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Saturday, May 18, 2019
"A Searing Indictment Of The FBI"
Many of you have already viewed this Kim Strassel video: The Left will Silence You. The title of this post actually comes from a Strassel article that I quoted back on March 24, 2019. I have some reservations about a few of the things she says--for example, about the supposedly "anything goes" nature of CI investigations. Nevertheless, her big picture narrative of the FBI and of the Media, of Mueller's corruption, of the accurate perception of unequal justice, is so good that I highly recommend you spend a half hour listening to Strassel. I think it's a great way to spend that small amount of time while we wait for developments from AG Barr's investigation:
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Fox News should broadcast this video during prime time.ReplyDelete
I agree. I can quibble with a few details, but in terms of getting the overall narrative right, it's a home run. And "a searing indictment" in its own right.Delete
The other really good video--recommended and linked by a commenter--is the Tony Shaffer one. Shaffer has the best understanding of how the IC works of anyone I've seen.
It is now becoming mainstream within the major media to reveal the true nature of the criminality that has been ongoing at DOJ/FBI/CIA/SoS/IRS and many other federal agencies since the beginning of the Obama Administration. When Obama stated that his Administration would be "transformative", he meant transform the Executive Branch into a criminal enterprise of staggering proportions. If, or when, the full scope of this criminality becomes widely known, there will be a visceral reaction within a large segment of our citizenry. This emotion has the potential to be very harmful if not mollified or redirected. Barr is the only one who can head off this potential runaway train of emotion by investigating, prosecuting, and meting out significant accountability to the coup conspirators and other 5th Columnists in the Executive Branch. If he tries to soft pedal this with a few token convictions and some faux rule changes, then it will become necessary to channel public outrage into a grassroots movement and rally in DC later this summer.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure how to reconcile your two statements:ReplyDelete
"If, or when, the full scope of this criminality becomes widely known, there will be a visceral reaction within a large segment of our citizenry. This emotion has the potential to be very harmful if not mollified or redirected."
"If he tries to soft pedal this with a few token convictions and some faux rule changes, then it will become necessary to channel public outrage into a grassroots movement and rally in DC later this summer."
Do you want visceral reaction or not?
I’ve had a fairly profound shift in my understanding of government corruption and what’s possible as authentic conspiracy.ReplyDelete
If you had asked me three years ago the likelihood that FBI leadership including two former Directors, the DNI, the CIA head and senior DOJ figures would conspire to remove a sitting president I would’ve said “not outside the realm of possibility but not likely.”
The bar has moved. (No puns on the AG, please).
William Marshall makes the same point about TWA Flight 800 in this 2018 article:
That this occurred 4 months before the 2016 presidential election makes it plausible, knowing I do now about the Clintons.
The problem I’ve had with conspiracy theorists is once they buy into one conspiracy, they tend to abandon skepticism and buy into everything. Once you believe one conspiracy, suddenly the mood landings were faked and Q Anon is a thing.
But it seems to me the worm has turned, and on the Left the sound of minds slamming shut is deafening.
So given all this, what is your level of skepticism on this... “report” by _Montana_Bound_ ?
I could take it or leave it. And that in itself is a *profound difference* prior to Spygate.
You're not alone, and Strassel captures that well. Conspiracies DO HAPPEN--right here in America, not just among weird foreigners. The problem is to exercise one's critical faculty to separate the wheat from the chaff. It's not easy.Delete
Re anonymous "reports" on Twitter ... color me a skeptic.
You're probably right. The TWA 800 event was 1996, not 2016.Delete
Like most Americans, I want Barr to do the right thing . . . conduct a real and comprehensive investigation of the Obama era corruption in all it's facets, fully prosecute any criminality no matter how high it goes, and most importantly, do not succumb to a Deep State coverup in which a few token convictions and some faux rule changes attempt to whitewash the enormity of the crimes committed during Ohama's 8 year reign of lawlessness. Barr has the means to redeem us from this abyss using the tools of Constitutional democracy. If he comes up short, it will be necessary for people of this country to resurrect the spirit of 1776 all over again.ReplyDelete
I try to be optimistic, but as for the spirit of '76, I'm sorry ...Delete
The spirit of '76 gave birth to the Constitution of the United States. If we don't defend now, we will have earned our fate. Barr should not have to fight this battle alone. That is a lot to ask of one man.ReplyDelete
That is certainly true.Delete