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Probably not many of the lower echelon at Central Intelligence Agency realize the agency propagandizes its own employees. I’ve touched on this story before, particularly in regards to the CIA creating false legacy, in a historical  context, for internal consumption. But here, in context of the Abottabad raid (I have issues with Hersh’s take on that story but this is besides today’s point), Hersh points out very well how the CIA lies to its own people, when the CIA had asserted agency intelligence officers and analysts were responsible for locating bin-Ladin.

“There’s something the agency, it’s so interesting, people call it, the newspapers some times call it in a story, eyewash .. it’s when you do something, and you have to protect the source, [in the case of the CIA] you let other people in the agency think that they were responsible for certain actions. So, you’ve got people down in the bowels, intelligence people in the intelligence office, analysts in the analysts office of the CIA, writing, looking at couriers, and they’ve been doing it for years without much luck, but you now tell them ‘you did it guys’ .. and then they can be taken out to reporters and be very credible, because they are credible, they think they did it” -Seymour Hersh

Go to minute 18:30 of the video and have a listen:

Associated Press puts out John Kerry’s patently false speculation parroted by the fixed Dutch MH 17 investigation’s findings:

“International investigators have concluded that the Buk missile was fired from Russia-backed rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher trucked in from Russia and hastily returned”

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In this context it does to remind concerning the USA ‘assistance’ of the Lockerbie bombing case:

“A FORMER Scottish police chief has given lawyers a signed statement claiming that key evidence in the Lockerbie bombing trial was fabricated

“The retired officer – of assistant chief constable rank or higher – has testified that the CIA planted the tiny fragment of circuit board crucial in convicting a Libyan for the 1989 mass murder of 270 people”

http://www.scotsman.com/news/police-chief-lockerbie-evidence-was-faked-1-1403341

It was an FBI ‘expert witness’ testified to this ‘evidence’ authenticity in Lockerbie and another bombed flight at odds with the actual facts:

”It is striking to note the similarity of the ‘scientific’ evidence discovered by the FBI’s Tom Thurman in both the Lockerbie and UTA cases. Of the tens of thousands of pieces of debris collected at each disaster site, one lone piece of printed circuit was found and, miracle of miracles, in each case the fragment bore markings that allowed for positive identification: MEBO in the Lockerbie case and TY in the case of UTA Flight 772. Despite the common findings of the DCPJ, the DST and the Prefecture of Police crime laboratory, Juge Bruguière chose to believe Thurman, the expert in fabricating evidence”

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Thomas_Thurman

Speaking of egregious political lies, we have a former policeman says it WAS INDEED a US Navy missile brought down TWA flight 800…

“Unlike Pierre Salinger, who relies on the internet rumors and old FAA tapes, ex-cop turned investigative reporter Jim Sanders uses original first hand scientific evidence and actual U.S. Government documents and inside sources”

 

…recalling the USA attempted cover-up in its Navy’s shoot-down of an Iranian civilian passenger jet:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2014/07/the_vincennes_downing_of_iran_air_flight_655_the_united_states_tried_to.html

And the other incompetent military which previously blew a Russian civilian airliner out of the sky with a surface to air missile? Would you expect Ukraine? US Navy 2 civilian airliners downed to Ukraine military’s 1 (or 2, depending on the actual facts of MH 17)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia_Airlines_Flight_1812

And the bombing of the flight to Venezuela from Cuba? A known CIA asset was the perpetrator:

“In 2015, the US State Department declassified a document which the Miami Herald reported indicated that Luis Posada Carriles was the most likely planner of the 1976 suitcase bombing of Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 that killed 73 people”

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Luis_Posada_Carriles

When it comes to demonizing the USA’s boogeymen of choice, these days the boogieman is Russia, no propaganda ploy is too low; even so far as to deliberately perpetrate mass murder framing an innocent party –

This sites most read intelligence assessment:

Black Boxes, Dark Arts & Geopolitics

 

A spy vs spy episode

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Updated 27 April 2017:

NATO vs Syria

Prior to the ‘world-wide-web’ allowing for the spread of ‘unsanctioned’ information, the world of spies was much safer (for the spies.) Few common people understand the depth of depravity in that world. With the CIA recently up to its armpits in the cesspool of its own making and credibility in serious doubt, the ‘remove Assad for a western pipeline‘ project turns to the French for the new frame-up job; where sarin produced for ‘the moderate opposition’ in Syria (includes a rebranded al Qaida) by NATO’s Turkey is proof ‘Assad did it’ but when the facts are examined closely, we know it is actually NATO intelligence agencies are responsible. However when French intelligence pronounces Assad responsible because the sarin matches the ‘Assad did it’ (actually NATO’s Turkey) from 2013, the western corporate media whore ‘Associated (with journalistic prostitution) Press’ picks up the lie and runs with it.

The simple math: Turkey frames Assad for a sarin attack in 2013, Turkey’s NATO allies all step up and close ranks around the ‘Assad did it’ lie and because the sarin of 2017 matches the sarin of 2013, Assad must’ve done it this time as well.

