Why are these good intentioned people bitching about the FBI when, in essence, this whole things is beyond FBI’s capabilities: jurisdiction, expertise and intelligence/influence boundaries? Without an integrated task force (or similar outfit) and a clear executive mandate (or operational dominance), it is impossible to overcome friction caused by individual and agencies’ “equities” (read incentives and motives). May be I can ping my sources … but then who am I?!
The plans were ready; the $250,000 payoff cash was committed. On December 10, 2018, a former Air Force intelligence officer named Bob Kent was planning to board a plane in New York for the Middle East on a most improbable secret mission: freeing Robert Levinson from Iran.