Tag: CIA

To all Trumpsters, stupid people and Mike Pence: Do not believe your own eyes or ears

To all Trumpsters, stupid people and Mike Pence: Do not believe your own eyes or ears
On Tuesday, directors of America’s intelligence agencies (see above) published the findings of the Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) to the U.S Senate. The WTA is a painstakingly compiled report of the state of the world’s greatest threats. The information is gathered by hundreds of career intelligence officers across the globe, many collecting information in foreign... Read more »

All in all, it's just another brick in Trump's wall

All in all, it's just another brick in Trump's wall
Donald Trump promised his anti-immigrant friends that he was going to build a 20-foot concrete wall across our southern border and have Mexico pay for it. I know it sounds crazy, but he did. Remember that he started his political career in 2010 calling Barack Obama a Kenyan, then followed it up in 2015 by calling... Read more »

How Gina Haspel, torture and abortion are all related (in my mind)

How Gina Haspel, torture and abortion are all related (in my mind)
Should the CIA be turned over to accused torturer and tape destroyer, Gina Haspel?  I vote, “Yes.” Those of you who have visited this space before and consider this blogger a bleeding heart, fake news, Liberal puke may be surprised by my endorsement of Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for CIA Director. If you watched Ms.... Read more »
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Donald Trump May be Too Stupid to Appreciate Intelligence

Donald Trump May be Too Stupid to Appreciate Intelligence
If you read my last piece, “Donald Trump Promises to Keep Intelligence Out of His Administration” , you know that it was a bit fluffy and that I promised to follow it up with something more comprehensive. I even suggested a “readers’ choice” for the title of that piece, offering up the following two titles... Read more »

Donald Trump Promises to Keep Intelligence Out of His Administration

Donald Trump Promises to Keep Intelligence Out of His Administration
Donald Trump’s war with America’s intelligence community may turn out to be a metaphor describing his entire presidency. A presidency many Americans hope will be cut short due to egregious violations of the Constitution beginning on January 20, 2017. There may be as many ways to write an article or blog as there are people... Read more »

Torture, like insomnia shouldn't keep you up at night

Torture.  It sounds bad when you say it like that.  In the early days of information gathering in Afghanistan, interrogations were often conducted with “extreme prejudice”, but that description was quickly replaced with “enhanced interrogation methods”. “Extreme prejudice” was deemed politically incorrect and reserved to describe a prisoner’s final disposition.  Enhanced interrogation sounds better, but... Read more »
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Dick Cheney says "They lied" about Benghazi

Dick Cheney says "They lied" about Benghazi
In a phone interview aired on FOX News (it’s still weird saying FOX and news in the same sentence), Dick Cheney accused the Obama administration of lying about the nature of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. On the Comedy Channel’s Daily Show, host Jon Stewart said that Cheney shouldn’t be allowed to use the... Read more »

Waterboarding, Drone strikes and the CIA

Water boarding, drone strikes and the CIA are all part of American vernacular and bandied about like sledgehammers in a fighting robot arena. The CIA has floated into and out of our consciousness since its inception in 1947,  remained mostly visible since President Reagan’s Iran-Contra days. Water boarding was pretty much unknown in the civilized... Read more »