Remember Rex 84? This article is quite interesting.
Michael Snyder has provided details on Main Core, a list of some 8 million or more names compiled by the CIA and U.S. intelligence. The individuals on the Main Core list, he writes, will be rounded up after the Constitution is suspended and martial law imposed.
Main Core is not a secret. Snyder points to a Wikipedia entry describing the database:
Main Core is the code name of a database maintained since the 1980s by the federal government of the United States. Main Core contains personal and financial data of millions of U.S. citizens believed to be threats to national security. The data, which comes from the NSA, FBI, CIA, and other sources, is collected and stored without warrants or court orders. The database’s name derives from the fact that it contains “copies of the ‘main core’ or essence of each item of intelligence information on Americans produced by the FBI and the other agencies of the U.S. intelligence community.”
Senator Feinstein, Rep. Mike Rogers and the apologists for high-tech tyranny insist the NSA’s Prism and Boundless Informant are about protecting us from terrorists. If you are a student of history, however, you will realize this is nonsense. If you know anything about Continuity of Government measures implemented following September 11, 2001 and earlier programs like Rex 84 and Operation Garden Plot, you already have a sneaking suspicion the NSA’s massive surveillance operation has nothing to do with al-Qaeda. It’s about collecting data on American citizens, specifically the eight or so million compiled in the Main Core database.
Following Edward Snowden’s revelations on the NSA, Washington’s Blog posted a quote from investigative journalist Christopher Ketcham, who wrote five years ago that our private information
…seems to be fair game for collection without a warrant: the e-mail addresses you send to and receive from, and the subject lines of those messages; the phone numbers you dial, the numbers that dial in to your line, and the durations of the calls; the Internet sites you visit and the keywords in your Web searches; the destinations of the airline tickets you buy; the amounts and locations of your ATM withdrawals; and the goods and services you purchase on credit cards. All of this information is archived on government supercomputers and, according to sources, also fed into the Main Core database.
Ketcham of Radar Magazine arrived at the following conclusion, well before the New York Times and the rest of the corporate media reported the latest revelation about the NSA and peddled the lame excuse that it is all about saving us from stereotypical Muslim terrorists who hate us for our freedom:
There exists a database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived “enemies of the state” almost instantaneously. He and other sources tell Radar that the database is sometimes referred to by the code name Main Core. One knowledgeable source claims that 8 million Americans are now listed in Main Core as potentially suspect. In the event of a national emergency, these people could be subject to everything from heightened surveillance and tracking to direct questioning and possibly even detention.
The NSA’s Prism and Boundless Informant represent only the latest details of a story stretching back decades. The national security state has spent years and expended billions of dollars in a coordinated effort to categorize and monitor enemies of the state.
“Investigations this past winter by groups such as the ACLU and some media outlets have revealed numerous occasions of FBI, Defense Department, and local police infiltration and monitoring of domestic peace groups,” Andy Dunn wrote in March, 2006. “Further, some of the details surrounding the NSA program and other surveillance operations point to a new paradigm in intelligence operations, which involve massive ‘datamining’ reminiscent of the government’s supposedly shelved Total Information Awareness program.”
Dunn notes that the state, beginning with the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, has consistently spied upon and regularly persecuted a large number of official political enemies, an effort that realized its nadir with the FBI’s COINTELPRO beginning in the 1960s, a counter intelligence program consisting of illegal, violent and unethical tactics designed to stifle legitimate political activism in the United States. Evidence reveals that COINTELPRO was not dismantled, as the FBI and the government maintained, but was continued.
“Additionally, the now huge ‘national security state’ of dozens of federal and military intelligence agencies conducted similar acts, sometimes coordinated with and sometimes competing against COINTELPRO,” Dunn writes. “The names of these operations sound like something from a 1960s spy show, like ‘The Man From Uncle’: Operation CHAOS, Projects RESISTANCE, MERRIMAC, MINARET, and SHAMROCK.”
