Rand Paul Rages: “The Deep State Is Trying to Run Congress”

(ZHE— CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed leaders of multiple Senate committees Tuesday about the October murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

But Senator Rand Paul believes Haspel should share the CIA’s findings with all members of Congress.

Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, exclaimed:

“To my mind this is the very definition of the deep state…”

“The deep state is that the intelligence agencies do things, conclude things, make conclusions but then the elected officials are prevented from knowing about this.”

Paul argued that if lawmakers aren’t allowed to have access to the intelligence community’s conclusions, then they can’t provide oversight.

“If we aren’t told about this and I’m not allowed to know about these conclusions, then I can’t have oversight,” he said.

“And so then state grows, the intelligence, the deep state grows and has more and more power.”

“I’ve read in the media that the CIA has said with high confidence that the crown prince was involved with killing Khashoggi,” Paul continued.

“I have not seen that intelligence nor have I even seen the conclusions. And today there’s yet another briefing and I’m being excluded. So really, this is the deep state at work … that your representatives don’t know what is going on in the intelligence agencies.”

We would be watching our back a little more than normal Senator Rand Paul – truth like this is not acceptable in today’s America.

By Tyler Durden / Republished with permission / Zero Hedge / Report a typo

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    Vanessa Stone

    the deep state is another code word for those cowards who are afraid to tell the truth.”Deep State is a code word for JEWS’the prime minister of isreal quoated that everybody knows we own the us congress.look it up.


  • jello beyonce

    While Rand Paul is correct about a “Deep State”, he is willfully ignorant of the true constructs of that “Deep State”.
    Paul is only telling a small part of the story, perhaps in attempt to frame a defense and secure greater power for his ally, Mafia Don.
    Paul is diverting and distracting from the larger aspects and realities of the full-scope of the problem.

    The “Deep State” is not just the powerful intelligence elite.
    The true “Deep State” is much deeper, much more fully-encompassing.

    Paul, like Trump and most other politicians, is ignoring the larger concepts of the Military-Industrial Complex, the Iron Triangle.

    No doubt the military, intelligence & security agencies and their elite Bureaucrats are powerful. But they are aided in that power by the other half, the industries, the banks, the investment firms whom help instill and reinforce that power.
    The industrial side is the profit side. Without the massive profits reaped, there would be no money to support that powerful “Deep State” military, intelligence & security side.

    The industrial side is that with the tens of trillions of dollars to support & influence the military/intelligence/political side.

    Interestingly, the largest contributors to Rand Paul’s campaigns have been the capital holding/investment firms, the large tech/data firms, the wealthiest “conservative” groups, plus numerous “elitist” supported PAC’s.

    Firms like AT&T, Alphabet, IBM, these are among the largest supporters of the growing intelligence-surveillance state.
    These are also among the largest donors of Rand Paul (source = opensecrets.org).
    They are also among the largest recipients of the ever-increasing government-given taxpayer-funded corporate subsidies.

    They are the among the breed of the crony-capitalists, those aiding the true “Deep State”.
    They are rewarded well for their support of the corrupted political system.
    They in turn reward their Praetorian Guard, those complicity distracting politicians, quite well.

    These corporations are largely owned by the largest money-management and investment firms whom place profit ahead of everything else.
    These are the Wall Street Bankers.

    These are the same firms and industries supporting the true “Deep State”, the Military-Industrial Complex, the growing Iron Triangle.

    These are the same industries and firms whom are profiting off the actions of the “Deep State”, sending a great deal of that profit back to the “Deep State”.

    This is what Maj. General Smedley Butler was referring to in his speech “War is a Racket”.
    These racketeers are those supporting, and thus placing great distractors like Rand Paul and Trump (and most others) in office.

    These distractors offer mindless banter, amusing anecdotes, and merely entertaining but clumsy clichés.

    Similarly, ZeroHedge and creator Daniel Ivandjiiski, a securities criminal, are statedly pro-Russian. Like most pro-Russian entities, they are also pro-Trump. This is a reality of their bias.
    They heap praises and defenses upon Mafia Don and his supporters, whilst distracting from the greater, more fully encompassing and wholly corrupted system.

    Russian is hardly the epitome of freedom, nor democracy, nor liberty.
    Putin’s Russia is an exemplar of totalitarianism, authoritarianism.
    Russia is fully entrenched in it’s own vast “Deep State”.

    Like Putin and Russia, Trump, Paul, ZeroHedge and Ivandjiiski are massive hypocrites.
    They call-out and criticize corruption only when that corruption doesn’t aid them.

    They’ve no problem with the “Deep State” when that “Deep State” benefits them.

    Thus judge thyself first, Mr. Rand.
    Owe up to your own involvement and responsibility in the growing “Deep State”.

