About Today’s Ridiculous Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing – The Advocacy for Deep State…

BLOOD BOILING – Everything you need to know about the motives and intents of today’s insufferable Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on “Foreign Cyber Threats to The United States“, can be summed up in the following question:

Why does DNI James Clapper refuse to appear before the Permanent Committee on Intelligence, and/or the Senate Intelligence Committee, yet agree to appear before the John McCain chaired Armed Services Committee?

John McCain - Lord Of The TarpThe answer is political; the answer itself explains the politicization of intelligence; the answer outlines why CIA Brennan, DNI Clapper and the Obama White House are manipulating intelligence; and more importantly the answer clearly evidences, yet again, that Senator John McCain is on the ‘other side’.

Senator ‘Deep State‘ McCain, in an effort to continue his long-standing foreign policy interventions, and to display his measurable efforts on behalf of his foreign payers, is facilitating/enabling the DC/White House political agenda…. again.

Even the very first line in The Hill article (no friend to the incoming administration), on the hearing, showcases the insufferable banality of today’s hearing:

“Top intelligence officials provided little new information to back up their assessment that Russia attempted to interfere in the U.S. presidential election at a hotly anticipated Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday” (link)

Of course they didn’t.  They didn’t because the construct of the “vast Russian hacking conspiracy” is built upon a series of nonsense claims and mutually beneficial political obfuscations and black-hat platitudes.

The only common sense White Hat attending the hearing today was Admiral Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), who testified to the need of less cyber analysts and more concrete human intelligence deliverables.

It is NOT coincidental that Admiral Rogers position on current U.S. intelligence is diametrically in opposition to the current White House, and in direct synergy with the incoming Trump administration:

Western Media / Libyan Propaganda (Disturbing Video Refutes State Dept)Understanding The UniParty “DEEP STATE” – During the time in 2011 when political warfare over the debt ceiling was beginning to paralyze the business of governance in Washington, the United States government somehow summoned the resources to overthrow Muammar Ghaddafi’s regime in Libya, and, when the instability created by that coup spilled over into Mali, provide overt and covert assistance to French intervention there.

mccain-in-syriaAt a time when there was heated debate about continuing meat inspections and civilian air traffic control because of the budget crisis, our government was somehow able to commit $115 million to keeping a civil war going in Syria and to pay at least £100m to the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters to buy influence over and access to that country’s intelligence.

Since 2007, two bridges carrying interstate highways have collapsed due to inadequate maintenance of infrastructure, one killing 13 people. During that same period of time, the government spent $1.7 billion constructing a building in Utah that is the size of 17 football fields.

This mammoth structure is intended to allow the National Security Agency to store a yottabyte of information, the largest numerical designator computer scientists have coined. A yottabyte is equal to 500 quintillion pages of text. Yes, they need that much storage to archive every single trace of your electronic life.

Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.

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[…] The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street. All these agencies are coordinated by the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council.

Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, whose actions are mysterious even to most members of Congress. Also included are a handful of vital federal trial courts, such as the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Manhattan, where sensitive proceedings in national security cases are conducted.

The final government component (and possibly last in precedence among the formal branches of government established by the Constitution) is a kind of rump Congress consisting of the congressional leadership and some (but not all) of the members of the defense and intelligence committees.

The rest of Congress, normally so fractious and partisan, is mostly only intermittently aware of the Deep State and when required usually submits to a few well-chosen words from the State’s emissaries.

[T]he Deep State does not consist only of government agencies. What is euphemistically called “private enterprise” is an integral part of its operations. In a special series in The Washington Post called “Top Secret America,” Dana Priest and William K. Arkin described the scope of the privatized Deep State and the degree to which it has metastasized after the September 11 attacks.

There are now 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances — a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government. While they work throughout the country and the world, their heavy concentration in and around the Washington suburbs is unmistakable: Since 9/11, 33 facilities for top-secret intelligence have been built or are under construction. Combined, they occupy the floor space of almost three Pentagons — about 17 million square feet.

Seventy percent of the intelligence community’s budget goes to paying contracts. And the membrane between government and industry is highly permeable: The Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, is a former executive of Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the government’s largest intelligence contractors. His predecessor as director, Admiral Mike McConnell, is the current vice chairman of the same company; Booz Allen is 99 percent dependent on government business.

These contractors now set the political and social tone of Washington, just as they are increasingly setting the direction of the country, but they are doing it quietly, their doings unrecorded in the Congressional Record or the Federal Register, and are rarely subject to congressional hearings.

Washington is the most important node of the Deep State that has taken over America, but it is not the only one. Invisible threads of money and ambition connect the town to other nodes. One is Wall Street, which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater.

