Former CIA Officer Scott Uehlinger says what is going on with ISIS and oil sales was known at the Obama Administration because the CIA told them. Uehlinger says, “That’s right, and this is the big frustration with being an intelligence officer, especially in today’s world. There is always a problem with your intelligence falling on deaf ears, or your intelligence is deliberately ignored. . . . In the bigger picture, and you’re working your butt off, meeting people at midnight, getting information, maybe at the risk of his life or yours, and it’s given to the policymakers . . . and they take your intelligence and roll it up into a ball, throw it in the waste basket, then what is the whole point of this exercise?”
Uehlinger claims ISIS selling oil to NATO member Turkey was known by the Obama Administration. So, the Obama Administration knew terrorists were selling oil to Turkey? Uehlinger contends, “They certainly did. There is the age old problem of perception bias or willful blindness . . . people don’t want to hear bad news. Or, if you have information that is not consistent with your world view, it must be rejected. That is the way this administration is more than any one I have ever read about or lived through. This administration has formed almost an alternate reality as it refuses to accept any information that would force them to leave this narrative.”
Uehlinger also explains, “The CIA didn’t do the “Bay of Pigs” because they thought it would be a good idea. This was directed from the top. John F. Kennedy directed them to do this. So, that’s the way it works. . . . Generally speaking, the CIA doesn’t like to weigh in on making policy decisions because you can get burned one way or the other. They do what they are told to do, and this is a conundrum of an intelligence agency. What happens if the policymakers don’t know what they are doing or if they are making grave mistakes?”
There have been threats of blocking the Russian Navy in the Black Sea by Turkey. Uehlinger, who is an expert on Russia and speaks the language, explains, “I think that would be very dangerous. I think that there would be emergency meetings of the UN Security Council if something like that happened. That’s basically violating international law. This is more rhetoric and saber rattling, and I don’t think it will come to that.”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with former CIA Agent Scott Uehlinger.
(There is much more in the video interview.)
After the Interview:
Scott Uehlinger also points out that is it very dangerous when policymakers will not listen to experts with accurate intelligence. Uehlinger says he sees many similarities America has with the former Soviet Union. Uehlinger points out the phrase “political correctness” is a term that was coined in the Soviet Union. Uehlinger gave the example of Stalin giving a speech, and at the end, it was politically incorrect to stop applauding too soon for fear of punishment. Because of the “political correctness,” it was common for the applause to go on for 10 or 15 minutes after a Stalin speech.
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