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  • Kurt Brindley 8:00 am on February 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CIA, DIA, , , , IC, Intel Community, , Joseph Stalin, , ODNI, , ,   

    #RESISTTHEPURGE // #SUPPORTINTELLIGENCE 

    Let @TheRealDonaldTrump know with a relentless flurry of tweets that you oppose and resit any effort of his to Purge the Intelligence Community a la Joseph Stalin and other such tyrannical dictators and authoritarians past and present.

    And then, with just as much zeal if not more, tweet shout outs to the Intel Community to let them know that you support them in their tireless efforts to keep us safe and will oppose and resist a Trump Intelligence Purge by all means necessary, if necessary.

    Or something to that effect…

    Listed here are just a few of the more Trump-embattled IC organizations. You can see a list of all member organizations, including a brief overview of their mission, here

    #RESISTTHEPURGE
    #SUPPORTINTELLIGENCE
    #STAYRELENTLESS

     

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  • Kurt Brindley 1:09 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CIA, , hacking, , , , , , , ,   

    Silence is Consent 

    silence

    Because I proudly worked in the Intelligence Community for nearly thirty years before catching a nasty cold called leukemia, out of a sense of duty and obligation I rarely discuss publicly matters that involve it.

    However, because of my complete and utter disdain for Trump’s ascendency to the presidency, from the very beginning of his campaign to this very moment, it is hard for me to remain silent as he, to serve only his self-interests, politicizes the national security of the country he’s been voted in to protect by dismissing assessed serious acts of aggression by a foreign power and, while doing so, denigrates and shows a complete lack of understanding and respect for a community I know to be amassed with good, honest folk who want nothing more than to serve their country honorably in their humble efforts to keep it safe.

    Because of Trump and his self-serving interests, we are a less secure, more vulnerable nation.

    Even before taking office, Trump has failed us as Commander-in-Chief of the United States.

    #blametrump
    #silenceisconsent

     
    • cindy knoke 1:19 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t worry. He’s says he’s smart, he doesn’t need daily intelligence briefings.
      Good God! What are we in for?

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      • Kurt Brindley 1:22 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t know, Cindy. I really don’t. I think anything is possible and most of it not good. I’ve never felt this way before and I do not like it.

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    • Jackie Oldham 2:47 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for this post and all your recent “politics” posts, which I have been following closely. I seem to have lost my “voice” in recent weeks, and I have not been able to write on my own page—my anger over this new, strange “America” has reduced me to a state of apoplexy. All I can do is click “like” on your posts and those of other blogs whose thoughts I respect and relate to. Don’t stop! The Struggle continues….

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      • Kurt Brindley 2:58 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        The current state of affairs is affecting me as well. I just this morning mentioned to my son that I’m sure there will soon be a new mental health diagnosis that will be attributable to Trump. I haven’t been able to write creatively for some time now as all I can focus on is the fate of “America.” I like how you put it in quotes. I, too, will do that until things change for the better.

        I really appreciate your kind, encouraging comments, Jackie. Thank you.

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        • Jackie Oldham 11:32 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          There’s already a name for it: “PTESD”, or post-trump election stress disorder. A gem I saw on Facebook, recently. Sigh….

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    • tanyafyfe 7:01 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I am so fearful of our future as a country but also on a global scale. If we start pumping emissions out and ignoring the science that is truly out there then the world will be hurling towards disastrous times at a greater rate than imagined. Narcissism isn’t pretty. All this country has done has boosted his ridiculously high self opinion and ego and I fear he could be unstoppable. And easily goaded. My husband and I both are dual citizens and we may retreat back to the Great White North. Its hard to consider than when we both worked hard to become American and we have been proud of that.

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      • Kurt Brindley 12:50 pm on December 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Nothing makes me more honored and proud as an American than to meet another American who has become one by choice instead by chance like me. Please stay and fight for what you’ve earned and what I hope you still believe in, my friend and compatriot.

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        • tanyafyfe 12:05 am on December 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

          We are staying and we are following the news closely. The nepotism with his kids scares me. My Canadian friends are screaming for us to come home but we have worked for close to 20 years to call America home. i want to help make this country as great as it can be, not great like it was 30 or 40 years ago.

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          • Kurt Brindley 1:19 pm on December 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

            Well, at least you can take comfort in the fact that, if things do bottom out here, you have a pretty good fall back plan. Happy that you and yours are staying to fight the good fight. :)

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    • xmatman 7:15 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Actually, the less he knows the better off we all may be.

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      • Kurt Brindley 12:53 pm on December 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hmm… maybe but I tend to believe that his woeful and willful ignorance puts us all, and by all I mean the global population, at greater risk.

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    • Alli Farkas 9:55 pm on December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      “Comandante Donaldo”

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    • Bonnie Follett 1:58 pm on December 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Until we get rid of the T’ster I have been calling the new America “Trumperica” – what he’s setting up bears no resemblance to America as we knew it. Here’s the latest petition I signed – I encourage others to do so as well – If you agree that the electors should be briefed on the CIA’s info on Russian interference in the election, please sign: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/direct-the-cia-to-declassify.fb49?source=s.fb.ty&r_by=1677356

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    • lookfabkim 6:09 am on January 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I’m afraid of Trump. I’m even more afraid that they are just letting him get away with it all.

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  • Kurt Brindley 11:17 am on June 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Benghazi, Benghazi investigation, Benghazi report, CIA, cover-ups, , , , Hurricane Katrina, , , State Department, , Trey Gowdy   

    The Benghazi Tragedy Four Years On… 

    Benghazi was a tragedy. The security situation that enabled the deaths of four Americans was a tragedy. The US Government’s response to the tragedy was a tragedy. Everything about it was and is tragic.

    Especially the politics of it. Tragic.

    If you haven’t yet, I strongly recommend watching “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” In it you’ll see the responsibility for the tragedy can be spread throughout our government; especially at fault are the State Department, the military, and the CIA.


     
    But if we as a nation are going to investigate tragedies long after the tragedy has occurred, why aren’t we still investigating the biggest national blunder, cover-up, lie, and tragedy committed by my nation since the Vietnam War?

    Benghazi resulted in the death of four Americans. The lies and incompetence that got us into Dubya’s Iraq War resulted in “…4,425 total [American] deaths (including both killed in action and non-hostile) and 32,223 wounded in action (WIA) as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Wikipedia).

    Four tragic deaths are still being investigated after four years. The investigation into the tragedy of the Iraq War, then, should last for 17,700 years.


     

    And let us not forget Dubya’s culpability due to his incompetence that resulted in the deaths from the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.

     
     

     
    • Alli Farkas 11:31 am on June 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Ya know, if God could make us anyway He wanted to, why didn’t He make us honest?

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    • apracticalmind 5:58 pm on August 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent movie. Hillary Lied and People Died.

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      • Kurt Brindley 2:57 pm on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        It seems you missed much of the movie’s point. It was a debacle due to the failures of many government organizations. You must really be pissed of at Dubya for all the lives his failure of a presidency caused.

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  • Kurt Brindley 11:40 am on October 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Anwar Al-alaqi, , CIA, disposition matrix, , , , kill list, , , , security, , Washington Post, Yemen   

    The Disposition Matrix 

    From the Washington Post National Security lead story Plan for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists.

    If something such as a Kill List wasn’t creepy sounding enough for you, how about a Disposition Matrix?
    I expect we will be hearing this term repeatedly for a long time to come.

     
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