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I believe that, when the history of the debacle that is the Donald Trump presidency is written, we may finally learn of the true role played by the U.S. Intelligence Community in helping to contain and finally derail the train wreck that is his administration.

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In my estimation, Trump was already a marked man when he took his oath of office. A year and a half earlier, he had denounced Sen. John McCain, saying he was not a war hero because he had been a prisoner of war. Later, he insulted a Gold Star family whose son had died in combat, saying they didn't deserve his respect because "they sacrificed nothing." These remarkably disrespectful and unpatriotic comments must have been offensive to the tens of thousands of men and women who risk their lives every day -- and sometimes lose it -- in the service of their country. These people --unsung American heroes --expect, in the very least, that their country's leaders would always recognize and honor them for their acts of valor. Trump's words were the ultimate affront.

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His comments must have been especially galling because he himself had notoriously avoided military service by claiming five deferments, four for college and one for bad feet.

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When Trump compared the U.S. Intelligence agencies to Nazi Germany, falsely accusing them of leaking a scandalous dossier on him to the media, the agencies must have started making phone calls to one other. In the days following his inauguration, they set their plans in motion after a speech he gave before the CIA's sacred Memorial Wall that commemorated 117 members killed in the line of duty. Rather than acknowledging their comrades' ultimate sacrifices, Trump praised himself and bragged about the size of his inauguration crowd, never once apologizing for having insulted all of the men and women standing before him, who had sacrificed and even died for their country. A disgusted CIA Director, John Brennan, who had resigned days earlier after Obama left office, called the speech, a "despicable display of self-aggrandizement in front of CIA's Memorial Wall of Agency heroes."

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But Trump continued to insult at every turn, openly questioning the competency of the Intelligence Community over their reports of Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 Presidential election. He fired and subsequently insulted their former leader, FBI Director James Comey, calling him a "nut job" to the very people who were confirmed enemies of America: Russian officials who were suspected spies. Worse, he did it in the Oval Office, where he also clumsily revealed highly sensitive military secrets, endangering the United States and its allies -- and he had a good laugh over it with them.

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I absolutely believe this idea. The U.S. Intelligence Community is the most sophisticated in the world and has dealt with greater threats to national security than Donald Trump. There is no way they are not actively involved in making sure he does not destroy our democracy.

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I wouln't say they care about not destroying our democracy, or what's left of it, but certainly the planet.

Democracy is just something to be worked around when they decide upon an enterprise, like the Bay of Pigs invasion, or Vietnam. Or, probably, 9/11.

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p.s. and while there are many theories about the JFK assassination (including the official one, about Oswald as the lone gunman) I think the ones involving the CIA are most likely. What happened to the brain of a US president far smarter than Trump who mucked with the CIA should serve as a warning.

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And what you say has been said outright by none other than veteran US Senator Charles Schumer, who gasped at the criticism Trump leveled at the CIA, indicating outright that the CIA had many ways to get back at Trump. Schumer's public admission officially signals the end of the republic. As far as this article is concerned, it demonstrates how the Hillary camp, and even the Bernie camp, have morphed into the CIA cheerleaders. How cleverly woven is this tale! And the late stages of its evolution, a process documented by Robert Parry and Paul Craig Roberts among others, is well illustrated by the author. The python's embrace, once seemingly warm, is uncomfortably tightening. Do they comprehend the camp into which they have wondered?

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Mario: We don't have democracy in this country, we have pseudo-democracy (or what Sheldon Wolin has called "managed democracy"). Rigorous studies by Gilens & Page show that the bottom 80% or so of US citizens have virtually ZERO influence on decision making in Washington.


But I agree about your larger point, that the intelligence community (aka "deep state"; see Mike Lofgren's fine book by that name) likely has a leash on the petulant overgrown adolescent in the Oval Office.

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Amen to that!

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It is no secret that Trump is assisted by secret agencies in his policy making. Hence, he has to invariably depend upon the intelligence agencies to obtain necessary inputs

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I think this is likely true. The Deep State may be evil but, unlike Trump, it isn't batshit crazy. It cares about its own survival, but also the survival of the world. I don't think it wants a nuclear war, with Russia or anyone else. Hopefully the nuke button they gave him is a placebo.

