Quote: "The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." -- William Colby, former CIA Director, cited by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy
The Sunday morning media talking heads had a synchronized message: force Trump surrogates to say that the CIA’s “intelligence” report proves unequivocally that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a cyber-attack on the US election. This is in spite of legions of ex-intelligence officers debunking these claims by the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper who has lied under oath before congress in the past. From US News:
Lock Him Up? Lawmakers Renew Calls for James Clapper Perjury Charges
Some lawmakers reacted to the long-expected resignation announcement from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday by wishing him an eventful retirement, featuring prosecution and possible prison time.
The passage of more than three years hasn’t cooled the insistence in certain quarters that Clapper face charges for an admittedly false statement to Congress in March 2013, when he responded, “No, sir" and "not wittingly” to a question about whether the National Security Agency was collecting “any type of data at all” on millions of Americans.
About three months after making that claim, documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the answer was untruthful and that the NSA was in fact collecting in bulk domestic call records, along with various internet communications.
To his critics, Clapper lied under oath, a crime that threatens effective oversight of the executive branch.
Quote: "For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the government.... I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations." --former President Harry Truman, 22 December 1963, one month after the JFK assassination, op-ed section of the Washington Post, early edition
The fact that the media is demanding President-elect Trump take the word of James Clapper as gospel that Vladimir Putin hacked the DNC computer to assist Trump in getting elected, is absolutely outrageous. There has been no evidence to-date that Putin had anything to do with the hacking, or that hacking even occurred.
Quote: "The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination." – Voltaire
However, even more shocking is Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer intimating to Rachel Maddow that the CIA is plotting against President-elect Donald Trump for questioning their veracity. From The Hill:
New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump is “being really dumb” by taking on the intelligence community and its assessments on Russia’s cyber activities.
“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this...” Schumer said that as he understands, intelligence officials are "very upset with how [Trump] has treated them and talked about them."
Did New York Senator Chuck Schumer just say that the CIA is plotting against the President of the United States? I wrote about the CIA’s threats against the American government in April of last year:
Count Down to WWIII - The Bush Crime Family and the CIA Controlled Presidential Election
The CIA controls the duopoly in America and therefore controls the delegates who appoint the nominees for President of the United States of America. What is happening in the 2016 election process is the unveiling of how dangerous and disgusting the CIA controlled process has become.
World War III has begun, it began when the American government was overthrown in 2000 and George W. Bush, son of George H.W. Bush the 41st President of the United States and former Director of the C.I.A. was installed as President. To understand how we have come to this horrific point in time, one needs to review where it began. From Sonic:
Summary Of The Bush Crime Family* History
The most blatant initial historical record is when Grandpa Prescott Bush and some of his cronies tried to entice General Smedley Butler to muster enough World War I veterans to take over the Presidency of The United States in 1933.
Then again, in 1942 (a year after the U.S. joined World War II), Prescott Bush and this same cabal -- in their drive toward fascism -- were finally forced by the "Trading With the Enemy Act" to terminate their extensive business dealings with Hitler.
After WWII, this American branch of the Nazis didn't lose the war, they just transformed the battleground. They expanded their "connections" with Hitler's intelligence networks from The War into the formation of our own CIA.
It is also this same group that President Eisenhower opaquely identified as the "Military Industrial Complex," in his dark farewell speech to us. Later, it was Poppy George H.W. Bush who sat on a boat (named Barbara) off-shore and directed the Cuban Bay Of Pigs fiasco.
As a direct consequence of that largely unsolicited action, John Kennedy banished him and his CIA brothers from his administration, albeit only temporarily, as George H.W. Bush, then an active CIA agent, was later photographed in Dealey Plaza that sunny November day in 1963.
From FDR to today, the Bush Crime Family and their fixated core of corporate fascists have, using unbridled corporate power, been tightening their grip on the throats of the American political, legal, economic and media systems…
Quote: As terrible as it is to live in a nation where the press in known to be controlled by the government, at least one has the advantage of knowing the bias is present, and to adjust for it. In the United States of America, we are taught from birth that our press is free from such government meddling. This is an insidious lie about the very nature of the news institution in this country. One that allows the government to lie to us while denying the very fact of the lie itself.—What really happened
What is happening in America today is a culmination of years of the CIA infiltrating and condensing media as part of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird. From What Really Happened:
MOCKINGBIRD: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA
Who Controls the Media? Soulless corporations do, of course… It is beginning to dawn on a growing number of armchair ombudsmen that the public print reports news from a parallel universe - one that has never heard of politically-motivated assassinations, CIA-Mafia banking thefts, mind control, death squads or even federal agencies with secret budgets fattened by cocaine sales - a place overrun by lone gunmen, where the CIA and Mafia are usually on their best behavior… This unlikely land of enchantment is the creation of MOCKINGBIRD.