Don”t get me wrong, I don’t think Assad is some sweet guy, after all, no different to Gaddafi, Assad was willing to take in CIA (out-sourced) renditioned prisoners for ‘enhanced’ (super-barbaric) torture prior to NATO stabbing him in the back. However if this immediate preceding should be out in the open, the truly responsible parties to the sarin attacks should be in the open as well. If indeed there is a sarin match to the 2013 attack, this would point to NATO’s Turkey having supplied Islamic militants rather than ‘Assad did it’

That French intelligence would perpetrate this tired lie is nothing short of psychopathic; but that’s how the game is played. This link is the lie as presented at France 24 (and how we know better after that)

http://www.france24.com/en/20170426-french-intelligence-syrian-regime-behind-disputed-chemical-attack

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One year ago, Eric Zuesse put words in Seymour Hersh’s mouth in an article titled “Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels” picked up by several ‘alternative’ news sites including Strategic Culture Foundation:

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One year on, this patent disinformation has been disseminated widely, so far as finding its way into the almost always astute Corbett Report:

In otherwise excellent reporting, at minute 2:07, we discover Zeusse’s disinformation referred to in both audio and screenshot:

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Prior to Turkey’s President Erdogan shutting down pretty much all independent (those unsupportive of Erdogan) media in Turkey, it had been reported (preserved article HERE) some overzealous local police and prosecutors uncovered Turkish intelligence had facilitated delivery of sarin nerve agent to Islamic State in Syria, used to murder over 1,300 Syrians. The plan was to blame this on Basher al-Assad and force Obama to make good on his ‘red line’ threat towards Assad’s removal. According to the reporting, this had been covered up, that is, until a pair of CHP opposition deputies (members of parliament) had brought the criminal investigative file into public and included this following:

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“CHP deputies Eren Erdem and Ali Şeker held a press conference in İstanbul on Wednesday in which they claimed the investigation into allegations regarding Turkey’s involvement in the procurement of sarin gas which was used in the chemical attack on a civil population and delivered to the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to enable the attack was derailed.

“Taking the floor first, Erdem stated that the Adana Chief Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into allegations that sarin was sent to Syria from Turkey via several businessmen. An indictment followed regarding the accusations targeting the government.

““The MKE [Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation] is also an actor that is mentioned in the investigation file. Here is the indictment. All the details about how sarin was procured in Turkey and delivered to the terrorists, along with audio recordings, are inside the file,” Erdem said while waving the file”

What did Hersh actually say?

Independent of this preceding reporting, Seymour Hersh, in his essay ‘The Redline and the Ratline’, attributes the August 2013 sarin attack (blamed on Assad) to Turkey, from altogether different sources via American intelligence:

“‘We knew there were some in the Turkish government,’ a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to current intelligence, told me, ‘who believed they could get Assad’s nuts in a vice by dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria – and forcing Obama to make good on his red line threat.’”

Hersh also cites DIA intelligence that independently matches the Zaman reporting on Turkey providing the sarin precursor chemicals to Islamic radicals except Al-Nusra (al-Qaida) rather than Islamic State:

“‘Previous IC [intelligence community] focus had been almost entirely on Syrian CW [chemical weapons] stockpiles; now we see ANF attempting to make its own CW … Al-Nusrah Front’s relative freedom of operation within Syria leads us to assess the group’s CW aspirations will be difficult to disrupt in the future.’ The paper drew on classified intelligence from numerous agencies: ‘Turkey and Saudi-based chemical facilitators,’ it said, ‘were attempting to obtain sarin precursors in bulk, tens of kilograms, likely for the anticipated large scale production effort in Syria.’”

Then, Hersh appears to be referring to the same intelligence agency endeavors reported in the (now shut down newspaper) Zaman story covering the CHP deputies in Turkey:

“Last May, more than ten members of the al-Nusra Front were arrested in southern Turkey with what local police told the press were two kilograms of sarin. In a 130-page indictment the group was accused of attempting to purchase fuses, piping for the construction of mortars, and chemical precursors for sarin. Five of those arrested were freed after a brief detention”

Hersh then cites the DIA again, pointing to Turkey supplied sarin precusors, pointing to a Turkish company as suppliers, for purpose of acquiring “sarin precursor” chemicals:

“The DIA paper took the arrests as evidence that al-Nusra was expanding its access to chemical weapons. It said Qassab had ‘self-identified’ as a member of al-Nusra, and that he was directly connected to Abd-al-Ghani, the ‘ANF emir for military manufacturing’. Qassab and his associate Khalid Ousta worked with Halit Unalkaya, an employee of a Turkish firm called Zirve Export, who provided ‘price quotes for bulk quantities of sarin precursors’.

