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In a searing op-ed, the former head of US Special Operations Command, who supervised the 2011 Navy Seal raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, has slammed Donald Trump’s reckless attitude towards the intelligence community saying that Americans should be afraid of the president’s actions.

 

Retired navy admiral William McRaven, writing in The Washington Post about the dismissal of director of national intelligence Joe Maguire, decries the fact that Mr Maguire was apparently ousted simply for doing his job – the dissemination of intelligence to elected officials.

 

He writes: “As Americans, we should be frightened – deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security – then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.”

 

Admiral McRaven opens with the famous quote from Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

 

He lists the good men and women that have come and gone in the Trump administration: Jim Mattis, John Kelly, HR McMaster, Sue Gordon, Dan Coats, and now Joe Maguire, and later mournfully says that “in this administration, good men and women don’t last long”.

 

Mr Maguire’s extensive career, including 36 years as a Navy Seal, is described in detail by Admiral McRaven who paints a picture of a patriot and a man of integrity.

 

When caught up in the Ukraine whistleblower case, Mr Maguire told the White House he would testify if asked and would tell the truth – and he did, says Admiral McRaven.

 

“He earned the respect of the entire intelligence community. They knew a good man was at the helm. A man they could count on, a man who would back them, a man whose integrity was more important than his future employment.”

 

Former CIA director John Brennan has also sounded the alarm about the Trump administration’s alleged interference in the operations of US national security. Mr Brennan referred to the dismissal of Mr Maguire as “a virtual decapitation of the intelligence community”.

 

Mr Maguire has been replaced in an acting capacity by Trump loyalist and US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell – a move widely criticised due to Mr Grenell’s complete lack of experience in the field of intelligence.

 

The president has said that he will nominate a permanent appointee to the role of director of national intelligence.

 

The New York Times reports that Mr Grenell has already installed his own leadership team. He has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing Mr Maguire gave to the House Intelligence Committee last week, in which he informed lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour.

 

When news of the briefing reached Mr Trump, he was reportedly “livid” and complained that Democrats would use it against him. Mr Maguire was dismissed shortly afterwards.

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President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department.

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Hey beanie, try to THINK for a change!!!

 

How "right" was the INTEL COMMUNITY on IRAQ and their WMD'S as you keep telling EVERYONE that there were "none"???

 

So you want Trump to TRUST THEM???, but they ARE and WERE TOTALLY WRONG ON SO MUCH that you claim was used to do things that shouldn't have been done without BETTER INTEL!!
 

See, you get BITCH SLAPPED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN with your HATE FILLED RHETORIC!!!
 

ROFLMAO!!!

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Just now, benson13 said:

President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department.

 

GREAT!!!
 

That means he has an INSIDE TRACK on what is happening!!!

 

In INTEL WORK, you need LOTS OF CONTACTS and some of them undoubtedly are "shady"!!

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3 minutes ago, benson13 said:

You've chosen to ignore content by MidnightMax

You've chosen to ignore content by MidnightMax

 

 

Get lost Hick

 

 

 

 

Hey beanie, you got your ASS handed to you.


AGAIN!!!

God, that must REALLY SUCK for you, huh???

 

Seeing that you CAN'T TAKE THE CONSTANT BITCH SLAPPING I ADMINISTER TO YOU CONSTANTLY!!!

 

You never "win", beanie, not when I bring the FACTS AND TRUTH you can't deny!!!

 

ONLY COWARDS put people on "Ignore" there beanie!!
 

ROFLMAO!!!!

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What does Admiral McRaven know about Military SpecOps?

 

Trump's dodge drafting fake bone spurs does not mean he doesn't have lot's of "insider knowledge" on such matters.

 

Trump has tons of "boots on the ground" experience with such things.  He's been there and done that.  He's omnipotent.

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1 hour ago, benson13 said:

You've chosen to ignore content by MidnightMax

You've chosen to ignore content by MidnightMax

 

 

Get lost Hick

 

 

 

Looks like yer influence is waning beanie.

 

Maybe I can help.

 

"Rep. Steve King: Philip Haney Didn’t Kill Himself; Had Insurance Policy of Archived Incriminating Data on Top Obama Officials"

 

“My friend Phil Haney was found shot yesterday in CA. I had lunch with him a month ago. He warned something could happen to him. He was to get married in a month. It will be falsely called a suicide.”

 

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/rep-steve-king-philip-haney-didnt-kill-himself-had-insurance-policy-of-archived-incriminating-data-on-top-obama-officials/

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1 hour ago, benson13 said:

In a searing op-ed, the former head of US Special Operations Command, who supervised the 2011 Navy Seal raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, has slammed Donald Trump’s reckless attitude towards the intelligence community saying that Americans should be afraid of the president’s actions.

