"Our Congress has been hijacked by
and its enforcer, the imperial
- Gore Vidal
"Washington's a dangerous place." -
"Downtowns were once collections of local
businesses that lured us with claims of uniqueness: "Try our homemade pies,"
their signs read, or "Best jazz selection in town." Today, those signs have
been replaced by familiar corporate logos that make precisely the opposite
claim, promising us the same goods arranged in the same way as they are in
every other place. The banks and burritos and baristas on one city block are
replicated on the next and in all the malls, in all the cities, in all
the states. Americans can drive from one ocean to the other, stopping every day
for the same hamburger and every evening at the same hotel. Traveling in a
straight line is no longer much different than traveling in a circle." - Daniel
Bush's speechs contradict his actions in office.
George W. Bush's State of the Union
address' are another example of lies and propaganda from the most
corrupt administration in modern
history." - Larry White
"At long last the
George W. Bush administration's
distortions are being seen for what they are:
manipulations." - Richard Dunn
"At least in a democracy each person is formally equal. The
humblest citizen, the most
prestigious citizen still only has
one vote. But when we move that power over to the
marketplace, the humblest and the
wealthiest are totally asymmetrical. And one has
such immense power that they can literally crush
the other completely and utterly and fully. That's one of the reason
historically we've always felt the need to regulate markets." - political
economist Elaine Bernard, executive
director of the Trade Union Program at Harvard University.
Moving regulation of
corporations from government to
the market immunizes
corporations to the effects of
citizens' participation in the political process
and leaves their control to an
institution where one dollar -
not one person - equals one vote.
Stock Market Terms
coined after the 2008-2009 meltdown:
CEO Chief Embezzlement
CFO - Corporate Fraud Officer
BULL MARKET A
random market movement causing an investor to mistake himself for a financial
VALUE INVESTING The art of buying low and selling lower.
P/E RATIO The percentage of investors wetting their pants as the
market keeps crashing.
BROKER What my financial planner has made
STANDARD & POOR Your life in a nutshell.
ANALYST Idiot who just downgraded your stock.
The day after you buy stocks.
CASH FLOW The movement your
money makes as it disappears down the toilet.
YAHOO What you
yell after selling it to some poor sucker for $240 per share.
What you jump out of when you're the sucker who bought Yahoo at $240 per
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR 2008 investor who's now locked up
in a nuthouse.
PROFIT An archaic word no longer in use.
If you had purchased $1000 of shares in Delta Airlines in 2008, you
would have $49.00 in 2009.
If you had purchased $1000 of shares in AIG
in 2008, you would have $33.00 in 2009.
If you had purchased $1000 of
shares in Lehman Brothers in 2008, you would have $0.00 in 2009.
had purchased $1000 worth of beer in 2008, drank all the beer, then turned in
the aluminum cans for the recycling refund, you would have received $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink
heavily & recycle.
It's called the 401-Keg plan.
Deep Events and Changes of Party in the White
HouseIn December 1960 the CIA secured approval
for the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, and escalated events in Laos into a
crisis for which the Joint Chiefs proposed sending 60,000 troops. These events
profoundly affected John F.
Kennedy's posture towards Cuba and Indochina.
In late 1968 Henry
Kissinger, while advising the Johnson administration, gave secret information
to the Richard Nixon
campaign that helped Richard Nixon obstruct the
peace agreement in Vietnam that was about to be negotiated at the peace talks
then taking place in Paris. John Mitchell claimed Henry Kissinger did so for
In 1976 CIA Director
George H.W. Bush installed an
outside Team B intelligence unit to enlarge drastically estimates of the Soviet
threat to the United States, eventually frustrating and reversing presidential
candidate Jimmy Carter's campaign pledge to cut the U.S. defense budget.
Jimmy Carter's attempt to free the Americans held hostage in Iran was
disrupted by CIA agents. A CIA officer reported hearing Joseph V. Reed, an aide
to David Rockefeller,
comment in 1981 to William Casey, the newly installed CIA Director, about their
joint success in disrupting Carter's plans to bring home the hostages.
