Growing up, I loved watching FBI movies and TV shows, which like most entertainment had the good guys always win in the end. Sure, it was also fun to watch gangsters shoot it out using Tommy-guns, and, of course the gangsters always had the hottest girlfriends.
But there was something very assuring about knowing the good guys were looking out for our best interests. Whether it was Bonny and Clyde, John Dillinger or Baby Face Nelson or some snake-in-the-grass Russian spy, I felt more secure knowing we had Elliot Ness on our side.
But as the years have passed and the Bureau has become increasingly politicized, I am not too sure anymore whose side they are on, and if they are seriously trying to protect us, or, conversely, trying to socially direct us.
Bill Gertz posting on the Washington Free Beacon reported that an internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security 'from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements--none motivated by radical Islam.'
They include anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with “sovereign citizen” nationalists, and anarchists. 'Other domestic threat groups outlined by the FBI assessment include violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.'
The report rated the threat from all domestic radicals as 'medium.'
On black separatists, the report warned that “high-profile racially charged crimes or events” could lead to an expansion of black separatist groups. The report identified three black separatist groups as the New Black Panther Party, the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, and the Black Hebrew Israelite group.
This past month's events in Missouri definitely established an underlying anger in the black community. No doubt out of that some pretty nasty violence may come. But compared to the worldwide efforts of fanatical cults that are extremely well funded, have some state complicity, and are increasingly directing their efforts to recruit domestically, how can the FBI so cavalierly dismiss the enormity of the Islamic Jihad threat to American citizens?
Is it possible that the FBI is focusing an inordinate amount of attention on the Black Hebrew Israelite-type groups because of their well known abhorrence and hate for homosexuality? Has the influence of the gay lobby managed to work it's way into our domestic defense policy to the degree that political correctness has blinded government agencies from seeing the forrest for the trees?
At any rate, there is something really wrong with the FBI's blind spot to Islamic extremism as a threat to America.They just aren't the G-Men they used to be...