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Who Would Want to Sabotage the 2020 U.S. Elections?

Certainly not Israel. Whitney Webb has a very lengthy article on the U.S. intelligence agencies and U.S. government foreign policy apparatchiks giving dire warnings about how vulnerable this year’s elections are with no evidence, with such warnings unthinkingly parroted by the mainstream news media. However, at the same time Israel has a lot of connections to hacking and vulnerabilities, and for some reason intelligence (sic) hooligans seem to want to cause chaos in our elections in the name of further building up totalitarian government impositions.

Coronavirus Update.

Paul Craig Roberts has an important coronavirus update. “Conspiracy theory”? Well, a lot of what we have been hearing from the government’s media lapdogs just doesn’t add up.

(By the way, the name reminds me of “Smith-Corona,” and it reminded me of my old Smith-Corona typewriter, which I finally got rid of in 2005 after having it for about 25 years. I’m sure some younger readers are asking, “What’s a ‘typewriter’?”) Anyway, I heard one of the local conservative talk radio personalities engaging in fear-mongering with this coronavirus scare, as he calls for more fascism and police state than we already have. And it’s based on fear and irrationality. Oh, well.

News and Commentary

Zero Hedge with an article on Zero Hedge suspended by Twitter, who apparently doesn’t believe in scientific inquiry.

Conor Friedersdorf: The torturers wanted to stop, but the CIA kept going.

Ron Paul: A million Iraqis asked us to leave. We should listen.

Robert Wenzel comments on Bernie Sanders’s socialist programs.

Brandon Smith: How viral pandemic benefits the globalist agenda.

Jon Rappoport on the Church of the Virus, and the China epidemic — implications for America and other countries.

Bill Sardi: The 2020 Coronavirus scare: better than any horror movie.

Alex Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal: Woke wonk Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy team is stacked with pro-war swamp creatures.

Kevin Gosztola: To rig primary against Bernie, DNC chair Tom Perez nominates regime-change agents, Israel lobbyists, and Wall Street consultants.

Walter Williams on democracy and tyranny.

Moon of Alabama: The war in Afghanistan expands on both sides.

Jacob Hornberger: An unusual lawsuit against Iran.

Doug Bandow: Trump ignores the Saudis’ awful record on religious freedom.

MassPrivateI: Secret Service agents and U.S. Marshals are patrolling the schools.

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Truth a major casualty of the impeachment hearings.

Gateway Pundit: Exclusive: Christopher Wray’s FBI caught in another lie and cover-up — FBI emails on Seth Rich uncovered, and on a dark and dirty FBI agent still being protected by the FBI.

Chris Menahan: U.S. Army funds “Fully Automated Microaggression Detector” to “catch implicit bias” in the workplace.

Sheldon Richman: Trump lays an egg: The Israel/Palestine vision.

Daniel Lazare: Holocaust hypocrisy: Hawks use legacy of Auschwitz to push war.

Jonathan Cook: The Holocaust, BBC and anti-Semitism smears.

Eric Margolis on the Trump-Bibi grand theft property.

Richard Ebeling: FDR and Stalin planned the future of the world.

Laurence Vance on discrimination insanity.

And Alex Nowrasteh: There is no national security justification for Trump’s new immigration ban.

The Impeachment “Whistleblower” Is Really Just a “Propagandist”

U.S. Chief Bureaucrat John Roberts has been censoring Sen. Rand Paul’s questions for House managers in the Senate impeachment trial of The Donald. For questioning, the senators submit written questions to the Chief Bureaucrat who presides over the trial. Anyway, given what a swamp creature Roberts is, and what a turncoat Roberts was in his changing his vote toward approval of ObamaCare, that he would censor questions in favor of sweeping government criminality under the rug is no big surprise.

So Paul tweeted his Roberts-censored question thus: “Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together, and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal house impeachment proceedings.”

Paul further clarified in the tweets: “My question is not about a “whistleblower” as I have no independent information on his identity. My question is about the actions of known Obama partisans within the NSC and House staff and how they are reported to have conspired before impeachment proceedings had even begun.

