Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

American intelligence agencies confidently assured us that Saddam Hussein was acquiring weapons of mass destruction to attack the United States. That was false.  A Republican Presidency was hobbled by claims that “Bush lied, people died.”
American intelligence agencies confidently assured us that Candidate Trump was working with Russia to steal the election from Hillary.  That was false.  A Republican Presidency has been hobbled by an investigation into collusion.
These are not trivial errors.  Either American intelligence agencies are so incompetent we shouldn’t believe a word they say; or they’re so thoroughly politicized we shouldn’t believe a word they say.  Both possibilities should be deeply troubling to every American.  We need a deep, searching, thorough investigation to determine which one it is.
Joe Doakes

It’s not just intelligence, either. How can you have a self-governing society when you don’t trust the institutions that enforce the laws, adjudicate disputes, or – in the case of the media – ostensibly hold government accountable?

You really can’t.

And I think that’s intentional.

4 thoughts on ““Intelligence”

  1. Even more significantly, what big, real threats might we be missing as the intelligence agencies go along their merry way? That’s a really scary thought.

  2. Not to mention being blind sided by the collapse of our enemy #1, the USSR.
    Dumb as a box of hammers.
    How can you trust our intelligentsia when they have been uniformally wrong on everything for at least a century? The common man has been better.

  3. China is a bigger threat than Russia. They are neocolonialists. They go into countries in Africa and by 100 year leases on millions of acres of farmland from governments that are a few years old. They buy mining rights & then fly in thousands of workers to create and exploit mines. Look up the “Golden Road Initiative” sometime.
    The Chinese aren’t an enemy like the USSR was, but they are an aggressive global competitor, and their goal is to replace the United States as the world’s economic and military super power.
    But our intelligentsia is consumed with thoughts of Boris Badanov.

  4. Biden, yesterday. And keep in mind that Biden, despite having been wrong on every major foreign policy position he has taken, is considered a foreign policy “wonk” by the American media.
    China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west, They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.

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