Former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson, who served in the Bush administration’s first term, recently joined the board of directors of Florida-based Applied Digital. Applied Digital is the owner of VeriChip, the company that specializes in making implantable radio frequency identification chips (RFID) for both people and pets.
Virtually all governments use undercover agents and informants in their police and intelligence agencies. As a society, we recognize that this often is necessary in order to combat organized crime, foreign espionage, drug cartels, subversion, and terrorism. However, the political powers that be often abuse their powers and misuse these intelligence assets not to protect society, but to endanger it; and in so doing provide a pretext for increasing their own power. History is replete with examples of governments using agents provocateurs to justify eliminating the opposition and assuming dictatorial powers.
“The first and most important point to make about the preliminary report on corruption in the United Nations’ oil-for-food program is that it is not a whitewash.” So declared the Washington Post in a February 5 editorial. The Post was referring, of course, to the “interim report” issued two days earlier by the so-called Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) headed by former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
America can take care of her own electoral issues without being monitored by UN observers who pass judgement on our elections using their standards, not ours.
When the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations-affiliated organization, sent observers to monitor our elections on November 2, it sparked widespread criticism from conservatives.