NOTE: This post incorporates excerpts taken from the following article:
About that Senate Report: The CIA and Alinsky’s Rule No. 4
From PJ Media, Dec. 9th, 2014, by Michael Walsh, Read the full article HERE
Just in time for Grubergate, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has decided to horn in on the show with the release of the Senate’s report on the “enhanced interrogation techniques” of the Bush administration. Those would be the same techniques that eventually led to the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden, but never mind. Today of all days, the Ugly Truth must be told, in all its media-ready glory.
Still, stop and ask yourself why. Why now? Who cares?
The vast majority of Americans won’t lose any sleep over the fates of the prisoners in Guantanamo or those stashed away in rendition prisons in various dark and savage corners of the world. They’re getting what’s coming to them. They asked for it.
But then think about Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and its famous Rule No. 4: “Make the enemy live up to his own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
To the Obama administration and most of the surviving Democrats in Congress, the enemy, of course, is conservatives and Republicans, not radical Islam. (Hillary Clinton recently said in a speech that, based on her crackerjack stint as secretary of state, the U.S. needs to respect and empathize with our enemies, by whom she meant our Islamic friends we just haven’t met yet.)
What the Democrats are doing is classic Alinskyism, posturing as the defenders of the American Way and hoping like hell that nobody remembers that rendition prisons began under the Clinton administration. Beginning in the early 1990s and continuing to this day, the Central Intelligence Agency, together with other U.S. government agencies, has utilized an intelligence-gathering program involving the transfer of foreign nationals suspected of involvement in terrorism to detention and interrogation in countries where — in the CIA’s view — federal and international legal safeguards do not apply.
Suspects are detained and interrogated either by U.S. personnel at U.S.-run detention facilities outside U.S. sovereign territory or, alternatively, are handed over to the custody of foreign agents for interrogation. In both instances, interrogation methods are employed that do not comport with federal and internationally recognized standards – the program is commonly known as “extraordinary rendition.”
Frankly, I don’t care whether our guys tortured terrorists if that’s what it takes to prevent more 9-11 attacks. If it were up to Obama, we’d have to read them their Miranda rights before questioning them. Isn’t it interesting that as dirty as the left fights politically, they want our military and spies to follow Marquess of Queensberry rules when dealing with enemies who are prepared to kill our citizens at every opportunity.
Add to this the Agency’s proven track record in deception, disinformation and double-talk and you have a perfect storm of reputedly abhorrent activities that democrats are prepared to lay at the doorstep of the Bush presidency, and more importantly, Republicans in general. This is obviously designed to be an issue to be used against Republicans during the 2016 elections.
The Agency never much liked the Bush administration, and the Bush administration never much liked it, which is why the administration tried to counter the CIA by setting up its own intelligence force at the Pentagon, the Defense Clandestine Agency, as part of the also-ran Defense Intelligence Agency:
The Agency was not about to let that happen. And, confronted with a dying but still vengeful Democrat soon-to-be minority in Congress, and controlled by an Obama appointee, John Brennan — perhaps the least respected man in the entire Intelligence Community — it decided to get out front with this politically opportune mea culpa to keep its Democrat civilian masters happy and the Pentagon wolf from the door.
Somewhere in Hell, Hillary Clinton’s mentor and Barack Obama’s role model (Saul Alinsky) is smiling.