What the media are saying about this site and the FBI....

On Friday, 28 June 2002, I sent the following mail to the FBI:

To: nipc.watch@fbi.gov, oslo@usa.no
From: Tarjei Straume <tastraum@uncletaz.com>
Subject: what the media are saying about me and the FBI....
Cc: worldwidetv.letters@bbc.co.uk, letters@nytimes.com, tips@wired.com

I need some contact info if at all possible in a situation like this.

Please beware that the content of this message/inquiry is not urgent or important, and that it has nothing to do with criminal investigations. It's about a personal PR ego trip. It's about a claim allegedly being made by the chief of the criminal police in Norway, Arne Huuse of Kripos, that the FBI is "investigating" my website. I'm having a ball.

I don't think he has said this directly, but the media say that he said so - which gives me interesting PR and increased traffic on my site that I welcome and enjoy - but because everything mr. Huuse says is always immediately published nationally like gospel wisdom coming from a prophet, I'd like to poke a little hole in his balloon. Are you with me so far?

Someone who reads Norwegian can get the story from the following webpages:

http://uncletaz.com/norsktaz/kripos/eventyr.html

(If you don't read Norwegian, a useful comparison is the CIA kiddie page at https://www.cia.gov/cia/ciakids/ )

This is my own summary of the background and the most recent developments, with a highly entertaining climax dating from a year ago, when mr. Huuse called me on the phone and demanded that I removed the webpage from the web altogether, because I was making fun of Kripos and the pages in question became so popular that they turned up as no. 3 and 4 (of almost 12 thousand results) if you did a search on "Kripos" at the biggest search engine, http://www.google.com/. It's still like that.

But now for the real screamer, that has NOT been published in the media, but which I describe on my own site (see the above link): Arne Huuse, who is the chief of the criminal police in Norway, a national icon protecting the public from crooks and criminals - well, he didn't know how to look up my name, although my name, address, phone numbers, email etc. is published all over my site in addition to my very RESUME in Norwegian and English, PLUS the fact that this domain, uncletaz.com, is registered in my name at Internic (see http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/ .) All this info - also included in my sig below - is posted all over my site.

What the police chief told me on the phone a year ago was that my name had popped up in connection with the webpage http://uncletaz.com/norsktaz/kripos/ through an FBI investigation. I almost broke out laughing, which made him pretty angry. I promised to remove the stolen logo (which I did), but that wasn't enough for him. The entire page (with its hilarious links) would have to go. On the contrary, I expanded it and challenged him to prosecute. Nothing of the kind happened, of course, because there's nothing illegal there without the Kripos logo.

And now, a year later, the press becomes interested, so they interview me and they interview Huuse, and they write headlines saying that Huuse "verifies" that my website is being investigated by the FBI at his request. A closer look at these stories reveals that Huuse has not been careless enough to make such a claim, but only to say that the FBI _HAS_ _BEEN_ _INVOLVED_ in this investigation. Doing what? Looking up my name with a few mouse clicks because the chief didn't know how? I need to know. The public needs to know. Every country has the right to know if their police chief is an idiot. And, I would add, it's too risky for the FBI to cooperate with police chiefs around the world who can't tie their own shoes - especially in such a serious hour as the present.

Here are the media stories from last week - requiring a knowledge of Norwegian:

http://uncletaz.com/norsktaz/kripos/Kripos_Nettavisen.pdf

http://pub.tv2.no/dyn-nettavisen/innenriks/?archiveSection=2&archiveItem=219990

http://www.dagsavisen.no/innenriks/apor/2002/06/662683.shtml

http://www.siste.no/59/24/01/7.html

Back to basics: The Norwegian public, the Norwegian media, and Yours Truly, (and perhaps even the whole world), need to know that this celebrated supercop of Norway doesn't appear to have any brains.

Final comment: The U.S. government has to stop firing feds and G-men for smiling, even involuntarily when tickled.

Sincerely,
--
Tarjei Straume
Slettel√łkka 39a
0597 Oslo
22 25 37 68

993 09 685
http://uncletaz.com/
mailto:tastraum@uncletaz.com

 

..... and this is what the FBI had to say:

Delivered-To: uncletaz-tastraum@uncletaz.com
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 15:21:41 -0400
From: Nipcwatch <nipc.watch@fbi.gov>
Reply-To: nipc.watch@fbi.gov
X-Accept-Language: en-us
To: Tarjei Straume <tastraum@uncletaz.com>
Subject: Re: what the media are saying about me and the FBI....

Thank you for contacting the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). The NIPC appreciates your interest in cyber/infrastructure protection, and recommends you contact your local FBI office and law enforcement authorities if you have information concerning possible physical/cyber threats to U.S. critical infrastructure.

Your e-mail inquiry appears to focus on issues that are neither within the FBI's jurisdiction nor are specifically related to critical infrastructure protection.

Sincerely,
~mlm
NIPC Watch and Warning Unit

 

Conclusion:

Criminal police chief Arne Huuse of Kripos is full of shit, because my website and my quarrel with Huuse is

 

NOT WITHIN THE FBI'S JURISDICTION!

 

dough

Kripos Offisielle Hjemmeside

(the webpage Arne Huuse hates)

 

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