Some people are saying that outing a whistleblower could compromise his job security or safety. But the alleged “whislteblower” in this case who started this whole fiasco later last year is not a whistleblower. He did not expose “waste, fraud or abuse” in his working behind the scenes with Adam Schiff, the day after the controversial Trump-Ukraine phone call, to get this impeachment going. In fact, the alleged “whistleblower” began in his crusade against Trump soon after Trump was inaugurated.

According to WikiSpooks, Eric Ciaramella was a CIA apparatchik who became a White House staffer thanks to former Trump National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and had been a “Susan Rice protégé.” (Hmm, that sounds good. I sure hope he had no involvement in Rice’s unmasking the names of Trump flunkies who were under illegal surveillance! Doh!) More info from Heavy.com.

The “whistleblower” who reported second-hand or third-hand hearsay information regarding that Trump-Ukraine phone call to get this impeachment fiasco going, was a Trump-hater, one of many. But I’m sure you can take any phone conversation and blow any statement out of proportion, such as in the specific phone call the bureaucrats chose to blow out of proportion for impeachment.

And I don’t think that Trump knew in July of 2019 that Joe Biden would be his Democrat opponent a year later in 2020. So it seems to me that to suggest that Trump was thinking of Biden in that phone call as his “political rival” has been an invalid argument, one that has been obediently repeated by the lapdogs of the mainstream media. Not that I’m particularly defending Trump, mind you. He is just another criminal bureaucrat, in my view.

So the “whislteblower” wasn’t really exposing “fraud, waste, or abuse” or incompetence or criminality in government, in the same way that Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning, did in 2010, or Edward Snowden, or Thomas Drake or John Kiriakou have done.

No, the “whistleblower” was taking second hand and hearsay information as propaganda and using it in cahoots with swamp creatures in Congress to impeach a President they just don’t like. So, really the “whistleblower” isn’t actually a whistleblower, or even just a “leaker,” but a propagandist.

And at the beginning of the House impeachment inquiry even further propaganda oozed from Adam Schiff in his reading a made-up version of the transcript of the Trump-Ukraine phone call, making Trump sound like a gangster. Now THAT’s propaganda! Quite different from the actual transcript of the phone call. (So, did the CIA flunky “whistleblower” cahoot with Schiff in the changing of that transcript? Just askin’.)

And that is what swamp creatures such as those in the CIA are good at, propaganda and psy-ops. The swamp propagandists of the CIA and the rest of the national security state in Warshington including the FBI, NSA, the Pentacon, and DOJ didn’t like Trump’s “drain the swamp” rhetoric during the campaign, and they have been obsessed with getting him out of there. Literally obsessed. I have never seen this kind of pathological obsession with one single political figure on the part of national security apparatchiks, politicians and their news media government groupies.

Now, I can see why a CIA apparatchik and his fellow national security swampers don’t want to impeach Trump for his war crimes of authorizing drone strikes that kill mainly innocent civilians overseas, or for his ordering assassinations of foreigners without due process. Because as we know the goons and spooks of the national security apparatus approve of all those immoral interventions and criminal acts. But what is wrong with Democrats (who used to be known as “liberals”), when they couldn’t care less about Trump’s actual crimes, and instead make stuff up, such as this whole impeachment farce and Russiagate, as a way to try to get rid of him?

So, one good solution to all this, besides getting rid of Trump (and Pence et al.), is just abolishing the CIA, FBI, NSA, as well as the DHS, TSA, ICE and all the other totalitarian agencies in Warshington, and ending all tax-funded foreign aid, and closing down all those foreign U.S. military bases overseas and bringing all the U.S. military back to the U.S. (and even better, putting them in the private sector where they can actually be productive).

News and Commentary

Ron Paul asks, How expansive is FBI spying?

Jacob Hornberger on interventionism making Americans less safe, and the absurdity of the U.S. prosecution of Meng Wanzhou.

Jon Miltimore: “Jack Ryan” gets 4 Pinocchios on Venezuela.

Matt Agorist: New bill in Kentucky to allow cops to detain citizens, force them to explain who they are and what they’re doing. (In “libertarian” Rand Paul’s state. Will he protest this?)

Peter Schweizer: How five members of Joe Biden’s family got rich through his connections.

Becky Akers on “recovering” what wasn’t yours to begin with.

