Neoliberal News of the Day: President Trump Forced to Fire Flynn… and Hire CIA-linked Abraxas Executive Gen. Keith Kellogg

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: see update at end of article

(Hi folks. I’m still sick but recovering a bit. Didn’t even turn the computer on yesterday. Thanks for all the well wishes on the other thread.)

The rabid ankle-biting yip-dogs that are the unDemocratic Party these days are currently engaged in a feeding frenzy.

They were able to get Mike Flynn to resign due to his communications with the Russian ambassador that took place around the same time the war-mongering/Red Baiting, New McCarthyite Obama administration was imposing new sanctions on Russians for “hacking our democracy”.

What happened was Obama kicked a bunch of Russian diplomats out of the country for no reason whatsoever and Flynn spoke to the ambassador and reassured them that they could expect better treatment when Trump took office. That resulted in the Russians deciding not to kick US officials out of Russia and further escalate the situation. Most people would think that was a good thing. Not the Red Baiters from the left.

This “disclosure” was brought to us by a leaked transcript of some of his calls. I’m sure they were carefully edited for effect. What no one seems too concerned about though is how exactly they got these calls. As I have been saying for years, everything, your emails, texts, browser history and yes, even the content of your phone calls, are recorded these days. And it doesn’t matter if you are an out of work carpenter or the next National Security Advisor… everything is recorded and stored for future use. Flynn was no exception.

This is just a continuation of the CIA’s war on the Trump administration. And they seem to be stepping up their efforts to impose their will on our political process like they have done in countless other countries across the globe.

MoA is asking some interesting questions about why Trump allowed Flynn to take the fall for this.

Meanwhile the raging yip-dogs are now targeting Kellyanne Conway. Seems like they want to get her out of the White House as well.

They are also now regurgitating the old propaganda line that Trump campaign bigwigs were colluding with “da ebil Rooskies” on the “hacked election”

While all that plays out, Trump replaced Mike Flynn with Gen. Keith Kellogg. Kellogg has been at Trump’s side for a while now. Along with Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Walid Phares, and Joseph E. Schmitz he was named to Trump’s foreign policy advisory team way back in March of last year. Kellogg had been part of the disastrous Coalition Provisional Authority right after the illegal invasion of Iraq.

In 2012 Kellogg became president of Abraxas and then later he was named VP of Cubic:

“In September 2012, Cubic named Kellogg president of Abraxas, a subsidiary company. Abraxas states on its website that it “provides specialized support, develops and integrates state-of-the-art technologies, and implements trusted and unique solutions to address the global challenges faced by the National Security community today and those that it will face in the future.” In January 2014, Kellogg became vice president of strategic initiatives of Cubic. According to the Washington Business Journal, Kellogg left Cubic later that year.” Ballotpedia

Over at Another Day in the Empire, Kurt Nimmo points out all the connections between Abraxas and the CIA. It’s part of the super secret surveillance apparatus of the deep state and was quite probably one of thousands of companies started with CIA seed money.

So they get Flynn out and manage to force Trump to take one of their very own in as his replacement. A powerful message.

UPDATE: Glenn Greenwald, a man who was instrumental in the passage of the new CISPA bill which served the interests of the privatized surveillance state, implies the CIA fed David Ignatius and other “jounalists” intel on the Flynn conversations and admits their “leaking” said info was certainly highly illegal… but says it’s “ok” because “Flynn lied” to the public. As if the greater crime here was not illegally recording conversations of US citizens or foreign diplomats or violating US law by leaking top secret SIGINT info (which is a really big no-no)… but instead, according to Greenwald, the big crime is Flynn lying to the public about what he talked about with the Russian ambassador.

“That Flynn lied about what he said to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was first revealed by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, who has built his career on repeating what his CIA sources tell him. In his January 12 column, Ignatius wrote: “According to a senior U.S. government official, Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times on Dec. 29, the day the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian officials as well as other measures in retaliation for the hacking.”

