Does an article in The New York Times 10/11/04 entitled "Congress Close to Establishing Rules for Drivers' Licenses", by Matthew L. Wald , have anything to do with the Bush Administration's hiring of ex-KGB Chiefs Primakov (also former President of Russia and close associate of Saddam Hussein) and Karpov to work in the Office of Information Awareness (DARPA) to help in designing an internal passport, about which I have written several times? Please either go to my three articles posted at www.newswithviews.com or click on "Articles" on my website www.deliberatedumbingdown.com for complete documentation regarding the shocking possiblity (probability)!!!!!! that the Bush Administration did indeed hire these two ex-KGB agents to design an internal passport for Americans.
I now understand why my Senator Olympia Snowe (Maine) refused over a period of 17 months to respond to numerous constituent inquiries (which included visits to her Portland office) whether the article in American Free Press entitled "Get Ready for the Sovietization of America" by Al Martin was in fact true.
A few pertinent quotes follow from the original article by Al Martin "Get Ready for the Sovietization of America" which appeared in the 4/21/03 edition of The American Free Press:
"You will be happy to learn that the former head of the KGB (the secret police of the former Soviet Union), Gen. Yevgeni Primakov, has been hired as a consultant by the Department of Homeland Security. Do you think he will share his expertise in 'security' to prepare U.S. citizens for domestic internal passports under the pretense of fighting the never-ending'war on terrorism'?
"Primakov, a consultant to the Dept. of Homeland Security, was laughing about it because he's getting paid a big fee to do it.
"Primakov speaks beautiful English, as you would expect a former head of the KGB to do. When he was asked what is this CAPPS II program really about...Primakov said that this is one of the steps now being employed along with the National Identify Card Act (NICA) and new identity upgrade features which are coming to your driver's license.
"It is being used to get the people used to new types of documentation and carrying new types of identity cards pursuant to the United States instituting a formal policy of internal passports. And he actually used the words 'internal passports.'
(The New York Times 10/11/04 article quotes James C. Plumer, a policy analyst at Consumer Alert as using those very same words to describe the driver's' licenses : "You're looking at a system of internal passports, basically.")
"When the National Identity Card Act gets passed, the Posse Comitatus Act gets overturned, a few other pieces of legislation yet to be proffered get passed, the White House will have more control over the American people than the Kremlin had over the Russian people when Stalin was alive. He said that and then he laughed.
"What Primakov finds funny are what he calls these 'right wing flag wavers' who were so anti-communist and they're supporting a state policy of internal passports. The irony is deafening.
"Primakov continued by saying that he had been hired as a consultant and he was consulting on other 'security' matters, an ongoing policy in various agencies of government--some of these offices haven't even been created yet -- to consistently narrow the rights of the American people and to expand the power of government. He professed not to know what the reason for all this was, other than he admitted that 'it doesn't have much to do with fighting terrorism.'"
I can't find words to express my shock, disdain, disgust, anger, disillusionment, sadness over Senator Snowe's refusal to respond to her constituents concerns, and to deal with this issue before a national I.D. card (driver's license controlled by the federal government) becomes a fait accompli. Although Senator Snowe received the most inquiries from constituents, Maine's Senator Collins and Rep. Tom Allen, were also contacted and have not responded. It is quite obvious that all three, being fully aware of what was taking place, refused to respond since doing so would have exposed the plans of the federal government to establish one of the major foundations of a totalitarian state: control over citizens' right to travel freely.
A friend of mine always says "Americans won't do anything until they own the problem." Won't it be too late to do anything if they wait until the authorities require them to show their internal passport in order to travel freely in this country? They will then "own the problem", just as citizens did in Nazi Germany or Communist Russia, Cuba, China, or North Korea; but how will they be able to do anything about the problem considering they were too busy in October of 2004 to pay attention to the information in Al Martin's article, my articles, or The New York Times Article which specifically warned them that "The House and Senate are moving toward setting rules for the states that would standardize the documentation required to obtain a driver's license, and the data the license would have to contain."
Paying attention means contacting your Congressmen and Senators immediately and telling them you want no part of this totalitarian scheme to rob you of one of your basic freedoms, to travel when, where, how, and with whom you wish.