The BuzzFlash Real Story on the CIA
'Shake-up': How the Busheviks Continue To Put America's National Security at Risk
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
The Real Story on the CIA "Shake-up" in a BuzzFlash Brief:
Okay, we'll cut to the chase.
Bush did the usual Washington B.S. thing by praising Porter Goss for leading "ably. ... He has a five-year plan to increase the analysts and operatives." Well, in fact, Goss made an already chaotic agency more chaotic. And if he had a five-year plan, why did Bush refer to Goss's tenure as "one of transition"?
Yeah, transition between failure and more failure.
The reality is this. Goss was appointed to purge the CIA, Soviet style, of any staff who might dissent from the Bush/Cheney politburo agenda by actually offering real intelligence that might contradict the WH party line. That's it, period.
Many CIA professionals rebelled at becoming extensions of a WH/Rumsfeld DoD propaganda operation, and the agency became even more embroiled in turmoil. On top of that, Goss brought in top administrators who were apparently tied into the Cunningham corruption -- and Goss himself may have been involved in hookergate.
Meanwhile, the WH floated as an unattributed cover story that Goss was "let go" as part of the "shake-up" because "Intelligence Czar," John Negroponte, was not happy with Goss. In fact, Negroponte is widely acknowledged to be an abysmal failure as head of overall intelligence gathering for the United States. It is rumored that he spends long hours smoking cigars and getting rub downs at an exclusive D.C. club, and that his major intelligence attribute is kissing Bush's butt.
So Goss, a total Bush loyalist, abruptly leaves the CIA under mysterious circumstances (Goss told CNN his resignation was "just one of those mysteries" -- we are not making that quote up, either), and the likely replacement is apparently going to be the current head of the NSA, the agency that has been charged with illegal spying. Furthermore, the alleged replacement, General Michael V. Hayden, wouldn't deny that the NSA is spying on Americans domestically for Bush partisan political purposes. Before a senate hearing, Attorney General Alberto "Consigliere" Gonzales, awhile back, also wouldn't deny that domestic spying for Bush political purposes was being conducted by the NSA (and one can assume other agencies).
So, here's the story: we have a failed intelligence chief with a checkered history (Negroponte) now overseeing a failed NSA chief turned CIA director, a man who conducted illegal and warrantless spying on Americans, and who, by his silence, admits that some of the spying is political in nature -- we have these two men in charge of our key intelligence efforts. We also can't forget that Rumsfeld and Cheney have key roles in "fixing" intelligence to support their failed fantasies of empire building.
All around, then, we have failure overseeing failure, starting at the top with Bush.
Of course, the mainstream media still compartmentalizes this total breakdown in intelligence gathering necessary to insure our national security. They talk about how Goss left behind a CIA in turmoil and wonder if Hayden is up to the job.
But the real issue is that the abysmal performance on intelligence gathering begins at the top with Bush, which no mainstream media we have come across appears to emphasize. It's like they keep describing a ship floating on the high seas in which everything happens without a captain being responsible for decisions.
The problem is that the the national security of the United States of America is at stake, as these utter incompetents are allowed to wallow in their dismal records, time after time.
The press keeps writing sentences like "the CIA is still trying to struggle to reorganize intelligence gathering in the post 9/11 world." But the reality is America is still trying to survive Bush Administration incompetence in overseeing intelligence gathering in the post-9/11 world. Because the Bush Administration isn't interested in any intelligence that doesn't support the "fixed facts."
In their continued strategic effort not to offend Bush in order to secure their financial well-being as corporations, the big media provides a nefarious disservice to America, because they put the nation at risk by not holding Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld accountable for their utter failure, ineptness, lying and illegal behavior.
The national security of America should supersede the business interests of the media conglomerates, but it doesn't. As a result, they betray America, too.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS