Remember The Silence of The Lambs (1991), the Jody Foster vehicle? Foster played Clarice Starling, an FBI recruit, still in the FBI academy, who was recruited by the legendary head of the FBI’s profiling division to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and ultimately catch a particularly nasty serial killer. Can anyone remember some of the fundamental things wrong with the plot?
FBI agents think particularly highly of themselves. The idea that a trainee still in the academy would be used in an operational role is ludicrous. The idea that a trainee would be picked to interview one of the most dangerous homicidal, cannibalistic lunatics in history is absolutely incredible. The idea such a recruit would be given a firearm and credentials and sent off, essential solo, in pursuit of a dangerous serial killer is impossible. Not only would such things be virtually certain to result in a dead trainee, they would require many seasoned FBI agents to agree they were inadequate, that an untried, partially trained recruit could succeed where they would fail. Keep in mind that agents fresh out of the academy are not, by any means, considered fully qualified.
With this in mind, consider a recent report by CNN’s Scott Glover, telling the tale of an FBI translator that betrayed America, married an ISIS terrorist, somehow escaped back to America, was prosecuted and jailed, and is now working as a hostess in a hotel.
An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned.
The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation, according to federal court records.
The article suggests strongly that Greene was given preferential treatment by federal prosecutors, receiving only a 2-year sentence. She was released from prison during the summer of 2016.
The man Greene married was no ordinary terrorist.
He was Denis Cuspert, a German rapper turned ISIS pitchman, whose growing influence as an online recruiter for violent jihadists had put him on the radar of counter-terrorism authorities on two continents.
In Germany, Cuspert went by the rap name Deso Dogg. In Syria, he was known as Abu Talha al-Almani. He praised Osama bin Laden in a song, threatened former President Barack Obama with a throat-cutting gesture and appeared in propaganda videos, including one in which he was holding a freshly severed human head.
Within weeks of marrying Cuspert, Greene, 38, seemed to realize she had made a terrible mistake. She fled back to the US, where she was immediately arrested and agreed to cooperate with authorities. She pleaded guilty to making false statements involving international terrorism and was sentenced to two years in federal prison. She was released last summer.
As one might imagine, the CNN story raises more questions than it answers:
It’s a stunning embarrassment for the FBI, no doubt about it,’ said John Kirby, a former State Department official. He said he suspects Greene’s entry into Syria required the approval of top ISIS leaders.
Most outsiders trying to get into an ISIS region in Syria risk “getting their heads cut off,” said Kirby, now a CNN commentator on national security matters. ‘So for her to be able to get in as an American, as a woman, as an FBI employee, and to be able to take up residence with a known ISIS leader, that all had to be coordinated.
Greene was born in Czechoslovakia, raised in Germany, married a US soldier and moved to the US. She earned a bachelors and master’s degree, and because she was a fluent German speaker, was hired by the FBI as a contract translator, which required a top-secret clearance. Here is where things become particularly weird:
Greene was assigned to the bureau’s Detroit office in January 2014 when she was put to work ‘in an investigative capacity’ on the case of a German terrorist referred to in court records only as ‘Individual A.
Does this sound like Clarice Starling? Are we to believe the FBI assigned “in an investigative capacity” a young, untrained contract employee—not even an FBI agent in training–whose only known skill was translating German, to investigate a hardened ISIS murderer and recruiter? Granted, Cuspert was a German speaker, but is the FBI that desperate for investigative talent? Keep in mind, of course, all of this is taking place during the Obama years.
On June 11, 2014, Greene filled out a Report of Foreign Travel form — a document FBI employees and contractors with national security clearances are required to complete when traveling abroad.
Greene, who was still married to her American husband at the time, characterized her travel on the form as ‘Vacation/Personal,’ court records show.
‘Want to see my family, she wrote. Specifically, Greene said, she was going to see her parents in Munich, Germany.
She boarded an international flight on June 23, 2014. But her destination wasn’t Germany. She flew instead on a one-way ticket to Istanbul, Turkey, where she had reservations at the Erguvan Hotel. From there she traveled to the city of Gaziantep, about 20 miles from the Syrian border.
She contacted ‘Individual A,’ the documents state, and with the assistance of a third party arranged by him, crossed the border into Syria. Once there, according to the court records, she married him.
Shortly after, Greene sent emails from inside Syria to an unidentified person in the US showing she was having second thoughts and suggesting she knew she was breaking the law.
‘I was weak and didn’t know how to handle anything anymore,’ she wrote on July 8. ‘I really made a mess of things this time.’
In another email the following day she wrote: ‘I am gone and I can’t come back. I wouldn’t even know how to make it through, if I tried to come back. I am in a very harsh environment and I don’t know how long I will last here, but it doesn’t matter, it’s all a little too late…
By all means, take the link and read the rest. As you do, keep in mind these things, by no means, all the questions raised by the CNN account:
*How could the FBI lose track of an employee like Greene to the extent she could end up in ISIS-controlled Syria?
*How could the FBI have missed what must have been extensive contacts between Greene and Cuspert, the dangerous terrorist on their radar, and what were they thinking assigning Green to investigate him?
*Considering westerners falling into the hands of ISIS normally end up murdered in gruesome ways—and if females, gang-raped first—how did she survive?
*To get into Syria covertly, the highest levels of ISIS leadership must have been involved. How does that happen? ISIS jihadists have access to all the sex slaves they need. Why would they admit a known female FBI spy?
*Considering she was an FBI employee, and she told Cuspert everything she knew about the FBI’s interest in him, how in Hell did she survive?
*Why didn’t they torture her for everything she knew and murder her in a charming snuff video?
*Considering she is female, and an FBI contract employee, how is it possible Green was able to get out of her jihadist husband’s sight, to say nothing of getting out of Syria?
As I’ve often written, Barack Obama and his minions, such as Hillary Clinton, corrupted everything and everyone they touched. There is obviously far more going on here, but Greene is no apparent Jane Bond. One doesn’t put one’s undercover agents in prison for two years. With incidents like this, added to FBI Director Comey’s inexplicable behavior during the 2016 campaign, it’s not out of bounds to wonder if the FBI is in the least trustworthy.