Somehow or other, my attention has been drawn to this man recently:
And he looks every inch the part. I think if I came across him anywhere, I’d take one look at him in and say: “I bet that guy is or was a director of the CIA!”
Normally you never see these sorts of people. They’re usually invisible. Nobody knows their names, or what they look like. Now they’re all over the place, in public life. Brennan wasn’t the first to break surface. That honour goes to James Comey, who is an ex-director of the FBI. Comey has even written a book. Not sure if Brennan has yet.
It’s a bit like, before a tidal wave or tsunami, the sea subsides and reveals all sorts of critters that live on the sea bed, which are normally never seen. That’s what Comeys and Brennans are.
Us Brits have got our own spooks in there too, flying the flag for us. We’ve got Christopher Steele. He’s not quite as big a big shot as Brennan or Comey, but I think Christopher Steele is as good a name as James Bond. It’s certainly got a nice ring to it.
Anyway, as more and more of these spooks break surface, I’m beginning to wonder if they should have their own reality TV show: called “Spooks” or something, on which they question – or rather interrogate – other spooks. So John Brennan would interrogate James Comey and Christopher Steele and other spooks on his weekly show. I think it would make gripping watching, particularly when the waterboarding starts.
Here’s Brennan being interrogated by Rachel Maddow:
I hardly ever watch Rachel Maddow. Did she always have a lopsided mouth? Or is it a disorder she’s only developed over the past year or so?
Anyway, during the interview Brennan said it was “treasonous” of Trump to meet up with Putin in Helsinki.
“…yes, sometimes my Irish comes out, and — in my tweets, and I did say that it rises to and exceeds the level of high crimes and misdemeanors and is nothing short of treasonous. … I didn’t mean that he committed treason, but it was a term that I used, nothing short of treasonous.”
What’s the difference between being “treasonous” and committing treason? Rachel Maddow asked that question, and said that she couldn’t see any difference.
I’m not sure what was treasonous about Trump meeting up with Putin. Trump meets up with lots of world leaders. Was that treasonous of him too?
Other spooks have been speaking up as well, and not all in support of Brennan:
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threw former CIA Director John Brennan under the bus on Sunday, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” that “John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself,” adding “John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind.”
Former CIA Director John Brennan risked damaging the intelligence community with his anti-Trump comments, retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told “Fox News Sunday.”
Clapper. Mullen. That’s another couple of spooks breaking surface. These people definitely need their own TV show.
They’re all following in the footsteps of Donald Trump, of course. He had his own TV show. Now they all want own their TV shows too. It would be a new TV genre: interrogation TV. “Guests” would be fixed under a bright spotlight, and the interrogators would sit in the shadows. The questioning might start with the interrogator offering the “guest” a cigarette. Guests could include Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and any current or former member of an intelligence agency. The relentless questioning, once it started, would go on all night.
Another spook who has broken surface is William Binney. He’s an ex-NSA whistleblower. And he seems to be everywhere online (here’s one example). There are lots of these guys.
And of course Q or QAnon is part of this emerging new spook genre. Q is already a cult figure. He has lots of devoted followers, who hang on his every word. And he is from Military Intelligence, of course. And he sits on one arm of Donald Trump’s White House armchair. He’s there all the time, although he’s invisible. And he may be a she. And he also may be a they. That’s part of the fun of Q: he’s an enigma, just like Watergate’s Deep Throat (in whose padded footsteps he is following).
Anyway, they all used to be invisible. And now they’re falling over each other to get themselves on prime time television, and write books, and “act as spokesmen” for people.