September 16, 2016

Is Comey Channeling His Inner Putin?

The FBI has a problem, it has lost it's lustre as the premier law enforcement agency in the US and has become nothing more than a political organ of the DNC. Is it just another KGB wannabe?

The KGB had it's origins in czarist Russia and was known as the Okhrana (Department of State Police). Alexander II created it in 1880 to monitor anti-government radicals. After the 1917 Revolution, Lenin took over the Okhrana; in late 1918 Lenin assumed control of the Russian government and the Okhrana became the NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs). A subset of the NKVD was the Cheka. It's purpose remained unchanged, the only thing different was the targets of its agents; it was still an organization created to control anti-government, now counter-revolutionary, influences.

In 1922 the Cheka was renamed the GPU (State Political Administration) but by that time had already murdered a half million Russians. In 1923 it was again renamed, it became the OGPU (Unified State Political Administration).

After Stalin's death (1953), in 1954 Nikita Khrushchev reorganized the NKVD into the KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, or the Committee for State Security - remember this name). This was done to "soften" the fear and dread inspired under the old NKVD by Stalin. The KGB was actually an umbrella agency that controlled at least nine other state security agencies (Directorates) throughout Russian and its fourteen republics.

After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the KGB was broken up into three different agencies: the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information, and the Federal Counter-Intelligence Service (FSK). In 1995 the FSK was renamed the Federal Security Service. In 1998 the Federal Security Service (FSB) was headed by Vladimir Putin, the current Russian Prime Minister.

Under Bush II the US transitioned 120 federal law enforcement agencies into a single parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security.

Department of Homeland Security v. Committee for State Security, sound similar?

Congress willingly passed legislation greatly increasing the ability of the government to collect information and more important, enlarged the scope of these intelligence gathering activities. Mission creep also played a role in the types on data collected. This is very similar to the old communist model under which US citizens are now subject to the same scrutiny as enemies of the state. Unless, of course, you are a member of the political elite.

If you look at the Soviet KGB organization and the functions that it encompassed, you get a very uneasy feeling that it has been reborn and renamed the Department of Homeland Security. Doddering old women barely able to walk through airport security apparatus are scrutinized just as thoroughly, or even more so, than a mid-Eastern male of military age. Through the revelations uncovered by Snowden, we are now aware of the of the unbelievably intrusive intelligence gathering activities of the NSA.

History teaches us that under a unified police function subject to a single state authority it doesn't take very long before citizens who do not agree with state driven agendas become enemies of the state. And citizens who are non party members are automatically categorized as possible enemies.

Apparently FBI Director James Comey is very responsive to this and is perhaps channeling his inner Putin, party loyalty and all that. He has demonstrated this by granting a common criminal and her accomplices special protections that are not available to "non-party" members, re: the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

From Townhall:
Earlier this week, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress took the FBI to task for its failure to be transparent. In the House, it was apparently necessary to serve a subpoena on an FBI agent to obtain what members of Congress want to see; and in the Senate, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee accused the FBI itself of lawbreaking.
Comey knew that Clinton and her operatives had destroyed subpenaed materials, lied to investigators and obstructed justice but excused all her actions as it lacked the mens rea of intent.I have never heard of such an excuse applied to acts such as those perpetrated by Clinton.It boggles the mind.
[...]There were numerous aberrations in the investigation. There was no grand jury; no subpoenas were issued; no search warrants were served. Two people claimed to have received immunity, yet the statutory prerequisite for immunity -- giving testimony before a grand or trial jury -- was never present.
And this is another glaring example of investigative mismanagement/corruption. Since when is immunity from prosecution granted in the absence of testimony? And these people are still taking the Fifth before Congressional hearings!
[...]On the Senate side, matters are even more out of hand. There, in response to a request from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the FBI sent both classified and unclassified materials to the Senate safe room. The Senate safe room is a secure location that is available only to senators and their senior staff, all of whom must surrender their mobile devices and writing materials and swear in writing not to reveal whatever they see while in the room before they are permitted to enter.
If Hillary Clinton is somehow elected, this is only going to get worse. This vicious, vindictive woman will go after everyone who has slighted her - if she lives that long. Her medical complications may remove her.


LL said...

So much for FBI credibility.

And Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police) would be a cool name for the FBI. It makes me wonder whether or not Clinton has considered renaming the iconically supportive FBI when she becomes queen of America.

Longbow said...

Quote: "This vicious, vindictive woman will go after everyone who has slighted her..."

And who EXACTLY will do her bidding? Name the agency.

I'll give you a hint. It will be those men of the highest integrity, who believe in their Constitutional oath, who want nothing more than to serve the Country. Those men who "would never do such a thing..." will be the ones who execute her orders, and they will sleep well at night.

Here's another hint. Name the men of integrity and moral courage who resigned in disgust after Comey excused Clinton's crimes. Name them.

Crickets chirping.