Kelley Vlahos on U.S. bureaucrats looking the other way as Saudi bureaucrats help Saudi criminals flee the U.S.

Zero Hedge with an article on a former CIA officer who suggests the U.S. government hacked Ukrainian plane transponder to provoke Iran shootdown. And Joe Quinn asks, Was Iranian missile operator tricked into shooting down the Ukrainian Airlines plane over Tehran?

Sheldon Richman on warmonger Sen. Tom Cotton accusing antiwar think tank of anti-Semitism.

Richard Ebeling: understanding the freedom we have lost.

Laurence Vance on why Christians should not pray for the troops.

J.D. Tuccille: Virginia Gov. Northam smears gun control opponents to frighten his base.

Michael Boldin has this introduction to Virginia 2nd Amendment “sanctuaries.”

James Ostrowski says, The Second Amendment works.

Bill Sardi on the false prop of “Get your flu shot”: “influenza-like illness.”

Tyler O’Neil: Court refuses to kowtow to personal pronouns like “xemself” and faerself.”

Jonathan Turley on Germany criminalizing flag-burning.

Gary Barnett: The real serial killers exposed.

Pat Buchanan on the articles of impeachment against Trump: a malicious indictment Mitch McConnell should throw out.

Doug Bandow: Note to Trump: Iraq is not a U.S. colony.

Jon Schwartz: Key architect of 2003 Iraq War now a key architect of Trump’s Iran policy.

And John Stossel: Occupational licensing hurts the little guy.

News and Commentary

Brandon Smith: The war pigs are finally revealing themselves.

Antiwar.com: Defense Sec. Esper saw no evidence that embassies were under threat.

Nathan Robinson on how to avoid swallowing war propaganda.

Becky Akers: An embarrassment of embassies.

Target Liberty with an article on FBI spying on domestic American organizations, including CATO Institute and Campaign for Liberty.

Jacob Hornberger says the U.S. is Assassination Nation.

Andrew Bacevich: America has a Samson problem.

John Vibes: Trump brags about selling U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia.

Brett Wilkins: Report: U.S. drone strike kills 60 Afghan civilians and a Taliban commander.

Karen Kwiatkowski asks, Plan E?

David Stockman: The Donald’s assassination of Gen. Soleimani – as stupid as it gets.

William Anderson: The federal “crimes” of the college admissions scandal aren’t real crimes.

Laurence Vance asks, Why do Christian groups support anti-Christian legislation?, and has an article on unlibertarian libertarianism.

Jeff Deist has some thoughts on Tyler Cowen’s “State Capacity Libertarianism.”

Craig Murray: Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the illegal murder of Soleimani.

Sheldon Richman: Trump’s escalation imperils innocents.

Gareth Porter: Pompeo’s Gulf of Tonkin incident.

Daniel Lazare asks, Who created the Persian Gulf tinderbox?

The Last Refuge asks, Has Trump forgotten about the declassification material he delayed then deferred?

Fox Business with an article on Hunter Biden linked to 2016 identity theft involving deceased brother.

Jason Ditz: Pompeo’s falsehood-laden briefing echoed uncritically by media outlets.

Max Blumenthal: Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’.

Jim Webb asks, When did it become acceptable to kill a top leader of a country we aren’t at war with?

Jack Cashill: Ukrainian 752 shoot-down mirrors fate of TWA 800.

Walter Williams: The new racism.

And Ira Katz on gratitude, and Greta Thunberg.

No, Iran Is Not an “Existential Threat” to Israel

Scott Horton of Antiwar.com has this article asking, Iraq War IV? and gives a lot of the history of U.S. government and military/CIA aggressions in the Middle East, and includes a lot of summary and analysis of events including over the past two years. He mentions the neocons and their roles in war-planning, and the evil Bush Presidents.

But, as some commenters note, he doesn’t really give much attention to Israel and its influence on U.S. foreign policy especially in Middle East.

The late Justin Raimondo, co-founder of Antiwar.com, had a 3-part series in 2012 on the roots of the Iranian “crisis,” and in Part 2, he states “It’s all about Israel.” Oh, is it, really? Do the Israelis have that much control over U.S. foreign policy? And if so, why? Raimondo also has written about the Israel angle of the 9/11 story, in this 2010 column.

