Opinion by Gary Revel
COINTELPRO – COINTEL Program – Counterintelligence Program was a series of covert action programs established and directed by J. Edgar Hoover’s Federal Bureau of Investigation to disrupt, neutralize and destroy any effectiveness of many domestic groups and individuals in the United States of America. Some of these individuals were; Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, H. “Rap” Brown, Elijah Muhammad, Maxwell Stanford, Dick Gregory, Huey Newton, David Hilliard, Ron Karenga, Charles Koen, Sylvester Bell, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Fred Hampton, Mark Clark, Geronimo Pratt, John William Washington, Richard Henry, Muhammed Kenyatta, Jeff Fort.
Some of the operatives doing the work for these programs conspired with other covert and criminal associations to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy as well as others on their target list. The FBI then used it’s power to direct the investigations of the assassinations toward the lone nut gunman theory in each case regardless of little evidence to prove it. The evidence that would have proven their role in the assassinations was either ignored or corrupted to assure their success.
The operatives used techniques and methods designed for wholesale wartime counterintelligence work. Actions included murder, bribery, extortion, promotion of violence, threats, false characterizations, conspiracy, postal fraud and in general criminal activity in the range of operating as if they were an Organized Crime Family. Their activities included using financing and manipulation for the manufacture of news and various other publishing resources to promote their views and the cover up of their crimes.
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