Last Year, Obama Offered to Share U.S. Intelligence With Russia, and the Mainstream Media Was Fine With It

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Russia-Gate remains in full swing, and the latest bout of hysteria is related to President Trump’s alleged sharing of intelligence with Russia.

The original report about the supposed leak came from The Washington Post.

The Post reported that the leak put a source of intelligence on the Islamic State at risk. But the spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, Maria Zakharova, said on Tuesday that the reports were nothing except “yet another fake.”

As Darius Shatahmasebi wrote on Wednesday,

According to the Post, Trump gave his Russian counterparts informationconsidered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government.” Specifically:

“Trump went on to discuss aspects of the threat that the United States learned only through the espionage capabilities of a key partner. He did not reveal the specific intelligence-gathering method, but he described how the Islamic State was pursuing elements of a specific plot and how much harm such an attack could cause under varying circumstances. Most alarmingly, officials said, Trump revealed the city in the Islamic State’s territory where the U.S. intelligence partner detected the threat.”

Apparently, this information was too sensitive for Trump to give to Russian representatives, but not too sensitive for anonymous officials to leak to the Washington Post, who turn broadcasted it to the entire world.

Shatahmasebi adds,

In other words, the Post also knows the details of this classified information. Anonymous officials can leak sensitive information to an unaccountable media outlet, but Trump can’t disclose that information to a delegation of people who could actually benefit from the information? How does that work?

Just last year, the Post didn’t seem to have any problems with the US government sharing intelligence with Russia.

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Here are some excerpts from the June 30, 2016 article shown in the image above, titled U.S. Offers to Share Syria Intelligence on Terrorists With Russia:

The offer early this week of what one administration official called “enhanced information sharing” does not include joint military planning, targeting or coordination with U.S. airstrikes or other operations in Syria.

In early May, as the cease-fire and U.N.-shepherded peace talks headed toward collapse, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov agreed to send senior military officers to “sit at the same table” in Geneva, where they set up a center to monitor violations.

Kerry and other U.S. officials have remained in close contact with their Russian counterparts, trying out a series of possible initiatives to revitalize the cease-fire, including the new offer of increased intelligence sharing on terrorist positions.

Take a look at two more examples of articles from The Post about former President Obama’s relations with Russia.

These excerpts are from an article titled Obama Proposes New Military Partnership With Russia in Syria, dated June 30, 2016:

The Obama administration has proposed a new agreement on Syria to the Russian government that would deepen military cooperation between the two countries against some terrorists in exchange for Russia getting the Assad regime to stop bombing U.S.-supported rebels.

Under the proposal, which was personally approved by President Obama and heavily supported by Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the American and Russian militaries would cooperate at an unprecedented level, something the Russians have sought for a long time.

On July 13, 2016, The Post ran this article: Obama’s Syria Plan Teams up American and Russian Forces.

The Obama administration’s new proposal to Russia on Syria is more extensive than previously known. It would open the way for deep cooperation between U.S. and Russian military and intelligence agencies and coordinated air attacks by American and Russian planes on Syrian rebels deemed to be terrorists.

It was okay when Obama did it, but if Trump dares to try to work with Russia, the mainstream media loses its mind.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he is ready to provide the U.S. Senate a transcript of last week’s controversial Oval Office meeting between President Trump and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

“If the U.S. administration considers it possible, we are ready to submit a transcript of Lavrov’s talk with Trump to the U.S. Senate and Congress, if, of course, the U.S. administration would want this,” Putin said, according to the Russian-owned Tass news agency.

Two days ago, The Post wrote that Trump did not break the law when he talked about classified information with the Russians.

Interesting.

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  • Hypocrisy.

    • Phil_Ossifer

      The lamestream media are grasping for anything that makes Trump look bad. If dissing Trump means they have to look like hypocrites, they don’t care. “Getting” Trump is the lamestream’s Prime Directive and, like all good Marxists, the end justifies the means. This is why sites like the Sheeple and others are so important. If your only exposure to the larger world is the lamestream media you haven’t been informed, you’ve been brainwashed.

