Trump Strikes Back at ‘Ringleader’ Brennan

There’s more than meets the eye to President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearances that ex-CIA Director John Brennan enjoyed as a courtesy customarily afforded former directors. The President’s move is the second major sign that Brennan is about to be hoist on his own petard. It is one embroidered with rhetoric charging Trump with treason and, far more important, with documents now in the hands of congressional investigators showing Brennan’s ringleader role in the so-far unsuccessful attempts to derail Trump both before and after the 2016 election.

Brennan will fight hard to avoid being put on trial but will need united support from from his Deep State co-conspirators – a dubious proposition. One of Brennan’s major concerns at this point has to be whether the “honor-among-thieves” ethos will prevail, or whether some or all of his former partners in crime will latch onto the opportunity to “confess” to investigators: “Brennan made me do it.”

Well before Monday night, when Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani let a small bomb drop on Brennan, there was strong evidence that Brennan had been quarterbacking illegal operations against Trump. Giuliani added fuel to the fire when he told Sean Hannity of Fox news:

“I’m going to tell you who orchestrated, who was the quarterback for all this … The guy running it is Brennan, and he should be in front of a grand jury. Brennan took … a dossier that, unless he’s the biggest idiot intelligence agent that ever lived … it’s false; you can look at it and laugh at it. And he peddled it to [then Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid, and that led to the request for the investigation. So you take a false dossier, get Senators involved, and you get a couple of Republican Senators, and they demand an investigation – a totally phony investigation.”

The Fix Brennan Finds Himself In

After eight years of enjoying President Barack Obama’s solid support and defense to do pretty much anything he chose – including hacking into the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee – Brennan now lacks what, here in Washington, we refer to as a “Rabbi” with strong incentive to advance and protect you. He expected Hillary Clinton to play that role (were it ever to be needed), and that seemed to be solidly in the cards. But, oops, she lost.

What needs to be borne in mind in all this is, as former FBI Director James Comey himself has admitted: “I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president.” Comey, Brennan, and coconspirators, who decided – in that “environment” – to play fast and loose with the Constitution and the law, were supremely confident they would not only keep their jobs, but also receive plaudits, not indictments.

Unless one understands and remembers this, it is understandably difficult to believe that the very top U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials did what documentary evidence has now demonstrated they did.

So, unlike his predecessors, most of whom also left under a dark cloud, Brennan is bereft of anyone to protect him. He lacks even a PR person to help him avoid holding himself up to ridicule – and now retaliation – for unprecedentedly hostile tweets and other gaffes. Brennan’s mentor, ex-CIA Director George Tenet, for example, had powerful Rabbis in President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, as well as a bizarrely empathetic Establishment media, when Tenet quit in disgrace 2004.

The main question now is whether the chairs of the House oversight committees will chose to face down the Deep State. They almost never do, and the smart money says that, if they do, they will lose – largely because of the virtually total support of the Establishment media for the Deep State. This often takes bizarre forms. The title of a recent column by Washington Post “liberal” commentator Eugene Robinson speaks volumes: “God Bless the Deep State.”

Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. His 27-year career as a CIA analyst includes serving as Chief of the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch and preparer/briefer of the President’s Daily Brief. He is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). William Binney worked for NSA for 36 years, retiring in 2001 as the technical director of world military and geopolitical analysis and reporting; he created many of the collection systems still used by NSA. Reprinted with permission from Consortium News.

23 thoughts on “Trump Strikes Back at ‘Ringleader’ Brennan”

  1. Brennan began this whole cover-up of the crimes of Hillary and Obama and the frame up of Trump with initial collusion with Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of Britain’s MI6. Hillary and Obama followed the dictates of the British foreign office throughout their administration. Yes, a foreign government did interfere in the 2016 US elections but it was hardly the Russians. It was the British.

    Check out “The Five Eyes” on Google and you will see where Brennan’s loyalties actually lie. Brennan is not a loyal American; he is a committed Globalist. He and his fellow conspirators in the Deep State are traitors and should suffer traitors’ fates. Taking his clearance should just be the first step in a prosecution to achieve justice and clean out the agents of The Five Eyes and foreign powers from our national security agencies.

    1. Yes, the Brits meddled big-time. The U.S. IC and Media are riddled with Anglophiles. If they are not winnowed out, nothing will change.

