Death in a mobile box

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U.S. forces in Iraq soon will be equipped with high-tech equipment that will let them process an Iraqi’s biometric data in minutes and help American soldiers decide whether they should execute the person or not, according to its inventor.

“A war fighter needs to know one of three things: Do I let him go? Keep him? Or shoot him on the spot?” Pentagon weapons designer Anh Duong told the Washington Post for a feature on how this 47-year-old former Vietnamese refugee and mother of four rose to become a top U.S. bomb-maker.

Though Duong is best known for designing high-explosives used to destroy hardened targets, she also supervised the Joint Expeditionary Forensics Facilities project, known as a “lab in a box” for analyzing biometric data, such as iris scans and fingerprints, that have been collected on more than one million Iraqis.

The labs – collapsible, 20-by-20-foot units each with a generator and a satellite link to a biometric data base in West Virginia – will let U.S. forces cross-check data in the field against information collected previously that can be used to identify insurgents. These labs are expected to be deployed across Iraq in early 2008.

I find this interesting because the inventor of this unit,  Anh Duong, is a Vietnamese refugee who believes she’s actually doing a good deed here. She might even feel the need to prove loyalty to her adopted nation. As she states in the article, “I don’t want My Lai in Iraq,” Duong said. “The biggest difficulty in the global war on terror – just like in Vietnam – is to know who the bad guys are. How do we make sure we don’t kill innocents?”, she intimates that this is a necessary technology to make sure the wrong people aren’t targeted. Is she being altruistic? Quite possibly since she’s from a country that had the taste of the American Federal Empire’s Wars For Democracy(TM).

I can easily see this technology used against the citizens here at home. What better way to keep track of dissidents and domestic “terrorists”? And it’s complementary to the coming Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.

Mobile death labs to accommodate mobile death trials. Lovely.

Torquemada would’ve been impressed.

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9 responses

  1. I wonder how many future “grateful” Iraqis years hence will build new weapons for their victorious masters?


  2. “I don’t want My Lai in Iraq,” Duong said. “The biggest difficulty in the global war on terror – just like in Vietnam – is to know who the bad guys are. How do we make sure we don’t kill innocents?”

    Ergo it must be OK to kill the so-called bad guys and gals on the spot without any due process. Evidently, no one captured by the U.S. in this current conflagration or future wars will be considered a P.O.W., with protections under the Geneva Convention, but simply terrorist enemy combatants, deserving summary execution…no?!

    Ms. Duong needs serious counseling. She’s involved deeply with the creation of U.S. WMD’s, non-nuclear, but just the same she’s got blood on her hands bigtime. Anyone who would climb onboard with the idea of computerized d-base that would determine whether one lives or dies on the spot is one “sick puppy” regardless of how credentialed and bright she may be!

    Here’s the Wiki link describing her credentials and background.

    She needs to consider emigrating to “Red China”, now a pirate capitalist paradigm that has mobile execution vans. China is slowly moving from a bullet to the base of the brain to death lethal injection. Probably if the truth of the matter were known they take the prisoner into the van then simply thunk them over the head with five pound hand maul; ie., the Chinese, cheap’n dirty low tech solution… 😐

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. Agreed Carl. The Geneva Conventions have already been deemed “quaint” by former Bu$hco consigliary Abu Gonzo. No international habeus corpus, none at home either. Instant death squads with no trial by a jury of your peers if you are considered a “terrorist”.

    No problem here. Just do your Xmas shopping. Feed the machine.

  4. Great… another device to do the thinking AND moralizing for the troops.

    “I don’t want My Lai in Iraq,” Duong said.”

    That reasoning enables totalitarian systems to prosper, because once you justify evil, it’s won. You can justify anything, afterwards. A contradiction of terms, that flies in the face of logic.

    The ramblings of a guilty conscience.

  5. And if the data is wrong, who cares?

    What’s another dead Iraqi to the Bush military or the Blackwater goon squad?

    The ill-will in the Middle East toward the USA is growing and growing and growing. An entire generation of Arab hostility will soon be passed along to the next generation and their target will be Americans.

  6. In addition to capital abuse of such a device in a combat zone, my concern is when Bushco or some future regime decides to employ such a “Judge Dredd” device relative to American citizens…?!

    A citizen is stopped. The computer debase is checked after they take a retinal or thumbprint scan. It comes back with “enemy of the state” and the captors simply cap the detainee. Gee, if Bush/Cheney reads my commentary concerning this; it’s probably getting the “hard”…! m 😐

    How in the hell have “we the people” ended up in such a nightmarish fix in just 7 years of PNAC, Republican leadership. America has been hijacked by a blend of a NWO hybrid;ie., a fascista/commie paradigm. Everything that’s bad about these two “isms”; ie., fascism and communism seem to have come to pass in our time. They seem to have won…! I suspect a large number of members of Congress are in on the hijacking of the U.S., it’s Constitution and it’s citizens.

    All I can say is, America and the free world is harms way with the mattoids at the helm…!

    Carl Nemo **==

  7. Very scary Dad, like…never look up unless your sure of your friends, and never speak up unless you want to be identified. Poor Duong, doing the work of the Evil Empire while believing that she must trust our leadership. Has she never read the Dow or followed the teachings of Buddha. This is the separate reality that Carlos Castenada’ wrote about. The karma for this call to instant judgement will be more than she comprehends, but maybe it isn’t her fault. I hope that she wakes up and returns to the Orient because the low frequency magnetic waves have dulled the perceptions of a seemingly bright young lady…G:

  8. Bad karma all the way around G: The chances of abuse are very high.

    The NWO plans have been in the works for far more than seven years Carl, that’s why things have come together quite neatly during Bu$hco’s reign. Both parties are involved here, there no longer is “left” or “right” in the classical paradigm. When Bu$hco leaves, another regime will smoothly take the trappings of Empire.That’s why the Democrats aren’t doing anything to change the things they were voted in to do. They are going to enjoy the great extensions of power that Bu$hco pioneered.

  9. Ref: #8
    Hi dad2059…


    Carl Nemo **==

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