Thursday, September 30, 2010

'Feds Radiating Americans' With Scanners, According to Alex Jones' Prison Planet: Is It True?

Steven HofferSteven Hoffer- Are scanners being employed at roadway checkpoints to "radiate Americans" with dangerous X-rays designed to peer inside their vehicles? Yes, according to Alex Jones conspiratorial website Prison Planet, and this time, the mainstream media agrees, at least in part.

In his most recent Google Trends coup, Alex Jones encouraged users to repeatedly search the phrase "feds radiating Americans," to draw attention to Prison Planet reporter Paul Joseph Watson's new article. ... Just a few weeks prior, Forbes reported on the same phenomenon in-depth, without the overt, anti-immigrant stance and political bias. As senior reporter Andy Greenberg wrote:

American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Mass., has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter X-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles or cargo containers to snoop into their contents...

The DHS didn't respond to requests for comment on exactly which of its agencies use the ZBVs [Z Backscatter Vans]. The New York Police Department confirmed that it uses the technology but wouldn't divulge specifics.

via 'Feds Radiating Americans' With Scanners, According to Alex Jones' Prison Planet: Is It True?.


Ann said...

This technology is an evolution of the technology employed in the Mideast War. The "enemy," so it is now thought, could be anywhere including in our own neighborhoods. "Thought"? Hmmm ... one must wonder.

Better Than X-Rays: The Z-Backscatter Scan-Van
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$9.5M for Special Z-Backscatter Scan-Vans to Afghanistan & Iraq
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Ann said...

Airport Body Scanners:

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)airport body scanners are "Virtual Strip Searches." And, this is an unnecessary invasion of primacy, revealing in some people "intimate medical details like colostomy bags ... adult diapers."

And, there is a question about their safety. John W. Sedat, professor emeritus at UCSF and three others recently sent a letter to President Obama questioning their safety, which has never been scientifically and independently established.

The people who work the airport scanners aren't trained to nearly the same level as medical technicians. Yet, a recent and original investigation by reporters from the NY Times revealed 400 patients around the country received severe symptoms from CT scans, which were run by medically trained technicians.

Roving Street Scanners:

If they are to be used away from U.S. borders on American streets, they are violation of the 4th amendment to the constitution, which states a search can only be carried out with a warrant, according to ACLU.

But, ...

If America is going to be in a constant state of war against terrorism, as we often hear we are going to be, constitutional rights can be suspended indefinitely. This occurred, for example, during World War II among the Japanese-American citizens who were imprisoned in camps in California and elsewhere in the continental USA.

Without Constitutional rights we're basically living in a fascist state, living at whims of our "leaders," who we, ironically enough, elect into office.