FBI REPLACES STATE DEPARTMENT - 12.06.2021
December 6, 2021
Good Monday afternoon. I'm author Richard V. Rupp, writing from Burbank, California. Welcome to RUPP'S NOTES/FBI SPECIAL AGENT HARTMANN SERIES posts.
I'm working on my second cup of morning coffee as I write this post. The good news is that in front of me is an article that indicates "drinking tea or coffee in the morning is associated with a lower risk for stroke and dementia." I'm also hoping it increases my cognitive ability, as I'm having difficulty figuring out the relationship between our government and law enforcement agencies today.
Do you have the feeling the traditional concepts of government are not working?
Do you feel that defunding law enforcement was a hot topic for a while, but it is now headed in the other direction with the reported significant increase in crime?
Do you feel Biden, Putin, and Xi Jinping are just as confused as us?
Do you feel competing news agencies are adding to the confusion?
Now I'm going to extrapolate (a very long stretch) from a recent paper in the FORDHAM LAW REVIEW by Boston College Law School Professor Steven Arrigg Koh. He concludes that federal prosecutors (Department of Justice) and federal law enforcement (FBI) are "supplanting (American) foreign policy."
This combination of agencies has indicted Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for conspiring with Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) to facilitate an international cocaine-trafficking regime, has pursued a criminal case of fraud against Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of the Chinese telecommunications technology company Huawei. Koh argues that a growing number of U.S.-led foreign affairs prosecutions represent a trend towards over-aggressive extraterritorial law enforcement.
By Linking extraterritorial law enforcement to domestic criminalization, Koh contextualizes this punishment model as an "alternative model of U.S. global power" that could wind up "supplanting foreign policy."
My conclusion from reading this paper is that during the current trend of governments being in a state of confusion, "civil servants" (particularly law enforcement) will assume more and more control. Will this last? No, but I have no idea the direction it's leading. I suspect the leaders listed above are in the same boat as me. I don't think there is a grand conspiracy going on. Rather, I have a feeling the current confusion (tribal conflict, climate change, overpopulation, immigration) will be replaced by a roll-of-the-dice. Will they come up snake-eyes? Or boxcars? I suspect they will roll off the table a few times before there are winners and losers. Which are you and your tribe betting on? The "new normal" will not be the normal you have been used to.
Back for some more coffee, and then I suspect a gin and tonic. Maybe they will help me come to some conclusion. Don't hold your breath.
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