CENTCOM, the agency charged with protecting American security interests in 20 nations through Egypt, the Arabian Gulf and central Asia, has been lying to the American people. They are not telling us the truth about the fight against ISIS.
Not only are they lying, nothing has improved in the past year.
They put our military in danger.
A government task force report released Thursday,says that intelligence generated by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) was manipulated to paint a rosier picture of the U.S. effort to combat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
By mid-2014, CENTCOM intelligence reports contradicted the initial internal assessments made by government analysts.
“The facts on the ground didn’t match what the intelligence was saying out of the United States Central Command,” said Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., a member of the task force.
The task force originated from a whistleblower who served as senior analyst at CENTCOM and who alleged that intel had been manipulated.
The Defense Department inspector general is also investigating.
“There’s enormous evidence about how this information from talented career professionals inside the analytic arm at CENTCOM did their job and accurately depicted what was going on on the ground, but when it got to very senior levels, that information was changed,” Pompeo said.
The task force also found that CENTCOM’s public statements were far more positive than the events on the ground.
The report alleges that after Marine General John Matthis left in 2013, the “new leadership environment deteriorated significantly with 40% of the analysts saying they experienced an attempt to distort or suppress intelligence.”
The report didn’t find evidence that the White House directed the actions.
Perhaps not but the Obama administration was certainly sending out the message that they wanted a rosy picture and he did pick the failed leadership. Barack Obama paints a rosy picture while the CIA Director and FBI Director tell the truth.
CBS News, which is tied to the White House via the Rhodes, called this report hard-hitting, possibly because it doesn’t tie the lies to the White House.
Investigations into the whistleblower’s allegations continue, the Joint Task Force has conducted sufficient investigation to reach certain interim conclusions contained in this report. However, the Joint Task Force awaits the completion of the ongoing Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG) investigation into this matter.
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