Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gilbert Doctorow — The Trump Presidency: Time to act on the threat to our national security from within

By weeding saboteurs out of the intelligence agencies, State and the Pentagon, Trump will merely be undoing the enormous damage done to our national security by a purge of the same bodies undertaken under the guidance of Vice President Dick Cheney following 9/11…
Much will depend on the actions that President Trump takes right now. He cannot win the battle over direction of our foreign policy, and he possibly cannot even hold onto power, if he fails to rein in the intelligence services, meaning the FBI, the CIA and the NSA, who are behind the leaks that are daily contributing to the feeding frenzy in the media. Possibilities for insubordination to the Chief Executive at the Pentagon and at the State Department must also be nipped in the bud through personnel changes....
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The Trump Presidency: Time to act on the threat to our national security from within
Gilbert Doctorow | European Coordinator of The American Committee for East West Accord Ltd.

4 comments:

lastgreek said...

President Trump‏@POTUS 10h
Despite what you hear in the press, healthcare is coming along great. We are talking to many groups and it will end in a beautiful picture!


Donald J. Trump‏@realDonaldTrump Mar 7
Our wonderful new Healthcare Bill is now out for review and negotiation

"It will end in a beautiful picture" and "our wonderful new Healthcare Bill"?

Was that a joke? What sane man talks like that?

So, "yeah, right," the nutball in the WH will be weeding out saboteurs and reining in intelligence agencies. Hell, if his life depended it, I bet he couldn't tell you the responsibilities of the State Department.

Bill said...

The threat to our national security from within. Oh, yes, our homegrown right wing terrorists. The trouble is, they are part of Trump's base.

Noah Way said...

The threats from within: coup by the Deep State, economic collapse, civil inserrection. Not necessarily in that order, and probably in some combination.

Tom Hickey said...

The Deep State already won the first round. Trump has backed away from detente with Russia and appointed hardliners wrt to Russia. Game over, as The Saker said. Although that is only Phase One. Trump is still the president, so the coup proceeds apace.