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How the FBI and CIA Restarted the Cold War to Protect Themselves
Townhall ^ | May 20, 2018 | Thomas J. Farnan

Posted on 05/20/2018 8:17:25 PM PDT by ColtMeadows

On December 29, 2016, the Obama Administration – with three weeks remaining in its term – issued harsh sanctions against Russia over supposed election interference. Two compounds in the United States were closed and 35 Russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country.

Russia responded by calling the actions “Cold War déjà vu.”

In the two years that have elapsed since, it has been learned that the “intelligence” that formed the basis for the sanctions was beyond dubious.

A single unverified “dossier” compiled by an ex-British spy with no discernable connections to Russia was shopped to FISA judges and the media as something real.

The dossier was opposition research by the Hillary Clinton campaign, a fact that was not disclosed and actively hidden by off-the-book transactions through the law firm Perkins Coie.

As a dog that chases its tail, the fake dossier was being used to cause the investigation which itself lent credibility to the notion of Russian interference.

The FBI and CIA thumbed the eye of an armed nuclear state based on false intelligence. Why?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 201612; 20161229; atlanticcouncil; chinabadrussiagood; cia; coldwar2; dossier; electionrussia; fbi; neoconobama; obamaneocon; opensociety; pinchuck; pinchuk; ploughshares; russia; russiagoodchinabad; sanctions; soros; steeledossier; victorpinchuk
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1 posted on 05/20/2018 8:17:25 PM PDT by ColtMeadows
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To: ColtMeadows

Hussein wanted to screw up relations with the Rooskies.

They likely wouldn’t do something Bronco wanted them to do.

Like attack Israel from Syria.


2 posted on 05/20/2018 8:22:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ColtMeadows

They wanr=ted to leave a lit fuse on a bomb for Trump.


3 posted on 05/20/2018 8:23:36 PM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: ColtMeadows
I wish all the so called smart talk show hosts would stop using the term opposition research and call it what it is. “Opposition fabrication.”
4 posted on 05/20/2018 8:23:57 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again.)
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To: ColtMeadows

I have thought this as a possibility for a long time. The Cold War is Deepstate job security.


5 posted on 05/20/2018 8:30:00 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ColtMeadows

These people really are not paying attention.

Russia is not the problem.

China however, is very much a big challenge.

BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY SOLD OUT to China. Including Hollywood, as well.

No Russia is not the threat.

China however, is another animal entirely.


6 posted on 05/20/2018 8:43:32 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: ColtMeadows

Great, great article!!!! Summarizes nicely the whole damn thing.

Saving and sharing!!!


7 posted on 05/20/2018 8:49:33 PM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Stefan Halper Stefan Halper Stefan Halper Stefan Halper Stefan Halper)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; piasa
The FBI never bothered to test the computers for a hack. That task was left to CrowdStrike, a private contractor whose CTO and co-founder, Dmitri Alperovitch, is a Russian ex-patriot and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a think tank with an anti-Russian agenda.

The Atlantic Council is funded by Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, a $10 million donor to the Clinton Foundation. The fix was in. CrowdStrike dutifully reported that the Russians were behind the hack.

The Atlantic Council is also funded by George Soros, whose Russian and Ukranian policy dovetailed with that being promoted by Hillary and others such as John McCain in 2016.

8 posted on 05/20/2018 8:59:18 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: cba123

“China however, is another animal entirely.”

I share your frustration. Actions by Deep State have completely messed up our foreign policy. When war comes between China and India or some other south east asia country many will not see it coming.

We need cooperation with Russia. We need to gut the politicians in the CIA, NSA, FBI, etc.


9 posted on 05/20/2018 9:02:34 PM PDT by Dennis M.
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To: Fedora

From the link in my previous post: “In May 2016, a report by the Associated Press identified the Atlantic Council as one of a number of think tanks which had received funding from the Ploughshares Fund. The Ploughshares Fund is financed by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. A May 5, 2016 article by the New York Times revealed that the Ploughshares Fund was a major player in efforts to sell the Iranian nuclear deal to the American public. The deal has been generally criticized as a foreign policy failure, resulted in the transfer of hundreds of billions of dollars to Iran without any concessions in return and has failed to prevent Iran from continuing to illegally test long range ICBM missiles in violation of both the deal and international sanctions.”


10 posted on 05/20/2018 9:02:37 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Fedora

“The Atlantic Council proudly lists a jaw dropping number of various special interest groups, government agencies, foreign governments and well connected, wealthy individual patrons among its donors. Highlights on the list include the foundation of Ukranian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, The Open Society Foundation, the United Arab Emirates, Bahaa Hariri, the billionaire brother of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., NATO, the United States Department of State, Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Turkish Ministry of Energy & National Resources, whose head Berat Albayrak was the subject of leaks released by publishing giant Wikileaks exposing increasing political oppression in Turkey.”


11 posted on 05/20/2018 9:04:20 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: ColtMeadows

Government is never ever your friend. It is always a beast that must be tamed. You would think the last century was proof enough.


12 posted on 05/20/2018 9:55:37 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: ColtMeadows

The cold war never ended... the battlefield simply changed.

Today we call it the swamp.


13 posted on 05/20/2018 11:20:24 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: ColtMeadows

‘ex-patriot’ should be expatriate.


14 posted on 05/20/2018 11:24:32 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (I refuse to be cannon fodder in the Left's war on reality!)
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To: ColtMeadows

bttt


15 posted on 05/20/2018 11:44:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: ColtMeadows

What still is just bonkers is that the FBI & CIA — having been packed & stacked with useful idiots going back to 9/11 — failed to see how Trump would thwart them by creating a War Cabinet full of generals that had had their fill of these same useful idiots, after being completely cut out of full promotions, Cabinets, czarships, diplo posts, etc.


16 posted on 05/21/2018 4:21:51 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Mueller personally delivered US uranium to Russia.")
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To: ColtMeadows

John McCain is the one who tried to restart the Cold War.


17 posted on 05/21/2018 4:23:19 AM PDT by McGruff (MAGA)
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To: ColtMeadows

they are Russian agents, they know the deal..


18 posted on 05/21/2018 6:15:17 AM PDT by aces
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To: Dennis M.

Careful. There’re quite a few pugnacious anti-Russia McCainocrats/Europhiles in this forum. They will accuse you of being Russian factory troll.


19 posted on 05/21/2018 7:39:43 AM PDT by granada
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To: Fedora

I hope somewhere on Trump’s agenda is finding a way to plug up these money-laundering organizations disguised as charitable trusts, etc.


20 posted on 05/22/2018 4:40:15 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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