 

Retired navy admiral William McRaven, writing in The Washington Post about the dismissal of director of national intelligence Joe Maguire, decries the fact that Mr Maguire was apparently ousted simply for doing his job – the dissemination of intelligence to elected officials.

 

He writes: “As Americans, we should be frightened – deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security – then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.”

 

Admiral McRaven opens with the famous quote from Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

 

He lists the good men and women that have come and gone in the Trump administration: Jim Mattis, John Kelly, HR McMaster, Sue Gordon, Dan Coats, and now Joe Maguire, and later mournfully says that “in this administration, good men and women don’t last long”.

 

Mr Maguire’s extensive career, including 36 years as a Navy Seal, is described in detail by Admiral McRaven who paints a picture of a patriot and a man of integrity.

 

When caught up in the Ukraine whistleblower case, Mr Maguire told the White House he would testify if asked and would tell the truth – and he did, says Admiral McRaven.

 

“He earned the respect of the entire intelligence community. They knew a good man was at the helm. A man they could count on, a man who would back them, a man whose integrity was more important than his future employment.”

 

Former CIA director John Brennan has also sounded the alarm about the Trump administration’s alleged interference in the operations of US national security. Mr Brennan referred to the dismissal of Mr Maguire as “a virtual decapitation of the intelligence community”.

 

Mr Maguire has been replaced in an acting capacity by Trump loyalist and US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell – a move widely criticised due to Mr Grenell’s complete lack of experience in the field of intelligence.

 

The president has said that he will nominate a permanent appointee to the role of director of national intelligence.

 

The New York Times reports that Mr Grenell has already installed his own leadership team. He has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing Mr Maguire gave to the House Intelligence Committee last week, in which he informed lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour.

 

When news of the briefing reached Mr Trump, he was reportedly “livid” and complained that Democrats would use it against him. Mr Maguire was dismissed shortly afterwards.

Maybe they shouldn't have attempted to remove a sitting president by violating his constitutional rights.

 

The president might have a better opinion of them. 

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1 minute ago, benson13 said:

Comrade personreal....didn't think it possible, but you Russians are getting even more desperate

 

Sorry SCHITSTAIN, but the RUSSIANS are backing your COMRADE BERNIE!!!

I bet you just can't WAIT to cast your ballot for the COMMIE, now can you???


ROFLMAO!!!

 

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Poor beanie and his PROPAGANDISTS!!!
 

Do they realize that Maguire  was a TEMPORARY, "Acting" DNI???

 

AND was on his way OUT something like March 4th???

 

Trump did the RIGHT THING by appointing ANOTHER DNI so there WOULD NOT be any lapse in the position.

Maguire said as much.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, benson13 said:

""WHY WOULDN'T I BELIEVE PUTIN""

 

 

(over our 17 Intel Agencies) 

Would YOU trust the intelligence community when they illegally spied on, lied about and tried to entrap you, IDIOT?

 

Of course you wouldn't.

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1 hour ago, benson13 said:

In a searing op-ed, the former head of US Special Operations Command, who supervised the 2011 Navy Seal raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, has slammed Donald Trump’s reckless attitude towards the intelligence community saying that Americans should be afraid of the president’s actions.

 

Retired navy admiral William McRaven, writing in The Washington Post about the dismissal of director of national intelligence Joe Maguire, decries the fact that Mr Maguire was apparently ousted simply for doing his job – the dissemination of intelligence to elected officials.

 

He writes: “As Americans, we should be frightened – deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security – then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.”

 

Admiral McRaven opens with the famous quote from Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

 

He lists the good men and women that have come and gone in the Trump administration: Jim Mattis, John Kelly, HR McMaster, Sue Gordon, Dan Coats, and now Joe Maguire, and later mournfully says that “in this administration, good men and women don’t last long”.

 

Mr Maguire’s extensive career, including 36 years as a Navy Seal, is described in detail by Admiral McRaven who paints a picture of a patriot and a man of integrity.

 

When caught up in the Ukraine whistleblower case, Mr Maguire told the White House he would testify if asked and would tell the truth – and he did, says Admiral McRaven.

 

“He earned the respect of the entire intelligence community. They knew a good man was at the helm. A man they could count on, a man who would back them, a man whose integrity was more important than his future employment.”

 

Former CIA director John Brennan has also sounded the alarm about the Trump administration’s alleged interference in the operations of US national security. Mr Brennan referred to the dismissal of Mr Maguire as “a virtual decapitation of the intelligence community”.

 

Mr Maguire has been replaced in an acting capacity by Trump loyalist and US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell – a move widely criticised due to Mr Grenell’s complete lack of experience in the field of intelligence.

 

The president has said that he will nominate a permanent appointee to the role of director of national intelligence.

 

The New York Times reports that Mr Grenell has already installed his own leadership team. He has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing Mr Maguire gave to the House Intelligence Committee last week, in which he informed lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour.

