Published on Friday, 25 March 2016 08:00
"We want no Gestapo or secret police. FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail… [J.] Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him." (US President Harry S. Truman)
So begins a recent commentary by our guest for this Good Friday edition of TMR, the constitutional attorney and author John. W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Foundation, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organisation headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. With his recent article—"America's Gestapo : The FBI's Reign of Terror"—as our focus, we discuss the significance of the FBI in the seemingly-inexorable transformation of the USA into a police state, and consider the example of Jesus as an activist in Roman-occupied Palestine.
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[FBI, SWAT, surveillance, extremism, terrorism, domestic, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, drones, NWO, ECHELON, Five Eyes, Orwell, Huxley, Philip K Dick, Minority Report, Precrime, Jesus, Martin Luther King, John Lennon, COINTELPRO, entrapment, informants, National Security Letters, PATRIOT Act, Stingray, Triggerfish, Network Investigative Techniques, agent provocateurs, crisis actors]