(Houston Press) – Another international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police.
While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satellite campus at Alliance Airport north of Fort Worth. And if one of the diplomatic cables from the WikiLeaks archive is to be believed, boy howdy, are their doings in Afghanistan shady.
The Afghanistan cable (dated June 24, 2009) discusses a meeting between Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and US assistant ambassador Joseph Mussomeli. Prime among Atmar’s concerns was a party partially thrown by DynCorp for Afghan police recruits in Kunduz Province.
Many of DynCorp’s employees are ex-Green Berets and veterans of other elite units, and the company was commissioned by the US government to provide training for the Afghani police. According to most reports, over 95 percent of its $2 billion annual revenue comes from US taxpayers.
And in Kunduz province, according to the leaked cable, that money was flowing to drug dealers and pimps. Pimps of children, to be more precise. (The exact type of drug was never specified.)
November 18, 2010
Video and audio of Alex’s interview will be posted here shortly.
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show today, incoming chief deputy DA of San Mateo Steve Wagstaffe said his office will prosecute TSA employees who engage in lewd and lascivious behavior while conducting Homeland Security mandated patdowns at the San Francisco International Airport in San Mateo County.
“The case would be reviewed and if we could prove the elements of it, that it was inappropriately done with a sexual or lewd intent, that person would be prosecuted,” Wagstaffe told the Berman Post on Tuesday.
|News report on San Mateo County DA announcing his office will arrest and prosecute TSA for sexual molestation.|
Wagstaffe told Alex Jones that county police will be sent to into the San Francisco International Airport. If they witness TSA employees engaged in criminal conduct, they will make arrests and the DA’s office will prosecute. Sexual battery in Mateo County is a felony if the molestation occurs beneath clothing and makes contact with skin and a misdemeanor if the touching occurs outside clothing.
The new government mandated hands-on searches are used for passengers who find naked body inappropriate, when something suspicious appears in screening, or randomly. They can take two minutes per passenger and involve sliding of the hands along the length of the body, along thighs and near the groin and breasts, according to the Associated Press.
In addition, a district attorney in the county south of San Mateo, Santa Clara, told Wagstaffe his office will also prosecute TSA employees for inappropriate sexual behavior at the San Jose International Airport.
Since the new search procedures went into effect, the web has exploded in opposition to naked body scanners and intrusive patdowns. Reports posted by the The Drudge Report, Infowars.com, and Prison Planet.com have gone viral on the internet and forced the mainstream corporate media to cover the issue.
“Nationwide outrage against the TSA is not only bringing to light new cases of airport abuse, it’s throwing fresh attention on previous incidents that have been going on for years,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote on Wednesday. Watson notes several lawsuits initiated against the TSA, including one connected to a 2008 incident at the Corpus Christi airport where the TSA exposed a young woman’s breasts.
Coverage of TSA groping and public outrage has resulted in airports around the country reconsidering the procedures.
Earlier today, Orlando Sanford International Airport decided to opt out from TSA screening. Larry Dale, the director of the Sanford Airport Authority in Florida, said he will send a letter requesting to opt out from TSA screening, and instead the airport will choose one of the five approved private screening companies to take over, according to central Florida’s WDBO.
“The outcry is huge,” Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison told the TSA administrator, John Pistole, at a Capitol Hill hearing yesterday. “I know that you’re aware of it. But we’ve got to see some action.”
“I’m not going to change those policies,” Pistole promised.
Grassroots WIN! TSA Tyrannical Practices forced to the Forefront by Your Emails! Napolitano to meet Travel Industry! Our boycott is working!
Boris in Miami –
Hit the Travel Industry where it hurts; Its pocket! Let’s Regain our 4th Amendment rights!
Stepped-up security screening at airports in the wake of foiled terrorism plots has provoked an outcry from airline pilots and travelers, including parents of children who say they are too intrusive. (Reuters)
Since the inception of the porn scanners at our airports the Freedom Movement at large has been up in arms about it; blogging, commenting, and making the case for the unconstitutionality, backwardness and ineffectiveness of such intrusive electronic searches and intimate pat downs.
Recently, pilot Michael Roberts posted a letter at LewRockwell.com “Pilot to TSA: No Groping Me and NO Naked Photos“” which went on to be picked up by the Main Stream Media and became viral, inspiring a larger wave of indignant articles from the MSM and the Freedom Movement. Michael also inspired the Allied Pilot Association to join the protest.
Dave Bates -Allied Pilot Association “Backscatter AIT devices now being deployed produce ionizing radiation, which could be harmful to your health,” ”Requiring pilots to go through the AIT [naked body scanner] means additional radiation exposure. I share our pilots’ concerns about this additional radiation exposure and plan to recommend that our pilots refrain from going through the AIT. We already experience significantly higher radiation exposure than most other occupations, and there is mounting evidence of higher-than-average cancer rates as a consequence.”
The Grassroots has started many initiatives to boycott the travel industry and protest the Porn Scanners. The DailyPaul.com, as usual, has been a meeting place for activist to promote their efforts, currently promoting “National Naked Opt-Out Day Nov. 24,” from optoutday.com.
Gigi Bowman of Liberty-Candidates.org and Save Long Island is currently organizing the protest at Kennedy Airport in NYC on National Opt-Out Day on Nov 24, in addition to collaborating with the Liberty Candidates to make the TSA, and the threats to the 4th Amendment, a priority on their next run, which they are already strategizing for.
The Tea Party local forums and websites are starting to light up with activity preparing the protests at their airports. The discussions are full of mentions of the 4th Amendment and how important it is for the States to regain their rights in securing their transportation.
“It’s hard to know which Bush policies – every day, another disaster – will most immortalize this administration. But on this day, in this hour, I’m going to suggest that his name should be forever mud for his catastrophic decision to nationalize airline security…” … “The essence of the TSA seems to be to put rude people in costumes, earning their salary by making sure to add as much hassle and discomfort as possible to your trip, between you and your trip. And the airlines whole-heartedly supported it.”
Mike Adams has been at the forefront of exposing the health dangers from the radiation exposure at his website NaturalNews.com.
Anti NWO site infowars.com is probably the site that has given the most coverage to this issue, even from before the porn-scan apparatuses were deployed. Their sister website, prisonplanet.com lists the most blatant abuses on this article “TSA Groping Out of Control”
All this grassroots reporting has led to the Old Media picking up the story after so many organizations have been inspired to protest:
New York Times “In recent weeks, representatives from the International Air Transport Association, the U.S. Travel Association, the Allied Pilots Association and British Airways have criticized the T.S.A., saying it adds intrusive and time-consuming layers of scrutiny at airport checkpoints, without effectively addressing legitimate security concerns,”
It’s clear that the Freedom Movement’s New Media has rallied their activists to focus their indignation and write to the travel industry directly to protest and threaten a boycott of their industry. As we can see below, it is this targeted, focused and goal oriented effort that gets results. Congratulations to the info-warriors and all the activists who joined in this email writing effort; this is YOUR BIG WIN!
Even the Drudge Report -with over two million readers per day- has posted as its header and in huge letters this article:
Reuters: “We have received hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from travelers vowing to stop flying,” said Geoff Freeman, an executive vice president of the U.S. Travel Association, which set up the meeting with the Obama administration officials.
“You can’t talk on the one hand about creating jobs in this country and getting this economy back on track and on the other hand discourage millions of Americans from flying, which is the gateway to commerce,”
This is proof that the Freedom Movement activists and its New Media has an oversize influence on the Old Media, and therefore in US Policy when it focuses on the correct targets. In this case it has been the Travel industry and its dependence on our money. The Gunverment will delete our emails and throw out our letters, but private enterprise WILL listen to Americans when they threaten a further drop to their bottom line. As the old saying goes… “money talks….”
- ONE person can inspire a nation with one act of bravery. Thank you Michael!
- Freedom Movement blogs are the NEW media. Thank you editors!
- And a WELL FOCUSED effort that targets the correct areas and their bottom line will be succesful.
- It is money that makes the world go around.
We hope that you are inspired to join on the protests at the US Airports on November 24th, and that you broaden the impact of this grassroots efforts to regain our rights by boycotting the Travel Industry and the airlines. Here are some letters from stoptsascanners.blogspot.com for inspiration:
I recently moved to Waikiki and I love getting to and from the islands on any one of Hawaiian Air’s planes. Your customer service is great and flying with you is a generally pleasant experience.
However, there’s a problem. Getting to your gates is somewhat of a hassle. You see, I either have to submit to a machine-generated strip search or undergo a rather vigorous groping by a TSA agent. What the hell?
Flying used to be magical to me. I remember flying to Canada when I was just six years old. That was THE experience of my then still short lifetime. We used to be able to check in, hand over our baggage, and just saunter to the gates without being stopped and harassed by a Federal agent.
Strip-searches are usually reserved for prison inmates suspected of carrying contraband. Are we arrestees? No! We’re ordinary Americans merely trying to see an old friend, attend a business meeting, or just trying to get somewhere for an enjoyable vacation. Grandma in the wheelchair or that double amputee with the prosthetics are hardly a terrorist threat.
Gary Cottingham wrote the following to Delta Airlines:
due to the tsa’s current use of the irradiation scanners–i like to refer to them as porno scanners–i have been opting out of being exposed to the x-rays and refuse to expose myself in a virtual strip-search. the images produced by these scanners are pornographic and if a minor, certainly violate the spirit of child pornography laws.
i believe that the tsa is now retaliating against those of us who opt out by doing their ‘enhanced’ pat downs–basically a disgusting groping exercise if you will.
as long as your airline tacitly approves of this violation of my 4th amendment rights i will be driving more and flying less.
Gary L. Cottingham
JC Warren writes: “Using their respective web sites, I sent the following message to both Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines which are the two I typically use:”
Flying with Southwest Airlines is a pleasure, but getting to the plane is a total pain. I don’t fly much and won’t be flying at all until the TSA changes its “security” tactics. I refuse to submit to a virtual strip search or a sexual assault by some government goon. I have every confidence that your airlines could do a much better job of ensuring the safety of flights than the boobs at the TSA. Please make every effort to reign in the tyrannical behavior of the TSA. And if you’re feeling especially customer service oriented, you could lobby (hard) for the total elimination of this ludicrous federal agency. Thank you.
