The FBI like the CIA is tasked to protect the status quo of those who wield power. We know the CIA has and still does operate against Americans within the US. We know the results of the experiments the CIA has conducted within the US in population control have been passed to the FBI and private corporations that constitute the PRCIA.
In this section there are three articles on the subject of the history and present status of CIA/FBI plots against change:
Overt and Suspected Covert Political Assassinations in America 1953-2011
by Ed Harding
Fake Plots Get Busted, Real Ones Get a Pass The FBI’s Dubious Record on Prosecuting Terror Plots by DAVE LINDORFF
COINTELPRO Revisited – Spying & Disruption
By Brian Glick
author of War at Home, South End Press
How Did It Work?
The FBI secretly instructed its field offices to propose schemes to
“misdirect, discredit, disrupt and otherwise neutralize “specific
individuals and groups. Close coordination with local police and
prosecutors was encouraged. Final authority rested with top FBI
officials in Washington, who demanded assurance that “there is no
possibility of embarrassment to the Bureau.” More than 2000 individual
actions were officially approved. The documents reveal three types of
1. Infiltration: Agents and informers did not merely spy on political
activists. Their main function was to discredit and disrupt. Various
means to this end are analyzed below.
2. Other forms of deception: The FBI and police also waged
psychological warfare from the outside — through bogus publications,
forged correspondence, anonymous letters and telephone calls, and
similar forms of deceit.
3. Harassment, intimidation and violence: Eviction, job loss,
break-ins, vandalism, grand jury subpoenas, false arrests, frame-ups,
and physical violence were threatened, instigated or directly
employed, in an effort to frighten activists and disrupt their
movements. Government agents either concealed their involvement or
fabricated a legal pretext. In the case of the Black and Native
American movements, these assaults — including outright political
assassinations — were so extensive and vicious that they amounted to
terrorism on the part of the government.
What Effect Did It Have?
COINTELPRO’s impact is difficult to fully assess since we do not know
the entire scope of what was done (especially against such pivotal
targets as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, SNCC and SDS), and we have
no generally accepted analysis of the Sixties. It is clear, however,
– COINTELPRO distorted the public’s view of radical groups in a way
that helped to isolate them and to legitimize open political
– It reinforced and exacerbated the weaknesses of these groups, making
it very difficult for the inexperienced activists of the Sixties to
learn from their mistakes and build solid, durable organizations.
– Its violent assaults and covert manipulation eventually helped to
push some of the most committed and experienced groups to withdraw
from grass-roots organizing and to substitute armed actions which
isolated them and deprived the movement of much of its leadership.
– COINTELPRO often convinced its victims to blame themselves and each
other for the problems it created, leaving a legacy of cynicism and
despair that persists today.
– By operating covertly, the FBI and police were able to severely
weaken domestic political opposition without shaking the conviction of
most US people that they live in a democracy, with free speech and the
rule of law.
Overt and Suspected Covert Political Assassinations in America 1953-2011
by Ed Harding, http://www.stoppoliticalassassinations.com/#Assassinations
The sad reality is that the political backlash against all of the political progress of the 1960’s, including civil rights, the war on poverty, the peace movement, the counterculture, feminism, environmentalism, the greens, and increased human rights, including gay rights, has led to too many political activists and targeted individuals being murdered. The most prominent murders of political activists and targeted individuals in the 1960’s were overt, but covert murders of political activists and targeted individuals are alleged to have occurred between 1953-2011.
In addition to activists occasionally dying in political conflict flashpoints, murders by the Klu Klux Klan in the 1960s, and other lethal hate crimes, the U.S. federal government established at least 3 secret police task forces that went about the illegal business of illegal covert political repression, and that tragically sometimes included the accidental death or even the deliberate murder or assassination of political activists and/or targeted individuals. These repressive secret police task forces were and/or are
2) Operation Chaos, and
3) the FBI SID or SID, the Special Intelligence Division, an alleged FBI or interagency U.S. secret police or black ops task force.
COINTELPRO was Hoover’s FBI’s secret police covert war against left-wing political activism in the 1960s. Illegal COINTELPRO-style political repression continued long after the FBI’s official COINTELPRO program was shut down in April 1971, the month after the Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI seized FBI COINTELPRO records on March 8, 1971. FBI SID workers in 2005-2011 sometimes identify themselves as COINTELPRO.
Operation Chaos was the CIA’s secret police war against left-wing political activism and the counterculture. The FBI SID, or the SID, the Special Intelligence Division, is an alleged FBI or interagency U.S. secret police task force that allegedly engaged in political repression of targeted individuals and political activists from allegedly around 1979 to now. Its workers routinely identify themselves by using the words “COINTELPRO” and/or “psywar”. The FBI SID combines very hi-tech political persecution, blatantly illegal gangstalking and smearing political opponents, and the blatantly illegal widespread use of methamphetamine speed to keep illegal black ops covert electronic psychological warfare or psywar repression workers in their top-secret hi-tech offices functioning in emotionally draining, very screwed up, often sleep-deprived, and tragically almost demonically evil working environments. The FBI SID and/or allied U.S. secret police workers, aka COINTELPRO, routinely infiltrate and disrupt social change events and presumably social change organizations also.