None of this points to the ‘ratline.’ Hersh then places a * between paragraphs to change the subject away from the sarin story and moves onto the Libya arms channel. When Hersh does refer back to the subject of sarin in the larger context, he again locates that in Turkey:

“By the end of 2012, it was believed throughout the American intelligence community that the rebels were losing the war. ‘Erdoğan was pissed,’ the former intelligence official said, ‘and felt he was left hanging on the vine. It was his money and the cut-off was seen as a betrayal.’ In spring 2013 US intelligence learned that the Turkish government – through elements of the MIT, its national intelligence agency, and the Gendarmerie, a militarised law-enforcement organisation – was working directly with al-Nusra and its allies to develop a chemical warfare capability. ‘The MIT [Turkey’s CIA] was running the political liaison with the rebels, and the Gendarmerie handled military logistics, on-the-scene advice and training – including training in chemical warfare,’ the former intelligence official said. ‘Stepping up Turkey’s role in spring 2013 was seen as the key to its problems there. Erdoğan knew that if he stopped his support of the jihadists it would be all over. The Saudis could not support the war because of logistics – the distances involved and the difficulty of moving weapons and supplies. Erdoğan’s hope was to instigate an event that would force the US to cross the red line. But Obama didn’t respond in March and April.’

After another * break and moving to conclusions, Hersh again cites USA intelligence source:

“‘We now know it was a covert action planned by Erdoğan’s people to push Obama over the red line,’ the former intelligence official said. ‘They had to escalate to a gas attack in or near Damascus when the UN inspectors’ – who arrived in Damascus on 18 August to investigate the earlier use of gas – ‘were there. The deal was to do something spectacular. Our senior military officers have been told by the DIA and other intelligence assets that the sarin was supplied through Turkey – that it could only have gotten there with Turkish support. The Turks also provided the training in producing the sarin and handling it.’”

What Hersh had actually been describing is, a failing clandestine policy, the ratline, leading to an increasingly desperate Turkey employing a homegrown (in Turkey) plot to provide nerve gas to Islamic militants to gas the Syrian civil populace and blame it on Assad; to draw the USA in more deeply. Nowhere in his article(s) does Hersh claim Hillary was involved with ordering the gas attack, nor does Hersh ever point to the sarin components originating in Libya. But Zuesse, I presume an atheist, behaves like a fundamental Christian interpreting Bible prophecy with his:

“Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. «By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria». Hersh didn’t say whether these «arms» included the precursor chemicals for making sarin which were stockpiled in Libya, but there have been multiple independent reports that Libya’s Gaddafi possessed such stockpiles, and also that the US Consulate in Benghazi Libya was operating a «rat line» for Gaddafi’s captured weapons into Syria through Turkey” 

After Zuesse claims Hersh said the Americans were premeditated co-conspirators in the sarin attack (Hersh said no such thing), Zuesse ‘sort of’ admits Hersh actually didn’t make that claim, while reading tea leaves that must have ayahuasca hallucinogen residue when going on to make his case Hersh is saying (without saying) the USA delivered the sarin in context that actually shows Hersh never inferred as much.

Hillary is a world class criminal without having to lay false blame on her giant ass. What Zeusse had done is, deflect blame from the real perpetrators of the attack with Sarin at Ghouta, Syria, in August, 2013. Those perpetrators are, at the top, President Erdogan of Turkey and his intelligence chief Hakan Fidan. Zuesse blew it. His story is bollocks.

That the Corbett Report would pick up what amounts to a lie and run with it, points to the dangers of not vetting stories; and perhaps, harboring prejudiced associations; where a Turkish Sufi news outlet (the Zaman shut down by Erdogan) by default associated with Fetullah Gulen, would have reliably reported the facts must give close Corbett Report associate (and more often astute) Sibel Edmonds a case of hives.

And, of course, none of Zuesse’s disinformation does anything to help the Turkish member of parliament who’d blown the whistle and revealed the investigative files which determined the sarin precursor chemicals had been imported by Turkish companies, FROM EUROPE, and then delivered by Turkish intelligence to Islamic militants:

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“All basic materials are purchased from Europe. Western institutions should question themselves about these relations. Western sources know very well who carried out the sarin gas attack in Syria

“As for his accusations about Turkish businessmen being involved in supplying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) with the poisonous gas sarin and other reactants needed for chemical warfare, Erdem maintained this statement was made based on the results of a Turkish court investigation in 2013”

Note: The confusion between sources of  whether sarin was being delivered to Islamic State or al Nusra (al Qaida) appears to stem from these events were occurring about the time al Qaida in Iraq and Levant (includes Syria) was splitting into the separate groups Islamic State and al Nusra (or perhaps indicates Turkey supplying both)

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This in from Raghead a.k.a. Bill Purkayastha, his other blog HERE

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Disclaimer: Just in case James Comey’s FBI doesn’t get it, this IS a satirical cartoon that does NOT support terrorism, and especially does not support NATO’s Gladio B false-flag terror:

This post makes a case Dennis Kucinich knew exactly what he was talking about when he stated:

“An effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the USA and Russia … there are people trying to separate the USA and Russia so this military-industrial intel [ligence] axis can cash in … There’s a game going on inside the intelligence community where there are those who want to separate the U.S. from Russia in a way that would reignite the Cold War”

In other words, a hostile relationship with Russia is good for business when you’re invested in Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, Ratheon, DuPont, Booz-Allen, Dow Chemical, Northrup Grumman et-cetera-ad-nausea.