      • I agree although it should be said that we must set an example by actively listening to the MSM and refuting them before we dismiss them. We mustn’t let ourselves fall into an echo chamber like progressives.

        • Phil_Ossifer

          The oldest principle of warfare: “Know thy enemy.”

    • Steve Rusk

      It’s one thing to provide information openly and quite another to be sneaking around at it, American media was given the boot, but Russian media was OK at that meeting, then it becomes suspiciously like spying. If this “intelligence” was actually supplied by the Israelis, I wonder did they approve of this sharing?

      • PopDeGator

        Considering that Israel wouldn’t even exist without the U.S. they’re hardly in a position to complain.

        • Steve Rusk

          I believe they call that philosophy “Burning your bridges behind you”, works well enough until you need their help again.

      • It wouldn’t surprise me. This is just nothing but smoke and mirrors designed to alienate the Left and radicalize them into a civil war.

        • Steve Rusk

          Left? This country is a Right of Center republic, there is no “Left”. Only a near Right and an extreme Right.

          • Apparently, political ideologies mean nothing and all perspectives and stances on social and economic issues are affiliated with the Right.

          • Steve Rusk

            You do understand that most of the political spectrum exists outside of this republic? Those political ideologies on the outside simply aren’t represented here. How much do you hear from socialists and communists in the media? How many do we have in our government? We don’t even have true Liberals anymore, now we have Neoliberals, a variety much more in agreement with Conservatives.

            On the other hand financial concentration continues to spiral out of control while Nazi like groups gain increased access to government and media. And war is more profitable than ever.

          • Sure the Republic was founded on the ideals of the Right, but it’s hard to say that applies now when we look at how we’ve created an entire welfare state that has destroyed the nuclear family and enabled hedonism. Socialism and communism are on a rampant rise in America now that we’re entering the post-Capitalism era of our country’s history. The Bernie Sanders movement and rise of Antifa are representative of this.

            I do agree that Neoliberals and paleoconservatives are one in the same, and with Trump selling more weapons to Saudi Arabia in this current geopolitical climate, expect to see a major “boom” in the military-industrial complex. The media in this country is extremely polarized.

          • Steve Rusk

            You need to be better informed. We don’t have a “welfare state”, quite the contrary, financial concentration is “spiraling out of control”:

            Socialism and communism are economic forces directly in opposition to financial concentration. As you can see from the link that’s not what is happening here.

            So this culture of unemployment and poverty our elites have created is not their fault? This country off shores millions of jobs every year:

            http://investmentwatchblog.com/job-lossesgai%c2%ad%c2%adns-since-the-great-recession-began/

            Most of the jobs lost during the recession were never replaced, this country continues to lose jobs at a rate exceeding their replacement. If that’s not bad enough, they allow “guest workers” to come in and work for less, taking the good paying jobs that can’t be sent abroad. The replacement jobs (when they are there) being mere low wage and temp jobs, these schemes are poverty generators. Have you ever considered these factors destroyed the “nuclear family” if there ever truly was such a thing? Hedonism? Nobody does it like the exceedingly privileged. Who else needs a multi billion dollar yacht, a fleet of private jets, mansions all over the globe and have you noticed the child sex rings which appear to be catering to this group and their political lackeys?
            Bernie and Antifa won’t last long, a flash in the pan, these type movements have come and gone before.

            Liberals and Conservatives are the controls in this republic, they do what they are designed to do.
            In this country there is always a “boom” in the military industrial complex.
            The media is doing what it always does, sowing confusion. Extreme thievery needs greater confusion to obscure the misdeeds.

          • Ok.

            “You need to be better informed. We don’t have a ‘welfare state’, quite the contrary, financial concentration is ‘spiraling out of control'”

            What do you call this then?

            http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/spend.php?title=US_Welfare_Spending&expand=40&meta=welfare

            Also, I’ve seen the video before, and it doesn’t mention the Fed or quantitative easing. Even if we were to tax The Rich™ and use their money to pay off the national debt, it would be impossible to use their money to sustain ourselves indefinitely. That is assuming they don’t outright rescind their citizenship and flee for tax havens to avoid paying taxes. We are indebted to the Fed and the IMF.

