In the recent IG report, it is clearly detailed that Carter Page was a CIA asset. Yet the FBI “investigation” did not identify him as such in their applications for FISA warrants for surveillance. The Mueller report did not identify him as such. This is one of the major facts identified as a “misstep” by the Inspector General regarding FBI performance on the Russiagate investigation.
Keep in mind that the CIA signed off on the “Intelligence Report” in January 2017. Keep in mind that the CIA never defended Carter Page, their own asset, when the Mueller report was released.
Keep in mind that the FBI has announced they will be implementing over 40 changes to procedure AFTER the IG report. These are only taking place because of the visibility of this case and because the IG report has been released publicly. There is absolutely no reason to believe they would be making these changes had the IG report been considered classified. There is no reason to believe that the FBI’s use of the methods now being altered have not been used many times against many people.
Keep in mind that Habeas Corpus no longer exists in this country. If they declare YOU a terrorist sympathizer, the “Intelligence” (sic) agencies can detain you indefinitely with no charges, with no trial, no lawyer, not even notifying your family of your location or status. Don’t bother blaming Trump exclusively for this. Once again, he is a symptom, not the disease. Habeas Corpus was suspended first by GWB, reinstated and then suspended again by Obama in 2012 and has remained suspended since then. Trump has not reinstated it.
Keep in mind that there is still no criteria for defining exactly what a terrorist or terrorist sympathizer is. They make the standards up as they see fit. I could be declared a terrorist for writing this. You could be declared a terrorist sympathizer for reading this.
Keep in mind that claims regarding terrorism are not necessary to be a target. Assange is not accused of being a terrorist. Nor are Snowden or Manning. Yet all are targets of the “intelligence” agencies for revealing information regarding those agencies’ abuse of power. Abuses which have resulted in deterioration of your basic rights and taken no small number of lives.
Keep in mind that the “intelligence” agencies have flaunted their power right in front of our faces for over a decade. Clapper lying about domestic surveillance in front of Congress until revealed by Edward Snowden. CIA spying on a Senate panel looking into their torture program. James Comey naming the offenses regarding Hillary Clinton’s private server for 14 minutes straight, then stating he found no intent for one minute before walking off stage and taking no questions. One intelligence director stating on national TV that if Trump did not basically bow down to the intelligence agencies that they would attack him. Strzok raging against a Congressional panel as though he were above questioning, even after text messages showing bias and his cheating on his wife with another married agent, Page. McCabe fired by Mueller, then forced into retirement by the FBI. These are small examples of their publicly flaunting their belief that they are immune from scrutiny because they rarely face such scrutiny.
Keep in mind that none of this is new. Go back over decades and consider all the offenses against the American and the global population inflicted by the “intelligence” agencies. The 2017 “Intelligence Report”, most of which was an attack on RT, NONE of which contained verifiable information. The Mueller Report. Mass surveillance. Tapping Angela Merkel’s communications. Dealing weapons to drug cartels in “Fast and Furious”. WMD’s in Iraq. Claims of Iraqi soldiers using Viagra. Claims of Iraqi soldiers throwing infants from incubators. Iran-Contra and the CIA selling cocaine on our own streets. Bay of Tonkin. FBI investigations into MLK Jr and Black Panthers. JFK stated 10 days before his death that he planned on dismantling the CIA. McCarthyism. These are only a few of the things we know about.
So, is it any kind of surprise that the CIA would throw their own informant under the bus and abandon him? Is it any surprise that the FBI would use false information to keep their hold on power?
Note that I am absolutely NOT saying anything against the rank and file agents who perform their daily duties of real investigations and place their lives on the line. This is very specifically aimed at those unelected elite in high positions who use those positions to control those in elected office, the population itself, no matter the risk or the price paid by millions, even billions of people globally.
The amazing thing is that so many Americans are so naive, so indoctrinated, so blinded by watching too many movies and TV shows that they believe the “intelligence” agencies are there to protect us. Stop and ask yourself if you would trust ANY other organization which had been revealed in so many intentional falsehoods, so many illegal and unethical power plays. Would you?
You may have some fear of Trump so badly you are willing to do ANYTHING to appease that fear. Yet thus far the vast majority of Americans have seen no change in their daily lives since he took office. That is, aside from the frantic mindless rant from neoliberal media and repeating endlessly in their own minds. The thing you need to fear most is your reaction. Stop being willing to hand these agencies so much power because once they have it, they will NOT relinquish that power. The tactics they use against Trump can be used against future presidents, against other elected officials, against the media, against other world leaders, against YOU.
We have seen the erosion of our civil liberties and rights at an ever-increasing pace and it is coming to a crescendo. Loss of Habeas Corpus, fabricated evidence and falsified testimony in federal courts, control of the media, suppression of protests, fraudulent reports by international organizations like the OPCW, US withdrawal from nuclear treaties and the international criminal court, drone surveillance, loss of privacy.. Where does this end?
With any organization that uses deceptions and tactics as these organizations have been clearly revealed they are willing to use, you truly have to question what their ultimate goal is. You also have to question with whom their allegiance truly resides. Because it has nothing to do with who is ELECTED to office, nothing to do with world peace, nothing to do with honesty, nothing to do with any sense of honor we are privy to. These organizations have been around longer than most of us have been alive. They have had a lot of time to learn the skills of manipulation of all forms of power. That is their entire reason for existence. They have access to more resources than we can imagine. They wield enormous power in ways we cannot fathom while generally remaining in the shadows. In this particular case, they are claiming they made mistakes. In more than forty different aspects of their very areas of expertise.
These organizations do not make mistakes. Stop believing that anything they do is mere error. There is an absolute purpose to everything they do. Get that in your head and don’t forget it.