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I'm glad you agree. I think the "nuke button" they gave him is actually one of those Fisher-Price toys that plays soothing music and projects pretty colors on the ceiling. It immediately distracts him and the pleasant music puts him to sleep! He wakes up refreshed and less petulant after a good nap!

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Read "Family of Secrets" about the Bush plutocracy and deep involvement in the CIA and its tentacles throughout the globe. It also sheds light on the careful planning of the Kennedy assassination.

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Maxwell, it is not a matter of if they want nuclear war. Their actions past and present is a prelude to nuclear war, they have created trip wires and have nuclear powers convinced that a nuclear strike on them is imminent.

When a proven sucker puncher is aggressive you would be an idiot to allow the first blow. Street smarts, Putin has said as much as well as China has been brought in to the fray with the pivot to Asia and has said it will not allow a first strike attack on NK to stand. Just what are you trying to say? NUTS!

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"...[T]he tens of thousands of men and women who risk their lives every day -- and sometimes lose it -- in the service of their country." Sorry, it's in the service of the Military Industrial Complex. Devil's in the details.

"These people --unsung American heroes --expect, in the very least, that their country's leaders would always recognize and honor them for their acts of valor." If you think "these people" are unsung heroes, you apparently don't watch sports where every f*ckin game is accessorized with uniformed military personnel, mammoth american flags and jets flying overhead. And your rote repetition of "honoring" them just ratifies the success of the MIC's soft sell to get the "left" to back into supporting war via the much abused concept of "honor." I'm surprised you didnd't finish this ridiculous article with that other abused MIC phrase, "support our freedoms."

"Trump's words were the ultimate affront." Affront? Probably the only honest things he ever said...especially regarding that drunken fraud McCain who stole a plane -- for the second time!! -- and crashed in a lake where an off duty nurse risked her life to rescue the PoS.

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Didn't say everything they do is "honorable," but they do risk their lives in foreign countries, where they can be killed if caught. Unfortunately, their end-goal is not always an ethical one. But here at home, they do care about preserving the republic.

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Exactly which republic is that? APIAC? Transnational criminal cabal (mafia) of Banksters, Corporations, MIC, Congress and vassals that they control around the world?

Splain yourself Lucy..............

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The U.S. Intelligence Community considers Trump supporters a domestic enemy of their criminal enterprise. We the People were lost in a poker game. long ago, and far away. We're damaged collateral. We're worthless eaters, too weak to stand at attention for the National Anthem at pep rallies. Robots with voting rights are the sweet spot for corporate shareholders and stakeholders.

Robots don't mind robo-calls, because they don't eat dinner, or take restroom breaks at work.

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Jesus - these Democrats are so anti Trump they are actually siding with the CIA!!

Of course they are out to get Trump - he made it clear from the start that his job was going to be President, not first apologist for the CIA and DoD (like we know who).

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If you are saying Trump has made it his job to expose the CIA and DoD, why
hasn't he been able to? It seems to me he's losing the battle, with Kelly
keeping a close reign on him.


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So are you saying you are happy to collude with the Russians and let them interfere in our elections?

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"collude with the Russians and let them interfere in our elections?", you have proof of this? You don't, didn't happen and to repeat this shows a lack of knowledge of verified past and current events or maybe you are just a new hire for the "Ministry of Truth"?

There are many here who are trying to educate you and bring you up to speed. Trump is a result of all those you support and this is where the rubber hits the road. It is a big club and you ain't in it as George Carlin says.

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What happens when citizens loose confidence in government by the Military Industrial Complex?

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There is not much a citizen can do when he loses confidence in the Military
Industrial Complex. At that point, it's too late to regain control. I don't
believe we're at that point. For the most part, people within the
intelligence community have the best interest of the country in mind. If you
judge by all the popular movies depicting the intelligence community,
citizens seem to accept that they are still the good guys.


