The FBI has orchestrated "14 out of the 22 most frightening plans for attacks [on U.S. soil] since 9/11"
according to the NY Times' counting. As noted previously
though, Mother Jones' investigative report found that "all [but three] of the high-profile domestic terror plots of the last decade were actually FBI stings"
and one third of terrorist defendants
were actually led by an FBI agent provocateur, often outside contractors
A Rolling Stone blogger has now called out the FBI for "singling out ideological enemies [of the State]"
, including the FBI's recent
Ohio bridge plot, while ignoring much more dangerous right wing groups, including white supremacists. [more inside]
The May 2009 issue of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
has a special focus: "Beyond Survival,"
helping law enforcement officers to do more than survive in their careers. [more inside]
The Mara Salvatrucha gang or MS-13 is an international street gang.
Operation Community Shield spearheaded by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement
) division of the Dept. of Homeland Security has been arresting street gang members from gangs
such as " Sure Inos
(which seems to be spelled wrong
and even Wiki knows it USA Today
& Detroit Free Press
); the 18th Street Gang
; Latin Kings
; the Mexican Mafia
; Border Brothers
; Brown Pride
, Azian Pride
;" etc. etc. (all you wanna know about gangs here
or going way back - here
over the past few months
and recently arrested 582 members of MS-13
. So far, ICE
has made 1,057 arrests as part of the sting.
has it MS-13
linked with Al-Quedia to smuggle nukes into the US
. C'mon, world net daily?
The Dept. of Homeland Security (thru ICE
) is using federal immigration databases coupled with the names of thousands of suspected gang members from state and local police departments to - at the very least - deport them.
Is that ok?
Under the new laws it seems legal.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff called
the gangs "a threat to our homeland security and ... a
very urgent law enforcement priority
Yet non-Hispanic whites apparently commit more than half of all violent crimes, but make up only one-quarter of the prison population.
I see the need to stop MS-13 and other gangs with international ties as much as the El Rukins were, but they were stopped by the state and local police and the FBI
So is it smarter policing or does the new law enforcement model target 'foreigners' and have the laws been tailor-made to target ghetto and barrio youth?
I don't know, but why when I read ICE investigations cheif Marcy Forman say: "We're just getting started
" do I get an Einsatzgruppen chill?
One of Ashcroft's "credible sources"
from last week's terror warning came from Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades
, a group that has also claimed responsibility for the blackout in the Northeast last year, the power outage in London, the Madrid bombing and has been called "notoriously unreliable"
by U.S. officials. “The only thing they haven't claimed credit for recently is the cicada invasion of Washington". Ashcroft blames the FBI who have admitted that claims that terrorists were 90 percent ready to attack came not from al-Qaida, but from the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades’ statements.
Operation TIPS calls routed to "America's Most Wanted"
(Salon premium, sorry) What hack wrote this script we Americans now find ourselves playing out, and why does he have such an on-the-nose sense of humor? Is this funny, depressing, painful or outrageous? Or all four?