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Major Intelligence Officials Convened To Discuss “Shared Mission” In Syria 16 Days Before Paris Terror Attacks (VIDEO)

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On October 27, 2015, sixteen days before the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks, Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan, former UK MI6 Chief John Sawers, Director of the French Directorate for External Security Bernard Bajolet, and former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaacov Amidror met in Washington DC to discuss how to get rid of democratically-elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, particularly in light of recent Russian involvement in destroying “ISIS”–the US proxy army.

The four officials discussed the problem and strategized on a panel (video above) “The Shared 21st Century International Mission,” moderated by Washington Post foreign policy columnist David Ignatius and co-hosted by the CIA and the George Washington University.

In addition to the fact that emergency drills were taking place in Paris on November 13, the unusual elements of the events themselves and the overall geopolitical trajectory leading up to the Paris attacks, this is yet another disturbing revelation previously posted on Scoopfeed one week ago.

As Scott Creighton comments:

Funny isn’t it how all the talk right now is about the “shared mission” we face in the wake of the Paris attacks just two weeks after their “shared mission” conference.

Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

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Who Do Intelligence Snoops Serve?


*Article republished from 2004 – “True then and even more accurate today.” -SARTRE

I strongly believe the CIA is ably led by George Tenet,” George W. Bush said in an Oval Office interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Well, from the perspective of the Intelligence Community culture, the president is probably correct. However; the essential question that is continuously ignored, asks if those assets serve the American People!

Spying is as old as time. The principal aspect that matters is the purpose of that intelligence gathering. The CIA is only the most visible agency that engages in the practice of counterintelligence. Those that are acknowledged openly are listed on an official government site, Members of the Intelligence Community (IC). The history of success (depending on how one defines such a standard) is mixed at best. Notwithstanding, the public accounts, the real story lies deep within the bowels of “foggy bottom” archive tombs. Those too sensitive to ever risk the light of day, have been buried along with those who knew too much.

So what else is new? The varied fiefdoms often conflict, since they seldom share a common agenda. Only a naive believer accepts that these spooks snoop for the national interest. A sub rosa government needs not to rely upon conspiracy theories or urban legends to be real. All you have to do is simply study the historic record of how events really play themselves out . . . Secret operations and schemes are the precise business the IC conducts. So why would it be silly to dismiss that the world operates upon a lust for power, or that it is abnormal?

Ushering a serious discussion about the motives and intentions of the black bag boys, risks the loss of credibility within polite circles. The extent and degree of their mastery, is demonstrated that inquiry into the secret agent realm, has been deemed a characteristic of paranoia. Even when random patterns or coincidence are implausible, the government instructs the public that only the psychotic believe in conspiracies.

If that was so, how does one explain the sociopathic behavior that routinely comes out of the STATE? Debating or criticizing a specific incident may be entertaining and even informative, but when was the last time folks agreed upon the unique trajectory of that “magic bullet” which did so much damage? Consensus is more than one can hope to achieve. Citizens are too afraid of admitting that they are ruled by other than duly elected representatives and benevolent bureaucrats.  Nonetheless, that is exactly the circumstance of our lives.

The missing ingredient that escapes the discernment of the masses is that intelligence gathering is valid if it serves and protects a way of life, which is based upon individual liberty. When policies, programs and techniques have the very aim of stripping natural rights from the sovereign citizenry, who do these spies serve? A clandestine mindset, causes subversion of legitimate authority. Disinformation is a standard diet that is dished out for public consumption. And hidden elitist interests never justify cryptic genocide, in the name of national security.

Jim Lobe, an accomplished investigative reporter, makes the point well. Inspection of Vice President Dick Cheney’s role and that of arch NeoCon – Lewis “Scooter” Libby – interaction with the CIA has been made public. “And it was also Libby and Cheney who reportedly visited the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) several times in the run-up to the war in Iraq in what was taken as pressure on CIA analysts to take a darker view of Saddam’s alleged ties to al-Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction than what was reflected in the agency’s reports”. Just another turf battle among varying factions! Or the harboring of more sinister forces?

What do you think? When George Bush was asked by Tim Russert about both Senator John Kerry and himself being in the same Skull and Bones secret society, the President replied:  “It was so secret that you can’t talk about it!”  Do you believe he was joking or just admitting the obvious? Just look at George’s face! If looks could kill, Russert would be dead.

This is a transparent example of the visible, but the general public are kept in a darkened room as they are tortured by the plots of the IC. Do they direct themselves and delve in free lance projects, or are they mere tools of more ubiquitous and eternal forces? You don’t need a sermon preached on this topic to understand the workings of political power. Intelligence services are gatekeepers for establishment cabal interests. They may serve occasionally or sit at the same table of the manipulation. But at all times they collaborate when it benefits their own agenda.

Take your pick! Despite clouded information, you can be assured that the Intelligence Community does not salute the flag of the Republic. Their empire is based upon the need to confront foes, real or imaginary. It’s their task to convince you that their enemies are also yours; especially when there is no actual threat to you. If you dispute their program, you just might make their list of suspected dissenters. And, by now, you should know there is a very thin line between protest and being branded as a terrorist.

SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at

The Who, How And Why Of The JFK Assassination – 52 Years On – Part 1

The JFK assassination still matters, 52 years on.

The JFK assassination still matters, 52 years on.

The JFK assassination, almost to the day 52 years later, is still subject that generates a lot of emotion, curiosity and speculation. Rightly so – the event was of extreme significance and is a telling reminder that the people who run this world are far above the level of prime ministers and presidents. Like 9/11, the JFK assassination was a severe blow to the psyche of the public in America and the world. It was mass trauma, not only crafted to remove a man who opposed the New World Order manipulators in many ways, but also designed to shatter innocence and send a powerful message: that the controllers can kill whomever they want and get away with it by controlling the key power centers of society (White House, CIA, FBI, Texas state governorship, local police and sheriff’s departments, etc.) so that any subsequent investigation will go nowhere.

The implications of the JFK assassination remain large to this day, a fact lost on Noam Chomsky when he stated that “Who knows? Who cares? Why does it matter? … The evidence against [a high-level conspiracy to kill JFK] is overwhelming” and thus revealed himself to be either unintentionally narrow-minded or an intentional gatekeeper of truth. Hollywood actor Bruce Willis summed it much better than Chomsky when he declared: “They still haven’t caught the guy that killed Kennedy … I’ll get killed for saying this, but I’m pretty sure those guys are still in power, in some form. The entire government of the United States was co-opted“. Indeed – it was co-opted, and still is.

Why The JFK Assassination Still Matters Today, 52 Years On

So, why does it still matter today? Quite simply, because the killers are still at large and on the loose. I don’t necessarily mean the actual killers or even the actual conspirators coordinating them, but rather, the same shady families, bloodlines, organizations and Secret Societies that executed the murder. The JFK assassination was a coup d’etat. The New World Order conspirators took over the US Government in broad daylight, and managed to escape scot free, only needing to sacrifice a few of the lower men in their conspiracy. The Mafia, CIA, FBI, Federal Reserve and military-industrial-intelligence complex (including secret groups like MJ-12) in general are just as out-of-control today as they were in JFK’s time, if not more so. The Bush bloodline has become even more entrenched in American politics, not less. The same group of white-collar thugs and criminals still have their hands on the reins of power. The effects of the JFK assassination can still be felt today just living in the modern United States, watching it descend more and more into a police state of surveillance and tyranny.

A Brief Background to the JFK Assassination

Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, made a fortune importing alcohol into the States after prohibition.

Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK, made a fortune importing alcohol into the States after prohibition.

Thousands of books have been written on the subject of the JFK assassination, so it’s obviously far beyond the scope of this article to cover it all. Instead, this article briefly summarizes the who, how and why. Before getting into the who, people unfamiliar with the JFK assassination will need a brief background on John F. Kennedy.

To begin with, JFK was maneuvered into power by his father, Joe Kennedy, a shady character in his own right, and a former US ambassador who made a fortune from importing alcohol into the US in the days after prohibition. Kennedy had developed enough power and contacts to push his son into the candidacy – but Joe and John had to meet and cut deals with various groups like the Mafia in order for John to get into power. This would later come back to haunt him when he double-crossed the Mafia and by sending his brother Bobby (who was Attorney General from 1961-1964) after them. JFK was highly beloved and respected, but like any human, he was not perfect. Due to suffering from Addison’s disease, he was dependent on a daily array of numerous Big Pharma prescription drugs (including painkillers and stimulants). He was also a sex maniac – the list of his known mistresses was reportedly 33 at the time of his death – who likely benefited from using presidential mind controlled sex slaves like other US presidents after him (see Brice Taylor and Cathy O’Brien’s testimonies regarding former Presidents Ford, George Bush Sr. and Clinton).

However, despite his vices, Kennedy had courage and principle. He learnt pretty quickly that the military-industrial complex (to which outgoing President Eisenhower referred) was out of control, and had seized the reins of power in the US – especially the CIA. After the Bays of Pigs disaster in 1961, and almost being dragged to the point of nuclear war with Russia during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, JFK quickly wisened up to the shocking truth that psychopaths occupied high positions of power in America, and that many of them belonged to a close-knit network of Secret Societies. JFK wanted to pull out of Vietnam, making enemies in the military-industrial complex whose profits back then and still today depend on constant war.

The JFK assassination took away the last great US President to stand firmly against the goals of the New World Order.

The JFK assassination took away the last great US President to stand firmly against the goals of the New World Order.

He made another great enemy when he sacked Allen Dulles, head of the CIA, in November 1961, and made still more powerful enemies in the international banking elite when he tried to override their privately owned Federal Reserve bank with Executive Order 11110 in June 1963. Here is a partial excerpt from it:

“The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of section 43 of the Act of May 12, 1933, as amended (31 U.S.C. 821(b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of an outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption.”

Some believe this brave and informed speech, dubbed “The President and the Press”, given by Kennedy in 1961, set the wheels in motion for the JFK assassination:

“For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence – on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”

JFK seemed to bump up against this monolithic and ruthless conspiracy in many ways, making many powerful enemies. Let us now turn our attention to the who of the JFK assassination and name them.

The Who of the JFK Assassination

So who killed JFK? Kennedy made numerous enemies, including the CIA and the Mafia (basically one and the same thing), the Federal Reserve and the forever warmongering military-industrial-intelligence complex in general. According to sources such as LBJ (Lyndon Baines Johnson) mistress Madeleine Duncan Brown, who was also the mother of LBJ’s illegitimate son, the night before the JFK assassination, a group of men gathered at the house of Dallas oil man Clint Murchison. Many of the conspirators were among them. They included:

– Clint Murchison himself, who stood to lose a fortune if Kennedy changed the oil depletion allowance;

– Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, Texas oil tycoon, in the same position as Murchison;

– FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover, who had invested millions into Murchison’s oil business, and who knew the Kennedy wanted to replace him;

– Vice-president LBJ (who had ordered 8 people to be murdered, including his sister, and was about to be found out before JFK’s death);

– Texas Governor John Connally;

– Dallas Mayor Earle Cabell (brother of CIA Deputy Director Charles Cabell, whom Kennedy had fired);

– Richard Nixon, who had lost the 1960 election to JFK;

– The 2 Brown Brothers, of Brown Brothers/Harriman, who were involved along with the Bushes in funding the Nazis;

– Joseph Sevilla, head of the Dallas mafia;

– John McCloy, head of Chase-Manhattan Bank, a confirmed Nazi who shared a box with Hitler in the 1936 Olympic Games;

– Carlos Moncello, Mafia don;

– Jack Ruby (Rubinstein), who later killed the patsy Lee Harvey Oslwald on live TV, and who worked for Mafia boss Sam Giancana;

– Malcolm Wallace, world-class marksman, serial killer and LBJ hitman, whose fingerprints were found on the weapon in the Texas School Book Depository.

The CIA and the Mafia were the major players in the JFK assassination.

The CIA and the Mafia were the major players in the JFK assassination.

