Trump Intelligence Community Split

My take is:  Just more fake news, but based on some underlying truths.

I am writing this because I had this same conversation with someone this weekend as well as seeing it several places on the nets.  Just a few minutes ago, I read this at Free North Carolina’s place.

I don’t believe the basic premise of the base article, the the CIA is anti-Trump or Anti-America. Mostly because it is an anonymous source.  In this day of Fake news, Named sources get credibility.  Anonymous sources should be treated as creative writing assignments.

Q. It seems the intel community has it in for Trump – is this your feeling?

A. There are many Trump supporters within the FBI.  The CIA, however,  is against Trump because Trump threatens to ruin their game in the middle east.

This shows a mindset that is typical of people who are not in fact “insiders”.  Anyone who talks about a government agency as if it is a human being, is wrong.  The CIA is not a monolithic organization.  The CIA doesn’t have an agenda.  They don’t have a “game”.  They don’t have motivations or goals.  They don’t get happy or sad.  The CIA is a government agency.  They are run by presidential appointed executives who tell the larger agency what the priorities are and that can change after every election.  There may be some layer of bureaucratic senior execs who are not political appointees (career civil service), who have been in the agency for decades, and who have fundamental agendas and biases of their own.  Those people have names.  They are not “The CIA”.  Those people can be fired.  They can retire.  They can get high paying jobs outside the agency.  and as they get replaced, the effective operation of the agency changes in the direction the replacements want.  This happens all the time in every government agency.  The CIA does not run like an episode of the Jason Bourne movies.

Q. Can you elaborate?

A. CIA and Mossad work in tandem with British intel.  The goal for the CIA was to replace Assad with a puppet and to topple Iran so we could access their oil.  Israel works closely with it’s “sister”, Saudi Arabia, to help this dark cause.

For a secret organization, Mossad sure does get a lot of credit.  If you see the name Mossad in the press, there is a 99.999% chance the story is fictional.   Why?  Because, just Like I said about the CIA, Mossad is a government organization.  they don’t have an independent agenda.  They work for the Israeli government, whoever that might be from one election to another.  It wasn’t the Goal of the CIA to topple Assad.  It was the goals of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.  The CIA were tools to accomplish foreign policy.  The policy comes from people who are in charge. They have names.  Toppling Iran might be useful just because Iran are a bunch of assholes who really need to be toppled, but oil has NOTHING to do with it.  The fact that this is even mentioned is a clue to me that no real intelligence agent had anything to do with this story.  America has plenty of oil.  The ability of the free market to deliver oil to all of our allies is not a problem.  Iran is a bit player in the global oil market.   If you need a reason why Hillary would care about Assad, you need look no further than cash contributions by multiple Arab states to the Clinton Foundation.  It was never more important than just simple crass corruption.

Q. So they demonize Putin and try to tarnish the Trump administration?

A. The Deep State is at war with both Trump and Putin. Understand that when Israeli intelligence hears “America first” from Trump, they go apeshit. Israel has bribed, extorted and intimidated our politicians for decades and suddenly this upstart billionaire threatens to ruin everything.

That totally doesn’t matter.  All of those corrupted, extorted and intimidated politicians are still corrupted, extorted and intimidated.  None of them are off the hook.  If anything, Israel can turn this to their advantage.  They have a friend in high places in the USA again for the first time in 8 years.  That has got to count for something.   All any self-respecting Israeli bureaucrat needs to do going forward is cast everything they want as “good for America”.  This isn’t even hard.

Q. But Trump just met with Netanyahu and pledged the usual unbreakable bond with Israel.

A. Theatre.  Netanyahu is desperate to both play Trump into attacking Syria,and hate Putin, and to convince him PedoGate is a conspiracy theory.

I can’t imagine why Netanyahu would care about this either way.  Israel benefits from a strong and stable America just as much as America does.  He doesn’t benefit from emboldened Islamic rebels with recent combat experience.

My bottom line:  While there are very likely anti-Trump senior executives in the CIA and other intelligence community operations, they are not the whole agency and do not speak for the whole agency.  They do not set the agenda for the agency, come up with the blueprints for how intelligence supports national power or pull any hidden strings.  They are employees and they can be fired.  The Trump administration is proving to be very skillful in finding these people at the State department, which is a MUCH more anti-Trump environment than the CIA and we are hearing stories now of “purges” and “catastrophic losses of irreplaceable experienced professionals”.  Everyone who works in the government can be fired.   Everyone.  It may take a while, but eventually, this president is going to get this government executing HIS agenda.

