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“Who do our intelligence agencies think they work for?”

Why, the Deep State, of course.

Since 1947, the U.S. Intelligence Community has grown and grown. Originally it was given the task of collecting intelligence on our Cold War adversaries. After the September 11 attacks, it was expanded and reorganized to include today’s 17 agencies.

But whether it was just the OSS during the war, or the 17 federal agencies we have today, the mission of the American intelligence was always the same: to provide its sole client with raw intelligence and analysis so that he can make his decisions on how best to secure America and her citizens. That end-user, of course, is the incumbent president. 

CIA and DIA veteran Fred Fleitz, who served most recently as chief-of-staff to National Security Advisor John Bolton, put it succinctly in his response to the media frenzy: “America’s intelligence agencies were not created to publicly criticize or offer rebuttals to the president’s foreign-policy initiatives. They are not supposed to be a ‘check’ on presidential decision-making—that is Congress’s role.”

Remember, John Brennan, an avowed Communist who voted for the Communist Party USA’s presidential candidate in 1976, before he joined the CIA, was elevated to the director of that agency by Barack Obama. Brennan used his power to press then-FBI Director James Comey to launch a politically motivated investigation of the Trump campaign based solely upon Russian-sourced opposition research paid for by Hillary Clinton’s lawyers and the Democratic National Committee. Obama’s director of national intelligence, General James Clapper, likewise left a trail of politically motivated malfeasance, not least of which was his committing perjury in front of Congress over whether or not the NSA illegally spies on American citizens.

Although Haspel and Coates are both honorable public servants who, by all evidence and appearance, share none of the vices of Brennan and Clapper, the two years of the Trump Administration have been too short a time to rid our mammoth intelligence community structure of those who believe that their alleged expertise gives them an extra-constitutional right to subvert an elected president with whom they have policy disagreements.

The intelligence and law-enforcement bureaucracies, like the federal Leviathan entire, have slipped the leash and gone rogue. Now free of any proper Constitutional restraint, oversight, or sanction, the Swamp dwellers take for granted their right to exercise unchecked power with total impunity. They must be slapped down hard, fast and repeatedly, lest their seditious assumptions be proven justified.

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2 thoughts on ““Who do our intelligence agencies think they work for?”

  1. After a government bureau has had a sufficient amount of time to “mature,” it follows Robert Conquest’s Second Law of Politics: “Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.” But along with that — possibly before it — it “changes employers.” Its principal aims become survival and expansion. In other words, it goes into business for itself.

    That dynamic attaches to every agency whose staffers are hired rather than being elected (or appointed by elected authorities). No agency ever established within a government has been an exception to it. And there is nothing that can be done about it.

    1. I would only note that, if the staffers are elected or appointed by elected authorities in any of the hives, they act the same as stated. And since the District of Corruption is a hive…

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