The FBI Admits Its Primary Focus Is “Not” Law Enforcement

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Tyler Durden

Lately, the FBI made a considerable change to its self-proclaimed primary focus in its fact sheet from “law enforcement” to “national security.” This modify merely verifies what I and plenty of others have stated to be real for quite some time. That the entire regulatory, security and intelligence apparatus of these United States has been rerouted away from protecting the Constitution and the rule of law, toward a narrow focus on protecting the social positions of the oligarch category at all expenses under the guise of a “war on terror.” We have seen many signs and symptoms of cronyism at the FBI for many years now, something most perfectly outlined in the precious picture “All My Heroes Have FBI Files.”

While this change to the FBI fact sheet is just confirmation of something we already knew, it’s still mind-boggling to see it shoved right in our faces:

The FBI Admits Its Primary Focus Is Not Law Enforcement

TechDirt covered this story well. Here are some excerpts:

A couple years ago, it was revealed that the FBI noted in one of its “counterterrorism training manuals” that FBI agents could “bend or suspend the law and impinge upon the freedoms of others,” which seemed kind of odd for a government agency who claimed its “primary function” was “law enforcement.” You’d think that playing by the rules would be kind of important. However, as John Hudson at Foreign Policy has noted, at some point last summer, the FBI quietly changed its fact sheet, so that it no longer says that “law enforcement” is its primary function, replacing it with “national security.”

Of course, I thought we already had a “national security” agency — known as the “National Security Agency.” Of course, while this may seem like a minor change, as the article notes, it is the reality behind the scenes. The FBI massively beefed up resources focused on “counterterrorism” and… then let all sorts of other crimes slide. Including crimes much more likely to impact Americans, like financial/white collar fraud.

So… what has the FBI been doing? Well, every time we hear anything about the FBI and counterterrorism, it seems to be a case where the FBI has been spending a ton of resources to concoct completely made up terrorism plots, duping some hapless, totally unconnected person into taking part in this “plot” then arresting him with big bogus headlines about how they “stopped” a terrorist plot that wouldn’t have even existed if the FBI hadn’t set it up in the first place. And this is not something that the FBI has just done a couple times. It’s happened  over  and  over  and over  and  over  and  over  and  over  and  over  and  over  and  over  and  over  and  over  and  over again. And those are just the stories that we wrote about that I can find in a quick search. I’m pretty sure there are a bunch more stories that we wrote about, let alone that have happened. 

All of these efforts to stop their own damn “plots” screams of an agency that feels it needs to “do something” when there’s really nothing to be done. Thousands of agents were reassigned from stopping real criminals to “counterterrorism” and when they found there were basically no terrorists around, they just started making their own in order to feel like they were doing something… and to have headlines to appease people upstairs. The government seems to have gone collectively insane when it comes to anything related to “terrorism.” 

Once again ladies and and gentlemen: USA! USA!

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  1. MG January 10, 2014 at 7:19 am - Reply

    “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.” – James Madison

    From “Law Enforcement” to “National Security”:

    One may argue they are one in the same and yet, “Law Enforcement” is a tangible metric against known laws and “National Security” is an ambiguous label shrouded in privileged information applied to justify WHATEVER they need to!

    Hitler, when speaking of his gun registration program, said that this would make things “SAFER”. It was certainly “SAFER” for those who got to KEEP their guns, especially after they were taken away from everyone else.

    The words “Safer” and “National Security” have been used interchangeably by governments to justify TAKING AWAY FREEDOM’S of the citizen.

    Just as the “Patriot” Act would more accurately be called “The Civil Rights Reduction Act”, the choice and use of “CALMING” words by governments in describing their behavior towards the citizen is intended to promote impassive tolerance.

    When I read that the FBI’s mission is now about “National Security” instead of the still very much needed, “Law Enforcement”, I am concerned.

    Using “National Security” to justify government’s actions is like saying, “Because I said so”! They will say you don’t have the right to know why and expect you to accept it on faith alone or else…

  2. 5 War Veteran January 10, 2014 at 4:26 am - Reply

    So “National Security” is a code word for protect the less than 2500 elite in the United States? I mean if there are only 10,000 real elite in the world?
    We are paying our tax money “not theirs” to fund their [protection against what? Pissed off Americans too tired of being taken advantage of?

    What do you think?

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