I accept that as additive evidence of the need for issues to enter the public domain and be decided on individually by people. Everyone out there has part of the puzzle, don't be fooled by appearances, that is the election racket and that is really is dangerous nonsense. Far better to enter a polling booth with evidence of violations of the constitution by the DOJ or similar and report the election as a con. I think from memory it was the US supreme court that took part in the last election scam, if so that seems evidence enough to present.

Last time I voted it seemed I was late on the wake up roll call and it was quite some time ago. It was very quiet there, I was the only one there though I think I saw someone walk in after me. Mind you about a fifth of the UK population have left now rather than sort all this nonsense out. I can assure there is party of good purpose in the UK, they are politicians, something that is very bad for the health and wellbeing of a nation.

As for that election, even out of the votes that were cast, money was changing hands and votes were being stuffed in bins on the floor that were skipped from the count. The world is being challenged by this NWO nonsense, the whistleblower was arrested following that good deed for the public and such things are routine.
dave

Posted: Apr 06 2008, 8:20 PM

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In such circumstances I think it sound and sound reason to blow the whistle a bit louder, rip those messages out and see to it they get heard. It is because of those good deeds this out of control idea to hijack the world is falling to pieces.

As there is so much advanced modelling and vision available to the plotters, they are often in a position to know in advance when their tactics are defeated and this saves a whole lot of nonsense.

The media carry on with the bluff, they are the last to roll over, but they have lost the information war, that is a done deal. What is happening out there is a peaceful revolution, so you don't have George Bush walking out of his bunker with a white flag and authorisation from the crown to surrender. Instead peace is being realised, postures of aggression are being outsmarted and ignored as puff and quietly and often unseen life is being reclaimed. People are coming to their senses, for each person a different journey as life always is.

Most regrets we tend to have are not what we have done but when we had that moment, the time was right but we decided not to do something despite knowing we should. Life is too short to carry such regrets. If unsure what we should do I would suggest simply take part, not in shaping this world but allowing life to unfold naturally.
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