Code Name: 'Basketball'
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CLG Exclusive: Citizens For Legitimate Government can report
today an exclusive story about the Total Information Awareness program (TIA),
initiated by Admiral (retired) John Poindexter. CLG exclusive source
tells us that a day after 9-11, Poindexter’s office of the TIA program
was already established in the Pentagon. Says inside, unnamed source,
Poindexter had the TIA program ready to roll out on 9/12/2001, the day
after 9-11. Five days after 9-11, the TIA office was fully functional.
Asked if that means the program was ready to rollout previous to 9/11,
the source familiar with the program and privy to top-secret government
contractors said, "of course."
The Total Information Awareness Program that was headed by Poindexter
was disassembled after Congress decided against it, rightly asserting
that it constituted an invasion of citizen privacy. TIA chief, Admiral
John Poindexter, resigned August 29, 2003, amidst controversy over TIA
as well as the revelation of a DARPA program that would have allowed
investors to bet on assassinations and terror attacks.
However, the CLG's exclusive inside source familiar with program says
that as is the case with all ghosts, they never really go away. The TIA
program, headed by Poindexter, has been completely reassembled under an
intelligence agency of the US government, operating under the same terms
as intended by Poindexter. No longer called TIA, the new code name for
the project is "Basketball." Under the name "Basketball," that is, TIA
has bounced to a new office and is still collecting information about
Citizens For Legitimate Government
December 2, 2004