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The Historical Corruption of the FBI and CIA

Ultimately, the FBI and CIA must work to rebuild public trust.

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The FBI and the CIA are two of the most important intelligence and law enforcement agencies in the United States. Both agencies have a long and complex history, which has been marked by numerous scandals and instances of corruption over the last 70 years. In this article, we will explore some of the most significant scandals and instances of corruption that have occurred within the FBI and CIA over the last seven decades.

FBI Scandals and Corruption

COINTELPRO
One of the most infamous FBI scandals occurred in the 1950s and 1960s with the agency’s Counterintelligence Program, or COINTELPRO. COINTELPRO was a secret program aimed at disrupting and discrediting various social and political groups, including civil rights organizations, anti-war activists, and other leftist groups. The program involved illegal surveillance, wiretapping, blackmail, and other tactics aimed at destroying these groups and their leaders. The FBI’s actions were ultimately exposed, leading to public outrage and the eventual disbandment of the program.

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Ruby Ridge
The Ruby Ridge incident occurred in 1992 when federal agents from the FBI and US Marshals Service surrounded the home of Randy Weaver, a white separatist and former Green Beret, in rural Idaho. The standoff ended in a shootout that left Weaver’s son and wife dead, as well as a federal agent. The FBI’s handling of the incident was heavily criticized, with allegations of excessive force and cover-up attempts by the agency.

Waco Siege
The Waco siege was a 51-day standoff between federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, and members of the Branch Davidians religious group in Waco, Texas, in 1993. The standoff ended in a violent confrontation that resulted in the deaths of 76 people, including 25 children. The FBI’s handling of the siege was criticized for the use of tear gas and other tactics that may have contributed to the fire that ultimately destroyed the Davidians’ compound.

Robert Hanssen
Robert Hanssen was an FBI agent who was arrested in 2001 for selling classified information to the Soviet Union and later Russia. Hanssen had been working as a double agent for the KGB and later the Russian Federal Security Service for over 20 years before being caught. The case was a major embarrassment for the FBI and raised questions about the agency’s ability to detect and prevent espionage.

CIA Scandals and Corruption

MKUltra
MKUltra was a secret CIA program that involved experiments on human subjects, including the use of mind-altering drugs and other techniques aimed at developing mind control methods. The program ran from the 1950s to the 1970s and involved illegal and unethical practices that included administering LSD to unsuspecting individuals, including prisoners and mental patients. The program was eventually exposed, leading to public outrage and the eventual termination of the program.

Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs invasion was a failed CIA-led operation in 1961 aimed at overthrowing the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The operation involved training and arming Cuban exiles to launch a military invasion of Cuba, but the invasion was a complete failure, resulting in the capture or death of most of the Cuban exiles involved. The CIA’s handling of the operation was heavily criticized, and it was seen as a major embarrassment for the agency and the US government.

Abu Ghraib Prison Abuse
The Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal involved the mistreatment and torture of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq by US military personnel, including CIA officers, in the early 2000s. The abuses included physical and sexual abuse, torture, and humiliation, and were documented in photographs that were later made public. The scandal led to public outrage and condemnation, as well as investigations into the US government’s treatment of detainees.

Conclusion

The FBI and the CIA have been involved in numerous scandals and instances of corruption over the last 70 years. These scandals have included illegal surveillance, wiretapping, blackmail, and other tactics aimed at social movements, as well as unethical experiments, failed operations, and human rights abuses. These scandals have not only damaged the reputation of these agencies, but also eroded public trust in the government as a whole.

It is important to hold these agencies accountable for their actions and to demand transparency and oversight in their operations. The FBI and CIA are necessary for protecting national security, but they must do so within the bounds of the law and without violating the rights of citizens or engaging in unethical practices.

In recent years, there have been efforts to reform these agencies and improve their accountability, including the implementation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the creation of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB). However, more needs to be done to address the root causes of corruption and scandal within these agencies.

Ultimately, the FBI and CIA must work to rebuild public trust and demonstrate their commitment to upholding the law and protecting the rights of citizens. This will require a concerted effort to address past wrongs, implement reforms, and foster a culture of accountability and transparency within these agencies. Only then can the FBI and CIA truly fulfill their vital role in safeguarding national security while upholding the principles of democracy and justice.

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America No More…

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After watching with over a hundred others the newly released movie, Civil War, I left the theater stunned, and I was not alone. Was it a good movie? Just a deeply unsettling one! Could it really happen? You don’t even want to imagine it! But with Biden’s assault on America continuing and Trump reemerging as the favored GOP candidate, the American division is growing. More and more citizens are getting angrier as their standard of living is in jeopardy and illegals are getting benefits citizens can only dream of.

Spoiling the movie’s plot is never appropriate, but when Western forces from Texas, Florida, and even California take on the elected President, the country is left in a civil war. We watch as desensitized media professionals cover the death of hundreds of American citizens. To the film’s media, the war is just a once-in-a-lifetime story that deserves to be captured one picture at a time. After all, it’s the media’s job. They are just feeding citizens what they want—blood, gore, winners, and victims. What would happen if America descends into such chaos? This movie provides one disturbing view, one that, God help us, must never happen.

One thing is clear, when a country loses trust in its leader’s ability to preserve their cherished freedoms and ensure equal treatment under the law, even insurrection seems somehow possible. That is a nightmare no American should have to entertain, but more and more Americans seem to be losing hope in the future of our country. They don’t trust elections. Many don’t even like the Presidential choices presented to them.

The Founding Fathers valued freedom enough to unleash a revolution against the greatest power at the time. Enough citizens joined them in securing what most at the time believed impossible, independence. Yes, insurrection hatched our beloved America. Belief in equal rights and freedom are powerful forces that have always driven patriotic Americans to action.


