Friday, August 2, 2019

DNI Designee Ratcliffe - Best Qualified

Mueller Questioned by Ratcliffe     [CBSN]

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There is quite a furor over the appointment of Representative John Ratcliffe to become the next DNI [Director of National Intelligence].

Brennan


David Ignatius, a long-time supplicant of the CIA in even its most corrupt form, calls Ratcliffe a "dangerous, demented clown."  Keep in mind that Ignatius thought Brennan, the Muslim buffoon, to be brilliant; so much for the Ignatius credibility quotient.



Clapper
He also referred to James Clapper [the guy we saw smirking at Congressional committee members as he repeatedly perjured himself] "the most successful DNI since the position was created."  So, Ignatius manages to squeeze himself into a corner, worshipping the two most egregious criminals in the Intelligence Community since Jonathan Pollard, Ana Montes, Aldrich Ames, and Kim Philby.

The Washington Post, lacking any real understanding of a professional Intelligence Community, regards  the appointment of Ratcliffe as horrendous, tagging Ratcliffe as an "inexperienced, partisan politician."

We also hear from "former Intelligence officers" who demand that the DNI be selected from the executive levels of the CIA, or, at least from the existing DNI staff, or, By Gawd, from maybe the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence [SSCI], managed by Dianne Feinstein who employed a Chinese Spy as her driver for 20 years.

Why, Ratcliffe lacks "any real experience, and worse, he likely has embraces Trump's 'Deep State' conspiracy theories about the CIA and FBI.  Goodness! Even a former "Station Chief" [aka: COS] claimed "this place is under siege."  That, of course, would presume there are any Station Chiefs with any degree of credibility these days.

Pretty much ignored is that the Intelligence Community lost virtually ALL credibility when it conspired in a combined effort to effect a coup against President-elect Trump.  And, let's not forget that Ilhan Omar, a Somali, sits on our House Foreign Affairs Committee - with a Top Secret Clearance.

So, before we comment on Mr Ratcliffe's selection, we refer you to the ABOUT section on our blog site so you can grasp a bit about our background, and why we feel entitled to weigh in on this topic, and to give our full endorsement to Mr Rattcliffe as the new DNI.
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After the dust of  9-11 had settled, we sat down with President Reagan's Attorney General, Ed Meese, and laid the groundwork for the new position of the DNI.






Until 9-11 [and for a while after] the Intelligence Community was managed by the Director of Central Intelligence [DCI], who also was the Director of the CIA, giving that agency extraordinary power over the entire IC analyses, assessments, and operational activities. The DCI could over-rule any agreements and suppress any reporting; and the CIA could take credit for any assessments or reporting by other agencies. And when its own fumbling created disastrous results, it could, and did blame other agencies for its own errors.

 If there were successes, the CIA would claim the credit, no matter which agency had succeeded; and, if there were a failure, the CIA would run to the SSCI and point a finger [usually at Military Intelligence] claiming the Military was incompetent at Intelligence matters, and CIA should control all those operations [or analyses].

Given that history of abuse, we created the position of DNI to oversee the coordination of all components of the IC, but without the power the DCI had. Initially, the concept worked. But, then, under Obama, an IC which was limited to a few thousand employees of many specialties engorged to a population of nearly a million government and contract employees, creating a bureaucracy incapable of conducting or producing viable Intelligence. Thus, Trump's disdain for his IC support. Once again, having succeeded in neutering other components of the IC [e.g., DIA], the CIA assumed control of the IC once again with the combined power of Brennan and Clapper.

In plain and simple terms, the CIA was a Bully, and a fairly incompetent one at that with a long string of Intelligence failures, fiascos, abuses, and implications of corruption. Needless to say, this bullying annoyed the other members of the IC, and we all lurked in the shadows, waiting for the opportunity to drive a wooden stake through  the heart of this almighty vampire.

CIA ignored all the Indicators and Reports
And that day came with the horrors of 9-11, an event the planning/plotting details of which were discovered and provided by FBI agents, foreign intelligence and police services [e.g., the Philippines], and indicators from commercial [Private Sector] resources.

