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Jack Rice is a criminal defense trial lawyer who provides legal advice to those charged with crimes in Federal and Minnesota State courtrooms.


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The Jordanian Mukhabarat and Tension Between Security and Freedom

According to the Jordanian Government, the General Intelligence Department [GID], frequently known as The Mukhabarat or Secret Police, is tasked with collecting and analyzing information to assist the government in political decision making. It is also responsible for countering illegal organizations whose goals are to spread havoc within the country through means of sabotage or psychological warfare, as well as to counter espionage. But what happens when freedom causes havoc?

Today, we will go live to Jordan and Egypt to take a closer look at the tension between freedom and democracy one side and security on the other. Can they truly work independently? How can one exercise freedom without security? Can the ever pervasive Mukhabarat actually extinguish any hopes for freedom, in the name of security? See the official seal of the Jordanian Mukhabarat above