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Posted by Xaniel777 on April 23, 2012

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Monsanto: The Real Cyberdyne

 

From Alexander Higgins Blog

Posted by  – April 23, 2012

Proving once again that fact is indeed as strange as fiction, the Monsanto Company could singlehandedly cause TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It).

Daisy Luther
Inalienably Yours
April 22nd, 2012

If ever there was a company that embodied evil, it would be the Monsanto Company.

Monsanto - The Real Cyberdyne

The combination of unfettered corporate greed, a eugenics agenda and corrupt political manipulation forms an unholy trinity that could make Monsanto the real Cyberdyne Systems. 

In the Terminator movies, Cyberdyne Systems created the artificial intelligence computer system Skynet, which destroyed most life on earth and forced survivors to live.

Proving once again that fact is indeed as strange as fiction, the Monsanto Company could singlehandedly cause TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It).

The History of Monsanto

Monsanto was started in St. Louis, Missouri in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, whose background was in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Beginning as it would continue, the first product made by Monsanto was saccharin, a controversial artificial sweetener now banned in many countries for its links to cancer.

Over the last century, Monsanto was responsible for bringing many controversial substances to the market.

  • Saccharin

  • Agent Orange

  • DDT

  • Aspartame

  • Bovine Growth Hormone

Initially a chemical company, it wasn’t until 1982 that Monsanto branched into agriculture, immediately tying the chemical background to the formerly wholesome business of growing food. 

Monsanto was determined to improve on nature and by the late 1980s had begun trials with genetically modified crops.

Monsanto and the Court System

Monsanto is no stranger to either side of the courtroom. In effort to eradicate the family farm, Monsanto has taken many farmers to court for patent infringement. 

Farms unfortunate enough to be downwind of Monsanto have been sued because of cross-pollination with Monsanto plants from neighbouring farms. 

Because these farmers did not purchase seeds from Monsanto, they were “stealing” the benefits of this genetic engineering, and thus, successfully sued until they lost their businesses to the greedy company.

Farmers have incurred millions of dollars in judgements, sometimes even being required to pay for Monsanto’s investigation of their crops and Monsanto’s legal expenses. 

According to the Center for Food Safety, the odds are stacked against the farmers. “Monsanto has an annual budget of $10 million dollars and a staff of 75 devoted solely to investigating and prosecuting farmers.”

Monsanto has been in the defendant’s seat as well.  The chemical giant recently settled for an undisclosed amount with the residents of Nitro, West Virginia in a class action lawsuit over the production of the carcinogenic chemical 2,4,5-T, an ingredient in herbicides and pesticides, as well as the banned “Agent Orange.”

A group of more than 300,000 organic farmers recently took a page from Monsanto’s book and sued the company because they found through testing that their crops had been “tainted” by genetically modified plants growing nearby.

The case, unfortunately, was dismissed.

Monsanto’s Incestuous Relationship with the Federal Government

Part of the reason Monsanto has been so successful in the courtroom has been the company’s incestuous ties to the US de facto government. 

Despite the blatant conflicts of interest, Monsanto executives have held Cabinet, judicial and policy-making positions in the Bush, Clinton and Obama administrations. 

When you’re sleeping with the enemy, the enemy tends to get away with all manner of crimes.

Michael Taylor:  VP of Monsanto à Deputy Commissioner of the FDA

Roger Beachy:  Director of the Danforth Plant Science Center (paid for by Monsanto) à director of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Elena Kagan:  Obama Solicitor General (when she famously took Monsanto’s side against organic farmers in the Roundup Ready Alfalfa case) àUS Supreme Court justice.

Clarence Thomas:  General Counsel for Monsanto àUS Supreme Court justice.

Margaret Miller:  Monsanto supervisor à Deputy Director of Human Food Safety
Donald Rumsfield: Board of Directors for Monsanto’s Searle Pharmaceuticals à US Secretary of Defense

Ann Veneman:  Monsanto Board of Directors à US Secretary of Agriculture

Linda Fisher: Assistant Administrator at the EPA àVP of Monsanto àDeputy Administrator of the EPA

Dr. Michael A.Friedman: Deputy Commisioner of the FDA àSenior VP of Monsanto

Monsanto’s Corporate Bedfellows

Monsanto’s collusion goes further than mere ties with government.  The power-mad and wealthy seem to be magnetically drawn to the company.

