Thursday, July 5, 2012

12-07-06 WikiLeaks Begins Publishing Two Million Syria Emails

It will be interesting to see, which way the People were deceived...

WikiLeaks said Thursday it was publishing over two million emails from Syrian political figures dating back to 2006 but also covering the period of the crackdown on dissent by Syria's regime.

"Just now... WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria files, more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies dating from August 2006 to March 2012," said Sarah Harrison, spokeswoman for the anti-secrecy website.

12-07-06 National Gathering Philadelphia-OWS Week-07-04-2012

12-07-06 Unannounced regime change in Israel - the Electronic Signatures Act (2001) and the Biometric Database Act (2009)

The Biometric Database Act (2009) was and is fiercely opposed by experts as “a step to a true police state” and as transition to a "post-democratic" regime.  Little noticed, unannoucned regime change had already taken place in Israel in the early 2000s with the passage and implementation of the Electronic Signature Act (2001), the Regulations of the Courts - Offices of the Clerks (2004), and new electronic record systems in the courts.  Integrity of the electronic records of the courts and other legal public records was undermined.  MEIR SHITRIT, YORAM HACOHEN, and AMIT ASHKENAZI were and are central to conduct related both to the Electronic Signatures Act (2001) and Biometric Database Act (2009). Given the involvement of senior officers of all three branches of government in this conduct, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission appears as the only plausible solution.

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Jerusalem, July 6 - The Biometric Database Act (2009) permits the government of the State of Israel to initiate the construction of a comprehensive database of personal IDs, linked to fingerprints and facial biometric photographs of all residents of the State of Israel.  The database could be used for access control, for surveillance, and for other police purposes.  The Act was and is fiercely opposed by experts and Human Rights advocates in Israel. In recent years, government's personal information databases in Israel have been repeatedly compromised. The Act was described in Israel as “a step to a true police state” and as transition to a "post-democratic" regime. [1]
Little noticed, unannounced regime change had already taken place in Israel in the early 2000s with the passage and implementation of the Electronic Signature Act (2001), the new Regulations of the Courts -  Office of the Clerk (2004), and the concurrent implementation of new electronic record systems in the courts of the State of Israel: [2]

  • The Electronic Signature Act (2001) established certified digital signatures for State officers and attorneys appearing in courts, and prescribed that a Magistrate Judge be appointed by the Minister of Justice, holding the office of "Registrar of Certifying Authorities", to oversee the implementation of the database of certified digital signatures.  However, Freedom of Information response by the Ministry of Justice states that no individual was appointed for a full decade, until 2011, to hold that office.  Regardless, individuals appeared in the intervening years as "Registrar of Certifying Authorities" and conducted business on behalf of that office, promulgated guidelines, filed annual reports with the legislature (Knesset) and engaged in enforcement, all with no lawful authority. Through such conduct, COMSIGN Corporation was established as the sole certifying authority of certified digital signatures of the State of Israel.  With it, the digital seal of the State of Israel was effectively hijacked. [3]
  • New electronic record systems were concurrently implemented in the courts of the State of Israel.  The 2010 State Ombudsman's Report 60b [4] documents that the systems were developed and implemented in violation of State law and regulations:
    • The systems were developed with no specifications
    • Development of the systems was delegated to corporations with no bidding (US-based corporations, IBM and EDS, were involved in this project)
    • Development was conducted with no core supervision by State employees
    • The systems were received with no independent testing by the State client.
    • The servers, holding the records of the courts of the State of Israel were removed to corporate grounds, and are not under State control. 
  • The Regulations of the Court - Office of the Clerk (2004) were amended in 2005, in conjunction with implementation of the new electronic record systems in the courts. The amendment permitted the Director of Administration of Courts to modify the Regulations as necessary in the process of implementing the systems. [5]  The Director of the Administration of Courts has never published the modification that were introduced in the Regulations under such authority, and the Administration of Courts refuses to answer on any Freedom of Information requests, pertaining to the electronic record systems. [2]
One of the notable features of the new electronic record systems is neither a single visible certified digital signature, pursuant to the Electronic Signature Act (2001), nor a single certified server has been discovered in recent review of thousands of public legal records.  [3]  All decisions of the Supreme Court are now published as electronic record, unsigned and uncertified, subject to "editing and phrasing changes", and the Supreme Court refuses to duly serve its decisions on parties to litigation. [2]
In parallel, the Human Rights Alert (NGO) 2012 report [2] documents the proliferation of simulated records in the Supreme Court of the State of Israel, conduct of simulated review of cases before the court, [6] and fraud in certification of decisions of Supreme Court by the Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court. [7] Falsification of records in the District Court in Tel Aviv was documented by the Israel Bar Association [8], and falsification of records in the Detainees Courts was reported by Haaretz daily. [9]
Separately, the Administration of Courts denied a Freedom of Information request for the appointment records of the Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court, claiming that is was a "record of internal deliberation." [2]
Several individuals, appearing under various titles,  were and are central to both to the fraud in implementation of the Electronic Signature Act (2001) and passage and implementation of Biometric Database Act (2009):
1) Meir Shitrit
- 2001-3 - Minister of Justice,  signed Electronic Signature Act (2001) and oversaw the first couple of years of its implementation;
- 2009-11 - Chair of the Justice and Technology Committee, championed the passage of the Biometric Database Act (2009).
2) Yoram HaCohen
- Head of the Justice, Information, Technology Authority;
- Registrar of Databases in the Ministry of Justice;
- Registrar of Certifying Authorities" pursuant to the Electronic Signature Act (2001).
3) Amit Ashkenazi
- Legal Counsel of the Justice, Information, Technology Authority;
- Registrar of Certifying Authorities" pursuant to the Electronic Signature Act (2001). 
Given that establishment of a comprehensive state biometric database is an uncharted territory, opposition to theBiometric Database Act (2009) in Israel has been so far focused on theoretical consideration.  

