Satellites collecting data over every inch of the earth may mean the end of our privacy, and our right to think, speak, move our bodies and be the free people we were born to be on earth. The United States Constitution speaks about the civil liberties of our citizens in the First Amendment, civil liberties such as the right of free speech, press, religion, assembly, and to petition the government for redress of grievances.
Civil liberties, expressed simply and clearly by one site, are “freedoms that are guaranteed to people to protect them from an over-powerful government. Civil liberties are used to limit the power of a coercive government.”
Civil liberties are denied to citizens without the protection of information being freely communicated, without transparency of government and without the ability to organize. Our freedom and liberties are the embodiment of “America, the land of the free” where people come to throw off suppressive regimes of power, and to live the life that they dream of by working hard and obeying the laws of our country.
Marketing these ideals brings idealized fantasies of becoming wealthy and successful, that by working hard you can attain a lifestyle to be envied by those in less fortunate countries, where wealth is unknown to the mainstream population.
But America as a marketing tool to attract investing and build faith to invest in American commercial enterprises seems to have become the outside story that buries the ugly truth; that for many, America is anything but free.
An article published in on Pravda and on Global Research in 2008 describes one writer’s accounts of how satellites are being used to suppress society from outer space, that NASA’s satellites used by the military will be able to enslave and physically capture U.S. citizens, or “targets”.
The article goes on to explain that by monitoring a person’s every move a satellite can be used to scan a person’s brainwaves and subject people to electronically induced “bludgeoning”.
In Big Brother: Spying on Americans, The Threat of Satellite Surveillance, John Flemming wrote:
Besides tracking a person’s every action and relaying the data to a computer screen on earth, amazing powers of satellites include reading a person’s mind, monitoring conversations, manipulating electronic instruments and physically assaulting someone with a laser beam.
The article goes on to describe the horrors of a satellite program that can invade a person’s nervous system to torture anyone located on the planet.
President Reagan’s Star Wars initiative proposed a satellite surveillance network designed to shoot down missiles but was not adopted by the U.S. However, according to Flemming, spy satellites were already actively invading people’s privacy. He wrote that a surveillance satellite network “was bound to be abused, yet no group is fighting to cut back or subject to democratic control this terrifying new technology.”
As fantastical as it sounds, technology has become so advanced as to “see” behind walls of buildings and “scan” a person’s brain activity to learn the thoughts, emotions and memory of the subject.
Take for example, the magnetoencephalograph, or “MEG”, that is “a measurement instrument specifically designed to measure electrophysiological cerebral nerve activities”.
Technologies such as the MEG are not normally the concern of the public. Advanced capabilities to scan people are usually thought of as being used by airline security or in the medical profession.
But in times of war, the uncertainties of strengthening political tides, and a desire for security systems to gain more approval by the public as a necessity of public safety after 9/11, creating more technologies for public surveillance seems to have created a cash cow for corporate-government partnerships.
Flemming indicated the government “Brilliant Eyes” satellite program which says, “The BE midcourse mission is performed with a very narrow field of view (less than 1 degree) tasked, staring, visible and M/LWIR sensor.” How has the public been able to understand the true capabilities and consequences of such a program?
In his article, Flemming gives us a clue by explaining that the human body emits infra-red radiation and that Brilliant Eyes was designed to exploit this by picking up these “wave bands”. Brilliant Eyes was to detect satellites in space to prevent collisions, detect missiles being launched from the ground and was created to provide a satellite spying defence system for the U.S.
But for tracking a person on the ground, how does one understand how a satellite could do this, to the extent that brainwaves could be monitored, or worse still, as Flemming wrote about, how could such a satellite system intrude upon a person’s nervous system to harm them?
An infrared tracking system project being developed by students Cornell University explains that by placing a beacon on a target to be tracked sends out infrared signals that can be tracked by receivers. Basic knowledge about how radio waves travel through the air and are sent and received by antennas help explain infrared systems.
Wikipedia describes infrared homing as,
a passive missile guidance system which uses the emission from a target of electromagnetic radiation in the infrared part of the spectrum to track and follow it. Missiles which use infrared seeking are often referred to as “heat-seekers”, since infrared (IR) is just below the visible spectrum of light in frequency and is radiated strongly by hot bodies. Many objects such as people, vehicle engines and aircraft generate and retain heat, and as such, are especially visible in the infra-red wavelengths of light compared to objects in the background.
This helps to explain how aircraft or satellites can track human beings from sensing the heat of their bodies.
The Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) program replaced the old Defense Support Program (DSP) system in 2001, whose purpose is to provide missile defense via satellites. The fact sheet reports that not only have twenty-three satellites been slated to be launched by 2005, but that “the first GEO satellite is expected to launch in calendar year 2011.”
The Air Force fact sheet about the Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) reports that,
Sensors will cover short-wave infrared like its predecessor, expanded mid-wave infrared and see-to-the-ground bands allowing it to perform a broader set of missions as compared to DSP.
The Northrup Grumman site explains their role in SBIRS:
Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems sector provides the infrared payload, electronics and ground processing for the mission data processor to the Lockheed Martin-led Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) High team.
With the capability of tracking heat-generating human beings and sending signals to their bodies such as with neurophone technology, a person could be tortured from thousands of miles above earth. Neurophone’s bypass the ears so that a person can hear through other parts of the body.
Putting the pieces together and discovering how signals work through the electromagnetic spectrum using wavelength technologies to interface with the human body, many advances in torture and control of the human population could be utilized by satellite technology and surveillance.
When the public is being mentally or physically suppressed by outside interference of frequency waves that can be used by criminals, citizens could potentially become slaves of technology to remotely control minds and bodies.
Flemming made a great contribution in his article about how technology can be used from satellites orbiting the earth to harm human beings on a grand scale.
To protect civil liberties of our citizens and of those citizens from around the world who suffer from being denied their basic human rights, taking on satellite and energy-based technologies must be part of the process of protecting our basic human rights and survival.
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Originally posted: http://www.examiner.com/article/satellite-control