May 28, 2002

The Big Brother Files #40: Can They Be More Exposed Than That!

Hello everyone

This compilation contains a most comprehensive indictment of the real culprits of the 9-11 tragedy and its ensuing descent into global dictatorship now in progress. I'd say this is a must read and should be networked as widely as possible. The media have finally begun digging out the truth and it is just a matter of time before the NWO tyranny is exposed for all to see their naked hypocrisy and megalomaniac drive for global empire building.

With steadfast certainty that Light always outshines darkness, and with God's help, we shall prevail!

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

P.S. Check also my latest Media compilation #74: Ignoring This Would Be Irresponsible --- Posted at

"The first step is to penetrate the clouds of deceit and distortion and learn the truth about the world, then to organize and act to change it. That's never been impossible and never been easy."

- Noam Chomsky

"When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my own country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable."

- Thomas Merton


1. New 9-11 Book Tears Apart The Official Story - "The War on Freedom"

See also:

Europe sends aid to Malawi (22 May)
Possibly the worst African food crisis since 1984 The European Union has announced that it will immediately provide 95,000 tonnes of emergency supplies to famine-threatened Malawi. The country is facing an immediate shortfall of 700,000 tonnes of food, which it says it needs if it is to avert widespread hunger and the deaths of up to three million people. (...) It said that up to 19 million people in six countries - from Malawi in the north of the region to Lesotho in the south - were facing drastic food shortages caused by a combination of erratic rainfall and floods followed by drought. In Zimbabwe, politics took a hand, with land seizures disrupting the commercial farms that normally turn in most of the food crop. Save the Children says the region faces a food crisis on a scale that hasn't been seen for nearly 20 years, since the 1984 Ethiopian famine claimed nearly a million lives. CLIP

Spectre of starvation in Malawi (6 March, 2002)
This tragedy is partly man-made.

Revelations of Pre-September 11 Warnings Require PATRIOT ACT Repeal
(...) Now we know that we were all deceived, after the September 11 tragedy proved that existing investigative powers were effective, Bush and Company used their own failure to act on the warnings the had received to justify grabbing even more the expense of our civil liberties, by deceiving Congress and the American people. The USA/PATRIOT ACT became law in less than a month, without any hearings. Now that we know it was passed under false pretenses, Congress should repeal it just as quickly. And, the Bush Administration should rescind the policies that diminish our civil liberties, until we can get an honest assessment of what went wrong in the months before September 11.

Patriot Act's Supposed Justification is Gone (May 27)

Agent Claims FBI Supervisor Thwarted Probe (May 27)

White House Stonewall: Day 91 (May 26)

The President knew last August that terrorists might be planning to hijack an airliner. What else is the White House not telling us?

FBI Agent's Report in July "Was Very Specific" (May 23)

Larry Chin has the facts and the implications of those facts
All the desperate lies and spin don't change the fact that the Bush administration had foreknowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks

Daschle Calls for 9-11 Independent Commission

Agent: FBI Rewrote Moussaoui Request (May 24)
(...) Agent Coleen Rowley wrote that the Minnesota agents became so frustrated by roadblocks erected by terrorism supervisors in Washington that they began to joke that FBI headquarters was becoming an "unwitting accomplice" to Osama bin Laden's efforts to attack the United States, the officials said.

9/11 Halt to Flights Aids Cloud Study (May 20)
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks spurred the government to ground all commercial air flight for days. Now that action may help researchers better understand global warming. (...) Researchers were able to track just 10 planes that flew in the eastern part of the country, from about Ohio to Virginia. The crafts' contrails created cirrus clouds that lasted nearly seven hours and stretched over nearly 8,000 square miles. By calculating normal conditions, researchers determined that the normal volume of aircraft would have produced clouds covering about 77,000 square miles. CLIP
Note from Jean: To me these looks more like chemtrails rather than normal contrails as usually real contrails do not last 7 hours but only 10 to 20 minutes.

