US universities are now hunting grounds for vulnerables, as the CIA and Homeland Security set up shop on campuses, with global cyber spies and special agents in search of local snitches. The US military has long used campuses to fill their quotas, using the blood of America's youth to water the US economy, enrich corporate war profiteers and pump up the careers of politicians.
Read David Price's special report in CounterPunch on how the CIA operates on campus. Also read Alexander Cockburn's "The Coverups That Exploded," on the US killing civilians in Iraq, captured on video, and US special forces murdering pregnant women and a child in Afghanistan and digging the bullets out of their bodies:
A CounterPunch Special Investigation
How the CIA is Welcoming Itself Back Onto American University Campuses
By DAVID PRICE
When the New Infiltration Began
In 2004, a $250,000 grant was awarded to Trinity Washington University by the Intelligence Community for the establishment of a pilot “Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence” program ...
In 2005, the first ICCAE centers were installed at ten campuses: California State University San Bernardino, Clark Atlanta University, Florida International University, Norfolk State University, Tennessee State University, Trinity Washington University, University of Texas El Paso, University of Texas-Pan American, University of Washington, and Wayne State University. Between 2008-2010, a second wave of expansion brought ICCAE programs to another twelve campuses: Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, North Carolina A&T State, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Florida A&M, Miles College, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Nebraska, University of New Mexico, Pennsylvania State University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Also see in CounterPunch:
The Cover-Ups That Exploded
By ALEXANDER COCKBURN
The Pentagon is reeling after two lethal episodes uncovered by diligent journalism show trigger-happy U.S. Army helicopter pilots and U.S. Special Forces slaughtering civilians, then seeking to cover up their crimes.
The worldwide web was transfixed on Monday when Wikileaks put up on YouTube a 38-minute video, along with a 17-minute edited version, taken from a U.S. Army Apache helicopter, one of two firing on a group of Iraqis in Baghdad at a street corner in July of 2007. Twelve civilians died, including a Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and a Reuters driver, Saeed Chmagh, 40.
At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Wikileaks said it had got the footage from whistle-blowers in the military and had been able to break the encryption code. The Pentagon has confirmed the video is genuine.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has finally admitted that Special Forces troops killed two pregnant Afghan women and a girl in a February, 2010, raid, in which two Afghan government officials were also killed. Brilliant reporting by Jerome Starkey of The Times of London has blown apart the U.S. military’s cover-up story that the women were killed by knife wounds administered several hours before the raid.
It now appears that the knife wounds may have been inflicted by the Special Forces troops retrieving their bullets from the dead or dying women's bodies.
More on cyber snoops on campus:
Cyber snoops at U of A: Intelligence 'mining' at the University of Arizona in Tucson: