TRUMP vs. C.I.A. War Escalates: History Repeats Itself ?

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TRUMP vs. C.I.A. War Escalates: History Repeats Itself ?

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:02 pm

1:02 p.m.,
Chicago, Illinois time.

Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:


TRUMP vs. C.I.A. War Escalates.

The Secret State and High Cabal Game of Musical Chairs Continues Unimpeded.

Who ? What ? When ? Where ? Why ? How ?

12.06.2018, BB.

Saudi Arabia:


Trump backed the C.I.A. into a corner by casting doubt on its assessment of Mohammed bin
Salman’s responsibility for the Jamal Khashoggi murder. Then someone fought back by sharing

DECEMBER 4, 2018 5:20 PM

Donald Trump;

By Win McNamee;

In another, less chaotic era, the stunning leak of C.I.A. intercepts fingering Mohammed bin Salman
for the plot to murder Jamal Khashoggi would have been a scandal, itself. And yet, to many in the
intelligence community, the potential disclosure of sources and methods used to ascertain the Saudi
crown prince’s culpability was merely the natural progression in the Khashoggi affair, which has pitted
President Donald Trump against the U.S. intelligence apparatus. “Somebody wanted this information
to come out, obviously. I think there is, inside the American national security bureaucracy, a fair
number of people who have been warning for some time that Mohammed bin Salman is a dangerous,
reckless, impulsive person and they weren’t getting any attention. And now they have proof positive
of how dangerous and reckless he is,” Bruce Riedel, a former C.I.A. official, told me. “In Washington,
the way you say, ‘I told you so,’ is to leak something.”

While the Trump administration races to repair its bond with Riyadh, the West Wing and Langley are
once again at cross purposes. “I can’t imagine it’s going well,” one former administration official quipped.
“At this point, I’m not sure there’s much left to salvage.”

Tensions between Trump and the C.I.A. had been building since Khashoggi’s disappearance in early
October, when the president first endorsed the explanation offered by M.B.S., as the young crown
prince is known, in contravention of intelligence assessments suggesting the de facto Saudi leader had
orchestrated the Khashoggi plot. Those frustrations boiled over at the end of November, when Trump
effectively rebuked the C.I.A. in a stunning statement smearing Khashoggi as an “enemy of the state”
and—not for the first time—doubting U.S. intelligence. “King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin
Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi,”
Trump wrote. “Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be
that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event—maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!”

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To the intelligence community, a gauntlet had been thrown down. “That amounts to saying that unless
there is complete certainty there is no knowledge,” said Steven Aftergood, the director of the Project on
Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, “And that is a repudiation of both the
mission of intelligence and the competence of U.S. intelligence agencies. Their whole domain is the
area of what is uncertain. If we knew it for a fact, then it wouldn’t be intelligence,” he told me.

Under those circumstances, a leak was perhaps predictable. On Saturday, The Wall Street Journal
reported that it had reviewed excerpts of the C.I.A. assessment that M.B.S. messaged his top aide
tasked with overseeing the 15-man team, Saud al-Qahtani, 11 times in the hours before and after
Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate. The content and form of the messages
was not disclosed, but as Riedel explained, the details are immaterial given the timing. “You don’t really
need to know the content of these reports, it is self-evident. Fifteen people don’t get on an airplane and
fly to Istanbul for a day trip and fly back having murdered someone and then made phone calls from
the scene of the crime back to the crown prince’s office,” he said. “You are not talking about the weather.”

Whatever its motivation or source, the leak is a dangerous escalation. “It is pretty clear to experts or
anyone that spent time in the region or who knows the players what happens here and so it is always
nice to see the truth prevail and come out. But as a person who has consumed intelligence, I am just
horrified at the leak . . . It puts people on notice about what we have access to, it diminishes our ability
to know things in the future,” a former U.S. official told me. “The specificity is just very chilling, and I
imagine for the people who felt that preserving the M.B.S. [relationship] was the right path—and I am
not one of those people—but for the people who felt that, that just went out of the window.”

Whoever was behind it could have been driven by a lofty policy goal, a dedication to the truth in the
“Fake News” era, or a petulant desire to give the middle finger to a president who has routinely
dismissed the national security apparatus as the “Deep State.” Regardless, it cannot be divorced from
the administration’s handling of the Khashoggi affair, specifically Trump’s unwillingness to condemn the
crown prince. “We have very good information that points in one direction and if that’s what happened,
then it’s the president who prompted the leak,” Aftergood told me. “It is another piece of the puzzle in
the relationship between President Trump and his own national security agencies. And that is a
relationship of distance and mistrust.”

Disgust over the Trump-Saudi saga extends beyond the C.I.A. The Senate, too, has expressed its anger
over the Trump administration’s failure to hold M.B.S. accountable. On Tuesday, a group of bipartisan
Senators left a closed briefing with C.I.A. Director Gina Haspel seemingly more livid than they were when
they entered. “I think he’s complicit to the highest level possible,” Senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of
Trump who was in the limited briefing, told reporters. “There’s not a smoking gun. There’s a smoking saw,”
he added, in reference to the medical device the Saudi kill team allegedly used to dismember Khashoggi.
“I have zero question in my mind that the crown prince, M.B.S., ordered the killing” and “monitored the
killing” of Jamal Khashoggi, added Senator Bob Corker.

Whether or not the collective outrage on Capitol Hill and within the so-called “Deep State” will amount to
any real action, it is clear that the White House won’t be able to sweep this under the rug—as it has
evidently tried to do. “I don’t think there’s a real expectation that the administration would do that or that
Trump would sign something like that—but there’s absolutely real momentum and support to send a
message to the administration that the status quo is no longer acceptable,” a Senate aide told me. “It
means everything Saudi Arabia does now is under a microscope and has greater implications for the
administration, and it makes Trump own it rather than saying, ‘Ah, both parties in Congress let this
happen, too.’ It’s on the margins, but it’s real.”

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Re: TRUMP vs. C.I.A. War Escalates: History Repeats Itself

Postby Slav » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:55 pm

Who shot JFK - Files, Nicoletti,Roselli, Jack Lawrence, Frank Sturgis, Roscoe White, and a few others
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Who shot RFK - Thane Caesar
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