  2. “GCHQ (British intelligence) first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents […]

    GCHQ’s then head, Robert Hannigan, passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan. The matter was deemed so sensitive it was handled at “director level” ”

    Does the author believe that Brennan should have ignored this? I contend that would have been an egregious dereliction of duty.

    Keep in mind that by the time the FBI received the Steele dossier the above meeting took place, US itel had at least 18 recorded conversations between Trump reps and Russian individuals (which Rice “unmasked”), Popadopoulos told the Australian ambassador that Russia had dirt on Clinton and all US intel agencies had concluded that Russia was helping Trump.

    Trump took Brennan’s credentials to silence other intelligence officials and to give his supporters something to rail about regarding the legitimate Mueller investigation.

    1. If there was anything illegal revealed in any conversation Trump or those close to him had with any Russian businessman, we surely would have seen such evidence by now. But we have not.

      Where is the beef?

      All we have seen is unsubstantiated speculation by members of the Five Eyes and the Deep State opposed to Brexit, fair trade, protectionism and the endless war policies of the Brits and Trump’s predecessors in the Oval Office, as well as Mrs. Clinton and those in her campaign and globalist foundation.

      This is of-a-kind to the British dirty dossier that started the Iraq War and the recent British dirty dossier used to spy on Trump associates.

      Also Hannigan, the former GCHQ chief and head of the Five Eyes, is socially close (the same London men’s club) to Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6 and author of the dossier used by Dick Cheney and former British PM Tony Blair to start the illegal and immoral Iraq War. The same Dearlove who more recently worked hand-in-hand with the CIA’s Brennan and Clapper, and the FBI’s Strzok, all of whom went to London to develop the attack on Trump. You should know that Strzok’s main job before leading the coup against Trump by using the dirty dossier to fool the FISA court into authorizing spying on Trump associates was as the FBI’s direct liaison to the CIA’s Brennan and then Clapper.

      These are the “ringleaders” of the ongoing coup plot against Trump as Ray McGovern has brilliantly pointed out above and in previous articles.

      And you may know that Blair is head of the British Fabian Society which dominates the Labour Party, and represents the British royals and the banksters of the City of London, and which supported Clinton in the 2016 election. The Guardian newspaper, which has covered for Blair, Hannigan and Dearlove many, many times, is the voice of the Fabians. Blair is currently under investigation by non-Fabians in Parliament for his role in starting the Iraq war with the first phony dossier.

      Since the 1890s, the Fabians have been among the leaders of the war & imperialism party in England. Under the Fabians leadership, the British Empire did not end, it merely corrupted America to become the face of imperialism while disguising Britain as some kind of quaint daytime soap opera. But behind the scenes, British imperialism has been guiding if not directing our Deep State and politicians in both of the corrupt warmongering major parties in our nation. This is blatantly obvious in Steele’s, Dearlove’s and Hannigan’s manipulations of their puppets in the CIA and FBI, the Democratic Party and among the globalist (i.e. imperialist) and pro-war media.

      Trump is the first President since FDR to propose policies to oppose some of this deceitful “special relationship” with his support for Brexit, fair trade protectionism instead of free trade imperialism, and an end to endless wars. But he, and our leaders opposed to war, need to do more.

      MI6’s Dearlove’s and his acolyte Steele’s dossier was originally funded to the tune of $1.02 million by Hillary Clinton via a shady opposition research (spook) out fit called Fusion GPS that was created by the Brits. After Steele was fired by the FBI for leaking parts of his dirty dossier to the media, he has since received over $50 million from globalist oligarch, backer of Hillary’s campaign, and financier of MI6 operations for decades, George Soros, along with a consortium of Silicon Valley supporters of Hillary led by Tom Steyer the leader of the effort to impeach Trump and effect regime change in Russia.

      Regime change in Russia has been Steele’s primary portfolio in MI6 since at least 2006.

      Dearlove and Steele were instrumental in organizing NATO’s Centre for Strategic Communications and its subsidiary, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Lab, which was funded originally by MI6/Soros, then by the Obama administration’s State Department under Hillary and the CIA under Clapper and Brennan, and now by Facebook (which works closely with the CIA on propaganda and censorship), to propagate anti-Putin propaganda. All the so-called meddling in our election revolves around billionaire oligarch Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. The billionaires Soros, Steyer and Zuckerberg have also financed some of the operations by the Digital Forensics Lab.