            The video also doesn’t mention how poverty is extremely profitable in America, with Social Security, Medicaid, and 192 welfare programs that allow people to sustain lives on consumerism without having to work for what they desire.

            “Socialism and communism are economic forces directly in opposition to financial concentration. As you can see from the link that’s not what is happening here.”

            When did I ever say that this wasn’t true? Of course we have a problem with offshoring and automation; why do you think this economy is being propped up by the Fed and our (((fiat currency)))?

            “So this culture of unemployment and poverty our elites have created is not their fault?”

            I never confirmed nor denied that. You are making accusatory claims and using it to argue for your own position.

            https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/strawman
            https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/tu-quoque

            “Most of the jobs lost during the recession were never replaced, this country continues to lose jobs at a rate exceeding their replacement. If that’s not bad enough, they allow “guest workers” to come in and work for less, taking the good paying jobs that can’t be sent abroad. The replacement jobs (when they are there) being mere low wage and temp jobs, these schemes are poverty generators.”

            I agree with this.

            “Have you ever considered these factors destroyed the ‘nuclear family’ if there ever truly was such a thing?”

            You tell me to become more ‘informed’ yet you deliberately use quotations around a concept that has been known since the 20th Century. A nuclear family refers to a typical household of one mother, one father, and one or more children, which is the very fabric of a traditional society. There are many factors that have led to this, including rampant outsourcing and the loss of manufacturing, but our country’s absurd spending on welfare (in addition to student loan debt, credit card debt, the rise of feminism and the abandonment of religion) has destroyed any reason for men to settle down and have kids. Half of marriages end in divorce these days and 24% of all kids are raised in a fatherless home.

            “Hedonism? Nobody does it like the exceedingly privileged. Who else needs a multi billion dollar yacht, a fleet of private jets, mansions all over the globe and have you noticed the child sex rings which appear to be catering to this group and their political lackeys?”

            You cannot make the argument that the “exceedingly privileged” use their wealth correlates to the corruption we see now. Correlation != Causation.

            https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/false-cause

            If you want to prevent them from interfering with our politics, kick them out of the country and end the Fed. Pass laws that prevent them from donating to political causes and expel government officials known to have to engaged in lobbying or bribery.

            “Bernie and Antifa won’t last long, a flash in the pan, these type movements have come and gone before.”

            Which is why they continuously protest and arm themselves for a civil war, going so far as to riot and loot in the streets, and harass and berate anyone that disagrees with them. They openly call for civil war and deliberately target white males. When in American history has something like this ever occurred?

            “Liberals and Conservatives are the controls in this republic, they do what they are designed to do.”

            (((Liberals))) and (((Conservatives))) are the (((((controls in this republic))))), they do (((((what they are designed to do))))).

            Fixed that for you.

            “In this country there is always a “boom” in the military industrial complex.”

            Can’t argue with that.

            “The media is doing what it always does, sowing confusion. Extreme thievery needs greater confusion to obscure the misdeeds.”

            I agree. We need to expose the flaws in the system and end the Fed.

          • Steve Rusk

            The cost of the social programs is chump change compared to the money the oligarchy rakes in. So what’s your plan send the jobs overseas, then give the unemployed nothing and let them starve? Most of us that have to survive off of the pathetic offerings of the social safety net would much rather have real jobs that provide a living wage. But those are leaving the country. We could have jobs here, our highway system is falling apart, 50% of the bridges are at the end of their design life, the collapses will begin soon. Our water systems are so decrepit that they are poisoning us. Our electrical grid was designed a century ago and has a huge assortment of band aids to prove it. The jobs of the future are leaving this country because we don’t have an internet here that will support them. We could have an education system to provide most Americans with a college education, instead we have a system the discourages most and leaves those who make the attempt burdened with life long debt.

