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ATS: California National Guard Being Investigated For Running A Spy Unit

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posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 09:54 AM
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Members of the California legislature are investigating allegations that a unit of the states National Guard has been established for the purposes of spying. State Senator Joseph Dunn said that he has ordered the Guard to turn over all the documents regarding the unit. Dunn, who heads the budget subcommittee that overseas its funding, has requested the information from the unit known as the Information Synchronization, Knowledge Management and Intelligence Fusion program. The commander of the unit was unavailable to explain its function according to a guard spokesman.

 



sacunion.com
MATHER, Calif.—A California congresswoman and a state senator are planning plan separate hearings into whether a California National Guard unit was established as a spy agency.

Guard spokesmen denied that was the unit’s intent but declined to make the unit’s commander available for an interview to fully explain its function.

State Sen. Joseph Dunn, D-Garden Grove, whose budget subcommittee oversees funding for the California National Guard, said Tuesday he has ordered the Guard to turn over all documents about the unit, formally called the Information Synchronization, Knowledge Management and Intelligence Fusion program. That would include any information collected about citizens.


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This is more than a bit scary to say the least. It was carried on the radio yesterday, but nary a mention in the national press. If this unit has been developed to spy internally it raises huge questions about control of the National Guard and who exactly is pulling the strings. A guard spokesman claims that no data has been collected but how many of you feel assured by that? No doubt the shredders have been working overtime.


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posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 10:15 AM
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Move along now, nothing to see here citizen


I remember seeing a story about a year ago (I think) about an anti-war group in CA. The group was mostly made up of middle-aged folks, some over 50 who gathered every week for lemonade and nibbles. They were shocked to find out that one of the group, who had joined them for some time, was actually a plant from the local police department


Dissent, in any form it seems, is not welcome these days and you never know who you may be expressing your views to, and whether someone is building a file on you.



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 10:19 AM
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A guard spokesman claims that no data has been collected


Sure, we always have whole units tasked to collecting data that never collect data...


It's nice to know the national guard can pick up the slack when all the other intelligence agencies can't make their spying on citizens quota.



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 10:22 AM
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But it really begs the question: For whom is this data being collected? and on whom?

Is the Governator in control?
Or elements within the legislature?
Or is the control elsewhere like say Rumsfields desk?



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 02:17 PM
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California's National Guard has set up a special intelligence unit intended to help local law enforcement deal with terrorist threats and integrate statewide investigations with international anti-terrorism initiatives, according to a newspaper report.

Guard officials say the new unit, established last year, will not violate long-standing rules barring the military from gathering information on American citizens.

Col. Robert J. O'Neill, director of the new program, said he sees the unit as a one-stop shop for local, state and national law enforcement to share information.
Source


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posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 03:49 PM
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Yes its all true. When the National guard sends people through basic training they learn many things. rifle marksmenship, land navigation and internal spying.



posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 04:06 PM
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That's crazy and doesn't surprise at all. Other Intel agencies are delegating - they've modernised and are "outsourcing". A crash course in Howtobeaspy 101 - a special day course offered by the National Guard. Prerequisites: Intense patriotism and time on your hands, lots of it. Our website makes for a highly convenient central intel block - best we check available CVs for any suspicious ties to the National Guard and then... feed them tons of misinformation



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 01:04 AM
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What do you want? A military organization with no Military Intelligence capability? I realize it is an oxymoron, but ESSENTIAL to the conduct of any offensive or defensive combat operation- anywhere the Enemy is. That's what the Patriot Act was all about: untying the hands of our defenders in a war with no front lines. I say more power to them. And lets just hope they are the baddest, smartest, most effective MI ever seen on this planet. They are on OUR side, people. The life they save may be your own.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by chris0576
Yes its all true. When the National guard sends people through basic training they learn many things. rifle marksmenship, land navigation and internal spying.

OK, Im not thinking clearly today....have a slight headache.

But are you serious with that statement? The internal spying part?

Thanks



posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by chris0576
Yes its all true. When the National guard sends people through basic training they learn many things. rifle marksmenship, land navigation and internal spying.


Let me get this right you are saying they teach internal spying in basic training?

Yeah right and anyone believing that can buy the ocean front property I have in North Dakota.



posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 03:20 PM
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They are on OUR side, people.


It would be comforting to believe that, unfortunately I don't.

Authorities act for their own benefit, not for the benefit of those they claim to "protect." There are ten thousand or so years of recorded history to make this fact clear, for anyone who wants to look.



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