The New York Times has published over the weekend [9 Sep 14] an excellent study of how foreign governments are buying influence at Washington’s think tanks. According to the story, foreign governments are not only getting prominent think tanks to embrace their views of what is in America’s interest, but to lobby for these views with politicians and high officials.
ROBERT STEELE: Useful. What is missing is the “agents of a foreign power” classification that was the most contentious issues between Bobby Kennedy at Attorney General, and Jewish organizations taking money from Israel and insisting that they were NOT agents of a foreign foreign. The reality is that all of the check and balances are gone, Congress does not live up to Article 1 of the Constitution and the Judiciary now lets the Executive get away with “national security” claims to dismsis cases without hearing the facts. America is not a democracy, and American government — and the various other “tribes” of information (academic, civil, commerce, law enforcement, media, military, and non-government/non-profit) all lack intelligence and lack integrity.