That “senior U.S. government official” committed a serious felony by leaking to Ignatius the communication activities of Flynn. Similar and even more extreme crimes were committed by what the Washington Post called “nine current and former officials, who were in senior positions at multiple agencies at the time of the calls,” who told the paper for its February 9 article that “Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials.” The New York Times, also citing anonymous U.S. officials, provided even more details about the contents of Flynn’s telephone calls.

That all of these officials committed major crimes can hardly be disputed…

Yet very few people are calling for a criminal investigation or the prosecution of these leakers, nor demanding the leakers step forward and “face the music” — for very good reason: The officials leaking this information acted justifiably, despite the fact that they violated the law. That’s because the leaks revealed that a high government official, Gen. Flynn, blatantly lied to the public about a material matter” Glenn Greenwald

Flynn was not communicating with the Russians to give them state secrets or cut deals behind Obama’s back. He was simply trying to derail the former administration’s efforts to cripple Russian/US relations as they slimmed their way out the door of the White House.

So no, these kinds of flagrant violations of US law, BY THE CIA and other intelligence agencies, is NOT justified. Not on the grounds that Flynn misled the public and/or the Trump administration about the nature of the calls.

Greenwald couches his argument such that it supposedly defends the whistle-blowers but these aren’t whistle-blowers that he’s defending. This is the deep state of the CIA and the intelligence industry.

This is not an effort to get out an important truth being hidden from the American public. This is an effort, by the CIA, to shape the foreign policy of a new president and his cabinet to a more aggressive one targeting a major world and nuclear power. So no, Glenn, it’s not justified. This is another example of an out of control CIA trying to impose their will once again on this administration and nothing more.

Greenwald let’s his Mockingbird show with this one.

6 Responses

  1. I’m skeptical about the CIA war on Donnie Bone Spurs. Seems more like WWF than actual conflict. Certainly it’s a great PR campaign for the Company: rebranding CIA as the choice of a new generation, the heroes who saved us from the conniving Rooskis. Wondering if we’ll soon see president Pence playing Hoosier Hardball with Bad Vlad?

    • I’m with you. I’ll never side with the CIA, but I don’t care for Trump either. I’ve always thought he was on the sleazy side, and that goes back to the late ’80s and the era of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” “greed is good” and all that codswallop. And I was barely a teenager then, so I guess my attitude was cemented early. I never fell for the cult of worshiping the rich simply because they are.

      I think maybe Trump ran on a bit of a lark, not expecting to ever win. I also think he’s also a showboater, and falls on the naive side when it comes to the deep state. The system is so entrenched that no one person could effectively go against it. I think I could muster some sympathy for his plight if he showed a semblance of humility or acted like a statesman. I think he’s got to be careful about who he trusts. Speaking of that, is everybody around him going to take a fall for something so that only that Bannon scumbag is left? Intelligence agencies aside, Bannon is a devious miscreant who is likely using Trump to further his own ends and should be shown the door. The guy’s made no bones about his vision for the country and the world.

  2. The fundamental problem here, the way I see it, is that the NSA should not be listening in on US citizens, including our politicians or their associates without a FISA warrant to start with – because it makes ALL politicians then a target for politically motivated blackmail. William Binney mentioned this years ago, and we are now seeing the results of this. I should add, that I am absolutely not a Trump supporter, but the way this is playing out reminds me of elections in banana republics. Guess, the chickens have finally come home to roost.
    This said, the statements made regarding NATO by Matthis, telling Europeans to up their defense budgets or else (a bluff, if there ever was one), was be happily taken up by European governments, so that they can have an excuse for more austerity and budget cuts for their own social programs. So, the neo-liberal agenda will proceed either way.

  3. Hey Scott,

    I think wordpress devoured a comment I left. It was a couple of paragrapsh. Thanks…

  4. Paragraphs, not paragrapsh… I hate leaving typos.

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