Update: Sean Spicer said Thursday that the Wall Street Journal report is completely false. President-elect will not revamp top intel agencies.
President-elect Trump says the CIA has become too politicized and he has a plan to deal with it. Politicization in this context is corruption. Trump will allegedly get rid of the entrenched bureaucrats in all the spy agencies and hire more workers in the field.
Any action that decreases the size of government is a positive. Trump’s team has said that this was overstated by the Wall Street Journal.
The media and the Democrats are astounded that Donald Trump and many of his followers are skeptical of accusations that Russia hacked our elections. But there are reasons for it. We’ve listed a few.
The Wall Street Journal reports Trump and his top advisers are working on a plan that would restructure the CIA.
According to a source, the plan is to cut back on staff at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in favor of more people in the field.
The office of the Director of National Intelligence has become too politicized, the source said.
The once-skeptical Democrat Party has suddenly found great love for the intelligence agencies they abhorred for decades. Critical comments about Trump making these changes in the top heavy agency began this morning in the media.
U.S. media was discredited by Wikileaks and other leaked or hacked emails this summer. They are clearly an arm of the Democrat Party.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). It comes under the FBI and does not have law enforcement capabilities but rather provides information to the President and his cabinet.
Trump Is Skeptical
Trump has been highly critical of the top brass at the CIA, FBI and other agencies, saying their claims Russia intervened to help him win the presidency are possibly an attempt to discredit his surprise victory.
Trump is skeptical of allegations of Russian hacking of team Clinton emails and noted that the spy agencies have been wrong before as they were in 2002 when they insisted Iraq had WMDs. The CIA and FBI delayed a briefing with Trump and he suggested they could be trying to “build a case” against Russia.
The agencies tweeted the meeting wasn’t delayed and was always meant to be Friday.
Trump is condemned in the media for being too positive about Russian President Putin and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Intelligence Agencies Heads Lie to Americans
We are being told by the media to trust the spy agencies, however, the heads of these agencies have lied to us recently, under the leadership of Barack Obama. The agency heads won’t even use the term “radical Islamic terrorism”.
Our Director of National Intelligence has lied to us, yet we are told it’s disgraceful not to believe him.
After 30 gay people were slaughtered by a radical Islamic terrorist, Brennan ordered the CIA to become more diverse. in a ridiculous non sequitur.
James Clapper also lied to Congress.
Draining the swamp could begin by eliminating the political agents in the CIA and adding more of the good guys who actually work in the field.
Alleged Covert Operations of the Spy Agencies
At various times, under its own authority or in accordance with directives from the President of the United States or the National Security Council staff, the Central Intelligence Agency has attempted to influence domestic and international public opinion, and sometimes law enforcement. The following are five alleged operations that do just that which came out of the CIA.
Though much of what the CIA does is top secret, some of its alleged shenanigans have been exposed. Wikpedia describes Operation Mockingbird.
Operation Mockingbird was a secret Central Intelligence Agency campaign to influence media beginning in the 1950s. Organized by Cord Meyer (a CIA official) and Allen W. Dulles (Director of Central Intelligence) in the 1950s, it was later led by Frank Wisner (Directorate of Plans of the CIA) after Dulles became head of CIA. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a network to help present the CIA’s views, and funded some student and cultural organizations, and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities by other operating units of the CIA.
Operation Northwoods were false flag proposals by the agency but rejected by Kennedy.
Operation Northwoods was a series of false flag proposals that originated within the United States government in 1962, but were rejected by the Kennedy administration. The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or other operatives, to commit perceived acts of terrorism in U.S. cities and elsewhere. These acts of terrorism were to be blamed on Cuba in order to create public support for a war against that nation, which had recently become communist under Fidel Castro. One part of Operation Northwoods was to “develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington”.
Operation Northwoods proposals included hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government.
The government appears to want to dumb us down and control us through social engineering. Their tight relationship with Hollywood and the media is concerning. Given the deteriorating quality and factual nature of movies, music, TV shows in America a case could be made for this. The Democrat Party revealed itself to be the party of social engineering per the last eight years. Think Project MKUlra.
Project MKUltra was the code name of a U.S. government covert research operation experimenting in the behavioral engineering of humans (mind control) through the CIA’s Scientific Intelligence Division. The program began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967 and officially halted in 1973. The program engaged in many illegal activities; in particular it used unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects, which led to controversy regarding its legitimacy. MKUltra involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate people’s mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture.
The scope of Project MKUltra was broad, with research undertaken at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges and universities, as well as hospitals, prisons and pharmaceutical companies. The CIA operated through these institutions using front organizations, although sometimes top officials at these institutions were aware of the CIA’s involvement.
Operation Paperclip brought high-ranking Nazi scientists in to the United States to work for us.
Operation Paperclip was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) [precursor to the CIA] program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the aftermath of World War II (1939–45). It was conducted by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), and in the context of the burgeoning Soviet–American Cold War (1945–91), one purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny German scientific knowledge and expertise to the USSR, the UK, and (divided) Germany itself.
Although the JIOA’s recruitment of German scientists began after the European Allied victory (8 May 1945), US President Harry Truman did not formally order the execution of Operation Paperclip until August 1945. Truman’s order expressly excluded anyone found “to have been a member of the Nazi Party, and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism”. However, those restrictions would have rendered ineligible most of the leading scientists the JIOA had identified for recruitment, among them rocket scientists Wernher von Braun, Kurt Debus and Arthur Rudolph, and the physician Hubertus Strughold, each earlier classified as a “menace to the security of the Allied Forces”.
Operation Gladio helped stoke the Cold War.
Operation Gladio is the codename for a clandestine NATO “stay-behind” operation in Europe during the Cold War. Its purpose was to continue anti-communist actions in the event of a Soviet invasion and conquest. Although Gladio specifically refers to the Italian branch of the NATO stay-behind organizations, “Operation Gladio” is used as an informal name for all stay-behind organizations, sometimes called “Super NATO”. The name Gladio is the Italian form of gladius, a type of Roman shortsword.
The role of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in sponsoring Gladio and the extent of its activities during the Cold War era, and its relationship to right-wing terrorist attacks perpetrated in Italy during the “Years of Lead” (late 1960s to early 1980s) and other similar clandestine operations, is the subject of ongoing debate and investigation but has never been proven. Switzerland and Belgium have had parliamentary inquiries into the matter.
Some of these operations are alleged but most are not. These are only the top five.