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Totally untouchable



Until recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was perhaps the only structure of the US Intelligence Community with a reputation untainted in the eyes of most Americans. This is not only contributed to this история The bureau and the nature of the tasks it performs: the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking and terrorism inside the country, but also the favor of both the media and the main ideological voice of America - Hollywood.

For more than a hundred years (the date of the FBI’s formation - 26 July 1908), hundreds of films and TV shows with the main characters - special agents of the Bureau were shot at the “Dream Factory”. Suffice it to recall film hits such as Untouchables, In Line of Fire, Silence of the Lambs, Catch Me If You Can, and many others, to make sure that the Bureau brings good image dividends to close cooperation with Hollywood communities.

In order to strengthen these ties, the FBI even organized a series of seminars in 2007 under the title “The Basics of Crime for Scriptwriters and Writers”. Talking about the threats that the FBI and its staff are opposing today, the Bureau’s experts familiarized themselves with the work of expert services and urged the audience: special agents can not only shoot with pistols, but also think with their heads. However, the main objective of the seminars was different - to smooth out the negative effect of the scandalous results of the FBI audit conducted by the Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Justice (OIG).

The reason for the OIG investigation was the results of the FBI audit, which began in the summer of 2001. Then it turned out that more than 450 firearms were missing in the offices across the country weapons and more 180 laptops. During the re-inventory found that 184 "trunk" were stolen, and 265 special agents of the Bureau simply lost. Later, two pistols from this list were “lit up” during an armed robbery, and one was shot dead by a man.

But even in the United States, firearms can be bought at a store, where information that has fallen into criminal hands can do much more harm. “The most disturbing,” says the OIG report, “is the fact that the FBI could not unequivocally answer: did the missing laptops contain secret data!”

On this bad news for the bureau not over. A large-scale internal investigation revealed that after the 11 attacks of September 2001, the Bureau’s employees overruled the law more than a thousand times when collecting personal data about Americans using the so-called “National Security Requests”. The Washington Post newspaper, which obtained access to the investigation, made sure that the FBI regularly intercepted emails, telephone conversations and financial documents of American citizens without proper authorization and bypassing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Under the pretext of combating terrorism, the Bureau was involved in total surveillance of the inhabitants of their country, regularly violating their rights and freedoms. Justifying before the US Senate Legal Committee, then FBI Chief Executive Robert Muller did not find anything better to blame on banks and providers, who, on their own initiative, "provided the federal forces with more data than was required."

The world did not yet know the name of Edward Snowden, his deafening revelations about the global surveillance of the NSA and the FBI and their secret program PRIZM did not sound, but the Bureau is already at the epicenter of scandals.

In February, the FBI 2012 declassified the file of Steve Jobs, thereby admitting to collecting compromising materials on the founder of Apple. The process of spying on the late Jobs began in 1991, when they wanted to invite him to work in the administration of George W. Bush. The FBI has concluded that the future “pioneer of the era of IT technologies” is not suitable for such a responsible activity. Among the main reasons were such as drug addiction in youth, questionable moral character, explosive temperament and the desire to succeed at any price.

In January, 2013, the human rights activists of the American "Partnership Fund for Civil Justice" announced documents proving that the FBI and other US intelligence agencies were constantly monitoring participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement. But this was not the real sensation. During the surveillance, it became known about plans to kill activists and leaders of the movement, by the way - one hundred percent Americans, whose security is the main task of the FBI. However, the Bureau did not warn protesters and did not take any measures to prevent an impending crime.

In May of the same year, Fox News learned about the many years of surveillance that the FBI carried out the head of the Washington bureau of this channel, James Rosen, suspecting that he had been spying for China. The journalists expressed their indignation on the air, reminding the staff of the Bureau of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. No reaction followed. The White House, which Fox News also appealed to, refused to comment on the situation, but spokesman Jay Carney outlined the position of President Barack Obama with the words "we must persistently protect our secrets."

