Mission Creep: DHS Erecting Domestic “Security” Web

“A new white paper presented to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence carves out an ‘evolving mission’ for Homeland Security that moves away from fighting terrorism and towards growing a vast domestic intelligence apparatus that would expand integration with local/state agencies and private-public partnerships already underway via regional fusion centers.

Michael Chertoff“Crafted by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, co-chaired by former DHS chief Michael Chertoff and composed of a who’s who of national security figures, the report outlines a total mission creep, as the title “Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission” implies.

“Significantly, it puts on paper and into the Congressional record a proposed transition from outwardly dealing with the threats posed by terrorism towards intelligence gathering “focused on more specific homeward-focused areas.” That is, the homegrown, domestic threats we’ve heard so much about from Big Sis already.” …


The web of 9/11 perpetrators, drug runners, money launderers, counterfeiters, job exporters, wall street fraudsters, mkultra child abusers etc who reign with impunity is bloating like any other self-interested bureaucracy or corporate conglomerate.

This is what runaway corruption looks like.  It has all the banality and hypocrisy of a philandering evangelical huckster.  But there is no one overlord or one unified criminal organization.  It’s more of an echo chamber, an elitist social movement, a shared belief of how the world ought to be and their rightful place in it.   An emergent, collectively autocatalytic network of mutual backscratchers jockeying for their place in a new american aristocracy.  And they intend to make it happen.  Why?  Because they think they can.

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