Iraqi Biometric Database Could Become Extermination List, Pentagon Says


Iraqi Biometric Database Could Become Extermination List, Pentagon Says

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are being enrolled in a U.S military-run biometric database, seeded with Saddam Hussein’s own spy files. The Army created the database to help the occupation forces tell good guys from bad guys, but the program’s manager Lieutenant Colonel John Velliquette admitted to DANGER ROOM’s Noah Shachtman that the Iraqi biometric database could become a “hit list if it gets in the wrong hands.”

Of course, something like that could never happen here, when we are all carrying biometric ID’s to prove we aren’t “terrorists”.

One Response to “Iraqi Biometric Database Could Become Extermination List, Pentagon Says”

  1. December 19th, 2007 | 10:35 am

    […] I first blogged about the possibility of this back here; now it’s coming. U.S. forces in Iraq soon will be equipped with high-tech equipment that will let them process an Iraqi’s biometric data in minutes and help American soldiers decide whether they should execute the person or not, according to its inventor. […]