These and many other facts formed the basis of the report on numerous violations of the constitutional rights of Americans by the FBI prepared last year by the American Union for the Protection of Civil Liberties. The document states that the Bureau is increasingly interfering in the privacy of citizens, and "the growing powers of the FBI in data collection have undermined, and not helped, efforts to combat terrorism."

Journalists of the newspaper USA Today have revealed another ugly side of the daily activities of the FBI. Referring to the documents that were at the disposal of the editorial board, they claim that only in 2011, with the knowledge of the US Bureau staff, was 5658 wrongdoing committed. This is a practice when informers of the special services, in exchange for valuable information, have the opportunity to transgress the law with impunity. For example, sell drugs, rob or give bribes. The FBI was obliged to regularly report all such cases to the Ministry of Justice. However, the copies of the FBI report to the Justice Ministry from 2011 of the year, which came to the editors of USA Today, do not even mention how serious the FBI’s crimes were for their informers.

Another wave of indignation rose in May 2013, when, during the interrogation by the FBI, one of the suspects of involvement in the Boston Marathon attack Ibragim Tadashev was shot. The need to use weapons was explained by the fact that Tadashev allegedly attacked the agents with a knife. The video recording of the interrogation, which lasted around 8 hours, was for some reason not recorded, but the nature of the injuries and a number of other factors allowed the father of the deceased to say that it was an extrajudicial punishment.

According to Samuel Walker, a well-known criminologist and expert in police surveillance, everything that happens once again confirms the status of the FBI that is not controlled by society. And the journalists of The New York Times are sure that one should not expect objectivity from the Bureau. According to the newspaper, since 1993, special agents 289 have once used weapons, as a result of which 70 was killed and 80 people were injured. But in no one (!) Case, even when the multi-million compensation was paid to the relatives of the victims, the FBI did not apologize, did not question the legitimacy of the actions of its employees and did not disclose their names.

It is significant that, in 1965, the same The New York Times called the US Federal Bureau of Investigation "the world's best police and investigative body." But over half a century, the FBI has degraded into an organization that punishes its own citizens without trial and stands above the law.
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  1. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 12 February 2014 15: 44
    +5
    The FBI is the collective brain of the main parasite on Earth!
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt 12 February 2014 17: 21
      +7
      This is where their brain is located? Steamed shepherd dogs on a leash. Remember the Bout case or the murder of an unarmed Tadashev. And where was their brain when they received data from Russia about the Tadashev’s intentions. Or someone doubts that they specifically did nothing about them and that the terrorist attack for them would only prove themselves again for public relations.
      1. tundra
        tundra 12 February 2014 18: 57
        +1
        Does he just do it?
        1. ia-ai00
          ia-ai00 12 February 2014 19: 35
          +1
          Well, some kind of "biomass" in the "shard" probably gurgles with them. Although, perhaps, everything has already flowed out, these "aliens" from gayRopa.
          1. S_mirnov
            S_mirnov 12 February 2014 21: 54
            +4
            Any organization without periodic cleaning of parasites - degrades. For example, the KGB. Initially, the elite without fear and reproach, and in the end allowed to destroy the USSR, the country whose protection from internal enemies was its main task. So the FBI is more likely to confirm the rule.
            1. Vasek
              Vasek 13 February 2014 03: 37
              0
              Quote: S_mirnov
              For example, the KGB. Initially, the elite without fear and reproach, and in the end allowed to destroy the USSR, the country whose protection from internal enemies was its main task.

              It looks like the KGB had a plan "Bae". bully
      2. Vasek
        Vasek 13 February 2014 01: 26
        0
        Quote: siberalt
        This is where their brain is located? Steamed shepherd dogs on a leash. Remember the Bout case or the murder of an unarmed Tadashev.

        Not with their brains they have a problem - they don't take nicknames-fools at the FBI. bully
        But the fact that they are champions by double standards, especially in human rights - is already really causing an allergy.
        In the end, all the special services spy on their citizens (they say there are such "jobs" where they simply do not take them without compromising evidence).
        But at least our people are not hypocrites and are not taught to live.

