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USA Today: Time to Dethrone the FBI – James Bovard

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 30, 2017

http://jimbovard.com/blog/2017/05/11/usa-today-time-to-dethrone-the-fbi/

The FBI-The story that keeps on giving.

In the late 1990s, the FBI Academy taught agents that subjects of investigations “have forfeited their right to the truth.” This doctrine helped fuel pervasive entrapment operations after 9/11. Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, estimated that only about 1% of the 500 people charged with international terrorism offenses in the decade after 9/11 were bona fide threats. Thirty times as many were induced by the FBI to behave in ways that prompted their arrest. The bureau’s informant program extends far beyond Muslims. It bankrolled an extremist right-wing New Jersey blogger and radio host for five years before his 2009 arrest for threatening federal judges. Read the rest of this entry »

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FBI Perspective: A Letter to Martin Luther King

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 18, 2017

Just to keep the FBI/Comey thing in perspective, there is a certain historical honesty to Comey’s shenanigans. The FIB is mostly a political tool. The honest taxpayer is not part of it’s equation.  They are all about image and getting arrests.  Even if they have to entrap half-wit “terrorists” who couldn’t find their ass with both hands let alone a detonator button.

For example-How many people remain falsely imprisoned because FBI hair analysis doesn’t work?  The FIB had a man convicted as a result of not being able to recognize dog hair.

In one particularly shocking case from 1978, two FBI-trained hair analysts who helped in the prosecution of a murder case couldn’t even tell the difference between human hair and dog hair.

Here is a portion of a letter J Edgar Hoover had sent to Martin Luther King.

King, look into your heart. You know you are a complete fraud and a great liability to all of us Negroes. White people in this country have enough frauds of their own but I am sure they don’t have one at this time anywhere near your equal. You are no clergyman and you know it. I repeat you are a colossal fraud and an evil, vicious one at that. You could not believe in God… Clearly you don’t believe in any personal moral principles.

King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. You have just 34 days in which to do it (this exact number has been selected for a specific reason, it has definite practical significance). You are done. There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.

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Why the FBI Has Always Been a Political Tool of Suppression | The Daily Bell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 14, 2017

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/why-the-fbi-has-always-been-a-political-tool-of-suppression/

It wasn’t for political purposes that the FBI sent a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. encouraging him to kill himself?

There is a dangerous myth that permeates the political arena that government agencies and bureaucrats can somehow be non-political and independent.

How absurd.

And then there are scarily independent agencies like the CIA and NSA who pretty much do whatever they want, regardless of who heads the Department.

But the FBI is a sketchy mix of independence and politics, and it always has been. From its inception, the first FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover made the agency a hotbed of political suppression, arresting anarchists and communists sometimes without warrants, and deporting thousands of immigrants based on minimal evidence of subversion. Read the rest of this entry »

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When the FBI Went After ‘Mad’ Magazine | Mental Floss

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 4, 2017

http://mentalfloss.com/article/65966/when-fbi-went-after-mad-magazine

Just two years later, in January 1960, Agent A. Jones was forced to file a second notice about the shenanigans at Mad. A recent issue had made not one, but two derogatory mentions of Hoover, including one in which he is blatantly and disrespectfully portrayed as being associated with a vacuum cleaner, “The Honorable J. Edgar Electrolux”:  

With Hoover it was all about him and “his” bureau.

In a memo dated November 30, 1957, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as “A. Jones” raised an issue of critical importance: “Several complaints to the Bureau have been made concerning the ‘Mad’ comic book [sic], which at one time presented the horror of war to readers.”

The war party is like a snowflake. Mustn’t let anyone ruin their good time.

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Why So Many People Believe the FBI Killed Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 4, 2017

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/why-so-many-people-believe-the-fbi-killed-martin-luther-king-jr/

Because these people have eyes, ears and a brain?

On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated, King gave a speech in which he denounced the Vietnam War, which the FBI took as proof of his communist affiliation.

Then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover even publicly denounced King as a liar and a fraud. He is believed to have also initiated a letter sent to King in 1964 accompanied by a tape from an alleged sex party in a DC hotel room. The letter appears to be crafted to sound like it was a disappointed former follower, describing King as an “evil, abnormal beast.” But that wouldn’t provide an explanation for how the disillusioned fan got access to all this knowledge on King’s “adulterous acts” “immoral conduct” and “sexual orgies.”

Only the FBI would have that knowledge, from the wiretaps and monitoring they were doing supposedly for national security purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

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