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The Great Milo Kerfuffle

I don’t care.  I couldn’t even be bothered to look for an original article to link to to describe what the arguments are.  I don’t even care enough to find out what the arguments are.  There are 330 million people in this country.  I only know about 10 of them (ten people, not ten million).  Milo isn’t one of them.  So defending him or attacking him has zero interest for me.  The news is not audience participation.  We don’t really “know” the celebrities we watch.  All we know about them is what their public image wants us to know and what their attackers want us to know.  The bottom line is that it just doesn’t matter.  Unless you are one of the few people who know Milo personally, there is no reason at all why this should matter to you.  It makes more sense to cheer for the Hoffman crew instead of the Schnabel Crew.

 

 

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A Day without Immigrants

A little known or publicized action by activists is going on in DC and other locations today.  It is called a day without immigrants.  Immigrants are being encouraged to stay home to show “the rest of us” what the country looks like without them.

WOOHOO!!

Morons!  You are showing us what we WANT.  But do this right.  Keep your kids homes from school too.  Don’t go to emergency rooms all day, wait until tomorrow.  Stop committing crimes all day.  The ones who are in prison will have additional challenges, but perhaps they can just sit peacefully in their cells and give the impression to management that they aren’t even there.

Here is the notice that I just got at my desk in the Pentagon.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We learned this morning that employees at several of our Pentagon food concessions were participating in the “Day Without Immigrants Strike”.    The news is reporting that Immigrants in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Austin, Texas, and other major U.S. cities plan to stay home today as part of a strike called “A Day Without Immigrants.”

Although this is fluid we believe the following Pentagon locations will be closed:

-Sbarro’s

-Starbuck’s 2 (Wedge 1 Food Court)

– 3/4 Coffee Cart

-Taco Bell

-Qdoba

-Burger King

-Freshens

This just went out at 11:30.  In other words, even here at the Pentagon, NO ONE NOTICED UNTIL LUNCH TIME.  The Guatemalan cleaning ladies are all here.  The above message seems to be trying to publicize a failing attempt to do community organizing within the Pentagon.

Dear Immigrants.  Fuck You.  If you don’t like it here, go home.  I absolutely can get along just fine without you.  Yes, I understand that 3 out of 4 McDonald’s in my area will close and the fourth will have to hire local blacks who will spit in my food.  It’s a small price to pay in exchange for all the other benefits to society.  I actually know how to make food and feed myself.

What to do about it?  It doesn’t matter if I say I will never buy from those places again, because I already don’t.  There are further issues of law and custom to consider.  This is NOT an issue of free speech or the address of grievances, that are constitutionally protected.  The government cannot punish the vendors for the actions of the vendors employees.  Nor can they directly punish the employees.  But this action is a unique situation because no employees in the Pentagon have an unrestricted right to a work stoppage to benefit a political party.  Make no mistake.  This action is not a spontaneous uprising of immigrant laborers.  This is the Democratic party using their sock puppet organizations and corporate welfare queen CEOs to throw together an ANTI-Trump protest.  In the DoD, no one gets to protest against the commander-in-chief, on the clock and on our property.  The SECDEF can unilaterally revoke all the building passes for those workers who did not come to work today.  They still are employed by their companies… if there is room for them at another location.  Otherwise, they learn that nothing is free.  If they want to take on the power, they  should expect to pay a price for doing so.  And the vendor companies will have to find new employees and get them vetted through security so they will be closed for perhaps weeks, thus paying a price for their own narrow minded virtue signalling.  Totally fair all the way around.

 

 

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UAE contributions to “science”

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning (in the loosest sense of the word) to build a colony on Mars.

If it is anything at all like everything else built in the UAE, it will be built by Chinese and Dutch engineers, American scientists and Philippine and Pakistani laborers.

The 100-year plan will involve scientific research programmes to nurture national cadres specialised in space sciences at universities in the UAE

Oh.  Never mind.  It’s a hundred year program.  That means it is pure fantasy.  As such, Gulf News should not have even run the story.  It isn’t news.  It isn’t even science fiction.  It’s people who have never invented a steam engine talking about interplanetary space travel.

 

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Children are the Future

Taking some time this morning for an important political announcement:

Do it for the Children.  Do it for the Future.  Just DO IT.

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Another Celebrity Awards show

It is astonishing the money time and effort that goes into celebrity awards shows so that the entertainment community can give themselves awards for doing their jobs.

The only reward that really matters is the one that gets deposited to their checking accounts.  There is no truer, sincere, and frank approval of the arts than someone choosing to give you their money for it.

There are 8 major awards shows and hundreds of smaller ones that don’t get televised.

 

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So cool

Had to get one for myself.

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This might be one of the most useful things I have ever copied on the internet.

 

[[EDIT:  This was my 500th post in this site.  Seems appropriate]]

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