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Originally posted by Ridhya
I dont think people are defending their actions, they are just attacking the FBI involvement and more importantly, willingness to exploit the poor! Lenin would be rolling in his grave!
Sure they probably had willingness beforehand, but we dont know that. The point is that the FBI is coercing people to do crimes, it can only be for evil intent! Or do you think they are trying to coax out future criminal? Minority Report style? Im sure if you set your mind to it, you could be so obnoxiously annoying that you set someone off to assault you. Then everyone blames him for attacking you! These are not nice men, but their main crime is being born poor... if your government spent half the money on infrastructure as it does on the war on terror and FBI... hell you wouldnt have poor people committing crimes for money!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
U.S. federal law enforcement agencies are set to increase their involvement in efforts around the world to halt terrorist activities, the Los Angeles Times reported today (see GSN, May 22, 2008).
The Obama administration's "global justice" initiative would give the FBI and Justice Department some counterterrorism responsibilities primarily assumed by the military and intelligence communities under former President George W. Bush. The effort would provide FBI agents with a greater role in collecting evidence and interviewing suspects.
The yet-unfinished initiative appears to be in line with President Barack Obama's national security plan, which would seek to establish a "legitimate" framework to hear the charges against them. The intent is to ensure that any terrorism case could be prosecuted, in the United States or elsewhere.
"Regardless of where any bad guy is caught, we want the bureau to be in a position to put charges on them," said one U.S. counterterrorism official familiar with the effort.
Some intelligence officials raised concerns that the initiative could undermine their own agencies' information-gathering efforts if there is a perception that secret information might be divulged in court. However, two high-level U.S. officials said work was being done to coordinate counterterrorism operations across the government (Josh Meyer, Los Angeles Times, May 28).