Patriot Act, a Nazi law: Ex-CIA official

The United States
Patriot Act is similar to the legislations carried out by the Nazi
Germany in the World War II era, a former CIA officer says.

“The Patriot Act was similar to legislation carried out by the Nazis
because essentially it was using terrorism in both cases as an excuse
to strip civil liberties that were enjoyed in both countries; in the
United States and Germany,” Phillip Giraldi said in an interview with
Press TV.

“Governments have been willing to use fear, such as fear of
terrorism, and fear of the enemy, as a way to get the people lined up in
support of government policies. Very often these policies are
essentially bad for the people because they take away many of their
rights,” the former CIA officer said.

He went on to say that the relationship between the American
citizens and the US government has changed for the worse since the
introduction of the Patriot Act, adding that Americans had not become
any safer by their rights being stripped away.

The US Patriot Act and desecration of the constitution has brought a
dictatorship surveillance society of phone tapping, hidden cameras and
policy brutality in the United States, Giraldi said.

The act, which was hastily adopted six weeks after the 2001
terrorist attacks, allows the US government to spy on its citizens
without …

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