So, let’s get this straight. CNN and some other irrelevant blog publish an absolute lie, Donald Trump calls them on it and, again, he’s the bad guy? Not the “legitimate” president?
“Trump accuses agencies of Nazi practices”. FOUL cry the talking heads because one can never invoke the name of the Hitler regime unless one is decrying world-wide genocide. And, our sacrosanct intelligence agencies cannot be brought to heel by our new Commander-in-Chief!
The latest attempt to delegitimize our new president? Another variation on the same, absurd, unfounded theme that he is a puppet of Vladimir Putin. Because unnamed, anonymous “US intelligence agency” source(s) leaked it to the mainstream media. Of that, there is NO doubt.
The spin? Reuters — how can he condemn these spy agencies “for leaks over ‘phony’ Russia dossiers?” It’s HIS fault because he has “escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies … just nine days before he takes over their command as president, and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany.” So?
Don’t forget one thing … it’s true! For the first time in American history, two inescapably BAD things are now occurring here. American intelligence agencies are intentionally injecting themselves into politics to damage a sitting U.S. President by leaking propaganda. And, a mainstream media outlet (CNN) is publishing it without any fact-checking or sourcing.
And, that folks, is exactly how Adolf Hitler’s minion Joseph Goebbels (the head of Nazi Germany’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda), Vladimir Lenin, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, ad nauseum have done business just in the 20th Century. Leak scurrilous disinformation about an opponent in an attempt to delegitimize and undermine them.
And, guys, FYI, our “spy agencies” HAVE been the joke of the intelligence world since the Jimmy Carter administration gutted “boots on the ground” tradecraft in favor of Harvard, Yale, college-educated, liberal, politically correct minions. If you need a primer, go see Michael Bay’s Thirteen Hours at Benghazi again. That’s the rule … not the exception!
American intelligence agencies have been a running Three Stooges gag reel since the Bay of Pigs fiasco in Cuba. Bubonic plague in a scuba suit, really? Cambodia, Bolivia, Haiti, Watergate (remember those burglars had extensive CIA backgrounds), Chile, CHAOS (domestic surveillance), Australia’s Prime Minister Edward Whitlam, Angola, Iran-Contra, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Iraq, and, the list goes on.
Heck, these folks even missed the most pivotal event of the twentieth century — the fall of the Soviet Union leading liberals to claim that they intentionally misled Americans because no Soviet Union meant no more Cold War — ostensibly, the only reason for their existence.
But, to intentionally leak intelligence information to a blogger or media outlet is a federal crime. Ask David Petraeus. And, to do it to inject yourself into American politics is the most heinous form of coup which can’t be tolerated. PRESIDENT Trump went for the jugular last week and, I, for one, hope he does bring the pain to these disloyal traitors.
Because, at the end of the day, what happened during the election (the FBI’s release of information on Hillary Clinton), even if done to hurt her, has NEVER been the purview of the CIA, DIA, GSA, NRA, OSA, or DNI. So, even if you want to drink the Koolaid and buy the ridiculous lie that Obama minion James Comey “leaked” damaging information about Hillary Clinton; remember that our spy agencies are absolutely prohibited from participating in domestic interference AT ALL!
And, if you think it’s no big deal, just tit-for-tat, think again! If it happened once, it will happen again!
Pat Merriman is the Dunn County State Attorney. He is a photographer and also officiates high school and college athletics events in the area.