Recently, public depopulation proponent Bill Gates bought half a million shares in Monsanto and began “gifting” Monsanto seeds to farmers in Third World countries. 

These farmers will be permanently tied to Monsanto, as the self-terminating seeds will have to be repurchased every year.

Monsanto’s Board of Directors has ties to corporate giants such as McDonalds, Cisco Systems, Sara Lee, Lockheed Martin and Proctor and Gamble, to name a few.

Monsanto has sponsored exhibits at Disneyworld and Disneyland.

Monsanto has tentacles in the following companies through mergers and spin-offs:  GD Searle, the Nutrasweet Company, Pharmacia, Upjohn, Eli Lilly & Co., Seminis, Delta and Pine Land Company, and De Ruiter Seeds.

Starving Amidst Abundance

Perhaps the most disturbing issue with Monsanto and their products is the fact that the genetically engineered food is simply untested – we don’t know the full repercussions from eating this stuff.

Animal studies in Europe have proven that animals fed a GMO diet are more likely to suffer from organ failure. 

The study concluded, “It is unacceptable to submit 500 million Europeans and several billions of consumers worldwide to the new pesticide GM-derived foods or feed, this being done without more controls (if any) than the only 3-month-long toxicological tests.”

Other studies have shown disturbing results like stomach lesions, increased risk of anaphylactic shock, increased antibiotic resistance, and toxins in the bloodstreams of newborns.

We aren’t allowed to be warned about GMOs either. 

Although Obama promised labeling of GMO foods appearing at your local grocery store, it’s yet another campaign promise that has never been fulfilled. 

The state of Vermont is currently being sued by Monsanto for labeling GMO foods.

The FDA has also refused to force GMO producers to label their food. 

At this point, the only way you can be sure you are getting your food as nature intended it is to pay high prices for organic foods.

Monsanto has changed the face of world agriculture to the point that each trip to the grocery store results in a lottery of genetic mutations. 

Will the tomato that you eat today cause bleeding ulcers tomorrow? 

Will the gmo corn that insinuates itself into 90% of processed foods cause your child to have a resistance to antibiotics that might otherwise save her life?

Are you missing important nutrients by consuming these foods, causing you to overeat to attempt to satiate your need for vitamins and minerals?

Monsanto has been publicly accused of mishandling toxic chemicals.  Many of the items the company has brought to market have since been banned, which suggests proper testing was not done in the first place. 

With all of Monsanto’s criminal accessories in the US de facto government, as well as Big Pharma and other corporate entities, is it any stretch to question the company’s mutation of our food supply?

Amidst all of this genetically modified abundance, wouldn’t it be ironic to perish from malnutrition?

Monsanto Plays Monopoly

With the world’s farms as its gameboard, Monsanto is aggressively taking over agriculture. 

As mentioned above, one of the primary ways Monsanto removes the competition is through lawsuits that regular farmers can not afford.

Another tactic used by Monsanto is that of genetically engineering seeds to be self-terminating. 

Quite simply, Monsanto seeds can be used to grow one plant.  The time-honored practice of carefully harvesting seeds from plants so that they can be reused will not work with Monsanto seeds because they have been sterilized.

The donations of Monsanto seeds to Third World countries is, then, somewhat akin to the drug dealer who gives his clients a “free sample” for their first hit.  The client has no choice but to come back.

The creation of the self-terminating seed causes a revolving need for more seeds every year. 

If plants grown in subsequent years are found to have some residual DNA from previous Monsanto plantings, the farmer knows he will be sued and lose everything.  The farmer is unable to propagate from previous crops. 

Monsanto has created a customer who has no option but to purchase from them year after year.

As a method to take over the world, what better way than to control the source from which all food comes? 

If the ONLY seeds are one day these modified sterile creations, what happens when those seeds disappear? 

What happens if Monsanto stops producing the seeds? 

What if seeds become regulated and only distributed in certain amounts to certain growers?

Starvation on a scale more massive than the world has ever seen occurs.