            “I never confirmed nor denied that. You are making accusatory claims and using it to argue for your own position.”

            You called the problem “communism and socialism”, while I call it regulated unemployment, disenfranchisement and domination by force of wealth, if you think that’s accusatory. So, what do you propose to do about this “surplus population”? They’re not going to be given jobs nor are they to receive “welfare”.

            “You cannot make the argument that the “exceedingly privileged” use their wealth correlates to the corruption we see now. Correlation != Causation.”

            Check your history, compare the excesses of the American Empire to those of the Roman Empire. Notably personal financial excesses and child sex, even hedonism. Incidentally the refusal of the ruling elites to pay taxes was a major factor in the final collapse of the Roman Empire, the American Empire currently suffers from this same malady.

            At one time we had a measure of protection from the media, it was called the “Fairness Doctrine”.

            http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Fairness+Doctrine

            Ronald Regan got rid of it, the media is once again operating at it’s peak efficiency.

          • “The cost of the social programs is chump change compared to the money the oligarchy rakes in.”

            And? That doesn’t disprove my claim that we have a welfare state. I agree with this though.

          • “The cost of the social programs is chump change compared to the money the oligarchy rakes in.”

            And? That doesn’t disprove my claim that we have a welfare state. I agree with this though.

            “So what’s your plan send the jobs overseas, then give the unemployed nothing and let them starve?”

            Read my proposal below.

            “Most of us that have to survive off of the pathetic offerings of the social safety net would much rather have real jobs that provide a living wage. But those are leaving the country. We could have jobs here, our highway system is falling apart, 50% of the bridges are at the end of their design life, the collapses will begin soon. Our water systems are so decrepit that they are poisoning us. Our electrical grid was designed a century ago and has a huge assortment of band aids to prove it. The jobs of the future are leaving this country because we don’t have an internet here that will support them. We could have an education system to provide most Americans with a college education, instead we have a system the discourages most and leaves those who make the attempt burdened with life long debt.”

            Exactly.

            “You called the problem ‘communism and socialism’, while I call it regulated unemployment, disenfranchisement and domination by force of wealth, if you think that’s accusatory. So, what do you propose to do about this “surplus population”? They’re not going to be given jobs nor are they to receive ‘welfare’.”

            Get money out of politics. Privatize and reform the educational system to focus on creativity and critical thinking. End the Fed. Ban GMOs, sodium fluoride, and other contaminants, including all pesticides. Mandate that farmers grow their crops organically. Allow private investment in new agricultural techniques that increase harvests and maximize crop yields. Mandate that companies offer apprenticeships, OTJT, and IQ testing for potential employment. Invest in the construction and funding of trade schools. Utilize automation and revitalize our manufacturing economy. Cut all forms of welfare. Eliminate the H1-B visa program and prevent companies from hiring outside workers. Close the borders and only allow skilled immigration with background checks after all possible positions have been filled. Encourage the rise of unions with regulations. Force colleges and universities to compete with each other and offer superior education that leads to employment, with free college guaranteed to the top 10-20% of all students in the country, with the rest going off to either apprenticeship or trades. End affirmative action and strive towards a pure meritocracy.

            “Check your history, compare the excesses of the American Empire to those of the Roman Empire. Notably personal financial excesses and child sex, even hedonism. Incidentally, the refusal of the ruling elites to pay taxes was a major factor in the final collapse of the Roman Empire, the American Empire currently suffers from this same malady.”

            All right, fair enough.

            “At one time we had a measure of protection from the media, it was called the ‘Fairness Doctrine’.

            Ronald Regan got rid of it, the media is once again operating at it’s [sic] peak efficiency.”

            Fair enough. We desperately need to reinstitute this regulation.

          • Steve Rusk

            Making any significant changes presently is unlikely, we have the most extreme financial concentration in human history, the oligarchy owns governments and their military forces. It dominates the media, now dispersing the mind numbing propaganda developed during the early 20th Century. Media generated confusion is rampant, few people actually recognize the seriousness of humanity’s predicament and our leaders just don’t give a damn so long as the money keeps coming their way.

