The depressing fact is that no matter how inept and stupid the FBI, the CIA, and all the other various acronym agencies may be, they live on like zombie organizations stumbling forward under their own momentum despite having little or nothing of value to offer the USA. There is now such an overwhelming amount of declassified information showing how ineffectual and toxic these entities are that it's impossible to reach any conclusion other than that they should be shut down. But, people love illusion, and so we're told they "keep us safe from X" where X is whatever boogieman we're being fed at the present time.

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