Neil Bush told Denver reporters he had met Scott Hinckley at a surprise
party at the Bush home January 23, 1981, approximately three weeks after the
U.S. Department of Energy had begun what was termed a "routine audit" of the
books of the Vanderbilt Energy Corp. On March 30, three representatives of the
U.S. Department of Energy told Scott Hinckley, Vanderbilt's vice president of
operations, that auditors had uncovered evidence of pricing violations on crude
oil sold by the company from 1977 through 1980. The auditors announced that the
federal government was considering a penalty of two million dollars. Scott
Hinckley reportedly requested "several hours to come up with an explanation" of
the serious overcharges. The meeting ended a little more than an hour before
John Hinckley Jr. shot President Reagan.
Neil Bush, son of
Bush, was scheduled to have dinner on March 31, 1981, with Scott Hinckley
the brother of John Hinckley.
The family of John Hinckley was
acquainted with the family of
Bush having made large contributions to George H.W. Bush's political
campaign, the Houston Post reported on March 31, 1981, Tuesday, PM cycle.
The Houston Post reported in a copyright story, Scott Hinckley, brother
of John W. Hinckley Jr., who allegedly shot Reagan, was to have dined tonight
in Denver at the home of Neil Bush, one of the vice president's sons. Neil
Bush, who lives in Denver and works for Standard Oil Co. of Indiana, had
invited Scott Hinckley, vice president of his father's Denver-based firm,
Vanderbilt Energy Corp. to his home for dinner.
In 1978, Neil Bush
served as campaign manager for his brother,
Bush, the vice president's oldest son, who made an unsuccessful bid for
Congress. Neil lived in Lubbock throughout much of 1978, where John Hinckley
lived from 1974 through 1980.
Even the official government line
admitted that the Bush and Hinckley families "maintained social ties."
The white wash investigation and trial of John Hinckley never asked any
questions relating to the Bush/Hinckley family relationship.
to press reports, at the time of the shooting John Hinckley was heavily dosing
with Valium - a hypnotic benzodiazepine.
John Hinckley had stalked
Senator Ted Kennedy and President Jimmy Carter. He devoured books on Sirhan
Sirhan, Robert Kennedy's assassin (suspected by many
conspiracy researchers to have been hypnotically programmed), and Arthur
Bremer, who shot George Wallace.
Theorists ask the inevitable
questions: Was Hinckley a mind-controlled assassin, a Manchurian Candidate
programmed to "terminate with extreme prejudice"? They point to
the CIA's longtime
obsession with mind control and the fact that during the 1980 presidential
primaries, Bush - the former director of Central Intelligence - enjoyed the
zealous support of Agency regulars, who preferred their former boss to Reagan.
For an antisocial pariah, John Hinckley sure got around.
Hinckley flew to Nebraska in an attempt to contact a member of the American
The day after his Nazi-seeking mission, Hinckley flew to
Nashville to stalk Jimmy Carter, but was arrested at the airport when
authorities discovered three handguns in his suitcase. After only five hours in
custody, this unstable character - who had attempted to transport weapons
across state lines and into a city soon to be visited by Jimmy Carter was
The attempted assassination of United States President Ronald
Reagan occurred on March 30, 1981, 69 days into his presidency. While leaving a
speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.,
President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr.
NBC correspondent Judy Woodruff said that at least one shot was fired
from the hotel, above Reagan's limousine. She later elaborated, saying a Secret
Service agent had fired that shot from the hotel overhang.
government did not care for Ronald Reagan when he first ran for president.
Close associates claimed Ronald Reagan was never the same again after the
Bush controlled the "President" during most of Ronald Reagan's term in
Neil Bush became a director of the Silverado Banking, Savings
& Loan Association in 1985 that cost the tax payers $1.6 billion three
A federal judge, Judge Paul L. Friedman, granted John
Hinckley, Jr. a full-time release, to begin no sooner than August 5 2016, from
St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he has been in psychiatric
treatment since the shooting.
Central Intelligence Agency Timeline
preparation for World War II, President Roosevelt creates the Office of
Coordinator of Information (COI). General William "Wild Bill" Donovan heads the
new intelligence service.
