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Mythology of Al-Qaeda
By:Alex James
Date: Sunday, 24 January 2010, 9:10 pm

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It is the Zionists whether Jewish or Hindu that stage acts of terror and blame others for it. Remember that Indian Intelligence chief Karkare had arrested RSS/Hinduvta members in the Indian Army for staging bombings in India and blaming it on Indian moslems.

Zionists and their Hindu associates fabricate lies and deceptions. They have since ages and will keep killing ordinary Jews and Hindus for propaganda purposes. During WWII, non-Zionist Jews were sacrificed by the Zionists. In one instance, Zionists blew up a ship carrying Jews going to Africa because they did not want to go to Palestine. The list is endless…..

MUST WATCH Documentary: Corbett Report Exposes Mythology of Al-Qaeda: Jewish "Jihadists' are Raising Hell posing as 'al Qaeda' types:

http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2010/01/al-qaeda-doesnt-exist.html

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist is a new documentary from The Corbett Report that interrogates the mythology of Al Qaeda as a shadowy terrorist organization led by arch-villain Osama Bin Laden. The film will look at the group's founding and funding by American intelligence, the Al Qaeda agents who are harboured and protected by foreign governments, the 9/11 myth and the fake videos that have been released in order to propagate the Al Qaeda myth. The documentary will also look at the reasons behind the creation of this phoney enemy and what the average citizen can do to work against the propaganda of the controlled corporate media.

For more information on the film as it becomes available, please visit: http://www.alqaedadoesntexist.com

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist – Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnnI3IRFweQ&feature=player_embedded

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist

The Jewish "Jihadists' That are Raising Hell, posing as 'al Qaeda' types

CNN Reports on Jewish Radical Extremist dressed as a Muslim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djzxvWV4-Js&feature=player_embedded

Jewish Al Qaeda Actors EXPOSED Adam Gadahn & Yousef al Khattab http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErtqooKLDpo&feature=player_embedded

Americans were scared by their own government for decades about the Commie Russia threat which we found out after the USSR had collapsed, had barely existed.

There was never any bomber gap, nor any missile gap. Just an old, worn out Communist nation that was hardly able to take care of its own citizens, since the Communist leaders were too busy trying to catch up with the USA in terms of lethality.

Which is what we have now. There is no 'al Qaeda,' only lurid tales of Arab boogiemen that 'hate us for our freedoms."

The Arab world is starting to hate us because we've declared war on Islam and go around killing Muslims like a hunter shooting clay pigeons, just for the hell of it.

We're deliberately creating hatred in the Muslim world by deliberately killing innocent people to keep the 'War of Terror' hot so the Pentagon can keep getting more toys and generals can dream of trading in their barracks for the Oval Office.

This phony war also allows Israel to keep up their genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign against Palestine, but especially Gaza, under the guise of fighting terror.
It also allows the USA to creep ever so closer to those rich Caspian Basin oil and NG fields which we want to steal.... and to keep certain Wall Street banks raking in over 50 billion a year in illegal drug money from those Afghan poppy fields.

THE GOOD SQUADS

Saturday, January 23, 2010
Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist is a new documentary from The Corbett Report that interrogates the mythology of Al Qaeda as a shadowy terrorist organization led by arch-villain Osama Bin Laden. The film will look at the group's founding and funding by American intelligence, the Al Qaeda agents who are harboured and protected by foreign governments, the 9/11 myth and the fake videos that have been released in order to propagate the Al Qaeda myth. The documentary will also look at the reasons behind the creation of this phoney enemy and what the average citizen can do to work against the propaganda of the controlled corporate media.

Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist

The Jewish "Jihadists' That are Raising Hell, posing as 'al Qaeda' types

Americans were scared by their own government for decades about the Commie Russia threat which we found out after the USSR had collapsed, had barely existed.

There was never any bomber gap, nor any missile gap. Just an old, worn out Communist nation that was hardly able to take care of its own citizens, since the Communist leaders were too busy trying to catch up with the USA in terms of lethality.

Which is what we have now. There is no 'al Qaeda,' only lurid tales of Arab boogiemen that 'hate us for our freedoms."

The Arab world is starting to hate us because we've declared war on Islam and go around killing Muslims like a hunter shooting clay pigeons, just for the hell of it.

We're deliberately creating hatred in the Muslim world by deliberately killing innocent people to keep the 'War of Terror' hot so the Pentagon can keep getting more toys and generals can dream of trading in their barracks for the Oval Office.

This phony war also allows Israel to keep up their genocidal ethnic cleansing campaign against Palestine, but especially Gaza, under the guise of fighting terror.
It also allows the USA to creep ever so closer to those rich Caspian Basin oil and NG fields which we want to steal.... and to keep certain Wall Street raking in over 50 billion a year in illegal drug money from those Afghan poppy fields.

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Subject: Re: "Oh Allah destroy them from within..."

How many Hindus have been killed
by the Mussalmaans since they invaded
India, raping women and baby girls like the
Prophet himself did?

How can a Prophet bring himself up
to rape a 6 yr old Ayesha? Ouch
it hurts. Imagine a 54 yr old stinking
man penetrating a baby of 6? There is not
enough space in there for his full
penetration. I hate to be so blunt

Rashid Dawoodi

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 10:26 AM, Alex James wrote:

Unfortunately, the Luciferians ZIONISTS and HINDUS have been destroying human beings around the World since ancient times and their scriptures reflect it since the time of Nimrod. Then fast forward to the present where during the past two hundred years in Europe, around 200 million Christians were murdered in Zionist orchestrated wars, nearly 1,000,000 Hindu troops are occupying Kashmir, RSS Hindus routinely massacre Christians and Muslims in India and stage bombings and then frame muslims for it, just like Zionists who staged 9/11 and are genociding Palestine and Palestinians, like the Zionist orchestrated Iraq war where they have killed over 1 million Iraqis + 100,000+ Afghans and caused 4 million+ children to be orphaned and countless other agonies with all types of torturous weapons including phosphorus and clusters. Here is a short list of CIA Wars fought on behalf of the Zionist Elite in the UK and US. I have omitted the Opium Wars against China that are continuing in Afghanistan in which US/UK Elite are making billions through the Drug trade and the War trade.

"Some explanations of a crime are not explanations: they're part of the crime."

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The Role of the 'Free Media'/Propaganda Machine

"never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.": Joseph Goebbels : Nazi chief of propaganda

Propaganda: The similarities between G.W. Bush and Goebbels speeches http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4433.htm

"While Hollywood takes care of fiction, the enormous monopoly press, together with the outflow of slick, clever, expensive magazines, attends to what it chooses to call ‘news. Within separate countries, one or two news agencies control the news handouts, so that a deadly uniformity is achieved, regardless of the number of separate newspapers or magazines; while internationally, the financial preponderance of the United States is felt more and more through its foreign correspondents and offices abroad, as well as through its influence over inter-national capitalist journalism. Under this guise, a flood of anti-liberation propaganda emanates from the capital cities of the West, directed against China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Algeria, Ghana and all countries which hack out their own independent path to freedom. Prejudice is rife. For example, wherever there is armed struggle against the forces of reaction, the nationalists are referred to as rebels, terrorists, or frequently ‘communist terrorists'! "

Osageyfo Kwame Nkrumah, "Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of Imperialism" 1965

"Whoever controls the media, controls the peoples' minds...There is no such thing in America as an independent press, unless it is in the country towns.You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to writes (sic) his honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print.I am paid one hundred and fifty dollars a week for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with--others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things--and any of you who would be so foolish as to write his honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.The business of the New York journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his race and his country for his daily bread.You know this and I know it, and what folly is this to be toasting an "Independent Press...We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping-jacks; they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."

John Swinton, editor of the New York Tribune, in the 1880s, at a banquet of his fellow editors

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Secrets of the CIA

Written and directed by James Otis
Turner Original Productions, Inc., 1998
Transcript courtesy of John Bernhart

A frightening and true story, Secrets of the CIA draws on highly personal stories of numerous ex-CIA agents. Experience these personal accounts supported by photos from their albums, excerpts of explosive government reports, CIA training films and archival footage. These elements combine to tell a troubling story not only of the CIA's complicity in the overthrow of governments which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, but the current and future uses of advanced spy technology on America's citizens. The Agents

Name: Ralph McGehee
Location: Southeast Asia
Assignment: Director of Covert Operations Thailand-Vietnam

Name: Verne Lyon
Location: Iowa State University; Havana, Cuba
Assignment: Domestic spying on antiwar demonstrators; economic sabotage

Name: Mary Embree
Location: CIA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Assignment: Audio surveillance division, research (bombing, torture, poison)

Name: Phil Agee
Location: Latin America
Assignment: Advisor to national police forces; destabilization and disinformation

Name: Phil Roettinger
Location: Guatemala; Mexico
Assignment: Overthrow of democratically elected government; surveillance of Castro

Introduction

Ronald Reagan: You, the men and women of the CIA, are the eyes and ears of the free world. You are the tripwire.

Verne Lyon: CIA is a state sponsored terrorist organization. You don't look at people as human beings. They're nothing but pieces on the chessboard.

Lyndon Johnson: Secrecy in this work is essential: achievements and triumphs can seldom be advertised; shortcomings and failures often are advertised.

Mary Embree: No one really knows all the things that CIA does. They pretty much have carte blanche, and they have an enormous amount of money.

Oliver North: Maybe I am overly na--ve but I don't see what would be wrong with that.

George Bush: We need more intelligence: not less. We must not diminish our intelligence.

Ralph McGehee: The CIA is not really an intelligence agency. It is a covert action agency.

Phil Agee: The CIA has been involved in assassination and torture behind the scenes all through its history.

Bill Clinton: The Cold War is over, but many new dangers have taken its place. The decisive advantage United States intelligence provides this country is therefore as important as it has ever been.

Narrator: December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor sinks the Pacific fleet. Military intelligence is in shambles. The dawn attack becomes the crucible on which the modern spy culture is born. Into the breach stepped a new generation of American soldiers: the spies and covert warriors of the Office of Strategic Services. They battled the Japanese and Germans behind the lines in an underworld of sabotage and psychological warfare. They trained and fought with local guerillas in unknown jungles with only one guiding command: don't get caught.

It was a simpler time when the nation's enemies were clear. Washington and Hollywood swept into action inventing the popular culture that has surrounded espionage for half a century: the mystery, the adventure, the romance, the simple stereotypes of the enemy, and the fearless hero.

Harry Truman: We had hoped that our wartime ally, the Soviet Union, would join in the efforts of the whole community of nations to build a peaceful world. Instead, the rulers of the Soviet Union have sought to extend the boundaries of their totalitarian control.

Narrator: The battlefields of the new Cold War seemed uniquely suited to the skills of spies and secret agents. President Truman pledged that the United States would never be caught by surprise again. The Central Intelligence Agency was born.

Mary Embree: It was considered "the Cadillac" of government agencies, and they mostly hired from Ivy League colleges.

John Kennedy: The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose and that is the path of surrender or submission.

Narrator: The public embraced the cloak of secrecy that the CIA wrapped around itself.

Phil Roettinger: The government didn't know that I was working for the government.

Mary Embree: They told me not to tell anyone: not even my mother.

Ralph McGehee: I couldn't tell my children.

Phil Agee: My wife didn't even know what I was doing.

Narrator: Who were these agents and what were they doing in Guatemala and Iran? How did patriotic Americans from main street neighborhoods get caught up in the overthrow of foreign governments? What were they doing in places like Ecuador and Vietnam, where the CIA organized torture and assassination? These are the stories of former agents who dared to break away from the CIA.

Mary Embree: I was so disillusioned about my country because I believed, "it was my country right or wrong," but my country was wrong so much of the time.

Verne Lyon: I've lost my first-class citizenship. I've lost the respect probably of a lot of friends. I've gained a lot of enemies.

Ralph McGehee: I think CIA ex-members, somewhat like myself, who leave and tell their stories, are [involved in] a very painful process, but I think they are feeling that they are doing a higher duty, if you will. They're not just quitting and leaving and being quiet. They're quitting and expressing their conscience [by saying,] "Here is something that we have done that is terrible, and here is something that must be stopped."

Ralph McGehee: I played four years of football at the University of Notre Dame, and we were undefeated for all four years (three national championships), and I was the first-team right tackle. So once when I was cut from the Green Bay Packers, I was recruited by the Agency, and I wondered why they recruited me, but when I got down to Washington, I found out that most of those in my class were rejects from the National Football League.

