Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Don't Tell The Americans

I wanted to give General John Kelly a chance. I didn't look too closely into him but did notice him getting on with his job of deporting hundreds of illegal aliens. It isn't a popular job and many who only wanted a good future for their families have suffered.

To achieve security you do have to know who is in your country. That may sound draconian but it's the reason we all have Social Security and National Insurance numbers that stay with us all our lives and can be used to track us.

John Kelly the head of Homeland Security is a retired 4 star General, a Marine, a jar-head. The kind of soldier that follows orders, you don't join the Marines if you value your individuality and opinion.

He had two sons that also joined the Marines, in 2010 one of them died in Afghanistan when he stepped on a landmine.

Kelly helped organise the swap of five Taliban prisoners for dodgy deserter Sgt Bowe Bergdahl under Obama. His view is that if they go back and fight then they get killed so that's a good thing. 

That 'America is the best killing machine in the world' attitude is quite common with Marines. They are impressive but going into battle thinking you are invincible is a good way to get killed. Even a bad poorly trained enemy can have a good luck day.

Like everyone else in the Trump administration Jared Kushner met with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US twice in 2016 during the election campaign and he never disclosed those meetings.

The problem comes from not meeting with Russians but not telling people about it. Former CIA Director John Brennan:  "I know what the Russians try to do. They try to suborn individuals, and they try to get individuals, including U.S. persons, to try to act on their behalf, either wittingly or unwittingly."

Kushner seems to want his finger in a lot of pies while at the same time keeping hold of 90% of his business operations. He is open to being compromised in so many ways. A business deal here and there might not look like a bribe but if you follow the money it can often look dodgy as fuck and be used as leverage.

Kushner is being investigated by the FBI and has let it be known that he wanted a back channel communication to the Russians. It's always to the Russians.

Kelly, along with not too bright over stuffed suit HR McMaster have been circling the wagons and saying that back channels are routine and there are many already in place.

Like when McMaster said Trump didn't tell the Russians Intel then Trump announced he did. Kelly and McMaster are just following orders like an SS guard would.
You can't trust what they say as they try to gas light you by saying sharing Intel with Russia ... a rival, one that influenced the election and the elections of other states, one that has invaded two former Soviet states .... is merely routine.

Kushner was a private citizen when he was having secret meetings with the Russians, why does he need private communication with them? Like Trump he is not a diplomat and who knows what info he tells them?

Do rich entitled, pampered people follow protocols that are in place for good reasons? The President doesn't. He gave Intel from an ally to a rival without their permission just to show off what he knew.

The UK had to stop giving the US Intel on the Manchester bombing because the US is not secure with its info.

Angela Merkel is also closing ranks as she can clearly see the US cannot be trusted or relied upon. Duterte, Putin and King Salman of Saudi Arabia don't see any problem though.    

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