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UN Plans World Police Force: Freeh works with Russians
The United Nations Has plans to develop a worldwide program of civilian police to be able on short notice to move into any country, including the United States.
One-worlders want to be able to take control of policing the population during any crisis within any country, as determined by the world body.
The UN is taking the lead of Swedish Foreign Minister Lena Hjelm-Wallen, who as president of the UN Security Council has called for member states to "make appropriately trained police available to the organization [UN] at short notice."
The Security council is encouraging member states to provide appropriate training of civilian police for international service and to seek additional means to enhance the manner in which such police units are established and supported.
The council is encouraging efforts to plan joint training between civilian and military components designated for UN operations anywhere in the world. The UN "encourages the secretary-general to provide assistance and guidance to member states in order to promote a standardized approach toward the training and recruitment of civilian police."
American civilian police are already serving as "volunteers" with so-called "peacekeeping" forces in war-torn Bosnia.
FBI director Louis Freeh recently returned from Moscow, where he met with Russian officials to discuss joint efforts against organized crime and terrorism.
"Shortly before departing for the trip to Moscow, Freeh and Attorney General Janet Reno met with Red China's Justice Minister Xiao Yang, who at the time was visiting Washington,' the Associated Press reports.
In July 1994, Freeh went to Moscow to open the first FBI office there. Since then the bureau has attaches in the U.S. embassy there and is involved now in 300 "current pending cases" there.
To date, the FBI, falling in line with the UN edict, has conducted more than 50 joint training sessions in Russia with Russian police officers.
While in Moscow, Freeh met with Army Gen. Anatoly Kyulikov and Lt. Gen. Nikolai Kovaleve. Kyulikov is minister of foreign affairs and heads the Russian national police force (MVD).
Kovaleve is director of the Federal Security Service, Russia's primary counterintelligence and counterterrorism agency. The Federal Security Service is one of several agencies that succeeded the much-feared Soviet KGB.
AT POLICE SCHOOL
Freeh also visited the Russian national police academy, where joint FBI-MVD police traning is under way.
Meanwhile, in the United States, local police agencies continue to play host to Russian, as well as other former Soviet bloc police officers.
One of the most recent examples of these visits has taken place in Louisiana and Mississippi, where Sergei Markin, deputy commander of a police battalion in the city of Petroavodsk, was guest of several U.S. police departments.
Markin's visit was sponsored by the left-wing Project Harmony, based in Vermont. Project Harmony received a State Department grant to provide training and internships for 12 Russian and Ukrainian police officials in 1997.
According to a report in the Baton Rouge Advocate a Project Harmony introductory letter describes the program "as a way of helping Russian and Ukrainian officers in their transition to a new order of law enforcement."
At the present time, with 25,000 agents, the FBI, according to its critics, is on its way to becoming an American version of the Russian state-controlled MVD national police.
While director J. Edgar Hoover repeatedly resisted efforts to turn the FBI into a national police force. This plus the fact that he was anti-communist, earned him the hatred of liberals. Now that he is gone, the pressure has intensified to make the FBI into an American version of the old KGB.
According to a May 1997 report, the FBI maintains offices and agents in 46 foreign countries. The FBI's original charter confined it to activities within the United States. Although the CIA is supposed to be involved in only foreign operations, it is well known that it operates internally.
Neither agency honors its charter.