CIA and Pentagon Deploy RFID “Death Chips” - A Conspiracy Theory? Think Again!by Tom Burghardt, bibliotecapleyades.net
from VoltaireNet Website
A drone, guided by the signal from the chip, destroys the building with a salvo of missiles scattering body parts everywhere.
Will Americans and the rest of the "free world" be next? Long perceived as a crazy conspiracy theory, radio-frequency identification chips (RFID) have surreptitiously penetrated every aspect of society and may soon literally get under our skin for full-spectrum control.
Back to Orwell... "The future is now" as Burghardt admonishes!
What Pentagon theorists describe as a "Revolution in Military Affairs" (RMA) leverages information technology to facilitate (so they allege) command decision-making processes and mission effectiveness, i.e. the waging of aggressive wars of conquest.
It is assumed that U.S. technological preeminence, referred to euphemistically by Airforce Magazine as "compressing the kill chain," will assure American military hegemony well into the 21st century.
Indeed a 2001 study,  brought together analysts from a host of Pentagon agencies as well as,
...who proposed to do just.
As a result of this and other Pentagon-sponsored research, military operations from Afghanistan to Iraq and beyond aim for "defined effects" through "kinetic" and "non-kinetic" means:
This deadly combination of high- and low tech tactics is the dark heart of the Pentagon's Unconventional Warfare doctrine.
In this respect, "network-centric warfare" advocates believe U.S. forces can now dominate entire societies through ubiquitous surveillance, an always-on "situational awareness" maintained by cutting edge sensor arrays as well as by devastating aerial attacks by armed drones, warplanes and Special Forces robosoldiers.
RFID "enhanced" driving license
Meanwhile on the home front, urbanized RMA in the form of ubiquitous CCTV systems deployed on city streets, driftnet electronic surveillance of private communications and radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips embedded in commodities are all aspects of a control system within securitized societies such as ours.
As Antifascist Calling has written on more than one occasion, contemporary U.S. military operations are conceived as a branch of capitalist management theory, one that shares more than a passing resemblance to the organization of corporate entities such as Wal-Mart.
Similar to RMA, commodity flows are mediated by an ubiquitous surveillance of products - and consumers - electronically.
Indeed, Pentagon theorists conceive of "postmodern" warfare as just another manageable network enterprise.
The chip itself contains an Electronic Product Code that can be read each time a reader emits a radio signal.
The chips are subdivided into two distinct categories, passive or active.
A passive tag doesn't contain a battery and its read range is variable, from less than an inch to twenty or thirty feet. An active tag on the other hand, is self-powered and has a much longer range. The data from an active tag can be sent directly to a computer system involved in inventory control - or weapons targeting.
It is hardly surprising then, that the Pentagon and the CIA have spent,
Long regarded as an urban myth, the military's deployment of juiced-up RFID technology along the AfPak ('AfPak' is a neologism created within US foreign policy circles to designate Afghanistan and Pakistan as a single troublesome area.) border in the form of,
Some of the gadgets are already commercially available; if you're carrying around a phone or some other mobile gadget, you can be tracked - either through the GPS chip embedded in the gizmo, or by triangulating the cell signal.
But the government has been working to make these terrorist tracking tags even smaller (below insert).
Electronic Warfare Associates, Inc. (EWA) is a little-known Herndon, Virginia-based niche company comprised of nine separate operating entities "each with varying areas of expertise," according to the firm's website.
Small by industry standards, EWA has annual revenue of some $20 million, Business First reports.
According to Washington Technology, the firm provides "information technology, threat analysis, and test and evaluation applications" for the Department of Defense.
The majority of the company's products are designed for signals intelligence and surveillance operations, including the interception of wireless communications. According to EWA, its Bigfoot Remote Tagging System is "ideal" for "high-value target" missions and intelligence operations.
EWA however, isn't the only player in this deadly game.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's geek-squad, has been developing,
Known as "DOTS," Dynamic Optical Tags, DARPA claims that the system is comprised of a series of "small active retroreflecting optical tags for 2-way data exchange."
The tags are small, 25×25x25 mm with a range of some 10 km and a two month shelf-life; far greater than even the most sophisticated RFID tags commercially available today.
