Trump Forces IC Elite to Squeal

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Trump Forces IC Elite to Squeal

Like the pigs they are.

by baldilocks

Nor­mally, I try to offer some­thing that few other blog­gers are talk­ing about, but not this time.

I remain fas­ci­nated by the very exis­tence of John Bren­nan, for­mer direc­tor of the CIA, and his sense of enti­tle­ment to this country’s national secu­rity secrets. Even more riv­et­ing that his pre­de­ces­sors and peers obvi­ously share this attitude.

You all do remem­ber what I used to do for a liv­ing, right? Well, when I stopped doing it — in 1994 — my secu­rity clear­ance and access to infor­ma­tion was revoked. Naturally.

And the same has been so for count­less oth­ers who were granted access to clas­si­fied infor­ma­tion due to their jobs, but left their job posi­tions for what­ever reason.

But we were just worker bees. The recent scream­ing fit thrown by Bren­nan after Pres­i­dent Trump revoked his access exposed that there are two sets of rules in the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity: one for the lords and another for us serfs.

I sup­pose that I shouldn’t be shocked by it — espe­cially after Hillary Clin­ton skated away from legal con­se­quences for doing some­thing that would have put me in jail — but I am.

The great thing about it all, how­ever, is that Pres­i­dent Trump’s

actions exposed this elite layer in the intel­li­gence com­mu­nity to the world. When he announced his intent to yank Brennan’s clear­ance, Bren­nan and friends responded like Pavlov’s Dogs.

The list of for­mer senior intelligence

[cap­tion id=“attachment_108531” align=“alignright” width=“150”] The infa­mous James Clapper.[/caption]

offi­cials who signed the let­ter includes James Clap­per, a for­mer Direc­tor of National Intel­li­gence, and seven CIA Direc­tors includ­ing Robert Gates, William Web­ster, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Michael Hay­den, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus.

There is more than one per­son on this list who I wouldn’t trust to walk my dog.

As for­mer senior intel­li­gence offi­cials, we feel com­pelled to respond in the wake of the ill-​considered and unprece­dented remarks and actions by the White House regard­ing the removal of John Brennan’s secu­rity clear­ances,” they wrote.

We know John to be an enor­mously tal­ented, capa­ble, and patri­otic indi­vid­ual who devoted his adult life to the ser­vice of this nation,” the let­ter continued.

Insin­u­a­tions and alle­ga­tions of wrong­do­ing on the part of Bren­nan while in office are base­less,” it added.

Some of the offi­cials who signed the let­ter noted that they may not side with Brennan’s com­ments or choose to go pub­lic with any com­ments, but “We all agree that the president’s action regard­ing John Bren­nan and the threats of sim­i­lar action against other for­mer offi­cials has noth­ing to do with who should and should not hold secu­rity clear­ances – and every­thing to do with an attempt to sti­fle free speech.

Empha­sis mine. As if Bren­nan will need a secu­rity clear­ance to throw his next tantrum.

I don’t think that these IC elite pup­pets get that they and their ilk have been outed to the world, but I get it. And the great thing about it is that they did it to them­selves by falling in line behind a POS like Bren­nan. I guess I expected them to be more cir­cum­spect about their priv­i­lege, being spooks and all.

Bren­nan must have some­thing on all of them …

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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Like the pigs they are.

by baldilocks

Normally, I try to offer something that few other bloggers are talking about, but not this time.

I remain fascinated by the very existence of John Brennan, former director of the CIA, and his sense of entitlement to this country’s national security secrets. Even more riveting that his predecessors and peers obviously share this attitude.

You all do remember what I used to do for a living, right? Well, when I stopped doing it — in 1994 — my security clearance and access to information was revoked. Naturally.

And the same has been so for countless others who were granted access to classified information due to their jobs, but left their job positions for whatever reason.

But we were just worker bees. The recent screaming fit thrown by Brennan after President Trump revoked his access exposed that there are two sets of rules in the intelligence community: one for the lords and another for us serfs.

I suppose that I shouldn’t be shocked by it — especially after Hillary Clinton skated away from legal consequences for doing something that would have put me in jail — but I am.

The great thing about it all, however, is that President Trump’s

actions exposed this elite layer in the intelligence community to the world. When he announced his intent to yank Brennan’s clearance, Brennan and friends responded like Pavlov’s Dogs.

The list of former senior intelligence

The infamous James Clapper.

officials who signed the letter includes James Clapper, a former Director of National Intelligence, and seven CIA Directors including Robert Gates, William Webster, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Michael Hayden, Leon Panetta and David Petraeus.

There is more than one person on this list who I wouldn’t trust to walk my dog.

“As former senior intelligence officials, we feel compelled to respond in the wake of the ill-considered and unprecedented remarks and actions by the White House regarding the removal of John Brennan’s security clearances,” they wrote.

“We know John to be an enormously talented, capable, and patriotic individual who devoted his adult life to the service of this nation,” the letter continued.

“Insinuations and allegations of wrongdoing on the part of Brennan while in office are baseless,” it added.

Some of the officials who signed the letter noted that they may not side with Brennan’s comments or choose to go public with any comments, but “We all agree that the president’s action regarding John Brennan and the threats of similar action against other former officials has nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances – and everything to do with an attempt to stifle free speech.

Emphasis mine. As if Brennan will need a security clearance to throw his next tantrum.

I don’t think that these IC elite puppets get that they and their ilk have been outed to the world, but I get it. And the great thing about it is that they did it to themselves by falling in line behind a POS like Brennan. I guess I expected them to be more circumspect about their privilege, being spooks and all.

Brennan must have something on all of them …

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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