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Team Amerika, World Police?
I was recently contemplating the fact that cops in the US are showing no signs of letting up their murder and mayhem when this obscure local news article from Reno, Nevada came my way:
Reno police head to Ukraine for 2-month training mission

Reno Gazette-Journal, 4 February 2015

Five Reno police officers have been sent to the Ukraine to help train the force in Kiev in community policing techniques through a Department of Justice program aimed at assisting police forces in emerging democracies.

The Reno Police Department is the first police department in the United States to be selected for such a mission, Chief Steve Pitts wrote in a memo to the City Council.

While the assignment is prestigious, some council members were concerned that they weren't kept in the loop on such a big mission. The first Reno Councilman David Bobzien learned of the mission was in a memo that landed in his inbox while the officers were already en route to Kiev.
What happens when you add out-of-control US cops into a climate where fascism is openly encouraged? 'Reinforcements' who will riddle 'agitators' and 'terrorists' with bullets, then ask questions later? I shudder to imagine.

Note the genuflection to such a 'prestigious assignment'. This doesn't stem from recognition that the 'mission' to 'save Ukraine' is important so much as it speaks volumes to the unquestioning submission of public officials in the US to 'the higher authorities'. And, as we'll see below, these cops were tapped from 'higher up'. The report points out Reno Council concerns about how they are already strapped for resources and couldn't spare the police officers. Not even the city's Mayor knew about the operation until it was a done deal.

Apparently the only person in Reno City Council who had been briefed was Chief of Police Steve Pitts, who reassured the City Council that "the officers that were selected volunteered to participate." No doubt it's easy these days to find cops who are all too willing to go on safari to a place where the rule of law is severely compromised, if not non-existent. Chief Pitts was ecstatic about the mission, telling the Council "We are nationally and internationally recognized and that's why we were asked to participate." When quizzed as to how they were going to fund this altruistic mission, Pitts reassured them that the US Department of Justice is footing the entire bill.

The first question that comes to mind is: What in the hell are US local police officers doing in Ukraine? But perhaps we should first ask: Why cops from Reno, Nevada?

The Reno Gazette-Journal informs us that:
The police department was identified as a potential participant because of Pitts' relationship with former Reno Assistant Chief Ron Glensor, who is an adviser to the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program Regional Project Office in Kiev.
Apparently there's more to this than meets the eye. The extent of US infiltration and occupation of Ukraine is deep and wide. The US Department of Justice (DoJ), through this 'International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program Regional Project Office (ICITAP)', appears - judging from the latest post on their website dating from 6th November 2013 - to have been actively 'rewiring' Ukraine's Justice and Policing systems since before the Euromaidan color revolution was formally launched in late November 2013.

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, in his Strategic Culture Foundation article 'U.S. Citizens Continue to Infiltrate Eastern European Governments', cites the August 1999 edition of The Progressive magazine as reporting that:
"Janice Stromsen, a career employee of the Justice Department who served as ICITAP's director, resisted the program's takeover by CIA elements. In February [1999], Stromsen was relieved of her duties after complaining to the Justice Department Inspector General that ICITAP was being used by the CIA to recruit agents among foreign police officials."
The Project's 'About' page reads:
ICITAP's mission is to work with foreign governments to develop effective, professional, and transparent law enforcement capacity that protects human rights, combats corruption, and reduces the threat of transnational crime and terrorism in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.
It sounds so reasonable, so... almost human? Madsen continues:
ICITAP provided cover for the CIA to infiltrate police agencies around the world. After initially blowing the whistle on ICITAP's intelligence-related operations, Stromsen was joined by another ICITAP employee, Martin 'Mick' Andersen, who charged that agencies other than the Justice Department were engaging in "illegal activities" in Haiti. Charles Allen, who worked for the Richardson, Texas police department and was assigned to ICITAP in 1995, said that the CIA would approach foreign police students enrolled in ICITAP training programs during off hours and weekends in an attempt to recruit them to be American spies. Other CIA recruitment of foreign police officers occurred during ICITAP training sessions at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

ICITAP first began providing the CIA with 'official cover' to infiltrate foreign police agencies in 1990 when it began its first operations in Panama after the U.S. military invasion. These operations were then expanded to Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Georgia, the Eastern Slavonia province of Croatia, Serbia, Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, and Iraq. ICITAP and CIA operations were closely linked in counter-narcotics/insurgency operations in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Haiti, and Panama.
So ICITAP is not really a DoJ operation; it's a CIA operation, and it's just one element in the US's multi-pronged, multi-decade infiltration and subversion of countries around the world, all in the name of 'promoting democratic best practises'. The real purpose of course is to reach out to and entrain 'people of like mind', spreading and entrenching the global pathocracy's ramified networks of psychopathic and character-disturbed types. Like parasites taking over the minds of their victims, the infection and corruption of nations' state and corporate organizations leads to the extraction of value from nations' natural resources (including the human population, which the pathocracy views as just one more resource), being diverted to their benefit and no longer to the benefit of the local population.

Apparently, Reno City Council has since thought better of the mission, or someone 'higher up' put the kibosh on it. Either way, these particular cops are supposedly on their way home. In the meantime, I think we can expect the influx of 'advisors' and 'trainers' to Ukraine from the US, UK and elsewhere in the West to increase - perhaps significantly, judging by Western operations in other 'war theaters' - as the imperial juggernaut rolls on.