- As reported on NPR news, former Homeland Security Chief
(and likely Obstructor-in-Chief of the investigation into Israeli "movers"
busted on 9/11 "documenting" the event and cheering) Michael
Chertoff is now a "consultant" who profits from sales of full
body scanners and "a lot of other security measures."
- This technology, designed to force people into feelings
of fear, nakedness and submission, is reminiscent of prison and concentration
camp procedures. It is the modern equivalent of ancient Pharaonic social
control techniques detailed for example in the Narmer Palette, which shows
a larger than life Pharaoh beating, decapitating and otherwise dominating
smaller, naked victims:
- Here is the admission on NPR:
- "ROBERT SIEGEL, host:
- Since the weekend, air passengers traveling to the U.S.
from foreign countries have experienced tighter security measures. Still,
those measures fall well short of what Michael Chertoff would like to see.
Chertoff was Homeland Security secretary in the Bush administration. He
now runs his own security consulting firm and he joins us by phone from
Montreal. Welcome to the program once again.
- Mr. MICHAEL CHERTOFF (Former Secretary, Homeland Security,
Bush Administration): Good to be on the show.
- SIEGEL: You're calling for the installation of full-body
scanners at airport checkpoints. Why aren't there already full-body scanners
- Mr. CHERTOFF: Well, a couple of years ago we began the
process of testing them to see, first of all, if they worked and second,
if they could be deployed without unduely restricting the flow of traffic.
And the good news is that we were able to demonstrate that they were successful.
We could use them without slowing up traffic and we could also protect
- The difficulty is the ACLU and other similar organizations
began a very aggressive campaign to limit or prevent the use of these machines
and it culminated frankly last year in a vote by the House of Representatives
to be very sharply restricted of the use of these machines. So, although
we have acquired these machines, they are not as widely deployed as they
- SIEGEL: In your current role as a consultant, do you
have an interest in body scanners?
- Mr. CHERTOFF: You know, I, to be - we consult with all
kinds of firms including firms that you manufacture body scanners.
- SIEGEL: You do have some interest in....
- Mr. CHERTOFF: Correct. That's correct.
- SIEGEL: .....in more sales of body scanners.
- Mr. CHERTOFF: As well as a lot of other security measures.
But I would point out that I've talked about this for probably the last