 

When news of the briefing reached Mr Trump, he was reportedly “livid” and complained that Democrats would use it against him. Mr Maguire was dismissed shortly afterwards.

 

I missed in your article that he was a partisan hack....did you forget to post it?

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1 hour ago, MidnightMax said:

Hey beanie, try to THINK for a change!!!

 

How "right" was the INTEL COMMUNITY on IRAQ and their WMD'S as you keep telling EVERYONE that there were "none"???

 

So you want Trump to TRUST THEM???, but they ARE and WERE TOTALLY WRONG ON SO MUCH that you claim was used to do things that shouldn't have been done without BETTER INTEL!!
 

See, you get BITCH SLAPPED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN with your HATE FILLED RHETORIC!!!
 

ROFLMAO!!!

Has an original thought ever crossed your last 3 active neurons? If we want to hear Rush spew, we'll tune in and burn up some brain cells catching his disease.

Why do you keep parroting the abject idiocy you hear spewing from that soon-to-be-worm-food Oxycodone Addict, Rush Limpbone?

Can't think for yourself?

 

TRUTH: I was in the streets, trying to stop MORON Conservatives from invading Iraq, while you were sucking Bush's dick, like a good little Conservative Bottom Boy.

 

Verdict-

You are a limp-dicked Permanent FOLLOWER Class Trump Serf.

Now, bow down to your Orange Queen.

Get on your knees, where your skill set can be best utilized.

  

 

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3 minutes ago, Fit2Serve said:

Has an original thought ever crossed your last 3 active neurons? If we want to hear Rush spew, we'll tune in and burn up some brain cells catching his disease.

Why do you keep parroting the abject idiocy you hear spewing from that soon-to-be-worm-food Oxycodone Addict, Rush Limpbone?

Can't think for yourself?

 

TRUTH: I was in the streets, trying to stop MORON Conservatives from invading Iraq, while you were sucking Bush's dick, like a good little Conservative Bottom Boy.

 

Verdict-

You are a limp-dicked Permanent FOLLOWER Class Trump Serf.

Now, bow down to your Orange Queen.

Get on your knees, where your skill set can be best utilized.

  

 

Your vile [African-American slur]ism has been duly noted and dismissed.

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1 minute ago, RebelGator said:

Your vile [African-American slur]ism has been duly noted and dismissed.

I eat and crap sad little Confederate TRAITOR Rebel scum like you.

And they have more American value as fertilizer coming out my colon than they ever had alive.

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2 hours ago, benson13 said:

In a searing op-ed, the former head of US Special Operations Command, who supervised the 2011 Navy Seal raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, has slammed Donald Trump’s reckless attitude towards the intelligence community saying that Americans should be afraid of the president’s actions.

 

Retired navy admiral William McRaven, writing in The Washington Post about the dismissal of director of national intelligence Joe Maguire, decries the fact that Mr Maguire was apparently ousted simply for doing his job – the dissemination of intelligence to elected officials.

 

He writes: “As Americans, we should be frightened – deeply afraid for the future of the nation. When good men and women can’t speak the truth, when facts are inconvenient, when integrity and character no longer matter, when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security – then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil.”

 

Admiral McRaven opens with the famous quote from Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

 

He lists the good men and women that have come and gone in the Trump administration: Jim Mattis, John Kelly, HR McMaster, Sue Gordon, Dan Coats, and now Joe Maguire, and later mournfully says that “in this administration, good men and women don’t last long”.

 

Mr Maguire’s extensive career, including 36 years as a Navy Seal, is described in detail by Admiral McRaven who paints a picture of a patriot and a man of integrity.

 

When caught up in the Ukraine whistleblower case, Mr Maguire told the White House he would testify if asked and would tell the truth – and he did, says Admiral McRaven.

 

“He earned the respect of the entire intelligence community. They knew a good man was at the helm. A man they could count on, a man who would back them, a man whose integrity was more important than his future employment.”

 

Former CIA director John Brennan has also sounded the alarm about the Trump administration’s alleged interference in the operations of US national security. Mr Brennan referred to the dismissal of Mr Maguire as “a virtual decapitation of the intelligence community”.

 

Mr Maguire has been replaced in an acting capacity by Trump loyalist and US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell – a move widely criticised due to Mr Grenell’s complete lack of experience in the field of intelligence.

 

The president has said that he will nominate a permanent appointee to the role of director of national intelligence.

 

The New York Times reports that Mr Grenell has already installed his own leadership team. He has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing Mr Maguire gave to the House Intelligence Committee last week, in which he informed lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 presidential election in Mr Trump’s favour.

 

When news of the briefing reached Mr Trump, he was reportedly “livid” and complained that Democrats would use it against him. Mr Maguire was dismissed shortly afterwards.

He doesn’t like it run for President!

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