Yes, The US Intelligence Community Routinely Lies
I was amused by the absurdity of the faux shock that hit the headlines last week that trumpeted the setback by US intelligence on its earlier claim that Russia paid the Taliban bounties to beat US military personnel. Sure, it reminded me of Gilda Radner’s quirky live character on Saturday night, Emily Litella, whose trademark was ranting on certain topics like the “violin ban” only to hear from Chevy Chase that the word “ Violence “was. “Dear Emily would then close with this memorable sentence:” Never Mind. “
And so it is with our pathetic, daring intelligence community. It’s a sick clown show with no responsibility. But the authors of Gateway Pundit, including Moi, screwed so-called intelligence right from the start last summer. Here are the links to two of these articles:
Taliban bounties? The New Big Russia Lie (July 2, 2020)
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It took almost a year for the US Intel community to go clean and admit they had no real intelligence. They fabricated this junk and the Daily Beast (an early cheerleader for the wrong story) ate a big crow:
It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial “Great Game” in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had distributed money on the longstanding Central Asian battlefield to allow militants to kill the remaining US forces. It sparked a massive outcry from the Democrats and their resistance reinforcers over the treacherous Russian puppet in the White House, whose admiration for Vladimir Putin had endangered American troops.
But on Thursday the Biden administration announced that US intelligence ultimately had “low to moderate” confidence in the story. Translated from the jargon of the spy world, this means that the secret services have found The story is unproven at best – and may not be true.
However, this is not a new phenomenon. The intelligence services, especially my old outfit – the CIA – have a long, filthy record of lies, inaccuracies, and failures.
Ever heard of Samuel A. Adams? (I’m not talking about the 1776 patriot or the beer maker who uses his name.) I’m talking about the Sam Adams who has his reputation for whistling lies about the number of guerrillas in Vietnam. He was a hero and a victim as a result of his struggles with crooked CIA leadership and a corrupt US military.
He is best known for his role in discovering that American military intelligence underestimated the number of soldiers in the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese armies in the mid-1960s. Although his opinion was questioned, he pushed for a higher number of troops. The issue at stake was called the Order of Battle (O / B). His efforts in 1967 met with strong and sustained resistance from the army (here MACV), which prevailed against him for a short time. . . .
In the role of a “generalist” and a “roving analyst”, Adams was hired to study the Viet Cong. . . . During this confusing research, Adams discovered that in the provinces the number of VC guerrillas and militias operated by the ARVN was often much higher than that of the MACV, e.g. B. in Long An Province between 2000 and 160 years. He was given permission to “investigate enemy workers”. . . .
From his research into captured enemy documents and other sources, he concluded that earlier estimates had counted the Communists by hundreds of thousands. The effects have been amazing. “ If the number of enemy fighters in Vietnam was higher, it meant that the prospects of a South Vietnamese military victory were dim. It challenged American claims of progress on the battlefield. It would be “politically catastrophic” for the US government.
If you’re younger than 65, you’ve probably never heard of this Sam Adams. Sam was fortunate enough to come from a wealthy family. He used this asset to his advantage. He wasn’t afraid to challenge the bullshit being spread by the CIA and the Department of Defense because he was rich. He didn’t have to worry about getting fired and losing his home or the option of paying for his children’s college education. He had other colleagues and sympathizers at the CIA, notably his direct boss George Allen, author of None So Blind. George tried to fight the CIA leaders but faced the financial threat. If he had protested further, he would have been fired and lost the ability to care for his wife and their college-bound children.
Unfortunately, this corrupt system has not changed. We just have new names and faces of lackeys and sell-offs in executive positions that undo any attempt by honest analysts to tell the truth. It happened in Vietnam. It happened in the lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. In promoting the damned fiction, Donald Trump was Putin’s sidekick. And now it happened again with the slander that Russia paid the Taliban a bounty to kill our troops and Donald Trump did nothing.
Here is my suggestion for the future: If the Intel community claims something as fact with no irrefutable evidence, don’t believe them. Our ridiculous intelligence community is based on a legacy of lies.