        Quote: siberalt
        about the intentions of the Tadashevs

        or the Tsarnaevs?
  2. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 12 February 2014 15: 45
    +6
    Let America say thanks to Edgar Hoover! If the loafer is put at the head of state sponsors, it is clear that over time the level of lawlessness will increase. This is what we have now! A good mine with a bad game!
    1. Cherdak
      Cherdak 12 February 2014 16: 19
      +10
      Quote: AlNikolaich
      If the loafer is headed by state sponsors ...
      1. Naum
        Naum 12 February 2014 22: 50
        0
        Ah, if there was an overdose! Let the Americans sniff!
    2. Vasek
      Vasek 13 February 2014 01: 29
      0
      Quote: AlNikolaich
      Let America say thanks to Edgar Hoover!

      He also had Klitschkov’s orientation, they say ...
  3. Duke
    Duke 12 February 2014 15: 53
    +3
    Well, when the press began to write about it.
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 12 February 2014 18: 59
      0
      Quote: Duke
      Well, when the press began to write about it.


      That's just not for us to write about it (well, except as propaganda).
      We have a SORM law, as it were, long ago introduced by law, and the records made by the security forces at an organized crime are constantly found, and enterprises are usually squeezed out of the owners by employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB.

      Those. as if according to a proverb about a speck and a log.
      By the way, it is also applicable to the USA - they also have no right to teach anyone on this topic.

      In short - Marx was right EMNIP.
      The state is a mechanism of violence by the ruling class over others.
    2. alexng
      alexng 13 February 2014 01: 00
      +3
      Last time analogies:
      Gorbachev and Obama have a lot in common:
      - both presidents
      - both wanted the best,
      - both have a black spot on their heads,
      - both had a new policy in Afghanistan,
      - Both received the Nobel Prize.
      Is it possible with the collapse of the country? ..
      1. Foxmara
        Foxmara 13 February 2014 03: 21
        0
        something else Wang predicted
  4. Neophyte
    Neophyte 12 February 2014 16: 12
    +10
    Victory will be ours!
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 12 February 2014 18: 59
      +2
      Quote: Neophyte
      Victory will be ours!


      How is your comment related to the topic of the article? repeat
      1. alone
        alone 12 February 2014 19: 34
        +4
        Quote: cdrt
        How is your comment related to the topic of the article?


        maybe a person is an employee of the FBI? Maybe that's why their victory will be theirs? laughing
  5. AZB15
    AZB15 12 February 2014 16: 23
    +4
    Ekary Babai! Well, pro ... 500 trunks. Well, pro ... a bunch of laptops, as I think, they were taken home. So what? But the office is not going to apologize for the actions of its employees, and they know that their anuses will be covered. Yes, if we were allowed to blame it like that, in a month everyone would be shot to hunt. It must be remembered that Puzo wrote that even the coolest gangster would never bark at the policeman, but what about us?
    And why didn’t they write about the effectiveness of the 1 agent’s work on such a crime goblet that our, well ours, are beaten up, there are no analogues - figs with him - the operatives never dreamed of?
    Any civilian riffraff can only count who and how many times violated something and ******, and almost immediately yells: "Police, FBI !!!!".

    Yes, if they beat us, take ours, and not just scruff, but at least rinse them, then the Americans will seem like lambs with a snow-white rune ....

    Just think, Jobs was not taken to the Administration. In the first, there are no former drug addicts, and in the second, I don’t know how the FSB’s lop-eared now admits any movers and offshore workers in the government, and the KGB would catch mice be healthy. Misha Stavropol is just ....

    I want to write right away that I have nothing to do with power structures, and I can make a lot of complaints too, but I need to know the measure.
  6. rereture
    rereture 12 February 2014 16: 34
    +5
    The agents of the federal bureau of investigation do this for them; we have any bureaucrats, up to the district flesh. Steal with milliards, bring down people, the maximum that shines - house arrest. Let's deal with ours, we will scold others.
  7. Sultan
    Sultan 12 February 2014 16: 36
    +1
    At the moment when the dollar collapses and the economy of America will go to hell. When it is impossible to buy food for green papers, the first marauders will be people whose duties were once the protection of their citizens - the police and the military. Weapons and laws give them power and control over the lives of ordinary Americans. Then they will bring "order" to the horror of the population of the once mighty country of Amerikostan !!!
    1. cdrt
      cdrt 12 February 2014 19: 01
      0
      Quote: Sultan
      At the moment when the dollar collapses and the economy of America will go to hell. When it is impossible to buy food for green papers, the first marauders will be people whose duties were once the protection of their citizens - the police and the military. Weapons and laws give them power and control over the lives of ordinary Americans. Then they will bring "order" to the horror of the population of the once mighty country of Amerikostan !!!


      Hmm ... a collapsed dollar is unlikely to be the basis for the start of the flight of the American economy.
      Usually, due to the fall of the currency, a sharp increase in industrial production follows.
      1. Foxmara
        Foxmara 12 February 2014 19: 59
        +1
        right, that's just .. The dollar will become useless at the moment. And if there is no buyer, there is no endless flow of goods from third countries. America is able to feed itself, it is. But the collapsed dollar will bury the army, these hundreds of thousands of specialists will not be needed. who know how to handle weapons and without work. There will probably be a severe social crisis. The new currency, even if it is issued, will have no weight, because it is not backed by anything. That means buying everything in your own market, but everything is very expensive there. Wealth will fall to the plinth, it will become unbearable to pay for housing, the whole country is considered armed - it is very likely that there will be something like "Mad Max". the most resource-rich areas will want to secede. In the poor, things will get worse. Or maybe not. The prisons are already built, the staff is recruited and the coffins are bought. Welcam. hi
  8. alal
    alal 12 February 2014 16: 42
    +1
    Quote: rereture
    The agents of the federal bureau of investigation do this for them; we have any bureaucrats, up to the district flesh. Steal with milliards, bring down people, the maximum that shines - house arrest. Let's deal with ours, we will scold others.

    The voice of one crying in the wilderness ...
  9. alal
    alal 12 February 2014 16: 44
    -13%
    Quote: Sultan
    At the moment when the dollar collapses and the economy of America will go to hell. When it is impossible to buy food for green papers, the first marauders will be people whose duties were once the protection of their citizens - the police and the military. Weapons and laws give them power and control over the lives of ordinary Americans. Then they will bring "order" to the horror of the population of the once mighty country of Amerikostan !!!

    So it will be! (After about 1000, maybe?) There is not much time left to wait. Soon...
    Go ahead!
    1. Sultan
      Sultan 12 February 2014 17: 00
      +4
      In fact, very soon, you are just afraid of this ... Fear!
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    3. avg
      avg 12 February 2014 18: 36
      +3
      Quote: alal
      It’s not long to wait. Soon...
      Go ahead!

      Here you are right. Soon you will rush so forward that Russia will also learn to pronounce, and you will learn a lot of new and interesting things. laughing
      1. Foxmara
        Foxmara 12 February 2014 20: 04
        0
        yes .. in our army Tuvans learned Russian very quickly. From a complete misunderstanding to an almost pure conversation for a few minutes. I can’t say that I approve of the method, I didn’t participate myself, but I watched how those who switched on the "fool" turned it off very quickly. 90s their mother .. Well, we can arrange a quick Russian course for the English. Have been asking for a long time ..
        1. Vasek
          Vasek 13 February 2014 01: 41
          0
          Quote: Foxmara
          in our army Tuvans learned Russian very quickly. From a complete misunderstanding to an almost pure conversation for a few minutes. I can’t say that I approve of the method, I didn’t participate myself, but I watched how those who switched on the "fool" turned it off very quickly.