Interestingly, Madeleine quotes LBJ as saying, as he left that fateful meeting, that “after tomorrow those SOBs [sons of bitches – the Kennedys] will never embarrass me again. That’s no threat – that’s a promise!” Then we have the deathbed confession of CIA agent E. Howard Hunt (Operation 40), who was also highly involved in the JFK assassination plot and later in the Watergate burglary. Hunt named CIA operatives Cord Meyer (whose wife was apparently having an affair with JFK), David Morales and William Harvey as being involved as gunmen. Hunt also hired Frank Sturgis and Bernard Barker. Other people involved in the JFK assassination were Dallas Sheriff Bill Decker, Dallas Police Chief George Lumpkin, the men that New Orleans District Attorney tried to prosecute (Clay Shaw, David Ferrie and Guy Banister), Joseph Milteer (see FBI agent Don Adams’ research on this) and presidential limousine driver William Greer, the secret service agent who slowed down and brought the limousine to a stop after the first shot was fired. This action alone, in violation of secret service protocol, allowed the subsequent sniper shots to successfully complete the JFK assassination.

Researcher Ole Dammegard has done a great job exposing CIA Operation 40, a super-secret team of assassins composed of around 40 crack CIA agents, created in the late 1950s by President Eisenhower and VP Nixon. It was behind many of the most famous high-profile assassinations of the last 6 decades, including the JFK assassination, as well as those of MLK, RFK, John Lennon, Che Guervera, Bob Marley and more. Dammegard named the exact names and positions of the gunmen at Dealey Plaza on November 22nd, 1963 in this radio interview with Roxy Lopez (around the 34-minute mark) as follows, which closely corresponds to this list and also this one in his Veterans’s Today article:

CIA Operation 40, heavily involved in the JFK assassination.

CIA Operation 40, heavily involved in the JFK assassination.

Dal-Tex Building

George Bush was in this building. The men on the 2nd floor were:

– Chucky Nicoletti (Chicago mafia, gunman/shooter);

– Nestor Izquierdo (Operation 40, Cuban mercenary, spotter);

– Johnny Roselli (link between Chicago mob and CIA);

Texas School Book Depository Building

The men on the 6th floor were:

– Eladio del Valle (Operation 40, gunman/shooter);

– Hermionos de Garcia (Operation 40, exiled Cuban, spotter);

– Richard Cain (Chicago mafia);

Grassy Knoll/Picket Fence Area

– Frank Fiorini or “Sturgis” (Operation 40) or Rosco White (Dallas police);

– James Files (gunman/shooter);

– Lucien Sarti (Marseilles mafia assassin, gunman/shooter);

– Bernard Baker (Operation 40, Watergate burglar);

– Harry Weatherford;

– Roy Hargraves (Operation 40, “Umbrella Man”);

– Charles Harrelson (father of actor Woody Harrelson);

– Felipe Vidal Santiago (Operation 40, exiled Cuban, who also took the alias of Charles Morgan);

Storm Drain/Sewer

– Curtis Crayford (brought in by Jack Ruby);

– Jack Allen Lawrence.

This summary contains a fuller list of all the people involved in the JFK assassination.

Masterminds of the JFK Assassination

The above people were some of the main conspirators, or at the very least knew about the planned JFK assassination in advance and were in favor of it. However, evidence shows that the actual masterminds of the JFK assassination were probably more like these 4 men:

– Allen Dulles (CIA);

– David Atlee Phillips (CIA);

– George H. W. Bush (CIA); and

– Sam Giancana (Mafia).

The man in the above photo at Dealey Plaza on the day of the JFK assassination looks suspiciously like George Bush.

The man in the above photo at Dealey Plaza on the day of the JFK assassination looks suspiciously like George Bush.

Allen Dulles was an elite lawyer who co-wrote the Treaty of Versailles – the one that severely and unfairly punished Germany for WW1 and created fertile grounds for German discontent, cheap German stocks, the rise of a tyrant like Hitler and WW2. As has been well documented by people like Anthony Sutton, Wall Street funded the rise of the Nazis, and helped ensure many of them escaped at the end of WW2 into America under Operation Paperclip. Dulles became a director of the elite think tank Council on Foreign Relations in 1927, and later in 1950, Eisenhower promoted him to CIA director, where with Nazi assistance he helped to create the MK-Ultra mind control programs. He was rumored to be head of MJ-12, in charge of advanced UFO and ET technology. David Atlee Phillips became the CIA’s head of operations for the Western Hemisphere, head of Operation 40 and Lee Harvey Oswald’s handler. Sam Giancana was a Chicago Mafia boss who was approached by the CIA to assassinate Cuban president Fidel Castro. Giancana reportedly said that the CIA and the Cosa Nostra Mafia were “different sides of the same coin” and that “the CIA and the mafia are one organization who keep a low profile while they control the whole world as a business”.

As Francis Conolly narrates in the excellent film JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick:

“[The spy agents of the US Government] function essentially as a goon squad of mercenaries and murderers, hardly any different to Hitler’s gestapo, and are used a private intelligence service and as personal hit men for America’s richest families – their only role being to cover up the dirty tricks which the rich people are playing on their fellow countrymen, every day.”

The role of George Bush is central. Many have claimed it is him in this photo (above) at the scene of the crime. John Hankey explores the evidence in his film Dark Legacy: George Bush and the Murder of John Kennedy. We know that Bush was working at the CIA in 1963 (despite his claims under oath that he only began there in 1974) from this declassified FBI memo written by J. Edgar Hoover which names him as being part of the CIA, supervising “some anti-Castro group” that was implicated in (or responsible for) the JFK assassination. This declassified document (scroll to bottom) places Bush in Dallas on the day of the shooting, 11/22/1963. Russ Baker also provides more evidence of Bush’s involvement in the JFK assassination. George Bush, like his father Prescott and like Averell Harriman, was a member of the Skull ‘n’ Bones Club (which engaged in sexual Satanic ritual or black magic) – the exact kind of secret society JFK was speaking against in his 1961 speech. It seems George Bush was the man in charge of operations on the ground that fateful day in Dallas.

Part 2 of this series deals with the how, and part 3 with the why of the JFK assassination – and the occult masonic symbolism surrounding it. 












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What’s Coming After The Paris Shootings And The Magazine That Predicted It (VIDEOS)

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The official death count of the Paris attacks is now at a staggering 129 persons and about 350 have been injured. In the wake of these attacks numerous reports have surfaced proving it was likely western backed—as I had stated in an earlier report I put out just a few days ago (read that here).

In the video below I delve through the fact that the CIA met with France’s Security Chief prior to the event and what the future holds in the wake of the attacks. The report may not be one you want to hear, but is defiantly one you need to hear… we are but moments away from a similar attack here in the U.S…..

Here is the breaking report…

In the video below DAHBOO777 reveals the hidden message found in the Top Economist Magazine cover, that rather shockingly reveals the date of the attacks in Paris, France. Here is that breaking report…


Here are the 7 Goals That the Government Will Accomplish With Mass Immigration that I discussed in the first video:

1- Turn more prominent, richer countries into third world countries.

(This was a stated goal of Agenda 21, bring the richer countries to the level of that of third world countries. Bringing in refugees will do this)

2- Economic Crisis or an Explosion of our Economy

This is a given, every time we welcome in immigration our economy hits the crapper.

3- Depopulation (ergo- the ISIS attacked that just happened in Paris, France)

This will happen as crime upticks and more ISIS arrives with more bomb threats and terrorist activity.

4 – Our Streets Being Policed, Martial Law Style System initiated for the “Safety” of those in America and eventually Gun Confiscation.

Our government will create the problem of mass immigration, then offer the solution of Safety via policed streets and the removal of our guns.

5- Turn the Problem Internally towards their real target Christians, political dissidents, Conservatives, gun owners, veterans.

Now that the governments have created the problem of “terrorism” through immigration. They can deem the word “terrorist” to mean any internal threat, any political dissident, any christian, any speaking badly agains them, etc.

6- A Shove, If Not Full Implementation Into The New World Order

7- National Identification via biometrics for all (goal 16.9 of UN Sustainable Development Agenda)

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How 9/11 Truth Looms In The Background Of The CIA Torture Stories

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With CIA torture programs now fully exposed to the world, a common background theme has emerged. The CIA torture report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is a summary of the original report which you can read for yourself. In the first few pages of the Senate report we are quietly reminded that the backdrop which set the stage for the justification of torture is 9/11. More specifically the 9/11 “official story” narrative. The much questioned, challenged, and refuted official story narrative that is. The report quietly pulls the reader in with passionate recollection of 9/11:

I recall vividly watching the horror of that day, to include the television footage of innocent men and women jumping out of the World Trade Center towers to escape the fire. The images, and the sounds as their bodies hit the pavement far below, will remain with me for the rest of my life.

Reading down further in the report the 9/11 official story meme continues fully settling on the clear determined narrative that would be used in CIA’s attempt to justify torture by reminding the audience of the “terrorist plots”

It is worth remembering the pervasive fear in late 2001 and how immediate the threat felt. Just a week after the September 11 attacks, powdered anthrax was sent to various news organizations and to two U.S. Senators. TheAmerican public was shocked by news of new terrorist plots and elevations of the color-coded threat level of the Homeland Security Advisory System. We expected further attacks against the nation.

Do you remember now? The day when (CIA asset) Bin Laden and his (CIA) Al Qaeda terrorist (supposedly) took over four commercial planes and strategically overpowered the worlds greatest military, all from a cave in Afghanistan? For anyone with any sense of logic and reason, just think for a minute. We are asked to believe that the same Al Qaeda that the establishment media claims did 9/11 is STILL alive and well, and fully operational, never having missed a beat fighting against the world’s most sophisticated military, and returning fire (even-Steven and tit-for-tat) while keeping up on supplies and ammo. All of this for over 13 plus years!!

One problem with this 9/11 backdrop ‘war on terror’ narrative is that long after the war in Afghanistan seemed like it should have been over, the war (or more correctly, the occupation) mysteriously and illogically continues without missing a beat. Even as humanity has witnessed 13 years of a “war” with literally no evidence of a war, the “war” continues. That’s right, for over 13 years, while the CIA torture program rolls on fully implemented, no one has ever produced, authenticated and validated video proof of a war in Afghanistan showing the opposition clearly firing at the U.S. troops in a war-like scenario and sustaining themselves in the heat of battle. It’s been over 13 years and yet there is still no clear cut footage showing the Al Qaeda tanks, artillery and grunts running around fighting hard against their U.S. enemies. It’s been 13 years, where is this footage??

Another problem with the war on terror narrative is that humanity has long woken up to the fake terror and long term (U.S.-Israeli/PNAC) Middle East plans. With the help of the alternative media, citizens journalists, independent media and investigative journalists, expansions of government engineered synthetic terrorism has been fully exposed. Thanks to the U.S./Israeli/NATO ongoing Middle East aggressive ambitions exemplified by the creation, arming and funding of ISIS and their terror partners (FSA, Al-Nusra), the continued engineered war on terror is now fully exposed to the world.

Consequently, looming in the background of this most recent revelation of CIA torture and public indignation over Bush and Cheney war crimes, is the years of lies and how much the 9/11 official story meme has fallen apart since 2001. No longer does the story fit into the reality we now experience. From the Bin Laden death hoax and all the secrecy surrounding this event that never quite happened the way U.S. officials and the media say happened, to the long list of oddities and mysterious deaths of key witnesses and characters, to the now deeply established scientific facts about the improbable destruction of the 3 WTC towers, the 9/11 official story is no longer easy to believe.

Thus looming in the background of the hideous CIA torture programs is the powerful and liberating truth of 9/11. It sits in everyone’s consciousness waiting to come out. Now that horrific torture is fully revealed to the world, government can only hope that the masses somehow still believe the 9/11 official story lie.

Mixed unofficial polls have been taken which indicate anywhere from 35 to 70+ percent of Americans question the official story narrative. What the actual percentages is no one really knows. This much is true however, the 9/11 official story doesn’t make any more sense. The story suffers from too many holes, too many convenient oddities and coincidence, a blatant violation of the laws of science, frightening coincidental and untimely deaths of witnesses and outdated logic justifying the continued existence of Al Qaeda (and now ISIS) who of course never attack Israel or plan other 9/11 style attacks from caves in Afghanistan.

It’s absolutely time for the world to wake up to 9/11 Truth which is primarily based on the overwhelming scientific evidence, and secondarily on gathered evidence against the true masterminds. We know factually that the towers were brought down by controlled demolition. Three teams of researchers confirmed the presence of nano-sized thermite in the dust of the world trade centers. Samples (of WTC dust) which when tested, each time showed the confirmed presence of thermite, a military grade incendiary compound whose thermite form has been used for controlled demolition in the past. This irrefutable evidence for controlled demolition should loom in the background of everyone’s mind as they continue to read about the CIA (engineered, staged, pre-planned, malicious) torture program actually designed to maliciously torture innocent people for which there is no credible evidence of a crime or wrongdoing other than being verbally accused of being a “terrorist”.

