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 led to the development of more secure bases for the most sensitive deep state operations.

Group.png Central Intelligence Agency
Motto The Work of a Nation. The Center of Intelligence.
Predecessor Office of Strategic Services
Formation September 18, 1947
Parent organization United States
Type intelligence agency
Headquarters George Bush Center for IntelligenceLangley, Fairfax County, Virginia, U.S.
Leader Director of the CIA
Subgroups • Operation 40
• National Clandestine Service
• Directorate of Intelligence
• Directorate of Science and Technology
• Directorate of Support
• International Organizations Division
• Bin Laden Issue Station
• Entertainment Industry Liaison
Staff 21575
Website http://www.CIA.gov
Interest of Allan Francovich, Peter Dale Scott
Wikipedia page Central Intelligence Agency

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

Official Narrative

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


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.


The first Director of Central Intelligence, Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, authorised the CIA to carry out covert actions in Italy in 1947 to try to hinder the Italian communists in the elections that year. A year later another directive, NSC 10/2 authorised the CIA to carry out covert actions anywhere in the world, specifically including "propaganda; economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition, and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas and refugee liberation groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world." Hillenkoetter’s successor, Walter Bedell Smith, claimed that by 1951 the CIA covert ops had already "far exceeded" even this.[citation needed]

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.


Full article: CIA/Torture

The CIA has made extensive use of torture and continues to do so. The torture report by the US Senate released in December 2014 is the tip of the iceberg, but proves that after 9/11 the CIA engaged in a sophisticated program of calculated, aggressive, and egregious state-sanctioned torture, tried to cover this up and lied about how the program operated and the utility of the information obtained.

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]  

Central Intelligence Agency on Wikispooks

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
File:CIA Research Paper SW91-100076X Redacted.pdfResearch paperNovember 1991Arms-to-Iraq
Gerald Bull/Assassination
Gerald Bull
Redacted CIA Research paper SW91-10076X titled 'Project Babylon' as it appeared on the CIA web site in July 2012
File:CIA Research Paper SW91-100076X summary.pdfResearch paperNovember 1991Arms-to-Iraq
Gerald Bull/Assassination
Unredacted 'Intelligence Summary' (pages 22-26) of CIA Research paper SW91-10076X titled 'Project Babylon' and naming two ex-SAS soldiers as having been contracted to eliminate Gerald Bull
File:CIA Research Paper SW91-100076X un-redacted.pdfResearch paperNovember 1991Arms-to-Iraq
Gerald Bull/Assassination
Unredacted CIA Research paper SW91-10076X titled 'Project Babylon:The Iraq Supergun' (pages 1-21)
CIA Research Paper SW91-10076X - Intelligence SummaryResearch paperNovember 1991Arms-to-Iraq
Gerald Bull/Assassination
Transcription of the unredacted 'Intelligence Summary' (pages 22-26) of CIA Research paper SW91-10076X titled 'Project Babylon' which names two ex-SAS soldiers as having been contracted to eliminate Gerald Bull

An example

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Philip Agee

Events carried out

Arms for Libya1977 - 1981Around 20 tonnes of C-4 plastic explosive, plus training in bomb making, together with thousands of rifles, handguns and other weapons sold by a CIA operative to Muammar Gaddaffi's Libya in the late 1970s - early 1980s. No wikipedia page as of September 2015.
CIA/Operations in Angola
Chile/1973 coup d'état11 September 1973
Cubana de Aviación Flight 455
Extraordinary rendition
Iran/1953 coup d'état1953 - PresentThe first large scale regime change carried out by the CIA.
Operation Gladio/BA development of Operation Gladio to help roll out the "war on terror" by promoting false flag US-sponsored terrorism to be blamed on Muslim extremists.
Operation Mockingbird1950 - PresentOperation 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.
Project ARTICHOKEAn investigation into interrogation methods using drugs (and possibly other things as well).
Project MKUltraAn illegal mind control research programme.
Project MonarchExperimentation research linked to and derived from MKULTRA

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TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
CIA Killings Spell Defeat In Afghanistanarticle8 January 2010Douglas Valentine
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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.
CIA-MI6 Intel Ops and Sabotagearticle7 February 2012Felicity ArbuthnotIn 1957, joint plans by the CIA and MI6 to destabilize Syria by means of staged border incidents and special forces assassinations of key political figures were approved by UK PM Harold Macmillan and US President Eisenhower.
Counter-Intelligence: Spying Deters Democracyinterview7 July 2014
Covert Action in Chile, 1963-73reportUSHearings before the Select Committee to study governmental operations with respect to intelligence activities of the United States Senate.
Cuba 1959 to 1980'sbook extract2003William Blum
Ecuador 1960 to 1963book extract2003William Blum
Ed Wilson's RevengereportJanuary 2000Michael RuppertAn example of how plausible deniability worked for the CIA - their 3rd most senior CIA official produces an affidavit that they had had no dealings with Edwin Wilson since 1971. Although legions of insiders knew this was a lie, the court accepted it. Finally exposed as a lie almost 20 years later, all those who lied in court are given immunity.
Fifty Years of the Deep Statebook22 November 2013Mark GortonA 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.
Guatemala 1962 to 1980'sbook extract2003William Blum
How CIA Money Took the Teeth Out of Socialismbook extractRichard Fletcher
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Limit CIA Role To Intelligenceletter21 December 1963Harry S. TrumanA letter just after the assassination of JFK which was published once and then vanished down the memory hole.
Operation Two-FoldWikiSpooks Page25 January 2008Douglas Valentine
File:The CIA in Western Europe and the Abuse of Human Rights.pdfpaperDaniele Ganser
The Octopusarticle1999David GuyattAn 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 Statearticle21 February 2012Mark Gaffney
The Shadow FactoryBook2008James BamfordThe workings and scope of the US Military-Intelligence complex focussing particularly on the NSA.
The Taking Of America, 1-2-3book1985Richard E. SpragueAn authoritative description of the JFK assassination and succeeding crimes from the photographic expert advisor to Jim Garrison.
Their Will Be Donearticle1 August 1983Martin A LeeHow the CIA targets powerful hierarchies for infiltration and influence. The Roman Catholic Church's claim to be the one and only authentic 'Church of Christ on Earth' does not exempt them from exploitation by deep politicians. This article powerfully demonstrates both the Catholic Church's power and its susceptibility to the machinations of Mammon. As they say in South America, "When the CIA goes to church, it doesn't go to pray."
Torture, Assassination and the American Way of Lifecommentary17 February 2012Jacob G. Hornberger
Uruguay 1964 to 1970book extract2003William Blum
Wikileaks and the Mighty Wurlitzerarticle7 August 2010Zahir EbrahimAn 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 911article3 September 2010Kevin Ryan


  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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