          Sergei Kuzhegetovich is also a Tuvan, but "including the fool" I do not have enough imagination to present him.
          As, however, and badly speaking Russian.
          Not in the origin of the problem, but in education.
    4. Foxmara
      Foxmara 12 February 2014 20: 23
      +2
      Well, duck, it’s how it is .. we are all old-fashioned, we determine the launch of missiles by radar, shoot them down with special equipment, we land alien drones again with electronics, we still do not have advanced English technologies, such as fishermen, which determine the presence near the water area missile carrier or cruiser potential enemy. Again, we do not have such flexible politicians who introduce the fleet to Middle-earth and threaten to shoot everything moving, not moving, to move and shoot, and then, upon the arrival of the Russian ships, pretend that they just wrote and wrote. Our ignoramuses will both take up a position and doldon for the third year - we will not let the civilians of Syria be shot and that’s it. The only thing is, if our prime minister gives oak in a dream, then there will probably also be fireworks and fireworks, as you have at the funeral of an iron lady.
  10. tommytros
    tommytros 12 February 2014 16: 47
    +3
    As they say, in a stranger's eye spotted.
    And our Ministry of Internal Affairs is so white and fluffy. It’s just not at all like a log.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 12 February 2014 18: 49
      +1
      just the same, the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the person of the riot police now at the Kakazase is being blown up by the military for you, while you pin them here with white and fluffy. And then at the rallies the very same OMON listens from scum - they say enough to beat your people! etc

      In general, you are not the first to bark towards our Ministry of Internal Affairs, and you are not the last. While barking, the caravan goes on.

      The lap-dog, as they say, will not spoil the knurled. Zhiglovy and now lacking in organs

      Well, plus you are the same military as you. Which the Ministry of Internal Affairs "made disabled, robbed and beaten" - and now they are offended at the forum, nodding their heads together)

      In general, for me similar characters to you are similar to Latynina (only it’s easier for you in your wretchedness of thinking, she’s a virtuoso, and she’s paid money for this). Here she can definitely paint about torture in the dungeons of the KGB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the FSB and so on.

      So there’s something for you to learn. Turn on Echo-Moscow - I think they still talk about a bottle in the ass in the Far East from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, such events do not lose their relevance over time on such resources. You will find like-minded people
      1. rereture
        rereture 12 February 2014 19: 33
        +3
        Tell me, what right do we have to scold them if we have the same situation.
        Or maybe the fact is that we are trying to hang noodles on our ears, like, look, not only our cow is dead, but also a neighbor’s goat.
        1. Foxmara
          Foxmara 12 February 2014 20: 09
          +1
          Well, why immediately scold ?? Maybe we are glad that in the camp of the likely partner there are such wonderful warriors who do our work for us. And why can't we discuss this? belay Because Americanophiles disgusted to read? laughing
          1. rereture
            rereture 12 February 2014 20: 29
            +1
            Look deeper this is another propaganda, how good we are and how bad they are.

            I don’t consider myself an Americanophile, and I don’t say that we are all completely bullshit.

            Let’s better discuss our internal problems.
            1. Setrac
              Setrac 12 February 2014 21: 33
              +1
              Quote: rereture
              Look deeper this is another propaganda, how good we are and how bad they are.

              Do you offer us to admit that we are bad?
              1. rereture
                rereture 13 February 2014 00: 02
                0
                I propose to solve my problems, and not laugh at the problems of a neighbor (albeit not the most friendly).
                1. Foxmara
                  Foxmara 13 February 2014 03: 25
                  0
                  Write directly, a potential partner, what are these conventions for? laughing
                  and why we can not laugh at the device of power in AI? Yes, and you never know, maybe we dig up something interesting for ourselves. Someone else's bumps are better because there is experience, but you yourself did not fill this bump, your forehead does not hurt.
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  11. alex-s
    alex-s 12 February 2014 17: 06
    +3
    close cooperation with the Hollywood communities brings good image dividends to the Bureau.

    We have "Streets of Broken Lanterns" similarly, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is cooperating! laughing
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  13. rapid1934
    rapid1934 12 February 2014 17: 20
    +3
    Quote: tommytros
    As they say, in a stranger's eye spotted.
    And our Ministry of Internal Affairs is so white and fluffy. It’s just not at all like a log.