The Israelis have been wanting to bomb Iran for decades, but really they have wanted the U.S. government to do it for them. Bibi Rebozo Bibi Nutty-Yahoo Bibi Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have been saying for many years that Iran is an “existential threat” to Israel. Yet, as the writers at Antiwar.com have pointed out many times, there are no facts to back that up. Israel has the strongest military in that whole region, and they have a hundred or 200 nukes.

But the conservatives in America, especially the talk radio crowd, seem to believe every word of the propaganda that Nutty-Yahoo and his U.S. slobberers disseminate. And yes, they are slobbering over the Israeli leader. Just watch his speeches before Congress, in which the obedient slaves cheer on just about every sentence he utters. They act that way because they are cowards and afraid of looking like they are anti-Semites if they don’t give him a standing ovation for his every word. Yet, like them, he is a buffoonish bureaucrat, and that can be better understood by seeing this.

As I mentioned recently, much of the Israeli influence on U.S. foreign policy, besides the Israeli bureaucrats themselves, comes from the Christian Zionists, who “love Israel” and “the Jews,” because they are True Believers in the Bible and Biblical scriptures. They believe in the “End Times” and the “Rapture,” and that “the Jews” will convert to a belief in Jesus as THE Lord and Savior in order to be “saved” when the “End Times” arrive. In fact, Justin Raimondo elaborated on that very aspect of all this in this article on the Israeli “Amen Corner.” And some of the Christian Zionist Bible-thumpers are real nutsos in their wanting to make the “End Times” happen if you know what I mean. It is possible that George W. Bush, our Secretary of Belligerence Mike Pompeo, and our current vice president Mike Pence may be three of those nutsos. I hope not. But then, George W. Bush did start the 2nd war on Iraq after 9/11, a group of terrorist attacks that wouldn’t have happened had Bush’s evil father, George H.W. Bush, not started the first war on Iraq in 1991.

But the Israel angle of the obsession with Iran isn’t the only reason why U.S. bureaucrats and military have been invading, bombing, murdering and occupying in the Middle East. There are also the oil and other natural resources. But the U.S. has plenty of oil. No need to get involved in that Middle Eastern region for oil. There is also this obsession with Israel and the Middle east for “geopolitical, strategic” purposes, i.e. the compulsive need of some career government parasites to have control over not only their fellow people but over people in foreign lands. But I think that, deep down, the politicians such as U.S. Presidents just like to bomb and destroy whole parts of the world, because they are psychopaths. The Iran stuff specifically, however, is mainly all about Israel. The Biblical True Believers believe in an expanded Greater Israel, and they will do what they think they have to to get their Greater Israel.

Why Do You Believe the Government’s Lies in Its Craving for More War?

Ron Paul explains why he doesn’t trust Trump on Iran. Because the bureaucrats and neocons in Warshington have been giving us nothing but lies in the past many years now to justify their aggressions overseas.

Caitlin Johnstone explains how the bureaucrats and neocons have been lying constantly, but that the American sheeple continuously swallow the lies, hook, line and sinker, and points to several other articles debunking Trump’s claims about Iranian general Soleimani.

Whitney Webb says that a dubious official story masks the true motives behind the Soleimani assassination.

And finally, Robert Wenzel explains Tulsi Gabbard’s dilemma regarding her fellow military personnel possibly being sent to the Middle East for no good reason.

The Bloodthirsty War Criminals in Warshington Are Obsessed with Iran

Moon of Alabama says that the U.S. will come to regret the Trump administration’s assassination of Qassim Soleimani. Eric Margolis says that faux tough guy Trump reinforces America’s image as “Murder, Inc.”, but has “boosted his standing with Republican/Evangelical voters” (and Israel). Patrick Cockburn says the assassination was an “act of escalation by President Donald Trump that ensures that Iraq faces a violent future.”

And David Stockman says, “the US military-industrial complex’s greed and appetite for power and pelf is so voracious that it will embrace any and all missions anywhere on the planet – no matter how stupid or futile or immoral, as per the case of 19-years in Afghanistan – that keep the budgetary loot flowing.