1942 OSS created - Roosevelt restructures COI
into something more suitable for covert action, the Office of Strategic
Services (OSS). Donovan recruits so many of the nation's rich and powerful that
eventually people joke that "OSS" stands for "Oh, so social!" or "Oh, such
1943 Italy - Donovan recruits the Catholic Church in Rome to be
the center of Anglo-American spy operations in Fascist Italy. This would prove
to be one of America's most enduring intelligence alliances in the Cold War.
1945 OSS is abolished - The remaining American information agencies
cease covert actions and return to harmless information gathering and analysis.
Operation PAPERCLIP - While other American agencies are hunting down
Nazi war criminals for arrest, the U.S. intelligence community is smuggling
them into America, unpunished, for their use against the Soviets. The most
important of these is Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler's master spy who had built up an
intelligence network in the Soviet Union. With full U.S. blessing, he creates
the "Gehlen Organization," a band of refugee Nazi spies who reactivate their
networks in Russia.
These include SS intelligence officers Alfred Six
and Emil Augsburg (who massacred Jews
in the Holocaust), Klaus Barbie (the "Butcher of Lyon"), Otto von Bolschwing
(the Holocaust mastermind who worked with Eichmann) and SS Colonel Otto
Skorzeny (a personal friend of Hitler's). The Gehlen Organization supplies the
U.S. with its only intelligence on the Soviet Union for the next ten years,
serving as a bridge between the abolishment of the OSS and the creation of the
Much of the "intelligence" the former Nazis provide is bogus.
Gehlen inflates Soviet military capabilities at a time when Russia is still
rebuilding its devastated society, in order to inflate his own importance to
the Americans (who might otherwise punish him). In 1948, Gehlen almost
convinces the Americans that war is imminent, and the West should make a
preemptive strike. In the 50s he produces a fictitious "missile gap." To make
matters worse, the Russians have thoroughly penetrated the Gehlen Organization
with double agents, undermining the very American security that Gehlen was
supposed to protect.
1947 Greece - President Truman requests military
aid to Greece to support right-wing forces fighting communist rebels. For the
rest of the Cold War, Washington and the CIA will back notorious Greek leaders
with deplorable human rights records.
CIA created - President Truman
signs the National Security Act of 1947, creating the Central Intelligence
Agency and National Security Council. The CIA is accountable to the president
through the NSC - there is no democratic or congressional oversight. Its
charter allows the CIA to "perform such other functions and duties
National Security Council may from time to time direct." This opens the door to
covert action and dirty tricks.
1948 The CIA recreates a covert action
wing, innocuously called the Office of Policy Coordination, led by Wall Street
lawyer Frank Wisner. According to its secret charter, its responsibilities
include "propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, including
sabotage, antisabotage, demolition and evacuation
procedures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to
underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist
elements in threatened countries of the free world."
Italy - The CIA
corrupts democratic elections in Italy, where Italian communists threaten to
win the elections. The CIA buys votes, broadcasts propaganda, threatens and
beats up opposition leaders, infiltrates and disrupts their organizations. It
works - the communists are defeated.
1949 The CIA creates its first
major propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe. Over the next several decades, its
broadcasts are so blatantly false that for a time it is considered illegal to
publish transcripts of them in the U.S.
Late 40s Operation MOCKINGBIRD
- The CIA begins recruiting American news organizations and journalists to
become spies and disseminators of propaganda. The effort is headed by
Frank Wisner, Allen Welsh
Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham. Graham is publisher of The
Washington Post, which becomes a major CIA player. Eventually, the CIA's media
assets will include elements within ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated
Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard,
Copley News Service and more. By the CIA's own admission, at least 25
organizations and 400 journalists will become CIA assets.
1953 Iran -
CIA overthrows the democratically elected Mohammed Mossadegh in a military
coup, after he threatened to nationalize British oil. The CIA replaces him with
a dictator, the Shah of Iran, whose secret police, SAVAK, is as brutal as the
Operation MK-ULTRA - Inspired by North Korea's brainwashing
program, the CIA
begins experiments on mind control. The most notorious part of this project
involves giving LSD and other drugs to American subjects without their
knowledge or against their will, causing several to commit suicide. However,
the operation involves far more than this. Funded in part by the Rockefeller
and Ford foundations, research includes propaganda, brainwashing, public
relations, advertising, hypnosis, and other forms of suggestion.
altering projects went under the code names of Operation Chatter, Operation
Bluebird/Artichoke, Operation Mknaomi, Mkultra, and Mkdelta.
