By Robert Sproul
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2017 Jan 13, 9:17am
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â€œAs President-elect Donald Trump fights off fierce assaults by the massed national security apparatus, Democrats, the neocon Praetorian Guard, and a host of other political foes, I am feeling a sharp sense of dÃ©jÃ vu.â€
â€œTrump has suggested he may reduce the bloated CIA and 16 other US intelligence agencies that spend over $70 billion annually, not including â€˜blackâ€™ programs, on who knows what? Tapping communications and assassinating assorted Muslims from the air no doubt.
Trump has called for an â€˜even-handedâ€™ approach to the question of Palestine, enraging neocons who fear Israelâ€™s headlock on Congress and the White House may be loosened. The neocon press, like the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and Washington Post, have been baying for Trumpâ€™s blood. Not since World War II has the media so dramatically dropped its mask of faux impartiality to reveal it true political agenda.
Adding to his list of foes, Trump is now under attack by religious fundamentalists in Congress for his sensible attitude to Russia. The vast military industrial complex is after Trump, fearing he may cut the $1 trillion annual military budget and efforts to dominate the globe. Members of Congress under orders from the pro-war neocons are trying to undermine Trump.
They are all using Russia as a tool to beat Trump. The hysteria and hypocrisy over alleged Russian hacking is unbelievable and infantile. Sen. John McCain actually called it a grave threat to American democracy, thus joining the Soviet old fools club. Of course Russiaâ€™s spooks probe US electronic communications. Thatâ€™s their job, not playing chess. The US hacks into everyoneâ€™s commo, including leaders of allied states. Itâ€™s called electronic intelligence (ELINT).
But donâ€™t blame the wicked Moscovites for revealing how Hillary Clintonâ€™s Democratic National Committee rigged the primaries in her favor against Sen. Bernie Sanders. That cat was well out of the bag already.â€
â€œâ€¦..itâ€™s dismaying to hear senior US intelligence officials who faked â€˜evidenceâ€™ that led to the invasion of Iraq and used torture and assassination attacking Donald Trump. Of course their jobs are at risk. They should be. The CIA, in particular, has evolved from a pure intelligence gathering agency into a state-sanctioned Murder Inc that liquidates real and imagined enemies abroad.â€
trump is the kind of president america needs.
Not even in office & has sent 1300 Carrier jobs to Mexico.
There may be some truth to that article, Robert. But it remains to be seen how it will work out.