Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trump Set to Conduct a Loyalty Purge of Intelligence Agencies

He's planning to put one of his asshole buddies in charge; a guy whose knowledge of intel likely comes from watching Jason Bourne movies:
President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview.
The last time we had an administration which sought to steer the intel the way they wanted, we wound up with a multi-trillion dollar quagmire now known as the Iraq War.

This time, it'll be because of a Stalinistic drive for personal loyalty, coupled with the intellectual inability to take in any information that doesn't comport with His Fraudulency's inner prejudices.

4 comments:

Nangleator said...

It's a race, then. Dig up enough dirt on Twitler in time to keep him too busy to flush you. Good luck, spooks.

B said...

And why not? They have shown (at least someone has) that they are actively working against him.

I'm not sure he can do what you say, as far as "purging" the entrenched bureaucracy, but I really don't blame him for trying.

BadTux said...

And the hilarious thing is, the more he tries to purge the intelligence agencies, the more they'll leak. Because the majority of the people in there have Civil Service protections, so they can't be fired short of documenting misconduct, and if you reassign them to shit duty without documenting misconduct, they sue for their old position back. Of course, they can always make up misconduct, but that tends to not go well in court...

Intelligence agencies have always leaked, sometimes to the detriment of the current President. Let's not forget that "Deep Throat" was actually the #2 man at the FBI. The way to avoid leaks that damage your administration is to, duh, not do things damaging to your administration. How simple a concept, yet how difficult it's proven to be for Trump!

Comrade Misfit said...

Yeah, and Nixon knew who Deep Throat was, but he did nothing. Which makes one wonder what else Mark Felt had on that little fuck.