Nathan Hale stands outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, a bronze statue to the brave Revolutionary War spy who famously said, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
The 21-year-old Yale College graduate, school teacher, and spy for George Washington was captured by the British.
Hale was hanged on Long Island, on September 22, 1776.
When at the CIA, I walked by Nathan Hale every day.
What he meant to me was courage and patriotism and an understanding that every intelligence officer must be prepared to follow Nathan Hale’s example, to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country — if necessary.
But Nathan Hale also meant something even more significant — that we CIA officers serve the people, and are of the people; not an elite aristocracy that sees itself as superior to the people.
Nathan Hale was an amateur spy, unlike the intelligence professionals who today work at CIA, DIA, NSA, FBI, and some 17 organizations that together comprise the intelligence community.
However, like Nathan Hale, all intelligence officers owe their ultimate loyalty not to their Intelligence Community bureaucracy whether it is the CIA or FBI or something else, and not even to the U.S. government, but to the American people, and to the Constitution that Nathan Hale never lived to see.
Certainly, the ultimate loyalty and purpose of intelligence officers is never supposed to be to themselves.
How times have changed.
Now the Constitution is threatened and the freedom of the American people jeopardized by out of control intelligence community elites who lawlessly abused their powers.
Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, and former FBI counterintelligence Chief Strzok are enemies of the Constitution and the American people.
Their machinations amount to an attempted coup d’etat.
At long last, President Trump has finally fired DNI Dan Coats — who did nothing to "drain the swamp."
Fred Fleitz is in the running to be the new director of National Intelligence, for which post he is the right man at the right time. He is the obvious choice if only because intelligence community "swamp creatures" are trying desperately to sabotage his nomination with falsehoods and press leaks.
The intelligence swamp doesn’t want Fleitz. They want one of their own as DNI.
One of their chief complaints about Fred Fleitz is that he is an "ideologue," sharing President Trump’s worldview and values!
They are right. For example:
Fred Fleitz does not think National Rifle Association (NRA) members and legal gun owners are latent domestic terrorists.
Fred Fleitz does not approve of, and will not tolerate, mass spying on the e-mails and phone calls of ordinary Americans by the NSA — in violation of basic constitutional rights.
Fred Fleitz, unlike former FBI counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok, does not believe Trump voters are smelly, ignorant, racists.
No one in the running for DNI is as well qualified as Fred Fleitz.
He spent a professional lifetime working within the intelligence hommunity as an analyst, overseeing the intelligence community on the staff of Congress, and as a consumer of intelligence — as a policymaker.
In 2018 Fleitz served as a deputy assistant to President Trump and as chief of staff to National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Fleitz continues to advise the White House on national security, so he won’t have to learn on the job as DNI.
Fleitz served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years with the CIA, DIA, the State Department, and the U.S. House Intelligence Committee staff.
Fleitz has extensive national security experience with the executive and legislative branches of government. His work for the CIA included serving as a political analyst, military analyst, analyst of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and intelligence collection officer.
Unlike any other nominee, Fleitz has broad and deep subject matter expertise arming him to challenge politicized "happy face" intelligence assessments continuing from the Obama administration on a broad range of issues — for example, North Korea and Iran nuclear missile programs, cyber and EMP threats — that imperil national security.
Most importantly, Fleitz is a reformer, who as DNI will work aggressively to root out corruption in the intelligence community (and with the attorney general) to plumb the depths of the conspiracy to prevent President Trump’s re-election, and that is also subverting his administration.
Significantly, when Fleitz served on the House Intelligence Committee, he was the go to guy for whistleblowers exposing intelligence community corruption.
See his excellent article in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (April 6, 2016) on 50 (yes, 50) intelligence whistleblowers who blew the lid off Obama administration's corruption of intelligence to "downplay the threat from ISIS and the al-Nusra Front (the al-Qaida branch in Syria)."
DNI Fred Fleitz will serve as a safe-haven for intelligence whistleblowers, who have been hiding in the shadows under the "swamp friendly" DNI Dan Coats.
Inside CIA headquarters, a marble wall proclaims:
"And Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).
Yes. Call and tweet the White House — Fred Fleitz for DNI.
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." For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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