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FBI Squelched an Investigation of a Post-9/11 Meeting Between White Supremacist and Islamic Extremis

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 07:42 AM
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FBI Squelched an Investigation of a Post-9/11 Meeting Between White Supremacist and Islamic Extremists


www.alternet.org

The recent shooting at the Holocaust Museum serves as a stark reminder to us all that murderous racial and religious hatred still endures in America. One would expect the FBI to infiltrate and prosecute individuals and organizations that threaten domestic terrorist acts. But as this investigative report details, the large FBI bureaucracy, from the bottom to the very top, may well be more concerned with covering up its agents' own illegal misconduct than it is with actually protecting Americans from terrorist attack.
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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 07:42 AM
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No tell me its not so...the FBI covers up its own misdeeds!!!

I am shocked...shocked that there is corruption going on here.

It seems that the FBI arranged for Islamic extremists and White Supremacists to meet and plan attacks on American targets right after 9/11 and then recorded the proceeds via an undercover agent...

Then to quote from the article:

Director Mueller allowed the investigation to be squelched, with no evidence he ever reviewed the transcript of the murderous conversation between the White Supremacist and the Islamic Extremist.

Why would the Director of the FBI thwart scrutiny into this strange and deadly incipient partnership between domestic and foreign terrorists? And why would the Director cover up the FBI's refusal to investigate by isolating and punishing Agent German? Was Mueller a racist? An antisemite?

No. Mueller just wanted to protect the common lawlessness practiced everyday at the FBI. And he was willing to sacrifice American lives to do it.

In the era of J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI actively spied on civil-rights activists and those opposing the Vietnam War. They bugged Martin Luther King and set up COINTELPRO to infiltrate and disrupt civil-rights and anti-war movements. But here, where the FBI could actually spy on and disrupt a racist terrorist group bent on murdering Americans, it quickly shelved the investigation.

Why? The answer is more mundane than Hoover's machinations but, in some respects, more troubling. The FBI of today is not so much racist as it is interested in covering up its rampant illegality and its regular violations of American civil liberties.


As a person coming of age during watergate and the subsequent congressional hearings, sadly this does not surprise me at all.

The reality is while the FBI, CIA, NSA etc are supposed to work to protect us...they also look out for their own asses and if lives are lost to protect their careers...then so be it.

It is this type of corruption that the Congress sought to reign in after watergate and which the bush minor administration did so much to undermine...

Still this would have happened regardless because of the culture in those agencies.



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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 10:20 AM
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I think you read the story entirely wrong. Perhaps just jumped to a conclusion without read the entire article.

Although the FBI doesn't have a good reputation of following the law necessarily, in this case, it seems it was a good call. But only because Mueller knew that the FBI didn't have a good reputation. Unfortunately, their bad reputation caused him to be overcautious.

From the article on page 2...


It seems the Tampa Office had made a slight error, easily repairable, in taping the conversation between the two extremists. The third person in the room, the FBI informant, had briefly excused himself for a few minutes. (It is not clear exactly why, but presumably "nature calls," even to the most hardened of FBI agents.) But during these few minutes, the informant's hidden microphone continued to record the conversation between the White Supremacist and the Islamic Extremist.

This was a violation of Federal Law. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures," and that includes private conversations. Such conversations can be recorded with "probable cause" but only upon obtaining a warrant, and the FBI informant did not yet have one.


Now, a question... if Mueller had acted on this information and it had come out that it was illegally gotten... wouldn't you also be "outraged" at that??



[edit on 10/7/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]



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