Death to America! Attack Waihopai spy base. Destroy US Air Force base in Christchurch. Kidnap US Ambassador.
Are you listening now, Barb?
The USAAISC at Fort Huachuca, Arizona have been regular readers of this blog. That is their right, as it is a public site open to all. The American military's searching of websites for intelligence purposes was even featured on one of the network TV news programmes this week - so what I am saying isn't going to be a shock to anyone who has been paying attention. They visit other blogs in NZ too, not just mine. But are they just passively searching for key words and monitoring or is it more invasive than that?
So if this ever gets to human eyes at whatever outpost of the Pentagon that deals with people like me, please take note:
To whom it may concern,
ATTENTION: Any staff (incl. "Plans, Anal & Int (PAI)" - sounds nasty) of the US Military at Fort Huachuca or elsewhere.
I see you, too. Casting an eye-ball on the good people in Fort Huachuca I note the goings on there reported by the local KVOA news:
"Iraqi officers will attend the Center in Sierra Vista. Fast says all are highly qualified officers who have been thoroughly checked out. The goal, she says, is to train Iraqi security forces to function on their own. Fast says the center also is preparing a cultural training video for the Army that'll include a recent interview with the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations."
So it's important "cultural" stuff... like how to monitor blogs in the Pacific maybe even?
And who is this Major General Barbara Fast? What qualifies her to be the Commandant of Fort Huachuca?:
She was the Abu Graib commander:
"However," Hess reports, "Karpinski said Fast 'routinely denied the board's recommendations to release detainees in this category who were no longer deemed a threat and clearly met the requirements for release,'" Taguba's report states."
Some authorities make it sound as if she was an unindicted war criminal:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Major General Barbara Fast is an officer in the United States Army. In her recent posts her responsibilities have been in the field of military intelligence.
Major General Fast was the most senior military intelligence officer serving in Iraq during the period of time when the most infamous abuse of prisoners occurred. She is one of the senior officers critics believe should have been held to account for that abuse.
Major General Fast has not received any official reprimands for the performance of her troops. She was recently assigned to command the Army's intelligence school at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. This is generally regarded as a promotion and a sign of the Bush administration endorsement of her performance in Iraq."
Karpinski was female as well - was it a femdom (?) thing? Is that what torture gangs are all about? Prying voyeurism? What exactly are the search key words?. Is she just after dodgy sodomy photos and extreme humiliation pictures? Is that what this scanning is after? She's going to be mightily disappointed with metaphors.
I see that Military Intelligence Online says: "The United States Army Intelligence Center's mission is focused on Leading, Training, Equipping and supporting the world's premier corps of Military Intelligence Professionals - imbued with a warrior spirit, self-discipline and mutual respect."
Or they are the world's premier corps of blog trawlers - imbued with a techie spirit, snooping and mutual suspicion.
The Centre for land Use Interpretation has this:
Major communications and intelligence center for the military. Located on 73,272 acres (114 square miles) in southern Arizona, Huachuca is home to units such as the Army Intelligence Center, the Army Information Systems Command, and the Joint Interoperabilty Test Command. More than 12,000 people work at the base. Also at Huachuca are field test facilities and test ranges for communications systems and equipment, including an electronic proving ground complex, associated with White Sands Missile Range and Aberdeen Proving Ground."
That's some major installation right there. A minute possibility one of the 12,000 is an ex-pat Kiwi or is on secondment or a GI just genuinely interested in the State Highway 20 connection through Waterview and the NZ consitutional reform debate... or maybe not. So let's find out who you may be.
Who is this mystery caller IP 18.104.22.168?:
OrgName: Headquarters, USAAISC
Address: NETC-ANC CONUS TNOSC
City: Ft Huachuca
NetRange: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
RTechName: Castro, Gil
OrgTechName: McDonald, Michael R.
I'll be ringing them later if I get bored.
Will you be bringing a disguise later on and changing IP addresses? Wellington Embassy perhaps? Is that who the gets delegated the assignment?
