The CIA Owns the US and European Media – PaulCraigRoberts.org

August 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

William Blum shares with us his correspondence with Washington Post presstitute Michael Birnbaum. As you can tell from Birnbaum’s replies, he comes across as either very stupid or as a CIA asset.

When I received my briefing as staff associate, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which required top secret clearance, I was told by senior members of the staff that the Washington Post was a CIA asset. Watching the Washington Post’s takedown of President Richard Nixon with the orchestrated Watergate story, that became obvious. President Nixon had made too many overtures to the Soviets and too many arms limitations agreements, and he opened to China. Watching President Nixon’s peace initiatives water down the threat level from the Soviet Union and Maoist China, the military/security complex saw a threat to its budget and power and decided that Nixon had to go. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy had resulted in far too much skepticism about the Warren Commission Report, so the CIA decided to use the Washington Post to get rid of Nixon. To keep the clueless American left hating Nixon, the CIA used its assets in the leftwing to keep Nixon blamed for the Vietnam war, a war that Nixon inherited and did not want.

Source: The CIA Owns the US and European Media – PaulCraigRoberts.org

John Brennan, Melting Down and Covering Up – LewRockwell

July 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

It isn’t a pretty face, but one scarred from a dark past, repackaged now by the frenzy of “resistance.” Accusing Donald Trump recklessly, implying he knows more than he lets on, promising redemption: John Brennan is the face of American politics in 2018.

But before all that, Brennan lived in a hole about as far down into the deep state as one can dwell while still having eyes that work in the sunlight. He was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was Obama’s counterterrorism advisor, helping the president decide who to kill every week, including American citizens. He spent 25 years at the CIA, and helped shape the violent policies of the post-9/11 Bush era. He was a fan of torture and extrajudicial killing to the point that a 2012 profile of him was entitled, “The Seven Deadly Sins of John Brennan.” Another writer called Brennan “the most lethal bureaucrat of all time, or at least since Henry Kissinger.” Today, however, a New York Times puff piece sweeps all that away as a “troubling inheritance.”

Source: John Brennan, Melting Down and Covering Up – LewRockwell

Trump’s Backtrack on Summit Comments Shows Power of Intel Agencies

July 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

How could Trump possibly question the conclusions of an intelligence community that has grown beyond just the CIA to include other spy agencies such as the NSA? Perhaps it is because some of its leaders have been shown be to be wrong in their conclusions. And in some cases, their conclusions may be deliberately misleading.

When former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was asked by a Senate committee, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions of Americans?” Clapper replied, “No sir,” adding, “not wittingly.”

Source: Trump’s Backtrack on Summit Comments Shows Power of Intel Agencies

Washington’s Message to North Korea: Denuclearize, Accept Neoliberalism and the “Vietnam Miracle”. Meanwhile Kim Remains on the “CIA Assassination List” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

July 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Pyongyang on a two day visit “ to press leader Kim Jong-un for details on his plans for denuclearisation.”

It was a polite and courteous welcome, Korean style.

But with Pompeo in charge of negotiations, what are the prospects?

Back in October 2017, Pompeo  hinted in no uncertain terms when he was head of the CIA:

“If Kim Jong-un suddenly dies, don’t ask me about it … “

“With respect, if Kim Jong-un should vanish, given the history of the CIA, I’m just not going to talk about it,”

“We are going to become a much more vicious agency…” 

Source: Washington’s Message to North Korea: Denuclearize, Accept Neoliberalism and the “Vietnam Miracle”. Meanwhile Kim Remains on the “CIA Assassination List” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Is the leash now off the ‘Other CIA’? | Intrepid Report.com

July 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, is merely the tip of a US intelligence iceberg. Much of the CIA, whether or not it is with a “wink and a nod” from its director Gina Haspel, a veteran of the agency’s extraordinary rendition and torture program, exists in the murky world of “carve out” contracts and front companies. This “unofficial CIA” is where “plausible deniability” for US intelligence actions is of paramount importance.

Source: Is the leash now off the ‘Other CIA’? | Intrepid Report.com

How John Brennan led the CIA to hack the Senate | Roger Stone | Stone Cold Truth

June 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Former CIA Director John Brennan said yesterday that President Donald Trump should be removed from office due to his mental stability. It Brennan who’s mental stability- and loyalty to the United States and it’s Constitution are in question.

