Friday, June 2, 2017

Mike Whitney — Trump, Brennan and the Intel Community’s Iron Wall of Secrecy

According to Mother Jones, it was not the FBI that initiated the “Trump-Russia connection”.. but ..”Former CIA Director John Brennan says he was the one who got the ball rolling.”
Indeed. Brennan appears to be the central figure in this political fiasco, the font from which many of the spurious accusations, the bogus claims and the ominous pronouncements seem to emerge. Why is that?
Mike Whitney has a theory.

Counterpunch
Trump, Brennan and the Intel Community’s Iron Wall of Secrecy
Mike Whitney

6 comments:

Kaivey said...

Who are these people? It isn't the mega rich, like Bill Gates or Charles Ortel, just a section of the ruling class who are completely evil. They represent no one but themselves. I have read the CIA and the Mafia are two sides of the same con coin. I'm sending this off to Charles
Ortel. It's a shame that it is pointless sending it to the Guardian.

Bob said...

They're spooks. Many countries have them. In Canada we have CSIS. The public is not let in on their secrets. Criminality thrives on secrecy.

Kaivey said...

Yeah, and the Guardian protects them and spreads lies about Russia. The whole mainstream media protects crooks, racketeers, and psychopaths.

Bob said...

The media is supposed to be the public's watchdog. Your Guardian sounds like our Maytag repairman.

Matt Franko said...

"or is the real crime the fact that Susan Rice had been unmasking the names of people in the new administration and delivering them to the intelligence agencies so they dig up dirt on them and leak it to the media? "

It probably was in Rice's shop not that Rice was doing it... Rice (Title 7er) administratively inept and didn't have adequate controls in place and the perps never thought they could be caught not understanding information systems architecture that Ft Meade was logging everything...

Matt Franko said...

This is describing it as a concept or construct:

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/01/obama-expanding-nsa-powers/513041/

If you understand current information systems architecture you wouldn't describe it this conceptual way (trained journalists writing here) you would look at changes in levels of systems access before/after...