CIA-Backed Insurgency in Virginia, by Patrick Martin
An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history.
If the Democrats capture a majority in the House of Representatives on November 6, as widely predicted, candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus will comprise as many as half of the new Democratic members of Congress. They will hold the balance of power in the lower chamber of Congress.
In Russia, old KGB agents took over the country under Putin. Do you ever get the impression, when surveying recently recruited Democratic candidates, that the CIA alumni association intends to do something similar to the USA? …
I presume a whole bunch of ex-officers got elected to Congress in 1946, like Kennedy and Nixon. But it is a pretty interesting phenomenon. The notion that the successful KGB takeover of Russia might be serving as an inspiration to CIA folks doesn’t seem to have come up much, though.