Extradition of UK hacker Gary McKinnon to the U.S. might reveal that NASA defrauded taxpayers for billions of dollars. If McKinnon loses his fight against extradition he could face up to 70 years in prison if found guilty of breaking into military computers and NASA computers.Â Then again, maybe not.
McKinnon claims to have discovered NASA files containing evidence of UFOs of extraterrestrial origin. Numerous Disclosure Project whistle-blowers formerly with Top Secret security clearance have revealed that NASA has hidden, destroyed, or altered videos or photos that contained images of UFOs or extraterrestrial life forms.
NASA gets more than $17 billion each year in annual funding. That translates into about $30 million from Denver taxpayers and $245 million from Colorado taxpayers. A significant portion of that is used to “Look for signs of life in other planetary systems” – one of the NASA objectives previously stated on its web site.
NASA’s web site has also stated “we are honest and ethical in all that we do”. And yet, NASA requests and allocates funding to “look for signs of life in other planetary systems”, while at the same time hiding, destroying or altering evidence of “signs of life” that it has already found.
McKinnonâs discovery has helpedÂ unveil not only possible fraud at NASA, but also the pathetic cyber-security in the U.S. also costing billions of dollars. The Obama administration is expected to implement another $15 billion in cyber-security upgrades. McKinnon could save the U.S. billions of dollars by exposing fraud while assisting in cyber-security upgrades.
If McKinnon had been a NASA employee, whistle-blower laws might have protected him. But currently these are weak laws. The Whistleblower Protection Act of 2007 needs passage butÂ it has been held up by the Bush administration for obvious reasons.
According to a Summary of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007,Â âThe bill would extend protections to âŠ Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Officeâ and also âto employees of companies with government contracts.âÂ It would also extend âprotections to employees of science-based agencies by providing that âabuse of authorityâ includes âany action that compromises the validity or accuracy of federally funded research and analysisâ and âthe dissemination of false or misleading scientific, medical, or technical informationâ.â The latter extension has NASA written all over it.
Coincidentally, the final decision by an UK judge on McKinnonâs fate will occur Jan. 20, 2009, the same day Barack Obama will be inaugurated as president. That could help McKinnon since members ofÂ the Obama Cabinet support disclosure of the âX-Filesâ on UFOs and extraterrestrial visitors. These files have been kept secret for more than 60 years by governments and a complicit media.
Remember Enron? One could easily conclude that NASA has been defrauding The People of the United States for billions of dollars. Maybe McKinnon should be rewarded, not punished.