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Snipers Planned on Targeting Occupy Wall Street Sites, FBI Neglects Threat

By John Bravo
Posted Dec 28, 2012 in Politics
Thanks to a freedom of information request by the PCJ (Partnership for Civil Justice) that was released last week, we have learned that the FBI intentionally ignored threats directed at various Occupy Wall Street sites in major cities. Such blatant dereliction of duty by our government should send chills down the spine of every American.
The document verbage in question is in the middle (p. 61) and states: “One identified (REDACTED) as of October planned to engage in sniper attacks against protesters in Houston, Texas if deemed necessary. An identified (REDACTED) had received intelligence that indicated the protesters in New York and Seattle planned similar protests in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas. (REDACTED) planned to gather intelligence against the leaders of the protest group and obtain photographs, then formulate a plan to kill the leadership by suppressed sniper rifles.” Counter Punch adds: Could the FBI have been so close to the plotters, whoever they are, that it felt confident it could simply instruct them to call off their plan — or put it on hold? We can’t know from the heavily redacted documents that have thus far been pried loose from the bureau. But it would not be that surprising if it turns out there is some link between the would-be assassins and the government. It would just be Nixon’s COINTELPRO all over again, where local police were killing activists as part of a nationally organized campaign.
This would completely fly in the face of what the American people have been told. The Huffington Post points out: In September, the Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union obtained documents that detailed the FBI's surveillance of the Occupy movement in that region. At the time, the FBI told the San Francisco Chronicle that its investigations were being performed in a way that "respects liberty and privacy and avoids unnecessary intrusions into the lives of law-abiding people."
Is this proof that the government has no intention of protecting us, and may actually allow harm to the American people? Only you can be the judge of that, but the information is there...

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