The american revolution continues . . .
This is a classic american david and goliath tale of the little guy who dares to confront the fbi and not only survive (at great cost) to tell his story, but also be vindicated by the truth. marty kaiser was--and still is--a legend in the nation's electronic "black ops" community. once regarded as the "michaelangelo of electronic surveillance," he was the genius "go-to" guy for u.s. intelligence services in the late l960s and 1970s. he was the electronics surveillance master who designed and created exotic transmitters the size of a fingernail that the fbi used to bug terrorists, politicians, innocent citizens and, among other things, gather dirt on a well-known civil rights leader and other political/social "heretics." then kaiser made a huge mistake--he told the truth before a congressional committee investigating his main employer, the fbi. the result was a scandal that rocked the bureau and led to the dismissal or forced retirement of several high ranking fbi officials. the bureau retaliated by blackballing kaiser from the intel community and nearly driving his private company into bankruptcy. two years later they indicted him on charges of bugging two fbi agents, but he was acquitted. the two agents, with plenty of backing, then filed a civil suit that nearly ruined kaiser with crushing legal fees and the torment of constant harassment. kaiser's story doesn't stop there. he also recounts illegal eavesdropping on american citizens by the nsa, fbi and cia that's been going on for decades--all before the patriot act. if you care about the high-handed violations of legitimate civil rights in america by those who think they are above our laws, this is a must read. to his credit, kaiser doesn't demean all the unsung people in the intelligence services who are working hard and doing a good job. he's talking about those hiding in the higher echelons of power making black policy and intimidating anyone who wants to bring them into the light. his story is one of courage and hope, but it's also a sad reminder that the heroic days of the "untouchables" have been replaced by the dark days of the "unaccountables."