The CIA and
Army spent $26,501,446 "testing" LSD, code name EA 1729, and other chemical
agents. Contracts went out to forty-eight different institutions for testing.
The CIA concealed their participation by contracting to various colleges,
hospitals, prisons, mental hospitals, and private foundations.
physical examination of the subject is required prior to the administration of
LSD. A physician need not be present. Physicians might be called for the hope
they would make a diagnosis of mental-breakdown which would be useful in
discrediting the individual who was the subject of CIA
Richard Helms, CIA Director, argued that administering drugs,
including poisoned LSD, to individuals who are unwitting was necessary as this
is the only realistic method of understanding the capability of the intended
operational use to influence human behavior as the operational targets would
certainly be unwitting.
Individuals were unknowning dosed with toxic
chemicals. New York State Psychiatric Institute was granted the first known
contract for research into psychochemical drugs. The purpose was to determine
the psychological effect of psychological chemical agents on human subjects.
These subjects were given derivatives of LSD and mescaline. Other chemicals
that were tested, which could be distributed at a later date included morphine,
demerol, seconal, scopolamine, ditan, atrophine, psilocybin, BZ (benzilate),
glycolate, atrophine substitutes, dimethyltryptamine, chlorpromazine, LSD with
Dibenzyline (blocking agents), LSM (Lysergic acid morpholide), LSD like
compounds, psilocybin, and various chemical glycolate agents.
were then enlisted to harass the test subjects: "Gather information on their
immorality. Show them as
scurrilous and depraved. Call attention to their habits and living conditions.
Explore every possible embarrassment. Send in women and sex, break up
marriages. Have members arrested on marijuana charges. Investigate personal
conflicts or animosities between them. Send articles to the newspapers showing
their depravity. Use narcotics and free sex to entrap. Use misinformation to
confuse and disrupt. Get records of their bank accounts. Obtain specimens of
handwriting. Provoke target groups into rivalries that may result in
1954 Guatemala - CIA overthrows the democratically elected Jacob
Arbenz in a military coup. Arbenz has threatened to nationalize the
Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company, in which CIA Director
Dulles also owns stock. Arbenz is replaced with a series of right-wing
dictators whose bloodthirsty policies will kill over 100,000 Guatemalans in the
next 40 years.
1954-1958 North Vietnam - CIA officer Edward Lansdale
spends four years trying to overthrow the communist government of North
Vietnam, using all the usual dirty tricks. The CIA also attempts to legitimize
a tyrannical puppet regime in South Vietnam, headed by Ngo Dinh Diem. These
efforts fail to win the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese because the
Diem government is opposed to true democracy,
land reform and poverty reduction
measures. The CIA's continuing failure results in escalating American
intervention, culminating in the Vietnam War.
1956 Hungary - Radio Free
Europe incites Hungary to revolt by broadcasting Khruschev's Secret Speech, in
which he denounced Stalin. It also hints that American aid will help the
Hungarians fight. This aid fails to materialize as Hungarians launch a doomed
armed revolt, which only invites a major Soviet invasion. The conflict kills
7,000 Soviets and 30,000 Hungarians.
1957-1973 Laos - The CIA carries
out approximately one coup per year trying to nullify Laos' democratic
elections. The problem is the Pathet Lao, a leftist group with enough popular
support to be a member of any coalition government. In the late 50s, the CIA
even creates an "Armee Clandestine" of Asian mercenaries to attack the Pathet
Lao. After the CIA's army suffers numerous defeats, the U.S. starts bombing,
dropping more bombs on Laos than all the U.S. bombs dropped in World War II. A
quarter of all Laotians will eventually become refugees, many living in
1959 Haiti - The U.S. military helps "Papa
Doc" Duvalier become dictator of Haiti. He creates his own private police
force, the "Tonton Macoutes," who terrorize the population with machetes. They
will kill over 100,000 during the Duvalier family reign. The U.S. does not
protest their dismal human rights record.