In essence, there was a plethora of Indicators completely and totally ignored by the highly touted and self-proclaimed "Terrorism Expert" John Brennan, who, in spite of missing/ignoring all the indicators, immediately rose to prominence with George W Bush, going on to become, what else, the Director of the CIA!

This came as a stunning surprise to the entire IC, but particularly to the remaining CIA professionals who almost unanimously despised Brennan and regarded him as a complete buffoon [much as they had regarded Bob Gates, a previous Bush designee, who, in spite of a continuous history of failure at the CIA, was promoted to the position of DCI by President GHW Bush.

[We can speak pejoratively here since we were intimately familiar with the IC and had deep friendships and alliances with many CIA, DIA, NSA and FBI professionals, as well as colleagues in the Military Intelligence Services. Why, we even spent time with CIA as an operative, and at the Departments of Defense and State as a senior analyst with highly credible recognition (even from the DCI) - so we can't be accused of blowing smoke out our butt.]  We knew lots of folks (still do) throughout the IC and coordinated operations directly with the Assistant Attorney General, back before the IC became politicized and weaponized by Brennan, Clapper, Comey, and Mueller.  Given their atrocious behavior, we even wrote a blog on restructuring the IC.]

But, we have again digressed.
[Enough of slamming Brennan and Clapper; we'll spend more time on them in separate blogs.]

We worked with Ed Meese [Reagan's Attorney General] to create the DNI after 9-11 to eliminate the DCI position and to neuter the CIA's dominance of the analytical and operational community. We sought to create a lean and efficient Intelligence Community, unencumbered by bureaucratic bloating; one which could focus on creating viable operations through thorough and cooperative analyses from all elements.

Our proposed process, for example, might follow these components:
1) A CIA station might report rumors, via clandestine operatives, of coup plotting, while the Defense Attache might report comments by one or more of the military plotters.
2) CIA and DIA analysts would examine the profiles of the plotters, and establish key words for NSA to monitor in Communications Intelligence [COMINT].
3) NRO [the satellite imagery guys at the National Reconnaissance Office] could then monitor any and all military movements which might be gauged as supportive of a coup.
4) Since most coups are bloodless, we would also review Private Sector Intelligence showing commercial movements of personal goods and wealth transfers in preparation of the soon-to-be deposed leader.
5) We might even send in covert operatives to help the soon-to-be deposed leader on his way with dark means of transport.
6) And, all elements of the IC would work together on this project via the DNI o!ce where information on analyses and operations could be exchanged.

In fact, the process actually worked like that, briefly.  

We originally envisioned the DNI to occupy a rather small building near the White House which had served as a place for representatives of the IC to meet and coordinate issues and operations around the world.  Gradually, however, it expanded into a bloated empire of hundreds of thousands of bureaucratic entities incapable of coordination, much less creating actionable Intelligence.

Saddam Hussein


The politicization and bloating of the process began under George W Bush, whose primary goal was to create a smokescreen disguising his 9-11 attack as the basis for our new international war adventures throughout the Middle East, disposing of Saddam Hussein, our long-time Middle East ally and stabilizer [albeit brutal].  

[See Rick Francona's book: Ally to Adversary, which examines the bewildering process by which Saddam was transitioned from our Ally to the basis for the Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm.]



And then, the IC was directed to create the basis for the endless war in Afghanistan to track down Osama bin Laden and kill him - a simple enough task in the old days with a few teams of lightly armed Special Forces operatives.  

But, the Bush and Obama Administrations expanded both the Military and the IC into massive, expensive, and incoherent bureaucracies, while destroying the competency of both entities. 



[Unfortunately for The Swamp, particularly IC executives, modern technology is now revealing that 9-11 was a Bush ruse which cost the lives of thousands of people for the amusement and profit of a select group of Deep State puppet-masters; they've been identified and will find their way to Gitmo for trial, and likely execution. The professional investigators of 9-11 can no longer be dismissed as "Truthers" or Conspiracy Theorists with Tin Foil caps since forensic science now includes highly technical resources to discount the official versions with detailed revelations of the events and participants.]


But, we've digressed again.

When the Deep State positioned Obama in the Oval Office, it became important to create Intelligence Estimates [NIE] which lent credence to the Global War on Terrorism and justified the bloating of the IC from as few as 10,000 analysts and operatives to nearly a million government employees and private contractors, destroying any hope of processing any level of intelligence through hundreds of layers of indecisive and incompetent, but well-paid bureaucrats.

The Plan was to make the system so convoluted that no one could understand it, or its products.


When Trump took office, he was faced with nonsensical IC smoke and mirrors briefings which  had no bearing on reality. 

Thus, Trump's disdain for, and refusal to accept his IC support. 

He preferred to get his Intelligence assessments from the Private Sector -- which had hired the professionals from the IC and given them the resources and facilities to conduct Intelligence as we had envisioned the DNI to operate.

Clapper and Brennan recognized the Handwriting on the Wall, indicating their power positions and commercial contracts, post retirement, were in jeopardy, at which point they attempted to stage a coup with the amateurish resources they had at hand. 

And, we are now witnessing the unravelling of that process.

So, now, we return to the origin of this tale.

What about Mr Ratcliff's qualifications, or lack thereof, to become the DNI.
[We list his Committee participation below]

Briefly, as we've noted, the DNI position is not one of power over the IC, but is precisely limited in that respect. 

In fact, the DNI, by charter, is limited to only MANAGE the IC and to coordinate the functions of the components of the IC as the Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of a large corporation would manage all the components of a large company. Just as the corporate CEO need not be a programmer to manage an Google, or an engineer to manage Bechtel, the DNI needs only management skills, and a legal mind since much of what the IC does require a legal review. 


Judge William Webster
No Intelligence Background
Before Appointment
Keep in mind, the IC currently consists of highly technical resources [NSA, NRO, NGA], along with HUMINT [clandestine, covert, and open source operations]. 

You will never find any executive skilled in all those specialties, but, recall that Jack Welch managed General Electric and increase the company's value by 4,000%.

Ross Perot managed EDS, leading it to become one of the most successful companies in US history.. 

The skills of Welch and Perot consisted of directing capable executives who, in turn, managed highly technical components -- much the same as the DNI would direct the executives in charge of the various Intelligence agencies which comprise the IC.

Perhaps the best and most respected Director was  Judge William Webster who successfully managed not only the FBI, but later became the Director of Central Intelligence -- as a lawyer/jurist - NOT an Intelligence specialist.


Mr Ratcliffe is a manager, so, like Webster, he won't favor one agency over another in his management process.  As an attorney, he can recognize all the elements of a good legal brief
as it would pertain to clandestine or covert operations; and, he would be the most capable executive of listening to the heads of the specialty units of NSA, NRO, NGA, DEA, FBI, DIA, and the Military Services and evaluating their assessments and/or their proposed courses of actions as they would merge into achieving an ultimate goal, or operation.

So, we suspect Mr Ratcliffe can manage the Intelligence Community in an equally common sense manner, even if he is not an Intelligence technician.
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Ed Notes:
Congressman Ratcliffe's assignments on Capitol Hill

House Committee Assignments








Thursday, August 1, 2019

Is Islam Transforming My State

Is Minnesota Somaliland Our Future?

Somali immigrants have made their presence known in America, 
sometimes quite violently, reminding us that Obama imported 43,000 of them
 following the overthrow of their totalitarian dictator who ruled by Sharia Law.  
In retrospect, we suspect these violent Somalis, now represented in Congress by 
Ilhan Omar, might have been the basis for Obama's plan to create his personal Army.  

Some of you may remember Somalia as the country embroiled in coups, 
counter-coups, Somali pirates, UN Peacekeepers, 
US Delta Forces slaughtered in the movie Blackhawk Down?  

Once the despotic dictator Barre was overthrown, 
President Obama imported all his violent supporters to resettle in Minnesota, 
forever changing the social and religious composition of that state -- 
and now the social outlook of the entire United States.  

We publish Michele Bachman's assessment below, drawn from WMD; it's 
a firsthand look at what Ilhan Omar wants America to become!



Click here for original article
WND
By: Liam Clancy 
07/27/2017 


Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann spoke regarding the Somali presence in her home state, Minnesota.

Minnesota was a cozy, quiet environment before the introduction of massive Third World immigration, but, according to former US Representative Michele Bachmann, that changed with the arrival Somali refugees.

Minnesota is no longer the state I moved to in the mid 1960s. Then, we were a well-ordered society with a high-functioning population. Now Minnesota has the largest Somali [mostly Muslim] community in the United States, with Census numbers putting the population around 40,000. " [97,000 have been resettled in the US]

According to Arthur Nazaryan, a freelance photojournalist:
"It’s the biggest Somali community in North America, possibly in the world outside of East Africa.
It’s like the cultural hub of the Somali diaspora, you could say.  Minnesota is a super liberal state; they have that whole history of accepting refugees from Vietnam, and then the Hmong, and then the Bosnian crisis. So they have this whole infrastructure set up already, in terms of nonprofit agencies and NGOs, where their primary purpose is resettling refugees.”

"Black Hawk Down" Scene
But this community of Somali refugees has effectively disengaged from American society, according to Bachmann, leading to the denigration of the culture of Minnesota as well as a host of other social problems.

This is a failed multicultural experiment that is killing people and destroying the future of the West; Parallel societies kill assimilation from the Third World and create havoc in American societies,” 

The Somali population in Minnesota has chosen to largely ignore assimilation into American culture, seeking instead to live in completely Somali communities."

Bachman notes: "The recent shooting of Justine Damond by a Somali-refugee cop Mohamed Noor, an officer hired during a campaign for a diverse police force, demonstrates the “havoc” Third World immigration can bring to the United States".

Somali women in Minnesota are almost always covered with clothing from head to toe. 

There is very little evidence in Minnesota of Somali women adopting Western dress and Western ways. 

In fact, Mohammad Noor was photographed with three females from his family, all of whom were covered with traditional Somali clothing.”


Justine Damond, shot point blank:
murdered by Officer Mohamed Noor
This drastic cultural rift could have contributed to Noor’s decision to shoot Justine.

Was Noor acting like the Muslim religious police, maintaining strict adherence to keeping women’s bodies covered when he shot Justine? 

Was he acting from a cultural instinct?



The facts remain unclear because Somali officer Noor hasn’t cooperated with investigators;  apparently, Damond had called police because she heard what sounded like an on-going assault and rape.  When the police car arrived, she approached the police car, Noor casually drew his gun, fired across his partner, through a car door window, killing Damond.

[Neither Noor nor his partner had their body cams turned on. Officer Jesse Lopez told Noor to "...keep your mouth shut!"  Other officers arriving at the scene turned their body cams off.  Noor was convicted of Third Degree murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison; Minneapolis paid Damond's family $20 Million in compensation for Noor's cold-blooded murder of her.]

Bachmann believes
“... it’s prudent to ask whether police officer Noor shot Justine due to a Somali/Shariah mindset.”

The “Shariah mindset” is rife among Somalis in Minnesota, as evidenced by a history of female genital mutilation, Shariah enforcement groups, and Islamic terrorism. A Michigan doctor was charged with the genital mutilation of two Minneapolis girls this year, and the investigation suggests there were “multiple” other victims, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Devon Miller [aka: Abdullah Rashid]
Arrested for Impersonating a Cop
Denied a Concealed Carry License
WND previously reported on “Shariah cops” in Minneapolis, a group called the General Presidency of the Religious Affairs and Welfare of the Ummah that pays regular visits to Somali households to enforce Shariah law, including prohibition on the use of alcohol and restrictions on dress for women. The group’s leader, Abdullah Rashid, is a convert to Islam who married a Somali woman and moved to Minnesota. Rashid has said he wants to turn a Muslim enclave of Minneapolis into a “Shariah-controlled zone” where Muslims are required to submit to Shariah law and non-Muslims are “asked to respect” it.

Bachman notes;
In Minnesota, Somali households live as they do in Somalia, only with improved living standards; these living standards come from subsidies funded by taxpayers. There is evidence of continued practice of [female genital mutilation], of domestic abuse of women, and of polygamy.




The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in a Minnesota mall in 2016, in which a 20-year-old Somali refugee injured 10 people. FBI Special Agent Richard Thornton, in charge of the investigation, told reporters that “one could reasonably conclude his actions were consistent with the philosophies of violent, radical Islamic groups; he may have been “radicalized,” possibly with the help of others."

Bachman opined:
"Problems such as this were unheard of before the large-scale resettlement of Somali refugees. 
As people from Third World, impoverished, dysfunctional, war-torn countries establish communities anywhere in the world, from the tiny island nation of Nauru, to Minnesota, we see that transplanting the followers of Islamic Shariah law brings with it the continual problems of Islamic Shariah.

Ilhan Omar
Calls Somalia Our Nation Back Home 
There are no success stories of mass Islamic migration anywhere in the world. In order to prevent the continued existence of 'parallel societies' such as with the Somali population of Minnesota, immigrants must assimilate completely into American culture. 

"Immigrants must know it is a condition of entry to the US to assimilate into Western society by adopting allegiance to Western law. Immigrants should also be required to adopt Western dress, and be informed they must abandon the illegal aspects of following Shariah law.


Ed Special Analysis on Ilhan Omar:

Two weeks after the Benghazi attacks, killing four Americans, including the US Ambassador who was tortured before he was killed, Omar tweeted in response: Allah Akbar!  Perhaps indicating she approved of the attack on the US Consulate.

Romance? or Espionage
Regarding Omar, we've learned via witnesses that Ilhan has been seen in the company of Mohammed bin Ahmed al-Masnad [aka: The Boss], the National Security Director for the Emir of Qatar.  

From the NYT:
Qatar sends money, weapons, and military training to Somalia with the objective of managing ports or exploiting natural resources.  A car bombing outside the courthouse in the port city of Bosaso, originally attributed to terrorists, was in fact carried out by militants from Qatar [al Shabab - an affiliate of al Qaeda)] to "advance Qatar's interests by driving the United Arab Emirates [DP World] out of Somalia." 




Khalifa Kayed al-Muhanadi
In a telephone intercept [by a country other than the US], on 18 May, of the Qatar Ambassador talking to businessman Khalifa Kayed al-Muhanadi, who stated the bombing was designed to "kick out the Emiratis so they don't renew the contracts -- and I will bring the contract[s] to Doha" [Qatar]

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and their allied states cut off commercial and diplomatic ties with Qatar  to force it to alter its policies.  Qatar has allied itself with Turkey [where the US has a sensitive military base], whose embassy was attacked  by al Shabab in 2013.




This conflict is important:

1) the US has military alliances with, and forward military bases in both the UAE and Qatar.
2) Qatar's relationship with al Shabab and possibly al Qaeda, both listed as Terrorist
     organizations, and thus enemies of the US, might indicate the sharing of information
     among the three. 
2) Ilhan Omar serves in the US Congress, on the Foreign Affairs Committee, holding a
   Top Secret clearance and is privy to highly sensitive intelligence information regarding 
   US plans and intentions in the Middle East.
3) Omar's close relationship with the head of Qatar's Security apparatus indicates 
    either a romance, or that The Boss has recruited her as a spy given her access.
4) Ilhan Moran's relationship with a foreign national opens national security 
    implications and could lead to her arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment 
    - not to speak of removing her from Congress.
5) Moran married her brother [illegal under Sharia Law] to obtain US citizenship, 
     is in the process of divorcing her first husband, has now moved into a very 
     expensive, luxury condominium, and has gone to great lengths to hide her 
     relationship with The Boss.

It is bad enough that Moran has publicly condemned the US as a US Representative; but she is now in a position to bring great harm to the US in Congress by spying for a foreign power; that's known as Treason.