Hi, my name is Nicole. I’m a hard working US citizen and I feel that our rights are being violated and taken away from us at record breaking speeds. Last night, I got to thinking about an upcoming flight I’m taking. The thought of the overly-intrusive pat downs and virtual strip searches of the new scanners made me go into a panic attack.
I’m now reaching out to the CEO and CFO of Jet Blue for help. The airline company leaders are the ones that can make a real difference in helping simple Americans gain their rights and dignity back.
Nicole’s Video Message to Jet Blue:
Robert A. Iger
President & C.E.O.
Walt Disney Co.
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Dear Mr. Iger,
I am writing for your advice about how to best enjoy a great Walt Disney World experience with the new prohibitive TSA/commercial airlines “security” shenanigans.
My wife and I have two children (one strapping 14 year old boy and our beautiful little girl, 12). They would just love to go to Disney World and we would love to take them – but now we don’t know how to get there!
Please allow me to graphically explain. On the way to Disney World at the airport, United States government agents now force children and their parents to make a difficult choice between:
1. a dose of ionizing radiation concentrated almost entirely on your skin to create a nude image on the government’s computer screen. They call this Whole Body Imaging, or WBI. Please see attached sample image of a male subject, also here. Note that the detail of the image, even before zooming in, allows the viewer to see that the glans is uncircumcised.
2. a government agent using his gloved fingers to grope/frisk/probe the exterior of the child’s entire clothed body (including inspection of private parts) in order to ascertain the same detail of information as the WBI would have done (see above). They call this Enhanced Pat-down.
3. police escort to interrogation by TSA security as to your reasons for refusing the above two choices…followed by confirmation that you did not verbally abuse any government agents…followed by being permitted to turn around and go home.
As you can imagine, none of these choices appeals to us. Other than a fleet of Disney private planes or opening scaled-down Disney World resorts all across the country, how do you recommend that paying customers get to your resorts if decent caring for their children now prohibits them from using commercial airlines?
Now that you are aware that children must submit to nude photography or inspection of private parts in order to enjoy the Disney experience (and on the way home), your silence on this issue may be seen by many as passive agreement with this new pathway to your business, which I am sure is not the case.
Arthur M.M. Krolman
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After disclosing the vulnerability to vendors and awaiting a patch release by McAfee, Jason presented the proof of concept methodology at the conference by successfully executing malicious code on target machines that were fully protected by anti virus ‘resident shield’ software.
The principle behind the vulnerability is that although AV software is supposed to alert a user when malicious code is detected and block its execution, the tested AV products only detected the malicious code AFTER it had been executed and loaded to memory. This will result in successful infection of the target machine using any known payload, such as a Zeus trojan.
The flaw resides in the way AV products deal with protocol handlers. A full write up by Jason detailing proof of concept exploitation can be found here.
Vulnerable Anti-Virus Products
CVE-2010-3496 – McAfee – patch available
CVE-2010-3497 – Symantec/Norton – recommends purchasing additional Firewall software (this is like putting a band-aid on a severed limb)
CVE-2010-3498 – AVG – no reply from vendor
CVE-2010-3499 – F-Secure – Working fix into next release
(YOUTUBE) – On August 23, 2010 Liberty activists from the Orlando area gathered in front of Orlando City Hall to intentionally violate a City Ordinance banning “Group Feeding” (25 or more persons) within a 2 mile radius of city hall.. All local media was alerted prior to our demonstration and City Hall members were even invited to join us.
We violated this law and were able to feed over 100 homeless people without any confrontations with local law enforcement. We hope to continue this trend and explore the freedom of assembly by applying the same tactic to Public Assembly Ordinances.
And This is Just Phase One Ladies and Gentlemen! 😉
Nick Spence, macworld.co.uk
Jun 17, 2010 11:30 am
US cops are employing Apple’s iPhone to help identify potential criminals.
The system, known as MORIS (Mobile Offender Recognition and Identification System), lets police officers take a snap of a suspect and upload it to a secure network to be analysed.
If a biometric match is found, the identity, photo and background information of any suspect is transmitted back to the police officer’s iPhone reports the Daily Mail newspaper.
Currently being tested by the gang unit at Brockton police in Massachusetts, the iPhone app is expected to be rolled out across 28 police departments and 14 sheriff departments in the state.
“This is something the officers can access when they are out on the road,” Police Chief William Conlon told the Mail. “We are not going to just randomly stop people. It will be used when someone has done something.”
Sean Mullin, CEO of BI2 Technologies, the company behind the technology used by the app added: “MORIS finally gives law enforcement the most essential tool they need on the street – the ability to know exactly who they are dealing with, and the background and risk factors associated with that individual, in seconds.”
“The need and demand for the capability provided by MORIS is overwhelming. It is not an overstatement to say that this may be the most significant technological advance for law enforcement since the introduction of radios. It’s that significant.”