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  •  In The Better of Some Possible Worlds (4.00)
    one can hope that all this brouhaha is an indication that the FBI is doing its job.  That is to say, investigating domestic crime.  In this case, the crime of State Dept. officials impersonating DOD personnel.

    If that's so, then it would seem that the FBI has got something or someone with enough importance to feel squeezed, and frightened enough by what the FBI knows to strike out.

    After all the attacks and attempts to alter, dilute, and otherwise fix the FBI; the allegations of incompetence, "asleep at the wheel," incestuousness, and arrogance; the firings, reorganizations, and soft revolution -- there may be a core group within the FBI bent on justifying the institution but operating just a little on the edge where the shadows deepen, that gray area where they can't be told to stop and where the Big Guy is not fully aware of all that's taking place.

    In sum, there could be an FBI core that thinks/has evidence that Rummy's DOD intelligence branch is an enemy of the State -- and is going after it.  Or not.  Just how unhappy is the Pentagon?  How co-operative is the Dept. of State with the Pentagon now that Condi's the head and Colin's gone?  Is this a separation of powers issue or merely professional jealousy?  Wonder if the FBI's new, enforced friend, the CIA's, helping?

    They burn our children in their wars and grow rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

    by Limelite on Fri May 27, 2005 at 06:24:01 AM PDT

    •  I think you mean just the reverse ... (none)
      You said "State Department officials impersonating DOD personnel," but I think you meant "DOD personnel impersonating State Department officials."  I'm not trying to be a nitpicker, just to make sure that anybody who comes in late to this thread doesn't get confused about what seems to have happened.
    •  I've thought of this (none)
      In the depths of my paranoia, the thought sometimes slips in that we will see a coup d'etat mounted by professionals in the armed forces and intelligence who believe that the present regime is endangering the Republic.  Of course, the coup itself would end it.  That's the kind of blind alley we are heading into.
      •  Coups don't always end republics. (none)
        A mutiny in the French army serving in Algeria that spread to France is what ended the Fourth French Republic and brought De Gaulle back to power in 1958.  The result was not dictatorship, but the Fifth French Republic.
    •  Let's hope (none)
      one can hope that all this brouhaha is an indication that the FBI is doing its job.

      Let's hope it's not just the sound of some FBI desks being cleaned out.

      The neocons are too far into this. They've had their 'so far steeped' Macbeth moment years ago, and no longer have any comfort apart from conflict.

      Taking our country back from the neocons will not be easy. Some may not go peacefully without offers of amnesty. Others not even then.

      Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

      by chimpy on Fri May 27, 2005 at 09:46:28 AM PDT

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