Why America’s Law Enforcement Empire Resembles Secret Police in a Dictatorship, by Philip M. Giraldi

Posted: December 19, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The biggest danger posed by 9/11 has been the US government’s response to it. From Philip Giraldi at strategic-culture.org:

Secret police are characteristic of dictatorships, or so goes the conventional thinking on the subject. Police in democracies operate for the most part transparently and within a set of rules and guidelines that limits their ability to gratuitously punish citizens who have done nothing wrong. If a policeman operating under rule-of-law steps out of line, he can be held accountable. That is also conventional thinking.

But what happens when an ostensibly “democratic” police force becomes corrupted and starts doing things that are outside its zone of responsibility, and does so to benefit a political relationship that will in turn protect those who have broken the law under cover of carrying out their official duties? That is the characteristic of what we have been calling a “deep state,” where forces drawn generally…

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