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FBI faces a reckoning   Conservative's view

Started 7-Nov by Apollonius (Theocritos); 1818 views.



The House Republicans’ bruising report is a statement of intent


It is said that towards the end his life as he sank into dementia, Maurice Ravel was tormented by the theme from Bolero playing over and over in his head. I would not be surprised to hear that Christopher Wray, head of America’s Staatspolizei (also known as the FBI) is suffering from a similar torment as the theme from the movie Jaws plays over and over in his noggin.

In fact, I suspect that John Williams’s minatory masterpiece is playing at Democratic redoubts all across the country. Merrick Garland hears it, as do Raphael Warnock, Tim Ryan, Mark Kelly, Catherine Cortez Masto, Katie Hobbs and Gretchen Whitmer. I decline to speculate about the music bouncing around in John Fetterman’s head, but I know it is loud and distressing. As one commentator noted, Tuesday’s red wave in the midterm elections is going to be like the red elevator scene in The Shining. I had to look that one up but, yep, it seems like an appropriate metaphor for what is about to happen.

Some hapless scribe called Emily Oster recently wrote an article for the Atlantic called “Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty.” That’s not bloody likely, Emily. The fallen angel Anthony Fauci and power-hungry apparatchiks throughout the land destroyed businesses, ruined nearly two years of education and socialization for children, made it impossible to visit your dying grandmother, go to the beach or to church or celebrate your favorite nephew’s birthday. Meanwhile, they forced millions to wear pointless masks and undergo experimental vaccinations whose safety, it now emerges, is highly questionable. The spectacle of the coercive power of the state being wielded against ordinary citizens going about their lives was frightening and outrageous.

“Amnesty” comes from the Greek word ?μνηστ?α, whose primary meaning is “forgetfulness.” In common parlance, the word carries a suggestion of forgiveness as well. But neither forgetfulness nor forgiveness is on the docket. People are not about to forget what the politicians and their bureaucrats just did to them. And if they do not forget, neither will they forgive.

Nor are they going to forget what the FBI has done and is doing to us. The dawn raids against non-violent political rivals of the regime and pro-life activists, the nationwide dragnets to nab people who protested against the 2020 election, the spying on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, manufacture of forged evidence in order to mobilize the awesome surveillance apparatus of the state against American citizens and undermine Trump’s presidency. The bill of indictment is long and damning. How long? More than a thousand pages in its first iteration, which GOP members of House Judiciary Committee dropped on Friday under the title “FBI Whistleblowers: What Their Disclosures Indicate About the Politicization of the FBI and Justice Department.”

What they indicate is an agency that has gone rogue and should be dismantled. This has been a theme sounding for more than a years now. Roger L. Simon, writing for the Epoch Times, said that the FBI, like ancient Carthage, must be destroyed. Holman Jenkins, writing for the Wall Street Journal, said that the agency had to be abolished. I’ve argued the same case several times, here, for example, and here
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Seaguil

From: Seaguil

8-Nov

It's about high time that the FBI faces lawful order and integrity without political preference. ...

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Not a (Pinck0)

From: Not a (Pinck0)

8-Nov

GREAT REVIEW!! clap

I have been following Roger Kimball's critical and fair reviews since Joe Biden swung himself into the White House as selected President. 

Not a (Pinck0)

From: Not a (Pinck0)

8-Nov

CHECK THIS OUT!

New Criterion's Roger Kimball on FBI, COVID, and more

Chicago's Morning Answer

136 views  Jul 29, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmPc-wI2nrM

Seaguil

From: Seaguil

8-Nov

The FBI and the CIA have been in deep corruption for decades, even movies have been made about several situations they have been into.

   Say no more, it's well known.....

     .   speak_no_evil hear_no_evil see_no_evil

Not a (Pinck0)

From: Not a (Pinck0)

8-Nov

The ''DEEP STATE'', it's been around for decades, indeed! 

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Not a (Pinck0)

From: Not a (Pinck0)

8-Nov

In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's Deep State Hardcover –   April 14 2020
by David Rohde  (Author)

This sweeping exploration examines the CIA and FBI scandals of the past fifty years—from the Church Committee’s exposure of Cold War abuses, to Abscam, to false intelligence about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, to NSA mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. It then investigates the claims and counterclaims of the Trump era, and the relentless spread of conspiracy theories online and on-air. While Trump says he is the victim of the "deep state," Democrats accuse the president and his allies of running a de facto "deep state" of their own that operates outside official government channels and smears rivals, both real and perceived.

https://www.amazon.ca/Deep-Truth-about-Americas-State/dp/1324003545

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Dot_hoe

From: Dot_hoe

8-Nov

All the President's Men

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074119/?ref_=ttls_li_tt

Dot_hoe

From: Dot_hoe

8-Nov

Interesting - it's all about power and monetary growth … no one care about the citizens safety!

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drl0lip0p

From: drl0lip0p

9-Nov

So far the past few years, everything has gone into total corrupt hands, no matter how many whistleblowers have warned everyone about it.

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