I went to an interview at the Chicago courthouse by a man who didn't identify himself or the agency he was recruiting for, and he said that what I would be doing would be involved in fighting communism.

Voiceover: 800 million people (one-third of mankind) exist under communist tyranny without the God-given rights of freedom and human dignity.

Ralph McGehee: Of course, at that particular period in 1952, this was so much a part of our every day life, and I said, "Yes, I very much want to be a part of it." I was very proud to be a part of it.

My career in the Agency began in 1952, and I stayed in the Agency through 1977. In the entire twenty-five years, I was in the Directorate of Operations, also known as "The Dirty Tricks Department." My second tour in Thailand was probably the most important, where I was assigned to work with the provincial police, which was a fifty-thousand-man national police force, in developing an effort to counter the growing insurgency and to gather intelligence on that insurgency, and the program there was to interview or interrogate everyone in a village over the age of twelve, and in the process, we found out that the Thai Communist Party was much larger, much more active, much more effective than had ever been reported before. My initial reports received glowing commendations from everyone, and then all of a sudden, the program was shut down and I was sent home and I couldn't understand this. I know now why they didn't want this information to be reported. Because if they acknowledged that the Communist Party in Thailand consisted of thousands of organized villagers, than they would have to have told the same truths about the communist movement in Vietnam, where the strength of the communist movement was in the millions, and if we had ever admitted that, there would have been only one solution to what was going on in Vietnam [and that] was to shut down the war and come home. We could not win.

Voiceover: Men of the 101st Airborne Division land in Camran Bay.

Ralph McGehee: Intelligence on Vietnam was doctored to support the ongoing was there, and I could see that the situation in doctoring intelligence was universal.

Voiceover: Now, these reinforcements head for where the action is supposed to be for according to current policy the emphasis is to be on direct combat rather than on advisory duty.

Ralph McGehee: Wherever the Agency had a covert action role or a policy role to implement, its intelligence was distorted, shaped, created to support that policy. It was in many, many cases nothing but fiction.

I think the worst thing I was involved in was the Phoenix Operation in Vietnam: a countrywide assassination program. I was part of it. This was a program started by the CIA, funded by the CIA, recruiting people for the operation, training them to go out and kill or capture the Viet Cong. I came to realize later that we were shooting fish in a barrel. Most of the Vietnamese supported the other side, and we were the intruders, and the Vietnamese were fighting for their own liberation from foreign domination. I went out to Vietnam to help save Vietnam for democracy, and when I saw photographs of the children bombed and napalmed and burned by operations, this caused for me a tremendous trauma, and I for a number of months contemplated suicide as my only out. This, of course, I finally got over, and [I] thought that what I should do with my knowledge is try to bring this knowledge to the American people so that there won't be further Vietnams, there won't be further abuses, and since that time I've dedicated my life to exposing the Agency.

Casey Kasem: The CIA called him "an analyst with few peers," but upon leaving the CIA, this man wrote a book about it called Deadly Deceits, and now he has compiled a one of a kind database resource on the subject called CIAbase. Please: a big welcome for Ralph McGehee.

Ralph McGehee: I feel that I am doing what I should be doing, and in that sense I am happy. I am not happy in the sense that no amount of criticism of the Agency, no amount of revelation of its dirty deeds, no amount of exposure of the weaknesses of the Agency has weakened the CIA, but I do feel that at some point all of this is going to impact on the awareness of the American people, and at that time there will be an attack on the CIA.

Verne Lyon: I considered myself a good spy. I would be given a name of a student or a professor or a teaching assistant, and I would try to develop a relationship with this person and try to get him to say to me statements concerning the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. I was to infiltrate student groups to get copies of propaganda, meeting times, protest posters, [and] this kind of thing. [I was] your friendly spy on campus.

The excitement initially came when I was offered the job and told that I was very special, and that played to my patriotism, my ego, my manhood, the whole thing.

It was thirty years ago almost this month that I was a senior on the Iowa State University campus ready to my aerospace engineering degree and wondering what I was going to do in light of the nation's deepening involvement in the quagmire of Vietnam.

Voiceover: There were antiwar demonstrations on college campuses and in cities from Los Angeles to Washington. Draft card burnings became common, and the chant, "Hell no! We won't go!" was the theme of the protest generation.

Verne Lyon: It was then that the CIA appeared on campus, and it began the largest illegal domestic operation in history called "Chaos." The FBI and Hoover thought U.S. college student demonstration against the Vietnam War was being manipulated and funded from abroad. President Johnson didn't believe it, so he actually authorized the CIA to start an illegal covert operation inside the country, and I became the eyes and ears of the CIA on the Iowa State University campus.

Voiceover: Iowa State University: the opportunities are here.

Verne Lyon: I initiated files on students of my own interest even without the CIA's knowledge. There was this young lady who caught my eye on campus, and I tried to date her and she refused, so I initiated a file on her, and that was personally for my own benefit.

I did that for my senior year and on graduation I thought my responsibilities to the Agency would end when I went to work for McDonald-Douglas in St. Louis, but it didn't work out that way, and eventually I was assigned to Canada posing as an anti- Vietnam War engineer. The Agency knew that Fidel had gone around the island and built all these small dams. He actually wanted two growing seasons a year. He needed someone to seed the clouds so it would rain and he could store the water, and that's where my expertise was having been an amateur rocketeer and an aerospace engineer and all this good stuff.

The Cubans were duped into believing the credentials I presented. There really was no other option of getting an American down there.

After the October Crisis of 1962, Kennedy said that we would never physically invade the island if Khrushchev would remove the ballistic missiles; so therefore, the United States was frozen into a policy of trying to bring Castro down from within which meant disrupting the average life of the Cuban citizen, doing whatever we could to sabotage the economy, to discredit the Revolution.

One way of doing that, of course, was to try to control the amount of food coming into Havana for distribution to the public, and if we could do that by puncturing tires on a truck loaded with tomatoes for the market or if we could cause a truckload of whatever (onions or fresh fruit or meat) to become putrid or be stolen or contaminated on the way into town, we would do that, and I remember one particular instance. A brand new secondary school that had opened up in the countryside was going to receive its week's supply of fresh milk and we bribed the driver of the truck. We knew where he stopped to have breakfast on his route. We wanted him to take a few extra minutes so we could put cement powder into the milk.

