Report: FBI Ordered To “Back Off” Investigations Of Black Muslim Converts?

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The global intelligence blog, SRATFOR has issued this disturbing report in the wake of the Arkansas Army recruitment office shooting. It seems that  U.S. counter-terrorism teams may have been intentionally prevented from investigating radicalized black Muslim converts, like  Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the 21-year-old  Arkansas man who had changed his name from Carlos Leon Bledsoe after converting to Islam.

The FBI had reportedly been investigating Muhammad, but  perhaps was ordered to “back off”?:

Lacking information that would have tied Muhammad to other militant individuals or cells, or that would have indicated he was inclined to commit a crime, the FBI had little basis for opening a full-field investigation into his activities. These limitations, and the FBI’s notorious bureaucracy (as seen in its investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui and the 9/11 hijackers), are the longstanding shortfalls of the law-enforcement element of counterterrorism policy (the other elements are diplomacy, financial sanctions, intelligence and military).

However, politics have proved obstructive to all facets of counterterrorism policy. And politics may have been at play in the Muhammad case as well as in other cases involving Black Muslim converts. Several weeks ago, STRATFOR heard from sources that the FBI and other law enforcement organizations had been ordered to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts. At this point, it is unclear to us if that guidance was given by the White House or the Department of Justice, or if it was promulgated by the agencies themselves, anticipating the wishes of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.

As STRATFOR has previously noted, the FBI has a culture that is very conservative and risk-averse. Many FBI supervisors are reluctant to authorize investigations that they believe may have negative blow-back on their career advancement. In light of this institutional culture, and the order to be careful in investigations relating to Black Muslim converts, it would not be at all surprising to us if a supervisor refused to authorize a full-field investigation of Muhammad that would have included surveillance of his activities. Though in practical terms, even if a full-field investigation had been authorized, due to the caution being exercised in cases related to Black Muslim converts, the case would most likely have been micromanaged to the point of inaction by the special agent in charge of the office involved or by FBI headquarters.

More at Doug Ross @ Journal, who says:

Congress must demand an immediate investigation of these reports. Our men and women serving in the military deserve better.

RELATED:

Obama finally deigned to issue a tepid statement about the shooting that that killed  William Long, 23, and wounded Quinton Ezeagwula, 18.

“I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”

See Michelle Malkin for analysis.

States Rights Protest Topeka, KS., Tomorrow, 7:00 am

This is late notice, I know. I just got the email:

Richard D. Fry

RE::Meeting on capitol steps June 4

Dear fellow Patriots,

The November Patriots will be there!

If any of you can take a vacation/ sick day to attend I would encourage you to do so. I do not think we can underestimate the significance of this amendment. You must put it in the context of 30 other states doing this and of the position Texas has taken (willing to take their show on the road) and the follow up law passed by Montana (no federal gun laws enforced).
Those moving against the citizens and owners of this country are just waiting to see if we will stand together or fragment or do nothing at all. They are scared. But, if we do not stand on this issue, a Constitutional issue, they will think (correctly so) the citizen will stand together on no issue.
This is no less than our Declaration of Independence. If you think otherwise then by all means please stay home and prepare to lick the boots of those who have been kicking you around and who are standing on the neck of our Constitution.
Please note I will be bringing Ole Glory with me. If that offends anyone tough!!!!!!!
Richard D. Fry
Independent, Conservative, Bible hugging, Gun tote’n, Constitution respecting, Rightwing Extremist and pride to stand in the shadow of our Founding Fathers who were the same.
On Thursday June 4 our State Legislators will be back in Topeka for perhaps a day, maybe two. I would like to have as many people as possible meet at the Capital building to call for them to stay in session and address the 10th Amendment Resolution they failed to consider earlier this year. Now – I know a resolution in and of itself does not do anything but the point is we must get our message out to our fellow Kansan’ that Hell is preparing to visit us from DC. There are a few things we can accomplish on Thursday.

1.We make ourselves known to our legislators and we let them know we mean business.

2. If they will not stay in session we gather the Resolution supporters together with us and identify those who will not support it for replacement.

3. We get honest with our fellow citizens and explain to them the importance of our state sovereignty. We explain to them that regardless of the resolution or not they are going to suffer at the hands of an out of control federal government. We begin our work to awaken them rapidly to the fact that they may need to demand their sovereignty as a state to break the choke hold of the federal government and restore some common sense to government.

If you think this is not important – or this is not the time to make a stand consider this. After Thursday our Legislators are done until the next session in January. Who is going to stand for you between now and then.