      The Digital Forensics Lab, along with more than a dozen Obama and Hillary funded outfits such as the DFL created CrowdStrike, PropOrNot, and StopFake are the ONLY sources for all the media reports stating that the Russians “hacked” the DNC and Podesta emails. These CIA/MI6 run outfits are being aided by the State’s Departments Global Engagement Center,

      The Global Engagement Center is the successor to the Hillary created effort that spent billions to stage a coup in the Ukraine to put neo-Nazis in power and overthrow the duly elected government which came to power with help from elections specialist Paul Manafort, who briefly served as Trump’s campaign chairman and who is now the focus of the Mueller prosecutions. While Mueller targets Manafort in retaliation for his aid to the legitimate (i.e. elected) Ukrainian government ever as much as for Manafort’s election consulting for Trump, Obama’s and Hillary’s neo-Nazi puppets in Kiev continue to brutally attack the Russian speaking people of Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea. Putin did not invade Crimea, as the CIA/MI6 controlled media purports, as the Crimea has always been Russian. Remember the British have long coveted Crimea and its ports on the Black Sea and invaded the region in the Crimean War of 1853-1856.

      Christopher Steele was involved with all these outfits and was a chief intelligence source for the Obama/Hillary coup in the Ukraine which started the current anti-Putin propaganda effort.

      John Podesta, former Chief of Staff under Obama and head of the Clinton election campaign, has worked for George Soros most of his career. Soros, of course, is a major financial backer of the Clinton Foundation.

      This is the devious circle of foreign spies, Deep State actors, Democratic Party operatives, and globalist oligarchs behind both the cover-up of Hillary and Obama crimes, the bashing of Putin, and the coup against Trump.

      The accusations of Russia meddling in the 2016 elections originated not from our “17 intelligence agencies” as the Trump coup plotters and their assets in the amen media are saying every day, but from the shadowy outfits set up by the CIA, MI6, the Soros networks, and the Obama/Clinton administration. Our “intelligence” agencies are just repeating the Steele and Dearlove created lies.

      I can only outline, here in this comment, what is known from open sources in the media who have not been corrupted by the Deep State.

      Surely we need a special Congressional investigation, similar to the Watergate investigation, of all those involved in plot to protect Clinton from prosecution for her alleged crimes (too many to list here) and to frame Trump as well as to ignite a new Cold War and possible a hot one. We need an investigation of both the Brits and the Americans, and others in the Five Eyes, who are involved in what, IMHO, is an ongoing crime, an assault on American democracy, and an existential threat to world peace.

      As I have said, Yes, a foreign government did meddle in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but it was hardly the Russians. It was the Brits, whose oligarchs and Deep State actors hate Russia, love imperial action against other nation states, and favor war, war and more war. That is British foreign policy and the wishes of the British oligarchs, and has been for a long, long, long time.

      Frankly, I think there should be more business and cooperation between American and Russian business people. We need peace and prosperity not permanent warfare and imperialism. Working together, the American and Russian people could do great things for the people of the world. Fighting each other can only spell the end of the human race.

      On this point, I think Trump made a huge mistake appointing Gina Haspel to head the CIA as she, when head of the CIA station in London in 2016, was a member of the joint MI6/CIA committee that targeted Trump. She “colluded”, as did the other Five Eyes spooks, to disseminate the Steele dossier, ultimately paid for by Clinton, to the FBI tools such as Strzok, Comey, Bruce Ohr & his wife (who worked for Clinton at the joint British/American outfit disseminating the dirty dossier), as well as to Democratic Party Senators and their lackeys/assets in the pro-Clinton, pro-war media.

      One wonders what else the Brits are feeding our Deep State spooks and Mueller’s investigation?

      If the spooks had something real on Trump, they, or such as you, Pintortwo, would have revealed it.

      Instead all we have is what the spooks call a “legend”, i.e. a pack of lies and political hysteria.

      If I am wrong, show us the beef!!

      1. we surely would have seen such evidence by now.

        We have seen a great deal of evidence already. Shared intel from 5 or so allied intelligence agencies (detailed at my link), US intelligence agency reports, 18 or more unmasked recordings, Trump’s NSA and Attorney General lying at their confirmation hearings, Kushner submitting multiple false security clearance applications, the Trump Tower meeting between top Trump advisors – including his campaign manager, son, son in law, publicist – and Russian agents. Even undermining the Mueller investigation is evidence of collusion.

