Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Purges, Dissidents and the Progressive Regime—Something’s Gotta Give


By Kent Clizbe                                                                                 May 16, 2013

The Obama/Hillary/Holder regime’s arrogant fa├žade is slowly crumbling. The president and his cabal of handlers have somehow gone a step too far. There is no accounting for why the media and some other of the Chicago gang’s public enablers are seemingly turning on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But indeed they are. Maybe the revelations of the Associated Press (AP) having its communications sucked into the maw of the political targeters let slip the mask of the “fun-to-hang-out-with-dude” fronting the regime. The revelation that the “dude” is instead a punk may have shocked those Politically Correct Progressives who empowered the dude and his handlers.

The pure power the gang commands is unprecedented in American history. An astute student of American politics, influence, scandals, and misdeeds would be hard pressed to find a more stunning abuse of power than what has been revealed of the Obama clique’s misdeeds to date. And I use “to date” purposefully. It is very likely that there remain many more shoes to drop as we learn specifics of this regime’s corrupt political hounding of its “enemies.”

Intimidation and veiled threats are powerful when wielded by investigators with the power to take your livelihood, your reputation, your freedom, or your life. I first wrote about what I called the Obama/Holder Global War on the CIA, in August of 2009 (in Newsmax), when the uniquely unqualified Leon Panetta was the Director of the CIA. In the next two years, I wrote several more articles about the politicization of the CIA and the war on terror. The main target of my analysis was the unctuous John Brennan, at the time Obama’s toady “Terrorism Czar.”

In February, 2011, I wrote a BigPeace article titled Cairo Meddler--Czar Brennan Needs to Go.  This massive cluster-failure of a foreign policy looks like an amateur operation, run by a wannabe operator. The one personality in the Obama administration that fits that description is John Brennan.

“Egypt today is no place for a ‘semester abroad expert’ political analyst to be allowed free rein. Obama, fire John Brennan today. Let the DNI that you and your party craved do his work. You have a huge intelligence collection and analysis infrastructure idling while Brennan plays his egomaniacal games.


“Do the right thing. Bring Brennan back out of the shadows and put him to pasture. Let professionals do the job.”

I heard from friends that some of my articles had been posted on the media board inside headquarters. A shrewish comment on the BigPeace website was clearly from a classmate, now a high level officer in management. While not quite notorious, I definitely had ruffled feathers, and was not appreciated. 

In an article published in BigPeace in May 2011, I said, “The CIA leadership now is more political than ever. Never in its history has a pure political hack been in charge, before now. Never has an administration been so enamored of lying and hiding its true foreign policies behind covert action.

“The Libyan operation has all the makings of a disaster for the CIA.

“The disaster inflicted on the Agency by the Kennedys [at the Bay of Pigs] began a cycle of degeneration that endured until 9/11…The CIA’s refurbished reputation, as a result of GWOT successes, is now in jeopardy in Libya.

“Of course, the CIA will not refuse orders from Obama’s office to carry out covert action in Libya. But for anyone who understands the Bay of Pigs debacle, the political fallout, and the damage inflicted on the CIA, it is only right that we should fear the same damage and downward spiral from the upcoming Obama/Hillary Libyan covert action.”

When my first article was published in 2009 attacking the regime’s aggressive attempts to prosecute CIA officers who had been involved in the Bush administration’s aggressive interrogation work, many asked me why other CIA veterans were not speaking out. The regime’s partisan targeting of the intelligence bureaucracy was unprecedented. Before Holder’s efforts were checked, it appeared that he intended to punish CIA officers for carrying out exhaustively coordinated and legally authorized activities in the Global War on Terror.

My answer then, as now, is “They are terrified. Staff officers are terrified that they will lose their jobs. They are terrified that they will lose their clearances. Retirees are terrified they’ll lose their pensions.” The business of intelligence is not clean and tidy. A vindictive reading of the background of virtually any CIA officer involved in field work during the war on terror would uncover incidents or actions that could be spun as administrative, or worse, misdeeds.

Every operations officer knows this. All of them, even retired ops officers, are used to living under a microscope with every action, word or deed spotlighted. Holding a top secret clearance is useful for lucrative post-retirement contracting. Cleared personnel enjoy a premium pay scale for the same work as non-cleared personnel. The thought of losing one’s clearance is terrifying. Just the financial damage alone could be hundreds of thousands of dollars over a career. The clearance/security process can be the ultimate in political vetting, if it were to fall into the hands of unscrupulous politicians. Now it has.  

The clandestine personnel security system is virtually impervious to oversight. Decisions are made by bureaucrats, much like the IRS, the DOJ, and other regime offices, which we see now are all too willing to please their PC-Prog masters. The big difference from the IRS is that everything the CIA does is cloaked to outside view due to national security. Their decisions are not appealable. They don’t have to explain.

Invisible standards are imminently flexible. When a contractor is purged by the security apparatus, his belongings are gathered up overnight, his name tag removed from his cubicle, and he is never heard from again. None of the survivors dare to even utter his name. All are intimidated. All are terrified of losing their paycheck and career. If you doubt it, see how Director Petraeus was purged as soon as he stepped out of line on Benghazi. 

Into this environment I stumbled again in 2011, against my better judgment. I had written extensively, including a scorching book, Willing Accomplices, about the PC-Prog, anti-American background of Obama, his handlers, and his minions. But when an intelligence contracting company made me a monetary offer I could not refuse, I bit my tongue, and accepted a job in the belly of the beast.

At the time, I had a second book in draft, Obliterating Exceptionalism. It detailed very clearly the Obama administration’s misdeeds from 2008 to 2011. It was based on columns that I’d published during that time frame. Many of the columns were about Hillary’s Arab Spring, their Libyan debacle, the war on terror, and John Brennan—none were complimentary.

Following the rules, soon after settling in, I requested permission, as required, for an “outside activity,” speaking to the media about Willing Accomplices. The book’s contents had been cleared by the Publication Review Board (PRB) years before, and there was no classified information in it. At the same time, Panetta and his public relations crew were gallivanting with the PC-Progs of the media and Hollywood. They seemed to give them free rein in the building, and revealed extensive details on the Osama bin Laden operation, information which had been protected by the highest level of security classification. PC-Prog friends of Obama in Hollywood and the media were cool and classified information didn’t matter.

My request was summarily denied, after going through six or eight layers of management. The reply from security added something that was unheard of, however. Attached to the denial were several documents that laid out what seemed to be a new policy. At least, I don’t remember ever hearing about it before. The security officers advised me that not only was my outside activity request scrutinized for the potential to reveal classified information, but also for “appropriateness.”

It’s important to note here that government employees are prohibited by the Hatch Act from political speech or activities in public. It’s pretty much a bargain with the devil they make for job security and a guaranteed pension. But government contractors are not subject to the Hatch Act, outside of the workplace.

Appropriateness? What does that mean? Appropriate to whom? I was soon to find out.

I immediately began searching for a new job. But the salary differential was too much for my wife to accept. The offers I got didn’t match the rate I was earning. If Mamma’s not happy, nobody is. I kept going in every day, and kept searching for another job. Finally, I got a fantastic job interview—managing a training department in an international corporation in Switzerland. They flew me over (after I recieved approval for the outside activity request) for a full-day of meetings with the entire corporate group the same week that John Brennan became the DCIA. 

On my return, the wait for word from Switzerland dragged on longer than expected. I knew that working under Brennan would be unconscionable. I decided that I’d rather sell cars than defile my conscience.

The phone call summoning me to discuss my outside activities was not a surprise. A mere two weeks after Brennan’s arrival, I was called on the carpet. The discussion with the nice lady made clear that they’d been monitoring and inspecting my personal email, my comments on political blogs, my recently published books (one political, and one on the secrets to avoiding colds and flu), and pretty much everything about my personal life since 2001.