It was conceived in the late 1940s, the most frigid period of the cold war, when the CIA began a systematic infiltration of the corporate media, a process that often included direct takeover of major news outlets… With or without the cooperation of local governments, Frank Wisner, an undercover State Department official assigned to the Foreign Service, rounded up students abroad to enter the cold war underground of covert operations on behalf of his Office of Policy Coordination.
Philip Graham, __a graduate of the Army Intelligence School in Harrisburg, PA, then publisher of the Washington Post., was taken under Wisner's wing to direct the program code-named Operation MOCKINGBIRD.
"By the early 1950s," writes former Village Voice reporter Deborah Davis in Katharine the Great, "Wisner 'owned' respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS and other communications vehicles, plus stringers, four to six hundred in all, according to a former CIA analyst…" Early MOCKINGBIRD influenced 25 newspapers and wire agencies consenting to act as organs of CIA propaganda.
But what is even more shocking is the dismissal by the Sunday morning talking heads of the failure of the FBI to stop the Fort Lauderdale airport shooter who shot 13 people. From the Business Insider:
The suspect in the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting was known to the FBI
The man authorities believe shot 13 people, five of them fatally, at Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Friday was known to the FBI prior to carrying out the massacre, an FBI official said during a news conference Friday night.
FBI spokesman George Piro said the suspected assailant, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, walked into an FBI office in Anchorage, Alaska, in November 2016 claiming voices in his head were telling him to join ISIS. ISIS videos were apparently found on his computer, NBC's Pete Williams reported, citing federal officials.
Piro, the FBI spokesman, said Santiago was taken into custody by local police in Anchorage and sent to a medical facility for an evaluation… Santiago, who was born in New Jersey but moved to Puerto Rico with his family when he was 2 years old, served in Puerto Rico's National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2010…
Santiago received a "general discharge" from the National Guard in August for "unsatisfactory performance," a lieutenant with the Alaska National Guard told CBS. His aunt, who lives in New Jersey, told reporters that Santiago had started acting strangely when he returned from Iraq, and about a month ago "lost his mind…"
Santiago flew Delta from Anchorage, Alaska to Fort Lauderdale via Minneapolis-St. Paul on Thursday night, NBC reported. He arrived in Fort Lauderdale late Friday morning, which is when he apparently he used a gun he had checked into his luggage to carry out the massacre in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2.
Why wasn’t Santiago placed on a “no fly” list? The failure of the FBI to stop terror attacks appears to be the “new normal” as far as the media is concerned. It’s absolutely shocking that the billionaire owned media is far more interested in undermining President-elect Trump than in reporting on the failures of America’s intelligence agencies. Not long ago I wrote in my blog about another terrorist known to the FBI who shot up the Pulse nightclub in another city in Florida, Orlando.
Our Orwellian Government is stoking up the rhetoric pointing fingers at each other for not using the term, radical Islamists. Don’t be fooled, the rhetoric is to divert our limited attention span from acknowledging the real terrorists in the American government. The Orlando gunman was employed by a British based security contractor who was in charge of airport security at the three airports involved in the 911 attacks. From Washington Blog:
The shooting in Orlando on June 12th demonstrated features that were present in many recent terrorist acts. For example the suspect was quickly killed and the official account immediately attempted to blame the attacks on Islam. However, as with most terrorist suspects in the U.S., Omar Mateen had been closely followed by the FBI. He also worked for a company suspected of engaging in prior terrorist events.
Mateen was well known to the FBI. In fact the Bureau had interviewed him several times and had evaluated his potential for terrorism on at least three occasions. This fact is noteworthy considering that both before 9/11, and since then, FBI leaders appear to have facilitated or manufactured terrorist acts.
Although U.S. authorities claim that Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS “in the midst of the attack,” Mateen’s family were surprised at the claim that he had any connection to a radical terrorist group. In fact, they said he was not particularly religious… Mateen’s employer, G4S, has some interesting links to previous terrorist events. And it benefits from terrorism.
Mateen worked for the British company G4S since 2007. Throughout that time, G4S has been what people might call a private, special operations military outfit. It is said to be three times the size of the British military. In 2012, a G4S employee was charged with making a bomb threat at the Olympics. Similar bomb threats were connected to G4S in 2013 and May 2016.
Previously called Securicor, G4S PROVIDED SECURITY AT ALL THREE AIRPORTS AFFECTED BY THE 9/11 ATTACKS. Securicor/G4S had bought Argenbright Security—the 9/11 airport security firm—just nine months before the 9/11 attacks. The company later ran operations at Guantanamo Bay…
No one at the FBI appears to have been disciplined or even investigated for their failure to stop the Orlando nightclub attack. These failures of the intelligence community are of no interest to the American media and that is criminal. The media’s refusal to question the intelligence selectively fed to them is a greater threat to democratic elections than any alleged hacking or leaking.