This Futile Campaign (May 20)
Western Intervention Has Done Little for the Afghans and Less to Beat Terrorism

Senate Adds 'War on Terrorism' to Trade Bill - URGENT ALERT!
The Democratic Substitute to the Andean Trade Act (a pro 'Fast Track' bill being debated at this moment on the U.S. Senate floor) now establishes that any country within this agreement which does not support the U.S. 'War on Terrorism', will not receive special trade status with the U.S. (...) This amounts to nothing more than economically bribing and strong arming South American countries into helping the U.S. war machine attack and dominate the planet. (More at the URL above)

Senate Clears Way for Bush Trade Powers Bill

Bush Seeks to Redefine Entirely, The Power of the Presidency

There Is A Firestorm Coming, And It Is Being Provoked By Mr Bush
President Bush's rhetoric sounds like the crazed videotapes of Osama bin Laden

U.S. Army invades game business
The U.S. Army is developing PC games to serve as recruiting tools.


Recommended by "Phyllis von Miller" <> on 26 May 2002

Subject: New 9-11 Book Tears Apart The Official Story - "The War on Freedom"


COMMENTS ON "The War on Freedom" (May 2002)

"This riveting and throroughly documented study is a 'must' resource for everyone seeking to understand the attack on the World Trade Center of New York on Sept. 11, 2001 and 'America's New War' since . . . this volume provides the detailed documentation in a definitive and masterful record."

- Professor John McMurty, Department of Philosophy, University of Ontario; Fellow at the Royal Society of Canada; Chair of Jurists, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Tribunal at the Alternative World Summit in Toronto, 1989 (Canada)

"The most complete book I know of, summarizing the relevant background and foreground intersecting upon the events of Sept. 11, 2001 . . . A tour de force in every respect . . . I can't say how much I admire this work. It MUST be seen by as many people as possible all over the world as soon as possible."

- Barry Zwicker, Producer and Host, MediaFile, Vision TV Insight; award-winning journalist on CBC-TV and CTV (Canada)

"The material you have collected is immensely important and useful. You look at the right subjects and report a number of things I had missed entirely."

- Professor Peter Dale Scott, Co-Founder of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley (United States)

"Powerful, disturbing, and interesting indeed. Your excellent research on the background of Sept. 11 should become known to a larger audience."

- Professor Arno Tausch, Institute for Political Science, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

"A meticulous investigation of circumstances, events, and circumstantial evidence of what really happened before and on Sept. 11. . . Your excellent report goes deep into what really happened and what the American defense machinery had let happen."

- Peter G. Spengler, Editor, Contemporary Studies (Germany)



An Explosive Exposé

How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001

In the weeks before the 9/11 attacks, warnings poured in from the world's spy agencies, but U.S. officials did nothing.

Instead, our intelligence agencies were reined in, air interceptors grounded - and the attacks exploited to launch a devastating war on Afghanistan. The results: a U.S. corporate takeover of Central Asia's oil and gas - a wealthier Bush family - and more censorship.

Was the attack on America to open the door for a more aggressive U.S. foreign policy - and uncurbed surveillance of the American people? Compiled from hundreds of newspapers, experts and official documents, "The War On Freedom" is the definitive account of how and why America was attacked.

Who blocked investigation of known Bin-Laden associates?

What happened to our defense measures?

When was the Afghan offensive first conceived?

Where does the real blame lie for the WTC devastation?

Why did America not protect its own?

What did this administration know, and when did they know it?

Rep Cynthia McKinney, (D) GA.

"The war on Freedom" rips apart the veil of silence surrounding 9/11, and lets readers look at the facts for themselves.

Sample Pages at


The War on Freedom

Foreword: a Synopsis

In The War on Freedom, brilliant British scholar Nafeez M. Ahmed writes with cool, factual understatement a story that begs comprehension: compelling evidence that the U.S. government instigates terrorism as the perfect pretext to justify an aggressive foreign policy—up to and including the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Astonishing as his thesis may seem, the thoughtful reader will find that it explains many obvious puzzles:

- How could our intelligence services fail to thwart such an ambitious project as 9/11?

- Why did our government immediately point the finger at Bin Laden, yet refuse to release the evidence? Were they loath to reveal their complicity, if they had been monitoring the ‘Boeing Bombing’ plot all along, and let it happen?