We declared war on school children! That shouldn't be the policy of the United States government! You don't win friends and influence people that way (declaring war on children and innocent civilians). [It was] a big mistake, but the U.S. government orders it and participates in it, and the CIA's goal eventually was to increase this frustration level to a point where there'd be a civil revolution within Cuba to bring him down.

I think from almost the outset I had reservations about what I was doing in Cuba, and that's because, just in general, I didn't enjoy harming people. I didn't know the Cubans at the time, so I would rationalize myself that "well, this was in the best interest of my country." But as I got to know the Cuban people personally and ended up getting married to a Cuban, I started to change my attitude toward them very quickly.

I think the most frightening thing that ever happened to me in Havana was when the Cuban counterintelligence people actually decided they had enough and they came to my house and detained me.

And eventually, I was arrested and accused of espionage (even given a fake firing squad), and in spite of all the training I'd had and all the instruction I'd had that you don't get shot (you may be tried, there'll be a lot of publicity, you may even be imprisoned for awhile but eventually you'll be released and exchanged), you forget that when you're actually facing those rifle barrels and you're in a foreign country with no diplomatic mission and nobody there to speak for you. Your knees tremble and you lose bladder control. It's very scary.

Hindsight is something I think we all enjoy, and I just wish we could switch it around and use it as foresight, but in hindsight, if I could go back and change things, I'd have to go back thirty years to 1965 and my senior year and refuse the offer that was made to me by the CIA, and take my chances with the draft, and pursue my engineering career. It certainly would have been a better life than what I've had. I wouldn't have the memories that I have of the things that I have done to people and countries, and all of it in the name of the United States and under its flag.

Mary Embree: For many years, I didn't even tell my friends I worked for CIA because I was embarrassed. It's colored my life. It always will. It's like a shadow that falls over my life all the time. I still, if I say anything against them, turn around, wondering if I'm being followed.

I never even thought of joining the CIA. First of all, I thought I probably couldn't get in because it was considered the Cadillac of government agencies, and they mostly hired from Ivy League colleges. I was just out of high school and went to work for Veterans Administration. Actually, it was the typewriter repairman, who came in to repair my typewriter one day, and he said, "You shouldn't be working here. You should be working at a nicer place."

They test you a lot: huge testing. When you are put into this personnel pool, there're probably two or three weeks of tests where it's all day long, every single day. They are IQ tests and personality tests. The questions, which bothered me the most, were when I took the polygraph test. In the polygraph test, they ask you such incredibly personal questions. For instance, they asked me if I was a virgin, and I was eighteen and I thought, "What business is it of theirs whether I am or not?" I was rather embarrassed to tell them that I was because I don't think any of my girlfriends were. I was raised very strict.

There were very few women at CIA who were other than secretaries. It was very sexist. It was the male establishment: the white male establishment. I asked a couple of times why it was that there were no blacks there and why there were no gay people there, although they did not call them gays in those days--I think they called them queers in those days--and they said because homosexuals could not be cleared because they could be blackmailed. They said that blacks couldn't be cleared because blacks were just still too primitive. They just weren't usually smart enough, and they didn't have the kind of background that white people had. I didn't think that much of it at the time because it was standard operating procedure, but when I think about it now, I'm really quite shocked how you probably would never get a job if you were black.

I was assigned as a secretary in the Audio Surveillance Division. They were experts on listening devices and hidden microphones and that sort of thing. I did also very often help the operatives get the documents that they needed. Once in a while, I'd have to make a quick trip to State Department to pick up their passports, and sometimes, if we couldn't get the passports in time, then I'd have to go over to Graphic Arts Reproduction Division so that they could forge one for them. Most of them were artists in there, but they were recruited from prisons because they were forgers and they were master forgers. They were people who knew how to forge money. They forged all kinds of things. That was how they made their living. FBI would arrest them and CIA would come and spring them.

Then I went to Technical Services where I was in charge of finding documents that you don't find in libraries like [sic] where you put explosives on a bridge. Where's the best place to put an explosive on a bridge and what kind of explosive do you have to get that goes under water without losing its effectiveness? Also, I had to find one time--they wanted me to find--if there was such a thing as a poison that was undetectable, especially one that seemed to mimic a heart attack, that would kill someone but it would appear that they had a heart attack. I did find such a thing.

Senator Frank Church: Does this pistol fire the dart?

CIA Director William Colby: Yes, it does, Mr. Chairman, and a special one was developed which potentially would be able to enter the target without perception.

Mary Embree: The poison was frozen into some sort of dart, and then it was shot at very high speed into the person. So when it reached the person, it would melt inside them, and the only thing would be like one little, tiny red dot on their body, which was hard to detect. There wouldn't be a needle left or anything like that in the person.

Senator Frank Church: But also the toxin itself would not appear in the autopsy?

CIA Director William Colby: Yes, so that there was no way of perceiving that the target was hit.

Mary Embree: I think the first time that I seriously questioned anything that was more than I just couldn't take it anymore was when I w came across this document. It was "Eyes Only," and it was to my boss, but he only had one hand and a hook on the other hand, so I always opened all of his mail and his packages and so forth. This one--he wasn't in the office--I opened it and read it. It said, "Eyes Only." I wanted to read it because I wasn't supposed to, probably, and it was a report about a mission where they had blown up a bridge in Asia somewhere, and they had killed a number of women and children who were on there way to market that morning. It was reported as though they were really proud: mission accomplished. That one bothered me a lot. When my boss came in, I gave him his mail, and I mentioned this and I said, "This is wrong. These women hadn't done anything. These children didn't deserve to die. Why did we do that?" He said, "That's the fortunes of war." And I said, "But we're not at war. We're certainly not at war on that country. Why did we do that? I don't understand it." He said, "Well, you're very young. When you get older, you'll understand those things."

I think probably all of us became addicted to the danger, to the intrigue. It was living a fantasy. It was actually living a fantasy and being on the inside and it was very hard to leave, even though I felt that they did wrong and I would never ever work for an agency like that now because I realize that it wasn't because I was a child or I was so young. It was because it was wrong. But at the time, it was really exciting. After that, there was no other job I could have ever again in my life that would be that exciting. I knew that.

Phil Agee: During this period in Ecuador, I got involved in all these different types of operations. I was running around here, running around there, working with the police intelligence and military intelligence, falsifying documents as provocations to get people landed in jail, running a surveillance team, which was a team that would follow people around on the streets and they had radio communications with vans. It was very exciting at first and you had--at 25, 26, 27 years old--you had this sense of power, which is intoxicating, really, for such a young person.

