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.|
|Central Intelligence Agency|
|Motto||The Work of a Nation. The Center of Intelligence.|
|Formation||September 18, 1947|
|Parent organization||United States|
|Leader||Director of the CIA|
• Operation 40|
• National Clandestine Service
• Directorate of Intelligence
• Directorate of Science and Technology
• Directorate of Support
• International Organizations Division
• Bin Laden Issue Station
|Interest of||Allan Francovich, Peter Dale Scott|
|Wikipedia page||Central Intelligence Agency|
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. 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.
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.
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.  The real reasons for this are unclear.
- Full article: CIA/Torture
- 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.
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."
|CIA Killings Spell Defeat In Afghanistan||article||2010-01-08||Douglas Valentine|
|File:CIA Shannon Report 9 2 09.pdf||report||2008-02-09||Edward Horgan|
|CIA wanted to kill Lockerbie bomber before trial||article||2013/07/05||Gareth Rose|
|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 Sabotage||article||2012/02/07||Felicity Arbuthnot||In 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 Democracy||interview||July 7th, 2014|
|Covert Action in Chile, 1963-73||report||US||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||2013-11-22||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||December 21, 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||February 21, 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||2010-09-03||Kevin Ryan|
Events carried out
|CIA/Operations in Angola|
|Chile/1973 coup d'état||11 September 1973|
|Iran/1953 coup d'état||1953 - Present||The first large scale regime change carried out by the CIA.|
|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.|
|Project ARTICHOKE||An investigation into interrogation methods using drugs (and possibly other things as well).|
|Project MKUltra||An illegal mind control research programme.|
|Project Monarch||Experimentation research linked to and derived from MKULTRA|
- Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State by Mark Gorton
- Document:The State, the Deep State, and the Wall Street Overworld
- 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.
- Lobster Magazine, Issue #62, Robin Ramsay
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