Sorry Allen, you got JFK. You’re not going to get Bernie.
The night before the Nevada caucuses, “someone in the intelligence community” leaked information that Vladimir Putin and the Russians were trying to help Bernie Sanders win the Democratic nomination for President. Establishment liberals at The Daily Kos, MSNBC, and the New York Times, who had been pushing Elizabeth Warren all week as a possible “unity candidate” at the Democratic National Convention in July, quickly split into two camps, the extremists who believed that Putin was trying to make Bernie the nominee because he’s sure Sanders will lose to Trump in the Fall, and the moderates, who believe the big bad Russian bogeyman is simply trying to sow chaos in what remains of the Democratic process in the United States. The people of Nevada, however, many of whom are working class Hispanics, made their views clear, a crushing victory for Bernie Sanders.
I don’t think the progressive media have sufficiently addressed the idea that, unlike dumb, white Boomers and Gen Xers like me, Latinos have a very sophisticated understanding of just how much of a deadly enemy “the intelligence community” of the United States — the muscle of the ruling class WASP American mafia — has always been to democracy. If you want to call Fidel Castro an “authoritarian” fine, but you also have to address the way the CIA overthrew the democratic government of Jacobo Árbenz in Guatemala, opening the door to the genocide of the indigenous in the 1980s, and the social democratic government of Salvador Allende in Chile. Castro may have been an authoritarian, but unlike Allende and JFK, he lived well into old age. Saying that the “CIA aren’t really the good guys” is an understatement. They’re literal Nazis, and I don’t mean “American Nazis.” I mean literal Nazis who helped dozens of major German war criminals escape the Nuremberg Trials, and set up Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s Eastern European intelligence chief, as the President of the Federal Intelligence Service of West Germany.
Not surprisingly, their “intelligence assessment” that Vladimir Putin was trying to rig the primaries in Bernie’s favor “appears to have been overstated.”
Washington (CNN)The US intelligence community’s top election security official appears to have overstated the intelligence community’s formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, omitting important nuance during a briefing with lawmakers earlier this month, three national security officials told CNN.
Better luck next time assholes.