Porter Goss

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(Spook, Deep state functionary)
Porter Goss.jpg
Born Porter Johnston Goss
November 26, 1938
Waterbury, CT, USA
Alma mater Yale University
Religion Christian
Children 4
Spouse Mariel Robinson
Member of 9-11/Joint Congressional Inquiry, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Book and Snake, Operation 40, Psi Upsilon
Perpetrator of "Iran-Contra"
Party Republican

Flag of the United States Central Intelligence Agency.svg Director of the CIA Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
April 21, 2005 - May 26, 2006
Deputy Albert Calland
Succeeded by Michael Hayden
Left in acrimonious circumstances, which Daniel Hopsicker connects with 'Cocaine One'.

CIA.svg Director of Central Intelligence Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
September 24, 2004 - April 21, 2005
Preceded by George TenetJohn E. McLaughlin
The last DCI. After this the job was split into "Director of National Intelligence" (DNI) and the "Director of the Central Intelligence Agency" (D/CIA).

Porter Goss served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until 2004, when he became the last Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency following the passage of the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which abolished the DCI position.

Porter Goss worked in the now infamous JM/WAVE station in Miami under Ted Shackley, and was very probably a member of Operation 40, although he denies it, though admitting that he has been a long time CIA operative. Although opposing an inquiry into 9/11, Goss agreed to lead the first inquiry into 9/11. He was pressured to resign as Director of the CIA in 2006, less than a month after the 'Cocaine One' drug bust in Mexico revealed a CIA-linked plane laden with 5½ tonnes of cocaine.[1]

Background

Goss graduated from Yale University with a degree in Greek classics in 1960, where he joined Book and Snake and Psi Upsilon. He then joined the Army Reserve Officers Training (ROTC) program. From there, to use his own words, he "gravitated to the CIA" in 1961.[2]

CIA

Goss worked in the JM/WAVE station in Miami, but Daniel Hopsicker cites Associated Press that "Porter J. Goss has disclosed precious few details of his CIA employment from roughly 1960 to 1971".[3] Asked about his connections, Goss once stated "I knew [station chief] Shackley but I was so junior compared to those people... a basic Boy Scout at that point."[2] Goss has claimed that he worked primarily as a photo-interpreter, and that he never went to Cuba himself. Recently a colleague Vince Cannistraro claimed that he was involved in paramilitary activity against the Cubans: "I know he was involved in the Bay of Pigs operation, he worked out of Miami with Cuban exiles... and took part in... attempts to overthrow Castro".[2] Goss worked for the CIA’s Directorate of Operations as a covert operative in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Western Europe.[4]

Operation 40 Membership

Full article: Rated 4/5 Operation 40

John Simkin reports that Porter J. Goss was a member of CIA Assassination squad, Operation 40, and indeed a January 1963 photo shows someone generally agreed to be Goss with his arm around David Sanchez Moralez at a table with Barry Seal and many other members of Operation 40.[5] Goss however claims that the photo is not him, and rather improbably for someone with his connections, that he had "never heard of Operation 40".

September 11, 2001

Full article: Rated 4/5 9-11

On the morning of 9/11, Porter Goss (Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) was with Bob Graham (Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) meeting with the Director General of the ISI, General Mahmud Ahmed.[4] On the morning of 9-11 he was asked about the use of a plane in a terrorist attack when what sounds like an explosion is heard, followed by a plane.[6]

9-11 Joint Congressional Inquiry

Full article: 9-11/Joint Congressional Inquiry

After initially opposing calls for an inquiry into the events of 9/11, Porter Goss later agreed to lead (with Bob Graham) the first inquiry into 9/11. Lest there be any misunderstanding as to its potential function, Goss clarified his determination not to punish malfeasance within the US Government, stating "This is not a who-shall-we-hang type of investigation. It is about where are the gaps in America's defense and what do we do about it type of investigation."[7]

CIA directorship

George W Bush said about Goss: "He knows his CIA inside and out. He's the right man to lead this important agency at this critical moment in our nation's history" in a video clip run by CNN, August 10, 2004. On April 21, 2005, Bush made him Director of Central Intelligence. He became DCI on September 24, 2004, and announced to the CIA staff later that year their job was “to support the Bush administration and its policies in our work”. Some senior CIA figures who opposed the Iraq War resigned, included Michael Scheuer, former head of Bin Laden Station. Vince Cannistraro, a former head of the CIA’s counter-terrorist centre, commented: “It can only be interpreted one way – there will be no more dissenting opinions.”

Obstruction of justice

Under Goss' directorship, 92 tapes of torture carried out by the CIA on Abu Zubaydah and others were destroyed.[8] A FOIA request by the ACLU turned up a number of "E-mails show CIA chief [Porter Goss] 'agreed to destroying' of torture". The emails themselves do not appear to have been published on the WWW.[9][10]

Mystery Resignation

Under pressure to resign as Director of the CIA on 5 May 2006,[11] he told reporters that the reason why was "just one of those mysteries".[1] The Los Angeles Times claimed that "Goss was pushed out by Negroponte after clashes between them over Goss' management style, as well as his reluctance to surrender CIA personnel and resources to new organisations set up to combat terrorism and weapons proliferation." Another idea is that his resignation was linked to the investigation of Kyle Foggo, whom he appointed as CIA Executive Director, and who himself resigned 3 days later, eventually admitting multi-million dollar fraud.[2] Daniel Hopsicker suggests that Goss was forced out because of the 2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bust, which found 5½ tonnes of cocaine being flown to USA aboard a CIA-owned plane.[1]


 

An event carried out

Event
"Iran-Contra"
 

An appointment by Porter Goss

AppointeeJobAppointedEndDescription
Kyle FoggoExecutive Director of the Central Intelligence AgencyOctober 20048 May 2006Resigned amid a multimillion dollar corruption probe.


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