Even with our differences, most Americans believe in property rights, voting rights, law enforcement to keep us safe, freedom of speech, and personal responsibility. Unfortunately, more and more Americans feel these values are in question, and they are not sure America can be saved!

Many Americans no longer even believe that elections will produce a lawful winner. They don’t trust the voting machines. They want paper ballots that can be counted. They don’t believe multiple days are needed. Hasn’t one day of voting always been enough? They want required IDs and signed mail-in ballots. They fear ballot harvesting is just another name for ‘manufacturing” all the votes you need to ensure a fraudulent victory. Are American fair elections no more!

Many no longer believe that the enforcement of law is fair and sure. While former President Donald Trump has been charged with multiple “crimes,” President Joe Biden’s similar actions aren’t even charged. Hunter Biden’s influence peddling with money set aside for the “Big Guy” are not even covered in the mainstream media. The Dept. of Justice is quick to charge Trump, but with the Bidens, we hear nothing but crickets. People who commit crimes are being let go instead of being held accountable. Is American law and order no more!

Under President Trump, our border was finally more under control. Under Biden, his open border has been continually flooding our country with illegals from around the world. They come expecting benefits at the expense of taxpaying citizens. Illegals overwhelm services in our urban areas. Legal immigrants had to wait years to enter and are fuming at this invasion of illegals rushing to the front of the line and expecting to be accepted, supported, and allowed to become citizens. Is America’s secure border no more!

We thought in America, your home was your castle. If you work to buy the home of your dreams, you were sure that your property rights were secure in a community that you loved. But today, squatters are taking over vacant homes and fending off owners who want them to leave their property. Illegals are being told to come to America, find an empty home, and move in. In the name of equity, governments are rezoning the suburbs and requiring the building of low-income housing where it is not wanted. Are America’s property rights no more!

Do you believe America is lost? Do you believe nothing can reverse this march to chaos? Do you believe that it is time to buy your own guns to protect your family when the government won’t? Is a civil war coming? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are in danger of losing the optimistic attitude that has characterized Americans for two centuries. This is our country. This is not the time for surrender. It’s time to fight to preserve America the best way you can—vote for candidates who promise to preserve the rights you value most.

Your vote does matter. There are no perfect candidates, but the party positions make a difference in this critical election. If you want law and order, secure borders, fair elections, property rights, and a return to personal responsibility, there is only one party to support. Vote for every GOP candidate you are given the opportunity to support, or it may very well be America no more!

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Prepare for the Worst: Domestic Sabotage and Violence on the Horizon

The wheels of extremism are already in motion

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Leading up to this November, and beyond, it now seems inevitable that America will experience extreme turmoil, if not outright hostilities and even urban warfare. Nothing that I write here will have any impact in terms of what is likely to occur. For one, Leftists don’t tend to read articles by conservative and, two, the wheels of extremism are already in motion.

Tactics Without End

I devote at least 500 hours annually to reading about political, historical, and cultural matters, adding up to more than 5,000 hours in the last 10 years. I’ve reached the same conclusion which legions of others have: Domestically the U.S. is headed for huge trouble. We already know many of the Left’s tactics to hinder Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign, which include devious hoaxes, endless lies and slander, bogus lawsuits and selective prosecution, unconstitutional fines, and much more.

As spring leads to summer, Trump’s lead over Biden could grow. As such, expect the Left to act even more desperately with reprehensible tactics. Consider that of late RINO Congressional Representatives are suspiciously retiring early on dates with no chance for a special election to occur in their districts. Hence, Democrats can retake the House. Do you smell payola? Thereafter if Trump is elected, the House could attempt to deny certification.

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By June or July, invariably, the Left will seek to foment another “George Floyd” incident and blame it all on Trump. With the power of The New York Times and major networks embellishing the narrative and offering World War II level coverage, the masses will be snowed. Think about Donald Trump observing that if he’s not elected there will be a bloodbath in the auto industry, and how the mainstream media, in unison, immediately claimed that Trump was calling for nationwide violence.

The Left is Violent and Everyone Knows It

The most violent segment of our society happens to be on the Left, as even many casual observers know. If Trump is ahead in the polls in September or October, expect dissension wherever the Left can prevail. When Trump wins the election in November, expect riots in 200 cities or more, surreptitiously funded by George Soros and his kind.

The money will fuel Antifa and other groups of young men and women who do not have career level jobs but do have questionable futures. The riots will last for as long as the extremists can persist; days, weeks, even months. From there, open warfare, in the form of urban snipers, is entirely possible.

Leading up to inauguration on January 20, many key dates such as certification from Congress, approval of Electoral College votes, and so on, represent key opportunities for the Left’s planned disruptions.

Disruption and Sabotage

January 20 could be a day of extreme violence. Washington, DC will have to be put under martial law. National guards from every surrounding state will be employed. The violent Left will not allow Trump to peacefully take over the reins from the corrupt, demented Joe Biden.

Biden’s administration, ruled by Barack Obama, will not offer a smooth transition of power, unlike all other presidents since our nation was founded. This is except for Obama, who did all he could to sabotage first Trump’s administration from the get-go.

The rest of January leading into February will represent days of turmoil. The Left will attempt to disrupt Trump’s second administration 24/7. They will harass and threaten political appointees. They will form roadblocks. They will resort to antics in front of federal buildings, the Supreme Court building, and other targeted locations which they deem to be ‘in their way.’

Eventually, Trump can clean it all up but at enormous financial and social cost. Rioters and less-than-peaceful protestors can be taken off the streets and, this time, held for much more than 24 hours. They can be charged, fingerprinted, photographed, and processed by a now lawful Department of Justice . However, such major operations will result in a lot of pain and gnashing of teeth.

Sadly for our nation, the scenarios above are more likely to be true than not.

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