My motivation was partly the youthful, romantic aspect of it, which was the idea of secret work, of being abroad in strange cultures and communities, but patriotism was also a very strong motivation. It was a period in which we still had to do compulsory military service and the Draft was breathing down my neck and I had to do it one way or another and the CIA told me that, if I hadn't done my military service, I could do it within this secret program that they had with the Pentagon and I would become an officer and so forth. I thought that might be more interesting than washing dishes and peeling potatoes for a couple of years as a draftee.

I was sent down to Quito, Ecuador, where I worked for a period of three years.

Voiceover: Poverty breeds anger and despair. Anger and despair are ingredients of violence, of lawlessness, of revolt.

Phil Agee: And our job was to squelch or impede the influence of the Cuban Revolution throughout Latin America because the Cuban Revolution had such an impact in Latin America. And in practically every Latin American country, there were people who went into armed struggle at that period to emulate the Cubans, hoping that they too could overthrow the traditional, ruling power structure in their countries in which very few families controlled the land and the wealth and that meant that a very large proportion of the population was marginalized. They didn't count.

Voiceover: Here, as in so many other places on this troubled Earth, can be seen the conditions that give rise to conflict, to riot and revolution. Here can be found the familiar challenges that threaten the future of us all. We are here.

Phil Agee: When I was working in Uruguay, it was a complicated period. The trade unions and students were out in the streets all the time, and there was a state of siege imposed, and we wanted to stop these lightning demonstrations, which were making our police look bad. And so, one of the leaders of these squads of the Communist Party was Oscar Bonaudi, and I had him arrested. It was supposed to be simply preventive detention. But on that Sunday morning, I knew that he was under arrest, and I didn't know what was happening, but we were sitting in the room as the chief of police was reading a document I had written to attribute all this violence and unrest and strikes to the Soviets. It was false, but it was very credible the way I had written it. Then the sound began to come through the walls, and it was a low moaning sound, and I wondered to myself as it got louder and louder and the chief was embarrassed whether it was the guy whose name I had given, and he told me the story that, "Yes, it was Bonaudi," and that, "One of the most sadistic police officers had ordered his interrogation and torture that Sunday morning." But it was a horrible sound. I'll never forget it. It's just awful to hear that moaning and groaning, and screaming coming through the walls.

I began to question the work. The initial thrill of being on the inside, of having this secret power, of knowing things that individuals and governments try to hide, had faded. By the time I got to Mexico, I had already had all the political reasons to leave. I met an American woman who had lived in Mexico for many years. This would be October of 1967. At dinner, she suddenly went into a tirade about Che Guevara because he had just been killed. He had been captured and executed and it was just out in the papers that day. And so, she was furious. She went into this tirade about this horrible, stinking CIA that had murdered the best hope for Latin America in generations, and she loved Che Guevara. She thought he was the most wonderful man in the world, and I was in love with her and she was in love with me. And I thought to myself as I sat there at dinner, "Wow, what am I going to do?" And so, the upshot is that she was the personal factor, which led me actually to say that, "I'm quitting now."

Voiceover: The case against the CIA has always lacked information on how precisely its officers set about their covert actions. Philip Agee, now living in Cornwall, was such an officer, and his diary, to be published by Penguin in the next few weeks, gives his version of what life is really like inside the Agency. He names every officer and agent he's ever met and describes the CIA man's work in daily detail.

Phil Agee: Why should I be delicate with them? I don't expect any quarter in return because this is part of the conflict that is going on in the world right now. The CIA is enforcing American economic exploitation, and people are dying and people are starving because of this system.

In actual fact, what had happened is Henry Kissinger had intervened secretly with the British government to force them or pressure them to deport me and to cause me all these problems. Because not only was I deported from Great Britain, but also that was followed by a kidnapping and deportation by force from France, plus Holland and Italy and Germany and Norway would not let me in. And so, over a two-year period, they were constantly pressuring these governments, which had no provocation from me at all. So they tried very hard during a period of time in the 1970s to stop my work, but I just continued, got on with my life, and achieved stability in Germany. And now in the last seven or eight years, I've been coming frequently to the United States, and I think I've been in practically every nook and cranny of the country at hundreds of meetings, political rallies, and university lectures over these last eight years.

Phil Roettinger: When I was a kid, the American flag was something we absolutely marveled at; whenever the American flag went by in a parade, we took our hats off, put our hands over our hearts, and we really felt it because this is a symbol of the United States and the way that the United States should behave. We have to have something like that in order to hold ourselves together.

In those days, the Depression was really seriously affecting everybody and me, too. Along about that time, I began to travel to different shooting matches in the Midwest and I finally got to shooting against the U.S. Marine Corps Team, and I used to beat the Marines: every one of them. And the captain of the Marine team came to me and said, "Son, have you ever thought about enlisting in the Marine Corps?" And I said, "No, captain, I never have." And he said, "Well, I tell you what. If you were to enlist in the Marine Corps, when you're finished your training in Parris Island, I'll see to it that you're assigned to the Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Team." [I thought,] "Jeez, you know, I'll be getting paid for shooting!" I was scared stiff, of course, and we went up there and went in the Commandant of the Marine Corps' office, and the captain said, "This young man is a specialist in marksman training, and I would like if we would commission him in the Marine Corps." I said, "Commission! Oh my God!" The Commandant said, "We've never done anything like that before: commission a man." The captain said, "Well, sir, I think this is the time to do it." The Commandant scratched his head and said, "I think you're right. Young man, you're a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps." I said, "Oh my God! This is terrible!"

I went through World War II as an officer in the Marine Corps, came back, and one night the doorbell rang and I want [to the door] and here was this nattily dressed man in a nice suit and a snap-brim hat. And he said, "May I come in?" And I said, "Well, I think you had better identify yourself. Who are you?" "Well," he said, "I know who you are and you've been recommended very highly to our organization." I said, "What's your organization?" [He said,] "Well, I'm not at liberty to tell you what the organization is." And I said, "This is crazy! But I told him, "Come on in," [because] he was a little guy and I thought I could handle him pretty well. And he said, "You have been accepted in our organization, and we want you to go to Central America." And I said, "What? Central America? Come on!" So that's how it happened. I was to join this group that went to Central America and I found out that I was supposed to be in charge of overthrowing a government in Central America. "It doesn't sound right," and I said, "What's the government?" "Well," [he said,] we don't want to go into it too deeply here, yet." "Well," I said, "I think you'd better forget the whole thing." "Oh, no no no no no! It's very important," and so finally he did let out that we were going to overthrow the government of Guatemala.

Well now, I had been to Guatemala before several years before that because I was a member of the U.S. Olympic team and we were requested to go down and help organize the Games, the Central American/Caribbean Games.

Voiceover: Doves are released: living symbols of the peace and friendship among the twenty-two nations represented.

Phil Roettinger: So I knew people down there. I knew this gentleman by the name of Arbenz, and the CIA was going to have me overthrow these friends of mine. Well, they explained to me that this is extremely important to the security of the United States. (When they pull that, you know there's something wrong because the United States is so secure that nobody is ever going to do anything to it.) Anyway, so I said, "Well, okay, I'll do it." And we organized a group of dissident Guatemalans, armed them and trained them minimally, and sent them off up to overthrow the government [Operation El Diablo].

Voiceover: Fighting ends in Guatemala. These rebel troops backed by air power have compelled the ousting of Guatemala's pro-communist regime and have won a ceasefire from government forces. That red rule in Guatemala is over is grimly symbolized by the determination of the insurgents themselves and by this effigy of ex-president Arbenz who fled the country. The sign reads: "Go back to Russia."

Richard Nixon: You know there were some people during the Arbenz regime that said there was a question as to whether it was truly a communist regime and as to whether it was controlled by Moscow. Do we have here the proof that there was no question whatsoever?

1954 Guatemala Coup Spokesman: There was no doubt at all that Russia controlled all the communists here in Guatemala, sir.

Richard Nixon: In other words, the Arbenz regime was not a Guatemala government; it was a foreign government controlled by foreigners.

Phil Roettinger: What happened was that they went up there and caused great bloodshed and great damage, which have never been corrected even to this day. That started the whole thing in Guatemala and is why we're having all this trouble today.

The only thing that can be done, of course, is to work with our Congress because everything that happens in Latin America or any place else in the world begins in our Congress.

Now look: Are you in favor of killing somebody that you don't know? Are you in favor of torturing somebody? Are you in favor of locking people up in dungeons and things? Are you really in favor of that because I don't think that you are? And I think that I can get that across to you pretty well if I get a chance to talk to you like that.

Ralph McGehee: I feel that because of the problems that I went through, the realizations that I came to, the efforts that I've taken to counter--if I may call it this--this monster, that I am contributing so much now that I could not have contributed had I not joined the agency.

Verne Lyon: There's no way I can make amends, but certainly helping in this effort to expose the abuses of our intelligence services, perhaps, in some small way will help pay that debt.

Narrator: In an organization that celebrates loyalty and security, the public confessions of these former agents have been hard to swallow, but as revelations of the Agency's failures and deceit pile up, the courage to speak out has spread from one agent to another.

Phil Roettinger: I promise that I will do as much as I can for peace in Latin America. Thank you very much.

A number of us have organized this group of former U.S. intelligence people, and we are very serious because of the experience we have, we believe that we should have a certain amount of influence in the Congress and in the government.

Peter Kornbluh (Senior Analyst, National Security Archive): Frank Church, the late Chairman of the Senate Select Committee to Study Intelligence, concluded that covert operations was really a semantic disguise for blackmail, sabotage, assassination, whatever the United States wanted to do to influence other countries to do its will.

Narrator: In small ways, Congress has pressured the CIA to reform itself. Hundreds of individuals who smuggled drugs, tortured, and murdered in the name of the Agency, have recently been purged from its payroll and oversight committees have been created to monitor the Agency's activities.

Stansfield Turner (Admiral, Former Director of Central Intelligence): One of my biggest jobs was to get the CIA to understand that they could do their secret operations at the same time that we were keeping the Congress adequately informed. It wasn't easy to overcome that dichotomy because the CIA people just assumed that if you told the Congress it was all over the newspapers the next day. It wasn't really the case.

Peter Kornbluh: But it is similarly true that many of these Congressmen and Senators become members of a covert club. If they are given access to the information, then they consider themselves to be on the inside. They don't share it. So all too often, they are co-opted into a system of secrecy that contributes to a major intelligence scandal every five or six years or so.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (Senator (D) New York): The great problem of the Central Intelligence Agency today is that it completely missed the end of the Cold War. For twenty-five years, it reported everything there was to know about the Soviet Union excepting the fact that it was collapsing. The great question is whether we should abolish it. Weapons intelligence: put it in defense. Political intelligence: put it with the State Department, which is where the president should be turning for that kind of advice. And economic information: well, that's open and public the world over.

Gene LaRocque (Rear Admiral, President of the Center for Defense Information): But until the American public know how much the CIA receives in money every year and know how many people they have and what they are doing all over the world, the CIA will continue to bumble along in some sort of romantic role that they ascribe to themselves and the American people attribute to the CIA because we know nothing about it.

Mary Embree: I believe that what is happening right now is that there is more and more information about CIA coming out with freedom of information and some of the things that have been released, declassified. We're finding out a lot of things. And I think that the American people are going to say, "No, we can't do that. It's immoral. It's wrong. It's against everything I believe in. It's not patriotic. It's not good. It's not good even for our country. It certainly is not good for the world."

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A Partial Timeline of CIA Atrocities

By Steve Kangas

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The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA. (1)

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: "We'll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us." The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, sexual intrigue, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, death squads and even assassination. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator. The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be "communists," but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human rights abuses follow.

This scenario has been repeated so many times that the CIA actually teaches it in a special school, the notorious "School of the Americas." (It opened in Panama but later moved to Fort Benning, Georgia.) Critics have nicknamed it the "School of the Dictators" and "School of the Assassins." Here, the CIA trains Latin American military officers how to conduct coups, including the use of interrogation, torture and murder.

The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. (2) Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an "American Holocaust."

The CIA justifies these actions as part of its war against communism. But most coups do not involve a communist threat. Unlucky nations are targeted for a wide variety of reasons: not only threats to American business interests abroad, but also liberal or even moderate social reforms, political instability, the unwillingness of a leader to carry out Washington’s dictates, and declarations of neutrality in the Cold War. Indeed, nothing has infuriated CIA Directors quite like a nation’s desire to stay out of the Cold War.

The ironic thing about all this intervention is that it frequently fails to achieve American objectives. Often the newly installed dictator grows comfortable with the security apparatus the CIA has built for him. He becomes an expert at running a police state. And because the dictator knows he cannot be overthrown, he becomes independent and defiant of Washington's will. The CIA then finds it cannot overthrow him, because the police and military are under the dictator's control, afraid to cooperate with American spies for fear of torture and execution. The only two options for the U.S at this point are impotence or war. Examples of this "boomerang effect" include the Shah of Iran, General Noriega and Saddam Hussein. The boomerang effect also explains why the CIA has proven highly successful at overthrowing democracies, but a wretched failure at overthrowing dictatorships.

The following timeline should confirm that the CIA as we know it should be abolished and replaced by a true information-gathering and analysis organization. The CIA cannot be reformed — it is institutionally and culturally corrupt.

1929

The culture we lost — Secretary of State Henry Stimson refuses to endorse a code-breaking operation, saying, "Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail."

1941

COI created — In 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 snobs!"

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 CIA. However, 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… as the National Security Council may from time to time direct." This loophole opens the door to covert action and dirty tricks.

1948

Covert-action wing created — 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, and infiltrates and disrupts their organizations. It works -- the communists are defeated.

1949

Radio Free Europe — 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, Allan 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 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 Gestapo.

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.

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 Allen 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 caves.

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. A promised American air strike also never occurs. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles.

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.

Ecuador — 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.

1963

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 abusing human rights.

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 death squads.

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 suspects.

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 for billions.

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.

1967

Greece — 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 constitution."

Operation PHEONIX — 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 organizations.

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.

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 effective.

Cambodia — Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its secret war in Cambodia.

Wagergate Break-in — President 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 laundering 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 (reportedly refused). The CIA replaces Allende with General Augusto 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 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 — President Nixon fires CIA Director Richard Helms for failing to help cover up the Watergate scandal. Helms and 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 Nixon’s Watergate break-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 nation.

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.

"Inside 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, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, is himself 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 World Trade Center bombing in New York.

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 disgust.

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 killed.

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 political assassination.

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.

1989

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 Washington… 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.

1991

The 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.

1992

Economic 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 great indeed.

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.

EPILOGUE

In a speech before the CIA celebrating its 50th anniversary, President Clinton said: "By necessity, the American people will never know the full story of your courage."

Clinton’s is a common defense of the CIA: namely, the American people should stop criticizing the CIA because they don’t know what it really does. This, of course, is the heart of the problem in the first place. An agency that is above criticism is also above moral behavior and reform. Its secrecy and lack of accountability allows its corruption to grow unchecked.

Furthermore, Clinton’s statement is simply untrue. The history of the agency is growing painfully clear, especially with the declassification of historical CIA documents. We may not know the details of specific operations, but we do know, quite well, the general behavior of the CIA. These facts began emerging nearly two decades ago at an ever-quickening pace. Today we have a remarkably accurate and consistent picture, repeated in country after country, and verified from countless different directions.

The CIA’s response to this growing knowledge and criticism follows a typical historical pattern. (Indeed, there are remarkable parallels to the Medieval Church’s fight against the Scientific Revolution.) The first journalists and writers to reveal the CIA’s criminal behavior were harassed and censored if they were American writers, and tortured and murdered if they were foreigners. (See Philip Agee’s On the Run for an example of early harassment.) However, over the last two decades the tide of evidence has become overwhelming, and the CIA has found that it does not have enough fingers to plug every hole in the dike. This is especially true in the age of the Internet, where information flows freely among millions of people. Since censorship is impossible, the Agency must now defend itself with apologetics. Clinton’s "Americans will never know" defense is a prime example.

Another common apologetic is that "the world is filled with unsavory characters, and we must deal with them if we are to protect American interests at all." There are two things wrong with this. First, it ignores the fact that the CIA has regularly spurned alliances with defenders of democracy, free speech and human rights, preferring the company of military dictators and tyrants. The CIA had moral options available to them, but did not take them.

Second, this argument begs several questions. The first is: "Which American interests?" The CIA has courted right-wing dictators because they allow wealthy Americans to exploit the country’s cheap labor and resources. But poor and middle-class Americans pay the price whenever they fight the wars that stem from CIA actions, from Vietnam to the Gulf War to Panama. The second begged question is: "Why should American interests come at the expense of other peoples’ human rights?"

The CIA should be abolished, its leadership dismissed and its relevant members tried for crimes against humanity. Our intelligence community should be rebuilt from the ground up, with the goal of collecting and analyzing information. As for covert action, there are two moral options. The first one is to eliminate covert action completely. But this gives jitters to people worried about the Adolf Hitlers of the world. So a second option is that we can place covert action under extensive and true democratic oversight. For example, a bipartisan Congressional Committee of 40 members could review and veto all aspects of CIA operations upon a majority or super-majority vote. Which of these two options is best may be the subject of debate, but one thing is clear: like dictatorship, like monarchy, unaccountable covert operations should die like the dinosaurs they are.

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Endnotes:

1. All history concerning CIA intervention in foreign countries is summarized from William Blum’s encyclopedic work, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995). Sources for domestic CIA operations come from Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen’s The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time (Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1997).

2. Coleman McCarthy, "The Consequences of Covert Tactics" Washington Post, December 13, 1987.

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists"

J. Edgar Hoover

The Secret Wars of The CIA

"Extensively we manipulated and organized the overthrow of functioning constitutional democracies in other countries. We organized secret armies and directed them to fight in just about every country in the world. We encouraged ethnic minorities to rise up and fight...like the Kurds in the middle east....And of course we organized and still do and fund death squads in countries around the world like...in El-Salvador...

I am trying to summarize this 'third world war' that the CIA, the US national security complex with the military...Let me just put it this way the best heads that I coordinated with studying this thing we counted at least, minimum figure 6 million people who have been killed in this long 40 year war that we waged against the peoples of the third world.

They are not Soviets...they are not British, French, Swedes, Swiss, Belgiums. We do not do bloody gory 'operations' in the countries of Europe. These are all people of the third world. People of countries like the Congo, Vietnam, Indonesia, Nicaragua...where conspicuously they nor their governments do not have the capabilities of doing any physical hurt to the US...Cheap shots if you will, killing people of other countries of the world who cannot defend themselves..."