Very few in the larger intelligence community are betting against the CIA in its present & ongoing, treasonous, war with a sitting President of the United States. Ostensibly, a case is being built against Trump, with CIA employing professional, carefully tailored, false flag information operations widespread in media, advancing the notion Trump and his administration cannot be trusted to possess sensitive intelligence without leaking this information to the Russians. What had begun as a clandestine services mutiny of Clinton aligned CIA efforts to derail Trump attaining the presidency, badly mishandled, is grown and spread.

What in actuality is going on now, is a concerted attack on the president by an intelligence community with a decades history of having its way in all things, to include a President of the United States in a deferential role, one could even make a case of compliant to subservience. This begins with if the CIA says something is so, such as Trump’s team is a danger to our national security, it must be the case; the CIA now joined in its mutiny by growing elements in the larger National Security estate, inclusive of those many corporate board personalities integrated to this estate, in growing consensus the ‘intelligence authority’ is not to be challenged:

Exhibit one:

“Over the last 15 years, thousands of former high-ranking intelligence officials and operatives have left their government posts and taken up senior positions at military contractors, consultancies, law firms, and private-equity firms. In their new jobs, they replicate what they did in government—often for the same agencies they left. But this time, their mission is strictly for-profit”

Exhibit two:

“From 2004 through 2008, 80 percent of retiring three- and four-star officers went to work as consultants or defense executives, according to the Globe analysis. That compares with less than 50 percent who followed that path a decade earlier, from 1994 to 1998.

“In some years, the move from general staff to industry is a virtual clean sweep. Thirty-four out of 39 three- and four-star generals and admirals who retired in 2007 are now working in defense roles — nearly 90 percent.

“And in many cases there is nothing subtle about what the generals have to sell — Martin’s firm is called The Four Star Group, for example. The revolving-door culture of Capitol Hill — where former lawmakers and staffers commonly market their insider knowledge to lobbying firms — is now pervasive at the senior rungs of the military leadership”

The pecuniary interest is plain as day; Trump has challenged both the defense industry and the intelligence community. The defense industry on the price of the F35 multi-role jet fighter and Trump has called out the intelligence community on its accusations of friendliness towards, and too cozy a relationship with, the Russians. This, following on the ‘Russians hacked the elections’ total nonsense coming from our CIA in deliberate effort by the agency to undermine Trump. But now, the word appears to be out to the former intelligence officers who’re in private intelligence contracting, to join in these propaganda efforts to protect the status quo:

Exhibit three:

“In a recent column, I explained how the still-forming Trump administration is already doing serious harm to America’s longstanding global intelligence partnerships. In particular, fears that the White House is too friendly to Moscow are causing close allies to curtail some of their espionage relationships with Washington—a development with grave implications for international security, particularly in the all-important realm of counterterrorism.

“Now those concerns are causing problems much closer to home—in fact, inside the Beltway itself. Our Intelligence Community is so worried by the unprecedented problems of the Trump administration—not only do senior officials possess troubling ties to the Kremlin, there are nagging questions about basic competence regarding Team Trump—that it is beginning to withhold intelligence from a White House which our spies do not trust”

Going to this immediate preceding, the intelligence community’s reach and leverage over the pecuniary self-interest of corporations is quite wide; exceeding the near total leverage intelligence agencies have over media in identical circumstance – and beyond private intelligence contractors staffed by agency veterans- where if you don’t toe the agency line, your bread and butter lifeline can be shut off with denial to access:

Exhibit four:

“Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said.

“These programs, whose participants are known as trusted partners, extend far beyond what was revealed by Edward Snowden, a computer technician who did work for the National Security Agency”

And then, you have intelligence websites have to choose sides and push the CIA’s neo-con agenda to let the agency know you are on board & willing to play ‘team’ ball:

Exhibit five:

“Discord and disharmony are not novel concepts in American political life. But the current situation is anything but conventional. It is not normal for the president to summarily fire the chief legal counsel to the US government —acting or not. Nor is it normal for his national security advisor, a man who is privy to the most sensitive secrets of the US government, to be the subject of a counterintelligence investigation, and for one of his senior aides to be denied a security clearance by the CIA. It is unprecedented for a US president to question the usefulness of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization while seemingly consenting to Russia’s annexation of an important American ally —namely Ukraine. It is equally remarkable to watch conservative governments in Western Europe warn against US policies and even refuse to have Mr. Trump address their parliaments. We are witnessing unparalleled developments of inconceivable magnitude, with implications that may well shape the future of America and its place in the world” [bold added, RTW]