So as the illegal prison in Guantanamo remains wide open against all promises by candidate Obama, let us forever remember the men illegally imprisoned there without rights and without justice. Let us consider the possibilities that too many Americans are too afraid to face. Americans would rather bury their heads in the sand than to face the reality of 9/11, torture, illegal prisons and war crimes.

Remember this however, 9/11 Truth will eventually be admitted by the mainstream media. It may not happen today or tomorrow. Perhaps the system is not quite ready to admit 9/11 Truth and merge all of these charges to the record of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld quite yet. But the puzzle has come together for many of us and we are waiting for critical mass awareness to move forward with justice. Many of us believe justice for 9/11 will happen sooner or later. This is the course humanity is on and today I’m happy to say I believe this CIA torture exposure brings America and humanity as a whole one step closer to accepting and thus acting upon 9/11 truth.

Bernie Suarez is an activist, critical thinker, radio host, musician, M.D, Veteran, lover of freedom and the Constitution, and creator of the Truth and Art TV project. He also has a background in psychology and highly recommends that everyone watch a documentary titled The Century of the Self. Bernie has concluded that the way to defeat the New World Order is to truly be the change that you want to see. Manifesting the solution and putting truth into action is the very thing that will defeat the globalists.

The Sustainable Gladios And The West African Drug Trade (VIDEO)


Where in the world do the seemingly disparate ambitions of the “Green Economy,” the international drug trade, State intelligence agencies, and Islamofascists intermingle? In a real Fourth Estate, the front page of the Times or the Post would be viable candidates, but this, unfortunately, is not the world in which we live.

This perplexing blend is relegated to the realm of Deep Politics, the alternative media outlets incredulous enough to cover it, and you, Reader, tenacious enough to consider its implications.

In writing my recent article on the odious debt burden of $22.6 billion to be placed upon the people of Ghana at COP21 this December, any number of motives for this usurious “greening” of the country came to mind; from DeBeers diamond operations to “grey market” Chinese gold mines, from oil and gas transit lines to fertile Cocoa fields, the Gulf of Guinea has much to plunder and many a “geostrategic interest” for would-be Imperialists to exploit.

Among these is the region’s integral (yet often neglected) role in the international drug trade:


A role in which Ghana and the Gulf of Guinea have been cast for over half a century without so much as a whisper from mainstream American media – likely because the other actors on this stage, the CIA and NATO’s infamous Operation Gladio, would prefer to remain comfortably hidden behind the curtain of “public relations.”

The CIA and Heroin: Picking Up the Post-War Pieces

“Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.”

-James Jesus Angleton, Head of CIA Counterintelligence (1954-1974)

During the early reconstruction of Europe following World War II, the fledgling CIA wasted little time in filling the void left by the British “Commonwealth of Nations,” their inheritance of the international heroin trade of chief importance. The men who would make this possible were handed to the late OSS by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) on a silver platter: A network of Jewish and Italian mob bosses, sprung from jail to assist in the Allied invasion of Europe, who were to be given a second chance at restoring their Prohibition glory days.

This time, however, they wouldn’t be smuggling liquor across State lines, but heroin across international waters. No small feat. If anyone could pull it off, though, it’d be men prepared by a life of covert intelligence operations and black market expertise – and that’s exactly what the CIA had in Meyer Lansky and “Lucky” Luciano.

Jewish Mafia accountant Meyer Lansky (left) and his Italian associate, Genovese family head Salvatore Luciana (aka Charles “Lucky” Luciano)

Jewish Mafia accountant Meyer Lansky (left) and his Italian associate, Genovese family head Salvatore Luciana (aka Charles “Lucky” Luciano)

From 1946 to 1948, Luciano and over 100 of his associates were released from prison and subsequently deported to Italy, with the Justice Department citing “wartime service” as a justification for early release. Comfortably back in Europe with his organization in tact, Luciano worked quickly to ensnare the world opium market. Undeterred by post-war tightening in Italian pharmaceutical regulations, Luciano leveraged his position as an international figure to forge connections with a Lebanese syndicate who would serve as his supply. Of Luciano’s heroin network, Professor Alfred W. McCoy writes:

Morphine base was now the necessary commodity. Thanks to his contacts in the Middle East, Luciano established a long-term business relationship with a Lebanese who was quickly becoming known as the Middle East’s major exporter of morphine base-Sami El Khoury. Through judicious use of bribes and his high social standing in Beirut society, El Khoury established an organization of unparalleled political strength. The directors of Beirut Airport, Lebanese customs, the Lebanese narcotics police, and perhaps most importantly, the chief of the antisubversive section of the Lebanese police, protected the import of raw opium from Turkey’s Anatolian plateau into Lebanon, its processing into morphine base, and its final export to the laboratories in Sicily and Marseille.

Once heroin had been manufactured and packaged for export, Luciano used his Mafia connections to send it through a maze of international routes to the United States. From Europe heroin was shipped directly to New York or smuggled through Canada and Cuba.”

-Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin, pg. 22

The profits from this network would pass through the hands of Luciano’s money man, Meyer Lansky, with a significant portion ultimately resting in the coffers of American intelligence agencies.

“After [Luciano] was deported from the United States in 1946, he charged his long-time associate, Meyer Lansky, with the responsibility for managing his financial empire. Lansky also played a key role in organizing Luciano’s heroin syndicate: he supervised smuggling operations, negotiated with Corsican heroin manufacturers, and managed the collection and concealment of the enormous profits.”

-Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin, pg. 23

It is by way of the CIA-Luciano-Lansky “maze of international routes” that Ghana originally found itself ensnared in the grip of the Anglo-American Establishment’s heroin trade. While not mentioned in Prof. McCoy’s seminal work on CIA involvement in the heroin market, Ghana was indeed one of the CIA’s original trafficking routes – and remains one to this day.

We know this thanks to a 1952 State Department cable, doubtlessly sent by an enterprising individual who was not “in the know” about ongoing CIA drug operations in the area.

The first documented use of West Africa as a staging post for heroin smuggling dates from 1952, when US officials noted that parcels of the drug were being transported by a Lebanese syndicate from Beirut to New York via Kano and Accra, using couriers on commercial airlines. One of those implicated at the Beirut end of the pipeline was reported to be an Italian intelligence officer; it was not clear whether he was operating with the approval of his superiors. The US consul-general in Lagos was told by a Lebanese source, described as ‘a competent narcotics and diamond smuggler’, that the existing ‘heavy dope traffic’ from the Near East to the USA via Europe was being diverted to Nigeria ‘to an increasing extent’ to avoid the attention of law-enforcement officers on the European route.”

-Prof. Stephen Ellis, West Africa’s International Drug Trade, pg. 174

A Lebanese syndicate? Heroin destined for New York? An Italian intelligence officer? The CIA and the Luciano network hardly attempted to wipe their fingerprints off this one; they simply operated with diplomatic immunity. Things getting too hot in Europe? Ship it through Ghana and Nigeria, the “former” British colonies, where we’ll receive more impunity; it’s “just” the Third World, after all, right?

Two particular nodes of the early CIA heroin trade warrant further investigation: Lebanon and Italy. Like the Iran-Contra scandal, both Italy and Lebanon include not only CIA drug activities, but a corresponding paramilitary element – none other than the NATO operatives from Operation Gladio.

The Seeds of Gladio

Amidst CIA/NATO intelligence chicanery throughout the post-war heroin trade, Western intelligence agencies were also hard at work developing a bulwark against Communism in a most unsavory manner; via the backing of a network of ultranationalists and fascists throughout Europe. Spearheaded by the CIA and MI6, what came to be known as “Operation Gladio” (its working name in Italy) became a “State within a State,” the front lines of a hypothetical World War III against the USSR.

The war never came, but the “Deep State” of Gladio remained in tact and was quickly repurposed for a new task: Flase-flag terror and color revolution. While the Gladio network spanned throughout Western European nations (Austria, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, among others), its most publicized activities were in Italy, where the Italian justice system attempted to prosecute a number of Gladios throughout the 80s and 90s.

This string of trials gave us a glimpse behind the curtain of Operation Gladio’s covert operations spanning nearly half a century. From staging bombings to be blamed on Communists to a successful coup d’état of a democratically elected Italian government in 1963 code named Operation Piano Solo, the Gladios have had a hand in restricting Italian sovereignty since their inception. Amidst this environment of chaos and political instability, the aim, according to the court testimony of one member of the Gladio team, was to create fear and uncertainty via a tactic known as the Strategy of Tension.

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Operation Chaos? Courtney Love Reveals Kurt Cobain Murdered By CIA!

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Another death, this time the death of legendary musician and singer Kurt Cobain is confirmed to be at the hands of CIA according to direct testimony of his ex-wife Courtney Love. In a confession, stunning only to those unfamiliar with Operation Chaos, Love recently divulged details of Cobain’s life leading up to his death that leave serious doubt his death being a coincidental suicide as the controlled media would have you believe. Love states:

“When the Nevermind album came out, Kurt was rapidly hailed as “the spokesman of a generation” and he gained tremendous influence,”  “He was almost immediately approached by the Freemasons, the Illuminatis and other secret societies as well as the CIA and other agencies, because all of them wanted to recruit him. Kurt wanted nothing to do with any of them and he told them to go to hell. That’s when they began to seriously harass him. They followed him everywhere, made creepy phone calls in the middle of the night… It made Kurt very nervous, and he began carrying a gun and using more and more drugs to cope with the stress. I had always thought that he had reached a point where he was no longer able to take it and had decided to kill himself.”

Courtney Love felt this way initially until she came across new information that now makes her realize Cobain’s death was not due to suicide but instead was likely murdered by CIA.

“After the police released some new pictures of the crime scene in April, I began receiving a lot of letters, emails and phone calls from Kurt’s fans,”“Among all the fan mail, I received some classified files emanating from the CIA. I don’t know who sent them, but I know they are legitimate. They clearly prove that Kurt was being spied upon, and they designate him as a “target to be eliminated”. I know they killed him, and I will prove it!”

Love also adds:

“The CIA had already tried to poison Kurt in March 1994, while he was in Italy, … The press had reported that he was suffering from an overdose-induced coma, but he was actually a victim of strychnine poisoning. Kurt refused to make the information public because he was afraid for me and Frances. The papers that I received, prove that the CIA was behind the poisoning. The government had been trying to kill him for months, and I think they finally got him. Kurt was murdered, and the CIA is behind it!”

Cobain’s apparent murder is just one in an otherwise very long list of musicians murdered under Operation Chaos, a CIA operation launched in 1967 designed to silence the “counter culture” movement created by popular musicians in the 1960’s that didn’t agree with the rise of the U.S. terrorist nation. Perceived highly influential musicians who expressed a conscience and disagreed with illegal wars were targeted in many ways but predominantly they were targeted with mind-altering drugs first. One report on Operation Chaos states:

 “U.S. agents were able to destroy any persons reputation cause by inducing hysteria or excessive emotional responses, temporary or permanent insanity, suggest or encourage suicide, erase memory, invent double or triple personalities inside one mind, prolong lapses of memory, teach and induce racism and hatred against specific groups, cause subjects to obey instructions on the telephone or in person, hypnotically assure no memory remains of the assignments.”

As you can see the main approach with Operation Chaos was to first move in on the person’s life with drugs to change their mental status, induce depression and emotional reactions. Once this instability was implemented then they could go in any of several directions to set the person up, destroy their lives and relationships, cause harm to them, induce suicide or murder them and claim that it’s a suicide.

This is one of the most horrific realities most Americans would rather not face because this operation, which was apparently still in effect in the 1990’s and is very likely still in effect today, even if under a different name, is the reason why today we have all the illuminati loving puppet celebrities that are influencing how the youth thinks. Yes, Operation Chaos paved the road for the Jay Z’s, Brianna’s and the Lady Gaga’s of today. Celebrities who instead of standing for humanity, consciousness, ethics, critical reason, love, and freedom instead stand for Illuminati symbolisms, occult worship, greed, competition, self-worship, haughtiness and lasciviousness.

