What is the CIA?
"Originally created to gather technical and military data from foreign political adversaries, the CIA evolved into an active tool for sabotage and destruction of any real or imaginary non-US interests...since the communist arch-enemy (the Agency's only raison d'Ítre) disappeared, intelligence has largely made way for propaganda."
Fascism: "the domination of a
government by corporations of the political right, combined with bellicose
The CIA's pivotal figure, George Herbert Walker Bush, is a three-time president of the
George HW Bush is a long-time CIA agent, is a former CIA director, and in 1999 seized control over the intelligence agency. This was hardly an obscured coup: the headquarters of the CIA are now officially designated as the "
What is the real function of the CIA? On the one hand: to topple foreign governments, through the use of mercenary, guerilla, and terrorist groups, without exposing its own ties, for the purpose of economic domination. This can be done through very violent actions, or by falsifying the election process. On the other hand: to take control of foreign leaders, secondly blame them for certain injustices, and thirdly invade the country with military troops. This was done in
Clearly responsible for the technical planning and execution of the JFK assassination - at a time when Kennedy envisaged the decentralization of the CIA - and fulfilling the wishes of the oil and military industry since the fraudulous elections of 2000, the CIA has been at the center of all American political wrongdoings during the past fifty years, has hundreds of thousands of innocent lives on its conscience, and is now more than ever in effect, wherever you may live. The recruitment of nazi intelligence officers in 1945, the gruesome wars in South-Asia, the Iran-Contra scandal, the limitless financing of guerilla's in Latin-America, the enormous drug smugglers auto-financing system, the murdering of JFK, RFK, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, the triggering of Islamic terrorism, the events of 9/11, the anthrax attacks, the sabotage of European countries, are only those crimes that this covert organization is suspected or is known to be involved in. Simultaneously, this Agency has the greatest military and intelligence gathering power on the face of the Earth - there is little it can't do. If driven by a secret political agenda this shapes a portrait for the CIA as an extremely hard line yet totally covert branch of right-wing
How did this all come to be? The characteristic stigmata of American selfishness are the most blatantly reflected in the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA was born from a deeply paranoid attitude. It suffers pathologically from the illusion that happiness lies in the victory over a universal competition, and that the limitless sky is at the end of that race. This 'all against all'-ideology forgets one thing: there is no race in life. The Darwinist idiom of the fittest is not an individualistic, but a social concept. The survival of humanity needs adaptation and cooperation - not competition. But of course, acknowledging this natural truth means admitting that the US, as a country, was wrongfully obtained in the first place: not by democratic consensus, but by colonization and war. Nevertheless, the people working for the CIA should understand that they will never achieve a state of happiness in their line of work. By sowing disrespect, you harvest hate.
Originally created to gather technical and military data from foreign political adversaries, the CIA evolved into an active tool for sabotage and destruction of any real or imaginary non-US interests. After trying for decades to topple the Russian economy, it was unable to predict the fall of the Soviet empire; Mikhail Gorbachov kept the honor to himself. After that, the CIA still believed in a competitive attitude as the only attitude, and aggressively went for new legitimate reasons for its existence - enemies - to be able to keep its own sinister features alive. Sick with self-righteousness, and unaware that peace is only possible without animosity, it got actively involved in the molding and creation of governments all over the planet, more than often with bloody results. In this dimension, eventually, it has teamed up with the ambitions of political soul mates with a lust for power, and has recognized a partner in state-sponsored industries such as oil and space weapons. As such, it has developed into a gigantic executive office for semi-official imperialistic and corporate right-wing agendas. Instead of abolishing itself - as it should have done after the fall of the
Not the U.S.S.R, but the oil-rich
In the eyes of the corporate establishment, great economics is not about a 'free' market (as the founding fathers of liberalism meant it to be), but is about domination over a market, an economical interaction that must be curtailed and fashioned at will, to be able to keep the commercial products at their selling rates and to continue plundering natural resources. This extreme meandering of the capitalist logic - the only logic in the US - tries to control the supposedly free market as much as possible, to enable the threatened industries to prevail and thus to grow. Anything egalitarian in this world - the will of the majority, be it in the economic, political or scientific domain, reflecting precisely what the free market in ideology should amount to - needs to be rooted out, because it attains the establishment's position. In the United States, where individual ambition and enrichment is the only esteemed moral value, and where self-interest always comes before the care for the others, the CIA is the mechanical realization for the greedy, egocentric needs of the ruling elite. America is officially (and partly in practice) a democracy, but when private interest groups want something done at all costs, over the heads of parliamentary control, over the democratic decisions, over the will of the free market, they can be reliant on the Agency to put on the working gloves, and transform American policy into a mixture of white-collar criminal economics and outright fascist politics.
