Executive Intelligence Review


U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Take Anti-China, Anti-Russia, Anti-Trump Show to Senate

Jan. 29, 2019 (EIRNS)—Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and FBI Director Christopher Wray led off the testimony by six discredited heads of U.S. intelligence services in the open session of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearings today, on the “Statement for the Record: Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community” report released Jan. 29. A closed hearing followed. They used the occasion to launch on all-out assault on President Donald Trump’s efforts to have good relations with Russia and China—not surprising, since this is the same corrupted intelligence establishment that the British Empire has been deploying to overthrow the Trump Presidency.

Wray pounded away that “the Chinese counter-intelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and more concerning than any counter-intelligence threat that I can think of.”

CIA Director Gina Haspel joined Coats in contradicting President Trump on North Korea, emphasizing their assessment that North Korea does not intend to denuclearize.

The statement submitted by Coats for the record in the name of all U.S. intelligence agencies hammers on the theme that China and Russia are the chief threat to the United States today. Why? Because the commitment of both countries to their own sovereign development and to sharing that development through the Belt and Road Initiative, combined with the general advances in new technologies being developed and applied internationally, threatens the post-World War II international system established under the direction of Winston Churchill and the British Empire after the death of Franklin Roosevelt.

Not one glimmer of creative insight can be found in the entire 42-page document on how to resolve its long list of threats—some real, most paranoid.

What kind of moron considers it ominous that “many foreign leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, view strong indigenous science and technology capabilities as key to their country’s sovereignty, economic outlook, and national power”? That “rapid advances” are occurring around the world in biotechnology, materials science and manufacturing technology, so-called artificial intelligence, and the global space industry?

China and Russia are more allied than at any time since the 1950s, and they are out to get us, the intelligence chiefs proclaimed. “China presents a persistent cyber espionage threat and a growing attack threat to our core military and critical infrastructure systems.” Russia is already “staging cyber attack assets to allow it to disrupt or damage U.S. civilian and military infrastructure during a crisis.”

“Our adversaries and strategic competitors probably already are looking to the 2020 U.S. elections as an opportunity to advance their interests.... It is anticipated that China and Russia will collaborate, taking advantage of rising doubts in some places about the liberal democratic model....

“Both countries probably will use the UN as a platform to emphasize sovereignty narratives [sic!] that reflect their interests and redirect discussions away from human rights, democracy, and good governance.

“China, through its Belt and Road Initiative, is seeking to assert China’s model of authoritarian capitalism as an alternative—and implicitly superior—development path abroad.... Beijing has stepped up efforts to reshape the international discourse around human rights, especially within the UN system ... to erode norms, such as the notion that the international community has a legitimate role in scrutinizing other countries behavior on human rights ... and to advance narrow definitions of human rights based on economic standards.”

And on and on.