1961 The Bay of Pigs - The
CIA sends 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Castro's Cuba. But "Operation Mongoose"
fails, due to poor planning, security and backing. The planners had imagined
that the invasion will spark a popular uprising against Castro -- which never
happens. (sound familiar?) A promised American air strike also never occurs.
This is the CIA's first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA
Dominican Republic - The CIA assassinates Rafael
Trujillo, a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930. Trujillo's
business interests have grown so large (about 60 percent of the economy) that
they have begun competing with American business interests.
The CIA-backed military forces the democratically elected President Jose
Velasco to resign. Vice President Carlos Arosemana replaces him; the CIA fills
the now vacant vice presidency with its own man.
Congo (Zaire) - The
CIA assassinates the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba. However, public
support for Lumumba's politics runs so high that the CIA cannot clearly install
his opponents in power. Four years of political turmoil follow.
Dominican Republic - The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Juan Bosch
in a military coup. The CIA installs a repressive, right-wing junta.
Ecuador - A CIA-backed military coup overthrows President Arosemana,
whose independent (not socialist) policies have become unacceptable to
Washington. A military junta assumes command, cancels the 1964 elections, and
begins human rights abuses.
1964 Brazil - A CIA-backed military coup
overthrows the democratically elected government of Joao Goulart. The junta
that replaces it will, in the next two decades, become one of the most
bloodthirsty in history. General Castelo Branco will create Latin America's
first death squads, or bands of secret police who hunt down "communists" for
torture, interrogation and murder. Often these "communists" are no more than
Branco's political opponents. Later it is revealed that the CIA trains the
1965 Indonesia - The CIA overthrows the democratically
elected Sukarno with a military coup. The CIA has been trying to eliminate
Sukarno since 1957, using everything from attempted assassination to sexual
intrigue, for nothing more than his declaring neutrality in the Cold War. His
successor, General Suharto, will massacre between 500,000 to 1 million
civilians accused of being "communist." The CIA supplies the names of countless
Dominican Republic - A popular rebellion breaks out,
promising to reinstall Juan Bosch as the country's elected leader. The
revolution is crushed when U.S. Marines land to uphold the military regime by
force. The CIA directs everything behind the scenes.
Greece - With the
CIA's backing, the king removes George Papandreous as prime minister.
Papandreous has failed to vigorously support U.S. interests in Greece.
Congo (Zaire) - A CIA-backed military coup installs Mobutu Sese Seko as
dictator. The hated and repressive Mobutu exploits his desperately poor country
1966 The Ramparts Affair - The radical magazine Ramparts
begins a series of unprecedented anti-CIA articles. Among their scoops: the CIA
has paid the University of Michigan $25 million dollars to hire "professors" to
train South Vietnamese students in covert police methods. MIT and other
universities have received similar payments. Ramparts also reveals that the
National Students' Association is a CIA front. Students are sometimes recruited
through blackmail and bribery, including draft deferments.
- A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before the
elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate.
During the next six years, the "reign of the colonels" - backed by the CIA -
will usher in the widespread use of torture and murder against political
opponents. When a Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson about U.S.
plans for Cypress, Johnson tells him: "Fuck your parliament and your
Operation PHOENIX - The CIA helps South Vietnamese
agents identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in South
Vietnamese villages. According to a 1971 congressional report, this operation
killed about 20,000 "Viet Cong." 1968
Operation CHAOS - The CIA has
been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation
CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go
undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations
protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which
they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000
Bolivia - A CIA-organized military operation captures
legendary guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for
interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to prevent worldwide
calls for clemency.
1969 Uruguay - The notorious CIA torturer Dan
Mitrione arrives in Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas
right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort, Mitrione
convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread practice. "The precise pain,
in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect," is his
motto. The torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the Nazis'.
He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries will kidnap and murder him
a year later. Long-secret diplomatic documents revealed
Richard Nixon wanted
Uruguays government to threaten to kill leftist prisoners to try to save
the life of notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione.
1970 Cambodia - The CIA
overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly popular among Cambodians for keeping
them out of the Vietnam War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol, who
immediately throws Cambodian troops into battle. This unpopular move
strengthens once minor opposition parties like the Khmer Rouge, which achieves
power in 1975 and massacres millions of
its own people.
