The more that I think about the covert operations that I posted about here, the more that it bothers me. Whenever one is criticized for courting conspiracy theories, one commonly hears the reasoning “too many people would have to be in on it.” The scandals seem to come along every month or so: the IRS targeting by Obama, US Post Office spying on people, Fast and Furious, and more. When major events happen, say a mass shooting, we often hear that he was “known to law enforcement” but rarely how.
Then we read about this force of 60,000 military and civilian people whose job is to operate right here in the USA, each branch of the military has an intelligence branch, plus the CIA, NSA, DIA, NIA, who along with all of the spooks in the FBI, ATF, and other law enforcement agencies are busy collecting information and intelligence- even though the CIA and the US military are prohibited from operating in the US. Then even all of THAT isn’t enough and they must coopt other companies, as well as the US postal service.
No wonder they felt strong enough to steal the election.
This is the EXACT thing that the founders wanted to prevent when they prohibited a standing army in the Constitution. Trump wanted to drain the swamp. It turns out it wasn’t a swamp, it was a tsunami. The US has a shadow army, completely free of Congressional oversight, completely unaccountable to the citizens of the United States. This doesn’t look good for freedom, democracy, or the rule of law.