- Why did the White House ram through legal measures immediately after the attacks that essentially repeal the Bill of Rights and the Freedom of Information Act?

Ahmed’s extensive research also brings to light some less well-known puzzles. Isn’t it strange that:

- An investment from the bin Laden family started George Bush Jr. in business, and the war in Afghanistan will make the Bush family richer.

- The activities of a former U.S. Army Sergeant who trained Al-Qaeda and participated in the Embassy bombings suggest that the U.S. continues to protect bin Laden as a strategic asset.

- Members of Al-Qaeda were trained in terrorism by the CIA in the USA, and the hijackers themselves were trained by the U.S. military.

- The U.S. financially supported the Pakistani secret services, which funded presumed hijacker Mohammed Atta.

- A crescendo of warnings from intelligence services around the world in early September were selectively ignored, while high-level orders were issued to block investigations of suspected terrorists linked to Bin Laden.

- Three FBI officers testified that they had known the names of the hijackers and the date of the planned attack weeks before it happened, but were muzzled by superiors under threat of prosecution; their counsel was the U.S. Congress’ chief prosecutor in the Clinton impeachment case.

- Standard operating procedure is for Air Force fighters to intercept hijacked planes immediately, but this was not done until it was all over on September 11, an hour and a half after the World Trade Center was hit.

- Intelligence experts deride the possibility that Bin Laden could have carried out such sophisticated, precise attacks without the support of a state-run intelligence organization.

Bin Laden got away, and the war on him remains an open-ended campaign, justifying any presidential policy, from attacking Iraq to plundering Social Security.

Loyal, law-abiding American readers may find all this too difficult to believe. We are taught certain civic values, and we believe our democratically elected government upholds them. Yet, even General Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us against the military-industrial complex... How and why could the American presidency in effect wreak terror on its own citizens? The WTC attack, widely considered epoch-making, was certainly an immense opener for the war and oil lobbies, and for the projection of naked power. Ahmed unveils the linkages between the Bush, Cheney, Saudi, and Iraqi oil fortunes, as well as the shared anti-Soviet geopolitics of the CIA and the Islamic mujahideen in Central Asia.

How much of U.S. history and foreign policy has been made by manufacturing a pretext to attack a weaker enemy? Ahmed answers the question here in reference to the Afghan war, as he has earlier in a series of brilliant articles on U.S. intervention in Latin America and other regions (see

I am not an historian by trade, but I remember not only the Alamo, but the Maine, which we found out 100 years later the Spanish didn’t blow up; our intercession in WWI, from which Europe never recovered; and how FDR invited the Japanese to demolish our navy at Pearl Harbor. Isn’t it time to investigate this subversive government within a government, the war party with its ruthless secret services?

People around the world are saying they like America and Americans— it’s our government they can’t stand. Yet it is our civic responsibility to keep an eye on it, and not hide our heads in the sand of so-called patriotism. God willing, Ahmed’s call for an investigation will be heard and the evidence he has so diligently gathered will be examined. If his thesis is proved right, then the September 11 attacks will truly be epoch-making for freedom and democracy.

John Leonard

Tree of Life Publications February 2002


Did Bush Know? Warning Signs of 9-11 and Intelligence Failures (65 pages!)
This is an edited version of Chapter 4 from the explosive 400-page exposé, "The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001", by the leading British political scientist and human rights activist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in Brighton, UK.


(...) Against this backdrop, there is considerable evidence that, from 1995 to 2001, the American intelligence community was in receipt of multiple credible warnings of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil orchestrated by Osama bin Laden. Contrary to the official line of the Bush administration, this information, which was taken seriously by the U.S. intelligence community, specified the hijacking of civilian airplanes to be flown into key U.S. buildings in Washington, DC and New York City, including the World Trade Centre. The nature of these urgent warnings converged in a manner specifying that the attacks would occur between early and mid-September, while other credible information pinpointed 11th September as a likely watch date. Yet despite this extensive forewarning of the attacks, the Bush administration failed to act.

