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Tucker Carlson Urges His Audience to Question ‘Politically Tainted and Suspect’ Intelligence on Iran

Carlson is urging skepticism against the deep state.

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is pushing back against the right-wing conventional wisdom regarding Iran, and he called out the dubiousness of the deep state’s intelligence in the drive for war on the Tuesday edition of his titular prime-time program.

“Now just a month ago, not one-in-100 Americans was thinking about Iran. Now suddenly, we are on the brink of war. In Washington, that is considered an upgrade, indeed, a massive improvement. It’s hard to get rich and powerful in Washington during peacetime so our leaders have a built-in bias for war,” Carlson explained.

“And so they descended on television studios over the weekend to describe in detail the kind of violence they are prepared to wreak on a country very few of them know anything about,” he added.

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Carlson gave the examples of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as two belligerent neoconservatives spreading war propaganda on the airwaves to gin up the Iranian threat amongst the American public.

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“It’s hard to remember now but as recently as last week, most people didn’t consider Iran an imminent threat. Iranian saboteurs were not committing acts of terror in our cities. Oh, but our leaders tell us they were about to any second. That’s why we struck first,” Carlson said.

Carlson then criticized the amnesia that has developed within many conservatives that has caused them to forget what their position was regarding the deep state and the intelligence community just last week.

“Just the other day, you remember, our intel agencies were considered politically tainted and suspect. Certainly on this show, they are, were, and will be for quite some time. Keep in mind, these are the people who invented excuses to spy on the Trump campaign purely because they didn’t like Donald Trump’s foreign policy views, and they were the ones who pretended he was a Russian agent to keep him from governing. Remember that? Russiagate! Our friends in the intel community did that,” Carlson explained.

“And by the way, these are the same people who lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction way back in 2002, and by doing that, got us into an utterly pointless war that dramatically weakened our country. The people pushing conflict with Iran are the same people who did that. It seems like about 20 minutes ago, we were denouncing these very people as the deep state and vowing never to trust them again without verification,” he added.

Carlson expressed shock and dismay at the sudden shift in the conservative mindset, and their unwillingness to think logically in the midst of the war push with Iran.

“But now for some reason, we do seem to trust them implicitly and completely. In fact, we believe whatever they tell us no matter how outlandish. ‘Iran did 9/11,’ they’re telling us. Oh, ok. Didn’t know that. 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Sunni Saudi Arabia, none were from Shiite Iran, but if you say so, Mr. Unnamed CIA Official, I’m happy to send my kid to the Middle East a week after Christmas on the basis of your anonymous unverified leak to the New York Times. You’ve earned my trust through years of lying to me,” Carlson said.

“That appears to be our position now, and maybe all of us will turn out fine in the end. We’re certainly praying for it. We love this country. But in the mean time, pardon the skepticism,” he concluded.

The entire rant can be seen here:

 

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Spy-gate Whistleblower Calls Out Republican Senate for Not Subpoenaing Christopher Steele, Stefan Halper

This whistleblower believes the GOP Senate is protecting these disreputable spooks.

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Steven Schrage, the man who unwittingly set up former Trump foreign-policy adviser Carter Page with federal informant Stefan Halper while he was a Cambridge University PhD candidate, is speaking out about the unethical process that went into setting up the deep state’s spying operation against Page.

“I had had a long background working on crime and terrorism at the White House and Congress, and went to Cambridge to finish a PhD I started years earlier at Harvard, and my intent was always to have a conference that looked at presidential campaigns and national security risk,” Schrage said to Maria Bartiromo on Fox News.

He explained that the Cambridge Four, a bumbling crew of disreputable spies including Halper and infamous phony dossier writer Christopher Steele, used his conference as a way to subvert the Trump administration and boost their sagging careers.

Schrage said that Halper grew intently involved after Page joined the conference as a Trump administration representative and tried to work Page to get into the White House fold. Big League Politics broke the story of Halper being an intelligence operative deployed by the deep state to inform on the Trump administration years ago.

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“The spark that I really think set this off was when Stephan Halper, Christopher Steele’s old boss Richard Deerlove, and Page were all together, and Trump was portrayed to my surprise as a national security threat, and that’s when the interest really started to bubble in terms of where this took off,” Schrage said.

Halper served as Schrage’s PhD supervisor while at Cambridge. Dealing with the man, Schrage noted the tremendous incompetence and poor temperament of Halper, and how individuals who reach the heights of academia and the intelligence community are often buffoonishly inept.

“One thing I will say that was quite unusual is even after Carter Page had been kind of smeared improperly as a ‘Russian spy,’ Stefan Halper would profusely thank me for introducing him to him,” Schrage said, noting that Halper received multiple six-figure federal payouts for his assistance in the operation.

Schrage expressed outrage that the Republican-controlled Senate has refused to subpoena these spies despite the fact that they were responsible for much of the illegal surveillance against Trump’s associates that occurred at the behest of the departing Obama administration.

“None of the Senate has subpoenaed these or called these people to talk in four years. I think that’s the smoking gun. How are these people being protected? And how are we at a point so close to the election, and with Flynn’s hearing coming up, that nobody has called these people and gotten to the bottom of this?” he wondered.

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In addition, Schrage wrote an op/ed on the blog of journalist Matt Taibbi detailing exactly what happened while he was embroiled in a scandal that would go on to put Watergate to shame.

“The remaining mysteries of Russiagate are too important to be turned into a game of political football, or buried until after the election when unsubstantiated allegations could be dug up to sabotage Vice President Biden if he is elected president — as I believe was done to President Trump,” Schrage wrote.

“An FBI source had information that should have stopped Carter Page’s invasive surveillance in August 2016 before it started. A covert anti-Trump operative sought to be appointed to one of the world’s most powerful positions that could be used to undermine the president,” he continued.

“This should not be turned into an “October surprise” or later used to throw any new presidential administration into chaos.Allowing politicians and national security officials to cover up or even profit from abuses of power, puts us on course for even greater disasters. America can’t afford another government and media strike out, after four years of too much denial, incompetence, and coverup,” he concluded.

If the truth about this deep state spying operation is heard and fully understood by the public before November, Trump is looking at another four years in the White House.

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