The ruling elite’s war on humanity is well documented. To gauge the severity of this war against humanity I urge readers to look no further than the speeches made by two past presidents in the 1961. Dwight Eisenhower (January 17) and John F Kennedy (April 27) both realized the horrors ahead as the ruling elite with their secret societies, their coordinated agencies and their criminal private sectors all powered by their U.S. Military Industrial Complex as a whole presented a major threat to humanity on many fronts. It’s no secret that both of these presidents realized the threat was to the concept of democracy, justice, accountability and individual freedoms. As a whole this secretly operating entity which we give so many names to operates to this day as the greatest threat to humanity.

This story should be a reminder to all that CIA is as great a challenge to humanity as any other entity we can think of because of their purposed coordinated efforts like the ones employed against Cobain and many others before him who died for essentially being human and caring about the death of innocent people in wars or in the case of Cobain for not wanting to forcefully play along with their agendas.

We certainly need more Kurt Cobains in this world. People who won’t go along with the agendas of the controllers but who instead believe in the right to freedom from coercive government. The men harassing Cobain should have been arrested and charged. When this happens it’s time for everyone to stand up to oppression and stand for freedom and truth. Like Cobain, we should all stick to our purpose and turn off the voices of the oppressors that look to intimidate and change the message so that they can shape the world their way.

So the next time we hear a puppet celebrity sounding like mainstream media, ignoring truth and pushing government propaganda Jimmy Kimmel style, remember that we didn’t just get to where we are overnight. A lot of work has gone behind the celebrity scene we see today of frightened celebrity puppets, careful of what they say. The mega celebrities of today stick to silly meaningless topics, all while they play along with the left-right paradigm instead of acting like a revolutionary artist. In this sense art has been hijacked at the highest levels. Does this foretell of another revolution in the horizon?

Related reading: For more information on this topic see John Potash’s book- ‘Drugs As Weapons Against Us

Bernie Suarez is a revolutionary writer with a background in medicine, psychology, and information technology. He has written numerous articles over the years about freedom, government corruption and conspiracies, and solutions. A former host of the 9/11 Freefall radio show, Bernie is also the creator of the Truth and Art TV projectwhere he shares articles and videos about issues that raise our consciousness and offer solutions to our current problems. His efforts are designed to encourage others to joyfully stand for truth, to expose government tactics of propaganda, fear and deception, and to address the psychology of dealing with the rising new world order. He is also a former U.S. Marine who believes it is our duty to stand for and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. A peace activist, he believes information and awareness is the first step toward being free from enslavement from the globalist control system which now threatens humanity. He believes love conquers all fear and it is up to each and every one of us to manifest the solutions and the change that you want to see in this world, because doing this is the very thing that will ensure victory and restoration of the human race from the rising global enslavement system, and will offer hope to future generations.

The Obamas: CIA Fake Family? (VIDEO)

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The CIA And The Media: 50 Historical Facts The World Needs To Know


Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly why reason news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as German the experiences of journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

kennedy_ciaConsider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.” These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists.

Further, why do prominent US journalists routinely fail to question other deep events that shape America’s tragic history over the past half century, such as the political assassinations of the 1960s, or the central role played by the CIA major role in international drug trafficking?

Popular and academic commentators have suggested various reasons for the almost universal failure of mainstream journalism in these areas, including newsroom sociology, advertising pressure, monopoly ownership, news organizations’ heavy reliance on “official” sources, and journalists’ simple quest for career advancement. There is also, no doubt, the influence of professional public relations maneuvers. Yet such a broad conspiracy of silence suggests another province of deception examined far too infrequently—specifically the CIA and similar intelligence agencies’ continued involvement in the news media to mold thought and opinion in ways scarcely imagined by the lay public.

The following historical and contemporary facts–by no means exhaustive–provides a glimpse of how the power such entities possess to influence if not determine popular memory and what respectable institutions deem to be the historical record.

  1. The CIA’s Operation MOCKINGBIRD is a long-recognised keystone among researchers pointing to the Agency’s clear interest in and relationship to major US news media. MOCKINGBIRD grew out of the CIA’s forerunner, the Office for Strategic Services (OSS, 1942-47), which during World War Two had established a network of journalists and psychological warfare experts operating primarily in the European theatre.
  2. Many of the relationships forged under OSS auspices were carried over into the postwar era through a State Department-run organization called the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) overseen by OSS staffer Frank Wisner.
  3. The OPC “became the fastest-growing unit within the nascent CIA,” historian Lisa Pease observes, “rising in personnel from 302 in 1949 to 2,812 in 1952, along with 3,142 overseas contract personnel. In the same period, the budget rose from $4.7 million to $82 million.” Lisa Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” in James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease, The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X, Port Townsend, WA, 2003, 300.
  4. Like many career CIA officers, eventual CIA Director/Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Richard Helms was recruited out of the press corps by his own supervisor at the United Press International’s Berlin Bureau to join in the OSS’s fledgling “black propaganda” program. “‘[Y]ou’re a natural,” Helms’ boss remarked. Richard Helms, A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency, New York: Random House, 2003, 30-31.
  5. Wisner tapped Marshall Plan funds to pay for his division’s early exploits, money his branch referred to as “candy.” “We couldn’t spend it all,” CIA agent Gilbert Greenway recalls. “I remember once meeting with Wisner and the comptroller. My God, I said, how can we spend that? There were no limits, and nobody had to account for it. It was amazing.” Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, New York: The New Press, 2000, 105.
  6. When the OPC was merged with the Office of Special Operations in 1948 to create the CIA, OPC’s media assets were likewise absorbed.
  7. Wisner maintained the top secret “Propaganda Assets Inventory,” better known as “Wisner’s Wurlitzer”—a virtual rolodex of over 800 news and information entities prepared to play whatever tune Wisner chose. “The network included journalists, columnists, book publishers, editors, entire organizations such as Radio Free Europe, and stringers across multiple news organizations.” Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 300.
  8. A few years after Wisner’s operation was up-and-running he “’owned’ respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS, and other communication vehicles, plus stringers, four to six hundred in all, according to a CIA analyst. Each one was a separate ‘operation,’” investigative journalist Deborah Davis notes, “requiring a code name, a field supervisor, and a field office, at an annual cost of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars—there has never been an accurate accounting.” Deborah Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, Second Edition, Bethesda MD: National Press Inc, 1987, 139.
  9. Psychological operations in the form of journalism were perceived as necessary to influence and direct mass opinion, as well as elite perspectives. “[T]he President of the United States, the Secretary of State, Congressmen and even the Director of the CIA himself will read, believe, and be impressed by a report from Cy Sulzberger, Arnaud de Borchgrave, or Stewart Alsop when they don’t even bother to read a CIA report on the same subject,” noted CIA agent Miles Copeland. Cited in Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 301.
  10. By the mid-to-late 1950s, Darrell Garwood points out, the Agency sought to limit criticism directed against covert activity and bypass congressional oversight or potential judicial interference by “infiltrat[ing] the groves of academia, the missionary corps, the editorial boards of influential journal and book publishers, and any other quarters where public attitudes could be effectively influenced.” Darrell Garwood, Under Cover: Thirty-Five Years of CIA Deception, New York: Grove Press, 1985, 250.
  11. The CIA frequently intercedes in editorial decision-making. For example, when the Agency proceeded to wage an overthrow of the Arbenz regime in Guatemala in 1954, Allen and John Foster Dulles, President Eisenhower’s Secretary of State and CIA Director respectively, called upon New York Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger to reassign reporter Sydney Gruson from Guatemala to Mexico City. Sulzberger thus placed Gruson in Mexico City with the rationale that some repercussions from the revolution might be felt in Mexico. Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 302.
  12. Since the early 1950s the CIA “has secretly bankrolled numerous foreign press services, periodicals and newspapers—both English and foreign language—which provided excellent cover for CIA operatives,” Carl Bernstein reported in 1977. “One such publication was the Rome Daily American, forty percent of which was owned by the CIA until the 1970s.” Carl Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media,” Rolling Stone, October 20, 1977.
  13. The CIA exercised informal liaisons with news media executives, in contrast to its relationships with salaried reporters and stringers, “who were much more subject to direction from the Agency” according to Bernstein. “A few executives—Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the New York Times among them—signed secrecy agreements. But such formal understandings were rare: relationships between Agency officials and media executives were usually social—’The P and Q Street axis in Georgetown,’ said one source. ‘You don’t tell William Paley to sign a piece of paper saying he won’t fink.’” Director of CBS William Paley’s personal “friendship with CIA Director Dulles is now known to have been one of the most influential and significant in the communications industry,” author Debora Davis explains. “He provided cover for CIA agents, supplied out-takes of news film, permitted the debriefing of reporters, and in many ways set the standard for the cooperation between the CIA and major broadcast companies which lasted until the mid-1970s.” Deborah Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, Second Edition, Bethesda MD: National Press Inc, 1987, 175.
  14. “The Agency’s relationship with the Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials,” Bernstein points out in his key 1977 article. “From 1950 to 1966, about ten CIA employees were provided Times cover under arrangements approved by the newspaper’s late publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger. The cover arrangements were part of a general Times policy—set by Sulzberger—to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible.” In addition, Sulzberger was a close friend of CIA Director Allen Dulles. “’At that level of contact it was the mighty talking to the mighty,’ said a high‑level CIA official who was present at some of the discussions. ‘There was an agreement in principle that, yes indeed, we would help each other. The question of cover came up on several occasions. It was agreed that the actual arrangements would be handled by subordinates…. The mighty didn’t want to know the specifics; they wanted plausible deniability.’” Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  15. CBS’s Paley worked reciprocally with the CIA, allowing the Agency to utilize network resources and personnel. “It was a form of assistance that a number of wealthy persons are now generally known to have rendered the CIA through their private interests,” veteran broadcast journalist Daniel Schorr wrote in 1977. “It suggested to me, however, that a relationship of confidence and trust had existed between him and the agency.” Schorr points to “clues indicating that CBS had been infiltrated.” For example, “A news editor remembered the CIA officer who used to come to the radio control room in New York in the early morning, and, with the permission of persons unknown, listened to CBS correspondents around the world recording their ‘spots’ for the ‘World News Roundup’ and discussing events with the editor on duty. Sam Jaffe claimed that when he applied in 1955 for a job with CBS, a CIA officer told him that he would be hired–which he subsequently was. He was told that he would be sent to Moscow–which he subsequently was; he was assigned in 1960 to cover the trial of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. [Richard] Salant told me,” Schorr continues, “that when he first became president of CBS News in 1961, a CIA case officer called saying he wanted to continue the ‘long standing relationship known to Paley and [CBS president Frank] Stanton, but Salant was told by Stanton there was no obligation that he knew of” (276). Schorr, Daniel. Clearing the Air, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977, 277, 276.
  16. National Enquirer publisher Gene Pope Jr. worked briefly on the CIA’s Italy desk in the early 1950s and maintained close ties with the Agency thereafter. Pope refrained from publishing dozens of stories with “details of CIA kidnappings and murders, enough stuff for a year’s worth of headlines” in order to “collect chits, IOUs,” Pope’s son writes. “He figured he’d never know when he might need them, and those IOUs would come in handy when he got to 20 million circulation. When that happened, he’d have the voice to be almost his own branch of government and would need the cover.” Paul David Pope, The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today, New York: Phillip Turner/Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, 309, 310.
  17. One explosive story Pope’s National Enquirer‘s refrained from publishing in the late 1970s centered on excerpts from a long-sought after diary of President Kennedy’s lover, Mary Pinchot Meyer, who was murdered on October 12, 1964. “The reporters who wrote the story were even able to place James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s head of counterintelligence operations, at the scene.” Another potential story drew on “documents proving that [Howard] Hughes and the CIA had been connected for years and that the CIA was giving Hughes money to secretly fund, with campaign donations, twenty-seven congressmen and senators who sat on sub-committees critical to the agency. There are also fifty-three international companies named and sourced as CIA fronts .. and even a list of reporters for mainstream media organizations who were playing ball with the agency.” Pope, The Deeds of My Fathers, 309.
  18. Angleton, who oversaw the Agency counterintelligence branch for 25 years, “ran a completely independent group entirely separate cadre of journalist‑operatives who performed sensitive and frequently dangerous assignments; little is known about this group for the simple reason that Angleton deliberately kept only the vaguest of files.” Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  19. The CIA conducted a “formal training program” during the 1950s for the sole purpose of instructing its agents to function as newsmen. “Intelligence officers were ‘taught to make noises like reporters,’ explained a high CIA official, and were then placed in major news organizations with help from management. These were the guys who went through the ranks and were told ‘You’re going to he a journalist,’” the CIA official said.” The Agency’s preference, however, was to engage journalists who were already established in the industry. Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  20. Newspaper columnists and broadcast journalists with household names have been known to maintain close ties with the Agency. “There are perhaps a dozen well known columnists and broadcast commentators whose relationships with the CIA go far beyond those normally maintained between reporters and their sources,” Bernstein maintains. “They are referred to at the Agency as ‘known assets’ and can be counted on to perform a variety of undercover tasks; they are considered receptive to the Agency’s point of view on various subjects.” Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  21. Frank Wisner, Allen Dulles, and Washington Post publisher Phillip Graham were close associates, and the Post developed into one of the most influential news organs in the United States due to its ties with the CIA. The Post managers’ “individual relations with intelligence had in fact been the reason the Post Company had grown as fast as it did after the war,” Davis (172) observes. “[T]heir secrets were its corporate secrets, beginning with MOCKINGBIRD. Phillip Graham’s commitment to intelligence had given his friends Frank Wisner an interest in helping to make the Washington Post the dominant news vehicle in Washington, which they had done by assisting with its two most crucial acquisitions, the Times-Herald and WTOP radio and television stations.” Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, 172.
  22. In the wake of World War One the Woodrow Wilson administration placed journalist and author Walter Lippmann in charge of recruiting agents for the Inquiry, a first-of-its-kind ultra-secret civilian intelligence organization whose role involved ascertaining information to prepare Wilson for the peace negotiations, as well as identify foreign natural resources for Wall Street speculators and oil companies. The activities of this organization served as a prototype for the function eventually performed by the CIA, namely “planning, collecting, digesting, and editing the raw data,” notes historian Servando Gonzalez. “This roughly corresponds to the CIA’s intelligence cycle: planning and direction, collection, processing, production and analysis, and dissemination.” Most Inquiry members would later become members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Lippmann would go on to become the Washington Post’s best known columnists. Servando Gonzalez, Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The Secret War Against the American People, Oakland, CA: Spooks Books, 2010, 50.
  23. The two most prominent US newsweeklies, Time and Newsweek, kept close ties with the CIA. “Agency files contain written agreements with former foreign correspondents and stringers for both the weekly newsmagazines,” according to Carl Bernstein. “Allen Dulles often interceded with his good friend, the late Henry Luce, founder of Time and Life magazines, who readily allowed certain members of his staff to work for the Agency and agreed to provide jobs and credentials for other CIA operatives who lacked journalistic experience.”  Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  24. In his autobiography former CIA officer E. Howard Hunt quotes Bernstein’s “The CIA and the Media” article at length. “I know nothing to contradict this report,” Hunt declares, suggesting the investigative journalist of Watergate fame didn’t go far enough. “Bernstein further identified some of the country’s top media executives as being valuable assets to the agency … But the list of organizations that cooperated with the agency was a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the media industry, including ABC, NBC, the Associated Press, UPI, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Newsweek magazine, and others.” E. Howard Hunt, American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond, Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007, 150.
  25. When the first major exposé of the CIA emerged in 1964 with the publication of The Invisible Government by journalists David Wise and Thomas B. Ross, the CIA considered purchasing the entire printing to keep the book from the public, yet in the end judged against it. “To an extent that is only beginning to be perceived, this shadow government is shaping the lives of 190,000,000 Americans” authors Wise and Ross write in the book’s preamble. “Major decisions involving peace and war are taking place out of public view. An informed citizen might come to suspect that the foreign policy of the United States often works publicly in one direction and secretly through the Invisible Government in just the opposite direction.”Lisa Pease, “When the CIA’s Empire Struck Back,”, February 6, 2014.
  26. Agency infiltration of the news media shaped public perception of deep events and undergirded the official explanations of such events. For example, the Warren Commission’s report on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination was met with almost unanimous approval by US media outlets. “I have never seen an official report greeted with such universal praise as that accorded the Warren Commission’s findings when they were made public on September 24, 1964,” recalls investigative reporter Fred Cook. “All the major television networks devoted special programs and analyses to the report; the next day the newspapers ran long columns detailing its findings, accompanied by special news analyses and editorials. The verdict was unanimous. The report answered all questions, left no room for doubt. Lee Harvey Oswald, alone and unaided, had assassinated the president of the United States.” Fred J. Cook, Maverick: Fifty Years of Investigative Reporting, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1984, 276.
  27. In late 1966 the New York Times began an inquiry on the numerous questions surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination that were not satisfactorily dealt with by the Warren Commission. “It was never completed,” author Jerry Policoff observes, “nor would the New York Times ever again question the findings of the Warren Commission.” When the story was being developed the lead reporter at the Times‘ Houston bureau “said that he and others came up with ‘a lot of unanswered questions’ that the Times didn’t bother to pursue. ‘I’d be off on a good lead and then somebody’d call me off and send me out to California on another story or something. We never really detached anyone for this. We weren’t really serious.’” Jerry Policoff, “The Media and the Murder of John Kennedy,” in Peter Dale Scott, Paul L. Hoch and Russell Stetler, eds., The Assassinations: Dallas and Beyond, New York: Vintage, 1976, 265.
  28. When New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison embarked on an investigation of the JFK assassination in 1966 centering on Lee Harvey Oswald’s presence in New Orleans in the months leading up to November, 22, 1963, “he was cross-whipped with two hurricane blasts, one from Washington and one from New York,” historian James DiEugenio explains. The first, of course, was from the government, specifically the Central Intelligence Agency, the FBI, and to a lesser extent, the White House. The blast from New York was from the major mainstream media e.g. Time-Life and NBC. Those two communication giants were instrumental in making Garrison into a lightening rod for ridicule and criticism. This orchestrated campaign … was successful in diverting attention from what Garrison was uncovering by creating controversy about the DA himself.”  DiEugenio, Preface, in William Davy, Let Justice Be Done: New Light on the Jim Garrison Investigation, Reston VA: Jordan Publishing, 1999.
  29. The CIA and other US intelligence agencies used the news media to sabotage Garrison’s 1966-69 independent investigation of the Kennedy assassination. Garrison presided over the only law enforcement agency with subpoena power to seriously delve into the intricate details surrounding JFK’s murder. One of Garrison’s key witnesses, Gordon Novel, fled New Orleans to avoid testifying before the Grand Jury assembled by Garrison. According to DiEugenio, CIA Director Allen “Dulles and the Agency would begin to connect the fugitive from New Orleans with over a dozen CIA friendly journalists who—in a blatant attempt to destroy Garrison’s reputation—would proceed to write up the most outrageous stories imaginable about the DA.” James DiEugenio, Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and The Garrison Case, Second Edition, New York: SkyHorse Publishing, 2012, 235.
  30. CIA officer Victor Marchetti recounted to author William Davy that in 1967 while attending staff meetings as an assistant to then-CIA Director Richard Helms, “Helms expressed great concerns over [former OSS officer, CIA operative and primary suspect in Jim Garrison’s investigation Clay] Shaw’s predicament, asking his staff, ‘Are we giving them all the help we can down there?’” William Davy, Let Justice Be Done: New Light on the Jim Garrison Investigation, Reston VA: Jordan Publishing, 1999.
  31. The pejorative dimensions of the term “conspiracy theory” were introduced into the Western lexicon by CIA “media assets,” as evidenced in the design laid out by Document 1035-960 Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report, an Agency communiqué issued in early 1967 to Agency bureaus throughout the world at a time when attorney Mark Lane’s Rush to Judgment was atop bestseller lists and New Orleans DA Garrison’s investigation of the Kennedy assassination began to gain traction.
  32. Time had close relations with the CIA stemming from the friendship of the magazine’s publisher Henry Luce and Eisenhower CIA chief Allen Dulles. When former newsman Richard Helms was appointed DCI in 1966 he “began to cultivate the press,” prompting journalists toward conclusions that placed the Agency in a positive light. As Time Washington correspondent Hugh Sidney recollects, “‘[w]ith [John] McCone and [Richard] Helms, we had a set-up when the magazine was doing something on the CIA, we went to them and put it before them … We were never misled.’ Similarly, when Newsweek decided in the fall of 1971 to do a cover story on Richard Helms and ‘The New Espionage,’ the magazine, according to a Newsweek staffer, went directly to the agency for much of the information. And the article … generally reflected the line that Helms was trying so hard to sell: that since the latter 1960s … the focus of attention and prestige within CIA’ had switched from the Clandestine Services to the analysis of intelligence, and that ‘the vast majority of recruits are bound for’ the Intelligence Directorate.” Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks, The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974, 362-363.
  33. In 1970 Jim Garrison wrote and published the semi-autobiographical A Heritage of Stone, a work that examines how the New Orleans DA “discovered that the CIA operated within the borders of the United States, and how it took the CIA six months to reply to the Warren Commission’s question of whether Oswald and [Jack] Ruby had been with the Agency,” Garrison biographer and Temple University humanities professor Joan Mellen observes. “In response to A Heritage of Stone, the CIA rounded up its media assets” and the book was panned by reviewers writing for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun Times, and Life magazine. “John Leonard’s New York Times review went through a metamorphosis,” Mellen explains. “The original last paragraph challenged the Warren Report: ‘Something stinks about this whole affair,’ Leonard wrote. ‘Why were Kennedy’s neck organs not examined at Bethesda for evidence of a frontal shot? Why was his body whisked away to Washington before the legally required Texas inquest? Why?’ This paragraph evaporated in later editions of the Times. A third of a column gone, the review then ended: ‘Frankly I prefer to believe that the Warren Commission did a poor job, rather than a dishonest one. I like to think that Garrison invents monsters to explain incompetence.’” Joan Mellen, A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK’s Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History, Washington DC: Potomac Books, 2005, 323, 324.
  34. CIA Deputy Director for Plans Cord Meyer Jr. appealed to Harper & Row president emeritus Cass Canfield Sr. over the book publisher’s pending release of Alfred McCoy’s The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia, based on the author’s fieldwork and Yale PhD dissertation wherein he examined the CIA’s explicit role in the opium trade. “Claiming my book was a threat to national security,” McCoy recalls, “the CIA official had asked Harper & Row to suppress it. To his credit, Mr. Canfield had refused. But he had agreed to review the manuscript prior to publication.” Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, Chicago Review Press, 2003, xx.
  35. Publication of The Secret Team, a book by US Air Force Colonel and Pentagon-CIA liaison L. Fletcher Prouty recounting the author’s firsthand knowledge of CIA black operations and espionage, was met with a wide scale censorship campaign in 1972. “The campaign to kill the book was nationwide and world-wide,” Prouty notes. “It was removed from the Library of Congress and from college libraries as letters I received attested all too frequently … I was a writer whose book had been cancelled by a major publisher [Prentice Hall] and a major paperback publisher [Ballantine Books] under the persuasive hand of the CIA.” L. Fletcher Prouty, The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, New York: SkyHorse Publishing, 2008, xii, xv.
  36. During the Pike Committee hearings in 1975 Congressman Otis Pike asked DCI William Colby, “Do you have any people paid by the CIA who are working for television networks?” Colby responded, “This, I think, gets into the kind of details, Mr. Chairman, that I’d like to get into in executive session.” Once the chamber was cleared Colby admitted that in 1975 specifically “the CIA was using ‘media cover’ for eleven agents, many fewer than in the heyday of the cloak-and-pencil operations, but no amount of questioning would persuade him to talk about the publishers and network chieftains who had cooperated at the top.” Schorr, Clearing the Air, 275.
  37. “There is quite an incredible spread of relationships,” former CIA intelligence officer William Bader informed a US Senate Intelligence Committee investigating the CIA’s infiltration of the nation’s journalistic outlets. “You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are Agency people at the management level.” Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media.”
  38. In 1985 film historian and professor Joseph McBride came across a November 29, 1963 memorandum from J. Edgar Hoover, titled, “Assassination of President John F. Kennedy,” wherein the FBI director stated that his agency provided two individuals with briefings, one of whom was “Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency.” ” When McBride queried the CIA with the memo a “PR man was tersely formal and opaque: ‘I can neither confirm nor deny.’ It was the standard response the agency gave when it dealt with its sources and methods,” journalist Russ Baker notes. When McBride published a story in The Nation, “The Man Who Wasn’t There, ‘George Bush,’ C.I.A. Operative,” the CIA came forward with a statement that the George Bush referenced in the FBI record “apparently” referenced a George William Bush, who filled a perfunctory night shift position at CIA headquarters that “would have been the appropriate place to receive such a report.” McBride tracked down George William Bush to confirm he was only employed briefly as a “probationary civil servant” who had “never received interagency briefings.” Shortly thereafter The Nation ran a second story by McBride wherein “the author provided evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency had foisted a lie on the American people … As with McBride’s previous story, this disclosure was greeted with the equivalent of a collective media yawn.” Since the episode researchers have found documents linking George H. W. Bush to the CIA as early as 1953. Russ Baker, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009, 7-12.
  39. Operation Gladio, the well-documented collaboration between Western spy agencies, including the CIA, and NATO involving coordinated terrorist shootings and bombings of civilian targets throughout Europe from the late 1960s through the 1980s, has been effectively expunged from major mainstream news outlets. A LexisNexis Academic search conducted in 2012 for “Operation Gladio” retrieved 31 articles in English language news media—most appearing in British newspapers. Only four articles discussing Gladio ever appeared in US publications—three in the New York Times and one brief mention in the Tampa Bay Times. With the exception of a 2009 BBC documentary, no network or cable news broadcast has ever referenced the state-sponsored terror operation. Almost all of the articles referencing Gladio appeared in 1990 when Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti publicly admitted Italy’s participation in the process. The New York Times downplayed any US involvement, misleadingly designating Gladio “an Italian creation” in a story buried on page A16. In reality, former CIA director William Colby revealed in his memoirs that covert paramilitaries were a significant agency undertaking set up after World War II, including “the smallest possible coterie of the most reliable people, in Washington [and] NATO.” James F. Tracy, “False Flag Terror and Conspiracies of Silence,” Global Research, August 10, 2012.
  40. Days before the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City DCI William Colby confided to his friend, Nebraska State Senator John DeCamp his personal concerns over the Militia and Patriot movement within the United States, then surging in popularity due to the use of the alternative media of that era–books, periodicals, cassette tapes, and radio broadcasts. “I watched as the Anti-War movement rendered it impossible for this country to conduct or win the Vietnam War,” Colby remarked. “I tell you, dear friend, that the Militia and Patriot movement in which, as an attorney, you have become one of the centerpieces, is far more significant and far more dangerous for American than the Anti-War movement ever was, if it is not intelligently dealt with. And I really mean this.” David Hoffman, The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror, Venice CA: Feral House, 1998, 367.
  41. Shortly after the appearance of journalist Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” series in the San Jose Mercury News chronicling the Agency’s involvement in drug trafficking, the CIA’s public affairs division embarked on a campaign to counter what it termed “a genuine public relations crisis for the Agency.” Webb was merely reporting to a large audience what had already been well documented by scholars such as Alfred McCoy and Peter Dale Scott, and the 1989 Kerry Committee Report on Iran-Contra—that the CIA had long been involved in the illegal transnational drug trade. Such findings were upheld in 1999 in a study by the CIA inspector general. Nevertheless, beginning shortly after Webb’s series ran, “CIA media spokesmen would remind reporters seeking comment that this series represented no real news,” a CIA internal organ noted, “in that similar charges were made in the 1980s and were investigated by the Congress and were found to be without substance. Reporters were encouraged to read the “Dark Alliance’ series closely and with a critical eye to what allegations could actually be backed with evidence.”
  42. On December 10, 2004 investigative journalist Gary Webb died of two .38 caliber gunshot wounds to the head. The coroner ruled the death a suicide. “Gary Webb was MURDERED,” concluded FBI senior special agent Ted Gunderson in 2005. “He (Webb) resisted the first shot [to the head that exited via jaw] so he was shot again with the second shot going into the head [brain].” Gunderson regards the theory that Webb could have managed to shoot himself twice as “impossible!” Charlene Fassa, “Gary Webb: More Pieces in the Suicided Puzzle,”, December 11, 2005.
  43. The most revered journalists who receive “exclusive” information and access to the corridors of power are typically the most subservient to officialdom and often have intelligence ties. Those granted such access understand that they must likewise uphold government-sanctioned narratives. For example, the New York Times’ Tom Wicker reported on November 22, 1963 that President John F. Kennedy “was hit by a bullet in the throat, just below the Adam’s apple.” Yet his account went to press before the official story of a single assassin shooting from the rear became established. Wicker was chastised through “lost access, complaints to editors and publishers, social penalties, leaks to competitors, a variety of responses no one wants.” Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception: The Media Coverup of 9/11, Gabrioloa Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2006, 169-170.
  44. The CIA actively promotes a desirable public image of its history and function by advising the production of Hollywood vehicles, such as Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. The Agency retains “entertainment industry liaison officers” on its staff that “plant positive images about itself (in other words, propaganda) through our most popular forms of entertainment,” Tom Hayden explains in the LA Review of Books. “So natural has the CIA–entertainment connection become that few question its legal or moral ramifications. This is a government agency like no other; the truth of its operations is not subject to public examination. When the CIA’s hidden persuaders influence a Hollywood movie, it is using a popular medium to spin as favorable an image of itself as possible, or at least, prevent an unfavorable one from taking hold.” Tom Hayden, “Review of The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television by Tricia Jenkins,” LA Review of Books, February 24, 2013,
  45. Former CIA case officer Robert David Steele states that CIA manipulation of news media is “worse” in the 2010s than in the late 1970s when Bernstein wrote “The CIA and the Media.” “The sad thing is that the CIA is very able to manipulate [the media] and it has financial arrangements with media, with Congress, with all others. But the other half of that coin is that the media is lazy.” James Tracy interview with Robert David Steele, August 2, 2014,
  46. A well-known fact is that broadcast journalist Anderson Cooper interned for the CIA while attending Yale as an undergraduate in the late 1980s. According to Wikipedia Cooper’s great uncle, William Henry Vanderbilt III, was an Executive Officer of the Special Operations Branch of the OSS under the spy organization’s founder William “Wild Bill” Donovan. While Wikipedia is an often dubious source, Vanderbilt’s OSS involvement would be in keeping with the OSS/CIA reputation of taking on highly affluent personnel for overseas derring-do. William Henry Vanderbilt III, Wikipedia.
  47. Veteran German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, author of the 2014 book Gekaufte Journalisten (Bought Journalists) revealed how under the threat of job termination he was routinely compelled to publish articles written by intelligence agents using his byline. “I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service,” Ulfkotte explained in a recent interview with Russia Today. “German Journo: European Media Writing Pro-US Stories Under CIA Pressure,” RT, October 18, 2014.
  48. In 1999 the CIA established In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm seeking to “identify and invest in companies developing cutting-edge information technologies that serve United States national security interests.” The firm has exercised financial relationships with internet platforms Americans use on a routine basis, including Google and Facebook. “If you want to keep up with Silicon Valley, you need to become part of Silicon Valley,” says Jim Rickards, an adviser to the U.S. intelligence community familiar with In-Q-Tel’s activities. “The best way to do that is have a budget because when you have a checkbook, everyone comes to you.” At one point IQT “catered largely to the needs of the CIA.” Today, however, “the firm supports many of the 17 agencies within the U.S. intelligence community, including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.” Matt Egan, “In-Q-Tel: A Glimpse Inside the CIA’s Venture Capital Arm,”, June 14, 2013.
  49. At a 2012 conference held by In-Q-Tel CIA Director David Patraeus declared that the rapidly-developing “internet of things” and “smart home” will provide the CIA with the ability to spy on any US citizen should they become a “person of interest’ to the spy community,” Wired magazine reports. “‘Transformational’ is an overused word, but I do believe it properly applies to these technologies,’ Patraeus enthused, ‘particularly to their effect on clandestine tradecraft’ … ‘Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Patraeus said, “the latter now going to cloud computing, in many areas greater and greater supercomputing, and, ultimately, heading to quantum computing.” Spencer Ackerman, “CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher,” Wired, March 15, 2012.
  50. In the summer of 2014 a $600 million computing cloud developed by Amazon Web Services for the CIA began servicing all 17 federal agencies comprising the intelligence community. “If the technology plays out as officials envision,” The Atlantic reports, “it will usher in a new era of cooperation and coordination, allowing agencies to share information and services much more easily and avoid the kind of intelligence gaps that preceded the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.” “The Details About the CIA’s Deal With Amazon,” The Atlantic, July 17, 2014.

Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at

Who Is Jeb Bush, Really? – Part 2 – Jeb’s PNAC And Money Laundering Past (VIDEO)

Jeb Bush has past involvement with neocon think tank PNAC, and CIA drug money laundering.

Jeb Bush has past involvement with neocon think tank PNAC, and CIA drug money laundering.

Who is Jeb Bush? The elite establishment who control the MSM (Mainstream Media) are ensuring through their biased media coverage that US 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush becomes the frontrunning candidate for the Republican Party. As he more and more enters the limelight and the consciousness of the average US voter, many will be wondering – who is Jeb Bush, really? Part 1 dealt with the history of the Bush crime family, as well as Jeb’s probable involvement with CIA drug smuggling. Part 2 of this series takes a deeper look at other aspects of Jeb Bush’s past, such as his involvement with PNAC and drug money laundering.

Jeb Bush, PNAC and 9/11 Foreknowledge

Jeb Bush and his PNAC neocon pals got their new Pearl Harbor with 3000 American deaths. We got the fake War on Terror.

Jeb Bush and his PNAC neocon pals got their new Pearl Harbor with 3000 American deaths. We got the fake War on Terror.

PNAC (The Project for a New American Century) was the neocon (neoconservative) think tank group set up in the late 1990s to push the war agenda, specifically to push, unashamedly, for the US to continue its imperialist ambitions. It wanted nothing less than total American supremacy across the globe. It advocated more money for the military, more invasions, more foreign military bases, more war. Unsurprisingly, PNAC had a strong Zionist influence so of course it was pro-Israel. The PNAC membership is really staggering; it reads like a “Who’s Who” of American elite New World Order conspirators, such as Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Kagan, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, Richard Perle, Doug Feith and others. As this PNAC document shows, Jeb Bush was also a member. PNAC was replaced by the new think-tank Foreign Policy Initiative, co-founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan in 2009.

One of the most famous and nefarious passages from any PNAC document is this oft-quoted one from Rebuilding America’s Defenses, talking about how changing America may take a long time, unless a big “catastrophic” event was to occur:

“This process of transformation is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”

This was written before 9/11. Are we supposed to believe it’s just a coincidence that PNAC and other criminal elements within the US Government got their new Pearl Harbor just afterwards? What are the chances that Jeb Bush had no 9/11 foreknowledge, given that he was a member of PNAC, that his brother George was US President and supposedly in charge of US air defense at the time (although that may have been left to another PNAC member, then VP Dick Cheney), and that his other brother Marvin Bush as mentioned in part 1 was in charge of the electronic security system of the Twin Towers? Does anyone smell a rat here?

Jeb Bush and Drug Money Laundering

Jeb Bush helped with CIA drug money laundering through his bank in Florida, City National Bank of Miami.

Jeb Bush helped with CIA drug money laundering through his bank in Florida, City National Bank of Miami.

We know that Jeb Bush has close ties with the CIA in his past. Thanks to the investigate research of Wayne Madsen, we also know that Jeb was doing a bit more than just importing coffee during his banking time in Florida. According to Madsen:

“Jeb should fully explain his relationship with Alberto Duque, a Colombian national who laundered drug money for the Medellin and Cali narco-cartels and Nicaraguan contras while serving as owner of City National Bank of Miami and president of the General Coffee Company of Colombia … Duque financed a $30 million real estate development project run by Jeb Bush. In 1983, Duque was convicted for fraud and sent to federal prison. Duque hired a Bush family CIA crony to serve as City National Bank’s president … Don Beazley, who previously worked for the CIA’s Nugan Hand Bank in Australia. Before it collapsed, Nugan Hand was responsible for laundering money from the CIA’s Golden Triangle opium and heroin smuggling operations from Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle and paying off U.S. surrogates in Asia, including Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, Suharto in Indonesia, Park Chung Hee in South Korea, and various Thai generals.”