Of course, the establishment media fails to draw the correct conclusion when it purports to cover the NSA surveillance program. Instead of national security state bureaucrats gone wild in a zealous drive to ferret out al-Qaeda and other bad guys, the massive NSA surveillance program is about discovering domestic enemies of the state that will be dealt with after martial law is declared under the ruse of a false flag attack or a catastrophic natural emergency. Source
Inslaw was mentioned so I looked into it. The article is linked below, but I will supply the Washington Insider article:
Part of that article that gives credence to these claims, and you will see the final paying of reparations to Inslaw:
The Octopus : The Secret Government and Death of Danny Casolaro
A provocative analysis of the mysterious death of journalist Danny Casolaro discusses the link between the death and high-level government conspiracy involving the Iran-Contra affair, the October Surprise, BCCI, and other political scandals and cover-ups. (Feral House, Feb. 1997. Order it through Amazon.com)
During the Clinton administration, allegations of politicization have been raised against the Justice Department. Concerns have been raised that the Justice Department, mainly through Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell (now resigned and convicted for fraud), has been, and still is used as an instrument for political purposes. During previous administrations, the Justice Department was accused of being controlled by arrogant bureaucrats who considered themselves above the law.
Probably the most glaring example of the latter is the Inslaw scandal that started in 1982, but is still covered up to this date according to several key players as well as Congressional aides.
Inslaw Inc. is a computer software company based in Washington, DC, owned by William and Nancy Hamilton. Inslaw markets case management software to courts and related justice agencies, to the insurance industry, to large law firms, and to the law departments of corporations. Inslaw’s principal asset is a highly sophisticated software program called PROMIS, a computer program which manages large amounts of information
A Justice Department Above the Law
In 1982, Inslaw won a contract with the Department of Justice to install PROMIS in U.S. attorney’s offices. The person assigned by the Department to manage the contract, however, was one C. Madison Brewer, who had just been fired by Inslaw. Just one month after the contract was signed, Mr. Brewer recommended that it be terminated even though Inslaw was performing as agreed. The Department stole the software because it felt that it was above private property law.
The Justice Department withheld payment for the software, and Inslaw went into bankruptcy. Inslaw hired former Attorney General Elliot Richardson as their attorney. Richardson filed a civil suit claiming that Inslaw had been the victim of a conspiracy by the Justice Department.
In 1987, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Bason ruled in favor of Inslaw and awarded Hamilton $6.8 million, saying that Justice Department officials “took, converted and stole” PROMIS through “trickery, fraud and deceit.” Judge Bason lived to regret his ruling when his reappointment was denied in a highly unusual move. Bason was replaced with one of the Justice Department lawyers who had argued the Inslaw case.
The Inslaw case had now reached the level of a full government conspiracy.
Investigative Reporter Danny Casolaro was investigating possible links between BCCI, Iran-Contra, and Inslaw. He called the covert operation, in which the CIA was involved, “The Octopus.”
The Justice Department started sharing the illegally obtained PROMIS software with other agencies, including intelligence agencies where PROMIS was modified for intelligence purposes and sold to foreign intelligence operations in Israel, Jordan, and other places. Michael Risconsciuto of the Wakenhut security firm has testified that he was contracted to install a “trap door” in the software to allow the CIA to tap into PROMIS software worldwide. It appears that the original petty crimes of the Justice Department have led to the exposure of a sensitive national security operation.
As Casolaro continued his investigation he started to receive death threats. He told his brother, “if there was an accident and he died, not to believe it.” On August 11, 1991, Casolaro was found dead in the bathtub of a hotel room in Martinsburg, Virginia, where he had a meeting with a U.S. Army Special Forces covert intelligence officer.
Following the death of Casolaro, Inslaw Attorney Elliot Richardson called for an investigation. “It’s hard to come up with any reason for his death, other than he was deliberately murdered because he was so close to uncovering sinister elements of what he called “The Octopus,” Richardson said.
A Full Government Conspiracy
After several appeals, Judge Bason’s ruling was finally reversed on technical jurisdictional grounds in 1991. The Senate started investigating the Inslaw scandal and found even more troubling information: its investigation was hampered by an unwillingness by Justice Department officials to cooperate, and because key documents were reported missing or lost by the Department.
According to sworn testimony before the Committee, high level Justice Department officials conspired to steal the PROMIS software and secretly convert it to use by domestic and foreign intelligence services.
