by Scott Creighton
Yes, Virginia, there really are monsters working at the CIA.
This morning, after waking from the first good night’s sleep I have had since Friday night, I suffered through the first 20 minutes of Morning Joe during which their entire panel basically got down on their knees in the studio and offered a collective blow job to anyone working in the CIA because… “liberty” or some such nonsense.
Though that is a bit of an exaggeration, what they actually did was probably more disturbing to watch as they repeatedly justified a US intelligence agency openly working against a seated president because they didn’t like his policies. That’s treason folks. Treason on an agency-wide basis and treason being openly supported by the gaggle of neoliberal war-mongers at Morning Joe.
Some will try to tell you that this apparent war between The Donald and the CIA is a fabrication. I wont. It’s very real and it’s been on since Killary stole the nomination and the CIA’s leadership made it painfully clear she was their tainted choice to lead the nation into the new age of Red-baiting McCarthyism.
Ever since their corrupt candidate of choice lost, the CIA and the DNI have been doing everything they could to gin-up hostility toward both Russia and the current president of the United States. As one reported noted, we are looking at an unprecedented development in this country: intelligence agencies actively waging information warfare against a seated president because they perceive, rightly or not, that he will be less aggressive toward a nuclear armed state than they would like him to be.
Can you imagine what would have happened in this country had any intelligence agency been this hostile toward President Obama in the first month of his presidency?
On January the 4th, 2017, The Hill reported on Trump’s plans to restructure the two intelligence agencies.
“President-elect Donald Trump is crafting plans to restructure at least two of the nation’s top intelligence agencies, according to a new report.
Trump is eyeing overhauls of the CIA and the office of the director of national intelligence (DNI), The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
“The view from the Trump team is the intelligence world [is] becoming completely politicized,” an individual close to Trump’s transition operation said. “They all need to be slimmed down. The focus will be on restructuring agencies and how they interact.”
Trump is targeting the CIA and the DNI as he publicly wars with the U.S. intelligence community over its conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.” The Hill
Key to that report is the following line:
“The Journal added that advisers helping Trump draft the proposed alterations include retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.).” The Hill
That would be the same Mike Flynn the CIA just did away with.
That’s unfair. The CIA didn’t do away with him by themselves. They needed the help of all their Mockingbirds in the complicit corporate press as well as from members of the unDemocratic Party of America.
I saw Maxine Waters yesterday on some CNN show regurgitating all the current talking points about various “connections” members of the Trump administration supposedly have with “da ebil Rooskies”. She concluded that because 5 people have some kind of 6 degrees of separation to Moscow, The Donald has to be impeached because… “liberty” or some such nonsense.
Maxine smiled a big smile at the end because she was able to recount all the correct propaganda lines without messing up like she did last time when she said “Russia invaded Korea”.
Maxine Waters is a complete idiot and she’s an old idiot which is even worse. She’s like what John McCain would be if he were black and a woman.
The Dems are busy doing the public wet-work of the CIA in congress. They want investigations into what they claim was Russia derailing our election process. They are rabid and foaming at the mouth and regardless of how much they want to believe that old CIA-crafted lie, the fact remains there is no evidence at all to suggest Russia played any part in influencing the election other than being a country at the time and sitting back and watching like everyone else, the unDemocratic Party failing on a BIBLICAL SCALE in their loss to Donny Tiny Hands.
Meanwhile, the New York Times is reporting Donald Trump has decided to continue with his CIA restructuring plan. They say he’s picked a vulture capitalist named Steve Feinberg to head up the program to evaluate the current structure of the intelligence agencies and make recommendations to fix it.
“President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview.
The possible role for Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, has met fierce resistance among intelligence officials already on edge because of the criticism the intelligence community has received from Mr. Trump during the campaign and since he became president. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump blamed leaks from the intelligence community for the departure of Michael T. Flynn, his national security adviser, whose resignation he requested.
There has been no announcement of Mr. Feinberg’s job, which would be based in the White House, but he recently told his company’s shareholders that he is in discussions to join the Trump administration.” New York Times
So Trump is moving forward with his plan to remake the CIA and DNI and folks in the intelligence community are not happy about it. Nor were the sycophants on Morning Joe who saw this as some kind of “McCarthyite” move on Trump’s part. Cute how they spun that one, huh?
The Wall Street Journal yesterday reported on the fact that various intelligence agencies have been withholding intel from the president of the United States because… “liberty” or some such nonsense.
“The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified current and former officials familiar with the matter, reports that officials’ decision to keep information from Mr. Trump underscores the deep mistrust that has developed between the intelligence community and the president over his team’s contacts with the Russian government, as well as the enmity he has shown toward U.S. spy agencies. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump accused the agencies of leaking information to undermine him.” Zero Hedge
I’m not going to sit here and tell you Donald Trump is some kind of hero for standing up to the CIA. He might just be naive enough to think he can get away with it. After all, they are attacking him on all fronts, doing their best to remove members of his team and manufacturing connections between his staff and “da ebil Rookies” like they’re run by the ghost of McCarthy himself and The Donald is still pressing forward with his restructuring plans rather than cowering in the corner and recanting his previous statements. That can’t be the smartest thing he ever did.
I’m also not going to tell you this is the first time a White House administration feuded with the CIA over power and policy. It certainly has happened in the past and at least one time back in ’63, it didn’t end so well for the seated president (or the country for that matter)
What I will tell you is conflict between presidents and the CIA has never been this public nor this overt. Again, at least not since ’63.
How it will end is anyone’s guess. But it is real and this out of control agency of terror, the CIA, is walking a fine line right up to the edge of treason. Why they are doing it is anyone’s guess. Yeah, they wanted Killary in power because under the unDemocratic Party the agency has risen to unimaginable levels of power in this country and across the world and they are probably concerned their new Cold War will wither on the vine under a Trump presidency.
It could also be as simple as the fact that they tipped their hand in the run-up to the election and now they’ve pissed off Trump so much, they expect the restructuring to cripple them in ways it will take decades of Democratic Party leadership to rebuild.
Yes Virginia, there really are monsters working at the CIA. They want endless war with a nuclear state and are willing to slander and undermine the president of the United States in order to save themselves and their piece of the power pie in Washington. Someone needs to yank on their leash a bit. The only question is.. is Trump the man for the job or will he fold under pressure like a comb-over in high winds?
I guess we will find out.
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