1971 Bolivia - After half a decade of CIA-inspired
political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President
Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000
political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.
Haiti - "Papa Doc" Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son "Baby
Doc" Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his bloody reign with
full knowledge of the CIA.
1972 The Case-Zablocki Act - Congress passes
an act requiring congressional review of executive agreements. In theory, this
should make CIA operations more accountable. In fact, it is only marginally
Cambodia - Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its
secret war in Cambodia.
Wagergate Break-in -
Richard Nixon sends in
a team of burglars to wiretap Democratic offices at Watergate. The team members
have extensive CIA histories, including James McCord, E. Howard Hunt and five
of the Cuban burglars. They work for the Committee to Reelect the President
(CREEP), which does dirty work like disrupting Democratic campaigns and
Nixon's illegal campaign contributions. CREEP's activities are funded and
organized by another CIA front, the Mullen Company.
1973 Chile - The
CIA overthrows and assassinates Salvador Allende, Latin America's first
democratically elected socialist leader. The problems begin when Allende
nationalizes American-owned firms in Chile. ITT offers the CIA $1 million for a
coup. The CIA replaces Allende with
Pinochet, who will torture and murder thousands of his own countrymen in a
crackdown on labor leaders and the political left. CIA begins internal
investigations - William Colby, the Deputy Director for Operations, orders all
CIA personnel to report any and all illegal activities they know about. This
information is later reported to Congress.
Watergate Scandal - The
CIA's main collaborating newspaper in America, The Washington Post, reports
Richard Nixon's crimes
long before any other newspaper takes up the subject. The two reporters,
Woodward and Bernstein, make almost no mention of the CIA's many fingerprints
all over the scandal. It is later revealed that Woodward was a Naval
intelligence briefer to the White House, and knows many important intelligence
figures, including General Alexander Haig. His main source, "Deep Throat," is
probably one of those.
CIA Director Helms Fired -
Richard Nixon fires CIA
Director Richard Helms for failing to help cover up the Watergate scandal.
Helms and Richard Nixon
have always disliked each other. The new CIA director is William Colby, who is
relatively more open to CIA reform.
1974 CHAOS exposed - Pulitzer prize
winning journalist Seymour Hersh publishes a story about Operation CHAOS, the
domestic surveillance and infiltration of anti-war and civil rights groups in
the U.S. The story sparks national outrage.
Angleton fired - Congress
holds hearings on the illegal domestic spying efforts of James Jesus Angleton,
the CIA's chief of counterintelligence. His efforts included mail-opening
campaigns and secret surveillance of war protesters. The hearings result in his
dismissal from the CIA.
House clears CIA in Watergate - The House of
Representatives clears the CIA of any complicity in
The Hughes Ryan Act - Congress passes an amendment
requiring the president to report nonintelligence CIA operations to the
relevant congressional committees in a timely fashion.
1975 Australia -
The CIA helps topple the democratically elected, left-leaning government of
Prime Minister Edward Whitlam. The CIA does this by giving an ultimatum to its
Governor-General, John Kerr. Kerr, a longtime CIA collaborator, exercises his
constitutional right to dissolve the Whitlam government. The Governor-General
is a largely ceremonial position appointed by the Queen; the Prime Minister is
democratically elected. The use of this archaic and never-used law stuns the
Angola - Eager to demonstrate American military resolve after
its defeat in Vietnam, Henry Kissinger launches a CIA-backed war in Angola.
Contrary to Kissinger's assertions, Angola is a country of little strategic
importance and not seriously threatened by communism. The CIA backs the brutal
leader of UNITAS, Jonas Savimbi. This polarizes Angolan politics and drives his
opponents into the arms of Cuba and the Soviet Union for survival. Congress
will cut off funds in 1976, but the CIA is able to run the war off the books
until 1984, when funding is legalized again. This entirely pointless war kills
over 300,000 Angolans.
