The CIA's secret activities, covert missions, and connections of control are
all done under the pretense and protection of national security with no accountability
whatsoever, at least in their minds. Considering the public is held accountable
for everything we think, say, and do there is something seriously wrong with
this picture. The CIA is the President's secret army, who have been and continue
to be conveniently above the law with unlimited power and authority, to conduct
a reign of terror around the globe.
The "old boy network" of socializing, talking shop, and tapping
each other for favors outside the halls of government made it inevitable that
the CIA and Corporate America would become allies, thus the systematic infiltration
and takeover of the media.
Under the guise of 'American' objectives and lack of congressional oversight,
the CIA accomplish their exploits by using every trick in the book (and they
know quite a few) that they actually teach in the notorious "School of
the Americas", nicknamed the "School of Dictators" and "School
of Assassins" by critics. The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates
that 6 million people had died by 1987 as a result of CIA covert operations,
called an "American Holocaust" by former State Department official
William Blum. In 1948, the CIA recreated its covert action wing called the Office
of Policy Coordination with Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner as its first director.
Another early elitist who served as Director of the CIA from 1953 to 1961 was
Allen Dulles, a senior partner at the Wall Street firm of Sullivan and Cromwell,
which represented the Rockefeller empire and other trusts, corporations, and
Starting in the early days of the Cold War (late 40's), the CIA began a secret
project called Operation Mockingbird, with the intent of buying influence behind
the scenes at major media outlets and putting reporters on the CIA payroll,
which has proven to be a stunning ongoing success. The CIA effort to recruit
American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators
of propaganda, was headed up by Frank Wisner, Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, and
Philip Graham (publisher of The Washington Post). Wisner had taken Graham under
his wing to direct the program code-named Operation Mockingbird and both have
presumably committed suicide.
Media assets will eventually include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek,
Associated Press, United Press International (UPI), Reuters, Hearst Newspapers,
Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service, etc. and 400 journalists, who have secretly
carried out assignments according to documents on file at CIA headquarters,
from intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens. The CIA had infiltrated
the nation's businesses, media, and universities with tens of thousands of on-call
operatives by the 1950's. CIA Director Dulles had staffed the CIA almost exclusively
with Ivy League graduates, especially from Yale with figures like George Herbert
Walker Bush from the "Skull and Crossbones" Society.
Many Americans still insist or persist in believing that we have a
free press, while getting most of their news from state-controlled television,
under the misconception that reporters are meant to serve the public. Reporters
are paid employees and serve the media owners, who usually cower when challenged
by advertisers or major government figures. Robert Parry reported the first
breaking stories about Iran-Contra for Associated Press that were largely ignored
by the press and congress, then moving to Newsweek he witnessed a retraction
of a true story for political reasons. In 'Fooling America: A Talk by Robert
Parry' he said, "The people who succeeded and did well were those who didn't
stand up, who didn't write the big stories, who looked the other way when history
was happening in front of them, and went along either consciously or just by
cowardice with the deception of the American people."
Major networks are primarily controlled by giant corporations that are obligated
by law, to put the profits of their investors ahead of all other considerations
which are often in conflict with the practice of responsible journalism. There
were around 50 corporations a couple of decades ago, which was considered monopolistic
by many and yet today, these companies have become larger and fewer in number
as the biggest ones absorb their rivals. This concentration of ownership and
power reduces the diversity of media voices, as news falls into the hands of
large conglomerates with holdings in many industries that interferes in newsgathering,
because of conflicts of interest. Mockingbird was an immense financial undertaking
with funds flowing from the CIA largely through the Congress for Cultural Freedom
(CCF) founded by Tom Braden with Pat Buchanon of CNN's Crossfire.
Media corporations share members of the board of directors with a variety of
other large corporations including banks, investment companies, oil companies,
health care, pharmaceutical, and technology companies. Until the 1980's, media
systems were generally domestically owned, regulated, and national in scope.
However, pressure from the IMF, World Bank, and US government to deregulate
and privatize, the media, communication, and new technology resulted in a global
commercial media system dominated by a small number of super-powerful transnational
media corporations (mostly US based), working to advance the cause of global
markets and the CIA agenda.
The first tier of the nine giant firms that dominate the world are Time Warner/AOL,
Disney/ABC, Bertelsmann, Viacom/CBS, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation/Fox,
General Electric/NBC, Sony, Universal/Seagram, Tele-Communications, Inc. or
TCI and AT&T. This is just the head of the octopus which has its second
and third tier tentacles working together in unison or feigned division. This
would include The Washington Post/Newsweek, The New York Times/Weekly Standard,
Tribune Co., US News, Gannett/USA Today, Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, Washington
Times, Knight-Ridder, etcetera. A good site to visit for more information is
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, a public interest media watchdog group,
at www.fair.org/index.html, www.fair.org/mediafiles/index.html and www.fair.org/extra/9711/gmg.html.
Media propaganda tactics include blackouts, misdirections, expert opinions to
echo the Establishment line, smears, defining popular opinions, mass entertainment
distractions, and Hobson's Choice (the media presents the so-called conservative
and liberal positions).