I'm not the only one who knows of their operations either and is monitoring and reporting on them, noting these addresses:
DoD Network Information Center 7990 Science Applications Ct M/S CV 50 Vienna VA 22183-7000 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
HQ, 5th Signal Command DCSOPS DNCC ASE-OP-OF APO AE 09056 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
HQ, 5th Signal Command DCSOPS DNCC ASE-OP-OF APO AE 09056 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
HQ, 5th Signal Command DCSOPS DNCC ASE-OP-OF APO AE 09056 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
Headquarters, USAISC ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Headquarters, USAAISC DIR USANETA APO AZ 85613-5000 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
Headquarters, USAAISC Unit 15271 ATTN AFSK-OS-TNSOC APO AP 96205-0044 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Headquarters, USAAISC DIR USANETA APO AZ 85613-5000 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
Headquarters, USAAISC DIR USANETA APO AZ 85613-5000 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Headquarters, USAAISC DIR USANETA APO AZ 85613-5000 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206
Headquarters, USAAISC Attn: ASOP-OI Fort Huachuca AZ 85613-5000 United States:220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Headquarters, Third United States Army Building 363 G6 Fort McPherson Atlanta GA 30330 United States:22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199
And others have been discussing the more invasive measures of Imperial probes in another forum:
I have my Sygate Personal Firewall set to ask me if Generic Host Processes tries to connect to the Internet. Yesterday it prompted me that armyg1.army.mil is trying to connect to Generic Host Processes. Now, I don't work for the military or anything like that. I denied the request. A few minutes later it asked again. I did a Whois lookup on armyg1.army.mil and came up with this:
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
NETC-ANC CONUS TNOSC
I called the "800" number on this and a guy answered "I.T.". I told him of the issue that I experienced and all he said was: "that IP is part of our proxy range and our RC guys might have hit a proxy box." "IT is nothing to worry about okay sir?"
I this goofy or what? I did some research and Ft Huachuca is the head of Army intelligence and also has a huge IT branch. I also found a site that Lockheed Martin is involved with an Electronic warfare program at Ft Hauchuca: http://www.it.lockheedmartin.com/client...achuca.cfm
I'm a pretty straight and narrow guy. I mainly google search for school and check my e-mail. What does this mean?"
and the reply:
"It seems a little scary, doesn't it?
Some people say it is most likely nothing.
Others think certain keywords you type trigger an alert with whatever the government uses under the guise of National Security.
I posted a similar thread in July, which can be viewed by clicking here.
I guess the question would be, "Did the alerts subside after you made the phone call?"
A related archived front page article /a5352-Botnet_with_10_000_Machines_Shut_Down.html
explained some possible scenarios, and linked to this article:
This is just my perspective. Wish I could provide some technical answers for you."
"Ft Huachuca does indeed have a HUGE Army IT department - so that is legitimate. However, I would not be concerned that they are looking at you - if they were, you would not be able to tell it was them.
I suspect they have something not configured just right. If it continues, keep calling and complaining - be polite. Record date and time and name and rank of individual. If it continues, call back and ask for the supervisor or OIC (officer in charge) you will eventually get someone's attention and it should stop. Be sure that you mention that you have made print outs of all attempts.
If after several attempts to have it stop to no avail, politely suggest that next time, you are going to ask your local chapter of the ACLU to look into it for you because you feel that the US Army trying to break into the computer of a private US citizen is in violation of your Fourth Amendment Rights. And politely (always politely) ask for that OICs name and rank for your records.
Or before contacting the ACLU, you could also right a letter to
Commanding Officer, AISC
Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85613
It will get to him. And explain what has happened and that you need his help in understanding why the US Army is trying to access your personal computer, and in making them stop before you feel you are forced to contact the ACLU. Include a brief time line of events and even a copy or two of the print outs. I assure you someone will be answering some questions in short order - as a retired military communications/IT guy myself, I would love to be a fly on the wall when that conversation is going on!"
Yes, why? Why are you trying to access this man's computer? And what exactly is the scope of your operations? If you are targeting Americans domestically then the rest of the world must ask themselves what their treatment will be? What spyware have you downloaded to computers you deem to be threats?
On the hope that this reaches a human (who has the task of reading long posts):
Thanks for being so open in not disguising your address. Now let me be open: Please don't attack my computer, if you want to discuss my progress in harming the interests of the United States of America in this country and around the World and/or military doctrine, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Always happy to chat :)