The Deep State Politically Assassinated Michael Flynn

Damon Linker writes in The Week:

“Unelected intelligence analysts work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not to care that these intelligence agents leaked highly sensitive information to the press — mostly because Trump critics are pleased with the result. “Finally,” they say, “someone took a stand to expose collusion between the Russians and a senior aide to the president!” It is indeed important that someone took such a stand. But it matters greatly who that someone is and how they take their stand. Members of the unelected, unaccountable intelligence community are not the right someone, especially when they target a senior aide to the president by leaking anonymously to newspapers the content of classified phone intercepts, where the unverified, unsubstantiated information can inflict politically fatal damage almost instantaneously. …

But no matter what Flynn did, it is simply not the role of the deep state to target a man working in one of the political branches of the government by dishing to reporters about information it has gathered clandestinely. It is the role of elected members of Congress to conduct public investigations of alleged wrongdoing by public officials.

Those cheering the deep state torpedoing of Flynn are saying, in effect, that a police state is perfectly fine so long as it helps to bring down Trump. …”

Eli Lake writes at Bloomberg View:

“Flynn was a fat target for the national security state. He has cultivated a reputation as a reformer and a fierce critic of the intelligence community leaders he once served with when he was the director the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama. Flynn was working to reform the intelligence-industrial complex, something that threatened the bureaucratic prerogatives of his rivals.

He was also a fat target for Democrats. Remember Flynn’s breakout national moment last summer was when he joined the crowd at the Republican National Convention from the dais calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed.

In normal times, the idea that U.S. officials entrusted with our most sensitive secrets would selectively disclose them to undermine the White House would alarm those worried about creeping authoritarianism. Imagine if intercepts of a call between Obama’s incoming national security adviser and Iran’s foreign minister leaked to the press before the nuclear negotiations began? The howls of indignation would be deafening.

In the end, it was Trump’s decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to his political and bureaucratic opposition. Nunes told me Monday night that this will not end well. “First it’s Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus,” he said. Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entree.”

Noah Millman writes in The American Conservative:

“It certainly looks at this point like major elements within the national security bureaucracy are prepared to create a constitutional crisis in response to what they believe is a serious and real threat to American national security from the White House itself. And there is really only one way to avoid such a crisis: for Congress to step up and begin the necessary investigations of the Trump administration. …”

Just so we are clear, we all agree what just happened:

We have two governments, one elected and the other unelected, which are at war with each other.

The CIA has a long history of subverting foreign governments. We’ve also seen the “Color Revolutions” in foreign countries. Now, we’re seeing the same people try to do the same thing here.

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Dick Wallace

Spencer, my main issue with you is your being gay. There is quite a lot I could do to help your cause, but I will not work with a gay man on such a risky endeavor. Gay men are too flighty.

Dick Wallace

Congratulations Brad! You finally learned of the Deep State’s existence. The problem is you and
this entire movement were largely ignorant on the matter until it
affected you indirectly.

What happened to Michael Flynn was even shocking to me, a hardware and software engineer. I have seen quite a lot of doxxing activity. But even I was surprised that the IC doxxed Flynn. This is a watershed moment in history.

Hipster Racist
The CIA was started as the OSS, by FDR, at the behest of William Stephenson, a British spy. It was infiltrated, from the very beginning, by British intelligence. Remember Charles Lindbergh’s famous statement that the war was being pushed by three groups: the FDR administration, the British, and the Jews. Those three groups were the driving force behind the creation of the CIA. While the traditional critics of the CIA have come from the left, mostly due to the whole JFK and RFK thing, the main cultural product of the CIA has been to promote a “non-Communist left” – a… Read more »
Colin Shaw
I agree with this analysis. Deep State, DS, is a good name for the constellation of forces that will take Trump out. He appears to have no defence. The patriots in the security services that might have stepped forward have simply been sold the story that he’s a Russian asset. Consequently they want him gone. Flynn obviously didn’t infringe the Logan Act and the fact that Trump sacrificed him shows, I think, that he decided he couldn’t defend him and possibly started to believe himself that Flynn did “a bad thing”, which he didn’t. Trump is now trying to defend… Read more »

I don’t think you’re that far off. I can’t understand the motivation for total destruction. In any case, Trump is basically alone. He has a few he can trust but not many. None of this is really a surprise. It’s a bummer. It sucks. But it’s not a surprise. I expected things to crash even faster. They don’t need riots or any of that anymore. Maybe the next chapter will be ‘Surviving Globalism’…

Colin Shaw
Globalists have power to define the truth. I heard an interesting short interview with Ciaran Martin and Michael Fallon on a BBC radio programme. The link is here The interview segment runs from 02:36:30 to 02:42:28. Martin is Chief Executive of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre which was opened by the Queen on 14/02/2017 and Fallon is the UK’s Secretary of State for Defence. In his own glib and emollient manner Fallon says something quite shocking, not just politically shocking, but epistemollogically shocking about the intrinsic wickedness of the Russians. This is at 02:39:00. Fallon asserts that the… Read more »
Hipster Racist

Whose Deep State? Our Deep State!

Who cares about the insider baseball. The question to ask: Is It Good For Whites?

Y Finkelstein

Grab the Popcorn. Bannon and Miller are trying to kneecap Priebus and Spicer.

We can only hope the GOPe wing is forced out of the White House. The GOPe wing is responsible for forcing out Flynn, now they’re responsible for Spicer’s statement that Trump wants Putin to cede back Crimea to Ukraine.

If this is from Breitbart, you know Bannon is leaking this. We want Bannon to purge the GOPe cucks and fight the Deep State CIA spooks who get fat off hostilities with Russia.

Y Finkelstein