domestic counterintelligence operations of this type are – apparently – perpetrated by federal agents and intelligence/security contractors, sometimes with the support of state and local law enforcement personnel.
operations of this type are, apparently, perpetrated by private investigators and vigilantes – including former agents and cops, some of whom are members of the quasi-governmental Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), sometimes on behalf of corporate clients and others with connections to the public and private elements of America’s security industry.
I know that one of the victims said he was very happy and that he felt that justice was served, but I actually am disappointed in this settlement for a number of reasons.
They give the corporate state the ammunition to impose harsher forms of control and expand the powers of internal security.”JOHN KIRIAKOU: I know the ACLU is very happy.
That’s law enforcement.service as a socially acceptable way of expressing criminal tendencies.
A guy who has strong criminal tendencies but is too much of a coward to be one, would wind up in a place like the CIA if he had the education.”…The CIA dedicates a huge portion of its budget figuring how to select, control, and manage its own work force. Most CIA officers consider themselves to be soldiers.
The goal of such operations – in the parlance of counterintelligence agents – is – a phrase which also captures the nature of the crime: cowardly, unethical (and often illegal), but difficult to prove legally because it generates minimal forensic evidence.
Tactics include – but are not limited to – slander, blacklisting, “mobbing” (intense, organized harassment in the workplace), “black bag jobs” (residential break-ins), abusive phone calls, computer hacking, framing, threats, blackmail, vandalism, “street theater” (staged physical and verbal interactions with minions of the people who orchestrate the stalking), harassment by noises, and other forms of bullying.