However, the experience gained in Israel, relative to implementation of the Electronic Signature Act (2001) and the new electronic records systems of the courts, provides relevant precedents.  Such precedents demonstrate: The Executive had no intention of complying with the Electronic Signature Act (2001); The Judiciary were intimately involved in the conduct related to undermining the integrity of court record in the State of Israel; The Legislative is not ready, willing, able to exert oversight - individuals fraudulently appeared and filed annual reports with the Knesset as "Registrars of Certifying Authorities", pursuant to the Act.
"Given the involvement in recent years of senior officers of all three branches of government in undermining the integrity of the justice system of the State of Israel, the only conceivable solution is in the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission," says Joseph Zernik, PhD, of Human Rights Alert.

Events that have taken place in Israel over the past decade also demonstrate that the biggest hacking risk to government data systems is from 'inside jobs' by government officials, and that no government should be trusted with constructing a biometric database.

The electronic record systems of the courts in the United States were compromised a couple of decades earlier. Today, fraud in the electronic record systems of the mamy the states (SUSTAIN) and federal (PACER, CM/ECF) courts is rampant. [10]
Corruption of the courts in the United States is most notably seen in abuse of Human Rights and failing banking regulation.  Conditions that have been established in the State of Israel pose similar risks to Human Rights and banking regulation in the State of Israel.

[1] 12-07-05 The Biometric Database Act (2009) in Israel – “a step to a true police state” - compilation of media reports and legal records 
[2] 12-06-04 Human Right Alert's Appendix to Submission; 15th UPR Working Group Session (Jan-Feb 2013) - State of Israel: Integrity, or lack thereof, of the electronic record systems of the courts of the State of Israel 
[3] 12-06-25 PRESS RELEASE: Hijacking of the Digital Seal of the State of Israel
[4] 10-00-00 State of Israel - Ombudsman's Report 60b, Ministry of Justice Computerization (2010) p 693 Et Seqhttp :// 
[5] 04-11-25 Takanot Batey Hamishpat - Mazkirut (2004) // Regulations of the Courts - Offices of the Clerks (2004) (Heb + Eng) 
[6] 11-12-19 Simulated Records, Simulated Litigation Enabled by the Electronic Record Systems of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel (English) s
[7] 12-04-16 PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Fraud Complaint Against SARAH LIFSCHITZ, Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel, Filed Today With Israel Policehttp :// 
[8] 12-04-10 The Judge Alsheikh Affair – “Reconstructed Transcript” in the Tel-Aviv District Court _ Globehttp :// 
[9] 11-02-08 Dana Weiler: Court issues ruling, with quotes, from a nonexistent hearing - Haaretz
[10] 11-07-06 Request filed by Windsor and Zernik with US Attorney General Eric Holder for Review of Integrity of Public Access and Case Management Systems of the US Courts 
[11] 12-06-08 Courts and Judges as racketeering enterprises under RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) - key element in the current financial crisis
Joseph Zernik, PhDHuman Rights Alert (NGO)
The 2010 submission of Human Rights Alert to the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations was reviewed by the HRC professional staff and incorporated in the official HRC Professional Staff Report with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California.
Human Rights Alert online
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12-07-06 A week in review: June 22-29, 2012