Should the politicians forget their lines and threaten the status quo, Wall Street floods the town with cash and lawyers to help the hired hands remember their own best interests. The executives of the financial giants even have de facto criminal immunity.

On March 6, 2013, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder stated the following: “I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy.”

This, from the chief law enforcement officer of a justice system that has practically abolished the constitutional right to trial for poorer defendants charged with certain crimes. It is not too much to say that Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies, if for no other reason than that it has the money to reward government operatives with a second career that is lucrative beyond the dreams of avarice — certainly beyond the dreams of a salaried government employee.

The corridor between Manhattan and Washington is a well trodden highway for the personalities we have all gotten to know in the period since the massive deregulation of Wall Street: Robert Rubin, Lawrence Summers, Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and many others.

Not all the traffic involves persons connected with the purely financial operations of the government: In 2013, General David Petraeus joined KKR (formerly Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) of 9 West 57th Street, New York, a private equity firm with $62.3 billion in assets. KKR specializes in management buyouts and leveraged finance. General Petraeus’ expertise in these areas is unclear. His ability to peddle influence, however, is a known and valued commodity.

Unlike Cincinnatus, the military commanders of the Deep State do not take up the plow once they lay down the sword. Petraeus also obtained a sinecure as a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. The Ivy League is, of course, the preferred bleaching tub and charm school of the American oligarchy.

Petraeus and most of the avatars of the Deep State — the White House advisers who urged Obama not to impose compensation limits on Wall Street CEOs, the contractor-connected think tank experts who besought us to “stay the course” in Iraq, the economic gurus who perpetually demonstrate that globalization and deregulation are a blessing that makes us all better off in the long run — are careful to pretend that they have no ideology.

Their preferred pose is that of the politically neutral technocrat offering well considered advice based on profound expertise. That is nonsense. They are deeply dyed in the hue of the official ideology of the governing class, an ideology that is neither specifically Democrat nor Republican.

Domestically, whatever they might privately believe about essentially diversionary social issues such as abortion or gay marriage, they almost invariably believe in the “Washington Consensus”: financialization, outsourcing, privatization, deregulation and the commodifying of labor. Internationally, they espouse 21st-century “American Exceptionalism”: the right and duty of the United States to meddle in every region of the world with coercive diplomacy and boots on the ground (keep reading).

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This, dear friends, is yet only part of what President Donald Trump is up against…

….there are trillions of dollars at stake.

 

Important note that everyone must remember.  The Washington Post is the designated media outlet for the public position of the CIA.  And CNN is the specifically funded media outlet for the positions of the U.S. State Department.

 

 

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439 Responses to About Today’s Ridiculous Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing – The Advocacy for Deep State…

  1. 3x1 says:

    Drudge is headlining this pic for a reason:

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  2. nimrodman says:

    ha ha ha ha !

    Report: Hacker Breaches ‘Lazy’ FBI Website Security
    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/01/05/report-hacker-breaches-lazy-fbi-website-security/

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    • nimrodman says:

      CIA next, one can only hope …

      “The data obtained by CyberZeist reportedly included information on 155 FBI agents, including personal details such as their names, email addresses, and passwords.”

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  3. It’s interesting how easy people (even here) are led by 6 corporations that run the DNC and the “news” …… Forgetting the Alinsky model, following the bilge spewed out by these sewers of bottom feeding entities……. I wish DJT would do daily 15 minute talks to us to keep us focused, all else is hamster wheel mindless time wasting crapola……

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  4. Newman says:

    Bill OReilly is a fricking idiot!! I made the mistake tonight of watching this jerk for two minutes.

    To sum up his talking crap points: According to Clapper (who we must trust) Russia did not interfere in the election by hacking…..but they aggressively tried….and we can’t give you more proof without endangering the the so-called agents….and thus, according to Billo we can now conclude the Russians did it!!! What ever that fricking means?

    It’s just Too bad Fox can’t relplace his time spot with Lou Dobbs.

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    • Howie says:

      They cloak themselves with classed ops. Old trick. McCain=Crooked John

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    • Roy says:

      Of course Russian, Chinese, NK and Iranian hackers tried to mess with us and our elections, nothing new. My question for McCain and the DC smart guys, what country’s aircraft, missiles, satellites, etc are direct copies of ours? hint: not the Russians.

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  5. Bull Durham says:

    Breaking Double Secret News:

    From the hollowed out mind of John McCain, callsign, “Crashed”

    He released actual photo evidence of Russian hackers.

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  6. Bull Durham says:

    Putin discloses the spies he used to hack the DNC.

