Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Trump's Continuing War With U.S. Intelligence (UPDATED)

Russian asset and Very Stable Genius Donald "Rump" Trump was embarrassed by his intelligence chiefs yesterday when they -- to a person -- contradicted his views on everything from Iran to ISIS to North Korea. Interestingly, not one chief took the opportunity to declare a national security crisis on the border with Mexico.

This morning, Rump lashed back at his own intelligence appointees in a petulant tweet, stating in part that they were "passive" and "naive" with regard to Iran's supposed threat. He also declared that there's a "decent chance of denuclearization" for North Korea, despite his own Director of National Intelligence and CIA Director saying the opposite:
"Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel, however, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea was committed to developing a nuclear missile capable of threatening the United States.  
North Korea is 'unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because its leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival,' Coats said."
The Very Stable Genius apparently has intelligence sources that differ from ours (Russia?), and he's not about to have actual intelligence interfere with his comical photo ops with Kim, his fantasy "emergency" at the southern border, or his private talks with thug Vladimir Putin.

BONUS: Maybe he'd listen if the briefings were given with a Russian accent:



donnah said...

If only there was some way that only his ardent followers will suffer from his delusional behavior. But the rest of us will suffer for his ridiculous decisions on a national level as well as global. He would gladly exacerbate tension and unrest with our most dangerous enemies while embracing the despicable governments like Russia, while at the same time pushing away our allies and friends, if we have any of those left.

There are a few people left who will speak out against Trump and we have to hear them out. We need to give their opinions priority because they're the sane ones in the room.

Hackwhackers said...

donnah -- We have to wonder what the private thoughts of not only the intelligence chiefs are, but the layers below them, about what motivates / frightens Trump to be so blatantly hostile to them. They have to know more than they're willing to say.....for now.