While Donald Trump and his supporters will go to great lengths to dance around the truth, that doesn’t change the reality of his incoming administration’s numerous direct and indirect ties to Russia. The state of denial in which these folks choose to live also doesn’t change the fact that the former MI6 spy who put together the unverified claims in the report Buzzfeed recently leaked is well respected, and that many intelligence officials both here and around the world are taking this supposed information very seriously.
That’s a caveat to all of this that Republicans and Trump supporters aren’t realizing: The rest of the world doesn’t give a damn about what they want to be real or the delusions they choose to believe.
Our allies aren’t going to blindly believe anything Trump tells them just because most of his supporters are gullible enough to trust him.
According to Buzzfeed‘s Sheera Frenkel:
While the dossier’s claims haven’t been verified, the officers said that intelligence services from other countries have been doing their own digging into Trump’s connections to Moscow.
“You can trust me that many intelligence agencies are trying to evaluate the extent to which Trump might have ties, or a weakness of some type, to Russia,” one of the intelligence officers said.
The report also says that an Israeli officer confirmed that there’s more than this one dossier, with multiple ties between Trump and Russia being looked into by intelligence officials from other nations.
This is actually an issue I wrote about on Facebook the other day.
We’re looking at a very real situation where our allies might decide to pull back from us, refusing to share vital intelligence information, because they believe Trump’s been compromised by Russia.
And you can’t dismiss all of this as some sort of partisan political nonsense like Trump and his supporters have because there’s nothing “in it” for these other nations to believe lies about Trump. In fact, it goes against their own best interests to do so considering we have the largest military the human race has ever seen. So I can guarantee you that they’re using all the resources available to them — including probably many similar ones as the former MI6 spy who put this report together used — to find out if Trump has been colluding with Putin.
While Trump, Republicans and his supporters can try to spin this all they want — this is a huge threat to our national security.
Obviously many of our key allies (if not all of them) refusing to share vital intelligence with us because they believe our president has been compromised is not a good thing. It’s that sharing of information between leaders and nations which helps us deter or prevent major terrorist attacks.
Furthermore, if our enemies find out that our allies are distancing themselves from us, refusing to share key intelligence because they don’t trust our president, that could very well embolden terrorist groups to plan more brazen attacks against the United States.
The fracturing of trust between us and our allies plays right into the hands of Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and anyone else who’d love to see “the West” crumble.
Then when you add in the fact that Trump has bashed the U.N.; criticized NATO; heaped praise on the very country many believe has compromised him; gone out of his way to provoke China; is threatening to tear up the Iran nuclear deal; and has divided this nation more than at any time in decades, I say without the slightest bit of hesitation that he should be considered one of our country’s biggest national security risks.
We’ve never seen a situation where other nations are now questioning whether or not a U.S. president-elect has been compromised by an enemy.
It’s truly ironic that after years of saying President Obama has made us weaker, then claiming that Hillary Clinton’s emails might have compromised U.S. national security, Republicans elected Donald Trump — someone who might very well be compromised by Russia, making him one of the biggest national security threats the United States has seen in decades, if not ever.
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