Just as the IRS demanded Facebook access, emails, and other personal details from Tea Party activists for political purposes, the nice lady ended the hour and a half discussion with a request to turn over my personal computer to her. Having nothing to hide, I said sure. On the way home, though, it suddenly hit me. My entire life is in that computer—three books, dozens of articles, hundreds of research projects, finished and draft articles and book ideas, my entire executive recruiting business—clients, candidates, and profiles of both—my business and personal financials going back 15 years, my family’s Christmas letters, my personal correspondence with friends and family, my email archive of 15 years or more, every picture I’ve taken in the last 15 years, and much, much more.

And that was when I decided, like Roberto Duran against Sugar Ray Leonard, “No mas.” No more. Screw the salary differential. Screw the nice lady. This was a political witch-hunt. I wasn’t gonna take it any more.

The first thing I did when I got home was to call the best lawyer in town. The one who handles every high level issue having to do with the CIA and personnel. The first thing he said was, “Don’t ever give the government your computer. They’ll never give it back. And they’ll search it forever.” I called the nice lady and told her that I’d changed my mind.

The next thing I did was tell the lawyer that I wanted nothing more to do with this game. I felt dirty, cheap, violated, used, and compromised. I did not call the nice lady back, as she’d asked me to do. My lawyer called to tell her that I would not be coming back again.

Two months after my lonely decision to defy the regime, the Obama/Holder/Hillary regime is finally being questioned about Benghazi, about IRS vendettas, about political hit pieces, about enemies lists, about turning the Constitution on its ear. If there is any justice, those who have perverted the tools designed to protect our Republic in order to advance their own political careers and objectives will face justice. As in all things PC-Progressives do, however, they will continue to lie and pervert our system. May we all survive the coming upheavals.

This regime, once it understood the power of the covert action and investigatory apparatus it controlled, turned on normal Americans. It applied the lessons learned in the GWOT to monitoring its domestic enemies. Total collection, all the time, of all electronic records—cell phones, emails, smart-phones and now tax returns—allows the regime the capability of compiling a complete profile of its enemies—names of contacts, physical locations, message content, interests, photos, and now tax records. What other “confidential and private” government records are added to this “big data” for the uses of the regime?

The sum of all the data available provides them with a holistic overview of an enemy—where he is, what he’s thinking, who he’s talking to, and what his plans are. This overview can be used, as on the battlefield, for targeting. What’s that about drones in America, Master Holder? Have you recused yourself on that one too?


Kent Clizbe is a former CIA counter-terrorism operations officer. His two books, Willing Accomplices, and Obliterating Exceptionalism detail the covert influence operation that introduced the anti-American message that became Political Correctness into American culture and the horrendous effects of PC-Progressivism today. 


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boston Massacre Teenager’s Motivations? Anti-American Lessons Taught by PC-Progressive High School
(originally published in Newsmax)

By Kent Clizbe

April 22, 2013

 The Boston Marathon massacre was carried out by two Caucasian Muslim brothers, one an American citizen, pot-smoking Obama voter, the other likely a green card holder. In the aftermath, the Politically Correct Progressive (PC-Prog) media and commentators are all flabbergasted. They wondered what could be the terrorists’ motivations. Over and over, the media reported, “Dzhokhor was a normal American kid.”  President Obama, our PC-Prog leader, said, "One thing we do know is that whatever hateful agenda drove these men to such heinous acts will not — cannot — prevail."

The media probably do not even realize how close they are to the truth—Dzhokhor is a normal American kid. Raised on anti-American messages from the media, from their high school, at their university, and from Hollywood, normal American kids are bombarded with a national self-loathing designed to destroy America’s exceptional culture and values.

Although my books, Willing Accomplices and Obliterating Exceptionalism detail the origins of this suicidal hatred of America, the Boston bombers are the clearest example yet of the power of this message to destroy the lives of Americans.

It seems likely that the older brother, Tamerlan, was the driving force behind the two Tsarnaev brothers’ terrorism. It appears that he was a follower of a Lebanese-Australian extremist cleric. This Muslim preacher’s messages of hatred for Western culture were prominent on Tamerlan’s Youtube playlists.

It appears that Tamerlan recently spent six months overseas. In Russia? Or did he travel elsewhere? Did he go to Chechnya? Did he spend time in what appears to be his homeland, Dagestan, where his father lives now? Who did he meet there? What did he do there?