Before I recount the sad, tragic truth of overt and suspected covert political assassination in America from 1953-2011, please be aware that most political repression in the United States is both covert and nonlethal. It involves a certain level of political harassment inflicted by illegal repression workers, who are often secret police workers in search of paid gangstalking hours with corrupt criminal secret police bosses in search of targeted individuals to harass and/or organizations to harass and/or infiltrate. They are not cops or feds in search of crimes to solve or in search of criminals to arrest. FBI SID workers are criminals employed and paid by a very small and very corrupt part of the federal government. FBI SID workers daily commit crimes against usually innocent targeted individuals. The current main problem is that the FBI SID, with an estimated budget of 200 million or more/year, allegedly mostly or almost entirely paid from the FBI’s budget (but also possibly paid for in the secret black box part of the federal budget), occasionally kills targeted individuals while trying to spend all of their money every year on political repression work and keeping thousands of covert political repression workers paid and unarrested and unsquealing. I honestly believe that the FBI SID has suffered so much mission creep that it is now probably mostly about FBI SID workers’ greed for money and many of their office workers’ addiction to expensive illegal methamphetamine speed. Their repression work is dehumanizing and disgraceful, and many of their electronic harassment office workers became addicted to methamphetamine speed while trying to cope with their sickening and dehumanizing work.
The cost of some very good people being assassinated is incalculable. How much better would America be, for example, if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had not been assassinated in 1968? And America was shocked and stunned by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an enemy of Hoover’s FBI, in 1963. Each political assassination of a good person deprives all of us of what they would have contributed to America’s future. There are 6 major categories of political assassinations that I am aware of in America from 1953-2011. This topic is so complex that whole books have been written about single suspected assassinations, so I’m sure that there is a lot that is not included in this very brief review. These 6 categories are:
1. Overt political assassinations from 1953-1980, including 41 Jim Crow and/or KKK murder victims, including many civil rights activists murdered in the south from 1955-1968.
2. Armed conflict at the Native American Oglala Lakota or Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota from 1973-1976. American Indian Movement members allege that GOONs, or “Guardians of the Oglala Nation” killed many AIM activists between 1973-1976 at the Native American Oglala Lakota or Sioux Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. (Another version of these allegations at www.aics.org/WK/pineridge.html was hacked on 1/26/09 by the exact same strategy used to hack EmpowermentResources.com around 1/7/09-1/10/09.) The FBI finally got around to reporting their version of these American Indian Movement 1973-1976 deaths at the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in 2000, 24-27 years later.
3. Suspected and alleged covert assassinations of countercultural musicians, 1967-1981. Documented in operation CHAOS: The CIA’s War Against the Sixties Counterculture, by Mae Brussel in 1976, and also including the assassination of John Lennon in 1980 and the untimely illness and death of Bob Marley in 1981. “The nine years in which the musicians allegedly overdosed, drank themselves to death, drove over cliffs, hung themselves, choked, crashed their motorcycles, went insane, or freaked out without any reasonable explanation, were the same years that the FBI and CIA waged a domestic war against any kind of dissent.”
4. Suspected covert murders of prominent left-wing activists, 1976-now.
5. Suspected covert murders of targeted individuals, 1953-now. Covert murders since the 1970’s tended to use a covert slow kill assassination strategy (sometimes euphemistically referred to a neutralizing the target), wearing the victim down with psywar harassment, covert harassment, and paid gangstalking harassment.
6. Also, from 1968-1972, Operation Phoenix during the Vietnam War apparently degenerated into U.S. death squads or hit squads killing or assassinating instead of capturing suspected NLF communists in Vietnam. Some fear this legacy was carried over now targeting innocent peacetime American citizens.
The FBI’s Dubious Record on Prosecuting Terror Plots
January 20, 2015
Fake Plots Get Busted, Real Ones Get a Pass
The FBI’s Dubious Record on Prosecuting Terror Plots
by DAVE LINDORFF
If you’re planning to commit an act of terror in the US and want to be left alone by the FBI, make sure your target is something, or someone, that the US government doesn’t like or care about.
Consider these two terrorist plots.
Just last week, on Jan. 14, the FBI announced that it had arrested Christopher Lee Cornell, a guy in Ohio the bureau alleges had plans to attack Congress with pipe bombs and guns. Apparently acting alone, Cornell is alleged by the FBI to have “researched how to make pipe bombs” (there’s no indication that he actually made or tested any actual bombs), and to have purchased a pair of M-15 semi-automatic rifles and ammunition. How Cornell, who is described as a self-styled “jihadist,” but one with no real connection with foreign Islamic militants, planned to get past the metal detectors and tight security at the Capitol Building in Washington, was not explained, and probably was not known to Cornell himself. It also appears that the FBI was watching Cornell all along, and no doubt encouraging him too, as it was working with a snitch — a man facing prosecution who was in communication with Cornell and may well have been a provocateur, given the Bureau’s prior history of luring vulnerable people into planning terror acts which it then busts.
Compare this case with one we reported on earlier here, which was in the works in the fall of 2011. I’m referring to a terrorism plot in Houston, TX, which the FBI never did report publicly, but which was instead disclosed only thanks to some documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act in 2012 by the Washington, DC-based public interest law firm Partnership for Civil Justice, and which involved an apparently well-developed plan to assassinate leaders of the Houston Occupy Movement. Those documents — internal memos sent out by FBI offices in Houston and Gainesville, FL — refer to “one identified (deleted)” that “planned to engage in sniper attacks against protesters in Houston, Texas if deemed necessary.”
The initial memo, sent to FBI headquarters in Washington from the Houston FBI office, went on to say that the “identified” plotters “had received intelligence that indicated the protesters in New York and Seattle planned similar protests in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas,” and that they “planned to gather intelligence against the leaders of the protest group and obtain photographs, then formulate a plan to kill the leadership by suppressed sniper rifles.”
A second memo, sent out by the Gainesville, FL FBI office, says that the Houston assassination plot, while not executed, was actually just put on hold. As that memo states: “writer sent via email an excerpt from the daily (DELETED) regarding FBI Houston’s (DELETED) to all IAs, SSRAs and SSA (DELETED) This (DELETED) identified the exploitation of the Occupy Movement by (LENGTHY DELETION) interested in developing a long-term plan to kill local Occupy leaders via sniper fire.”