The failure to act was even more apparent on 11th September itself. There are clear rules established by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense for responding to emergency situations, including hijacking. Yet, although four planes were almost simultaneously hijacked on 11th September, the U.S. Air Force systematically failed to respond in accordance with these rules, which are normally adhered to with routine, since they constitute Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Subsequently, various official government accounts and statements have been issued attempting to deflect public attention from, thus denying the reality of, the collapse of SOP on 11th September.

In this context, the systematic violation of Standard Operating Procedures by the U.S. Air Force is an event that appears to have occurred with the complicity of key government and military officials in the Bush administration. This notion is supported by evidence that both President George W. Bush Jr. and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard B. Myers displayed utter indifference to notification they received of the commencement of an air attack on the World Trade Centre, despite their responsibility at that time to ensure the security of the American nation. The ominous implications of these facts are exacerbated in light of various revelations about the long-standing financial, diplomatic, military and intelligence ties between the members of the Bush administration and figures linked to Osama bin Laden–not to mention Osama himself. Reports indicate that until just after 11th September, the Bush family had close financial ties to the bin Laden family, and both were set to reap substantial profits from the war on Afghanistan through their mutual involvement in the U.S. defence industry. This has been accompanied by credible reports that Osama bin Laden has not broken away from his family and maintains ties with them. Further reports show that the Bush administration has systematically blocked attempts to apprehend Osama bin Laden, along with intelligence investigations of the terrorist connections of the bin Laden family and Saudi royals implicated in supporting Osama.

This state of affairs has largely continued in the aftermath of 11 th September, despite the fact noted by former Deputy Director and Director of Antiterrorism for the FBI, John O’Neill, that the key to Osama bin Laden lies in Saudi Arabia. Indeed, abundant evidence indicates that the U.S. government has simultaneously maintained ties with figures in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan who support Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, while blocking all meaningful investigations of those figures.

A particularly damning example is the U.S. response to revelations first in India , and then in Pakistan, that the then Director-General of Pakistani military intelligence, Mahmoud Ahmad, had funneled $100,000 to the lead hijacker, Mohamed Atta, shortly before 11th September. The Bush administration, on confirming this fact through the FBI, blocked any further inquiry into the role of Pakistani military intelligence in supporting Al-Qaeda by requesting that Ahmad, from behind-the-scenes, quietly pursue early retirement as a purported consequence of routine re-shuffling. In the aftermath of 11th September, the Bush administration embarked on a devastating bombing campaign in Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000 Afghan civilians—almost double the number of civilians killed in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. This massive bombardment of the country resulted in the destruction of the Taliban regime, making way for the installation of a new, interim government.

The new regime effectively constituted a return to the pre-Taliban era, when Northern Alliance factions ruled most of Afghanistan, brutalising and repressing the civilian population in the same manner as the Taliban. Now, however, Northern Alliance warlords have been bound by U.S.-UN brokered agreements designed to ensure the minimisation of civil war breaking out between rival warlords, the idea being to create the regional stability essential to lending an appropriate degree of security for proposed pipelines to Caspian oil and gas. The rights and wishes of the Afghan people, meanwhile, have been ignored.

Subsequently, on the pretext of entering into a new “war on terror,” the Bush administration successfully secured unlimited war powers, free from Congressional accountability. This has established an open-ended militarisation of foreign policy in which any country can be targeted at will on the pretext of harbouring terrorists.

In the U.S., this has been accompanied by unprecedented curbs on civil liberties and basic human rights, the crushing of domestic dissent, and the criminalisation of legitimate protest. Many authoritative commentators have described these domestic measures as moves toward the establishment of an American police state. The combination of militarisation abroad and repression at home has granted the Bush administration a free hand to pursue its strategic and economic interests, consolidating a permanent military presence in Afghanistan and Central Asia, and moving swiftly to establish lucrative pipeline deals to secure access to regional resources and energy deposits. It has allowed the Bush administration to challenge its principal rivals—Europe, China and Russia—in the pursuit of control of Central Asia, with the final objective of consolidating U.S. hegemony over the entirety of Eurasia, thus moving toward the establishment of unrivalled global hegemony. Prior to 11th September, all of this was inconceivable. The tragic catastrophe of 11th September, which was apparently permitted to occur by the Bush administration—and further effectively pushed forward by the administration through its ongoing support of key allies in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan who support bin Laden and Al-Qaeda—allowed the U.S. to expand, consolidate and empower its hegemony, both at home and abroad, to an unprecedented level.

