Trump and the Intelligence Threat

By Saint John Hunt

One of the most important issues that President Trump needs to address is the astronomical financial costs of the U.S. Intelligence Community and the security of the American people. The fact that many of the directors of the 17 branches of intelligence have little or no experience in intelligence is of concern.

The “intelligence community” is a runaway train, an avalanche of over indulgence that runs itself, regardless of who is posturing as its director. This so called “community” is at the very heart of the deep state. 

The spy industry is drowning in data. In this case less is more. What I mean by that is that gathering intelligence is the primary concern of all U.S spy agencies. In times past, most Intel was gathered by case officers and their informants. It was the job of the case officer to determine if information any informant offered was of any value.

Based on the particular operational needs, the case officer would send the best Intel up through his chain of command to be further gleaned and graded. But with the advances in technology, the powers that be decided that it would be better to gather all the information, all of the time, from all available sources in a continuous nonstop feeding frenzy. The weak link in this model is that the ability of any of the spy agencies to analyze the billions of bits of data is a tiny fraction of what it collects. Picture if you will a football field filled from the grass to the tallest seats with documents of every conceivable subject all to be read and reported on by only one single person! You get the picture.

In 2005, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) was created to coordinate the various agencies and their vast collection of information. The ODNI started out with roughly 12 employees but has since expanded to over 1,700. The problem is that the ODNI has no legal or budget authority over the agencies it supervises. Those agencies largely ignore the ODNI yet each year the ODNI is granted more and more money without having to show any sizable results.  It’s not just the ODNI.

Since 9/11 the American taxpayers have shelled out over $500 billion to 17 agencies for the purpose of making this country safe. Is it safe? The U.S. Intelligence budget has two major components: The National Intelligence Program (NIP) and the Military Intelligence Program (MIP).

The NIP encompasses all the non-military intelligence gathering agencies. The MIP includes the agencies under military and Department of Defense in support of military operations. Together the MIP and NIP make up the 17 spy agencies under the “direction” of the ODNI.  Here’s who they are. The following are NIP:

 

  1. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). They collect and coordinate Intel sharing among all the other agencies.
  1. Central Intelligence Agency. Spying on foreign governments and conducting covert operations including assassination, overthrowing foreign governments and furthering the ideals of democracy.
  1. National Security Agency. Stands for “No Such Agency. It focuses on gathering signal and other electronic information. The NSA monitors, collects and processes every single phone call, every text message, and every email, radio broadcast both foreign and domestic. Every day the NSA collects and stores 1.7 billion emails, phone calls and all other types of communication including internet, social media, private corporation, and secret diplomatic government communications. The NSA separates this data into 70 separate databases.
  1. Defense Intelligence Agency. This is the Pentagon’s top spy agency and is responsible for collecting and analyzing intel on foreign militaries.
  1. The Federal Bureau of Investigation. Its job has law enforcement and intelligence functions including fighting terrorism, cyber attacks and espionage.
  1. Department of State- Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Their job is to collect and analyze Intel on global affairs for the secretary of state and other diplomats. Among its objectives are weapons proliferation, human trafficking, and drug smuggling.
  1. Department of Homeland Security- Office of Intelligence and Analysis. These guys are the hated airport security guards that make you take off your shoes and belt. They deal with border issues, transportation security and bio defense.
  1. Drug Enforcement Administration- Office of National Security Intelligence. They are responsible for monitoring and seizing illegal drugs and the forfeiture of assets.
  1. Department of the Treasury- Office of Intelligence and Analysis. They work to stop money laundering of terrorist, drug kingpins, weapons dealers and international criminals.
  1. Department of Energy- Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. These guys are in charge of providing Intel on foreign nuclear weapons, energy security, science and technology, and nuclear energy, safety and waste.
  1. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The NGIA provides analysis and Intel about earth’s natural and manmade features for combat, humanitarian and disaster relief purposes. They operate the reference for the GPS system. They watch us from space.
  1. National Reconnaissance Office. The NRO designs, builds and operates our nation’s satellites providing real time imagery, navigation and early warning of missile launches. They also watch from space. The following are MIP.
  1. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. The Air Force’s intelligence branch uses airplanes, drones and satellites to identify hideouts, bunkers, mobile launchers and weapons caches. It is also responsible for code-breaking activities within the Air Force. All that surveillance takes up a lot of digital space – in 2013, alone received 20 terabytes of data daily, processed 460,000 hours of video and disseminated 2.6 million images.
  1. Army Military Intelligence. The Army’s intelligence branch intercepts electronic communications and provides maps, ground imagery and information on foreign forces to assist fighters in the battlefield.
  1. Office of Naval Intelligence. The Navy’s intelligence branch keeps tabs on foreign scientific and technological research, analyzes the structure, tactics and readiness of foreign naval forces, and tracks merchant shipping to identify illicit activity.
  1. Marine Corps Intelligence. The Marine Corps’ intelligence officers create military maps, intercept and translate radio and electronic signals, analyze images collected from sensors and carry out counterintelligence.
  1. Coast Guard Intelligence. The Coast Guard, part of the military and the Department of Homeland Security, protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of coastline and inland waterways. On an average day, the Coast Guard conducts 45 search-and-rescue cases, seizes 874 pounds of cocaine, interdicts 17 migrants and helps move $8.7 billion worth of goods.

That’s a hell of a lot of analysis and intelligence. So why is it that all of those forces and $70 billion can’t keep us informed and ahead of what’s happening in the world until after it happens? How was Russia able to invade the Ukraine or annex Crimea? How did our spy agencies fail to intercept the Boston Marathon Bomber even though his name was on several databases? How did we miss the rise of ISIS and the collapse of the Iraqi army?

The inability of U.S. intelligence agencies to gather and analyze meaningful intelligence is hampered by the billions of unimportant data obscuring the essential and crucial information. There is a darker purpose for this massive surveillance on Americans.

The Intelligence Community is not there just to protect us, but to control us. The hidden agenda of all this massive spying serves the elite powers in their quest for total domination. That’s the only reason why nothing is ever done to limit the scope of these illegal activities. Why doesn’t Congress or the Senate act to protect us? Why do they keep granting these astronomical sums of our money to agencies that show little evidence of positive results?

President Trump needs to act quickly to deflate the bloated, ineffective bodies under the ONDI. He has the power. This is a dangerous mission for Trump. 

The Intelligence Community is staffed with supporters of the deep state. They won’t go down quietly. He needs to form an Open Source Intelligence Agency.  He needs to cut the CIA and DIA by 50%, the NSA, NRO, and NGA by 70 % and put an end to the NSA’s massive citizen’s surveillance programs which do nothing. He needs to stop the CIA and the rest from forcing U.S. policy down the throats of foreign governments that don’t want to be subservient to American capitalist interests. Maybe the world wouldn’t hate us as much.

Think of how much money we as a nation could save. Think of how much respect we might gain. The spy agencies are a one world order for repression and control. Everything we do is being watched and monitored, sorted and cataloged.

Privacy is dead.

President Trump has endured a massive and continuing character assassination campaign. This is part of the globalist program to defeat freedom and bring on a total police state. This is the first of several articles on the Intelligence Community threat.

Sources:

http://www.ypfp.org/recent_failures_highlight_systemic_dysfunction_in_u_s_intelligence

http://www.executivegov.com/2017/05/dod-odni-revise-fiscal-2017-budget-requests-for-military-national-intelligence-programs/

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-17-intelligence-agencies-20170112-story.html

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/01/from_911_to_isis_the_massive_failure_of_u_s_intelligence_partner/

  • Daisy Eloise Applewhite

    The number of agencies and sorting out their respective duties is a lot of information to unravel. This article helps because it’s the most comprehensive explanation of the intelligence community I’ve ever seen. Thanks.

    • Jim Lunsford

      I agree. I’m not normally a fan of Roger (I’m an anarchist, so all this l/r, or anybody over me don’t cut it anymore. I mean, really, where has letting anyone else be in charge of us been a good idea?), but you are right. I stay very well informed (compared to 90% of the population anyway) and beyond the obvious few, I knew precious little about which agencies they are always talking about. As a matter of fact, I’m going to share this article with my fellow anarchists (and political slaves that i hold hope for) so they can be a bit better informed.

  • Big Sam

    A number of allegations have been made about the use of Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport as a CIA drop point in large scale cocaine trafficking, beginning in the latter part of the 1980s. Several local, state, and federal investigations have taken place in relation to these allegations — — Maybe now. some answers…

  • really_simple

    President Trump will beat them all. Or it won’t be pretty !

  • TopAssistant

    Let’s start with the Muslim Brotherhood and their “Civilization- Jihadist Process” plan.
    What is Hegira or Hijra? What we are experiencing is Hegira or Hijrah!
    Our useless media, including Fox need to report the facts! Start asking all politicians from BOTH parties this question: “Is the Muslim Brotherhood our friend or our foe? Please provide link(s) to the source material that forms your opinion!”

    Our nation’s #1 priority in accordance with (IAW) our Constitution is our NATIONAL DEFENSE and it says so in the Preamble along with Article I, Section, 8, Clause 1 both state “provide for common defense” of this nation. Here is a question we need to start asking our elected officials, law enforcement officials i.e. everyone that takes an oath to support and defend our Constitution: “Is the Muslim Brotherhood in America our friend or our foe? Please provide me link(s) to the source material that forms your views on this.

