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Intelligence Community Needs Purge of Left's Groupthink

going the opposite of groupthink
(Turgay Gundogdu/Dreamstime)

By    |   Thursday, 04 June 2020 01:54 PM EDT

Serious as is the threat to law and order from domestic terrorists and criminals now running riot in many cities, America faces greater threats from white collar criminal Washington elites still working in the U.S. intelligence community.

President Obama weaponized his intelligence community to frame President Donald Trump with false allegations of "colluding with Russia."

They sought to delegitimize the Trump administration, cripple the president's ability to govern through endless investigations, and concoct false grounds for impeachment.

The attempted coup d’etat against President Trump included DNI General James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and FBI Director James Comey.

The coup attempt included a phony January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment designed to tar President Trump as Russia’s "Manchurian Candidate" — the spurious Intelligence Community Assessment has still not been recalled — and a so-called counterintelligence program "Crossfire Hurricane" of international dimensions.

Now there is a new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe, who must clean-up and reform a still corrupt intelligence community posing a greater threat than Antifa to our constitutional republic.

DNI Ratcliffe, your job No. 1 should be to root out and purge from service in the intelligence community anyone who, knowingly or unknowingly, participated in the coup plot. Hundreds of agents and intelligence officers must have been involved. Their participation, wittingly or unwittingly, is a breach of their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and signifies at minimum judgment so bad and so destructive that they might as well have been working for Russia and China.

DNI Ratcliffe, your No.2 should be to begin organizing the termination of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The ODNI has not only failed in its original purpose to improve intelligence, but has overseen a string of major intelligence failures, has politicized intelligence to support the “politically correct” worldview of the Obama Administration, which was probably a significant contributing factor to ODNI’s leadership of the coup plot. Only Congress can abolish the ODNI, but your support and preparation for abolition would help make it happen.

DNI Ratcliffe, your job No. 3 should be reforming the culture of the intelligence community to minimize "groupthink" that is so often responsible for major intelligence failures. Intellectual diversity should be immediately introduced to counteract intelligence community "groupthink" and "political correctness" by sponsoring competitive and alternative analysis by by independent analysts and “politically incorrect” conservative think tanks like the Center for Security Policy, National Institute for Public Policy, Hudson Institute, and the Heritage Foundation. Some examples of major intelligence failures resulting from "groupthink" and "political correctness":

—Climate Change is the greatest existential threat to the United States and the world, according to an intelligence community brainwashed by the Obama Administration, despite skepticism by President Trump and copious evidence from climate scientists that the alleged “impending climate catastrophe” is a hoax.

—The intelligence community has consistently underestimated North Korea’s intercontinental missile and nuclear weapons programs, in the spring of 2017 alleging North Korea was still years away from developing an ICBM that could strike anywhere in the mainland U.S. and a decade away from an H-bomb. A few months later, in the summer of 2017, North Korea demonstrated both.

—The ODNI’s unclassified 2019 “Worldwide Threat Assessment” made no mention of the existential threat from natural (solar) or manmade electromagnetic pulse (EMP), despite recent warnings by the EMP Commission in 10 unclassified reports.

The ODNI refuses to recall the deeply erroneous classified Obama-era Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee report on EMP (2014), which continues circulating doing grave damage to national EMP preparedness, despite rebuttal by the EMP Commission. One of the six core recommendations of the EMP Commission is to recall the erroneous JAEIC EMP Report, which so far has been ignored by ODNI.

—The intelligence community is cocksure Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons or nuclear-armed missiles, despite evidence to the contrary. Their assessment implicitly if not explicitly supports President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), from which President Trump has wisely withdrawn.

Intellectual diversity is far more important to a healthy and trustworthy intelligence community than diversity of race and sexual preference, the latter having long been the intelligence community’s obsessive focus. Too many intelligence officers come from inside the “Washington bubble” and radicalized universities, so the intelligence community worldview is skewed leftward.

Intellectually, the intelligence community should look more like Main Street USA.

The "best and brightest" do not all live in Washington or graduate from Harvard.

"Flyover" country in  America — that used to be known as the American heartland — has plenty of untapped talent to man the ramparts of the intelligence community, including former and serving military officers, police and detectives, national security experts from Air University (Maxwell AFB, Georgia), the U.S. Army War College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), and international relations scholars from heartland universities and colleges, for example.

The less the intelligence community resembles the faculty lounge at Harvard, the more intelligence assessments will start getting the world right. And intelligence officers from Main Street USA, whose worldview is built around the Constitution and not Das Kapital, will be a bulwark against a future coup d’etat.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He served on the Congressional EMP Commission as chief of staff, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. He is author of "Blackout Wars," and also of "The Power and the Light," available on Amazon.com. Read Peter Pry's Reports— More Here.

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The less the intelligence community resembles the faculty lounge at Harvard, the more intelligence assessments will start getting the world right.
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Thursday, 04 June 2020 01:54 PM
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