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  7. MVW says:

    An updated commentary by Steve Pieczenik with a bit of helpful editing.

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Bull Durham says:

    General Flynn had it right in 2012. WH ignored the Intel.
    FOIA report verifies General Flynn. We see it on Aljazeera, but not on MSM.
    Free Country? Liberty?
    Fascism! They arm the terrorists and lie to us.

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  9. Paco Loco says:

    We are just beginning to catch a glimpse into the multifaceted, multilayered and mysterious Dark State that is the shadow government. There is great danger in this exposition and it clear now why President Trump selected warrior patriots to build a firewall around himself and to protect the Presidency. Prying open the doors to the Dark State is like opening Pandora’s box or more likely opening the gates of Hell. This isnt politics as usual, this is all about the integrity of our government and the danger that lurks in unmaking the Devil.

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  10. Paco Loco says:

    Unmasking…..

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  11. dustycowpoke says:

    Sundance, you are a wonderful source of information. I get great information here and then pass it along. Keep challenging us.

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  12. LBB says:

    Anybody catch Jennifer Palmieri on MSNBC tonight? Besides talking about H deciding to go to inauguration, they were talking about CIA business. Jennifer indicated how CIA could make life miserable for DJT and offered in what ways. Feeds into a lot of what we have been detailing. I am pretty sure there won’t be a clip online, but I think I have it DVR’d.

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  13. wvcoalman says:

    I watch Lou Dobbs tonight on FBN. Lou had that dipstick Lt Col Ralph Peters on there talking about this Russian/Putin hacking garbage. Peters pretty much said Trump is a Putin puppet and “General” Clapper was a true patriot. Lou challenged him at every turn and refused to let him ramble on with his nonsense like most Fox host do. Beware!!! Lt Col Ralph Peters is a classic example of an insufferable neo con warmonger hiding behind the word patriot.

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  14. jeans2nd says:

    I still firmly believe that James Comey, although apparently still able to avoid direct complicity on the Clinton-email side of the Clinton investigations, will be found to be complicit on the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) side of the investigations. Parsel-tongue and word-manipulation will only get one so far (speaking from personal knowledge and experience). My money is on RICO-Rudy, Jeff Sessions, Steve Miller, and perhaps even Ted Cruz. If only.

    The days of Clapper-Whine and Brennan-Roses are diminishing quickly.

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  15. Sundance, I really like the photo you posted for John McCain. I used to have an alligator lizard, he was really cute. What kind of lizard is that?

    LOOOOOOOOL!

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  16. pooteeweet says:

    This is all a fake!!!! They identified a hacker by a IP address in Russia. Have these idiots never heard of a virtual IP address. There are may Virtual Ip addresses on the web and available to anyone. One of my IP services allows me to change my IP every 45 min automatically or manually anytime I wish to over 350 high speed servers in 50 countries with each having thousands of VIP’s. Anyone can establish a VIP in Russia from the US or anywhere in a matter of 10 minutes and they are very cheap to use. Even your billing is erased upon payment of service. The NSA might be able to track some of this but not the FBI or CIA. However VIP’s can be stacked and even the NSA admits they would have little chance with a stack of three!!!! They simply do not have the ability to track millions of VIP’s back to one source from a hundred companies. If the CIA of FBI had this ability all the hackers black mailing business and stealing identity information would be in jail. The FBI is so incompetent that they contract hacking forensis out to contractors. Trump is aware of all this and that is the reason you never read about his business being hacked. He probably has stacked VIP’s. Talking heads on the news channels are completely ignorant of how hacking works.

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    • Texmom says:

      I’m certain that Trump knows he will be given a bunch of bull, but let’s hope he also has some excellent techies on hand to show him afterwards exactly what they could have done, like using the possible virtual IP address and so much more. He can then have some smart talking points to go public with in questioning all of this. Of course, people like McCain and Lt. Col. Peters will still go nuts, but that’s not gonna change for anything.

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  17. Apfelcobbler says:

    There is also another industry of public relations firms that crank out positive background materials, press kits, and appearances (in the US!) for dictators and other nefarious “helpers” the CIA and State Dept wish to foist onto countries targeted for subversion. A lot of these firms grew out of OSS and we’re founded just after WWII and they maintain a careful fiction of appearing to be private industry by taking on legitimate free market clients/ projects for some % of their portfolio.

    Ruder Finn is just one that comes to mind, with their constant stream of bs about Kosovo in the early 90’s. Thats the first thing I thought of when Egg named Mindy Finn as his running mate. Both her and John Finn have very tight resumes – I was unable to determine if it was a coincidence or not.

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