Dagestan and Chechnya are hotbeds of Islamic terrorism. Chechen terrorists are active around the Middle East, Afghanistan, and North Africa. Wherever there is a jihadi war, it is likely you’ll find Chechens fighting there.

We do know that Tamerlan returned “from Russia,” in the summer of 2012. His brother would have been out of high school (more about that later) for about a year. His return was about nine months before the Marathon bombing.

If Tamerlan trained on bombing and attack techniques (a couple months of intensive training is the minimum for a mujahidin terrorist), he could have returned to Boston with the attack plan fully laid out. He would have the skills required to make the bombs. He would have likely already have identified the target. And he would have the techniques required to carry out the attacks. All that would be missing was the materials to make the bombs, and an accomplice.

So, in this scenario, we have a committed, trained Islamic terrorist ready to carry out his attack. What pool will he draw from to recruit his accomplice?

Why, his “average American” brother, Dzhokhor. With his American-accented English, the younger brother graduated from the celebrated (Matt Damon went here!) Boston high school, Cambridge Rindges and Latin School (CRLS), about the same time Tamerlan was probably contemplating terrorist training.

Now we get to the interesting part. A graduate of CRLS has had years of anti-American claptrap crammed down his throat. Instead of, “Why would a normal American kid do this?” a better question is, “Why don’t all CRLS graduates become anti-American terrorists?”

PC-Prog media widely quoted a retired CRLS history teacher, Larry Aaronson’s shocked reminiscences about Dzhokhor. Aaronson told The Boston Globe, “This is a progressive town, the People's Republic, and how could this be in our midst?" Larry Aaronson, a longtime Rindge and Latin teacher who knew Dzhokhor and who lives three doors down from the brothers on Norfolk Street. "I'm at a loss. I'm at a total and complete loss."

Well, Larry, let’s start with your own handiwork. Aaronson is an acolyte of the raving PC-Prog, traditional-America-hating deceased “revisionist historian,” Howard Zinn. Zinn was a PC-Prog darling. Zinn claimed that his eyes were opened to racist, imperialist horror that is America by the KGB covert influence agent, I.F. Stone. 

Aaronson (third from left in the photo at left), who retired in 2007, used to brag to anyone who would listenthat he had taught Zinn’s textbook to CLRS students since the beginning of his career in 1981. In 2008, Aaronson started Social Justice Works! The Larry Aaronson Fund, in an evident attempt to cash in on his Zinn-Damon connections.
Aaronson proudly related how his students at CLRS had included Matt Damon and Damon’s brother. He proudly told how the Damon boys were taken with the anti-American history of Zinn. Larry, in an homage to Zinn on his death in 2008, started with this quote, “You wanna read a really good American History book? Read Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. It will knock your socks off!” -Will Hunting (Matt Damon), Good Will Hunting

If you don’t know Zinn’s handiwork, here’s a sample of his writing in The Progressive. In detailing the idiocy of America’s belief that we are exceptional, Zinn’s contempt for America and its citizens fairly drips from each word, “The deeply ingrained belief--no, not from birth but from the educational system and from our culture in general that the United States is an especially virtuous nation makes us especially vulnerable to government deception. It starts early, in the first grade, when we are compelled to "pledge allegiance" (before we even know what that means), forced to proclaim that we are a nation with "liberty and justice for all.

“And then come the countless ceremonies, whether at the ballpark or elsewhere, where we are expected to stand and bow our heads during the singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner," announcing that we are "the land of the free and the home of the brave." There is also the unofficial national anthem "God Bless America," and you are looked on with suspicion if you ask why we would expect God to single out this one nation--just 5 percent of the world's population--for his or her blessing.”


Aaronson boasted that parents called him to say that their kids were talking about, “that “bastard Christopher Columbus… and his genocide, and how we have to question our history books and re-examine the evidence.” The CRLS teacher continued, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

With that back-story illuminated, let’s return to the PC-Prog media’s puzzling over “What could the Tsarnaev boys’ motive possibly be?”

