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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Indymedia: FBI using third nations to identify posters

Update: Equipment returned; Italian court issued the request. -- 18 Oct 04.

Original Blog

No let up in the hunt to stamp out the Bill of Rights and free speech.

This is is priority NINE [9] on the list, but FBI continues to have insufficient resources to meet their NUMBER ONE priority.

1. Protect the United States from terrorist attack.
2. Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage.
3. Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes.
4. Combat public corruption at all levels.
5. Protect civil rights.
6. Combat transnational and national criminal organizations and enterprises.
7. Combat major white-collar crime.
8. Combat significant violent crime.
9. Support federal, state, county, municipal, and international partners.
10. Upgrade technology to successfully perform the FBI’s mission.

Even though the court recently ruled that secret-trials could not occur, this does not mean that the FBI has to follow the law: It can intimidate anyone if it can get a third party to violate the law and target people.

This is what happpened in Guantanamo.

Massachusettes is one of the targeted states.

Why is a priority-9 objective getting so much attention, but there are inadequate resources to translate information to support priority number one?