“Accordingly, the Washington apparatus conspires to keep the 35 Mideast bases in place and to trigger actions like last night’s insane assassination of Iran’s foremost military leader in order to reify the threat and to periodically stoke tensions and counterattacks that keep missions alive and the forces deployed.”

Well, I am sure that the military contractors (a.k.a. the “Merchants of Death”) love the profits they rake in from all the death and destruction their products cause. And of course there’s that military-news media-propaganda revolving door, with all the high-up military bureaucrats or retired bureaucrats making their appearances on MSNBC, CNN, etc.

But I think that the lunatics in the CIA have psy-opped the easily malleable Donald Trump to turn him from wanting to “end the endless wars” into being a mindless neocon robot thug suffering from short-sightedness and not able to see the guaranteed blowback that will come about by his acts of aggression in foreign lands.

The CIA wants the blowback, to ensure more U.S. military aggressions overseas, to justify the continuing existence of an agency that never should have existed in the first place, and to justify the CIA’s always expanding budgets. Secretary of State Mike Bombpeo is a former CIA director, and a former member of the “House Constitution Caucus” that long ago became the House Constitution Carcass because the members endorse all the unconstitutional U.S. military wars and aggressions.

See Jon Basil Utley on Mike Pompeo’s Christian Zionist fanaticism and belief in “End Times,” and see the NYT: “The Rapture and the Real World: Mike Pompeo Blends Belief and Policy.”

These people are nuts. It’s an enmeshment of zealous religious fanaticism and power-mad bureaucrats. Not good. Warshington is literally insane.

And by the way, prior to these current conflicts that Trump is causing, Warshington had been inflicting sanctions on Iran, which in and of themselves are an act of war, a provocation by Obama-Trump against Iran.

Here is Congressman Ron Paul in 2012 arguing in opposition to sanctions on Iran:

And this anti-Iran crapola has been going on for decades now. When CIA goons imposed a coup on Iran in the 1950s, Operation Ajax, and then supported the prime minister’s replacement, the “Shah,” and his police state Savak, that obviously caused blowback and contributed to the radicalizing of many Iranians leading to the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the taking of American hostages in Iran.

Short-sighted CIA and other U.S. bureaucrats and “Regime Change” crusaders have resented Iran for the hostage taking ever since then, even though the U.S. bureaucrats themselves caused it. Because of their short-sightedness they could not see that the CIA’s own interventions in Iran for the 25 years previous to 1979 caused the blowback.

The same thing goes for Iraq. In 1991 the late President George H.W. Bush started a war of aggression by the U.S. military against Iraq, a country that was of NO threat to the United State. The neocon war criminal obviously could see that the Cold War was ending and there was no more threat by the U.S. government’s enemy the Soviet Union, which collapsed on its own weight. The neocons and U.S. government apparatchiks needed a new enemy to provoke and to justify higher “defense” budgets, more CIA power and control and a greater police state to keep their own fellow Americans in submission.

And that is why Bush Sr. started that war against Iraq, promoted with lies and propaganda, which included bombing and destroying civilian water and sewage treatment centers and electrical facilities, which caused the Iraqi people to have to use untreated water which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. This policy of war crimes and death and destruction was continued by President Bubba Clinton who continued the sanctions and no-fly zones on Iraq which prevented the shipments of needed medical supplies and construction materials to rebuild the water and sewage treatment centers that the evil Bush regime destroyed. This all occurred during the 10 years before 9/11, by the way.

 

But Trump already became a war criminal on his first day in office, in which he immediately authorized drone strikes, killing mainly innocent civilians. In just two months Trump escalated the drone strikes by 432% more than Obama’s drone strikes. See: U.S. airstrike kills family of eight, U.S. drone strike kills three civilians and four “suspects,” and Trump has killed beautiful babies in four countries. And after Trump’s assassination drone last week, he couldn’t wait to unleash more drone strikes that killed 6 medics as part of a medical convoy. Duh, Donald.

But after 3 years, Trump’s civilian death toll is in the thousands. War criminal. (But would the retards in Congress impeach Trump for that? Of course not. They are impeaching him for being nasty, for being rude and saying things they don’t like! That’s what morons we have in Congress! They are also impeaching him for wanting to “Drain the Swamp”! Which he is NOT doing, by the way. THEY and their cohorts in the bureaucracy would be drained!)

