From: Anna von Reitz [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:27 PM
Subject: What Donald Trump is Telling You
The past few days have been rife with controversy about Donald Trump, and particularly, Donald Trump’s supposed feud with the CIA, which the Mainstream Media is busily promoting as a Big Deal.
What is Trump actually saying, from his own mouth?
- The CIA doesn’t really know that Russia hacked anything about Hillary Clinton.
- That he doesn’t need to be told the same things day after day as a briefing.
- The information he is receiving has become politicized – tweaked and groomed to serve political agendas rather than being served up straight.
Okay, well, let’s just take Donald Trump at his word. He has heard what the CIA had as proof that the Russians did anything wrong, and in his opinion, the proof was lacking. So he has asked for further investigation into the matter to get to the bottom of it and find out where the proverbial Bear went — or did not go – through the buckwheat.
That’s just common sense. That’s nothing controversial.
Then, more interestingly, he let you know what all those Presidential briefings really consist of— repetitious pap: “North Korea bad. Iran bad. Iraq unstable… oil prices up.”
The CIA briefing he gets every morning is a waste of his time is what he is telling you, and for several reasons, that should be alarming.
First, it should be alarming because you are footing the bill to the tune of billions of dollars invested in CIA operations worldwide to keep the government tuned in to what is going on behind the scenes. If all the President gets in return is information that any fool can get from a news reader service, it’s time to pull the plug.
Second, it should be alarming because there is actually a need for more intensive and directed news gathering activity than what is available through CNN. If that isn’t happening and the CIA isn’t doing it, then the real job of keeping our ears to the ground isn’t getting done—and that is worse than simply being ineffective.
Third, the boring sameness of the reports indicates that no real data analysis is going on. Proper data analysis always yields useful results. The results of any real data gathering would be interesting and leading to new questions— but that isn’t happening.
I can take the five year averages of pork belly futures traded on the commodity exchanges of the world and turn that into a truly interesting analysis of world economic and political changes over the same time period. If the CIA isn’t doing as much, we are in a heap of trouble.
Finally, and most damning, the information Donald Trump is receiving from the CIA has been laundered and tailored to fit a political agenda instead of presenting facts.
Donald Trump is telling you that the CIA alters the facts to suit political agendas – to get desired results out of the President and manipulate his office and his decision making process – rather than being a trustworthy source of factual information the President can rely on.
Of all the problems presented by what Donald Trump has told you, the American people, this last one should really leave your ears burning.
If the CIA is serving up politicized information, who or what is driving the political agenda behind the CIA’s editing process?
Political parties? Members of Congress? Lobbyists? Or some Guru of the George Soros kind?
If the President isn’t getting the straight skinny from the CIA, we need to scrap the whole operation and start over.
When the President is being fed doctored information, he’s playing blind in a game where billions of lives are at stake.
We don’t even know who is doing the stacking of his deck or why, but two things are certain: (1) Donald Trump is President-Elect and he has no reason to lie about what he is directly experiencing; (2) we are paying for it.
Doreen Ann Agostino
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