The Voice of the White House:
July 15, 2005:” Had lunch today with a good friend from Department of State. Fascinating conversation that your readers might be interested in. Seems the folks there are becoming highly agitated because a certain “front operation” for DHS has been breaking into the confidential computers of mid-east banking concerns, initially spying on certain Saudi bank accounts believed to be controlled by the bin Laden family. I made notes and these are the banks involved in the clandestine hacking:
National Commercial Bank, Riyad
Riyad Bank, Riyad
Saudi American Bank, Riyad
Al Rajhi Banking and Investment Corp., Riyad
Saudi British Bank, Riyad
Arab National Bank, Riyad (Arab Bank Subs.)
Al Bank Al Saudi Al Fransi, Abha
Saudi Hollandi Bank, Riyad
Al-Jazeera bank, Riyad
Al-Akami bank, Riyad
Al Bank Al Saudi Al Tejari Al Muttahed, Dammam
Faysal Islamic Bank of Bahrain, Jeddah
International bank, Riyad
Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah
Saudi Arabian Agricultural Bank, Riyadh
Saudi Cairo Bank, Riyadh
Saudi Development and Industrial Corp., Riyadh
Saudi French bank, Riyad
Saudi Investment Bank, Riyad
Saudi United commercial bank, Riyad
United Saudi Bank, Riyadh
Western union, Jeddah
World Bank, Riyadh
It looks like the clearing house SAMA uses is SWIFT, The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, Avenue Adčle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium. Their “secure” electronic transfers have also, apparently, been breached by the snoopers. State is afraid that if the Royal family of Saudi Arabia ever finds out that we are snooping, if we are, into their own personal financial dealings, it could cause immense trouble over oil.
The State people are livid with rage over this because of the collateral damage that could result but my friend told me that DHS is run by a bunch of rejects from the BATF and who have no oversight and less intelligence. I would wager that certain previous financial transactions between the Bush interests and the bin Laden family will never be mentioned.
Toss this up in the air and see if anyone is interested. Perhaps Conyers might be and even the New York Times (who is growing increasingly disenchanted with the Bush machine) might find this of interest. There are some very skilled hackers out there and even worse are the so-called “crackers” who are contract specialists hired specifically to break high level security codes.
The Voice of the White House:
July 18, 2005: “Here I am, sticking a sharp pencil into the ear of our God-Given Protectors! I am referring to the little bit I sent out on the computer hacking in your last issue. Roars of fury from various sources, some of which penetrated into the Fag Palace here and which I have gleefully been listening to.
Well, there will be official silence, for the time being, on this but I stumbled onto an interesting study, which I will have sent on to selected members of Congress and the sterling mainline media of the United States.
In short, what I said last time about interdiction, invasion and clandestine looting of the websites of foreign governments and banks has been going on for some time. There is an ongoing struggle, at very high levels, between the newly cleansed DHS [National Cyber Security Division (NCSD)] and the ultra secret NSA over such break-ins. The DHS sub agency responsible for this is called the IIA or the Internal Intelligence Agency and is credited with completely illegal invasions of not only private computers in America but also very high level diplomatic systems located at the various embassies inside the Beltway…those people out on Massachusetts Avenue’s embassy row get all kinds of kind attentions from “telephone” repairmen and other pleasant types but most of the dirty work is done all the way across the continent.
Targeted inside the United States are anti-Bush websites and the personal emails of those running them, businesses that are not friendly to the President, financial institutions that might be involved with financing individuals or projects looked upon with disfavor by the Bush/Rove gang and anyone disliked by senior members of DHS to include relatives, personal enemies, ex-wives and so on.
There is absolutely no oversight to this crew whatsoever and they have even been known to look into senior officers at the Pentagon that do not 100% support Our Sacred President’s Dreams of Empire. It is rumored, from otherwise reliable sources inside the Beltway, that these snoops have even gotten into the computer systems of Guckert/Gannon types to see if there might be future trouble for the Head Chimpanzee. In the course of their poking, they apparently came across Certain Very Sensitive Names and by all accounts, are planning to use this to increase both their power and budget. Exactly what the late Colonel John Edgar Hoover used to do."