    I totally agree. request
    Quote: AZB15
    But the office is not going to apologize for the actions of its employees, and they know that their anus will be covered. Yes, if we were allowed to blame it like that, in a month everyone would be shot to hunt. It must be remembered that Puzo wrote that even the coolest gangster would never bark at the policeman, but what about us?
    .
    And there is nothing to add. hi
  14. siberalt
    siberalt 12 February 2014 17: 26
    +4
    alal:
    "Roissya forward"

    You yourself are in the "fart" and even deeper!
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  15. voliador
    voliador 12 February 2014 20: 17
    -1
    Well, you might think that our gabye is better.
  16. Ghenxnumx
    Ghenxnumx 12 February 2014 20: 56
    +1
    Quote: AZB15
    Ekary Babai! Well, pro ... 500 trunks. Well, pro ... a bunch of laptops, as I think, they were taken home. So what? But the office is not going to apologize for the actions of its employees, and they know that their anuses will be covered. Yes, if we were allowed to blame it like that, in a month everyone would be shot to hunt. It must be remembered that Puzo wrote that even the coolest gangster would never bark at the policeman, but what about us?
    And why didn’t they write about the effectiveness of the 1 agent’s work on such a crime goblet that our, well ours, are beaten up, there are no analogues - figs with him - the operatives never dreamed of?
    Any civilian riffraff can only count who and how many times violated something and ******, and almost immediately yells: "Police, FBI !!!!".

    Yes, if they beat us, take them, and not just scruff, but at least rinse them, then the Americans will appear as lambs with a snow-white rune

    That’s precisely a riffraff and doesn’t pick, because on really dangerous bandits (according to 15-30 thousand people!!! in the gang) neither, dear FBI or the US police do not rock the boat, rightly afraid to get shlopotat not only on the hill.
    I ask for review http://latinos.do.am/ or doubters can get US gangs in Yandex - there are a lot of interesting things there.
    Or do you want to say that the gang in 15 000 and more people for the Russian Federation is the norm? negative
    1. AZB15
      AZB15 13 February 2014 02: 00
      -1

      That’s precisely a riffraff and doesn’t pick, because on really dangerous bandits (according to 15-30 thousand people!!! in the gang) neither, dear FBI or the US police do not rock the boat, rightly afraid to get shlopotat not only on the hill.
      I ask for review http://latinos.do.am/ or doubters can get US gangs in Yandex - there are a lot of interesting things there.
      Or do you want to say that the gang in 15 000 and more people for the Russian Federation is the norm? negative[/ Quote]


      Nonsense is complete, fueled by all sorts of BBC and Hollywood. How do you imagine the management structure of a BAND of rather inadequate personalities in 15-30 thousand snouts? Two divisions.
      Then we have gangs in the millions - looking after the region-the region-the region-a big gangway ... A clear structure, plus bandits, plus "vagabonds by themselves."
  17. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 12 February 2014 23: 41
    +2
    Quote: voliador
    Well, you might think that our gabye is better.

    I can not judge their work only by newspaper publications, but I am generally surprised by people who, without serving in the authorities, obsess them without knowing anything about the specifics. There are flaws everywhere, but no need to judge by press statements am .Do not know do not go into this topic hi
  18. Foxmara
    Foxmara 13 February 2014 03: 20
    0
    Quote: Vasek
    Sergei Kuzhegetovich is also a Tuvan, but "including the fool" I do not have enough imagination to present him.
    As, however, and badly speaking Russian.
    Not in the origin of the problem, but in education.


    if it’s about Tuvans, then the question is generally separate. they basically do not like to work. it’s in their blood / brain that their great ancestors are conquerors (Mongols) and they go almost without exception with knives and grab hold of them for a little while. Kuzhugetovich, if he was like that, has long fallen out of this system. A fool could have been included just because in the 90s the army was not so much a service as a job.
  19. stroporez
    stroporez 13 February 2014 06: 46
    +1
    whatever you say, but the FBI is one of the most effective special services .............. Toko, killings from them. Sales Do not wash the cleaning rain ..............