        Keep in mind that Steele is the former head of British intelligence’s Russia desk. He is highly credible, perhaps the most qualified person in the world to provide such research. And the collusion investigation began before the FBI received the dossier.

        Manafort will stand trial in September for collusion; others to follow. I wager you’ll see a massive amount of “beef” then. Mueller shouldn’t show his hand before that.

        As far as “Deep State”, they are no doubt very satisfied with President Trump. It is about money- the intersection of military industrialists, oil conglomerations, Saudi/Gulf State oil for US dollar hegemony, Israeli interests, arms sales, military spending. While Trump’s peaceful overtures toward Russia and N Korea are bothersome, he is on point in the areas that matter most (and involve the most money): increased military sales in general and in specific to brutal SA (in fact, Trump suggested the State Department act as salespersons for US munitions), moving the Israeli embassy, backing out of the Iran Deal, no empathy for the fate of Palestinians or Yemenis, lowering the threshold for civilian casualties by coalition bombings, increased military spending, nuclear weapons overhaul, the TAPI oil pipeline. He is acting according to their playbook.

        Deep State favorites Bolton and Pompeo will make sure that peace does not break out in N Africa and the Middle East.

        1. Ok, from this I have no idea what your politics are. But that doesn’t matter. And I can’t argue with anyone who thinks the Trump camp is incompetent. And sure, Trump is inconsistent in his foreign policy. Some things I like and some things I don’t like.

          But one thing I am sure of. If Hillary had been elected we would already have had WWIII with Russia and many, including you and me friend PintOrTwo, would probably not be here.

          For that, and that alone, I have to thank Trump and pray he survives and is reelected.

          1. If Hillary had been elected we would already have had WWIII with Russia

            Nonsense. You sound like my brother who wanted to buy a pistol because he was convinced that she would outlaw handguns. Or an evangelist I watched interviewed on Vice that was sure if Hillary won, Christians would be beaten in the street by government thugs.

            In fact, we’d likely be safer in a theoretical Clinton admin as we’d still be in the Iran JCPOA therefore denying Israeli extremists and US End of Daysers and death merchants the caucus belli to attack. Think of that.






            Just a few of those who agree with me.

            Hillary was the leader of the War Party in the election while Trump remains leader of the Peace Party among the ruling class.

            Trump is trying to end the “permanent war” policies which began under her husband, came to fruition under Bush and were expanded greatly under Obama and his assassin chief Brennan.

            Those are just facts.

            Just because Hillary’s preferred target for endless war was Russia and not necessarily Iran does not make her more peaceful than Trump. Quite the contrary.

          3. I believe Trump’s first impulse is to disengage from our overseas folly and I considered voting for him for it. But knowing he is a despicable human being with bad policy ideas, and more importantly, I know he has no principals and will sell-out to whomever can help him, I wouldn’t do it.

            And Trump’s actions have proven my instincts right. Trump talked a populous message but filled his economic advisory board with the largest contributors to his campaign (all wall street hedge fund guys). He moved the Israeli embassy to get the Israeli Zionist lobby money. He picked Pence for VP for the Christian Zionist and zealot vote. He embraced white nationalists’ favorites Jeff Sessions and Stephen Miller to get the bigot vote. Embraced the terrorist crown prince of Saudi Arabia. And yes, he colluded with Russia to win.

            He did the things I spoke about earlier to get the Deep State – MIC, Israeli lobby, oil industry – on his side.

            If you want to see the true face of our Peacenik Billionaire watch the interviews bellow. First, right after the 9/11 attacks, Trump confidently explains how the Twin Towers should have stood due to their construction and opines that there must have been a bomb or something to make them fall. Next, 48 hrs later, Citizen Trump was asked how can he explain the Twin Towers falling (at 2:48) and he talks sheepishly about heat and power and how he guesses they couldn’t withstand it. Of course, as he knows, that’s BS and doesn’t explain how they fell in on themselves nor how building 7 went into spontaneous free-fall. As far as I’m concerned, this is evidence of Trump being “read-in” by the powers that be. He was swayed, IMO, by contracts to re-build in the area.

            The Deep State, no doubt, embraces the Trump administration.



          4. I agree with your criticisms in your last post. Trump is a schmuck.

            Yet still, we have not gone to war with Russia.

            For me, it is a case of the lessor evil.

            We can resist and fight Trump’s opportunism and appeal to racism.

