Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished. JFK wanted to break it into a million pieces. Trump is right to dismiss its intelligence reports about DNC hacking. The CIA war on Trump shows us immediately that the CIA is a rogue organization within the U.S. government and a severe threat to America.
The CIA is an internal threat to the rule of law and to the government that it supposedly serves. Senator Schumer acknowledges the CIA’s unbridled power, its subversive power, its power to undermine even a president, especially one that wishes to control or alter the organization, when he says:
“Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you. For a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”
Schumer is saying that the CIA is so powerful that a president should not attempt to control it or else! The CIA is so powerful that elections do not matter when it comes to the CIA. The CIA stands alone. The Constitution that empowers the president as the Executive, the boss of government operations, does not matter. Basic American institutions and laws must bow before the threats that the CIA possesses. This is the assessment of a Senator beginning his 4th term and who is the highest ranking Democrat in the Senate in his post as minority leader.
The CIA is an organization that perpetually undermines traditional American values and moral values. It consistently kills innocent people. It continually causes instability and wars. It undermines other societies and our own. It interferes constantly in foreign nations, to the detriment of them and us. It is an unelected power that challenges elected officials. It favors abuses of power, including torture. Its actual value at generating usable intelligence is minimal, often wrong, often misleading, inaccurate and harmful as in the WMD that were never found in Iraq.
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I for one agree that the CIA should be abolished. The CIA and the national security state are the antithesis of what was envisioned by the US Constitution.
I also believe the 9/11-era state of emergency should be lifted so we can return to being a nation state which actually follows what our constitution demands.
And I am against granting amnesty to the criminals who have so handsomely benefited from the criminality of such organizations. If they have broken the law, round them up and prosecute them.
But at least I'm willing to give them the benefit of the constitutional protections they have trampled upon for so long. That is far more than they have been willing to give us.
By the way, while we're at it let's audit the Federal Reserve System. In addition to an open information society, maintaining our freedoms requires that we abolish the sort of financial slavery the Fed represents.
Or do you enjoy being an obsolescent cog in the mighty wheel which is breaking your bones?