    Alexis de Tocqueville said:
    “Even despots accept the excellence of liberty. The simple truth is that they wish to keep it for themselves and promote the idea that no one else is at all worthy of it.”
    and:
    “The last thing abandoned by a party is its phraseology, because among political parties, as elsewhere, the vulgar make the language, and the vulgar abandon more easily the ideas that have been instilled into it than the words that it has learnt.”

    Thomas Paine stated:
    “Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”

    Yet Paul continually criticizes only that which restricts his own liberty, whilst support those when they restrict the liberties of others.

    Edward Bernays, the “Father of Spin” in his book Propaganda wrote:
    “If you can influence the leaders, either with or without their conscious cooperation, you automatically influence the group which they sway.”.

    Thus perhaps Rand Paul is an unwitting participant, unknowingly motivated by covert propaganda.
    Regardless, he needs to recognize that by receiving monies and support from these same industries and firms, HE IS VERY MUCH PART OF THAT MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, THE IRON TRIANGLE, THE RACKETEERING OF WAR.

    SCREW YOU, RAND PAUL!
    SCREW YOU ZEROHEDGE!
    NEITHER ARE TRUE FRIENDS OF FREEDOM NOR LIBERTY.


  • jello beyonce

    While Rand Paul is correct about a “Deep State”, he is willfully ignorant of the true constructs of that “Deep State”.
    Paul is only telling a small part of the story, perhaps in attempt to frame a defense and secure greater power for his ally, Mafia Don.
    Paul is diverting and distracting from the larger aspects and realities of the full-scope of the problem.

    The “Deep State” is not just the powerful intelligence elite.
    The true “Deep State” is much deeper, much more fully-encompassing.

    Paul, like Trump and most other politicians, is ignoring the larger concepts of the Military-Industrial Complex, the Iron Triangle.

    No doubt the military, intelligence & security agencies and their elite Bureaucrats are powerful. But they are aided in that power by the other half, the industries, the banks, the investment firms whom help instill and reinforce that power.
    The industrial side is the profit side. Without the massive profits reaped, there would be no money to support that powerful “Deep State” military, intelligence & security side.

    The industrial side is that with the tens of trillions of dollars to support & influence the military/intelligence/political side.

    Interestingly, the largest contributors to Rand Paul’s campaigns have been the capital holding/investment firms, the large tech/data firms, the wealthiest “conservative” groups, plus numerous “elitist” supported PAC’s.

    Firms like AT&T, Alphabet, IBM, these are among the largest supporters of the growing intelligence-surveillance state.
    These are also among the largest donors of Rand Paul (source = opensecrets.org).
    They are also among the largest recipients of the ever-increasing government-given taxpayer-funded corporate subsidies.

    They are the among the breed of the crony-capitalists, those aiding the true “Deep State”.
    They are rewarded well for their support of the corrupted political system.
    They in turn reward their Praetorian Guard, those complicity distracting politicians, quite well.

    These corporations are largely owned by the largest money-management and investment firms whom place profit ahead of everything else.
    These are the Wall Street Bankers.

    These are the same firms and industries supporting the true “Deep State”, the Military-Industrial Complex, the growing Iron Triangle.

    These are the same industries and firms whom are profiting off the actions of the “Deep State”, sending a great deal of that profit back to the “Deep State”.

    This is what Maj. General Smedley Butler was referring to in his speech “War is a Racket”.
    These racketeers are those supporting, and thus placing great distractors like Rand Paul and Trump (and most others) in office.

    These distractors offer mindless banter, amusing anecdotes, and merely entertaining but clumsy clichés.

    Similarly, ZeroHedge and creator Daniel Ivandjiiski, a securities criminal, are statedly pro-Russian. Like most pro-Russian entities, they are also pro-Trump. This is a reality of their bias.
    They heap praises and defenses upon Mafia Don and his supporters, whilst distracting from the greater, more fully encompassing and wholly corrupted system.

    Russian is hardly the epitome of freedom, nor democracy, nor liberty.
    Putin’s Russia is an exemplar of totalitarianism, authoritarianism.
    Russia is fully entrenched in it’s own vast “Deep State”.

    Like Putin and Russia, Trump, Paul, ZeroHedge and Ivandjiiski are massive hypocrites.
    They call-out and criticize corruption only when that corruption doesn’t aid them.

    They’ve no problem with the “Deep State” when that “Deep State” benefits them.

    Thus judge thyself first, Mr. Rand.
    Owe up to your own involvement and responsibility in the growing “Deep State”.

    Alexis de Tocqueville said:
    “Even despots accept the excellence of liberty. The simple truth is that they wish to keep it for themselves and promote the idea that no one else is at all worthy of it.”
    and:
    “The last thing abandoned by a party is its phraseology, because among political parties, as elsewhere, the vulgar make the language, and the vulgar abandon more easily the ideas that have been instilled into it than the words that it has learnt.”

    Thomas Paine stated:
    “Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”

    Yet Paul continually criticizes only that which restricts his own liberty, whilst support those when they restrict the liberties of others.

