(INTELLIHUB) — According to a Chelsea Manning article in The Guardian, government whistleblowers are also being targeted and watchlisted.

Manning writes that the program “‘works against innovation, creativity and the prevention of institutional corruption. Perhaps this is the real intent … to instill fear and project dominance throughout the intelligence community, the military and among government employees and contractors at large.’”

“Instill fear and project dominance.” Wait a minute. Isn’t that part of the Zersetzung tactics which the Stasi developed as a method of oppression against the East German populace? So are we now to understand that the U.S. government is even targeting its own employees?

It certainly sounds like this is the case and echoes what I stated yesterday in an Intellihub article titled The Deep State, Gang Stalking and Zersetzung: “the progenitors of this program are like cannibalistic snakes which occupy a pit. Eventually they may begin to consume each other.”

It sounds like the feast has already begun.

There is such a culture of paranoia and suspicion within the corridors of the Deep State that they don’t even trust each other. There have no oversight, and all of these safeties which are in place to “prevent leaks,” will diminish the chance for the evolution of an appropriate oversight mechanism for any intelligence organization.

This means that there are inherent organizational weaknesses within the intelligence community.

The Guardian article references the fact that there are more than 100,000 civilian and military employees who are under constant monitoring as potential “insider threats.” George Orwell obviously had some very prophetic insights.

According to The Guardian, the director of “the Whistleblower and Source Protection program at ExposeFacts … called Insider Threat a ‘modern-day McCarthyism that has friends and colleagues spy on and report each other.’”

In another Intellihub article entitled The Terrorist Watchlist, Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter, and Gang Stalking I cited references which revealed that Intelligence agencies such as the FBI, in conjunction with the DHS are creating a “Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter,” or a culture of snitches and informants, reminiscent of East Germany during the Cold War, throughout the United States. Apparently the government has installed its own internal monitoring apparatus as well. The Stasi and KGB would be impressed.

And the fact that the very agencies which are tasked with securing the United States are also clamping down on their people own highlights just how paranoid they are. Who do they trust? No-one. Not even people from within their own ranks.

And the fact that there is a type of inter-governmental or inter-agency Zersetzung network set up in order to prevent employees from blowing the whistle on potentially illegal or unethical activities is demonstrative of the fact that these agencies want free reign to act as they please — with zero oversight.

I also find it interesting that some of the red flags which are used to identify “potential insider threats” (i.e. whistleblowers), are created by the FBI and DHS in their illegal counter-intelligence program against targeted and watch-listed individuals who are not in the employ of the government. They include but are not limited to: financial difficulties, familial and personal issues, and wants revenge against the government.

Now if the government is behaving in an ethical, moral and honest fashion, who but an extremist would even consider acting out? What is going on here? Is that an offhand admission to tyrannical treatment of certain citizens and governmental employees? Sounds like it may be.

When the FBI and DHS target people as part of their unconstitutional COINTEL program, they ruin the lives of the watchlisted individuals, destroy their income streams, engage in defamation of their character, chase away their friends and family members, burden them with financial problems, intentionally induce emotional distress in them through harassment and stalking; all in order to create the conditions where most people would consider seeking some type of retribution.

And then the FBI and DHS can say. “Aha, look at all of those red flags! A potential domestic threat!”

Well maybe now there are factors which could be interpreted as potential red flags, but did you fine folks working at the FBI and DHS mention to anyone that it was your illegal Zersetzung program which actually created these issues for the targeted individuals? Probably not.

Because if you did mention that, then the general public might figure out real quick that these two agencies are fomenting conditions conducive to extremist behavior versus actually making the nation more secure. Great work guys!

Is it possible that this is being done in order to create a security threat so that budgets may be maintained while liberties are simultaneously stripped from the general population? And if potential interagency watchdogs do not have an avenue to voice concerns about a broken system, how can dynamics which will inevitably lead us down the road to tyranny ever be stifled?

Interagency paranoia has grown to such a McCarthyesque level that the watchers have begun to fight amongst themselves. This is a sign of systemic and organizational dysfunction which will inevitably hamper the operational capability of intelligence agencies such as the NSA, FBI, and DHS. We do indeed live in interesting times.

The author of this article, who prefers to use the nom de plume “XKeyscore” in order to maintain his anonymity, is a Doctoral Candidate and multiglot with two Master’s Degrees and a Baccalaureate specializing in Middle Eastern Studies. He holds one Master’s Degree specializing in Intelligence and Counter-intelligence operations, and a second Master’s Degree in Security Studies. XKeyscore has studied under a United States intelligence agency analyst and now-retired, high ranking, American military officers. XKeyscore writes exclusively for Intellihub News & Politics. Read more articles by this author here.