"The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence" - Victor
Marchetti and John Marks publish this whistle-blowing history of CIA crimes and
abuses. Marchetti has spent 14 years in the CIA, eventually becoming an
executive assistant to the Deputy Director of Intelligence. Marks has spent
five years as an intelligence official in the State Department.
the Company" - Philip Agee publishes a diary of his life inside the CIA. Agee
has worked in covert operations in Latin America during the 60s, and details
the crimes in which he took part.
Congress investigates CIA wrong-doing
- Public outrage compels Congress to hold hearings on CIA crimes. Senator Frank
Church heads the Senate investigation ("The Church Committee"), and
Representative Otis Pike heads the House investigation. (Despite a 98 percent
incumbency reelection rate, both Church and Pike are defeated in the next
elections.) The investigations lead to a number of reforms intended to increase
the CIA's accountability to Congress, including the creation of a standing
Senate committee on intelligence. However, the reforms prove ineffective, as
the Iran/Contra scandal will show. It turns out the CIA can control, deal with
or sidestep Congress with ease.
The Rockefeller Commission - In an
attempt to reduce the damage done by the Church Committee, President Ford
creates the "Rockefeller Commission" to whitewash CIA history and propose
toothless reforms. The commission's namesake,
Rockefeller, is a major CIA figure. Five of the commission's eight members
are also members of the Council on Foreign
Relations, a CIA-dominated organization.
1979 Iran - The CIA fails
to predict the fall of the Shah of Iran, a longtime CIA puppet, and the rise of
Muslim fundamentalists who are furious at the CIA's backing of SAVAK, the
Shah's bloodthirsty secret police. In revenge, the Muslims take 52 Americans
hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
Afghanistan - The Soviets invade
Afghanistan. The CIA immediately begins supplying arms to any faction willing
to fight the occupying Soviets. Such indiscriminate arming means that when the
Soviets leave Afghanistan, civil war will erupt. Also, fanatical Muslim
extremists now possess state-of-the-art weaponry. One of these is Sheik Abdel
Rahman, who will become involved in the first World Trade Center bombing in New
El Salvador - An idealistic group of young military officers,
repulsed by the massacre of the poor,
overthrows the right-wing government. However, the U.S. compels the
inexperienced officers to include many of the old guard in key positions in
their new government. Soon, things are back to "normal" - the military
government is repressing and killing poor civilian protesters. Many of the
young military and civilian reformers, finding themselves powerless, resign in
Nicaragua - Anastasios Samoza II, the CIA-backed dictator,
falls. The Marxist Sandinistas take over government, and they are initially
popular because of their commitment to land and anti-poverty reform. Samoza had a
murderous and hated personal army called the National Guard. Remnants of the
Guard will become the Contras, who fight a CIA-backed guerilla war against the
Sandinista government throughout the 1980s.
1980 El Salvador - The
Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero, pleads with President Carter
"Christian to Christian" to stop aiding the military government slaughtering
his people. Carter refuses. Shortly afterwards, right-wing leader Roberto
D'Aubuisson has Romero shot through the heart while saying Mass. The country
soon dissolves into civil war, with the peasants in the hills fighting against
the military government. The CIA and U.S. Armed Forces supply the government
with overwhelming military and intelligence superiority. CIA-trained death
squads roam the countryside, committing atrocities like that of El Mazote in
1982, where they massacre between 700
and 1000 men, women and children. By 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans will be
1981 Iran/Contra Begins - The CIA begins selling arms to Iran
at high prices, using the profits to arm the Contras fighting the Sandinista
government in Nicaragua. President Reagan
vows that the Sandinistas
will be "pressured" until "they say 'uncle.'" The CIA's Freedom Fighter's
Manual disbursed to the Contras includes instruction on economic sabotage,
propaganda, extortion, bribery, blackmail, interrogation, torture, murder and
1983 Honduras - The CIA gives Honduran
military officers the Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual - 1983, which
teaches how to torture people. Honduras' notorious "Battalion 316 then uses
these techniques, with the CIA's full knowledge, on thousands of leftist
dissidents. At least 184 are murdered.
1984 The Boland Amendment - The
last of a series of Boland Amendments is passed. These amendments have reduced
CIA aid to the Contras; the last one cuts it off completely. However, CIA
Director William Casey is already prepared to "hand off" the operation to
Colonel Oliver North, who illegally continues supplying the Contras through the
CIA's informal, secret, and self-financing network. This includes "humanitarian
aid" donated by Adolph Coors and William Simon, and military aid funded by
Iranian arms sales.