12-07-04 Couple terrorized by police for flying an upside down US flag

Couple Terrorized, Assaulted and Arrested For Flying an Upside Down U.S. Flag
Police officer recently returned from Iraq smashed into Kuhn's home, choked husband and then claimed they assaulted him

Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A North Carolina couple who were terrorized by a police officer who had recently returned from Iraq are now fighting back, after sheriff's deputy Brian Scarborough broke into their house, assaulted them and then arrested the Kuhns for the crime of flying an upside down U.S. flag.
Mark and Deborah Kuhn of Asheville, North Carolina made headlines last week when they were arrested for flying an upside down U.S. flag, a commonly recognized sign of distress, in their backyard, after police claimed they were violating a statute for "desecration of the flag".
As is supported by the United States Flag Code as well as a similar incident in 2001, flying the flag upside down is not a mark of disrespect, and in fact is considered by many to be the highest form of patriotism.
However, since 9/11 there have been several cases where individuals have been harassed, intimidated and even arrested for inverting the flag, by those who confuse a love of government with a love of country.
Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Scarborough had just returned from Iraq and according to the Deborah Kuhn, was sent by his staff Sergeant from the local National Guard to "deal with" the Kuhns after a local resident complained about the flag, a fact that was later admitted on TV news. A National Guard soldier in military fatigues had also previously visited the Kuhn's to harass them about the flag.
"This is a distress signal, we're not trying to desecrate the flag," Kuhn told Scarborough when he told the couple they were violating a statute. Police claimed the messages attached to the flag were the problem, but the notes merely pointed out that the upside down flag represented a distress signal and a warning that the country was in danger.
Even though Kuhn took the flag down, the officer immediately demanded that the couple show their ID's and when they refused told them to put their hands behind their back and was about to arrest them before the couple shut and locked the door.
Scarborough then proceeded to kick the door in, "And the next thing we know, the glass is flying, he unlocks the deadbolt and he comes into our house after us," Kuhn told The Alex Jones Show.
The officer then pursued Mark Kuhn through the house before intercepting him in the kitchen and putting him in a choke hold.
Deborah Kuhn called 911 to report that the officer had broken into the home and was assaulting her husband.
The officer then pulled out pepper spray to which Mark Kuhn responded, "Are you going to spray me in my house?" before Scarborough whipped out his billy club and the Kuhn's ran out of the house into the street, pleading for help from their neighbors.
"Nine police cars showed up, they whipped out the Tasers, they said 'get down we're gonna Taser you' added Kuhn.
The couple were handcuffed, arrested and bundled into a squad car, to the protests of numerous neighbors who demanded to know why the Kuhns were being incarcerated, but were told to leave by police.
Contradicting the police's account of the incident, that Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Scarborough was injured when the Kuhn's slammed the door on his hand, Deborah Kuhn vehemently maintains that Scarborough smashed the glass of their door with his bare fist before breaking in, a description which is backed up by three other eyewitnesses, one of which appeared on TV later that day.
The Kuhn's are now also being charged with "assault on a government employee" - meaning that the new definition of assault is if a police officer cuts his hand by breaking into your house and putting you in a choke hold - you have assaulted him.
Scarborough claims that Deborah Kuhn slapped him while she was on the phone to the police, but the audio file of the call (listen here) clearly contradicts this.
They each face over a year in prison.
The Kuhn's case is similar in many ways to that of Kelly Rushing, a man from Lyon County Kentucky, who was arrested and charged for handing out videotapes of Ron Paul videos to police officers. Rushing was later found not guilty of the offence of "terroristic threats" but continues to be harassed by police.
It also mirrors the case of an Alabama man, who was arrested in 2004 for displaying a sign in his yard that read "Our Courts System is a Joke," under the pretext that it was illegal to criticize the authorities.
We are encouraging our listeners and readers to call the following number and remind the officials concerned that this is not Russia or Nazi Germany, and that officer Scarborough's conduct was shameful and an insult to everything America is supposed to stand for.
Scarborough's experience in Iraq of kicking down doors and taking innocent people to camps is not something that should be brought back to America, and the charges against the Kuhns should be dropped immediately along with a formal apology issued.
Sheriff Van Duncan's Office: 828-250-4503
Click here to listen to the interview with Deborah Kuhn.

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