It’s Time We Had a Talk – The Terror Factory
How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists
Trevor Aaronson: How The FBI Creates Fake Terrorism
Source: Trevor Aaronson
THE TERROR FACTORY
INSIDE THE FBI’S MANUFACTURED WAR ON TERRORISM
The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terror shows how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the bureau can then claim victory in the war on terror.
An outgrowth of Trevor Aaronson’s work as an investigative reporting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, which culminated in an award-winning cover story in Mother Jones magazine, The Terror Factory reveals shocking information about the criminals, conmen and liars the FBI uses as paid informants, as well as documents the extreme methods the FBI uses to ensnare Muslims in phony terrorist plots—which are in reality conceived and financed by the FBI.
The book offers unprecedented detail into how the FBI has transformed from a reactive law enforcement agency to a proactive counterterrorism organization–including the full story of an accused murderer who became one of the FBI’s most prolific terrorism informants–and how the FBI has used phony terrorist plots to justify spending $3 billion every year on counterterrorism.
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Let’s talk about raises and perks at the Senior Executive Service:
OBAMA AT SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEE EVENT
Let’s talk about the viability of the Senior Executive Service:
6-11-2014 Viability of the Senior Executive Service
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Federal Bureau of Investigation budget:
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is a position classification in the civil service of the United States federal government, somewhat analogous to general officer or flag officer ranks in the U.S. Armed Forces. The current head of the Senior Executive Service is Kathleen McGettigan. The current Inspector General of the SES is Norbert Vint. The SES was created in 1979 by Kristine Marcy when the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 went into effect under President Jimmy Carter. If the Office of the Inspector General of the SES is responsible for accountability and transparency, and if the FBI is regulated by U.S. Code § 3151 with the SES establishing “a system for senior personnel within the FBI”, where is the accountability? Is the SES based on meritocracy and performance, or is it a system to vet certain types of federal employees? Even though a Senior Executive Service Accountability Act was passed under the 113th United States Congress to make it easier to fire or suspend SES employees, has there been any significant firings or relieving of SES employees since 2015?
In May, 2016 a background investigator who did work under contract for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), was sentenced to two months of incarceration, followed by four months of home detention. SES falls under the office of OPM. The charges stemmed from the background investigator falsifying work on background investigations of federal employees and contractors. How many more background checks are falsified on potential federal employees? Where is the accountability when the FBI has its own “senior executive” positions and are exempt from the Senior Executive Service? The FBI’s separate senior executive positions require senate confirmation. The FBI also operates outside of control and oversight by the OPM. Basically, the FBI is accountable to no other entity and has no oversight.
(a) The Attorney General may by regulation establish a personnel system for senior personnel within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration to be known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration Senior Executive Service (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as the “FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service“). The regulations establishing the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service shall—
(1) meet the requirements set forth in section 3131 for the Senior Executive Service;
(2) provide that positions in the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service meet requirements that are consistent with the provisions of section 3132(a)(2);
(3) provide rates of pay for the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service that are not in excess of the maximum rate or less than the minimum rate of basic pay established for the Senior Executive Service under section 5382 and that are adjusted at the same time and to the same extent as rates of basic pay for the Senior Executive Service are adjusted;
(4) provide a performance appraisal system for the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service that conforms to the provisions of subchapter II of chapter 43;
(5) provide for—
(A) removal consistent with section 3592;
(B) reduction-in-force procedures consistent with section 3595(a), together with measures to ensure that a member of the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service may not be removed due to a reduction in force unless reasonable efforts to place such member in another such position are first taken;
(C) procedures in accordance with which any furlough affecting the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service shall be carried out;
(D) removal or suspension consistent with subsections (a), (b), and (c) of section 7543 (except that any hearing or appeal to which a member of the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service is entitled shall be held or decided pursuant to procedures established by regulations of the Attorney General); and
(E) recertification consistent with section 3393a; 
(6) permit the payment of performance awards to members of the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service consistent with the provisions applicable to performance awards under section 5384; and
(7) provide that members of the FBI–DEA Senior Executive Service may be granted sabbatical leaves consistent with the provisions of section 3396(c).