Is the FBI resurrecting COINTELPRO to “neutralize” Occupy?

Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm by

The FBI’s counterintelligence program COINTELPRO, which dates back to the 1950s, may have a new target and a new chapter in its long history of undermining political movements in America. Originally instituted to disrupt communist party activities in the US, COINTELPRO operations officially ceased in 1971. Between 1956 and 1971, however, COINTELPRO targeted many other domestic groups, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others  associated with the civil rights movement, as well as groups protesting the Vietnam War. Recently, BORDC  and its executive director Shahid Buttar have shed light on the emergence of a COINTELPRO 2.0. And, now, it seems the Occupy Wall Street movement is in its sights.

Alternet reports that the FBI has “launched a war of entrapment” against Occupy. A close examination of the “Cleveland 5″ and Chicago NATO arrests paints a frightening picture reminiscent of the original COINTELPRO. As Will Potter, author of Green is the New Red, a book analyzing FBI entrapment plots, explained, the two incidents are “a reflection of an ongoing pattern of behavior from the FBI of singling out political activities and having a direct influence in creating so-called terrorist plots for the purpose of proclaiming a victory in the war on terrorism.”  In an op-ed for the New York Times, David Shipler writes that of the 22 most serious attacks planned against America after September 11, 2001, “14 were developed in sting operations.”

The mechanics of COINTELPRO remain the same. These tactics, beginning with infiltration, have been used against Leftists and Muslim Americans alike.  The thousands of Occupy members or anyone with political agendas such as environmental or animal rights activists are at risk. In fact, Occupy is reportedly plagued by other infiltrators, in addition to the FBI.

While COINTELPRO may have formally ended in 1971, it is undoubtedly functioning in 2012.

2 Responses to “Is the FBI resurrecting COINTELPRO to “neutralize” Occupy?”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Resurrecting? what the hell are you talking about. According to Ted Gunderson, Bob Levin and other former FBI Officers COINTELPRO never ended after the Church Committe hearings, only now according to Gunderson it is much worse because they are using Directed Energy Weapons such as microwave weapons ( which have been around for 60 yeyars) and 24/7 organized surveillance/smearing on hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans in conjunction with all the members of the Fusion Centers. So that is all the members of the Fusion Centers. A FOIA report in a Wired Magazine article lists 300,000 plus National Security Letters issued since year 2000. This is done with NO DUE PROCESS. If anybody got their hands of this damn list you would find hundreds of thousands of ordinary innocent Americans being tortured on this extrajudicial vendetta program and if justice were done, new Nuremberg trials would be held followed by mass executions of our government leaders who have perpetrated false flag black operations such as Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Obama, Biden and many others. i would take a front row seat for their executions with popcorn in hand and a huge smile as justice was done.

    Remember to thank a soldier for fighting in the middle east for Central Bankers.

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