            It seems we Homo Sapiens may just have too many lemming genes. Unless we can change our ways circumstances will change them for us. Our natural resources are now depleted and our species is facing climate change, we may yet be included in the current mass extinction and we have Trump leading the charge.

  • Nailbanger

    Thats because ALL liberals are RETARDS!
    They can blow me

  • Mike

    That is because the lame stream, lying, fake msm did not care what their messiah did no matter how wrong or illegal it was.

  • Jeri Brace

    Obama has committed far more impeachable offenses than trump! Obama has committed many acts of treason while in office and yet Obama gets a free pass

    • marlene

      President Trump has NOT committed any “impeachable” offenses! That’s the point!

      • PopDeGator

        Of course he hasn’t. But that makes absolutely no difference to the hypocrites in the manistream media. They want to get Trump worse than they wanted to get Nixon forty years ago. They’re trying to meme something, anything into existence as long as it will make Trump look bad and they’re not above inventing crap to do it.

      • Steve Rusk

        It takes an investigation to make the determination as to whether Trump has committed an impeachable offense, that has yet to occur.

        • marlene

          What is deemed an “impeachable” offense is in our Constitution. Read it so you don’t make the mistake of believing what comes out of the investigation that may NOT be constitutional. According to our Constitution, I repeat, President Trump has NOT committed any “impeachable” offenses!

          • Steve Rusk

            It still comes down to a committee being appointed to investigate the accusations, if there is the political will for it. At the moment we don’t know if he has committed any impeachable offenses, there are only suspicions.

            Impeachable Offenses

            The Convention came to its choice of words describing the grounds for impeachment after much deliberation, but the phrasing derived directly from the English practice. The framers early adopted, on June 2, a provision that the Executive should be removable by impeachment and
            conviction “of mal-practice or neglect of duty.”774 The Committee of Detail reported as grounds “Treason (or) Bribery or Corruption.”775 And the Committee of Eleven reduced the phrase to “Treason, or bribery.”776 On September 8, Mason objected to this limitation, observing that the term did not encompass all the conduct which should be grounds for removal; he therefore proposed to add “or maladministration” following “bribery.” Upon Madison’s objection that “[s]o vague a term will be equivalent to a tenure during pleasure of the Senate,” Mason suggested “other high crimes and misdemeanors,” which was adopted without further
            recorded debate.777

  • Bill L

    And the smoke and mirrors continue. Watch what is going on over here, so you won’t notice what else we are doing.

  • Eileen

    They think we are stupid. After all, they thought that during the election cycle when they demonized Trump supporters as uneducated, illiterate, white old men who are racists. Not their exact words, but close enough to their intent. Yet, when Trump supporters boycotted certain businesses because those businesses dissed Trump and his family, nobody bothered to ask how could uneducated illiterate people have an effect on supposedly upscale stores like Nordstrom? The more the MSM acts like this, the more people will wake up. Even Democrats, life long Democrats who cast their vote for Clinton, are questioning this type of behavior.

    • Phil_Ossifer

      The SJW/lamestream media has absolutely no credibility left after their shameless pandering to the Hildabeast during the 2016 campaign but, like all self-styled saviors, are incapable of understanding reality. They actually think people still take them seriously and they get offended when their pronouncements are questioned. Vox Day’s Rule No. 1 is “SJWs always lie,” not only to us but to themselves. Those who tell us not to be skeptical are themselves the very reason we SHOULD be skeptical.

  • Jim

    I think if the press had called out obama on it, they would have been labeled raging racists.

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    Who needs to practice actual journalism when you can so easily sway the sheeple masses by portraying one person as a hero and another as a pseudo war criminal for the exact same thing? Hype and sensationalism have proven more effective than hard hitting, in depth, fair and factual reporting. When people are actually relying on things like “The Daily Show” and so on for their news, there’s no more need for real news.