Wednesday, October 14, 2009

International Police Peacekeeping?

This story makes the "New World Order" conspiracy theorists look rather prescient.

Global Policing Doctrine Backed By Interpol and U.N.:

Interpol and the United Nations are poised to become partners in fighting crime by jointly grooming a global police force that would be deployed as peacekeepers among rogue nations riven by war and organized crime, officials from both organizations say.

On Monday, justice and foreign ministers from more than 60 countries, including the United States and China, are gathering in Singapore for a meeting hosted by the two international organizations.

It is the first step toward creating what Interpol calls a “global policing doctrine” that would enable Interpol and the United Nations to improve the skills of police peacekeepers, largely by sharing a secure communications network and a vast electronic trove of criminal information, including DNA records, fingerprints, photographs and fugitive notices.
Wait a minute. A "global policing doctrine" making use of "global databases"? I'm normally a supporter of Interpol and most U.N. efforts, but this story (via Global Sociology) is scary.
“The police will be trained and equipped differently with resources,” Mr. [Ronald K. Noble, secretary general of Interpol] said. “When they stop someone, they will be consulting global databases to determine who they are stopping.”

U.N. police are already battling kidnappings and drug crime in Haiti and illicit lumber trading in Liberia. The aim of the joint effort is to increase the ability to track the movement of criminals around the world by sharing resources and common standards, according to Mr. Noble. He is also pressing ahead with plans for special electronic passports for the agency’s staff of more than 600 Interpol investigators to speed border crossings.
It's ironic that the first American to head Interpol is the one pushing this uniquely American idea, yet most countries seem to be embracing it. I wonder, though, how receptive Texas or California (or any state) would be when Interpol investigators "speed across the border" and start kicking ass in our War on Drugs?

While the need for international cooperation in law enforcement is understandable (would that this applied to white collar crimes as well), the formation of a "global policing doctrine" with "global databases" targeted at street level crimes should give everyone pause.

And damn those members of the Tri-Lateral Commission, Illuminati, Freemasons, and Bildergurgers. They've outfoxed us again!

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