I hear in the news the words of declaration and warning coming from the CIA and other ‘top’ intelligence agencies. There is just one problem. These are the same agencies that have lied to the American people in the past and now we are supposed to believe them simply because they are saying something against Russia? I don’t know about other people but right now I would be more inclined to believe Russia over my own government. The FBI has all but destroyed their honorable record as proper and respectable law enforcement agency applying the law across the board without regard to politics, status, power or money. The CIA is still so embroiled with Benghazi with their running weapons through Benghazi to Syria creating the situation in which four Americans were abandoned to die in order to keep things secret. While not an ‘intelligence’ agency, the IRS is another top government agency which has sacrificed any and all credibility for the sake of political power as this administration decided to use this agency as its own thug organization to attack people and groups whose political ideology differed from this administration. The IRS being a law unto itself has no other laws by which it seems to answer and therefore is able to run amok at will. Now, please answer me this: Why in the blazes should we believe anything this administration tells us?
In order to put some critics to bed may find it easier to attack the writer than to discuss what is written, I am as far from an anti-establishment anarchist as a person can get. But I am a realist. I will believe people until such time they prove that faith misplaced and then after that they must re-establish that basis of trust. Our government and those so called top intelligence agencies, and top agencies in general, have lied to the American people and have misused their power to such extents that they must first regain any basis of faith and trust before anyone with a critical mind should jump to a position of believing anything they say. These agencies have proven themselves to be puppets for this administration rather than stellar agencies of honor. Now that this administration is desperately looking for a fall person upon whom to blame the election and discredit Trump suddenly Russia is the evil person daring to invade the sanctity of an election. Unless a person has severe short term memory loss it does not take much to think back to the last election held in Israel. As history proves and recalls our present administration had a direct hand in supporting the opposition party against Netanyahu. Yet suddenly now trying to persuade an election of another country is tantamount to an act of war. You really have got to love the irony and hypocrisy of our present administration.
Our leading agencies in the country must learn a simple fact of life that we try to teach our children (or at least previous generations tried to teach their children). If you want respect, earn it. If you lie to people you have just lost whatever respect you might have just earned. Once you lose respect it will take you at least twice as long to rebuild that respect. There is no government agency that has any basis upon which they should just assume that the American people are going to believe them. Our government has lost all basis for respect and credibility. Do not expect the people to just fall at their feet again believing their ‘expert opinion’.