Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Whitlam Dies - Government Overthrown in Oz by British-USA Cabal
I think the legal word "traitor" is appropriate here...
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14
A typical recent a defense/intelligence insider...and NOT even mentioning Whitlam's removal for wanting to remove Pine Gap..or at least know what the **** was going on there and it be under some Aussie control....

Pine Gap's new spy role revealed

DateMay 31, 2015
  • Read later
Philip Dorling

  • [Image: 1433056261113.jpg]

An undated file of the radar domes of the top-secret joint US-Australian missile defence base at Pine Gap. Photo: AFP
Central Australia's Pine Gap spy base has taken on a new electronic surveillance role, making it a "multi-purpose mega-intelligence centre," as Australia and our allies massively increase interception of global satellite communications, a new report by leading espionage experts has revealed.
The United StatesAustralia Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap is now engaged in foreign satellite intelligence collection as part of the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance's "collect-it-all" surveillance of global internet and telecommunications traffic.
The new report by Australian National University emeritus professor Des Ball, British investigative journalist Duncan Campbell, Canadian intelligence researcher Bill Robinson and Melbourne University professor and Nautilus Institute researcher Richard Tanter, an independent policy think tank, draws upon secret intelligence documents leaked by former American intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and a wide range of publicly available information.

The authors, all with decades experience in researching intelligence activities, reveal a massive expansion of satellite communications surveillance capabilities by the US National Security Agency and its other Five Eyes partners, the Australian Signals Directorate, the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters, Canada's Communications Security Establishment and New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau.

The report shows the expansion of satellite communications interception has involved growth in the number of antennas located at Five Eyes intelligence facilities and the deployment of "multiple advanced quasi-parabolic multi-beam antennas, known as Torus, each of which can intercept up to 35 satellite communications beams."
"There are about 232 antennas available at identified current Five Eyes FORNSAT/COMSAT [foreign satellite/communications satellite interception] sites, about 100 more antennas than in 2000," the report states. "We conclude that development work at the observed Five Eyes FORNSAT/ COMSAT sites since 2000 has more than doubled coverage, and that adding Torus has more than trebled potential coverage of global commercial satellites."
The Torus interception network complements well-established satellite interception facilities including those operated by the Australian Signals Directorate at Kojarena, near Geraldton in Western Australia, and Shoal Bay, near Darwin.
The report also reveals that communications satellite interception is now being conducted from the top secret Joint Defence Facility at Pine Gap, near Alice Springs.
Pine Gap's original and still most important function is to serve as the ground control station for US National Reconnaissance Office signals intelligence satellites that intercept ballistic missile test telemetry and microwave telecommunications. In addition Pine Gap relays data from US missile launch detection/early warning satellites the Space-Based Infrared System.
As revealed by Fairfax Media in 2013, the facility also intercepts a very wide range of radio and mobile telephone communications to provide tactical intelligence support for US military operations across the Eastern hemisphere, including drone strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere.
Professor Ball and his colleagues show that Pine Gap's secret role in satellite communications interception probably began in the early 2000s and has been supported by the deployment of US Air Force intelligence detachments to the facility. A Torus multi-beam antenna was installed at Pine Gap in 2008.
Few details of the actual targeting of foreign satellite communications have been disclosed. However a 2012 National Security Agency document leaked by Mr Snowden revealed that the Australian Signals Directorate has accessed bulk call data from Indosat, Indonesia's domestic satellite telecommunications network including data on Indonesian officials in various government ministries.
Professor Ball said there has been "a fundamental transformation" in the role of the Pine Gap facility from "a highly specialised mission" to a "multi-agency, multi-purpose mega-intelligence centre."
"Pine Gap is engaged in 'collect-it-all' surveillance, military as well as civilian, linked directly to military operations, including drone strikes," he said.
He pointed out there have been no official statements about the expansion of Pine Gap's capabilities and called for "an informed public re-assessment" of the facility's roles.
"Each of these need to be re-evaluated, publicly justified," Professor Ball said.
Successive Defence Ministers have assured Parliament that Pine Gap operates with the "full knowledge and concurrence" of the Australian government.
In 2013 then Defence Minister Stephen Smith said the facility "delivers information on intelligence priorities such as terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and military and weapons developments" and that it "contributes to the verification of arms control and disarmament agreements".
He added that "concurrence" means that the Australian government approves the presence of a capability or function in Australia but "does not mean that Australia approves every activity or tasking undertaken".
The Australian government has repeatedly refused to comment on specific disclosures from documents leaked by Mr Snowden. Last year Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted that Australia would not use intelligence "to the detriment of other countries".
Philip Dorling is a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Invisible government Harry Dean 0 7,261 22-11-2016, 05:54 AM
Last Post: Harry Dean
  A Deep State of Mind: America’s Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup David Guyatt 0 3,379 29-10-2016, 08:56 AM
Last Post: David Guyatt
  Tom Hayden Dies at 76 Peter Lemkin 5 7,756 25-10-2016, 04:23 PM
Last Post: Peter Lemkin
  Guy Rundle on CIA involvement in the Whitlam dismissal - THE COUP D’ETAT THAT UNMADE AUSTRALIA Anthony Thorne 3 6,450 08-12-2015, 10:19 AM
Last Post: Magda Hassan
  Tomas Young, Veteran Author of ‘The Last Letter,’ Dies Peter Lemkin 2 3,376 11-11-2014, 09:39 PM
Last Post: Peter Lemkin
  British Parliament recognizes Palestine David Guyatt 3 4,186 15-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Last Post: David Guyatt
  Maya Angelou Dies at 86 - Great Writer and Freedom Fighter Peter Lemkin 4 4,045 30-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Last Post: Peter Lemkin
  A Locally Important Inventor Of Communist-Era Deception In Czechoslovakia Dies Peter Lemkin 0 2,553 07-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Last Post: Peter Lemkin
  Oldest known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110 Peter Lemkin 1 3,978 25-02-2014, 06:40 AM
Last Post: Peter Lemkin
  Sharon Dies. I shed no tears...... Peter Lemkin 12 5,781 13-01-2014, 07:38 PM
Last Post: Tracy Riddle

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)