Talk about piling the s**t on with a steam shovel named the great sycophant, the ‘Russia annexed Ukraine’ part is beyond political fellatio. Insofar as Ukraine, Kosovo was a weaker example but set a precedent. When the current Ukrainian regime came to power in what the head of STRATFOR had called “the most blatant coup in history” (correctly noted to have been directed by the Americans), Russia acted in its own strategic interest but also with a stronger argument than Kosovo’s enforced split from Serbia by NATO. Crimea had been Russia for 200 years prior to 1954 and its administrative transfer to Ukraine. It’s populace (as cited by the Russians’ in international law) were possessed of the ‘right of self determination’ and there was a referendum held every party to the controversy knew would favor Crimea returning to Russia. As for the Donbass region (southeast of Ukraine), the majority ethnic Russians want nothing to do with the coup government in Kiev. That shouldn’t surprise anyone as it was the leadership aligned with Russia was tossed in the coup. Insofar as corruption, both administrations were/are notorious. The only net gain was heightened tensions with Russia, good for the military-industrial business bottom line.

The western bloc suffers ineptitude and has show poor leadership & decision taking and much of the west’s problems with Russia have been of their own making; not least reneging on George H.W. Bush’s verbal (vital from the Russian view) promise NOT to move NATO’s borders east with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The more NATO moves in ways that can be interpreted as boxing in Russia, the more assertive Russia will become, this is so deeply ingrained in human nature, it’s close to a law of physics. The one-sided perception of this from western view was briefly illuminated by AP reporter Matt Lee when he challenged the Department of State’s John Kirby with ‘You’re moving NATO’s borders to the borders of Russia and claiming Russia is threatening NATO’s borders because Russia has Russian military in Russia.’

Just now Russia has real leadership (whether one admires Putin or not) where the NATO nations have inept-corrupt politicians (for example one need look no farther than the current French campaign) and recently a great American buffoon (you’re fired!) surrounded by competing interests has risen the top, almost all of which said interests are opposed to Trump as a threat to those very interests. Speaking of ‘you’re  fired!’ … where is CIA Director Mike Pompeo when it is he should be firing everyone at CIA refusing to cooperate with the new president? Why hasn’t Pompeo stopped the agency in its tracks with the attacks on Trump? Is Pompeo sitting on his hands while looking forward to ‘business as usual’ under a soon to be President Pence?

Trump’s election actually does threaten the balance worked out between special interests in DC, which in turn threatens to upend the entirety of the system’s function for the fact of the system had become so deaf to the desires and needs of its citizens which, predictably over the long haul, delivered us someone, anyone, that wasn’t the perceived as bought mainstream or DC insider. That’s how we got Trump.

Odds are, when the dust settles with Trump’s almost certain removal, via a treasonous CIA instigated coup, a new storm will kick up because the root cause will not have been addressed; political apparatus out of touch with the realities and demands of its’ citizenry, including many of the conservative voters who will reject Pence for the very reasons they chose Trump over the several losing competitors in the Republican primaries.

The USA is in deep trouble, both at home and abroad. The old status quo didn’t know how to, or what is worse, didn’t care to repair our national circumstance. Everyone owes too much to special interests for the places they sit at the apex of power. They had to buy their way in and finally the voters delivered them a joker. When the joker is bounced out the door, there will be no returning to business as usual, there is too much anger and too many divisions … and the system is become corrupted to point it is designed to cull any leadership that isn’t beholden to a class that has separated itself from the ordinary. The beginning of the end of empire, as it were. I expect things will get worse before they get better and in fact circumstance may never get better.

This last is because Pence himself represents an apocalyptic religious entity opposed to rule of law based in constitutional order. Ready for literal Armageddon? How does one prepare for that?

Update: Within hours of my posting this assessment, CIA Director Mike Pompeo has stated:

“The CIA does not, has not, and will never hide intelligence from the president, period. We are not aware of any instance when that has occurred”

Now, this is either disingenuous or flat out wrong. How is that? Where is Pompeo on the CIA demonstrated to be pushing a ‘the Russians hacked the election’ psychological operation and feeding this lie to the public?

Exhibit six:

“A secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign in an attempt to ensure the Republican candidate’s victory, the Washington Post reported, citing officials briefed on the matter”

Exhibit seven:

[former UK ambassador Craig] Murray said: “I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things”

Complicit in the treason? Now, the question Mike Pompeo has not addressed: Has the CIA informed Trump of the particulars concerning the CIA false-flag information operation directed at undermining Trump, blamed in media on the Russians? Certainly not. In which case the CIA actually HAS with-held critical intelligence from the president. Mike Pompeo just lied about information sharing with the president on a critical count. How can we expect anything coming out of Pompeo’s mouth is on the up & up, following on this? We can’t.

What Pompeo doesn’t know, won’t hurt him. In the alternative scenario, CIA Director Pompeo himself is kept in the dark on the issue by the CIA. How can we expect anything coming out of Pompeo’s mouth is on the up & up, following on this? We can’t.

