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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Identity Cards And The MoD

The Ministry of Defence has disclosed it has either lost or had stolen more than 11,000 military ID cards in the last two years. The MoD declares that it takes the issue very seriously and must be the reason that steps are only now

after two years

being taken to improve general security awareness. This is entirely ambiguous as the statement does not direct where awareness is required. This could either be the MoD or the military personnel who have either lost or had their cards stolen. Or both. It's amazing anyway.

The introduction of ID cards into the general UQ (aka UK) public is a security issue that has its own national security implications:

A security issue and lost ID cards of security (military) personnel under the control of a department that is responsible for national security, and in a scenario concerning national security, is by definition a truly farcical situation

Cynically it's laughable, but in reality it's a dreadful indictment of this government and the attitude it has towards the population. The 'couldn't care less' attitude of a government that is interested only in milking the citizens who 'elected' it of everything financial. The citizens of UQ (aka UK) 'create' the wealth and the parasitic government takes it all. A disgrace and arguably in the realms of the criminal. That, of course, would never be allowed to be proven in much the same way that the UK went to war with Iraq on an allegedly illegal footing.

An MoD response is that with a photographic ID on the cards they would be difficult to be used successfully by an individual who is not on the photograph. That's an admission that it can be done. Well, just change the photo. Simple to do these days with the (computer) technology easily available to create an image and laminating devices to ensure a 'sealed' card. Instead of raising any sense of security, it does precisely the opposite.

According to an official Commons written answer, 4433 cards 'disappeared' in 2006 and 6812 in 2007.

And all in an atmosphere of paranoid security. The entire ID issue seems to be designed to instill fear and worry amongst UQ (aka UK) citizens.

'Create the situation and provide the solution'