Saturday, February 09, 2008

FBI enlists private contractors

AlterNet on InfraGard, an FBI-sponsored, private, domestic militia, licensed to kill in the event of martial law:

"Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does -- and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials ...

"In November 2001, InfraGard had around 1,700 members. As of late January, InfraGard had 23,682 members, according to its website,, which adds that '350 of our nation's Fortune 500 have a representative in InfraGard.'"

[NB: Michael J. Hershman "is a co-founder of Transparency International, he is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Homeland Security Task Force and the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Mr. Hershman also serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of INFRAGARD an FBI program which links with the private sector for information exchange on homeland security issues." Source]

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