Warning: this is not satire--or is it?

David Quarter davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 29 12:04:27 MDT 2003


From:           	Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>


> NY Times, July 29, 2003
> Pentagon Prepares a Futures Market on Terror Attacks
> By CARL HULSE
> 
> WASHINGTON, July 28 — The Pentagon office that proposed spying 
> electronically on Americans to monitor potential terrorists has a new 
> experiment. It is an online futures trading market, disclosed today by 
> critics, in which anonymous speculators would bet on forecasting 
> terrorist attacks, assassinations and coups.
> 

  I recall hearing today on CNN that the idea has been scrapped. 
Perhaps, I heard wrong.

DOQ






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