            But we can not fight nukes falling on our cities.

            The War Party, which now comprises most of the Democratic Party as well as the neocons in the Republican Party, will lead us to destruction.

            Trump has just lead us to saying “there he goes again”.

            Anyway, I can still pray for Rand Paul to get elected. He is one of the few actual peace candidates among our ruling class.


            Now I am not a Libertarian like Paul. They do want peace which is good, but they are also conservatives who follow the ideas of King George’s Adam Smith as are other conservatives and even the Liberals, although they won’t admit it.

            Me, I’m a Lincoln man and prefer the protectionist economic ideas of his chief economic advisers, Henry C. Carey.


            But we Lincoln Americans are a rare breed nowadays. Very few today invoke Lincoln or the best of our Founders and protectors such as FDR who used Carey’s ideas to deliver us from the Great Depression and then to go on and defeat Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. Today, the Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln, just as the Democratic Party is no longer the party of FDR. Both are the parties of Wall St. banksters, the Brits, the Zionists, and the Saudis.

            So I am not holding out hope for a return to American enterprise ideas over the free trade imperialist ideas infecting both of the major political parties.

            The conservatives follow the Adam Smith-infused ideas of British imperialist trained F.A. von Hayek, who thought dictatorships were necessary at times *i.e., most of the time”, — while the liberals follow the Adam Smith-infused ideas of British imperialist John M. Keynes who thought his ideas would only work in dictatorships. In the final analysis, von Hayek and Keynes were imperialists, warmongers and favored rule by dictators. Any differences between conservatives and liberals are differences without distinction.

            Today conservatives and liberals are just two sides of the same free trade imperialist, warmongering coin. They are TweedleDee and TweedleDum. Both are both governed by the 1% billionaires and imperialist foreign powers.

            And both of these corrupt parties use racism to their own ends. Neither are anti-racist. Neither are populist. Neither are small d democrats. Neither are small r republican. Both are opportunist.

            Many Republicans would prefer there were no non-white citizens while the Democrats herd non-whites and the poor into ghettos like Ferguson, Mo (what we called Strategic Hamlets during the Vietnam War – you know what Hitler called such camps during WWII – I think you also know what happened to the Warsaw Ghetto).

            If you think the Dems or their Socialist wing are anti-racist or peace loving, you are just fooling yourself. Sanders and such as Ocasio-Cortez support the wars and crimes of Clinton and Obama. They are phonies.

            When the Constitution was signed, our great leader Benjamin Franklin told us we had a democratic republic – IF WE COULD KEEP IT He envisioned a new type of nation base upon the rule of law not men.

            Now we have returned to the rule of men. The Democrats and the Republicans are a true “ruling class”. And our beloved democratic republic is practically lost in their current greed and madness.

            In this corrupt political and economic atmosphere our nation finds itself in, Trump, with all his racism and opportunism, may be our last chance to prevent WWIII in my lifetime.

            I support him because he is probably our last hope unless by some miracle a left wing populist emerges from the fog.

            Paul, or some libertarian candidate, could save us for a few more years beyond Trump, but we need a true Lincoln candidate to appear if we are to survive the 21st Century. And, to my great sadness, no such candidate is on the scene.

            We need to purge both the Democrats and the Republican rulers and their running dog lackeys from our nation. We need a rebirth of freedom.

            We can start the purge by indicting the coup plotters and witch hunters, such as mastermind Brennan, arrayed against Trump.

            That is the best I can hope for in the few years I have remaining. I would like to live through 8 years of Trump and a few beyond that. But after Trump, if no real populist appears, Le Deluge!

            Realistically, though, I think we are all doomed. Trump will most likely fall (as you desire, citizen PintOrTwo).

            And we will go to war with Russia or China.

            Sure, that may happen under Trump (possibly as an escalation of war with Iran, as you have correctly pointed out) but world war will surely happen without Trump or such as Paul.

            They are our last hope on the scene to keep our democratic republic, to keep the peace, to keep America, to save the human race.

            I hate being pessimistic but the insanity and hysteria, in the media and body politic, tells me the human race, or at least our American tribe — with our British, Israeli and Saudi masters — is on a short fuse.

            And neither of us should fool ourselves into thinking that spilling our guts in an obscure blog will do anything more than our getting our ya-yas out.

            The bottom line, for me, our choice, as we write here today, is either Trump or Armageddon.

