“In our defeat-ISIS activities, we’ve had a struggle and presently continue to struggle with the challenge of open source and publicly available information, and how we leverage that to make it truly useful for the warfighter,” Jospeh Votel, former head of both Special Operations Command and Central Command.
ROBERT STEELE: General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret), then Commanding General of USCENTCOM fighting two wars and overseeing twelve Joint Task Force actions, is on record: he got, “at best” 4% of what he needed from the IC. Since I made Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) the foundation for re-inventing the craft of intelligence (which is supposed to be about decision-support, not regime change and drone assassination and torture and mass surveillance) the IC “leadership” has continued to disgrace the Republic by focusing on budget building, classifying (to cover up) their illegal activities including CIA and FBI collaboration with the Mossad in operating over 50 pedophilia and murdereous pedophilia blackmail entrapment cells across the USA, and lying to the President. Mike Pompeo bought into that bullshit, as well as John Bolton's bullshit, one more reason why Pompeo needs to go and someone competent — Jon Huntsman comes to mind — brought in at State. Sadly, the IC does not understand OSINT, it is not serious about HUMINT, and it does not do IMINT or SIGINT properly (e.g. NSA does not provide tactical SIGINT support to day to day clandestine operations overseas or day to day counterintelligence operations at home — NSA processes 1% of what it collects while violating the Constitution and disgracing the Republic every single day).
Amy Zegart, whose book Flawed by Design remains a standard because of its conclusion (“fix big or don't fix at all”) recently wrote about intelligence reform.
Below is my email to her setting the record straight and outlining my vision.
The IC was part of 9/11. CIA and FBI both slammed down on ABLE DANGER and others that detected the plot (which started in 1988 when the Twin Towers were condemned and Port Authority told they would have to brought down manually, no controlled demolitions, an immediate $2B insurance fraud opportunity that morphed into a planned false flag after Netanyahu was briefed by Silverstein and then Cheney was briefed by Netanhayu). Here's all the stuff you don't know about 9/11, as delivered to the White House and read by over four million people:
Your first book remains your best — I use your “fix big or don't fix at all” often. Now here is what Bill Binney and I and to an extent REDACTED have agreed needs to be done:
01 abolish the DNI after completing the below down-sizing
02 reduce all secret agencies without exception toward 70% — soft landings (retraining and re-employment) for all who are dismissed
03 consolidate the 30% pieces at CIA as new directorates (Geo, Imagery, Signals, Military)
04 create the Open Source Agency I have long championed but independent of the restored DCI
05 move the NIC to the EOP
– – – below not fully discussed among us but my own thoughts that I would implement if I could:
06 abolish the FBI (founded by a pedophile and pioneer of political blackmail) and create a new counterintelligence corps that has first call on NSA capabilities and goes after traitors, pedophiles, and white collar criminals with a vengeance (we process 1% of what we collect and NSA does not provide tactical support to clandestine operations overseas or counterintelligence operations at home).
07 abolish DHS and particularly FEMA which has been doing the false flags but stopped after I circulated the Sandy Hook volume to White House, Attorney General, two congressional committees and the Secretary of DHS
08 eradicate both the CIA and the Mossad secret networks across the country, starting with the other 49 pedophilia entrapment cells that have compromised many state legislators, judges, prosecutors, and sheriffs
09 close all military bases overseas, they are lily pads for smuggling drugs, guns, gold, cash, and small children
10 eliminate the invented criminal genocidal apartheid state of Israel (which is home base to a global crime network rooted in cyber penetration that very few understand — they OWN every communications circuit and use that to both control politicals and do insider trading) and restore Palestine to the Palestinians.
I'd like to see you up your game. I realize I scare or trouble a lot of you, but I know more than all of you and I am at the top of my game (holistic analytics and true cost ecnonomics) so one of these days my focus on the truth is going to confront the half-baked fix on the margins calls and we are going to have a revolution. You got it right the first time. I think Trump is leaning in your direction. It would help me and it would help the President if your next article were closer to my vision.
The IC is not in the decision support business. General Tony Zinni is on record: they provide 4% “at best” of what a major commander needs, and I add “and nothing for the rest of us.” The IC is in the smuggling, regime change, drone assassination, political blackmail, and torture business. It has completely lost sight of its legitimate mission while getting very very good at its original mission, to serve as the Deep State's foundation for leveraging US power toward illicit ends. These two book reviews may help you grasp this latter point:
Be assured of my respect for your intellect and your integrity. If you and I were to have a published conversation — I could probably get Blll and REDACTED to participate as well — you could possibly produce a white paper that would be read by the Chief of Staff, who is aware that intelligence done right, combined with Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), could reduce the cost of rebooting America by 80%.
Here are two think pieces I have done recently, the first is completed and Trump and his family have it, the second is under development for a new speech and article in October:
You have truly unlimited potential. Stop holding yourself back.
With abiding regard,
Steele, Robert. “Augmented Intelligence with Human-Machine Integrity: Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE),” in Daniel Araya. Augmented Intelligence: Smart Systems and the Future of Work and Learning. Bern, CH: Peter Lang Publishing., 2018.
Steele, Robert. Letter to Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, “Subject: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE),” January 2, 2017.
Steele, Robert. For the President of the United States of America Donald Trump: Subject: Eradicating Fake News and False Intelligence with an Open Source Agency That Also Supports Defense, Diplomacy, Development, & Commerce (D3C) Innovation to Stabilize World. Earth Intelligence Network, 2017.
Steele, Robert, “Royal Danish Defence College: Lecture by Robert Steele on Open Source Intelligence Done Right,” Copenhagen, Denmark: Royal Danish Defence College, April 18, 2016. OFFICIAL VIDEO 59 Minutes.
Steele, Robert. “Robert Steele on OSINT – Why and How,” Copenhagen, Denmark: Government of Denmark, April 18-20, 2016, as commissioned and presented to military, police, and national services. BRIEFING
Steele, Robert. “Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) – Creating the Academy, Economy, Government, and Society of the Future,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 5 April 2016.
Steele, Robert. “The Ultimate Hack – Resilient Villages, Smart Cities, Prosperous Nations at Peace — and Unlimited Clean Water,” Potomac, Maryland: Reserved, March 6, 2016, as discussed for transmission to the Government of India and others.
Steele, Robert. “Applied Collective Intelligence 2.0: Can Open Source Evolutionary Cyvernetics Leverage Distributed Human Intelligence While Advancing Artificial Intelligence?,” Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog, 17 October 2015.
Steele, Robert, “Applied Collective Intelligence: Human-Centric Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything,” Spanda Journal, 20-14 December 2014, Vol. 2, pp 127-137.
Steele, Robert. “On Defense Intelligence: Seven Strikes,” CounterPunch, 2 July 2014.
Steele, Robert. “The Evolving Craft of Intelligence,” in Robert Dover, Michael Goodman, and Claudia Hillebrand (eds.). Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies, Oxford, UK: Routledge, July 31, 2013.