In this second, immediately preceding possibility, CIA Director Mike Pompeo is demonstrated to be dumber than a box of rocks; for the reasons he did not independently discover, on an issue critical to Trump, what is easily available in open source: A former, entirely credible, UK ambassador, Craig Murray, stating the CIA’s ‘Russian hack’ was in actuality a leak from a DNC insider, from a source Murray attests he had personally met (going to the assassination of Seth Rich, see the link ‘Incompetent Espionage & WikiLeaks’, below.)

Any director of CIA that didn’t independently check into an ongoing story attacking his boss, a story of Russian interference in a report acknowledged to have been produced by a CIA agency famous (inside the intelligence community) for its psychological and false-flag information operations, would have to be either complicit in the treason or so incompetent as to be unfit to hold the office.

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“guest” remarking in the comments at jameslafond.com, where a version of this article is posted as ‘the coup’ states:

Here is how William Binney, a former intelligence official turned whistle-blower puts it:

“We were coming into conflict with what I refer to as ‘feasting’ by the corporations that were leeches on the side of NSA and other agencies of the government, the ‘military industrial happiness management complex’. They were keeping each other happy: officials would retire from government, go to work for those corporations, the corporations would send people in to manage the programs, they’d get the contracts back and they’d feed some more.

“It’s a circle, it just keeps going round. The entire leadership at NSA was focused this way and they wanted no creativity, no innovation, no problem solved, “keep the problem going so the money keeps flowing” that was their vision statement, I just didn’t realize it.

“They didn’t want success, because that means you solved the problem, which they need to ask for more money to feed the corporations”

Trump is throwing a wrench into this symbiosis, so he better buckle up!

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Related posts:

English Philos & Meryl Streep on cultural hypocrisy

The Cell on cliques vying for power around Trump

Ciao Chao taking money from an Iranian cult

Trump’s Ban: The CIA Shit Hits The Fan

Incompetent Espionage & WikiLeaks Craig Murray’s screw-up

Trump’s DNI – A Dire Wolf for Jesus

Agent Assange a bad aroma surrounding WikiLeaks

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Note: Since I’d posted this article, there has been a (CIA initiated) sustained effort to undermine any rapprochement with Russia; and the efforts to encircle and isolate Russia have been redoubled both in Congress and by the Department of State.

What is the secret the Soviet Union had sorted decades ago but the western educated troglodytes at the CIA & Defense Intelligence Agency hadn’t taken seriously until the Bush Jr administration’s second term?   Oil is NOT a ‘fossil fuel’ but a self-generating resource with infinite ability to replenish (over time.)

If indeed this were the case, what would the geopolitical repercussions be? As William Engdahl had noted in 2007:

“If Russia had the scientific know-how and Western geology not, Russia possessed a strategic trump card of staggering geopolitical import. It was not surprising that Washington would go about erecting a “wall of steel”—a network of military bases and ballistic anti-missile shields around Russia, to cut her pipeline and port links to western Europe, China and the rest of Eurasia. Halford Mackinder’s worst nightmare–a cooperative convergence of mutual interests of the major states of Eurasia, born of necessity and need for oil to fuel economic growth–was emerging. Ironically, it was the blatant US grab for the vast oil riches of Iraq and, potentially, of Iran, that catalyzed closer cooperation between traditional Eurasian foes, China and Russia , and a growing realization in western Europe that their options too were narrowing”

That first sentence of the preceding is exactly right, because you can’t, with a snap of the fingers, retool an entire Western oil industry based on long-mistaken assumptions, if Russia were indeed decades ahead in understanding and developing extraction technology based on superior grasp of fact. Insofar as the rest of Engdahl’s paragraph, we see the continuing pursuit of this geopolitical phenomenon before our eyes. The only recent difference would be the post-Obama switch away from Brzezinski’s more aggressive vision of directly confronting Russia, over to Kissinger’s divide and conquer subterfuge of engaging Russia while confronting China. Make no mistake, the Russians well know how the old snake Kissinger’s back-stabbing game is played; Putin won’t be caught with his pants down (unlike the drunk Russia of the 1990s Yeltsin era.)

In the meanwhile, western oil & armaments industry and its’ geopolitical driven minions, that is the CIA and Pentagon primarily, would be pleased if the general public remained clueless in regards to a likely scenario where Russia won’t run out of oil while the Western oil companies are at a loss; trapped in a decades long game of scientific and technological catch-up. This is precisely example of why this blog has a specific category for ‘morons’

Here’s the good information our ‘scientific community’ was too inbred via ivory tower syndrome to absorb; resulting in the industry, Pentagon and intelligence community too brain-dead to grasp until decades opportunity had been lost; all because no one in Western academia questioned the unfounded assumption oil was decayed dinosaurs:

FOSSIL-FUEL THEORY DEBUNKED: OIL, GAS DEPOSITS CALLED PRIMORDIAL by Toldedo Blade (from 1997, about the time western science first began to listen)

SEATTLE – The public’s most widely known piece of geological knowledge–how petroleum and natual-gas deposts formed on Earth—is false, a noted scientist says. Surprisingly, his campaign to rewrite school textbooks and encyclopedias is getting grudging support from some geologists, who acknowledge that petroleum’s origins may be dramatically different than what people believe.

Millions of Americans learned in grade school that oil deposits originated in the age of dinosaurs, when vegetation in lush forests was buried and subjected to high heat and pressure. Those extreme conditions supposedly transformed the hydrocarbons in vegetation into the hydrocarbons of petroleum.

“That’s nonsense,” snapped Thomas Gold, a scientist at Cornell University. “There’s not a shred of evidence from chemistry, geology, or any other science to support it. It has no place in textbooks and school classrooms.”

In appearances at the annual meeting of The American Association for the Advancement of Science in Seattle here that ended Thursday, Gold repeatedly challenged geologists to reconsider and reject the conventional theory.

Gold also presented evidence that oil and gas deposits on Earth are primordial. That means they came with the planet. They were part of the original raw material that formed the sun and planets, and deposited deep below Earth’s surface when the planet formed 4.5 billion years ago.

Some of the oil gradually oozes upward from these original deposits 100 to 200 miles below the surface and collects where oil drillers can reach it.

In one presentation, Gold described shafts that he and associates drilled in an ancient meteorite impact crater in Sweden. They drilled into a kind of rock that was not sedimentary, not associated with the sediments believed to produce oil deposits.

At a depth of about 4 miles, they encountered a hydrocarbon oil similar to light petroleum that Gold believes was primordial oil. He noted a variety of evidence to support the belief. Gold estimated that this single site contained “more petroleum than all of Saudi Arabia.” With current technology, however, pumping it out would be impossible, he added. Gold contended that many other planets and planetary bodies in the solar system have similar deep deposits of hydrocarbons, which are the stuff of oil and natural gas. Gold argues that a primordial origin for petroleum is the only way to explain its chemical composition.

Petroleum originating from plant matter decayed by bacteria, similar to bacteria that decay backyard garden-compost piles, would resemble a microbial product. Instead, petroleum is chemically similar to a pure hydrocarbon that has been contaminated with microbial material. That contamination, he argues, occurred as petroleum seeped upward through rock now known to contain enormous amounts of bacterial life. In moving upward, petroleum also collected helium, explaining why oil wells are such a rich source of helium.

“This is the only possible explanation,” Gold said. “The association of helium with petroleum has not been accounted for in any other way.”

How do geologists respond?

They’re beginning to listen, according to Michael Carr, who appeared on a panel where Gold presented his theory. Carr is a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va. “Dr. Gold has some very, very good evidence, especially that involving helium,” Carr said. “He certainly is challenging the geological community. There is a debate within the geological community.” Carr said geologists plan to reconsider the conventional theory about petroleum formation at a major meeting later in the year.

Further reading at:

Science Frontiers article (1999)

Wired article (2000)

New Eastern Outlook (2017)

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Ronald Thomas West’s notes:

The future meeting mentioned at the conclusion never happened, in fact every effort has been taken to bury this story.

Beyond this, natural resource based sustained economic development is precisely the principle of cancer, and is pointing to our planet’s demise as we know life in the present arrangement. The preceding facts concerning oil do not reflect a healthy future in any case but merely are noted in the present circumstance or geopolitical positioning of what will, even in best case scenario, be a failed model for survival. Too much (other than oil, e.g. forests) is taken and too little given back. The analogy would be if natural resources were the business bank account and sustained development the business model, there is an ongoing net loss of capital –

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^ To Newsweek’s Jeff Stein .. Let’s help you sort this out

While Jeff Stein at Newsweek carries water for the CIA in its’ feud with Trump, one wonders how Mike Pompeo will play it (behind the scene.) What is today’s fake news generated out of Langley, Virginia? Try this:

“For decades, CIA and U.S. military intelligence spy recruiters have held out the promise of eventual resettlement in America to induce foreigners to turn coat and work secretly for the United States against terrorist groups or repressive governments. In reality, many were caught before they ever made it, but during the Cold War countless Eastern Europeans living under communist rule, and more recently, Muslims across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, have worked secretly for U.S. spy agencies on the promise that they or their children would eventually be extracted. Another effective recruiting tool for U.S. operatives has been to offer their agents’ families medical care or education in the United States”

The intelligence community’s veterans are squealing like stuck pigs over the Muslim visa ban, according to Stein, although he puts it more along the lines of shedding tears:

“Absolutely,” agreed Cindy Storer, a former member of the CIA intelligence team that tracked al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. “It hurts,” she said in a brief interview. “Capital h-u-r-t-s”

Two things about the preceding quote that concerns intelligence officer turned journalist Stein; the first is, if Stein was being straight with his readers, yeah the ‘rewards program’ worked when it was a Pakistani ISI officer walked in to bag the $25 million reward and a good life in the USA because the CIA couldn’t find its own ass with both hands let alone find bin Laden. But Stein avoids informing his readers how incompetent Central Intelligence has been (what a story that is.) The second thing is, Cindy Storer, Alfreda Bikowsky’s (speaking of stupid) bin Laden hunting professional associate, specifies “Capital h-u-r-t-s” and Stein quotes her using lower case. There’s brilliance for you.

