The FBI Deputizes Business~InfraguardSubmitted by Liberty_Belle on Fri, 10/16/2009 - 14:32
** I know some of you already know about this but am posting for those who don't realize the scope of the Infraguard program. note: The article I am linking is from 2008 so now the membership is at 33,208
23,000 Businesspeople Get Threat Info from FBI Before Public. In Turn, They Supply Tips to FBI. Two Members of Private Sector Group Say They Have “Shoot to Kill” Permission in Emergency. These are the astonishing findings in Rothschild's cover story of the March issue of The Progressive.Today, more than 23,000 representatives of private industry are working quietly with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The members of this rapidly growing group, called InfraGard, receive secret warnings of terrorist threats before the public does—and, at least on one occasion, before elected officials. In return, they provide information to the government, which alarms the ACLU. But there may be more to it than that. One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to “shoot to kill” in the event of martial law.
The InfraGard website advertises this. In its list of benefits of joining InfraGard, it states: “Gain access to an FBI secure communication network complete with VPN encrypted website, webmail, listservs, message boards, and much more.”
InfraGard members receive “almost daily updates” on threats “emanating from both domestic sources and overseas,” Hershman says.
“We get very easy access to secure information that only goes to InfraGard members,” Schneck says. “People are happy to be in the know.”
In return for being in the know, InfraGard members cooperate with the FBI and Homeland Security. “
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The FBI Deputizes Business
"Partnership for Protection" -- and for the Destruction of Liberty and, Possibly, of You