"If you want one example of hard proof of the CIA's involvement in this, and their approach to it, dig up `The Sabotage Manual', that they were circulating throughout Nicaragua, a comic-book type of a paper, with visual explanations of what you can do to bring a society to a halt, how you can gum up typewriters, what you can pour in a gas tank to burn up engines, what you can stuff in a sewage to stop up the sewage so it won't work, things you can do to make a society simply cease to function....

I don't mean to abuse you with verbal violence, but you have to understand what your government and its agents are doing. They go into villages, they haul out families. With the children forced to watch they castrate the father, they peel the skin off his face, they put a grenade in his mouth and pull the pin. With the children forced to watch they gang-rape the mother, and slash her breasts off. And sometimes for variety, they make the parents watch while they do these things to the children..."

John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm

Mumbai, Media Manipulation, & U.S. Subterfuge

Larry Pinkney

"...Behind all terrorism is some form of subterfuge. We must critically analyze the situation and ask ourselves some important questions:

* Beyond the superficial, whose interests did the recent attacks really serve, and what affect will the attacks in Mumbai have on efforts to improve relations between India and Pakistan ?

* What nation states and/or organizations want to see India and Pakistan at odds and why?

* Where does the tactic of divide and conquer fit into this scenario?

Remember, coincidences are rarely coincidental.

Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and White people who are of good will and have political consciousness must also remember that Barack Obama, the incoming head of the U.S. Empire, made it crystal clear [during his 2008, presidential campaign] that he is in favor of militarily attacking Pakistan. In this vein also, it is extremely important to think and rethink about the above stated questions. Occurrences do not simply occur by osmosis. The groundwork for war between India and Pakistan is constantly being prepared. But by whom? War would weaken both nations and the real victims in any such war would be the every day peoples in these nations and throughout the entire region. Nevertheless, the groundwork is being prepared. Subterfuge is in full swing.

There has been no systemic change in the U.S., and it is worth remembering that the corporate government of the United States of America, and its apartheid Zionist partners are masters at deception, double speak, and subterfuge nationally (internally) and internationally (externally). Nevertheless and more than ever, our fundamental task remains - to politically organize, raise consciousness, and organize even more. We must analyze, understand and link occurrences throughout the globe in Asia, Africa, South America and elsewhere to what is being perpetrated and perpetuated right here at home. We too are being systemically terrorized in “ America ,” as capitalism is in reality systemic terrorism against the poor..."

http://www.blackcommentator.com/302/302_kir_mumbai_us_subterfuge_printer_friendly.html

" India's 911", a Hollywood-Bollywood winner - guess who'll get the rights to the final story? Maybe a sequel to the current vile U.S. box-office hit "Slumdog Millionaire". U.S. 'terror experts' instantly fingered Pakistan, specifically citing 'terrorist' groups that are obstacles to the u.s. plans for central Asian restructuring under U.S. 'leadership'. Revolutionaries fighting for national liberation identified as 'terrorists', as mandated by the u.s. global state terrorist war. Media relentlessly solicited Indian comments agreeing India was shamefully unprepared. No reference of course to Five days after the events, media all appear chorus-like to convince us the big crisis facing Obama is 'rising tensions between India and Pakistan, amplified by answers to pointed questions in Mumbai. No mention of fascist Hindu-nationalist terror and slaughter of Muslims and its BJP party efforts to regain state power.

After word got out broadly that the U.S. had known and warned India in October about an impending terror attack by sea on Mumbai, the media twisted this into more expressions of Indian rage at its govt. The inevitable questions why U.S. 'allowed' another 911 to happen to its dear friend India must be on the cutting room floor. But the game turned truly grotesque today as NPR discovered Dharvi, the largest slum in Asia, a city within a city in Mumbia, where over 600, 000 mostly Muslims and immigrants, are crammed in squalid, disease-ridden poverty, only a few toilets, no plumbing, forced to slave for pennies doing dangerous toxic work in chemicals, tanning and recycling -- probably the setting for that obscenely racist glorification of capitalism "Slumdog Millionaire".

From day one the horror was grist for politically motivated, sensational, contradictory speculation and propaganda dominated by the U.S. No evidence, no facts....except the always reliable reports of days-long police interrogations...(see below.) Briefly recapping the propaganda chronology: originally 'Islamic terrorists' targeted westerners, primarily americans, brits and jews.

Initially the NYT didn't mention the jewish center, then media focused so heavily on it that jews seemed the main target. No mention the center is part of a huge international ultra-orthodox organization of zionists, or that Israel is deeply militarily as well as politically active in India. Maybe it was too close to the U.S. and the truth for comfort. Next we were told 'the Islamic terrorists' just shot at random for the sake of terror. Maybe they arrived by boat. Initially some poor local fishermen saw dinghys land and men disembark, wearing backpacks, strip off orange vests revealing khakis and T-shirts, with no sign of arms. Three days later 'fishermen' decked out in western garb, gold jewelry and fancy shades were interviewed describing invaders packing heavy guns. How many wrought all the 'senseless' chaos and destruction? An estimated 40-100 allegedly has shrunk to 10, based on a police 2 day interrogation 'report' of the 'single terrorist survivor'. No word now that they've been declared dead of the unknown numbers we were warned were still among the population. How many victims? That number keeps shrinking -- now from about 200 to less than 175. Who were the highly trained, armed and organized terrorists? How did they come from seemingly out of nowhere suddenly, why, under whose orders, for what geostrategic political purpose? The U.S. won't be explaining this, as you'll see below. One thing we can be sure of is that the 'news' creating public opinion will serve the U.S. imperialist -zionist rulers -- which, the U.S. ruling class is banking everything on -- now have a 'new' friendly face regime to dispose of the matters of empire more successfully.

Regardless of where we stand on the elections, or the new administration, it's time for all of us genuinely committed to justice and peace to act urgently, during, if not before, Obama's inauguration. In our millions we have the power --- not to change the imperialist beast's stripes --- but to severely limit its political freedom to advance its agenda using Mumbai as 'justification'. The direction in which things are being led means millions more deaths, more genocidal crimes against humanity --- Including our own if we remain silently complicit ."

Liz Burbank

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Mythology of Al-Qaeda
Alex James -- Sunday, 24 January 2010, 9:10 pm
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