Ronald LeGrand, Chief Investigator for the for the Senate Judiciary Committee told Hamilton and Richardson that a trusted Justice Department source had confided that Inslaw “was a lot dirtier for the Department of Justice than Watergate had been, both in its breath and depth.”
After several Congressional investigations concluded wrongdoing by the Justice Department and called for the appointment of a special prosecutor, Attorney General William Barr in 1992 appointed lawyer Nicholas Bua to investigate the Inslaw scandal. Bua impaneled a grand jury, but dismissed it midway through the investigation, allegedly because it was giving credence to the allegations and constituted a “runaway” grand jury.
In June 1993 the Bua report was released. It cleared Justice officials of any wrong doing in the case.
Inslaw Attorney Elliot Richardson issued a statement saying, “What I have seen of [the report] is remarkable both for its credulity in accepting at face value denials of complicity in wrongdoing against Inslaw and for its failure to pursue leads making those denials implausible.”
On July 12, 1993 Inslaw submitted a 90-page rebuttal of the Bua report to Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell. The rebuttal offered evidence that the Bua report was false. What Inslaw probably did not know at time, however, was that Webster Hubbell’s and White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster apparently were linked to both Iran-Contra and Inslaw through two Arkansas companies called Park-on-Meter and Systematics.
On July 20, 1993 Vince Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park. Three days later, attorney Paul Wilcher, allegedly investigating “The Octopus” was found dead.
- Mar 27 1995 Whitewater Update
- Starr Probing Links to Inslaw Murder
- May 29 1995 Vince Foster’s Frequent Travels
- Aug 14 1995 Whitewater Update
- Foster’s ties to the National Security Acency
- Aug 21 1995 Interview with Jim Norman, Author of “Fostergate”
- Mr. Norman sheds light on what is really behind the death of Vince Foster
- Aug 28 1995 Newsweek Mounts Counteroffensive Against Fostergate
- Sep 11 1995 Newsweek’s Attack on Internet Conspiracy Theorists
- Sep 18 1995 Newsweek Described as Official Disinformation Organ
- Sep 18 1995 Official Foster Investigation Intensifies
- Sep 18 1995 Foster was Indeed Subject of Counterintelligence Investigation
- Sep 18 1995 White House Responds to Foster Conspiracy Theories
- Sep 25 1995 Is Foster Key to “The Octopus?”
- Sep 25 1995 Letters to the Editor
- Jim Norman Responds to Claims by Sarah McClendon
- Open Letter to the Editor
- Well worth the Money
- Sep 25 1995 Foster’s Ties to Israelis Questioned
Congress Finally Acts on Inslaw
After Inslaw owner Bill Hamilton distributed a report on the Inslaw scandal to each member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressmen Jack Brooks (D-TX) and Charlie Rose (D-NC) tried to enact a bill that would force an investigation of the Justice Department and the death of Danny Casolaro, and pay reparations to the owners of Inslaw. Among the allegations in the bill:
- The following criminal statutes may have been violated by certain high level Justice officials and private individuals:
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 371–Conspiracy to commit an offense.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 654–Officer or employee of the United States converting the property of another.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1341–Fraud.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1343–Wire fraud.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1505–Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies and committees.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1512–Tampering with a witness.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1513–Retaliation against a witness.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1621–Perjury.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1951–Interference with commerce by threats or violence (RICO).
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 1961 et seq: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 2314–Transportation of stolen goods, securities, moneys.
- `18 U.S.C. Sec. 2315–Receiving stolen goods.
The bill, H.R. 4862 was introduced in the House on July 29, 1994, but died without any action by the Democratic leadership in the waning days of the 103rd Congress.
Under the new Republican leadership, Senator Orrin Hatch introduced a similar bill, S. 740. On May 3, 1995, the Senate voted to commit the bill, which would pay reparations to the owners of Inslaw, to the chief judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a report thereon.
Last updated September 24, 1996.
[Sources: Karen-Lee Bixman, U.S. House Resolution 4862, Rep. Charlie Rose]
I found this youtube account dealing with these subjects: