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Intel agencies ask Americans to 'trust, don't verify' in new Cold War
By Mark Weisbrot, contributor - 01/09/17 04:40 PM EST

Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the new Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at Friday's Senate hearings if Julian Assange has any credibility. Assange has maintained that the hacked or leaked emails of Democratic Party officials did not come from the Russian government, or any other government.

As is well-known, Clapper lied to Congress about a serious violation of the constitutional rights of tens of millions of Americans. This lie is a crime for which he actually could have been prosecuted. In March 2013, Clapper falsely answered, "No, sir" to the question, "Does the NSA [National Security Association] collect any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions of Americans?"

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Re: Intel agencies ask Americans to 'trust, don't verify' in new Cold War
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 06:16:28 PM »

The "New Cold War" is a recent media cover, to describe the situation resulting from Russian exploitation of Obama's weakness.

Obama isn't weak because Trump forced him to be weak.

He is weak because he is a latter-day flower child peacenick, who thinks weakness avoids conflict.

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Re: Intel agencies ask Americans to 'trust, don't verify' in new Cold War
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 12:24:02 PM »
Right.

How can we know if the information the CIA gets is right?  We should know who said it!  We should know who collected it!

Publish their names, their phone numbers, their addresses!

What?  They're dead?  And you're shocked?

Yeah... I see an agenda here.  An agenda to out all our intel personnel for the rest of the world's intel agencies to focus their collection.



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