So, don’t believe anything these criminals in Warshington say, especially regarding their drooling for more wars! These wars are all based on lies. The bloodthirsty neocons and warmongers have been lying their way to war, propagandizing the people to support them. Don’t believe a word they are telling you. In fact, when the warmongers of Warshington do these things, just assume they are lying, and don’t support them.

But will the American people ever learn? I think not. People are extremely brainwashed with American Exceptionalism and all the Orwellian nonsense especially since 9/11, so I am not holding my breath. And will there be severe blowback from The Donald’s idiocy, like a cyber attack? (Is Trump getting bad advice from his CIA handlers to start a new war, because his swamp creatures want him to lose his reelection bid? Or is it possible that Trump is making bad moves now because he just doesn’t want to get reelected? Hmm.)

Actually, if there were a cyber attack, or another bombing like the Boston Marathon bombing, it would probably be the CIA causing it, as in false flag. Wouldn’t surprise me. They’re insane in Warshington. And that is what bureaucracy (.pdf) gives us.

News and Commentary

Brandon Smith: The leftist cult vs. the Trump cult, similarities and differences.

Matthew Hoh: The Killing of General Soleimani: Hail Mars! Hail Pluto!

Kelley Vlahos on Donald Trump’s hero, the evil Eddie Gallagher.

Eric Zuesse: Russiagate investigation now endangers Obama.

Ryan McMaken on Trump being impeached for being insufficiently pro-war.

Laurence Vance says, Caution: government may be hazardous to your liberty.

Jim Davies on the plastic non-problem.

David Gordon on the passing of libertarian philosopher and writer, Butler Shaffer.

Lew Rockwell also remembers Butler Shaffer.

Jacob Hornberger discusses a limited-government republic versus a national security state.

Bill Sardi: Horrors in American healthcare, 2019 review.

Larry Johnson: We were warned about the deep state, but refused to listen.

Dave DeCamp: WikiLeaks releases even more OPCW Douma documents.

Caitlin Johnstone discusses the media’s silence on WikiLeaks Douma documents.

And Danny Sjursen comments on the mercenary nation: litigious “solutions” to systemic problems.

Will the CIA, FBI and NSA Finally Be Abolished?

Today I heard on Bloomberg Radio the rebroadcast of some of Chuck Toady’s psy-ops on Meet the Repressed. It can’t be just propaganda with Toady, this would have to be a psy-op with his viewers. But does it matter? He is only preaching to the choir. He’s discussing the “alternative facts” and fake news stuff, even though Toady himself and George Snuffleupagus, the New York Slimes and the Washington Pest have been the ones disseminating fake news and propaganda. Today’s episode of Meet the Propaganda was so bad as far as propaganda is concerned, that is why I’m calling it outright psy-ops.

Meanwhile…

U.S. attorney John Durham continues his investigating and uncovering of CIA and DOJ/FBI attempts to influence the 2016 election and reverse the results. Durham is going after former CIA chief John Brennan.

However, some people are saying that the “conspiracy” involves many more people than just Brennan, Comey, Strzok and Page, Rosenstein, McCabe, Yates, and those who have been mentioned many times now. Some are saying that this whole thing goes back to 2012 or earlier. And that this may be the biggest scandal and cover-up in American history. Supposedly, no one has been sent to prison (although someone now has been sent to prison, for an email hacking “to protect Director Mueller”) associated with all this, despite all the evidence and documentation that has been presented for years now. The article linked at the beginning of this paragraph mentions how so many people had access to the NSA database, and that AG Barr might be another broomer just like the Mueller team (although at the Mueller testimony, we got a glimpse into senile Robert Mueller’s cluelessness as to the facts of his own investigation).

Just as I don’t believe we will ever know the whole truth about the Jeffrey Epstein story, we will probably not see any of the real truth of the Warshington Establishment’s shenanigans regarding the 2016 (and 2020) elections. Most Americans still don’t know the truth about the Kennedy assassination and 9/11, so it is doubtful any of this will be made public or that actual criminals involved will see prison time. And that’s the way it is, as CIA asset Walter Cronkite would say.