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If the President is not in charge, that would mean other unnamed people are making his decisions. Apparently he deep state has the ability to abandoned the constitution in whole or in part, whenever it "needs" to. So much for the world's oldest democracy.

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Reason: (Great Comment: Promote to Article) It may be a gross exaggeration, but it closely resembles the truth.

1. McCain is not only a war criminal for bombing innocent Vietnamese in that war based on disgusting lies. He also made broadcasts for his captors for favorable treatment. His career has been marked by corruption from the Keating banking scam to his overt support of ISIS terrorists. Don't you remember his 'bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran'? That threat alone is a crime according to international law. 2. Allen Dulles, the founder of the CIA, laundered Nazi assets to protect them, brought over countless SS and other Nazi war criminals, and he overthrew or assassinated democratic and popular foreign leaders. CIA collaboration with Nazis and Fascists (Operation Gladio) is well documented. 3. Hillary stole her election from Sanders. The Democratic Party lawyers openly admitted it in court. She blew 1.5 billion dollars and sociopath that she is blamed Russia, rather than even campaign in 2 states she could have won in! 4. Ever since Dulles and his nefarious friends killed JFK, the CIA has run the USA. Both Obama and Trump campaigned on a policy of less belligerence, and both were bombing within their first 10 days as President. Hillary Clinton, the 'sane candidate' was pushing for war with nuclear armed Russia. Would anyone feel safe with her hand on the nuclear button? She used the same language against Iran that Trump uses against Korea. 5. One objective observer said it makes no difference who is elected President. The aggressive policy never changes. Obvious fact or not? 6. In 2008, while traveling, a non US person said to me, 'your country is run by gangsters.' That is the objective assessment of the international community. Conclusion: Trump, Clinton, Democrat, Republican. All gangsters. Trump's major problem is his big mouth. The policies are the same regardless of what puppet occupies the White House. Warmongering generals and neocon ideologues cheerled by Netanyahu are the 'adults in the room'?

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What part of this is "exaggerated" and what part is less than 100% true (re the flagger's note)?

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Yeah, I'm also wondering why Eric's logical, well thought-out commemnt was flagged for exaggeration? And since when is a comment forced to present evidence it's not exaggerated? Makes you wonder who flagged it.

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Must have been an editor. And I would like to know which editor(s) turned down my last two submitted links, one to a Guardian article about Jimmy Carter being willing to mediate in N. Korea as a special envoy, and one about the letter that Mihail Gorbachev wrote and published in the Washington Post, but also reprinted elsewhere, e.g. Reader Supported News, where I got the text. The title is "My Plea to Trump and Putin," and if you google it you'll find only barely two pages of links to non-MSM sites. You can't read it on the WaPo site unless you are a paid subscriber.

This is clearly a CIA/MSM plot to block widespread attention to this important letter, part of the general anti-Russian propaganda campaign.

I am surprised and disappointed that OEN does not see fit to publish an extremely important plea for peace from the former very respected president of the USSR.

What is going on at OEN?

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All right, let's assume you are correct. What can ordinary citizens like us do about it?

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You favor the swamp, even after $21 Trillion and counting has disappeared from the Pentagon and HUD since 1998?

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If this holds true, it is a great relief to those who shudder at every tweet Trump makes, which demeans the U.S. presidency, as well as our government in general. His bombastic ego-driven image may appeal to those who like raucous entertainment and crudeness, but it is well beneath the dignity of an intelligent president.

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I think this is pretty spot-on.

My only addition would be that General Kelly is, from what we're hearing, desperately looking for the escape hatch before he gets shot out the torpedo tube by the madman at the helm.

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When I read here that people are trusting in the "intelligence community" to keep Trump under control and do the right thing because they are, deep down, red-blooded American boys and girls just like the rest of us good guys, I have to puke.

Submitted on Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 2:39:31 PM

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If you're gonna puke over this, please use a bucket, and do it outside!

Submitted on Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 3:39:19 PM

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Outside of what?

Submitted on Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:50:12 PM

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