Skip to comments.CIA intelligence failures, Iraq War and the Democrats’ treason
Posted on 09/26/2005 8:10:14 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
The American public is still asking as to why the CIA failed to foresee and take counter measures against the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre? What was the FBI doing? Well, we have some of the answers: Clintons administration policy, which was reinforced by the thoroughly despicable Jamie Gorelick, of setting up a wall between the CIA, the FBI and local law enforcement agencies destroyed interdepartmental cooperation.
However, this does not explain why US intelligence has failed so badly in dealing with Middle Eastern terrorists. The answer lies in Congress. To be more specific, Democratic Congressmen who went out of their way to cripple Americas intelligence agencies. In this endeavour they had the aid and encouragement of the Washington-based Institute of Policy Studies (IPS); an extreme leftwing organisation that has not only supported every communist regime that ever existed but every leftwing terrorist organisation, specially the PLO.
For years the IPS waged a successful campaign of vilification against Americas intelligence agencies, even as it was cooperating with the KGB, Castros DGI and other communist intelligence agencies, including East Germanys STASI. Thanks to this treasonous campaign and its policy of exposing CIA operatives, one of whom was murdered, the CIAs international network of contacts was badly compromised with foreign contacts cutting off communications from fear of being exposed and possibly murdered.
In 1975 the Center for National Securities Studies (CNSS) an IPS front produced Abuses of the Intelligence Agencies a brazen piece of disinformation which influenced the infamous Church and Pike committees that had been set up to investigate American intelligence agencies. This was no surprise considering that not only were KGB agents Wilfred Burchett and Philip Agee mainly responsible for the contents of the publication but both committees, especially the Church committee, had a significant number of sympathisers and members of the IPS on their staffs.
When Carter became president in 1977 he appointed IPS sympathisers to the White House staff who were virtually given carte blanche to dismantle the Americas intelligence structure, which is just what these America-haters did.
Without the activities of the IPS the 1974 Hughes-Ryan Act would never have come into existence. This pernicious piece of legislation crippled intelligence operations by guaranteeing they would be leaked to Americas enemies. Thus the legislation was written with the intention of sabotaging American intelligence.
There are two common threads here: a) those who took measures to cripple intelligence gathering were all Democrats; b) they were all connected by one means or another to the pro-Soviet IPS. Opposition to the Intelligence Agents Identities Protection Act consisted entirely of hardcore Democrats like Pat Schroeder, Charles Schumer and John Conyers. The Act had been designed to protect the lives of American agents by preventing anyone from revealing their identities. Needless to say, opponents of the Act are IPS supporters. Just as one would expect, the leftwing mainstream media did not bother to ask them why they were opposed to protecting American agents.
(The ineffable anti-American Conyers is a Castro sympathiser who also supported the attempted Marxist-Leninist conquest of Central America. Needless to say, he hates Bush, defended Hussein, loves the Marxist Chavez of Venezuela and supports domestic terrorists like Peltier and Mumia. )
Because of the IPS and its congressional supporters American intelligence was put in a straitjacket that denied it the power to keep track of the Islamic terrorist network that has been formed in the US. Federal agents could not without great difficulty even attend conferences that pro-terrorist speakers address!
They could not even put these pro-terrorist groups under surveillance unless they provide the Attorney General with almost irrefutable proof that a crime, say the bombing of the World Trade Centre, is going to be committed. How this evidence was to be obtained without surveillance or infiltration was never explained by the likes of Charles Schumer, Schroeder, Conyers and the other Democrats that call themselves patriots.
And who was the driving force behind this legislation? Thats right, the IPS. This is what the pro-Soviet, pro-Castro, pro-PLO Richard Barnet, one of the founders of the IPS, had to say about American intelligence: [its] a criminal enterprise which must be dismantled.
However, this is what General George Washington said in 1777 about the need for intelligence gathering:
The necessity of procuring good intelligence is apparent & need not be further urged all that remains for me to add is, that you keep the whole matter as Secret as possible. For upon secrecy, success depends in Most Enterprises of the Kind, and for want of it, they are generally defeated, however well planned and promising a favorable issue.
But then Washington was a patriot, unlike certain other so-called Americans, including some in Congress and the US Senate.
The situation under Clintons watch was no better. Under his stewardship the standard for the recruitment of foreign agents and informants was raised to a level so strict that John the Baptist wouldnt have passed muster. This had the intended effect of crippling the accumulation of foreign assets. I say intended because what other explanation could there be for a policy that crippled foreign intelligence gathering? Moreover, people who were influenced by the IPS were recruited by the CIA, including many from the universities Middle Eastern Studies departments. These departments are notorious for being anti-Semitic and anti-Western.
Without sound intelligence the human cost of effectively dealing with terrorism is only going to rise, making the war against terrorism bloodier than it need be.
Gerard Jackson is Brookes economics editor
No surprise there, huh?
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Good post devolve.
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GREAT post! We need to see to it that this commentary gets spread as far and wide as possible between now and November.
Americans--who have very short attention span (present company excluded)---need to see the 911 video of the Twin Towers FREQUENTLY-------
-------along with the weapons of mass destruction found recently(surprise surprise)
PS-- Ausies are "awesome"!!
Hard to argue with that one.
Wish they'd put Ann Coulter on "The View" instead of that moron Rosie O'Donnell.
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