The elite always use their office to dole out personal favors or pay back those that got them into power. When he was Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush funneled US$1.7 billion of Florida’s state pension funds through investment banking institutions such as the Lehman Brothers, Carlyle Group, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS, J.P. Morgan, etc. who were the fundraisers of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns. Jeb Bush is a man who wouldn’t rule out torture. Jeb Bush is man who doesn’t like the average person to have access to encryption. Jeb Bush is a man who would be happy to continue George W. Bush’s disastrous and highly illegal foreign wars, claiming that the US must maintain its “unequal military strength” or military supremacy.

Who is Jeb Bush? The Same as Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are the latest reps from America’s modern mafia crime families.

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are the latest reps from America’s modern mafia crime families.

Given the elite control over the political process and the mainstream media, you can be pretty sure that any mainstream candidates given good coverage and press are not going to be very different on key issues. In fact, as this article from Jake Anderson on Global Research shows, Bush and Clinton are identical on all the important issues facing the US. Jeb and Hillary are being funded by the exact same people! Both Jeb and Hillary both support giant corporations (and get support from the very same corporations to the tune of millions), the current Rothschild-Rockefeller Federal Reserve banking system, more empire-building wars for imperialist America, the Patriot Act, NSA mass surveillance, fracking, GMOs (and the prevention of GMO labeling), secret trade treaties like the TPP and even the death penalty! Could it be any clearer that Jeb and Hillary are utter tyrants, when they believe the nameless entity of Government has the right to take away your life? The Clintons by the way are up to their necks and beyond in corruption, crime and dead bodies just like the Bushes. The Bushes and Clintons are America’s modern day mafia crime families.

Jeb Bush = More of the Same Crime

Politics has been likened to pro-wrestling: the result is never in doubt and has already been pre-determined (however wrestling has more chance of a spontaneous outcome!). If Americans vote in Jeb Bush, it’s going to mean more of the same crime: more wars, more corporate cronyism and corporate welfare, more surveillance and more corruption, while less choice, less privacy and less freedom. Let’s hope the average US voter has enough wisdom not to vote for continuing the oligarchy … remember, there has been either a Bush or Clinton in the White House from 1980-2012 – that’s 32 straight years!






Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

Who Is Jeb Bush, Really? – Part 1 – The Bush Crime Family

Who is Jeb Bush? The Bushes’ criminal syndicate has committed 4 generations of treason against America. Jeb comes from a deeply corrupt family.

Who is Jeb Bush? The Bushes’ criminal syndicate has committed 4 generations of treason against America. Jeb comes from a deeply corrupt family.

Who is Jeb Bush? The elite establishment who control the MSM (Mainstream Media) are ensuring through their biased media coverage that US 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush becomes the frontrunning candidate for the Republican Party. As he enters more and more the limelight and the consciousness of the average US voter, many will be wondering – who is Jeb Bush, really? This series takes a deeper look at the latest bloodline Bush foisted upon the American people in a “free and democratic” election.

Who is Jeb Bush? The Latest Bush in a Long Line of Treason

The Bush family is one of the most notorious and nefarious American families ever to rise to power in the USA. The list of their deception, thievery and murder stretches all the way back to the early 1900s. For an in-depth investigation into their criminality, listen to The Freedom Link’s The Bush Family: Four Generations of Treason!. Here is a brief snapshot of their family history, starting with Samuel Bush:

who-is-jeb-bush-5– Samuel Bush, father of Prescott Bush, grandfather of George H.W. Bush and great-grandfather of George W. Bush, Marvin Bush and Jeb Bush, becomes General Manager of Buckeye Steel Castings Company which manufactured railway parts. At the time it was run by Frank Rockefeller, brother of oil tycoon and elite kingpin John D. Rockefeller – the same guy that started the Rockefeller oil empire, the Big Pharma cartel and ultimately, in a big way, allopathy or Western Medicine.

– Samuel Bush becomes President of Buckeye in 1908 when Rockefeller retires, staying there until 1927 and according to Wikipedia becoming one of the top industrialists of his generation. During this time his clients include the Harrimans, since the US railroads were controlled by E. H. Harriman. Thus the Bush family begins to do business and rub shoulders with the Harriman and Rockefellers families, 2 major elite bloodlines. When WW1 breaks out, Bush also forms an alliance with the Remington family through arms manufacturing. Joe Joseph, Tim Watts, and John King of the abovementioned The Freedom Link radio shows estimate that during WW1 Samuel Bush and his cronies profited to the tune of US$200,000,000 or $200 million. This equates to around $3.1 billion in today’s money, according to this site.

who-is-jeb-bush-6– Samuel’s son Prescott Bush, through banks owned by the Harriman brothers (E. Roland and W. Averill), traded with the Nazis before and during WW2. The US Government declassified documents proving it. Hitler’s rise to power was aided by Wall St. bankers. Prescott was involved in the failed coup d’etat of 1934 to militarily take control of the US Government, where the plan was to overthrow FDR and install a fascist dictator in line with the ideologies of Hitler and Mussolini. Fortunately Marine Corps Major-General Smedley Butler, the man who famously declared that “War is a Racket”, blew the whistle on the Business Plot and refused to go along with it.

– Prescott’s son George Herbert Walker Bush or George H. W. Bush rises to power through his company Zapata oil. He rubs shoulders with the Dulles brothers, lawyers of the Rockefellers, who also had deep ties to Hitler and the Nazis. John Dulles worked in the Eisenhower administration, while Allen Dulles became head of the newly-formed CIA. There is a lot of evidence linking George H. W. Bush to the assassination of JFK.

who-is-jeb-bush-4-215x300– George H. W. Bush goes on to become head of the CIA and US President. He invades numerous poor and developing 3rd world nations to ensure US corporations can steal their resources and set up military bases, oversees CIA drug and gun running operations, and personally supervises that large quantities of cocaine get shipped into the US via the Mena, Arkansas airstrip (with a little help from his partner in crime Bill Clinton). Mind control victims such as Cathy O’Brien (and others) accuse George H. W. of being a sadistic rapist and serial killer, claiming Bush repeatedly raped her and her young daughter, and ordered mind-controlled soldiers to kill themselves. George H. W. publicly calls for a New World Order on September 11th, 1991. He is also part of the Satanic black magic rituals of Bohemian Grove and Skull ‘n’ Bones secret societies.

– George H. W. Bush’s son and Jeb Bush’s brother, George W. Bush, sets the record for the mentally-challenged US President (maybe due to all the Illuminati inbreeding). He oversees the most daring false flag operation of all, 9/11, passes horrible legislation like the Patriot Act to eviscerate the Bill of Rights, sets up the loathed DHS and TSA, propagates the massive and fake war on terror, and invades countries like Iraq and Afghanistan – despite admitting they had nothing to do with 9/11. Incidentally, George W. Bush’s brother Marvin Bush was the director of the electronic security system in the twin towers. He also removed the bomb searching dogs from duty 1 month prior to 9/11. Just a coincidence … nothing to worry about.

So, in summary, there are at least 4 generations of Bushes who have been involved in starting and/or funding sides in both World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, numerous CIA wars, the Gulf War and the fake never-ending War on Terror, not to mention drug smuggling and illegal funding on “contra” terrorists in Iran and Nicaragua. So when considering “Who is Jeb Bush?”, it’s good to know the lineage he comes from.

Who is Jeb Bush? A Criminal Past of CIA Drug Smuggling and CIA Contra-Funding

George W. Bush passed the ball to Obama. Is Obama about to pass it forward to Jeb Bush?

George W. Bush passed the ball to Obama. Is Obama about to pass it forward to Jeb Bush?

Let us now turn our attention to Jeb Bush. Who is Jeb Bush? Is he, or has he been, involved in any of his family’s dubious and criminal enterprises? Unfortunately the answer seems to be yes. The CIA drug smuggling activities of the 1980s was related to the “Contras” – both the Iranian Contras and the Nicaraguan Contras. In the case of Iran, the elite were trying to get a foothold in a country that was close to Russia for geopolitical purposes. In the case of Nicaragua, the CIA were trying to topple a 3rd world nation government that wasn’t friendly to the US in exchange for one which would toe the line. Money from the weapon sales, thanks in large part to Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North of the National Security Council in late 1985, was diverted to fund anti-Sandinista and anti-communist rebels, or Contras in Nicaragua.

There is strong evidence that Jeb, like his father and brother, was involved in CIA drug smuggling and the murder of CIA drug smuggler Barry Seal in 1986. According to this article on Daily Kos:

“Barry Seal was a legendary CIA drug smuggler and ace pilot who had literally worked for the Agency since he was a teenage pilot prodigy in the late 1950s. By 1986 Barry Seal was having legal problems (criminal and a huge IRS tax liability) that not even his CIA connections could protect him from and according to Seal’s lawyer Lewis Unglesby, Barry Seal was a threat to testify against Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush. In fact, in early 1986 Barry Seal was threatening GHW Bush to get the IRS off his back or he (Seal) was going to blow the whistle on the Contra scheme and CIA drug smuggling.”

If you threaten someone like George H. W. Bush, you can guess what’s going to happen. The article further quotes former CIA agent Chip Tatum, who had known Seal and shared confidences with him, “listening with amusement the first time we breathlessly relayed what we’d discovered: that Oliver North is guilty in the assassination of Barry Seal … “No shit, Sherlock,” he replied, laughing. “It ain’t exactly the secret of the century, I can tell you.”” Here are some quotes from The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider, written by Al Martin:

“In this discussion, I had mentioned the recent assassination, only a few days before, of Barry Seal [Feb, 1986, outside his halfway house in New Orleans]. I said to Jeb, “Isn’t it convenient that Barry Seal was assassinated when he was? And now suddenly all the information and documents he had are gone missing?” Jeb had a rather broad smile on his face, and he concurred that it was convenient. He added a little snicker – as he often had a tendency of doing. Also little beads of sweat formed on his forehead, as when he gets nervous. It’s something you can notice when he’s on television. He still has a tendency to have little beads of sweat around his forehead, when he is either lying about something, or he’s nervous about what someone is saying.”

Part 2 of this “Who is Jeb Bush?” series will be taking a look at aspects of Jeb’s past, including his links to PNAC (Project for a New American Century) which conveniently prophesized a 9/11-type attack before it occurred …







Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

The Real Truth About Jeb Bush, CIA Sociopath (VIDEO)

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush listens to a question at a campaign stop in Davenport

In this video Luke Rudkowski gives you the lowdown on John Elias Bush or Jeb Bush. We go through his sketchy business career, early schooling, and current policy including his approval of torture.


ISIS Fraud Exposed! Leaked Video Appears To Show The Staged Killing Of James Foley (VIDEOS)


By: James Robertson | Crimes of Empire –

CyberBerkut (Google Translation):

We CyberBerkut received at the disposal of the file whose value can not be overstated!

Dear Senator McCain! We recommend you next time in foreign travel, and especially on the territory of Ukraine, not to take confidential documents.

On one of the devices of your colleagues, we found a lot of interesting things. Something we decided to put: this video should become the property of the international community!

LEAKED! ISIS Beheading Video Caught Filming In Studio!


The Cyber Berkut hacked video matches the James Foley proven fake killing to an extraordinary degree.

This almost seemed too good to be true but I found the above photo at Leak Source and the video of the IS studio filmed fake beheading scene matches in many ways and appears to be a film of the making of the fake James Foley execution video as the moving photograph above brilliantly demonstrates.

Many other small details from the James Foley video appear to match. These include the way the “Jihad John” character tucks his pants into his boots, along with the foreground landscape which differs between the fake execution videos. The Cyber Berkut hacking group claim they found the footage on the phone of a staffer of John McCain, a politician with extensive historical links to jihadist fighters and terror groups as this photograph and many others indicate.


US Senator John MCCain meets with takfiri jihadists fighters in Syria.circa 2012.

The man in the background next to McCain’s (as we see it) left shoulder is alleged to be the Caliph of the IS Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who it is widely claimed is actually an Israeli agent real name Simon Elliot. Although all hard evidence of the supposed Caliph’s identity is cloaked in layers of misinformation.


The fake Caliph, the intensely pious man with a taste for the finer things!

The whole leader thing did not seem to work with the fake Caliph, he made only one personal appearance was widely mocked and might as well never have existed.

It was claimed that the Caliph was badly wounded in an air strike and was receiving treatment in an Israeli hospital. It was also claimed that he had died.

