Fear and Justice

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14 Responses to Fear and Justice

  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Yes, I’m up to the task.

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  2. lovely says:

    All along I have had confidence. We are at a crossroad in the lineage of humanity. We will be or we will not be. If we were not going to be I believe that Hillary would have won and we would have been totally given over to the darkness.

    As God hardened the pharaohs heart.

    We have been graced a reprieve, I have believed and been saying this for a long time, gloom and doom should have no footing in our souls.

    For me it is an acceptance of what is. Love is greater than hate and all the Clintons, Comeys, Brennans, Pelosi’s, Obamas, Hollywood elites, the Merkels, Trudeaus, Castos, Cortezs, et al can not snuff out the light of Truth.

    Simple.

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    • stella says:

      Ozymandias.

      I met a traveller from an antique land
      Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
      Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
      Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
      And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
      Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
      Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
      The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
      And on the pedestal these words appear:
      `My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
      Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
      Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
      Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
      The lone and level sands stretch far away”.

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    • bjosz says:

      Lovely:
      Excellent! Thanks. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  3. czarowniczy says:

    Something related I’d posted next door earlier this afternoon :

    The FBI realized the potential power it had while Hoover was still in charge, well before the CIA and NSA got into domestic shenanigans, they were overseas while the Bureau reigned paramount in domestic matters. The CIA and NSA changed directors more often than their cafeterias changed menus while Hoover stayed at the Bureau’s helm for 48 years…gotta be a reason there.

    The CIA took a hit under Jimmy Cater, he appointed Stansfield Turner to virtually gut the Company, and Turner did a great job, he came close to tearing the heart out of it. The Agency recovered big-time under Reagan, lotta new people with new perspectives and agendas but also a keen awareness and still festering wound from Carter’s actions. Shortly thereafter the Iran-Contra mess and the end of the Cold War ended, leaving the Agency a bit adrift. Luckily the tech industry was booming and that posed a great opportunity for the CIA and the NSA.

    The Bureau sensed the growth of the Agency, they kept bumping into each other around the world, especially in the US’s foreign embassies, and I’m sure the Bureau was well aware of some Agency operations overseas that were less than kosher. When grey-area CIA operations sorta started getting leaked to the press and some pressure started up in Congress to oversee the Company’s operations (who could have done that leaking, I wonder???) suddenly the Company gets a Bureau overseer buried in the staff. To keep things above board, so to speak.

    The Bureau’s got itself insinuated as the nation’s ‘new marshal in town’ all over the world. The Bureau has some 75 or more offices in overseas US consulates and embassies and has/does do intelligence operations in CIA areas. While the Bureau is supposed to be a domestic agency and the CIA a foreign collector they can and do trip over each other in each other’s AORs. Despite the Agency’s being ‘prevented’ from operating domestically it can operate here when it’s part of an operation that belongs to another government agency…loophole. Of course it can operate totally illegally intranationally but that would never happen.

    The NSA’s always tried to stay out there on its own, it can provide support but it keenly recognizes its unique and powerful position and doesn’t want to get compromised or under the control of any other agency – after all it provides all of the encryption systems the other agencies use as well as specializes in breaking everyone else’s codes. It also has a deep and unique relationship with foreign Comint agencies it doesn’t want to see compromised by any hint that other US agencies are running through its data. I’m betting that the NSA’s part in this is probably limited to a few wildcats working outside of the main loop. If so they’ll be found and quietly dealt with if they’ve violated NSA ethics. The FBI and CIA want power, the NSA actually has it.

    This ain’t over and I don’t think that Trump will manage to flush either the Bureau or Agency, they’re too big, too powerful and too entrenched. The Agency has its own elitist ethos and deserves it – look what it did to the Soviets in Afghanistan and what it did to the Taliban as the spearhead of the 911 invasion. It has an Ivy League base though, more white collar and upscale than warrior, the movers just point the shakers and sit back to watch the show. In August of 2001 I had an Agency person tell me their recruiting program was heavily involved in digging through Ivy League and top liberal colleges to find prospective agents and paid their way through school for a dedicated term of service. About that same time the Agency was openly holding contests to have individuals/companies develop specific cutting edge hi-tech projects for them, winners in the categories got contracts. If they need a team of Rambos the Operations folks can get them seconded from SOCOM or just train a bunch at the Farm. This ain’t our grandpa’s Company.

    To me it’s no wonder the FBI and the CIA may be hip-deep in this. The FBI, if we look at Hoover’s actions, has a long history of…influencing…US government officials and the CIA has a…for lack of a better word…elitist cadre and av red ass from Carter. Why not work together to move the country in a direction they and their influencers see as more desirable than that the Great Unwashed chooses? They’re in Washington, center of the known universe, power flows down the gutters like rainwater in Seattle. They’re st the helm of the Ship of State and we’re just passengers in steerage, were we or our beliefs/opinions worthy we’d be there instead. Their Judas goat failed in her mission so it’s on to getting that herd back into order.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      I got a reply back from someone next door who assured me that Trump, in Rambo garb complete with M-60 and a Bowie knife in teeth, will storm into the Beltway 3-digit agencies and commandeer all of the incriminating information. It will be quick, clean, decisive and the bad guys will be in cuffs before the credit roll. I replied that he’d never worked in the Beltway, had he?

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      • lovely says:

        You doubt that Trumbo is real!!!

        I have never seen this before but it is pretty darn great 😂.

        **Language Warning**

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I don’t doubt he’s real but I know the labyrinths the bureaucrats live in, their expertise at obfuscation and delay and how things can disappear down a rabbit hole. Messing with the intel agencies, never mind the bureau, isn’t easy even IF you have the investigatees on your side.

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          • Col.(R) Ken says:

            Czar you and I both know, someone inside the beltway already has all of the information…

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            • czarowniczy says:

              The collectors have it but if you’re saying the Trump folks do I’ll be surprised. Uncomfortable info has a habit of getting lost, what someone may have is info on how, where or when something happened but solid proof that you need to nail someone to the wall is hard to get.

              This is down the wire, the national and international forces that are trying to reshape America and dump Trump are marshaling for 2020 and all they have to do is delay the investigative and prosecutorial process for about two years. If they’re successful in 2020 the investigation will be gutted, dismissed and it’s back on the road to Armageddon America.

              Look at the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Over 50 years ago, the point where we crossed the threshold into Vietnam, or were pushed over, and still the hard info on what really happened. There’s a whole internal staff in an agency that has the specific job of offing things that are problematic, the sizzle remains but the steak’s gone.

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    • lovely says:

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us Czar. Always enlightening and many “ah ha!” moments when you write posts like this one !

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    I remember…
    is how Bill Whittle begins his words. But Whittle is only remembering the past 10 years.
    Whittle ends by asking are we up to it?

    Phooey. We’ve been up to it since 1775 and earlier. We’ve seen good times and bad, and we’ve always recovered and moved on for the better.
    I remember one of my first comments next door, asking what good did voting for Ross Perot do? Forget who answered me, DooDahDaze aka Howie iirc. I do remember his answer.
    Heck, the Tea Party guys gave their all and then some. Breitbart gave his life. But it all brought us to where we are now. We can only go up from here.

    Besides, those hoity-toity elites are not having kids. And we Deplorables are having bucketloads of kids. Don’t know about you all, but I speak with my friends in low places weekly. They trust me, and believe me.
    So trust me when I tell ya, we’re gonna be just fine. More Deplorables are on the way. Keep on praying. We do.

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