1986 Eugene Hasenfus - Nicaragua shoots down a
C-123 transport plane carrying military supplies to the Contras. The lone
survivor, Eugene Hasenfus, turns out to be a CIA employee, as are the two dead
pilots. The airplane belongs to Southern Air Transport, a CIA front. The
incident makes a mockery of President Reagan's claims that the CIA is not
illegally arming the Contras.
Iran/Contra Scandal - Although the
details have long been known, the Iran/Contra scandal finally captures the
media's attention in 1986. Congress holds hearings, and several key figures
(like Oliver North) lie under oath to protect the intelligence community. CIA
Director William Casey dies of brain cancer before Congress can question him.
All reforms enacted by Congress after the scandal are purely cosmetic.
Haiti - Rising popular revolt in Haiti means that "Baby Doc" Duvalier
will remain "President for Life" only if he has a short one. The U.S., which
hates instability in a puppet country, flies the despotic Duvalier to the South
of France for a comfortable retirement. The CIA then rigs the upcoming
elections in favor of another right-wing military strongman. However, violence
keeps the country in political turmoil for another four years. The CIA tries to
strengthen the military by creating the National Intelligence Service (SIN),
which suppresses popular revolt through torture and assassination.
Panama - The U.S. invades Panama to overthrow a dictator of its own making,
General Manuel Noriega. Noriega has been on the CIA's payroll since 1966, and
has been transporting drugs with the CIA's knowledge since 1972. By the late
80s, Noriega's growing independence and intransigence have angered
so out he goes.
1990 Haiti - Competing against 10
comparatively wealthy candidates, leftist priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide
captures 68 percent of the vote. After only eight months in power, however, the
CIA-backed military deposes him. More military dictators brutalize the country,
as thousands of Haitian refugees escape the turmoil in barely seaworthy boats.
As popular opinion calls for Aristide's return, the CIA begins a disinformation
campaign painting the courageous priest as mentally unstable.
Gulf War - The U.S. liberates Kuwait from Iraq. But Iraq's dictator, Saddam
Hussein, is another creature of the CIA. With U.S. encouragement, Hussein
invaded Iran in 1980. During this costly eight-year war, the CIA built up
Hussein's forces with sophisticated arms, intelligence, training and financial
backing. This cemented Hussein's power at home, allowing him to crush the many
internal rebellions that erupted from time to time, sometimes with poison gas.
It also gave him all the military might he needed to conduct further
adventurism - in Kuwait, for example.
The Fall of the Soviet Union -
The CIA fails to predict this most important event of the Cold War. This
suggests that it has been so busy undermining governments that it hasn't been
doing its primary job: gathering and analyzing information. The fall of the
Soviet Union also robs the CIA of its reason for existence: fighting communism.
This leads some to accuse the CIA of intentionally failing to predict the
downfall of the Soviet Union. Curiously, the intelligence community's budget is
not significantly reduced after the demise of communism.
Espionage - In the years following the end of the Cold War, the CIA is
increasingly used for economic espionage. This involves stealing the
technological secrets of competing foreign companies and giving them to
American ones. Given the CIA's clear preference for dirty tricks over mere
information gathering, the possibility of serious criminal behavior is very
1993 Haiti - The chaos in Haiti grows so bad that
President Clinton has no choice but to remove the Haitian military dictator,
Raoul Cedras, on threat of U.S. invasion. The U.S. occupiers do not arrest
Haiti's military leaders for crimes against humanity, but instead ensure their
safety and rich retirements. Aristide is returned to power only after being
forced to accept an agenda favorable to the country's ruling class.
William Joseph ("Wild Bill") Donovan
"Strategy, without information upon which it can
rely, is helpless."
"Psychological warfare is the employment of all
moral and physical means other than orthodox military operations which tend to:
destroy the will and ability of the enemy to resist; deprive him of the support
of his allies and neutrals; increase in our own troops and allies the will to
Lyman Louis Lemnitzer
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