It is known that Israel provides medical and other assistance to both the IS group and the al Nusra front, it is in the UN reports, it is in the Jerusalem Post:

New UN report reveals collaboration between Israel and Syrian rebels – Middle East – Jerusalem Post.html

“Now, a report from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) reveals that Israel has been working closely with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights and have kept close contact over the past 18 months. The report was submitted to the UN Security Council at the beginning of the month.”

“The documents show that Israel has been doing more than simply treating wounded Syrian civilians in hospitals. This and a few past reports have described transfer of unspecified supplies from Israel to the Syrian rebels, and sightings of IDF soldiers meeting with the Syrian opposition east of the green zone, as well as incidents when Israeli soldiers opened up the fence to allow Syrians through who did not appear to be injured.”

“The report said UNDOF “observed at least 10 wounded persons being transferred by armed members of the opposition from the Bravo side across the cease-fire line.”

The story about Baghdadi in Israel wounded or dead may well be true but there is a distinct lack of evidence in any direction.

The beheadings, the Jihad John videos on the other hand were an obvious psyop and fraud proven within days of the Foley release and the Cyber Berkut video only adds to an overwhelming body of evidence of fraud and deception.

The Meaning of the Beheading Hoax.

Oops! They Hoaxed it Again!

6 REASONS Jihadi John/Emwazi is CIA/Illuminati – The Fakery is IRREFUTABLE

WOW! Media Damage Control On James Foley Video: “Experts Now Conclude Video Is Fake”

This Xendrius video has not been removed but Youtube seems to cause it to crash before it begins every time. Our beloved overlords at Google would NEVER seek to suppress the truth so the reason for this is a mystery. (It works embedded but still not on Youtube)

All Jihadi John Videos are 100% FAKE – HERE’S WHY

Unmasking The Phoenix Program And America’s “War On Drugs” (VIDEO)


On this weeks Real Politik journalist and historian Douglas Valentine discusses his research that culminated in the landmark 1990 book The Phoenix Program–the definitive history of the CIA-led counterinsurgency and assassination campaign carried out in Vietnam during the late 1960s.

Phoenix was a major precursor to the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security in the post-9/11 era and remains a potential harbinger in light of domestic military exercises such as Jade Helm that has begun this week.

Valentine also discusses with James the inroads the CIA has made in drug trafficking and mass media since the late 1960s, noting that the CIA is essentially the “organized crime branch” of the US government that has institutionalized its practices to shield against another “Gary Webb” meltdown of the mid-1990s.


In addition to The Phoenix Program, Valentine is the author of several other notable books including The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America’s War on Drugs (2004) and The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage that Shaped the Drug Enforcement Agency (2008).  In addition to his historical research, Valentine is also a poet. His latest collection of poetry, With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century, was published in 2014. See Douglas Valentine’s Author’s Page at Amazon for a more detailed list of titles.

Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at

“The US Worked With Hollywood To Make The War On Terror Look Better” (VIDEO)

A crew member of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's team for the movie "Zero Dark Thirty" applies makeup on an actor during a shoot at the filming location in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh March 17, 2012 (Reuters / Ajay Verma)

A crew member of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s team for the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” applies makeup on an actor during a shoot at the filming location in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh March 17, 2012 (Reuters / Ajay Verma)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground with James G. Connell III- attorney at the U.S Defence Department, who represents Aamar al-Baluchi. Aamar stands accused of financing 9/11, and the CIA-backed Hollywood film Zero Dark Thirty even based a character on him. James explains how Hollywood producers and directors works with the CIA, and why the U.S considers itself to be exempt from many human rights treaties.


Psychologists Aiding CIA Torture

Psychologists Aiding CIA Torture

Doctors were accused earlier of involvement in torture by:

• monitoring and participating directly in torture procedures;

• instructing interrogators to continue, adjust, or stop certain ones;

• informing detainees that medical treatment depended on their cooperation;

• performing medical checks before and after each transfer; and

• treating the effects of torture as well as ailments and injuries during incarceration.

Condoning or participating in torture grievously breaches core medical ethics and the 1975 World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Tokyo “Guidelines for Physicians Concerning Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Relation to Detention and Imprisonment.” It states:

• in all cases at all times, “physician(s) shall not countenance, condone or participate in” torture or other forms of abuse;

• they “shall not use nor allow to be used (their) medical knowledge or skills, or health information” to aid interrogation in any way;

• they “shall not be present during any procedure during which torture or any other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment is used or threatened;”

• they “must have complete clinical independence” in treating persons in their care; and

• WMA encourages the international community and fellow physicians to support medical professionals who face “threats or reprisals resulting from a refusal to condone” all forms of torture and abuse.

Protocol I of the 1949 Geneva Conventions states:

“Persons engaged in medical activities shall neither be compelled to perform acts or to carry out work contrary to, nor be compelled to refrain from acts required by, the rules of medical ethics or other rules designed for the benefit of the wounded and sick, or this Protocol.”

On July 7, 2005 in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Gregg Bloche and Jonathan Marks published an article titled, “Doctors and Interrogators at Guantanamo Bay.”

They cited evidence showing when “(h)ealth information (was) routinely available to behavioral science consultants and others” engaged in interrogations, they acted in violation of strict medical ethics.

Since late 2002, psychiatrists and psychologists were involved in crafting extreme stress techniques “combined with behavior-shaping rewards to extract actionable intelligence from resistant captives,” the writers said.

“Wholesale disregard for clinical confidentiality” seriously breaches medical ethics “since it makes every caregiver into an accessory to intelligence gathering. (It) puts prisoners at greater risk for serious abuse.”

In July 2006, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) “Report(ed) on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment of Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” It included evidence of medical personnel involvement.

Detainees were told medical treatment depended on their cooperation. Prisoner medical records showed physicians were present during brutal interrogations constituting torture. They “authorized (them) to proceed.”

Prisoners described doctors performing unnecessary and abusive procedures, including forced amputations, after which they were denied proper treatment.

Psychiatrists and psychologists designed extreme interrogation techniques as part of the Behavioral Science Consultation Team (BSCT). It was tasked “to torment detainees.”

A new lengthy document titled “Report to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association: Independent Review Relating to APA Ethics Guidelines, National Security Interrogations, and Torture” revealed top APA officials and its ethics director involved with justifying enhanced CIA interrogations known to involve torture.

Psychologists involved profited from torture-related contracts. Evidence shows APA officials collaborated with DoD to assure organization ethics policies effectively condoned what should have been condemned.

Collaboration is complicity with high crimes against humanity. APA officials and psychologists involved share guilt.

CIA torturers sought APA approval to counter concerns among its own medical professionals. Following the report’s release, former organization head Nadine Kaslow issued a statement, saying:

“The actions, policies and lack of independence from government influence described in the Hoffman report represented a failure to live up to our core values.”

“We profoundly regret and apologize for the behavior and the consequences that ensued.”

On July 8, APA ethics chief Stephen Behnke resigned once knowledge of his involvement was revealed, as well as getting a lucrative interrogator training contract – without notifying APA’s board.

Other resignations are expected to follow – not prosecutions of everyone involved to the highest levels in government, the military, CIA and private sector as a way to show impunity no longer protects torturers or others complicit with them.

The practice continues under Obama in dozens of US global black sites.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at

CIA Human Experimentation

Ceremonial Swearing-In Of Leon Panetta Is Held At CIA Headquarters

Since the early 1950s, CIA operatives conducted physically harsh and psychologically crippling mind control experiments. Human subjects were used as unwitting guinea pigs.

Rules governing CIA activities include Executive Order 12333 (1981) authorizing intrusive spying for counterintelligence purposes. Loophole-ridden provisions permit anything goes.

An ACLU FOIA lawsuit obtained more information on secret CIA domestic spying operations.

Woefully too little is known but more now than a few weeks ago, said the ACLU. Although CIA legal authority to spy at home is limited, earlier congressional investigative committees discovered massive “Operation CHAOS” spying – targeting anti-war activists and political dissenters.

For over 20 years, the CIA “indiscriminately intercepted and opened hundreds of thousands of Americans’ letters” lawlessly.

The (Senator Frank) Church Committee discovered major constitutional violations. It said “constitutional checks and balances have not adequately controlled intelligence activities.”

“(T)he Executive branch has neither delineated the scope of permissible activities nor established procedures for supervising intelligence agencies. Congress has failed to exercise sufficient oversight, seldom questioning the use to which its appropriations were being put.”

“Most domestic intelligence issues have not reached the courts, and in those cases when they have reached the courts, the judiciary has been reluctant to grapple with them.”

Church Committee findings and conclusions are more relevant today than ever. Released material was heavily redacted. More questions were raised than answered. It’s clear the CIA’s domestic activities way exceed its authority.

The Agency’s AR 2-2 regulatory document governing its intelligence activities was never released until now. It covers a wide range of activities – including:

• domestic spying;

• human experimentation;

• contracts with academic institutions;

• relations with journalists and media officials; and

• relations with clergy and missionaries.

Its synopsis states:

“This regulation and its annexes set forth the provisions of Executive Order 12333 and its implementing procedures governing the conduct of the Intelligence Community Staff, National Intelligence Emergency Support Office, and other staff elements of the Director of Central Intelligence.”

“Certain provisions of Executive Order 12333, such as those dealing with the collection of information on US persons, required implementing procedures established by the Director of Central Intelligence and approved by the Attorney General.”

“These procedures as well as other related materials are contained in the annexes to this regulation. This regulation also includes statutory and police requirements with respect to the conduct of intelligence activities, including the conduct of security investigations, certain relations with other Governmental entities, and relationships with US persons, US news media, US clergy, the US academic community, and employees of the Congress.”

Several AR 2-2 annexes contain Agency implementing procedures. Heavily redacted Annex A states:

“Guidance for CIA Activities Outside the United States” sets forth the procedures that apply to CIA activity directed toward US citizens and permanent residents who are abroad.”

The ACLU explained documents obtained reveal wide-ranging CIA domestic activities – often together with the FBI.

Annex B prohibits the CIA from domestic electronic surveillance. “(T)he Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) authorized the FBI to work with the CIA to collect Americans’ financial records in bulk under Patriot Act Section 215,” said the ACLU.

Annex B says the CIA may “use a monitoring device within the United States under circumstances in which a warrant would not be required for law enforcement purposes if the CIA General Counsel concurs.”

What monitoring devices are used and how is unclear – as well as how monitoring differs from domestic surveillance the CIA is prohibited from doing.

Dozens of entirely redacted pages under the heading “Intelligence Activities Conducted by CIA Within the United States” suggest significant domestic spying kept secret.

AR 2-2 prohibits CIA human experimentation without informed consent. The agency crossed the line by requiring doctors to be present during so-called “enhanced interrogations (aka torture).” Victims didn’t consent to their own abuse.

London’s Guardian published sections of previously classified CIA documentation letting its director and an advisory board “approve, modify, or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human subject research.”

Top CIA officials decided what types of “human subject research” were permissible – pretty much anything based on what’s already known post-9/11 and earlier before the latest information was revealed.

The Law and Policy Governing the Conduct of Intelligence Agencies AR 2-2 section says the Agency “shall not sponsor, contract for, or conduct research on human subjects” in violation of humane medical practices.

The previously unknown section providing guidelines on “human subject research” empowers the director and an advisory board to “evaluate all documentation and certifications pertaining to human research sponsored by, contracted for, or conducted by the CIA.”

Last December, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) published an analysis of CIA interrogations indicating psychologists played “the essential role” in the Agency’s “extensive system of torture and ill-treatment” – in blatant violation of core international laws, norms and standards.

On the one hand, the CIA doesn’t admit engaging in torture. On the other, it says having medical personnel present ensured its “enhanced interrogations” were conducted according to medical standards.

Federation of American Scientists scholar Steven Aftergood says torture victims were studied by medical professionals to learn how they responded to brutal treatment.

They were unwitting subjects. They never gave informed consent. Harvard’s Humanitarian Initiative researcher Nathaniel Raymond said “Crime one was torture. The second crime was research without consent in order to say it wasn’t torture.”

Human experimentation remains official US policy. CIA torture continues secretly in US global black sites. Guantanamo is the tip of the iceberg.
Numerous other US torture prisons operate worldwide.

Complicit allies cooperate with apprehensions, indefinite detentions, brutal interrogations, torture and other forms of abuse – with subjects denied access to counsel and in many cases have little or no hope for release.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. Visit his blog site at