COMMENTS - This is a must-read article. Note that: Arizona State is officially an NSA-designated university and more about the tools which will be applied to Americans, and for which we pay more contractors to develop. Look for subsection, "When Data Mining leads to Drone Strikes." Links to Parts I & II of IV are below. III and IV will be posted as they appear.
Arizona State is officially an NSA-designated university - See more at: http://www.occupy.com/article/exposed-pentagon-funds-new-data-mining-tools-track-and-kill-activists-part-i#sthash.KHlGIh3A.dpuf
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is funding a multimillion dollar university research program to develop new data mining and analysis tools for the U.S. military intelligence community to track political radicalism among British Muslims and other activist groups around the world.
Leading intelligence experts including former National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Drake – the whistleblower who inspired Edward Snowden – confirm that the tools are designed to enhance the intelligence community’s capabilities to identify potential terrorism suspects that could face a range of sanctions, from surveillance to no-fly injunctions to, at worst, being targeted for extrajudicial assassination via the CIA’s "kill lists."
But, they say, inherent flaws in the program are instead likely to facilitate the criminalization of political dissent and the targeting of innocent civilians – and that such trends are increasingly likely to affect not just "hostile theatres" abroad, but even domestic populations in the U.S., Britain and Europe. MORE