Do you expect our sitting Governor to get between you and the Federal Government?

The all out push is on for National Health Care that should scare every one of you to death and especially the elderly, overweight, sick or infirm – and don’t forget smokers – your out too if not first.

Cap & Trade in and of itself is enough to finish off most that are barely makng it as it is and get most that might have thought they could ride out the storm because they had a good job. Everyone will be effected by the increased energy cost and cost of products across the board. Are you expecting a major PAY RAISE this year or next? I didn’t think so. How far can you stretch that average $13 a week stimulus payment in your check? Have you calculated what that $13 will cost you when tax day rolls around again? I am sure the new tax bracket you find yourself looking at will get most if not more back. Thats right – it is not tax FREE.

And now we have a discussion on VAT or Value Added Tax to be applied to every purchase transaction you make. Now, I talked to one of our State Representatives last night that was sure that was just a balloon being floated and nothing would come of it. I am not sure I buy that. In fact, I am not sure I want to even take a chance on ignoring it. We should have no trouble seeing clearly now that those with the power are capable of doing anything and have certainly done more than any of us would have believed possible by any administration.

Our Freedom and Liberty is rapidly being absorbed and without so much as a whimper from the public. We must make a stand – it is time to get loud and get in the streets.

I will be on the Capital steps at 7:00 AM Thursday morning. I hope you will join me

Larry Halloran

Chavez Jokes He and Castro May Be To “Comrade Obama’s” Right

TRINIDAD-AMERICAS-SUMMIT-CHAVEZ-OBAMATwo peas in a pod

Another laugh and/or cry moment for those of us who are paying attention:

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.

During one of Chavez’s customary lectures on the “curse” of capitalism and the bonanzas of socialism, the Venezuelan leader made reference to GM’s bankruptcy filing, which is expected to give the U.S. government a 60 percent stake in the 100-year-old former symbol of American might.

“Hey, Obama has just nationalized nothing more and nothing less than General Motors. Comrade Obama! Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right,” Chavez joked on a live television broadcast.

The rest, here.

Chavez also recently expressed a desire to gift Obama with more…let us say…progressive reading material – a companion piece to the book he gave him in April:

Asked during a Caracas call-in show Friday whether he knew if Obama had read the copy of Eduardo Galeano’s “The Open Veins of Latin America,” which Chavez gave the U.S. president in April, the Venezuelan president said he didn’t know, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported.

But the Venezuelan leader then went on to suggest he was thinking of giving Obama a copy of Lenin’s 1902 political pamphlet “What Is To Be Done?” — in which the future Russian Bolshevik leader called for a “scientific” socialist revolution — when the two meet again at the next Summit of the Americas.

Ain’t that sweet?

They’re just two peas in a pod.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

UPDATE: (June 4):

As Chavez has noticed, there’s a new game in town…Obamonopoly.

The video:

Previously:

Heads Up Fellow Banana Republicans

Hugo Chavez To Obama: “Follow The Path To Socialism”

That’s Amore!

Who’s Dis Guy?

Chavez: Socialism Coming To America

Big Obama Bundler And Code Pinko Tries To Storm Stage During Palin’s Speech

Wednesday’s Hero: Sgt. Pablo A. Calderon

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Sgt. Pablo A. Calderon
26 years old from Brooklyn, New York
1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
November 30, 2004

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“He wanted to fight for his country,” said his heartbroken younger sister, Lilliana Calderone. “He always wanted to be there.”

Pablo Calderon joined the Army in 1997, right out of High School. “He went straight to the army from high school,” said his sister. “He wanted to improve himself. He was proud. He loved his country.”

Sgt. Calderon was killed when an IED was detonated near his vehicle in Fallujah, Iraq. Also killed in the attack was Sgt. Jose Guereca of Missouri City, Texas.

All Information Was Found On And Copied From MilitaryCity.com & NYDailyNews.com

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.

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Thank You Lord Obama, Thank You

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Brian Williams bows to his king.

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Dang, it almost looks like he’s bending over to kiss his ring.

Video at JWF.

MORE:

Captain Ed ponders the disturbing:

If Williams bowed, what would Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews do to wish the President a good night? On second thought, I don’t want to know.

No doubt it would involve many tingles and thrills….

UPDATE:

Whoa, Nellie!:

John Zeigler, short and to the point:

Ziegler: “Monica Lewinsky Never Dreamed of Doing to Bill Clinton Some of the Things Brian Williams Did to Barack Obama”