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The FBI Should Be Nuked From Orbit

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by Portfolio Armor
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 - 12:42
In this case, the (former) federal agent was a U.S. Marshall.
In this case, the (former) federal agent was a U.S. Marshall.

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Josiah Lippincott Returns

Longtime readers may recall Josiah Lippincott. He is the former U.S. Marine officer and current PhD student I've quoted before, for example in this post: Why The U.S. Military Doesn't Win. I embedded some of Lippincott's tweets in that post, but if you click on the link now, you see weird white squares where his tweets were. That's because he has since been kicked off of Twitter. He's back with a post about the FBI, which I have shared below.

Before we get to it, a quick investing note: I added a new position in my personal account last week. I mentioned it on the Portfolio Armor blog, for those interested. Now on to Lippincott's piece. 

Authored by Josiah Lippincott at American Greatness

The FBI Should Be Nuked From Orbit

Nothing less than the total dismantling of the American Stasi is acceptable.  

I speak only of metaphorical nuclear hellfire, of course. As a moderate centrist, I thoroughly reject the radical position that the Republican Party should use actual nukes against the deep state. That’s a bridge too far for a restrained, independent voter like myself.

But merely annihilating the FBI as an entity and arresting its most corrupt members is the kind of suburban soccer mom-friendly public policy proposal I can get behind. Indeed, “Destroy the FBI” would make a terrific moderate centrist campaign slogan for Donald Trump in 2024. Joe Biden’s state security service is obviously out of control. It is time Americans accept the plain truth: the D.C. “blob” is the enemy of decency and civilization. The evidence of gross, politically motivated misconduct by the “Injustice” Department piles up daily. 

The raid of Mar-a-Lago, the crackdown on Trump’s allies like John Eastman and Mike Lindell, and the unhinged prosecution of ordinary Americans who protested in favor of election integrity on January 6 are all prima facie evidence that the White House has weaponized America’s “apolitical” organs of justice against one set of Americans as a result of their political beliefs.

This behavior has no place in our republic. 

The American Right should therefore make the complete dismemberment of the FBI one of its top priorities going into 2024. The whole organization should be disbanded. Everyone from Director Christopher Wray to the lowliest secretary should be fired. The FBI’s ugly and godforsaken Soviet-style concrete fortress in downtown DC should be bulldozed. The FBI’s archives should be entirely declassified.

The FBI is America’s KGB. We should treat it as such. For too long, the FBI has engaged in subversive and anti-democratic activities. The ongoing connection of FBI informants to terrorist attacks is especially disturbing. A heavy dose of sunlight is essential.

For instance, two of the 9/11 hijackers lived with an FBI informant in San Diego prior to the World Trade Center attacks. 

An undercover FBI agent texted a would-be mass shooter to “tear up Texas” prior to the attempted 2014 terror attack on a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. That same FBI agent was in the parking lot of the location where the two gunmen launched their attack. 

Boston magazine reporter Michelle McPhee reported in 2017 that one of the Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, was very likely an FBI informant. Despite the FBI receiving warnings from the Russian government that Tsarnaev was a threat, he somehow managed to enter and exit the United States from a known terror hot spot without a passport . . . all while his name was on two terrorist watchlists. 

In 2017, the FBI maintained a network of some 15,000 to 20,000 turncoat informants: an utterly mind boggling number. Between 2011 and 2018, the federal government paid $548 million to federal informants for the DEA, ATF, and FBI. Those informants collectively were involved in 22,800 crimes while receiving taxpayer funds.

One of those informants was Joshua Caleb Sutter, a member of the alleged “neo-Nazi” group Atomwaffen. Sutter ran a printing press called Martinet that published Satanist and Nazi material. The FBI, it turns out, paid Sutter around $100,000 over nearly a decade.

Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who headed the Russian hoax investigation into Trump, is especially dirty. He had exculpatory evidence for four innocent men who had been wrongfully convicted of murders committed by FBI agents. He stonewalled the evidence as director in order to protect the corrupt Boston office of the FBI, where at least a half-dozen agents were taking bribes from organized crime.

