"The FBI is to be re-organised, and will include another new intelligence body called the National Security Service.* clemons:
It will assume responsibility for intelligence work within the US, and combine the Justice Department's intelligence, counter-terrorism and espionage units.
Correspondents say the measure is designed to help dissolve the barriers between the FBI and the CIA."
" I get stuck in airports and surf the net looking for front organizations that neoconservatives and their fellow-traveling Jesse Helmsian pugnacious nationalists have set up.
I've just found one that gives me over-the-top creeps.
Visit www.FamilySecurityMatters.org -- a site seemingly devoted to convincing a large cross-section of Americans that they must fear terrorism -- really fear it, now -- tomorrow -- and in the many years to come. It's high-fear exploitation of the worst kind candy-coated with slick pictures of mostly white women and their children in front of sparkly white picket fenced homes.
FSM's Board of Directors is packed with folks that populate dozens of other similar 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 non-profit and political activist organizations devoted to rigid and shrill national security prescriptions that iff left unchecked would probably result in a cascading set of serious wars. Included on the board of "Family Security Matters" is television personality and research assistant in Richard Nixon's last moments Monica Crowley, James DeGraffenreid who chairs Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy, right wing media maven Laura Ingraham, the almost-but-not-quite Attorney General Bernard Kerik, Fox News military analyst Paul Vallely, China hawks of hawks Roger Robinson and Arthur Waldron, and of course -- my favorite war-profiteer who on 9/11/2001 was the highest profile American to allege the probable involvement of Saddam Hussein in the terror attacks while not at the same time mentioning that he was Ahmed Chalabi's lawyer and had obvious conflicts of interest -- R. James Woolsey.
This is disturbing manipulation, but it is also a manifestation of the seriousness and real brilliance of this movement. Progressives and moderates have nothing like the proliferating shell institutions of 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations that neocons and islationist nationalists have in droves.
We need to read through these sites, understand the relationships between this organization and its allies -- and learn from them."