CLIP - To download this entire 5 pages Executive Summary, go at



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By Jim Rarey <>

May 17, 2002


In this writer's February 27th article this year, "Enronitis, A Communicable Disease" the following statement was made. "If the Enron practices are as widespread in other companies, as some believe, we may be seeing a domino effect with Enron and Global Crossing only the beginning."

At that time, only Enron and Global Crossing, along with their mutual auditor/consultant Arthur Andersen, were under the microscope of public and Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) scrutiny. At this writing there are at least thirty (and counting) companies that have admitted "accounting irregularities" and/or which are the subject of formal investigations by the SEC.

These disclosures should by no means be considered "voluntary mea culpas." The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) along with the SEC seem to have awakened from a decades long slumber and are giving the perception of vigorously pursuing accounting irregularities and other questionable corporate practices. The FERC compiled a list of suspect practices gleaned from testimony by Arthur Anderson and Enron officials and sent out a questionnaire to 150 energy companies. The companies were required to answer, under penalty of perjury, whether or not they were engaging in any of those practices. Ergo, a flood of disclosures.

Wall Street analysts estimate that over one trillion dollars in the value of those companies stocks has vanished and that doesn't count the billions (perhaps hundreds of billions) of dollars in bonds for which an accounting is yet to be made. Enron has notified the SEC that it may have overstated its assets last year by as much as $24 billion and that its financial statements as far back as 1997 are not reliable. The company did not even attempt to file the required reports for the quarter ended in March.

The "problems" are not limited to energy producing and trading companies. Implicated in the scandals are retailers like K-Mart (a FBI criminal investigation), security analysts, brokerage houses, insurance companies, auditors and consultants, large investment banks and even bond rating services. Banks like CitiGroup, Credit Suisse First Boston and J. P. Morgan Chase find themselves victims of their own greed in participating in the scams as well as targets of lawsuits and investigations by hapless investors and regulatory agencies. It almost seems like a game of musical chairs where there were not enough chairs when the Ponzi schemes collapsed. Companies like Enron and Global Crossing, although in bankruptcy, ended up with most of the money for which an accounting has not yet been made.

The maze of sham transactions has set insiders against each other in a scramble to cut losses and point fingers. We are treated to the spectacle of a subsidiary of the Rockefeller controlled CitiGroup (Travelers Insurance) suing its own parent company for losses on transactions it insured between CitiGroup and Enron. CitiGroup is refusing to pay claiming it was misled.

Along with the regulatory agencies, corporate boards of directors seem to have been asleep at the switch. Some very powerful and well-connected directors are now claiming they were misled by company executives and/or auditing firms. Many are members of the premiere U.S. organization pushing world government, The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Others are associated with one of the CFR s many spin-offs or organizations controlled by CFR members i.e. The Trilateral Commission (TLC) and the Business Roundtable.

Boards of directors are not necessarily controlled by their chairmen. If the chairman himself does not fill the role, we usually find on the board someone from an investment bank or a high-powered law firm. What counts is who controls or influences the voting stock of the company.

So let's take a brief tour of some of those powerful men (and women) on boards of companies who were so easily "misled." We shall start and end with Enron. Enron's (former) Chairman and CEO, Ken Lay, was a close associate of both Bill Clinton and the George Bushes. He is a member of Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission

Wendy Gramm is a member of the audit committee of Enron s board. Just prior she was a Reagan appointee as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the powerful regulatory agency which oversees the nation's commodities and futures exchanges. Her husband is Senator Phil Gramm who sponsored legislation providing partial protection of professional firms like Arthur Andersen from class action suits. Gramm has decided not to run for reelection.

In our neighbor to the north a large bank got caught with huge losses when the Enron music stopped. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has on its board Lord (Conrad M.) Black. An unabashed globalist, Black on his official biography lists memberships in the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergers (evidently that s what they call themselves).