The FBI, along with its investigative brethren, is actively enmeshed in the dealings of the underworld. In 2016, the FBI seized the world’s largest child porn site on the “darkweb” called Playpen and then kept it running for two weeks while it infected the computers of visitors to the website with malware designed to track their activity.

Put simply, the FBI distributed child porn in the name of the supposed “greater good.”

The line between the scum of the earth and the FBI has blurred to the point of disappearing entirely. The lead FBI agent in Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s kidnapping case, Richard Trask, was a “swinger” (involved in polyamorous sexual activity) who also beat his wife. Trask testified repeatedly in the FBI’s case against alleged militia members but had to be pulled from the case when it was discovered that he had been railing against Trump on social media.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Every part of the FBI is politically corrupt, broken, and vicious. The problem is not a few “bad apples” but the utter lack of “good apples” anywhere in the organization. It is rotten to the core. Americans need to man up and demand radical change. Nothing less than the total dismantling of the American Stasi is acceptable.  

Much like the Roman Senator Cato the Elder who ended all of his speeches prior to the Third Punic War with the pronouncement “Carthago delenda est” (Carthage must be destroyed), Trump should end all of his public events with a similar call for the elimination of the FBI.

Raze it to the ground and salt the earth.

It is a mistake for America-First Republicans to merely complain about their abuse at the hands of Big Tech and Joe Biden’s state security services. Whining is not a good look. Playing the victim won’t get us anywhere. Engaging these fools in argument is not a particularly useful path, either. 

The Department of Injustice and their FBI goon squad raided Mar-a-Lago on completely ridiculous pretexts. To treat this as legally valid in any sense whatsoever is ritual humiliation. The three statutes under which the search warrant was conducted have no applicability to the president. 

First, federal law states: “Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States” shall be punished. 

Trump had every right to keep all of his records. He was the president. He alone decides what qualifies as a federal record and what he wishes to turn over to his subordinates at the National Archives Administration. The president is a unitary executive. The National Archivist works for him, not the other way around. 

Telling Trump he couldn’t keep documents that he declassified is absurd. Trump did not interfere with the “proper administration” of a matter before the “jurisdiction” of a federal agency because he was the one who controlled those entities. They did not control him. 

The federal statute that addresses the mutilation of government documents doesn’t apply for the same reasons. It states that the “unlawful” concealment of documents is not allowed. Trump had every right to declassify and use documents that were created and maintained by the executive branch. Again, the American executive is unitary. President Trump is, per Article II of the Constitution, the sole possessor of executive power in the United States government. The FBI and National Archives Administration do not get to decide what is unlawful for their boss, the chief executive, to do with his own documents.

The final law under which Trump was searched, the Espionage Act, is outrageous in the highest degree. The idea that the president can be charged as a spy because he kept his own documents is absurd. The law is so broadly written that virtually any American citizen who has ever taken a photo on or of a military base—even soldiers—could be guilty of a crime. 

It is obvious that the Biden Administration’s secret police are manipulating the law in order to crush political rivals. 

Pointing out that the Left are “hypocrites” when they spy on their opponents, arrest their enemies, and help their friends is of little value. Instead, the Right should simply state the reverse: when we get into power we are going to do the same to you. Turnabout is fair play.

Republicans should dismantle the FBI and then go about weaponizing their own faction to go after corrupt liberal politicians and communist agitators. The Left imagines that it will be perpetually in power. The arc of history bends toward endless immigration from the Third World, transgender genital mutilation for children, and the expropriation of the white middle class. 

That is a dangerous assumption. Joe Biden and the craven Left with their boiling hatred and resentment toward middle America have enraged ordinary Americans. They think that they can spit in the face of God-fearing people and nothing will happen. They think they will keep on winning forever. It isn’t true. There will be a backlash.

America’s gerontocracy is grifting on borrowed time. The gaping maw of the eternal abyss awaits our octogenarian ruling class. The Grim Reaper patiently readies himself for the Mitch McConnells, Nancy Pelosis, and Joe Bidens of the world. 

And when they are gone a new power will arise. The swamp will be drained. The FBI will be consigned to the dustbin of history. The federal bureaucracy will submit to the people. The time is soon. The fight is about to begin. 

 

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