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Last year I wrote a column you may want to re-read.

I noted that “Privacy has become an anachronism. The privacy the
founding fathers so cherished is now merely a footnote in history (that
is, in those classes where pre-20th century history is even taught).”
The response from readers was extraordinary (and that was long before
WorldNetDaily was getting millions of daily readers). The stated goals
of the one-world-globalist-bastards are being achieved through
methodical, consistent incrementalism.

When I introduced WorldNetDaily to Echelon, I wrote, “This system is
called ECHELON, and has been kicking around in some form longer than I
have. The result of the UKUSA treaty signed by the United States, United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand was, and is, to have a vast
global intelligence monster which allegedly shares common goals. The
system is so ‘efficient’ that reportedly National Security Agency (NSA)
folk from Fort Meade can work from Menwith Hill in England to intercept
local communications without either nation having to burden themselves
with the formality of seeking approval or disclosing the operation.”

This is not a science fiction movie of the week. This is a very real
and integral part of globalist policy. Echelon, “A global electronic spy
network that can eavesdrop on every telephone, e-mail and telex
communication around the world will be officially acknowledged for the
first time in a European Commission report. …” My sources and written
reports noted, “Within Europe all e-mail, telephone and fax
communications are routinely intercepted by the United States National
Security Agency, transferring all target information from the European
mainland via the strategic hub of London, then by satellite to Fort
Meade in Maryland via the crucial hub at Menwith Hill, in the North York
moors in the UK.

“The ECHELON system forms part of the UKUSA system but unlike many of
the electronic spy systems developed during the Cold War, ECHELON is
designed primarily for non-military targets: governments, organizations
and businesses in virtually every country.”

Echelon is old news to those who follow Big Brother’s incremental
agenda to undermine, abrogate and ignore our Constitution and Bill of
Rights. European papers acknowledged it last year, and Dr. John Coleman
of The World In Review exposed it years ago. FBI Director Louis Freeh
has been struggling to bridle and control cyberspace almost since first
landing in the Director’s chair. Virtually everything cyber-related,
from the subtle to the complex, Freeh and his co-conspirators want
government to control, gatekeeper, or — as an absolute minimum –
monitor.

Meanwhile, stuff happens, and another shoe has dropped. Thursday
last, The Guardian reported under the headline “Intercepting the
Internet” that “European commission documents obtained this week reveal
plans to require manufacturers and operators to build in ‘interception
interfaces’ to the Internet and all future digital communications
systems.” What the hell are “interception interfaces”? Who controls
them? How are they used? What, if any oversight is there supposed to be
to protect that anachronistic concept of privacy?

“The plans, drafted by a U.S.-led international organization of
police and security agencies, will be proposed to EU Justice and Home
Affairs ministers at the end of May. They appear in Enfopol 19, a
restricted document leaked to the London-based
Foundation for Information Policy Research.”

OK, is this The Man from U.N.C.L.E., or CHAOS? Could it be SPECTER?

“A secret international organization is pushing through law to bring
in eavesdropping points for websites and other forms of digital
communication.” Maybe this is Louis Freeh’s Christmas present from
President Clinton in recognition of the FBI’s selective memory loss, and
preferential malfeasance? “A German tapping center could (would)
intercept Internet messages in Britain, or a British detective could
listen to Dutch phone calls. There could even be several tapping centers
listening in at once.” Then I suppose extracts could be made available
to Larry Flynt and James Carville for their pay-per-view cable show.

This insidious policy was apparently formulated at what was supposed
to be secret meetings of an organization reportedly founded by the FBI.
This newest initialed bureaucratic aggressor is known as the
International Law Enforcement Telecommunications Seminar (ILETS). It
includes police and security agents from up to 20 countries including
Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and — get this — they
have been meeting regularly for seven years.

The FBI founded this ILETS group in 1993. Why? Well after “repeatedly
failing to persuade the U.S. Congress to pass a new law requiring
manufacturers and operators to build in a national tapping network, free
of charge” they apparently did what the administration has (and arguably
will do) whenever confronted with an uncooperative Congress. (“Congress?
Congress? We don’t need no stinking Congress!”) ILETS has succeeded
since its creation in having its plans adopted as EU policy and enacted
into national legislation in a growing number of countries.

Some may argue (wrongly) that “that’s just Europe. It could never
happen HERE.” Reality check: ILETS was founded by our FBI. As I noted
last year in this space, “It is illegal for the United States to spy on
its citizens … kinda. The laws have been circumvented by a mutual pact
among five nations. Under the terms of UKUSA agreement, Britain spies on
Americans and America spies on British citizens, and then the two
conspirators trade data. A classic technical finesse. It is legal, but
the intent to evade the spirit is inescapable. Perception is NOT
reality. The London Telegraph reported in December of ’97 that the Civil
liberties Committee of the European Parliament had officially confirmed
the existence and purpose of ECHELON.”

The prophecy of Orwell, Huxley and others are becoming reality. Can
the “Thought Police” be far behind?

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