Control is complete and absolute.

This is the ultimate power.

“Who controls the food supply controls the people.”

~ Henry Kissinger

Sources :

Exposing Monsanto’s Minions

Monsanto and Its Legacy with the FDA

Monsanto’s Super Weeds and Mutant Bugs

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Sheila Jackson Lee Partners with DHS, Brings TSA to Houston Metro

From The Intel Hub

theintelhub.com
By Derrick Broze
April 23, 2012

This article was originally published on April 16th.

Contributed by Houston Free Thinkers

>Note: If you would like to express your discontent for the TSA being on our cities Buses please attend METRO’s Board Meeting this Thursday April 26th, 2012 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be taking place at 1900 Main St. on the Second Floor ( Houston TX), and if you wish to speak for 3 minutes you must call (713) 739-4834 at least 48 hours in advance.

Two years ago we wrote about the Arrival of the Police State. We offered examples showing the use of excessive police and government action. Then in January 2011, we asked, Houston, Are You Free?, highlighting the growing local control grid being created.

Fast forward to 2012 and we are facing a culture killing Noise OrdinanceA Food Ordinance which attacks our ability to freely share,  and now, as of April 13th, 2012 the TSA has  partnered with Houston Metro.

Originally only at the airports, the TSA has since began to expand across America in the form of Visible Intermodal Preparedness and Response or VIPR Teams. Most recently cropping up in Amtrack stations in Florida and other cities, and setting up illegal checkpoints on state highways in Tennessee.

Now, Houston will be taking part in a national pilot program known as Bus Safe involving the DHS, TSA, Metro Police, Harris County Constables, and Congress woman Sheila Jackson Lee. The program is designed “to detect, prevent and address latent criminal activity or behavior“.

The program will allow for Houstonians to have their 4th amendment violated by forcing them to submit to random bag searches, K-9 sweeps, as well as the presence of uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms.

Interestingly enough, the title of  Metro’s Press Release makes no mention of the TSA or random bag searches, instead it is listed under the title “METRO ROLLS OUT BICYCLES AND BUS RACKS FOR 2012 HOUSTON BIKE TO WORK DAY.

Houston Free Thinker, Phillip Levine was present at the press conference at the Wheeler Station off 4500 Main and witnessed DHS, and Metro Police question passengers who were exiting buses about their destinations and their reasons for riding the bus.

“When I arrived at Wheeler I got off the stage and instantly noticed the massive police presence. The police presence consisted of DHS, metro police, HPD, TSA, and Harris county police officers. They were going on to buses searching and stopping people for questions.

Apparently Shelia Jackson Lee was there pushing for more security like what I was viewing. I asked the TSA agent if there was gonna be a bigger presence of metro or TSA. He said both,” Levine said in an email.

Houston already has the TSA and body scanners at both airports, 300 cameras donated from the DHS placed around downtown, and now the American version of the Nazi SS has found its way to the cites bus stations.

It is not much of a surprise to see Sheila Jackson Lee push the status quo agenda of police state measures.

She is on record using fear and 9/11 propaganda to push the TSA on our city, citing that if we remove the TSA “We are looking forward to returning to 9/11.”

As we told you before, we must put an end to the 4th amendment violations, and forced radiation scans.

The TSA has recently been called useless by a Counter Terrorism Expert, possibly because they have allowed over 25,000 security breaches since 2001.

If we do not take a stand now, and realize that we can not give up our freedoms in the pursuit of safety, we will find ourselves stripped of every freedom brave men and women fought and died for.

Now more than ever we must educate our brothers and sisters on their own importance in the current Awakening. Protest, make videos, write letters, prepare, vote for freedom candidates.

We must push for the ideas of freedom, voluntary association, and mutual benefit in every avenue we have available. Continue to push for freedom everywhere you go and do not submit.

Henry David Thoreau wrote, “If.. The machine of government.. Is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.”

LIVE FREE. THINK FREE.

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Ron Paul: Doesn’t Plan On Quitting, Neither Should You!

 

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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Facing Legal Trouble – The Rise of Ron Paul

 

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Senator Warned in ’75: “NSA’s Capability Could Be Turned Around On The American People”

From 12160info

“No American Would Have Any Privacy Left …There Would Be No Place To Hide. [If A Dictator Ever Took Over, The N.S.A.] Could Enable It To Impose Total Tyranny, And There Would Be No Way To Fight Back”

Washington’s Blog
April 22, 2012

Senator Church’s Prophetic Warning

Senator Frank Church – who chaired the famous “Church Committee” into the unlawful FBI Cointel program, and who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – said in 1975:

“Th[e National Security Agency’s]  capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide.  [If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A.] could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.“

Now, the NSA is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world’s most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone’s datapermanently.

The former head of the program for the NSA recently held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said:

We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state

So Senator Church’s warning was prophetic.

Spying Began Before 9/11

While you might assume that the NSA’s spying on Americans is a response to 9/11, the government’s illegal spying on Americans actually began before 9/11.

Bloomberg reported in 2006:

The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court.

“The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11,” plaintiff’s lawyer Carl Mayer said in a telephone interview. “This undermines that assertion.”

“The U.S. Department of Justice has stated that AT&T may neither confirm nor deny AT&T’s participation in the alleged NSA program because doing so would cause `exceptionally grave harm to national security’ and would violate both civil and criminal statutes,” AT&T spokesman Dave Pacholczyk said in an e-mail.

U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Charles Miller and NSA spokesman Don Weber declined to comment.

And see this and this.

In other words, the NSA’s trashing of the constitutional rights of American citizens had nothing to do with 9/11.

NSA Heard the 9/11 Hijackers’ Plans from Their Own Mouths … But Didn’t Stop Them

Indeed, the NSA was listening in on the 9/11 hijackers’ phone calls before 9/11, but didn’t do a whole lot to stop them:

  • The National Security Agency and the FBI were each independently listening in on the phone calls between the supposed mastermind of the attacks and the lead hijacker. Indeed, the FBI built its own antenna in Madagascar specifically to listen in on the  mastermind’s phone calls

  • According to various sources, on the day before 9/11, the mastermind told the lead hijacker “tomorrow is zero hour” and gave final approval for the attacks. The NSA intercepted the message that day and the FBI was likely also monitoring the mastermind’s phone calls

  • According to the Sunday Herald, two days before 9/11, Bin Laden called his stepmother and told her “In two days, you’re going to hear big news and you’re not going to hear from me for a while.” U.S. officials later told CNN that “in recent years they’ve been able to monitor some of Bin Laden’s telephone communications with his [step]mother. Bin Laden at the time was using a satellite telephone, and the signals were intercepted and sometimes recorded.” Indeed, before 9/11, to impress important visitors, NSA analysts would occasionally play audio tapes of bin Laden talking to his stepmother.

  • And according to CBS News, at 9:53 a.m on 9/11, just 15 minutes after the hijacked plane had hit the Pentagon, “the National Security Agency, which monitors communications worldwide, intercepted a phone call from one of Osama bin Laden’s operatives in Afghanistan to a phone number in the former

    Soviet Republic of Georgia”, and secretary of Defense Rumsfeld learned about the intercepted phone call in real-time (if the NSA monitored and transcribed phone calls in real-time on 9/11, that implies that it probably did so in the months leading up to 9/11 as well)

As we reported in 2008, the NSA even monitored the hijackers within the United States:

We’ve previously pointed out that the U.S. government heard the 9/11 plans from the hijackers’ own mouth. Most of what we wrote about involved the NSA and other intelligence services tapping top Al Qaeda operatives’ phone calls outside the U.S.

However, as leading NSA expert James Bamford – the Washington  Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings for almost a decade, winner of a number of journalism awards for coverage national security issues, whose articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and the only author to write any books (he wrote 3) on the NSA – reports, the NSA was also tapping the hijackers’ phone calls inside the U.S.

Specifically, hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi lived in San Diego, California, for 2 years before 9/11. Numerous phone calls between al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi in San Diego and a high-level Al Qaeda operations base in Yemen were made in those 2 years.

The NSA had been tapping and eavesdropping on all calls made from that Yemen phone for years. So NSA recorded all of these phone calls.

Indeed, the CIA knew as far back as 1999 that al-Mihdhar was coming to the U.S. Specifically, in 1999, CIA operatives tailing al-Mihdha in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, obtained a copy of his passport. It contained visas for both Malaysia and the U.S., so they knew it was likely he would go from Kuala Lumpur to America.

ABC News reported in 2002:

Shortly before Sept. 11, NSA intercepts detected multiple phone calls from Abu Zubaida, bin Laden’s chief of  operations, to the United States. The intercepts were never passed on.

And Raw Story wrote in 2008:

Author James Bamford looked into the performance of the NSA … and found that it had been closely monitoring the 9/11 hijackers as they moved freely around the United States and communicated with Osama bin Laden’s operations centerin Yemen. The NSA had even tapped bin Laden’s satellite phone, starting in 1996.

“The NSA never alerted any other agency that the terrorists were in the United States and moving across the country towards Washington,”  Bamford told PBS.

PBS also found that “the 9/11 Commission never looked closely into NSA’s role in the broad intelligence breakdown behind the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. If they had, they would have understood the full extent to which the agency had major pieces of the puzzle but never put them together or disclosed their entire body of knowledge to the CIA and the FBI.”

In a review of Bamford’s book, former senator and 9/11 Commission member Bob Kerrey wrote, “As the 9/11 Commission later established, U.S. intelligence officials knew that al-Qaeda had held a  planning meeting in Malaysia, found out the names of two recruits who had been present — Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi — and suspected that one and maybe both of them had flown to Los Angeles. Bamford reveals that the NSA had been eavesdropping for months on their calls to Yemen, yet the agency ‘never made the effort’ to trace where the calls originated. ‘At any time, had the FBI been notified, they could have found Hazmi in a matter of seconds.’”

Former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer told PBS, “None of this information that we’re speaking about this evening’s in the 9/11 Commission report. They simply ignored all of it.”

Spying Unrelated to Keeping Us Safe

As we’ve previously documented, the spying isn’t being done to keep us safe … but to crush dissent

and to help the too big to fail businesses compete against smaller businesses (and here).

Indeed, the NSA monitoring efforts will not focus on spying on potential terrorists – or even criminal activity – but in recording every phone call, email, internet search or other communi….

Not Just the NSA: Other Agencies and Shady Foreign Groups Spying on Americans As Well

It’s not just the NSA.

As Nat Hentoff writes:

Thirty years after Church’s principled stand, the Washington Post reported that the NSA had already been  enlisting other intelligence
agencies
 to assist its surveillance of “people inside the country suspected of having terrorist connections” (“Bush Authorized Domestic Spying,” Dan Eggen, Dec. 16, 2005).

On what basis? That’s classified.

And Bamford reports that shady companies with ties to Israel are wiretapping Americans for t…:

One of the [National Security] agency’s biggest secrets is just how careless it is with that ocean of very private and very personal communications, much of it to and from Americans. Increasingly, obscure and questionable contractors — not government employees — install the taps, run the agency’s eavesdropping infrastructure, and do the listening and analysis.

And with some of the key companies building the U.S.’s surveillance infrastructure for the digital age employing unstable employees, crooked executives, and having troubling ties to foreign intelligence services, it’s not clear that Americans should trust the secretive agency ….

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Secretive contractors with questionable histories and little oversight were also used to do the actual bugging of the entire U.S. telecommunications network.

According to a former Verizon employee briefed on the program, Verint, owned by Comverse Technology, taps the communication lines at Verizon, which I first reported in my book The Shadow Factory in 2008. Verint did not return a call seeking comment, while Verizon said it does not comment on such matters.

At AT&T the wiretapping rooms are powered by software and hardware from Narus, now owned by Boeing, a discovery made by AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein in 2004. Narus did not return a call seeking comment.

What is especially troubling is that both companies have had extensive ties to Israel, as well as links to that country’s intelligence service, a country with a long and aggressive history of spying on the U.S.

In fact, according to Binney, the advanced analytical and data mining software the NSA had developed for both its worldwide and international eavesdropping operations was secretly passed to Israel by a mid-level employee, apparently with close connections to the country. The employee, a technical director in the Operations Directorate, “who was a very strong supporter of Israel,” said Binney, “gave, unbeknownst to us, he gave the software that we had, doing these fast rates, to the Israelis.”

Because of his position, it was something Binney should have been alerted to, but wasn’t.

“In addition to being the technical director,” he said, “I was the chair of the TAP, it’s the Technical Advisory Panel, the foreign relations council. We’re supposed to know what all these foreign countries, technically what they’re doing…. They didn’t do this that way, it was under the table.” After discovering the secret transfer of the technology, Binney argued that the agency simply pass it to them officially, and in that way get something in return, such as access to communications terminals. “So we gave it to them for switches,” he said.

“For access.”

But Binney now suspects that Israeli intelligence in turn passed the technology on to Israeli companies who operate in countries around the world, including the U.S. In return, the companies could act as extensions of Israeli intelligence and pass critical military, economic and diplomatic information back to them. “And then five years later, four or five years later, you see a Narus device,” he said. “I think there’s a connection there, we don’t know for sure.”

Narus was formed in Israel in November 1997 by six Israelis with much of its money coming from Walden Israel, an Israeli venture capital company. Its founder and
former chairman, Ori Cohen, once told Israel’s Fortune Magazine that his partners have done technology work for Israeli intelligence. And among the five founders was Stanislav Khirman, a husky, bearded Russian who had previously worked for Elta Systems, Inc. A division of Israel Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Elta specializes in developing advanced eavesdropping systems for Israeli defense and intelligence organizations. At Narus, Khirman became the chief technology officer.

A few years ago, Narus boasted that it is “known for its ability to capture and collect data from the largest networks around the world.”

The company says its equipment is capable of “providing unparalleled monitoring and intercept capabilities to service providers and government organizations around the world” and that “Anything that comes through [an Internet protocol network], we can  record. We can reconstruct all of their e-mails, along with attachments, see what Web pages they clicked on, we can reconstruct their [Voice over Internet Protocol] calls.”

Like Narus, Verint was founded by in Israel by Israelis, including Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, a former Israeli intelligence officer. Some 800 employees work for Verint, including 350 who are based in Israel, primarily working in research and development and operations,according to the Jerusalem Post. Among its products is STAR-GATE, which according to the company’s sales literature, lets “service providers … access communications on virtually any type of network, retain  communication data for as long as required, and query and deliver content and data …” and was  [d]esigned to manage vast numbers of targets, concurrent sessions, call data records, and communications.”

In a rare and candid admission to Forbes, Retired Brig. Gen. Hanan Gefen, a former commander of the highly secret Unit 8200, Israel’s NSA, noted his former organization’s influence on Comverse, which owns Verint, as well as other Israeli companies that dominate the U.S. eavesdropping and surveillance market. “Take NICE, Comverse and Check Point for example, three of the largest high-tech companies, which were all directly influenced by 8200 technology,” said Gefen. “Check Point was founded by Unit alumni.  Comverse’s main product, the Logger, is based on the Unit’s technology.”

According to a former chief of Unit 8200, both the veterans of the group and much of the high-tech intelligence equipment they developed are now employed in high-tech firms around the world. “Cautious estimates indicate that in the past few years,” he told a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Ha’artez in 2000, “Unit 8200 veterans have set up some 30 to 40 high-tech companies, including 5 to 10 that were floated on Wall Street.” Referred to only as “Brigadier General B,” he added, “This correlation between serving in the intelligence Unit 8200 and starting successful high-tech companies is not coincidental: Many of the technologies in use around the world and developed in Israel were originally military technologies and were developed and improved by Unit veterans.”

Equally troubling is the issue of corruption. Kobi Alexander, the founder and former chairman of Verint, is now a fugitive, wanted by the FBI on nearly three dozen charges of fraud, theft, ly…. And two of his top associates at Comverse, Chief Financial Officer David Kreinberg and former General Counsel William F. Sorin, were also indicted in the scheme and later pleaded guilty, with both serving time in prison and paying millions of dollars in fines and penalties.

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Power companies exposed

 

Published on Apr 5, 2012 by 

As energy prices increase, so do the number of companies battling for your business, and some are resorting to aggressive and dishonest tactics.

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