February 12, 2009, - 12:05 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
This latest move by the FBI shows that the agency still just doesn’t get it. Not that this is any surprise to me, since I’ve been writing about the obtuseness of the agency with regard to Islamic terrorism for almost a decade.
Mortgage fraud investigations are mounting as the economic crisis worsens, and FBI agents assigned to national security after the 9/11 attacks are “gradually moving back” to assist with financial fraud inquiries, a top FBI official said Wednesday.
With thousands of fraud investigations under way, the FBI is considering shifting agents away from counterterrorism work to help sort through the wreckage of the financial meltdown.
FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the bureau may reassign some of the positions that were reallocated to anti-terrorism work after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Such a move would be a further sign of the government breaking with the Bush administration’s priorities, which pledged to assign every available resource to averting another terrorist attack.
I guess the FBI has come to the conclusions that:
1) the terrorism problem is solved; and
2) that mortgage fraud and Islamic terrorism are mutually exclusive–that Muslims tied to terrorist groups aren’t a huge percentage of the mortgage fraud cases, particularly in place like the Detroit area. (The biggest mortgage fraud perpetrators in Michigan were all Shi’ite Muslims tied to Hezbollah, who sent a good part of the illicit profits “back home” to South Lebanon a/k/a Hezbollah Country.)
If those are the FBI views–and it appears with this latest move that they are–the FBI continues to be Famous But Incompetent.
We can also expect more of what we’ve been seeing in Michigan–where the non-Muslim straw buyers (many of them Black) for the overly-valued homes are prosecuted, but their Muslim puppetmasters–who took the mortgage cash and continue to live in the homes are not prosecuted or get away with a slap on the hand. That’s been the practice of Detroit’s U.S. Attorney’s Office and Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, who’s safely in the back-pocket of the Hezbollah-supporting Michigan chapter of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee–at whose dinner he spoke a couple of weeks ago–and its head, FBI award revokee and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad.
It’s not that the FBI did such a fantastic job in seven years of “concentrating” on getting terrorists. The Bureau’s performance was terrible. As I noted, with the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) out of the investigative arms of U.S. Customs Service and the INS, America lost the long, voluminous track record that Customs and the U.S. Secret Service achieved in stopping, arresting, and putting Islamic terrorist money-launderers and weapons smugglers behind bars.
After taking this area of law enforcement over, the FBI committed malpractice–making few arrests, neglecting cases, and choosing to pander at Ramadan Iftar dinners and falafel lunches to the Islamic criminals and charities that perpetrated these crimes.
But now, with the FBI officially dumping this area of law enforcement investigation, terrorists can operate even more freely than they did under the FBI’s deliberately blind and lazy eyes.
Hey, Islamic terrorists. Alhamdillullah [Praise allah], now is your time. I’m sure you’ll make the most of it.