After the Marathon massacre, the media quoted the Zinn-acolyte Aaronson in its stories about the terrorist mass murderer. Aaronson was “utterly shocked by the news.” The media reported that, “Aaronson taught social studies at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, where Dzhokhor was a student.” The media reports continued, “Dzhokhor also lives just about three houses down from Aaronson’s condo, so they would talk from time to time after Dzhokhor's graduation in 2011.

“I will say to you and to anyone who asks me,” Aaronson told WBUR’s David Boeri outside his home in Cambridge on Friday morning, “he had a heart of gold, he was a sweetheart, he was gracious, he was caring, he was compassionate.”

 ABC, CBS, USA Today, NY Times, CNN all carried versions of Aaronson’s comments about “how normal” Dzhokhor, his neighbor and student was. None of the PC-Prog media provided any other background on Aaronson and his brainwashing of students at CRLS with Zinn’s history.

The Aaronson-Dzhokhor “reporting” by the PC-Prog media brings together the three PC-Prog transmission belts of American culture—education/academia, Hollywood, and the media. All three are dedicated to destroying traditional-American culture. The media reports studiously ignore the connection between Dzhokhor's anti-American lessons taught by a “social justice” weenie (Aaronson) from a book by a follower (Zinn) of a KGB covert influence agent (I.F. Stone) slyly celebrated in a Hollywood product (Matt Damon’s Good Will Hunting).

Islamic terrorism was the force that planted the bombs in Boston. PC-Progressive hatred of American exceptionalism was the motivation behind that force.


We need to let the media and Obama know: We know what hateful agenda drove Dzhokhor. It has infected our media, schools, and Hollywood for nearly 80 years. When it destroyed normal-American culture, the way was cleared for opportunistic infections to take advantage of our weakened national immune system. Islamic extremism is the most violent. But look at others gathering momentum in their destructive power—Militant environmentalists, militant homosexuals, militant anti-capitalists, militant Islamic Extremists, militant anti-war activists, militant race-baiters. All hate normal-America. All call for extreme changes to America.

This is the challenge. We conservatives must realize that PC-Progs are not “for” militant Islamic Extremists—they are simply for anything that is anti-normal-America. When the logical outcome of the PC-Prog’s constant anti-American messages throughout the culture occurs—violent acting out against normal-America, in this case marathon runners—the PC-Progs claim shock and surprise.

It’s time for the chickens to come home to roost. PC-Progs must accept the results of their decades of anti-American messages. We know Dzhokhor's motivations. I agree fully with Obama. This “hateful agenda…will not — cannot — prevail.” Now let’s rebuild our country.


Kent Clizbe is a former CIA counter-terrorism operations officer. His two books, Willing Accomplices, and Obliterating Exceptionalism detail the covert influence operation that introduced the anti-American message that became Political Correctness into American culture and the horrendous effects of PC-Progressivism today. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Politically Correct Progressive "Science"--Rolling Stone as a High School Textbook

Climate "Science": Frighten the Children till They Obey

Scare them. Frighten them. Terrify them. Control them. The curriculum editor of the profoundly anti-capitalist Howard Zinn Rethinking Schools, Bill Bigelow, shares his techniques to make students think they're all gonna die. Remember, it's all about the Science.

In a muddled article conflating slavery with using fossil fuels, Bigelo boasts about how he successfully terrified at least one adolescent girl. He says that when he recently "taught a unit on climate change at a local high school in Portland. I began by introducing students to the “three scary numbers” featured in Bill McKibben’s important Rolling Stone article from last summer, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math.”

Be sure that you digest that. Bigelow, a militant anti-American social studies teacher, taught a "unit on climate change" in Portland. The reference he used for the Science class was an article in Rolling Stone magazine, that go-to authority of Climate Science.

So what was the poor girl's response? Tough guy Bigelow continues, "In the midst of a class activity, “The Mystery of the Three Scary Numbers,” one of the students I was working with grasped the enormity of what she was uncovering; she turned to a friend and asked, “Does this mean we’re going to die?”

Climate communication. It's all about the Science.

These PC-Progressives are determined to pump our children full of terror and hatred. They want to control and destroy.

Let's stop them.