Canada's largest energy company EnCana, which engaged in sham "round trip" transactions with Reliant Energy lists on its board T. Don Macy. Macy is the former Chairman and President of Amoco Eurasia Petroleum Co. In 1996 he signed an oil development deal with the Azerbaijan government joining a consortium for exploitation of Caspian Sea oil. Amoco and Unocal control 55.5% of the consortium.

Returning to the U.S., Rockefeller controlled CitiGroup (including subsidiaries CitiBank and Traveler s Insurance) is a major player in the Enron scandal. Director Robert Rubin (CFR) is chairman of the firm's executive committee that runs the group between annual board meetings. Rubin is the former U.S. Secretary of Treasury and a former CEO of Goldman Sachs.

CitiGroup director C. Michael Armstrong (CFR) is chairman and CEO of AT&T Corporation. He is the former chairman and CEO of Hughes Electronics. During his tenure there, Hughes and Loral illegally furnished classified rocket technology to the Communist Chinese government.

Another CitiGroup director is John M. Deutch (CFR), former head of the CIA. Deutch resigned his CIA position after he was caught with unauthorized classified information on his laptop computer. He is also a director on the board of CMS Energy, which has admitted to sham transactions with several other energy companies.

CitiBank was caught laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in cocaine money through the private account of the brother of the Mexican president. The only consequence was the resignation of a vice president.

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) played a large role in enabling the Enron scams. Arthur Levitt, the New York Democrat fund-raiser was appointed chairman of the commission by Bill Clinton. During his tenure, the SEC granted Enron huge exemptions from security laws. Although Levitt claims he can t recall the exemptions, a former SEC regulator told Insight Magazine Levitt was involved in the decision. Experts say the exemptions allowed Enron to set up its sham offshore partnerships that played such a large role in the meltdown. Levitt is now a senior analyst for the Carlyle Group.

A book could (and probably should) be written about corporate governance through former government officials and titans of industry on corporate boards, of which most are committed globalists. Space considerations have only permitted a brief sampling of the phenomenon here.

No list would be complete without examining the connections of Herbert S. (Pug) Winokur, not exactly a household name. Winokur was chairman of the Enron finance committee. He is a former chairman and CEO of Dyncorp and currently chairs its compensation committee.

Catherine Austin Fitts has authored a devastating expose of Winokur and his influence. Fits is a former managing director of the Wall Street firm Dillon, Reed & Co., a former assistant secretary of HUD and president of the Hamilton Securities Group. The following information (some of it paraphrased) is from her expose titled, "Damage Control at Dyncorp Harm at Harvard."

Winokur (a Harvard graduate) is a director of the Harvard Corporation and Harvard Management Company. His investment firm, Capricorn Holdings, is a lead investor in Dyncorp.

Winokur claims he and other Enron directors were mislead by Arthur Anderson and Enron management and it legal counsel as to the true nature of its financial structure. Yet Highfields Capital which manages a large portion of Harvard s $19 billion endowment, reaped a quick profit of somewhere between $50-120 million through short sales (puts) of Enron stock. Fitts suspects insider trading.

In addition to its contracts with the CIA and State Department, Dyncorp manages, under contract, much of the financial data and other electronic records of the SEC, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Justice (including the FBI), and the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Between just two of those departments, DOD and HUD, over $3 trillion dollars cannot be accounted for by auditors since 1997. Fitts asks the question, "Could it have moved through the 300-plus subsidiaries that Enron operated in the Cayman Islands?"

And who are the auditors? Dyncorp, DOD and HUD all use Arthur Andersen. In a letter directed to Winokur, Fitts asks him how he can allow Dyncorp to continue to us Arthur Andersen while he claims the auditors misled (lied to) him at Enron.

In closing, Fitts laments (justifiably)," Still worse yet, while most activists are trumpeting the dog and pony show being given by Congress, the SEC and the General Accounting Office (GAO), full of blustery rhetoric and convenient outrage, what the government and Congress are really doing is giving the bad guys all the time they need to destroy evidence, transfer assets, and hide the money."