For its operations, secrecy is of the CIA's foremost essence - not because of counterespionage or security reasons, but simply because if the public knew everything the Agency did, it would quickly cease to exist, or find itself thoroughly reformed. Thus, moving in a clandestine manner is essential for the Agency - that's why we don't know, and that's why people think everything is okay. This bears a strong analogy with the clandestineness of terrorist organizations: the Agency's operations constitute hidden, illegitimate violence on innocent people, with the achievement of a political goal in mind. But the CIA's works are even more secret than those of classical terrorists, who at least hail their violent actions in the public, make statements about their political demands, take responsibility for their actions. The CIA doesn't even do that. And so we have no idea.
We know certain things, though. According to ex-agents, since the communist arch-enemy (the Agency's only raison d'Ítre) disappeared, intelligence has largely made way for propaganda. The CIA-people didn't know the U.S.S.R. was going to abandon communism, they were even unaware of
The events of 9/11 show a nearly perfect CIA modus operandi: by actively investing money in extremist, terrorist and revolutionary groups, giving them extra warfare education, and igniting their original dismay with extremely fundamentalist feelings - which are evidently receiving spectacular media-attention; secondly, to organize a violent strike on American territory or on military and diplomatic posts abroad, with the aid of mercenary and covert factions; and thirdly, to tie the violence to the foreign fundamentalist groups that were funded and controlled by the CIA in the first place (eg. al Qa'ida). The CIA orchestrates this in the media by a well funded, cleverly shaped and extremely secretive amount of lies and misinformation. Throughout this long-term strategy, the media are used and abused in the most stunning ways, by planting false stories, forcing confessions, and creating a global terror climate. What happened on September 11th is a perfect example of CIA intelligence creativity. Since then, as a direct result of this, anyone doing anything out of the ordinary in any international airport, is deliberately being profiled as connected to Islamic terrorism, while the arrests are always unsubstantiated ( * & * ), and links to a real terrorist organisation are never proven. From Tchetchenya to Saudi-Arabia spans one big net of forced terrorism and lies, signed CIA. In fact, al Qa'ida functions as a mercenary black operations front for the Bush crew. American enemies can experience the honor of discovering "anti-American" terrorist cells, such as in France and Russia ( * ). In Iraq, 'suicide terrorists' came with the Americans, and are targeting UN, Iran, Europe and Japan's representatives. Very odd.
We shouldn't underestimate the power of the CIA's media manipulation. Ex-CIA officers indeed purport that the Agency has journalists on its payroll and even finances the publication of entire books - generally riddled with dramatic portrayals of terrorist's mass extinction plans and al Qa'ida's multi-cellular, international networks (CNN's Peter Bergen, or so-called al Qa'ida 'expert' Rohan Gunaratna have fallen into this trap). The truth is that these men are given contracts and so-called 'inside information', and are then encouraged to write a book with that information, about which they are so naive to feel privileged for receiving it. What these journalists may or may not know, is that 80 % of the intelligence dossiers they receive are false or at least highly exaggerated. This is intended to mask the academically substantiated reality that the contemporary terrorist threat is of a very marginal importance; terrorism has statistically ( * ) diminished with not less than 40% since the end of the 20th century. The CIA distorts this reality by continuously shaping the news with false reports, by producing terror themselves (anthrax, Bali, and many others) or funding and training terrorist and guerilla groups - as they have done in so many countries, and in so many instances.
The media corporations are far from the watchdogs they used to be. To survive in a competitive market, they are pressured to bring both attractive news and keep a good relationship with official intelligence and other agencies, if they are to benefit from further press releases and future cooperation with the ruling power structure. Aware of the costs of international investigative journalism, the media now depend on the well subsidized and extremely thoroughly structured news gatherings from the intelligence agencies, who know practically everything that's happening anywhere in the world (make no doubt about it). Even presidents fear the power of the CIA, because of its strong grip on the content of the media: the Agency keeps compromising intelligence files on practically every player in the political scene, or has the power to create one if it doesn't and then leak it to the press. Thus it has become a unique instrument of tremendous media manipulation. This rarely gets exposed by mainstream journalists who generally prefer a juicy terrorist story above the difficult debunking of a governmental lie. And so the people are being fooled on a daily basis.
But there are other ways to the truth than those of the classic media. We can rely on the testimonies of ex-CIA employees, ex-military, ex-police officers and so forth, of which you can consult many in the Audio, Video and Written Sources on this page. Under the guise of patriotic duty, these agents and administration workers were recruited from several areas of life and became entrenched in the opaque ways of the Agency. Getting in wasn't easy, but getting out is a nightmare. Nevertheless, it's only by relying upon this small core of disillusioned ex-CIA employees that some of its highly secret actions can be uncovered. What we come to know is always but a minor fraction of the whole strategy and practical execution, but is still highly indicative of the CIA's modus operandi and political aims. We owe a lot to these ex-agent's inside knowledge, as their whistle blowing words are the only way to unveil what everybody should know about the secret and terribly damaging ways of the CIA.