"Who Controls the Media? The Subversion of the Free Press by the CIA,
The Depraved Spies and Moguls of the CIA's Operation Mockingbird", "The
CIA: America's Premier International Terrorist Organization", and "Virtual
Government: CIA Mind Control Operations in America" by Alex Constantine
are an excellent source of information on this topic: www.alexconstantine.50megs.com/the_cia_and.html
and www.alexconstantine.50megs.com. David Guyatt has written books and many
articles including one entitled "Subverting the Media" at www.deepblacklies.co.uk/subverting_the_media.htm.
Then there are two articles called "A Timeline of CIA Atrocities"
and "The Origins of the Overclass" by Steve Kangas that are very informative
although from a more liberal perspective. Steve will not be writing anymore
articles as he is no longer with us, having unfortunately met his untimely death
that was 'apparently' from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. If you read about
him on his web page that is still available, you will see that he did not seem
like a person who was suffering from deep depression. In his memory, please
take the time to read what he wrote at www.korpios.org/resurgent/CIAtimeline.html,
www.korpios.org/resurgent/CIAtimeline.html, and www.korpios.org/resurgent/index.html.
CNN aired "Valley of Death" in June of 1998 and Time magazine (both
owned by Time-Warner) ran a story about a secret mission called Operation Tailwind
and the activities of SOG, Studies and Observations Group, a secret elite commando
unit of the Army's Special Forces that used lethal nerve gas (sarin), on a mission
to Laos designed to kill American defectors. Suddenly the network was awash
in denials and the story was hushed up, as usual. Acknowledged use of this gas
coming at a time when the U.S. government was trying to get Saddam to comply
with weapons inspections, was an embarrassment to say the least. What hypocrisy!
Having actually used the weapons on our own troops, then complaining and accusing
Saddam of potential use of stored similar weapons, of which some were manufactured
in and supplied by the U.S. The broadcast was prepared after exhaustive research
and rooted in considerable supportive data. To decide for yourself what the
truth is read Floyd Abrams' report on the CNN site at www.cnn.com/US/9807/02/tailwind.findings/index.html.
Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the stories on Watergate
(late 70's) in the Washington Post, having gained access to what the CIA was
trying to keep from congress about its program of using journalists at home
and abroad, in deliberate propaganda campaigns. It was later revealed that Woodward
was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House and knew many insiders including
General Alexander Haig. A high-level source told Bernstein, "One journalist
is worth twenty agents." CFR/Trilateralist Katharine Graham, in a 1988
speech given to senior CIA employees at Agency headquarters said, "We live
in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does
not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government
can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide
whether to print what it knows." Maybe that's another reason why folks
get the impression that a suspicious agenda lurks behind the headlines. "25
Ways to Suppress Truth: Rules of Disinformation" and "8 Traits of
the Disinformationalist" at www.proparanoid.com/truth.htm, sums it up very
Ralph McGehee was a CIA agent for 25 years, mainly in South-East Asia where
he witnessed bombing and napalming of villages, which caused him to examine
closely what the CIA was really all about. He has written about Vietnam's Phoenix
Program www.vwip.org/articles/m/McGeheeRalph_VietnamsPhoenixProgram.htm and
after a long battle with CIA censors, he published the book "Deadly Deceits"
in 1983. Ralph has been harassed by the CIA and FBI, involving bodily injury,
and his CIABASE website was shut down on Spring of 2000. He copied some reports
that can be found at http://serendipity.magnet.ch/cia/ciabase_report_1.htm (and
2.htm), http://serendipity.magnet.ch/cia/death_squads.htm, and www.thirdworldtraveler.com/CIA/Deadly_Deceits.html.
He concluded that the CIA is not now nor has it ever been a central intelligence
agency but rather the covert action arm of the President's foreign policy advisors,
of which disinformation is a large part of its responsibility and the American
people are the primary target of its lies.
One of the primary reasons John F. Kennedy was assassinated had to do with
the fact he dared to interfere in the framework of power. Kennedy was intent
on exercising his ELECTED powers and not allowing them to be usurped by power-crazed
individuals in the intelligence community, threatening to "splinter the
CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the wind." There were four things
that filled the CIA with rage and sealed his fate; JFK fired Allen Dulles, was
in the process of founding a panel to investigate the CIA's numerous crimes,
put a damper on the breadth and scope of the CIA, and limited their ability
to act under National Security Memoranda 55.
There is such an overwhelming amount of information pertaining to the CIA that
it is impossible to cover it all in one book, much less an article. Personally,
I have come to the conclusion that the media is not only influenced by the CIA.....the
media is the CIA. Many Americans think of their supposedly free press as a watchdog
on government, mainly because the press itself shamelessly promotes that myth.
One of the first tenets for the control of a population is to control all sources
of information the population receives and mostly because of the pervasive CIA
and Operation Mockingbird, the mainstream American Press is a controlled multi-national
corporate/government megaphone. They are up to their eyeballs in dirty deeds
and there will never be an end to the corruption that prevails unless the CIA
is abolished. Otherwise, the CIA will just keep on using their tricks of propaganda,
stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, drug trafficking,
sexual intrigue, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage,
false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption
of opposing political parties, demolition and evacuation procedures, death squads,
and politically motivated assassinations. The CIA is the epitome of organized
crime run amuck!
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