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Project Megiddo was a report researched and written by the FBI under Louis Freeh's leadership. Released on October 20, 1999, the report named followers of white supremacy, Christian Identity and the Militia Movement as potential terrorists who might become violent in reaction to the new millennium. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Image File history File links Federal Bureau of Investigation seal. ... Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7, 1944) is the current Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. ... DOJ headquarters in Washington, D.C. Justice Department redirects here. ... The FBI Academy is located in Quantico, Virginia. ... The FBI Laboratory is a division within the FBI. The lab is located in the J. Edgar Hoover Building. ... The Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) is a divions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. ... The Behavioral Analysis Unit or BAU, is a division of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. ... The Critical Incident Response Group (or CIRG) is the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation which facilitates the FBIs rapid response to, and the management of, crisis incidents. ... The FBI Counterterrorism Division is the division of the FBI that deals with terrorist threats inside the United States. ... The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin is published monthly by the FBI, with articles of interest to state and local law enforcement personnel. ... The Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) is the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations Counter-Terrorism tactical unit. ... The Joint Terrorism Task Force is a section of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation charged with taking action against terrorism. ... The National Security Service is to be an office within the Federal Bureau of Investigation that will consolidate the bureaus counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and intelligence duties. ... Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are appointed by the President of the United States. ... The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operates 56 field offices in major cities across the U.S. Many of these offices are further subdivided into smaller resident agencies which have jurisdiction over a specific area. ... COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) is a program of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. ... National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system used by law enforcement agencies for collecting and reporting data on crimes. ... The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) contain official data on crime that is reported to law enforcement agencies across the United States, who then provide the data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ... The FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list arose from a conversation held in late 1949, during a game of Hearts between J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, and William Kinsey Hutchinson,[1] International News Service (the predecessor of the United Press International) Editor-in... Banner used by the FBI since inception on October 10, 2001 as the main title for the web site pages of both the group of wanted terrorists, and also on the wanted poster of each terrorist fugitive. ... Mark Felt, special agent in charge of the Salt Lake City field office, poses for the Deseret News on January 20, 1958. ... Joseph Leo Gormley was the chief of chemistry and toxicology for the FBI. Born in Clinton, Massachusetts, he was raised in Somerville, Massachusetts. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Louis Freeh was the fifteenth director of the FBI. He oversaw the agency for nearly 10 years during one of the most difficult periods of its history. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A militia is a group of citizens organized to provide paramilitary service. ... Terrorism refers to the use of violence for the purpose of achieving a political, religious, or ideological goal. ...


The report's purpose was to warn other domestic law enforcement agencies to "the potential for extremist criminal activity in the United States by individuals or domestic groups who attach special significance to the year 2000." The report also stated: "The threat posed by extremists as a result of perceived events associated with the Year 2000 (Y2K) is very real. The volatile mix of apocalyptic religious and (New World Order) conspiracy theories may produce violent acts aimed a precipitating the end of the world as prophesied in the Bible." The year 2000 problem (also known as the Y2K problem and the millennium bug) was a flaw in computer program design that caused some date-related processing to operate incorrectly for dates and times on and after January 1, 2000. ... Look up Apocalypse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This articles describes an alleged conspiracy to establish a unitary world government. ... For other uses, see Conspiracy theory (disambiguation). ... The end of the world is a phrase used to most commonly refer to the death of all life on planet earth. ... The word Bible refers to the canonical collections of sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity. ...


The groups named as "potentially violent" were "biblically-driven cults," "militias, adherents of racist belief systems such as Christian Identity and Odinism, and other radical domestic extremists." Christian Identity is a label applied to a wide variety of loosely-affiliated groups and churches with a racialized theology. ... Reconstructions of the traditions of Germanic paganism began with 19th century Romanticism. ...


Regarding the "biblically-driven cults", the report warned that: "less time spent on “Bible study” and more time spent on “physical training” - indicate that the cult may be preparing for some type of action." The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


Insight Magazine said, "In a polemic presented as a threat report, the FBI has targeted religious groups and rightwing eccentrics as potential terrorists likely to go postal as the new millennium arrives." [1] The weekly newsmagazine Insight, now defunct, was published by The Washington Times Corporation. ... Memorial of the 1986 post office incident in Edmond, Oklahoma. ...


The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, cited Project Megiddo in its defense of filmmaker Mike Zieper. His film about a military takeover of Times Square was removed from the Internet due to FBI pressure.[2] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major American non-profit organization with headquarters in New York City, whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It... Times Square For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation) Times Square is the name given to a principal intersection, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...


External links

  • Public US Government archive of the project..
  • The FBI and Mad Bombers.
  • FBI Targets `Right Wing' - Project Megiddo lists possible threats in the millenium
  • PBS Frontline Apocalypse
  • www.religioustolerance.org Project Megiddo #1
  • www.cesnur.org Project Megiddo #2
  • FBI Warns Of Millennial Violence Risk
  • FBI warns of Y2K violence by apocalyptic groups
  • FBI Releases "Project Megiddo" Report
  • The ACLU Strikes Back; Lawsuit Filed Against the FBI for Foul Play

 
 

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