Friday, December 28, 2012

Dave Lindorff — FBI Ignored Deadly Threat to Occupiers

Commenting on this peculiar lack of action by the FBI and other national anti-terrorist organizations, Partnership for Civil Justice executive director Maya Verheyden-Hilliard says, “The documents we’ve obtained show that the FBI was acting as a private intelligence and protective agency for Wall Street and the banks against people who are engaged in First Amendment-protected free speech activities. Yet here you had a real terrorist threat, which, if the FBI were serious about combating and preventing terrorism it would have acted upon, and it did nothing!”.... 
In reality, the only violence at the hundreds of Occupy movement actions during late 2011 and early 2012 across the US, from New York to Boston to Los Angeles to Seattle, was perpetrated by heavily armed police. Occupy activists were the victims, not the perpetrators of this violence and criminal behavior.
Now it turns out that when some as yet unidentified group or organization — possibly even one affiliated with banking interests for all we know — actually plotted to assassinate Occupy activists and leaders, those same intelligence and national, state and local police agencies, instead of protecting the public, turned their backs and did nothing about it.
Perhaps the very “loose coalition” nature of the Occupy Movement, which has consciously avoided having or following leaders, in the end saved it from attack, as the plotters with their sniper rifles never were able to ascertain who their targets should be.
FBI Ignored Deadly Threat to Occupiers
Dave Lindorff
(h/t Kevin Fathi via email)


Matt Franko said...

Any data on the nationality of the hit teams Tom?


Tom Hickey said...

Appears to be domestic from what I can gather. Doubt there is much international interest in Occupy in the US.

beowulf said...

John Gotti gets a warning but Occupied does not, because why?

Accompanied by two to six companions, Gotti usually takes a table where his back is to the wall and with a wide-angle view of anyone approaching. He did not noticeably alter his habits or reinforce his bodyguards after an F.B.I. warning in 1987 that members of the rival Genovese crime family were suspected of plotting to kill him....