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The distinction between secret societies, intelligence agencies or international groups may be slightly moot on occasions. Many are officially allowed to commit serious crimes such as murder, and are subject to minimal effective oversight anyway.

Intelligence agencies are also called "security services" although their modus operandi does not seem to focus on security of people as much as deep state groups.

Official Narrative

For reasons of "national security", nation states need "intelligence services" to gather secrets from other countries (or from individuals or groups inside their own host nation) while preventing other intelligence agencies from discovering such secrets. Members of these groups must not be publicly indentified as such and they should not constrained by laws that apply to other people. Since governments oversee their activies, the general public should does not need to have such oversight. As US President Barack Obama asserted in 2014: "Our intelligence professionals are patriots, and we are safer because of their heroic service and sacrifices."[1]

Problems

The justification for national intelligence agencies has a somewhat circular logic to it. In the climate of fear and suspicion generated by the cold war and the secrecy surrounding terrifying new weapons such as the nuclear bomb, the public were fairly easily persuaded need for the "services" they claim to provide. The 21st century "war on terror" is however failing to galvanise people in quite the same way. Whilst intelligence agencies have a long history of carrying out false flag attacks, awareness of this fact in the 20th century was limited. The widespread understanding of 9/11 as a plan devised by deep state insiders has perpetrated increasing questions to be asked about intelligence agencies. Many people are now asking what justification there can be for organisations that claim the right to break laws, and carry out murder, torture or mass surveillance amidst an "ends justifies the means" culture. In practice, many, perhaps most, intelligence agencies lack effective oversight, leading to concerns about their unaccountability and the seemingly ever increasing secrecy surrounding their operations.

Deep state control

Full article: Deep state

The culture of secrecy, the large, often undisclosed, budgets of intelligence agencies, together with their freedom to operate outside the restrictions of national laws makes them ideal for carrying out deep events such as assassinations or false flag terror attacks. This has made them a core component of deep states, with probably no more than a token loyalty to the "national interest".

Activities

The "intelligence" (i.e. information gathering, nowadays in large part by mass surveillance) is one part of the activities of intelligence agencies. Another major strand is covert operations, including assassination, drug trafficking (most notably by the CIA) and associated money laundering, cyberterrorism (probably most notably by the NSA and the Mossad) and a spectrum of clandestine regime change" efforts.  

Intelligence agencies on Wikispooks

Wikispooks page DateWWWDescription
Al Mukhabarat Al A'amahSaudi Arabia1957 - Present
Booz Allen HamiltonDeep state/Supranational nature1914 - Presenthttp://www.boozallen.com/
BundesnachrichtendienstGermany1 April 1956 - Presenthttp://www.bnd.de
CIAUShttp://www.CIA.govThe 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.
CIA/Directorate of OperationsCIA1 March 1973 - 13 October 2005
CIA/Directorate of Plans1 August 1952 - 1 March 1973
CIA/Near East and South Asia DivisionNational Clandestine Service
Confidential Intelligence UnitNational Public Order Intelligence Unit
Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center2015 - Present
DGSEhttp://www.defense.gouv.fr/dgse
Defence Intelligence Division (SANDF)27 April 1994 - Present
Defense Intelligence AgencyUnited States Department of Defense1 October 1961 - Presenthttp://www.dia.mil
Diligencehttp://www.diligence.com
Direction de la Surveillance du TerritoireFrance1944 - 2008
Dutch Military Intelligence and Security ServiceNetherlands
Force Research UnitUK Army1979 - Present
GCHQUK1919 - Presenthttp://www.gchq.gov.uk
Gehlen OrganizationJune 1946 - Present
Hakluyt1995 - Presenthttp://www.hakluyt.co.uk/
Hakluyt & Company Ltd1995 - Present
Intelligence Corps (United Kingdom)Army Reserve1914 - Presenthttp://www.army.mod.uk/intelligencecorps
Inter-Services IntelligencePakistan
Iraqi National Intelligence Service2004 - Present
Irish Joint SectionMI6
MI5
May 1972 - 1984
Joint Terrorism Analysis CentreMI5June 2003 - Present
Joint Threat Research Intelligence GroupGCHQ
KGBRussia13 March 1954 - 6 November 1991
LekemIsrael/Defence Ministry
MI5UK1909 - Presenthttps://www.mi5.gov.uk
MI5/A BranchMI5
MI5/B BranchMI51929 - Present
MI5/C BranchMI51938 - 1994
MI5/D BranchMI51938 - Present
MI5/E BranchMI51915 - 1929
MI5/F BranchMI51941 - Present
MI5/G BranchMI51916 - Present
MI5/H BranchMI51916 - Present
MI5/K BranchMI51968 - Present
MI5/T BranchMI51990 - Present
MI6UK1909 - Presenthttp://www.mi6.gov.uk
Military Intelligence Directorate (Israel)Israelhttp://www.idf.il
MossadIsrael13 December 1949 - Presenthttp://www.mossad.gov.il/default.aspx
Muslim Contact UnitMetropolitan Police2002 - 2016
National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unithttp://www.netcu.org.uk
National Intelligence Service (South Africa)South Africa1980 - 1994
Naval Intelligence Division1882 - 1965
New Zealand Security Intelligence ServiceNew Zealandhttp://www.security.govt.nz
Office of Naval IntelligenceUS Navy23 March 1882 - Presenthttp://www.oni.navy.mil
Office of Policy CoordinationJune 1948 - 1951
Office of Strategic Services13 June 1942 - 20 September 1945
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Examples

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Australian Signals Directorate
Belgian State Security Service
Communications Security Establishment
FSB
Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste
Global Issues Controllerate
Government Communications Security Bureau
Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency
NKVD
National Criminal Intelligence Service
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Security Agency
Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
Pro Deo
SISMI
Servizio Informazioni Difesa
Sicherheitsdienst
South Korea/National Intelligence Service
Task Force 157
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Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Counter-Intelligence: Spying Deters Democracyinterview7 July 2014Kim Petersen
Scott Noble
It’s Identity, Stupidarticle1 March 2013Richard ThiemeInsights into the real, counter-intuitive purposes and functioning of intelligence and security services. As a consequence of their determination of developments in surveillance, computing and related esoteric military technologies, their role of service to democratically determined policy has morphed into hidden, unaccountable shapers and arbiters of all policy that matters.
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."
UK Intelligence And Security Report, 2003reportJune 2003Richard M. Bennett
Katie Bennett
A compendious summary of the UK Intelligence And Security agencies, including people, events and places.
 

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Malcolm Muggeridge“In the eyes of posterity it will inevitably seem that, in safeguarding our freedom, we destroyed it. The vast clandestine apparatus we built up to prove our enemies' resources and intentions only served in the end to confuse our own purposes; that practice of deceiving others for the good of the state led infallibly to our deceiving ourselves; and that vast army of clandestine personnel built up to execute these purposes were soon caught up in the web of their own sick fantasies, with disastrous consequences for them and us.”Malcolm MuggeridgeMay 1966


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