          5. “Now I am not a Libertarian like Paul.”

            No one is a libertarian like Rand Paul. He says he’s not a libertarian, and libertarians say he’s not a libertarian, so it’s a pretty safe bet that he’s not a libertarian.

          6. Curious? How would you label Sen. Paul, who is actively working for a return to detente with Russia, a resumption of nuclear disarmament, and cooperation between the U.S. and Russia against the British, Israeli and Saudi and other terrorists in the Middle East? And he plays golf with Trump to discuss the possibilities of peace in a time when much of the rest of our leaders want war and the overthrow of a duly elected President.

          7. Fair enough. But not elucidating. Personally, I consider him the only person qualified to be President after Trump. He is not a Lincoln man, but his views are closer to those of the best of our Founding Fathers and Father Abraham than anyone else I can see on the national scene. But I suspect that over the next two years while the Democrats are engaged in multiple circular firing squads and “socialist” suicide, the neocons will manage to get Pompeo and Haley nominated if Trump should fall. Le Deluge! The middle east will be on fire.

          8. Part of what I dislike about Paul is the same thing I dislike about Trump:

            When he does genuinely take the right side of an issue, he does so for about 30 seconds — just long enough to get some credit for it — before running for the hills as soon as he gets a little talking to from donors (Trump) or party leaders (Paul) about which side his bread is buttered on.

            I don’t much like being pissed on, but given the choice between being openly pissed on or being pissed on by someone who does it from behind and assures me that no, he’s not pissing on me, it’s just raining, I’ll take the former.

          9. I can’t argue with that observation. However, being pissed on is not quite the same as being nuked on.

            What we need is a new political party that only serves the middle class and has no, repeat, no large donors. But who knows what the response will be from the establishment parties. Civil war? Repression?

            You already hear from ultra-liberal academics that the Constitution is a relic of the 18th century and should be abandoned. After all it was written by dead white men.

  3. “GCHQ (British intelligence) first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents […]

    GCHQ’s then head, Robert Hannigan, passed material in summer 2016 to the CIA chief, John Brennan. The matter was deemed so sensitive it was handled at “director level” ”
    (The Guardian)

    Does the author believe that Brennan should have ignored this? I contend that would have been an egregious dereliction of duty.

    Keep in mind that by the time the FBI received the Steele dossier the above meeting took place, US itel had at least 18 recorded conversations between Trump reps and Russian individuals (which Rice “unmasked”), Trump advisor Popadopoulos told the Australian ambassador that Russia had dirt on Clinton and all US intel agencies had concluded that Russia was helping Trump.

    Trump took Brennan’s credentials to silence other intelligence officials and to give his supporters something to rail about regarding the legitimate Mueller investigation.

      1. Because Disqus interpreted it as spam. I rescued one copy of it when I came in to moderate and saw it.

        Note: Posting the same post that gets automatically held over and over will not magically cause it to not get held on the nth iteration.

        I’m going to get into the settings once more and see if there’s anything I can do to reduce Disqus’s “interpret links as spam” touchiness. I’ve never found a way before, but their system does change over time.

  4. While I deeply appreciate the work of VIPS, I have yet to see Ray McGovern and other ex-CIA officials comment on the many crimes committed by the Agency during their watch. Al Qaeda, ISIS, global heroin trafficking, assassinations, regime change coups, running assets in the mass media, spying on American citizens, etc., etc., … the list goes on.

    Many of us learned along time ago that the CIA can not be reformed. It must be abolished as part of a new awakening of national security for the American people and not the ruling elites of the world.

    VIPS’ criticisms of the Deep State are valid but so far their suggested solutions won’t work. Covert actions by these bad guys will just morph into new disguises. Witness the current movement towards privatizing covert actions and war.

    And, also, as long as the NSA and its partners have their bone-deep philosophy of controlling the entire global electromagnetic spectrum from SIGINT and EW to social media and broadcast/cable news, AI and the new Internet of Things and your personal and business telephone calls, reform of that Agency will also not work.

    What is needed is a new patriotic national security system and a rebirth of freedom. The emphasis could be as the Constitution directs – defense not offense.

    Seeking reform of the imperialist and globalist CIA, and the rest of the Cold War intelligence and national security community (NATO/Five Eyes), is no different than seeking a reform of the Mafia or MS-13.

    Gangsters such as Brennan will always be gangsters.

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