How Can the Deep State Investigate Themselves?
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 9 pm EDT, Kevin Cook of The Kevin Cook Show along with co-host Heidi Hollis invites retired FBI investigator John Ligato to describe the seriousness of the undertaking by deep state government actors to undermine and influence state policy in our democratic process.
John Ligato is a South Philly native who found himself with the lead contingent of Marines into Hue’ City during the 1968 TET offensive in Vietnam. He captured the 6th NVA flag at the St. Joan of Arc school, which was displayed in the Marine Corps Museum. John was awarded three Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam in addition to other valor awards. The American Hero channel recently featured John in a documentary titled, Against the Odds.
For 10 years, John worked with developmentally disabled children before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he infiltrated the Italian Mafia and spent 8 years in deep cover.
The 2006 movie 10th and Wolf is a loosely based bio of his life. In 1999 John received the Attorney General’s and Director’s award for investigative excellence. – http://johnligato.com/
The Meaning of the Term “Deep State” in a Nutshell
The concept of a deep state in the United States is an argument that there exists a coordinated effort by career government employees and others to influence state policy without regard for democratically elected leadership. The term, which was originally used to refer to sophisticated shadow governments in countries like Turkey and post-Soviet Russia, has also been used in American political science to refer to entrenched government institutions wielding power, without necessarily implying a conspiracy. Detractors of the use of this term in reference to the U.S. government say that it does not describe the reality of the federal bureaucracy, and that its recent use in U.S. politics represents a conspiracy theory.
The term was used in numerous titles about the American government written by, for example, Marc Ambinder, David W. Brown, Peter Dale Scott and Mike Lofgren. The term gained widespread popularity during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in opposition to mainstream Republican and Democratic candidates and has also been used in 2017 during the Trump administratio
The Near Enemy by John Ligato
FBI Special Agent John Booker was in deep cover until a Mob guy was found fermenting in the Staten Island landfill. “It wasn’t ‘technically’ my fault,” did not cut the mustard with the bureaucrats, and Booker was banished to Cleveland. There, he is assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force and meets other like-minded agents. FBI Agent Gwen McNulty, aka Agent 36 due to her bra size, is tough, irreverent, and capable. Tommy Shoulders, a Cleveland cop, is profane and never met a regulation he wouldn’t massage. Booker also enlists rookie agents Gia Olson and Sean Gregory, who are both eager to kick some jihad ass. Booker discovers that government, political correctness and restrictive policies will make it impossible to ever solve the threat of lone wolf attacks. Booker and his team cannot get ahead of the problem without going rogue—so he decides to operate off the books. When Booker receives information that lone wolves plan to kill 100,000 people at an Ohio State football game, the agent must decide between family and country.
Though listed as a work of fiction, The Near Enemy is a frighteningly accurate account of why we are losing the war on terrorism, written by retired FBI agent John Ligato. – Get the Book!
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