    Here is a correct response and it is up to all of us to educate our useless politicians.

    The Muslim Brotherhood wrote a plan dated May 22, 1991 they call their “Civilization-Jihadist Process” plan designed to infiltrate America and destroy us from within by acting nice to everyone but their goal is the same with those that believe and practice Islam. They have been working towards this goal over 1,400 years now and that is a GLOBAL Caliphate, an Ummah ruled by Shariah/Islamic law.

    The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is to form a global caliphate, an Ummah ruled by Shariah/Islamic law and it is the same as ISIS/ISIL/Islamic state, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Tablighi Jamaat, are all branches from the same sick tree and the only difference between them is the length of time to form a global caliphate and the methods of doing so which must be allowed by the Koran and Islamic law! The 57 Muslim nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), United Nations (UN), the Muslim Brotherhood and their new political party, the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) is now the “NEW” Treason party and the RINO/GOP leadership/followers in the soon to be defunct Republican Party is silent and Trump ignores it all in favor of beating up on conservatives! The Muslim Brotherhood supporter Rep. Keith Ellison and communist Perez are now in charge of the DNC!

    It is now official! The Democrat Party, the Muslim Brotherhood and their political party, the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) is now the “NEW” Treason party and the RINO/GOP leadership/followers in the soon to be defunct Republican Party is silent and Trump ignores it all in favor of beating up on conservatives! The Muslim Brotherhood supporter Rep. Keith Ellison and communist Perez are now in charge of the DNC!

  • MensaFem162

    Despots used 9/11/01 to strike a bloody blow to our Bill of Rights. There is nothing patriotic about the Patriot Act, or its replacement. The abuse of privacy will not stop until IC funding is cut, and the remaining intelligence agencies work smarter for less.

  • david531

    Getting down to the cold truth of our intelligence agencies is easy and hard to imagine. It is controlled by the Deep State. won’t get into specifics. NSA and CIA have been for over 40 years controlled by members of the Trilateral Commission. They have provided false intel to the President and Congress for all of those years. They are really tools of the elite. Part of the military industrial complex. Their intel on Soviet missiles during the 1970s was pure fabrication. Those surface to surface missiles were not accurate at all. In fact the safest place to be was the target when the soviets were firing those missiles. Yet the NSA report that went to the Senate Armed Forces Appropriation Committee stated that they were extremely reliable and accurate. Why?? So the US Congress would appropriate more money into the military industrial complex.

    Why was NSA spying on Merkel and the EU offices in Brussels? Did we have something to fear from Germany or the EU??? No NSA was looking for economic intel that could be passed on to those elites to enrich them. Obama gave the 3rd grader defense when questioned about this: “everybody does it”. This is a waste of our taxpayer dollars and serves no purpose in keeping America safe, but it does enrich the rich.

    Our 3-letter agencies are controlled by the deep state. They spy on members of Congress and the judiciary, why??? So they can gather dirt on them to control them, for extortion purposes. The American people need to wake up.

  • David Ingram

    Rome wasn’t built in a day. Making America Great won’t happen in Trump’s first year – but maybe in four. When we see more cable news networks that support Trump’s agenda come online, that will be America waking up.

  • Humanist_at_all_times

    Great summarising article. By the way, there are some who believe the unmasking that happened last year occurred through the little known Department of the Treasury- Office of Intelligence and Analysis. It was this mini CIA/NSA in Treasury that was involved in surveillance on Trumps team due to there being allegations of a server contacting a Russian Bank. You may remember it turned out to be a spam issue and the server in question wasn’t in the tower. However it gave the cover for this group to surveil and then in collusion with Rice unmask people as required…

  • Via Knights of Malta (ably assisted by Jesuits and Opus Dei) the Vatican owns the “Intelligence” agencies.
    The intelligence agencies (CIA most prominently) have been directing the USA for several decades.

  • Just wondering

    It is always good to watch, monitor and hone a lean mean budget….but you also have to admit we have had few terrorist incidents here in the USA compared to some other countries!

  • Just wondering

    I am hoping and praying for a Breitbart TV station ! Hurry up and get this project going before the mainstream media has all of the US Citizens completely MLK programmed to be puppets in the streets in black costumes!

  • Donna Lynn Hudgins

    does anyone really believe all that money spent so far goes to the departments listed for the purposes we think? Massive $$$$$$ laundering in full gear. $$$$$$$$$ supporting the overall globalist agenda pure and simple.

  • Trevor Cook

    The UNSC ONI lol that’s not real but they are like the CIA read a Halo book they go way into detail in this.