As CIA Director Brennan penetrated and spied on a US Senate Committee investigating torture by the CIA.

“Patently absurd,” said Senator Harry Reid. “It violates the US constitution,” is how Senator Mark Udall described it. Senator Angus King of Maine went even further and said that “it violated both the spirit and the letter of the constitutional separation of powers.”

It is hard to believe that these Democrats are talking about the Obama appointed CIA chief John Brennan under whose leadership the CIA hacked the computers of their Congressional overseers.

Source: How John Brennan led the CIA to hack the Senate | Roger Stone | Stone Cold Truth

Gina Haspel’s New Vision for CIA? – American Free Press

June 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

After a bruising confirmation fight, one wonders if newly approved Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel will have the political support to put her own stamp on how the agency is structured and operates. Insiders note that, though she was acting director for only two months, she did little more than continue the changes made by her predecessor Mike Pompeo, who had been in charge of the agency for 15 months.

The past 17 years have seen a major change in how the CIA is organized. The Cold War agency was basically divided into two major intelligence components and included an administrative structure as well as a scientific and technical division that had their own independent functions but also worked to support intelligence operations and analysis. To put it simply, the agency consisted of one half that collected information and another half that analyzed the information collected. The operations component, itself divided into geographical regions, was a producer of intelligence, which was then processed by the analysts before going on to the consumers, which consisted of the White House, Congress, and other agencies within the government with a “need to know” that gave them access to the finished intelligence reports. The principal consumer of intelligence and the CIA’s “boss” was and is the president of the United States.

Source: Gina Haspel’s New Vision for CIA? – American Free Press

John Brennan and Osama Bin Laden: The protector and the protected? The scent of Arab money? | Non-Intervention.com

June 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

I have kept quiet about former-CIA Director John Brennan’s ongoing, near-hysterical tirades against President Trump and the Republicans for two reasons. First, I thought that the critical response was pretty strong and coming from commentators whose words command a large audience. Second, I had my say in this space when Brennan was nominated to the post of CIA Director.

On 1 June 2018, however, I read Brennan’s OpEd in the New York Times. It is an egregious piece of propaganda and faux nostalgia. It also infused with the author’s overweening — and thoroughly baseless – sense of self-righteousness and personal heroism. Two items in the article particularly caught my eye. The first was Brennan’s claim that he is a “non-partisan”, which is true only in the sense of his own willingness to do anything for anybody who will improve his official position and, so, his financial position. The second was his claim that in the Oval Office of four past presidents he had heard the presidents “dismiss the political concerns of their advisers, saying, “I don’t care about my politics, it’s the right thing to do.’” (1)

Source: John Brennan and Osama Bin Laden: The protector and the protected? The scent of Arab money? | Non-Intervention.com

Ecuador to Expel Assange from its London Embassy? – Stephen Lendman

May 13, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing are endangered in the US. Anyone exposing its high crimes and/or other dirty secrets is vulnerable.

Challenging the nation’s policies, no matter how heinous, risks severe punishment.

As CIA director, neocon extremist Mike Pompeo falsely accused Assange of causing “great harm to our nation’s national security.”

Source: Ecuador to Expel Assange from its London Embassy? – Stephen Lendman

RAY MCGOVERN Dragged from Senate Hearing for Exposing Gina Haspel’s War Crimes – GOV’T SLAVES

May 10, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Retired CIA analyst and outspoken antiwar activist, Ray McGovern, who chaired the National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President’s Daily Brief, was forcibly removed from the United States Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday as Gina Haspel, the nominee for director of the CIA, was answering questions about her record of torture.

Source: RAY MCGOVERN Dragged from Senate Hearing for Exposing Gina Haspel’s War Crimes – GOV’T SLAVES

Vote NO! Gina Haspel CIA – STEVE PIECZENIK TALKS

May 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Potential DCI Gina Haspel: Banality of Evil !
I am against the selection of Gina Haspel as the DCI. She was/is a dedicated apparatchik of the CIA for decades. Ms Haspel was in charge of the black sites in Thailand along with her obsequious boss, Jose Rodriguez. She and Jose oversaw the egregious practice of torture against a number of so-called  terrorists.