Sold as a system possessing a "low probability of detection," the devices can be covertly planted around alleged terrorist safehouses - or the home of a political rival or innocent citizen - which can then be targeted at will by Predator or Reaper drones.
on his discussions with Nicholas Rockefeller eleven months before the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Taken from Zeitgeist 
The Pentagon claims to have killed nine of al-Qaeda's top twenty officials in north and south Waziristan.
According to multiple reports by Western and South Asian journalists, CIA paramilitary officers or Special Operations commandos pay tribesmen to plant the devices adjacent to farmhouses sheltering alleged terrorists.
But while American operators may get their kicks unloading a salvo of deadly missiles on unsuspecting villagers thousands of miles away, what happens when CIA "cut-outs" get it wrong?
According to investigative journalist Amir Mir, writing in the Lahore-based newspaper The News,
So much for "precision bombing."
But as CIA Director Leon Panetta recently told Congress, continued drone attacks are "the only game in town." A "game" likely to reap tens of millions of dollars for enterprising corporate grifters.
According to Wired, Sandia National Laboratories are developing "Radar Responsive" tags that are "a long-range version of the ubiquitous stick-on RFID tags used to mark items in shops."
A Sandia "Fact Sheet" informs us that,
Slap a tag on the car or embed one of the devilish devices in the jacket of a political dissident and bingo! instant "situational awareness" for Pentagon targeting specialists.
As Sandia securocrats aver, Radar Responsive tags can light up and locate themselves from twelve miles away thus providing "precise geolocation of the responding tag independent of GPS."
But "what happens in Vegas" certainly won't stay there as inevitably, these technologies silently migrate into the heimat.
With offices in The Netherlands, Brazil and (where else!) Sichuan, China, the world capital of state-managed surveillance technologies used to crush political dissent, Gentag's are a civilian variant first developed for the Pentagon.
According to Gentag,
One member of the "Gentag Team" is Dr. Rita Colwell, the firm's Chief Science Advisor.
Headquartered at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, according to a blurb on Gentag's website,
Another firm specializing in the development and marketing of RFID surveillance technologies is Inkode. The Vienna, Virginia-based company specializes in the development of low power devices "for integration into all types of products."
According to a 2003 article in the RFID Journal, the firm has developed a method for,
Indeed, the fibers can be embedded in,
The perfect accoutrement for a drone hovering thousands of feet above a target.
More recently, the RFID Journal reports that Queralt, a Wallingford, Connecticut-based start-up, received a Department of Homeland Security grant to design "an intelligent system that learns from data collected via RFID and sensors."
And with a booming Homeland Security-Industrial-Complex as an adjunct to the defense industry's monetary black hole, its no surprise that Michael Queralt, the firm's cofounder and managing director told the publication,
Creating a "behavior fingerprint," Queralt says the technology will have a beneficial application in monitoring the elderly at home to ensure their safety.
Homes are laced with humidity, temperature and motion-sensing tags that can for example,
In other words, the Orwellian "behavioral engine" can learn what a person is doing on a regular basis.
But given the interest - and a $100,000 DHS grant, chump change by current Washington standards to be sure - corporate and intelligence agency clients have something far different in mind than monitoring the sick and the elderly!
Want to surveil workers for any tell-tale signs of "antisocial behavior" such as union organizing? Then Queralt may have just the right tool for you!
And if a worker "enters the office much earlier than normal on a particular occasion," or "goes into a department in which he or she does not work," perhaps to "coerce" others into joining "communist" unions opposed let's say, to widespread surveillance, the ubiquitous and creepy spy system "could send an alert."
Queralt is currently designing an application programming interface to "logical security and identity-management systems" from Microsoft and Oracle that will enable corporations to,
The Future Is Now!
The technological fetishism of Pentagon war planners and their corporate enablers masks the deadly realities for humanity posed by the dominant world disorder that has reached the end of the line as capitalism's long death-spiral threatens to drag us all into the abyss.
The dehumanizing rhetoric of RMA with its endless array of acronyms and "warfighting tools" that reduce waging aggressive imperialist wars of conquest to the "geek speak" of a video game, must be unmasked for what it actually represents: state killing on a massive scale.
Perhaps then, the victims of America's "war on terror," at home as well as abroad, will cease to be "targets" to be annihilated by automated weapons systems or ground down by panoptic surveillance networks fueled by the deranged fantasies of militarists and the corporations for whom product development is just another deadly (and very profitable) blood sport.
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