Douglas London (@douglaslondon5 )

Douglas London

Bio Retired CIA Clandestine Service, Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown SFS, Non-Resident Scholar @MEI_CTE. Views my own. RT, likes do not = endorsement.
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iPhone : Trump’s silence is telling that he can’t afford to provoke or offend Putin. But why? Is it his need for cont’d Russian election interference on his behalf? Or fear Putin is in a position to guarantee his loss? Sadly, Putin has no need to heed hallow warnings from Trump’s minions. twitter.com/charlie_savage…

iPhone : 'Antifa' website cited in conservative media attack on Biden is linked to — wait for it — Russia news.yahoo.com/atifa-website-…

iPhone : Agreed Marc, if the Palestinians were left out as things appear. Silver lining is Jordan dodges a bullet but having the US pressure Israel to maintain commitments would have been the better road for all concerned in achieving the UAE-Israeli accord. This was more like extortion. twitter.com/Mpolymer/statu…

iPhone : Still spins/cherrypicks intel. Left out KSA (& Kuwait) opposed a Shi’a state & rebels rqd air power US would have had to back w/troops to defend Kuwait.The blunder was we DID encourage a Shi’a uprising w/o delivering help -we’d pay for that in 2003-today in Iraq & w/Arab Spring. twitter.com/tcwittes/statu…

iPhone : The consequences of wasting what was likely precious direct action intel capabilities for a political stunt-your adversary hardens defenses/becomes more dangerous. Someone ought to have considered the 2nd & 3rd order consequences, but who will disagree with Trump? twitter.com/JasonMBrodsky/…

iPhone : If we wish to wear the robes of democracy & freedom, the US must be able to look at itself in the mirror to ask such fundamental questions. When leaders find doing so “offensive,” we compromise the pulpit from which to preach and undermine that for which we claim to stand. twitter.com/jmhansler/stat…

iPhone : Although the US & Afghan gov have lived up to & in fact exceeded the terms of the disastrous Feb agreement, the Taliban will not accept a ceasefire, release US hostage Mark Frerichs or sever ties to al-Qa’ida & its partners. Why should it if Trump pulls troops ahead of schedule? twitter.com/kateclark66/st…

iPhone : While DCIA, Pompeo at WH almost every day, less about intel & more about self promotion. We could rarely get him to carry key issues. Haspel there at best 1x every two weeks. Limited time to raise important matters but enough for Trump to damage CIA direction of effort. twitter.com/davidpriess/st…

iPhone : You'll see lots of attacks on Harris's prosecutorial record in the coming days, from left & right. Some sincere, some cynical. Some justifiable, some not so much.

But never forget: her opponent tear-gassed protesters and declared: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

iPhone : A good pathology on evolving Russian tactics. Unanswered question is why the Russians allow a trail? Not being sloppy. Creates more division/chaos when Trump embraces Russia despite evidence of nefarious acts. More polarizing, divisive & boosts Trump’s base. Typical Russian MO. twitter.com/julianbarnes/s…

iPhone : Welcomed the opportunity to talk with Hatam al-Yamani and al-Jazeera about MbS, Dr. Saad al-Jabri and US-Saudi relations. youtu.be/fyUmDzAioJY

iPhone : Ratcliffe/Trump right to be concerned with Robert Draper meticulously researched, well argued & accurate portrayal re the damage to US natl security from Trump’s war on the US Intel Community. It casts light on their perversion of America’s first line of defense 4 self interests. twitter.com/ODNIgov/status…

iPhone : Robert O'Brien: "There's not a lot left we can do with the Russians."

Essentially, he's telling the Russians that there will be no more sanctions, keep on doing what you're doing.

cbsnews.com/news/robert-ob…

iPhone : A “Trump Whisperer,” Pompeo is alone among original appointees not already known/related to Trump who continues ascending. He cleared this, selling it to Trump as a means to diffuse public outrage, but was thinking about his own vulnerabilities seeking the presidency in 2024. twitter.com/sangernyt/stat…

iPhone : US Marines have deployed to Norway since b4 my own 80’s service as deterrence to Moscow & commitment to our allies.Trump weakens the US where Putin threatens as his own DNI reports on Moscow’s cont’d efforts to weaken the US & undermine its democracy. What does Trump get? twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews…

iPhone : “The options faced by the intelligence community during Trump’s presidency have been stark: avoid infuriating the president but compromise the agencies’ ostensible independence, or assert that independence and find yourself replaced with a more sycophantic alternative.” twitter.com/douglaslondon5…