The fact is that we now know that 9/11 was a false flag created by the CIA [George Tenet, Robert Mueller, Bush Jr, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Powell, Condi, et.al]. The notion that the CIA protected the USA or tried to elicit credible information concerning the auto-genocide of the Bush Jr administration…is patently absurd.

Source: Vote NO! Gina Haspel CIA – STEVE PIECZENIK TALKS

Will a Torturer Become CIA Director? – Consortiumnews

May 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Given the utilitarian tone dominating the discussion, I will first address whether there is any evidence that torture “works,” and then comment on the tendency to equivocate—in what one might call a jesuitical way—about the morality of torture. I must, however, point out upfront that the civilized world has long since decided that torture is intrinsically evil: always wrong. It is also against international and domestic law, of course. But torture is not wrong because it is illegal. It is the other way around. Torture is illegal because it is just flat wrong—always.

Source: Will a Torturer Become CIA Director? – Consortiumnews

The Men Who Killed Kennedy – Part 9 – The Guilty Men (2003)

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Washington Breaks Out the “Just Following Orders” Nazi Defense for CIA Director-Designate Gina Haspel

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John Kiriakou, a former CIA operative who helped capture many Al Qaeda prisoners, recently said that Haspel was known to some at the agency as “Bloody Gina” and that “Gina and people like Gina did it, I think, because they enjoyed doing it. They tortured just for the sake of torture, not for the sake of gathering information.” (In 2012, in a convoluted case, Kiriakou pleaded guilty to leaking the identity of a covert CIA officer to the press and spent a year in prison.)

Some of Haspel’s champions have used the exact language of the popular version of the Nuremberg defense, while others have paraphrased it.

Source: Washington Breaks Out the “Just Following Orders” Nazi Defense for CIA Director-Designate Gina Haspel

The CIA Democrats – World Socialist Web Site

March 10, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

This is the first part of a three-part article.

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.

Source: The CIA Democrats – World Socialist Web Site

Trump’s “Spontaneous” Decision to Meet Kim Jong-un, Or was it the CIA’s Decision? | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

March 10, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Trump’s Decision to Meet Kim Jong-un

In all likelihood Trump’s decision was approved at the highest levels of US intelligence.

There was nothing spontaneous in Trump’s statement. It was staged.

No doubt he had been advised both by Pompeo and McMcmaster. His announcement followed the briefing by the head of the South Korean Delegation, ROK National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong, who had led the mission to Pyongyang on March 6.  Mr Chung briefed president Trump, who immediately and spontaneously confirmed his decision.

Source: Trump’s “Spontaneous” Decision to Meet Kim Jong-un, Or was it the CIA’s Decision? | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

US Meddling in Foreign Elections: A CIA Tradition Since 1948

March 8, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

In a shocking display of relative independence from the post-Operation Mockingbird control of the media by the Central Intelligence Agency, a recent article in The New York Times broke with current conventional pack journalism and covered the long history of CIA meddling in foreign elections. A February 17, 2018, article, titled, “Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too,” authored by Scott Shane – who covered the perestroika and glasnost for The Baltimore Sun in Moscow from 1988 to 1991 during the final few years of the Soviet Union – reported the US has interfered in foreign elections for decades. However, a couple of old US intelligence hands were quoted in the article as saying the US meddling was for altruistic purposes. The CIA veterans charged that Russia interferes in foreign elections for purely malevolent purposes. The belief that American interference in global elections was to promote liberal democracy could not be further from the truth.

Source: US Meddling in Foreign Elections: A CIA Tradition Since 1948

Ray McGovern’s First Day as CIA Director – Antiwar.com Blog

February 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Now that I have been nominated again – this time by author Paul Craig Roberts – to be CIA director, I am preparing to hit the ground running.

Last time my name was offered in nomination for the position – by The Nation publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel – I did not hold my breath waiting for a call from the White House. Her nomination came in the afterglow of my fortuitous, four-minute debate with then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, when I confronted him on his lies about the attack on Iraq, on May 4, 2006 on national TV. Since it was abundantly clear that Rumsfeld and I would not get along, I felt confident I had royally disqualified myself.

Source: Ray McGovern’s First Day as CIA Director – Antiwar.com Blog

What EVERYONE is Missing About “Russiagate”

February 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

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