Central Intelligence Agency

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The most high profile of the US intelligence agencies, a covert agent of foreign policy. Funded by a 'black budget' derived from the global drug trade, the CIA is experienced at assassination, blackmail, instigating coups and other such covert deep state actions. Its scrutiny in the early 1970s however lead to the development of more secure bases for the most sensitive deep state operations.

Central Intelligence Agency
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Motto The Work of a Nation. The Center of Intelligence.
Formation September 18, 1947
Parent organization United States Government
Type intelligence agency
Leader Director of the CIA
Subgroups • Operation 40
• National Clandestine Service
• Directorate of Intelligence
• Directorate of Science and Technology
• Directorate of Support
Website http://www.CIA.gov
Interest of Allan Francovich, Peter Dale Scott
Wikipedia page Central Intelligence Agency
The most high profile of the US intelligence agencies, a covert agent of foreign policy. Funded by a 'black budget' derived from the global drug trade, the CIA is experienced at assassination, blackmail, instigating coups and other such covert deep state actions. Its scrutiny in the early 1970s however lead to the development of more secure bases for the most sensitive deep state operations.

The CIA was created by US President Truman in 1947 by the National Security Act.

Official Narrative

The name of the CIA is inidicative of its original brief - as a central point of information gathering. It was derived out of problems of information collection in WW2.

Problems

The CIA rapidly morphed into a covert agent of foreign policy, after engineering the overthrow of governments in Iran and Guatemala for the sake of the profits of US corporations. Lacking effective government oversight it became the basis for what Mark Gorton calls "The Cabal", using an assassination team to cement its power and silence opposition.[1] It has instigated dozens of covert regime change actions.

History

1970s Investigation

After some high profile assassinations during the 1960s, the CIA came under scrutiny from groups such as the House Select Committee on Assassinations and Church Committee in the early 1970s. This created a problem for the deep state, which consequently offshored its most sensitive operations to more secure bases such as the Safari Club. In 1976, George H W Bush made himself director and within a year was effective at stopping most of the leaks from the agency.[2][1]

2004 Restructuring

Following passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorist Prevention Act of 2004 the Director of Central Intelligence was replaced as head of the US Intelligence community by a Director of National Intelligence outside the CIA. [3] The real reasons for this are unclear.

Agents' worldview

Robin Ramsay remarks about Plame Wilson's autobiography, Fair Game that two things struck him: "the first is the absolute political innocence of even comparatively senior CIA officers like Plame Wilson – about the reality of US foreign policy she has no idea. The second was her comment that within the CIA most of the officers had their TVs tuned to Murdoch’s Fox channel – self-programming, their equivalent of praying five times a day to Mecca."[4]

 

Related Documents

Title Type Publication date Author(s) Description
CIA Killings Spell Defeat In Afghanistan article 8 January 2010 Douglas Valentine
File:CIA Shannon Report 9 2 09.pdf report 9 February 2008 Edward Horgan
CIA wanted to kill Lockerbie bomber before trial article 5 July 2013 Gareth Rose
Bob Smyth
A report of William C Chasey's allegation (after being diagnosed with incurable cancer) that CIA agents tried to convince him to plant homing devices on Megrahi and Fhimah as part of the plot to assassinate them before the Lockerbie trial.
Counter-Intelligence: Spying Deters Democracy interview 7 July 2014
Covert Action in Chile, 1963-73 report Hearings before the Select Committee to study governmental operations with respect to intelligence activities of the United States Senate.
Fifty Years of the Deep State book 22 November 2013 Mark Gorton A remarkable summary of the deep state which names names - the most prominent being that of George H.W. Bush, whom Gorton identifies as the mastermind behind the 9/11 plot.
Limit CIA Role To Intelligence letter 21 December 1963 Harry S. Truman A letter just after the assassination of JFK which was published once and then vanished down the memory hole.
File:The CIA in Western Europe and the Abuse of Human Rights.pdf paper Daniele Ganser
The Octopus article 1999 David Guyatt An introduction to the involvement of senior US politicians, bureaucrats and the CIA in globalised criminal activities, the investigation of which cost investigative reported Danny Casolaro his life
The Rise of the National Security State article 21 February 2012 Mark Gaffney
The Taking Of America, 1-2-3 book 1985 Richard E. Sprague An authoritative description of the JFK assassination and succeeding crimes from the photographic expert advisor to Jim Garrison.
Torture, Assassination and the American Way of Life commentary 17 February 2012 Jacob G. Hornberger
Wikileaks and the Mighty Wurlitzer article 7 August 2010 Zahir Ebrahim An in-depth discussion of how dissident organisations are co-opted and or otherwise used, abused, controlled or discredited and destroyed by the secret information services.
Wirt Walker, Russell and Co, CIA, and 911 article 3 September 2010 Kevin Ryan

 

Events carried out

Event Date Description
1953 Iranian coup d'état The first large scale regime change carried out by the CIA.
1973 Chilean coup d'état 11 September 1973
ARTICHOKE An investigation into interrogation methods using drugs (and possibly other things as well).
Extraordinary rendition
Project MKUltra An illegal mind control research programme.
Operation Mockingbird 1950 - Present Operation Mockingbird is a CIA covert operation that began in the 1950's and is a continuing manipulation and control of the media by the CIA.

References

  1. a b Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State by Mark Gorton
  2. Document:The State, the Deep State, and the Wall Street Overworld
  3. From Director of Central Intelligence to Director of National Intelligence, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 144, edited by Jeffrey T. Richelson, December 17, 2004, accessed 27 February 2008.
  4. Lobster Magazine, Issue #62, Robin Ramsay

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