What’s another prominent example of the ‘rewards’ program? How about CIA 3rd party contract ‘torture darling’ Omar Sulieman suddenly ‘falls ill’ and is whisked away to the USA for ‘medical’ treatment about the time Sulieman boss Mubarak’s Egyptian regime was coming apart at the seams and he rather quickly died in hospital. Problem witness silenced (Sulieman ran the CIA’s outsourced torture program in Egypt that Senator Feinstein’s torture investigation never touched.) With friends like CIA…

But neither of  these case examples would have been impacted because Trump’s visa ban doesn’t cover Egypt or Pakistan. Oh, and ‘the ban’ doesn’t ban radicalized Islam’s Wahabi terrorist central: Saudi Arabia. Huh. And there’s another thing; the Langley spooks’ prostitute journalist (whether Stein realizes it or not, but hard to believe not, when it’s a former intelligence officer reporting) is almost certainly fronting this as a cover story. So what are the spooks actually fighting for, what is the CIA’s hidden agenda here? Let’s try this

“During the 1980s, the CIA recruited and trained Muslim operatives to fight the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Later, the CIA would move those operatives from Afghanistan to the Balkans, and then to Iraq, Libya, and Syria, traveling on illegal US visas”

…according to Former USA consular officer in Saudi Arabia, Michael Springmann

What’s more is, when Springmann had been a consular officer in Jedda, Saudi Arabia:

“Michael Springmann, head US consular official in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, later claims that during this period he is “repeatedly ordered… to issue [more than 100] visas to unqualified applicants.” He turns them down, but is repeatedly overruled by superiors

“In one case, two Pakistanis apply for visas to attend a trade show in the US, but they are unable to name the trade show or city in which it will be held. When Springmann denies them a visa, he gets “an almost immediate call from a CIA case officer, hidden in the commercial section [of the consulate], that I should reverse myself and grant these guys a visa.” Springmann refuses, but the decision is reversed by the chief of the consular section”

I suppose a ban could cramp the CIA’s game of shuffling ‘moderate opposition’ around the globe, particularly those from ‘banned’ countries. Certainly we wouldn’t want a precedent like this set because our ‘moderate’ opposition leadership qualifying for the CIA ‘rewards program’ and life in the USA, can’t all be Pakistanis, Egyptians and Saudis. After all, what would the CIA do if it couldn’t move its’ al Qaida fighters into Kosovo and Bosnia? And then on to Syria where we discover:

“There is no difference between “moderate” rebels and al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) or ISIS — they are all the same” -US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, following on location (Syria) fact finding mission.

And finally, we have a 2009 interview by retired CIA officer Phillip Giraldi, with former FBI documents translator Sibel Edmonds:

EDMONDS: Okay. So these conversations, between 1997 and 2001, had to do with a Central Asia operation that involved bin Laden. Not once did anybody use the word “al-Qaeda.” It was always “mujahideen,” always “bin Laden” and, in fact, not “bin Laden” but “bin Ladens” plural. There were several bin Ladens who were going on private jets to Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. The Turkish ambassador in Azerbaijan worked with them.

“There were bin Ladens, with the help of Pakistanis or Saudis, under our management. [The USA Department of State’s] Marc Grossman was leading it, 100 percent, bringing people from East Turkestan into Kyrgyzstan, from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan, from Azerbaijan some of them were being channeled to Chechnya, some of them were being channeled to Bosnia. From Turkey, they were putting all these bin Ladens on NATO planes. People and weapons went one way, drugs came back”

‘Rewards’ visas might be really, very handy, even necessary, to enable operations like the immediate preceding. Enough said? You think?  Maybe one more thing; a former clandestine services case officer informs me: “CIA actually issues its own visas and has many ways to completely by-pass the system” in which case the entire premise of Jeff Stein’s article is bogus from the get-go. So what’s the problem?  Too little resources devoted to CIA clandestine services forgeries to give up the Department of State visas issued on false pretext? All of the Libyan ‘rewards worthy’ fighters with fake ‘moderate opposition’ Syrian passports have to be re-papered as Egyptians? Too much work to get around increasingly sophisticated border controls where CIA vetted® & moderate™ Salafist militants shouldn’t risk getting busted with multiple identities due to advancing technologies like biometrics? Is it as simple as certain parties at the CIA, in their ongoing feud with Trump, simply wish to smear Trump in the public mind on a national security issue?

At the end of the day it’s anybody’s guess what is behind the patent bullshit in the Newsweek article. What we do know is, other than the certain fact the article is classic misdirection concerning intelligence and would appear to be a psyop fed to the American public, the Trump order seems to have put a bug up the intelligence community’s butt.

Tip of the hat to Intel News (irony, my comment pointing out former consular officer Springmann’s narrative was disallowed, and that is what actually inspired this piece)

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