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Never-Trump Security Establishment Wrong on Immigration Order

Never-Trump Security Establishment Wrong on Immigration Order

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) testifies August 4, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 13 February 2017 12:41 PM EST

Last week I explained the laws pertaining to visas, Permanent Residency, Executive Branch enforcement of the U.S. legal Code, USCIS, Consular officials, and alien applicants for entry into the USA. The struggle for truth, justice, and enforcement of American laws on one side, against willful ignorance and politically correct Progressives, is likely to be long. But our new Chief Executive, President Trump, faces an equally nasty struggle against the neo-conservative, Never-Trump Republicans.

Neocon Never-Trumpers cranked out op-eds about the danger to intelligence collection posed by Trump’s recent immigration order. The usual cast of suspects also made the rounds for interviews with Progressive media, where they were greeted as savants.

Some of these delusional anti-Trump former alternative candidates for president signed an ill-conceived anti-Trump letter during the campaign. They allied with the anti-Trump media and still are darlings of The Washington Post and other outlets. Most of them are on the record as preferring Hillary as a superior choice for president.

Now that their Establishment has been upended, these Never-Trumpers doubled down on their mistakes. This is good, mostly for the purposes of those who don’t usually pay attention to see the true colors of this gang. Most of them masqueraded as “conservatives” for years, and filled the halls of the Bush and Obama security agencies.

After leaving, they cashed in as consultants, lobbyists, and think tank residents. Their strategic error was going all in for the Progressive candidate, Hillary. Now they whine about their exclusion from the Trump administration, and pick nits with Trump’s policies. The immigration policy is just one place where they're doubling down on their losing bets.

Former head of both the CIA and NSA, Michael Hayden, the ultimate Establishment insider, is particularly loud and out with his Never-Trump defeatism. The general’s recent Washington Post op-ed was a study in clueless partisanship and hatred.

He attempted to wear the mantle of human intelligence expert (he did lead the CIA, don’t ya know), but his attempt falls flat. He never recruited a foreigner to spy for the USA. And his compadres in the Never-Trump crowd who have recruited foreigners are blinded by their Trump-derangement. Hayden has crossed the line, however, in his constant attacks against the president and his policies, especially in foreign media.

The fact is that if you are relying on the promise of a visa to recruit a foreigner, you’re not very good at your job. Sure, such a promise may be useful, but it’s not the only tool in your belt, if you have skills. As a problem-solver, you are foolish to focus on just one potential solution. You must consider all possible solutions to the issues that your foreign friend presents to you. While a presidential order denying visas to a certain nationality might be an obstacle, it is easily overcome, if you have skills and the aptitude for the work. And if there is no possible other solution (Hint: there are dozens of other possible solutions. If you cannot think of them, you might try another line of work) then a waiver can be provided. For the right level of source, this is not an uncommon occurrence. For all regulations, there are waivers available for intelligence professionals who can make their case to their bosses — the president and his national security staff. And if you cannot get a waiver, then you must use your skills, and other resources. “No whining” used to be a motto of CIA operators. Evidently not any more.

So, when Hayden and his co-signatories whine about Trump’s immigration rules being un-American and a threat to our security, it is perfectly reasonable to observe that they have made themselves permanent outsiders. Their complaints may be discounted as sour grapes.

Kent Clizbe is a former CIA ops officer, and expert in counter-terrorism and Islamic extremism, credibility assessment, and fraud detection. He is an historian of anti-American espionage operations, and author of "Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Ops Created Political Correctness." His website is KentClizbe.com. Read more of his reports — Go Here Now.

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Neocon Never-Trumpers cranked out op-eds about the danger to intelligence collection posed by Trump’s recent immigration order.
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Monday, 13 February 2017 12:41 PM
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