Intelligence officials who spoke to Buzzfeed News say Trump's stupid Muslim ban will almost certainly make their jobs harder for all the reasons you might imagine.
The ban, which includes Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Yemen where the US still runs covert counter-terror operations, has suddenly made fragile a range of nascent counter-terror agreements with those respective governments.
“I haven’t had those conversations yet, but I expect they’re coming,” one US intelligence official said.
The concerns extend well beyond policy — several former case officers said the new order could hinder agents’ ability to work on the ground and deter potential sources from cooperating with the US.
It strikes me that everything the Trump regime has done up to this point is exactly what you would do if you wanted to provoke more attacks.
We know the White House is now staffed by bigots who believe we must eliminate Islam to secure global white supremacy, so it wouldn't come as a big surprise to learn that provoking more attacks is their goal.
On this matter, the Trump regime and ISIS have something in common. They both want our current conflicts to be cast as a clash of civilizations.