Monday, May 29, 2017

New Idiots: John Kelly and H.R. McMaster

Loyalty to conservative Republican President Donald Trump has made two new idiots out of honorable men. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster defended White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner for attempting to set up a covert communication line to the Kremlin. Here's what the two gentlemen said via Politico:

“I don’t see a big deal. I think any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russia is a good thing.” DHS Secretary John Kelly From Fox News Sunday

"We have back-channel communications with any number of individual” countries, So generally speaking, about back-channel communications, what that allows you to do is communicate in a discreet manner." National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. From Reuters.

WTF? I say again, WTF?!

First, let me remind these security officials and military men. Russia is not our friend. They are often our adversary. See Cold War. Yeah, the Cold War is over but Russia is not a real democracy. The Communists were replaced by oligarchs with Vladimir Putin as the authoritarian leader. Two, the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee with the intent to get Trump elected. Every American intelligence agency agrees with this. Three, Kushner did not just want a "back channel" with the Russians. He wanted a secure channel with the Kremlin that would keep out American intelligence and law enforcement. That's not innocent.

So sorry, Mr. Kelly. This covert channel is not a good thing. Kushner was not just picking up the phone and talking to the Russians. He wanted a channel using Russian decryption to keep out the United States. Can't think of any innocent reason for this. Just listen to intelligence expert Malcolm Nance in the MSNBC video below at the three minute mark. The things that Kushner could communicate to the Russians: American secrets, perhaps negotiate a deal with the Russian bank he had contact with. Maybe exchange the end of sanctions for loans. It boggles the imagination.

And with all due respect, General McMaster, your defense is just brainless. This was not just any country that Kushner wanted covert communications with. It was freaking Russia! Remember, our adversary. And again, it was to be done so American law enforcement and intelligence could not hear. the logical conclusion is that Kushner was afraid whatever was said had legal implications.

Gentlemen, you are idiots.

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