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*Theoretical* question to the Tor project leader

*Theoretical* question to the Tor project leader at ... MIT/USA [and good

Dear Mr. Roger Dingledine, I am sure you are a strictly honest person and
researcher. Because of it, I ask, and wonder: how hard is to lead the Tor
Project from a prestigious university in the USA ... incorruptibly, given the
sensitivity per se of the object of Tor: anonymity?

I have just read--from a decent site and from a serious author--this update of
an article [snippet] ...

    FISA "Compromise" Completes Transformation of US into Full Police State
    by Larry Chin
    Global Research, July 11, 2008

    On July 9, 2008, the US Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation
    permitting government spying, including immunity to telecommunications
    companies involved in secret domestic surveillance programs. With
    the stroke of George W. Bush's pen, the US is now a police state by

    The extent of the spying program, and its larger implications, have been
    revealed by Mark Klein, who blew the whistle on secret domestic spying
    program of Bush/Cheney's National Security Agency (NSA) and AT&T:

    AT&T whistleblower: spy bill creates infrastructure for police state

    The update of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, called the
    "FISA compromise", or more appropriately, the "spy bill", largely
    completes the triumph of the Bush/Cheney administration and a bipartisan
    criminal consensus. By convenient design, the FISA revision derails
    pending law suits filed against the Bush administration's corporate
    spying partners (AT&T, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon), silences (the
    largely empty-to-begin-with) congressional investigations into Bush
    administration's illegal domestic spying program. Presidential nominee
    Barack Obama and the Democrats have now moved to silence all discussion
    about the issue.

    Fear itself, a.k.a. spying itself

    Between the false flag mass murder of 9/11 and the creation of the
    "war on terrorism", the USA Patriot Act and this new FISA revision,
    the Bush-Cheney administration and its enthusiastically complicit
    congressional partners, have achieved total victory--world war, open
    criminality, and the end of law itself.

    It gives the US government unprecedented new spying powers and sweeping
    new legal cover for spying that goes well beyond even the original FISA
    law---which itself was an abomination that already permitted the US
    president broad surveillance powers.

    Given the fact that the US government is a wholly corrupted criminal
    organization by definition, the political spin over "oversight",
    warrants, the involvement of the Inspector General, etc. is all the
    more transparently ridiculous: the operatives of such apparatuses do
    not investigate or punish their own. Nor do they voluntarily stop the
    lucrative and intoxicating criminal activity that is their lifeblood.

    In fact, the debate over the spy bill is a red herring, clouding the
    larger central (purposely unaddressed) issue: the "war on terrorism" lie

    The mass murder of 9/11 was a false flag operation, orchestrated and
    executed by the Bush administration. The "war on terrorism" is a perpetual
    covert operation, an endless pretext for war and murder, supported by a
    bipartisan consensus. (See "Who is Osama bin Laden?" and "Al-Qaeda:the
    database".) No 9/11, no "war on terrorism", no war in the Middle East. No
    "war on terrorism" lie, no dictatorial powers for the White House, and no
    beefed-up FISA.

    Given that the "war on terrorism" is a lie, the need for unprecedented
    spying is also a lie. Just as 9/11 remains the endless pretext for
    endless war and terrorism, it also remains, in its countless propaganda
    manifestations, the justification for open totalitarian rule of force and
    intimidation within US borders.^1

Etc. (Copyright 2005-2008 GlobalResearch.ca.)

Okay ... now, it's unthinkable that MIT can do what it decides--and how it
fancies by surplus. I have worked for money in my student years translating
news from French into Italian in Bern, at the Italian redaction of the Swiss
News Agency [at a time the agency was not *privatized* yet]. In case you don't
know--but you certainly do--every media/news business down to the little
newspaper in every country has some agencies' *eyes* working within it, more
or less directly and in quantity depending from the size and the importance of
the shop. Those who verify--and promptly correct *mistakes* be it by sending
updates, by replying or by writing mayor articles in reparation--are also
generally known within the shops.

Ditto within the universities--who depends from funds for their
researchers--and the academia [recommendations] more in general.

How is it a MIT? Of course I am obliged to feign asking at the list--similarly
to the fellow from the Brothers Grimm tale who talks to the stove because he
has promised to the devil to not tell anything to a living being. What could I
expect as an explicit answer from you: --everything is going like a charm-- or
--don't ask--?

Dear Mr. Dingledine, already thought at visiting ... say Louvain-la-Neuve? ;)


/Roy Lanek


I am exaggerating? ... quick, read:

    The New York Times: Making Nuclear Extermination Respectable, by
    Prof. James Petras, 2008-07-30


    U.S. is on brink of survival crisis, according to Moscow,

and others at globalresearch.ca [I prefer voltairenet.org ... just in

     1. FISA "Compromise" Completes Transformation of US into Full Police
State, by Larry Chin, Global Research, July 11, 2008


SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS  habis manis sepah dibuang--after the sweet
SSSSS . s l a c k w a r e  SSSSSS  part is finished and becomes tasteless,
SSSSS +------------ linux  SSSSSS  the cane is thrown away [when we only call