Don’t forget, it was James Comey, the FBI Director who derailed Hillary Clinton’s campaign and it is he who should be answering questions before congress for election tampering. From National Memo:
Ethical Questions Surround FBI Director’s Decision On Email Probe
With a tweet that trumpeted “Case reopened,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) set off a sustained roar of hyperbole about Hillary Clinton’s emails. As chair of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz and seven other Republican committee chairs — along with the ranking Democrats — received a very brief letter on Friday from FBI Director James Comey.
In three paragraphs, he informed them that while looking into “an unrelated case,” his agents had found “emails that appeared to be pertinent” to the Clinton server investigation. He had directed investigators to look at the emails, he wrote, and determine their significance… Contrary to Chaffetz’s excited tweet, the FBI director’s letter did not indicate that the bureau has “reopened” its investigation of Clinton.
The emails in question were not found on Hillary Clinton’s email server, although some or all of them may be merely copies of emails previously examined by the FBI. Those emails did not represent evidence intentionally withheld by Clinton from the FBI. And there was no indication that those emails had prompted Comey to reconsider his July recommendation against prosecution, or his related conclusion that there was “no intentional misconduct” in the handling of evidence by Clinton and her lawyers…
But to protect himself, Comey decided to disclose the emails’ existence to the Congressional committee chairs within a day after learning of them himself, knowing that the Republicans would instantly exploit and distort that information for partisan purposes. (He knows that because Republican leaders distorted the facts to defame him.) Certainly he had no legal obligation to reveal the existence of the emails before he knew anything about them.
The FBI has been hunting the Clintons for over thirty years, first dispatching 200 agents to comb through every trailer park in Arkansas to dig up dirt on President Bill Clinton and most recently the partisan investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails by Republican Director James Comey.
James Comey, who served in the Justice Department of George W. Bush, was appointed Director of the FBI by Barack Obama. During Comey’s time in the Bush Administration, millions of e-mails were destroyed illegally, for which there was no FBI investigation. From Newsweek:
THE GEORGE W. BUSH WHITE HOUSE ‘LOST’ 22 MILLION EMAILS
For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have been pursuing Hillary Clinton’s personal email habits, and no evidence of a crime has been found. But now they at least have the skills and interest to focus on a much larger and deeper email conspiracy, one involving war, lies, a private server run by the Republican Party and contempt of Congress citations—all of it still unsolved and unpunished.
Most troubling, researchers found a suspicious pattern in the White House email system blackouts, including periods when there were no emails available from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney. “That the vice president’s office, widely characterized as the most powerful vice president in history, should have no archived emails in its accounts for scores of days—especially days when there was discussion of whether to invade Iraq—beggared the imagination,” says Thomas Blanton, director of the Washington-based National Security Archive.
Perhaps Mr. Comey himself should be investigated for his possible participation in the scrubbing of the White House e-mails that took place in the Bush Administration. But I digress.
Does Trump Now Accept the Phony Russian Hacking Claim?
Since his Friday intelligence briefing, he hasn’t refuted his earlier assessment, debunking the notion. I check his tweets daily to see what he's saying. No Russian hacking occurred. No evidence proves it. Yet on Fox News Sunday, his incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said otherwise, accepting the fake news report as factual.
Was he speaking for himself alone? Or was he also stating what Trump now believes? The president-elect hasn’t said either way since Friday so it’s unknown…
Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray acted as an intermediary between one or more Democrat party insiders, passing on leaked DNC and John Podesta emails to WikiLeaks. Interviewed on RT (Russia Today), he called Friday’s intelligence community report “hilarious…devoid of evidence…”
“It seems such a mockery of what we’ve had, which is weeks and weeks of assertion without evidence. And it was so totally devoid of evidence, that I thought it must be a joke.” Its “assertions…are factually untrue.” Its contents are “built on nothing.” “The report asserts, for example, that President Putin must have ordered the hacking. It doesn’t say that the hacking of the election or influencing actually happened…”
It’s intentionally provocative, wanting Trump’s election delegitimized, adversarial relations toward Russia continued, increasing the risk of US-initiated confrontation. Murray correctly said a report this obviously fabricated could only have been issued, knowing Western media would support it unquestionably.
No sensible person would buy the rubbish in it. Media scoundrels accepting it are the same ones buying phony accusations about nonexistent Saddam’s WMDs in the run-up to US-led aggression, the same ones one-sidedly supporting Hillary, the same ones still bashing Trump. What it all comes down to is wanting America’s imperial agenda continued - responsible for endless wars on humanity at home and abroad.
Heavy pressure is on Trump to maintain the status quo or risk removal from office by impeachment or more sinister means.
As the hearings to confirm Trump’s cabinet commence, the media continues to push the false narrative that Russia hacked the US election and the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s e-mail reveal criminality. The only thing we can believe from the mainstream media is, anything they say is a lie.
The biggest lie of all is America has a free press that works as a watchdog for the people. The watchdog is dead and has been replaced with a CIA trained lapdog. The next four years will be a battle of Trump vs. the CIA’s “intelligence.”
By Patricia Baeten
Update: Anatomy of a lie