    Edward Bernays, the “Father of Spin” in his book Propaganda wrote:
    “If you can influence the leaders, either with or without their conscious cooperation, you automatically influence the group which they sway.”.

    Thus perhaps Rand Paul is an unwitting participant, unknowingly motivated by covert propaganda.
    Regardless, he needs to recognize that by receiving monies and support from these same industries and firms, HE IS VERY MUCH PART OF THAT MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, THE IRON TRIANGLE, THE RACKETEERING OF WAR.

    SCREW YOU, RAND PAUL!
    SCREW YOU ZEROHEDGE!


  • jello beyonce

    While Rand Paul is correct about a “Deep State”, he is willfully ignorant of the true constructs of that “Deep State”.
    Paul is only telling a small part of the story, perhaps in attempt to frame a defense and secure greater power for his ally, Mafia Don.
    Paul is diverting and distracting from the larger aspects and realities of the full-scope of the problem.

    The “Deep State” is not just the powerful intelligence elite.
    The true “Deep State” is much deeper, much more fully-encompassing.

    Paul, like Trump and most other politicians, is ignoring the larger concepts of the Military-Industrial Complex, the Iron Triangle.

    No doubt the military, intelligence & security agencies and their elite Bureaucrats are powerful. But they are aided in that power by the other half, the industries, the banks, the investment firms whom help instill and reinforce that power.
    The industrial side is the profit side. Without the massive profits reaped, there would be no money to support that powerful “Deep State” military, intelligence & security side.

    The industrial side is that with the tens of trillions of dollars to support & influence the military/intelligence/political side.

    Interestingly, the largest contributors to Rand Paul’s campaigns have been the capital holding/investment firms, the large tech/data firms, the wealthiest “conservative” groups, plus numerous “elitist” supported PAC’s.

    Firms like AT&T, Alphabet, IBM, these are among the largest supporters of the growing intelligence-surveillance state.
    These are also among the largest donors of Rand Paul (source = opensecrets.org).
    They are also among the largest recipients of the ever-increasing government-given taxpayer-funded corporate subsidies.

    They are the among the breed of the crony-capitalists, those aiding the true “Deep State”.
    They are rewarded well for their support of the corrupted political system.
    They in turn reward their Praetorian Guard, those complicity distracting politicians, quite well.

    These corporations are largely owned by the largest money-management and investment firms whom place profit ahead of everything else.
    These are the Wall Street Bankers.

    These are the same firms and industries supporting the true “Deep State”, the Military-Industrial Complex, the growing Iron Triangle.

    These are the same industries and firms whom are profiting off the actions of the “Deep State”, sending a great deal of that profit back to the “Deep State”.

    This is what Maj. General Smedley Butler was referring to in his speech “War is a Racket”.
    These racketeers are those supporting, and thus placing great distractors like Rand Paul and Trump (and most others) in office.

    These distractors offer mindless banter, amusing anecdotes, and merely entertaining but clumsy clichés.

    Similarly, ZeroHedge and creator Daniel Ivandjiiski, a securities criminal, are statedly pro-Russian. Like most pro-Russian entities, they are also pro-Trump. This is a reality of their bias.
    They heap praises and defenses upon Mafia Don and his supporters, whilst distracting from the greater, more fully encompassing and wholly corrupted system.

    Russian is hardly the epitome of freedom, nor democracy, nor liberty.
    Putin’s Russia is an exemplar of totalitarianism, authoritarianism.
    Russia is fully entrenched in it’s own vast “Deep State”.

    Like Putin and Russia, Trump, Paul, ZeroHedge and Ivandjiiski are massive hypocrites.
    They call-out and criticize corruption only when that corruption doesn’t aid them.

    They’ve no problem with the “Deep State” when that “Deep State” benefits them.

    Thus judge thyself first, Mr. Rand.
    Owe up to your own involvement and responsibility in the growing “Deep State”.

    Alexis de Tocqueville said:
    “Even despots accept the excellence of liberty. The simple truth is that they wish to keep it for themselves and promote the idea that no one else is at all worthy of it.”
    and:
    “The last thing abandoned by a party is its phraseology, because among political parties, as elsewhere, the vulgar make the language, and the vulgar abandon more easily the ideas that have been instilled into it than the words that it has learnt.”

    Thomas Paine stated:
    “Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”

    Yet Paul continually criticizes only that which restricts his own liberty, whilst support those when they restrict the liberties of others.

    Edward Bernays, the “Father of Spin” in his book Propaganda wrote:
    “If you can influence the leaders, either with or without their conscious cooperation, you automatically influence the group which they sway.”.

    Thus perhaps Rand Paul is an unwitting participant, unknowingly motivated by covert propaganda.
    Regardless, he needs to recognize that by receiving monies and support from these same industries and firms, HE IS VERY MUCH PART OF THAT MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, THE IRON TRIANGLE, THE RACKETEERING OF WAR.

    SCREW YOU, RAND PAUL!
    SCREW YOU ZEROHEDGE!