Diagnosis / CIA's global propaganda apparatus

US 'Anti-Terror' Law, 2001 = Blueprint to US State Terror 

“The President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States", 2001 AUMF

US 'Interventions' History  

"Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government):
China 1949 to early 1960s

Albania 1949-53

East Germany 1950s

Iran 1953 *

Guatemala 1954 *

Costa Rica mid-1950s

Syria 1956-7

Egypt 1957

Indonesia 1957-8

British Guiana 1953-64 *

Iraq 1963 *

North Vietnam 1945-73

Cambodia 1955-70 *

Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *

Ecuador 1960-63 *

Congo 1960 *

France 1965

Brazil 1962-64 *

Dominican Republic 1963 *

Cuba 1959 to present

Bolivia 1964 *

Indonesia 1965 *

Ghana 1966 *

Chile 1964-73 *

Greece 1967 *

Costa Rica 1970-71

Bolivia 1971 *

Australia 1973-75 *

Angola 1975, 1980s

Zaire 1975

Portugal 1974-76 *

Jamaica 1976-80 *

Seychelles 1979-81

Chad 1981-82 *

Grenada 1983 *

South Yemen 1982-84

Suriname 1982-84

Fiji 1987 *

Libya 1980s

Nicaragua 1981-90 *

Panama 1989 *

Bulgaria 1990 *

Albania 1991 *

Iraq 1991

Afghanistan 1980s *

Somalia 1993

Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *

Ecuador 2000 *

Afghanistan 2001 *

Venezuela 2002 *

Iraq 2003 *

Haiti 2004 *

Somalia 2007 to present

Honduras 2009

Libya 2011 *

Syria 2012

Ukraine 2014 *
Q: Why will there never be a coup d’état in Washington?

A: Because there’s no American embassy there.

← Be nice to America. Or we’ll bring democracy to your country!"

The recent NATO corruption of the international legal system

"In 1991, Clark's Coalition to Stop US Intervention in the Middle East opposed the US-led war and sanctions against Iraq.[9] Clark accused the administration of President George H. W. Bush, J. Danforth Quayle, James Baker, Richard Cheney, William Webster, Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf and "others to be named" of "crimes against peace, war crimes" and "crimes against humanity" for its conduct of the Gulf War against Iraq and the ensuing sanctions;
[10] in 1996, he added the charges of genocide and the "use of a weapon of mass destruction".[11] Similarly, after the 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ramsey charged and "tried" NATO on 19 counts and issued calls for its dissolution.[12]" Crucial: Ramsey Clark_Wikip

The Collossal US Security Complex Propaganda Apparatus

Swiss Propaganda Research, 2017: “Those of us who had worked for the Kennedy election were tolerated in the government for that reason and had a say, but foreign policy was still with the Council on Foreign Relations people.” John Kenneth Galbraith
We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality – judiciously, as you will – we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors… and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." -- Karl Rove, 2004 (G.W. Bush’s senior advisor )

"It is a sign of true political power when a great people can determine, of its own will, the vocabulary, the terminology and the words, the very way of speaking, even the way of thinking, of other peoples." -- Carl Schmitt, 1932

"You're either with us, or against us." -- George Bush, November 2001

"...across the world the extinction and suffering of countless human beings could be attributed to rampant American power. "But," said Pinter, "You wouldn't know it. It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn't happening. It didn't matter. It was of no interest." Pinter's words were more than surreal. The BBC ignored the speech of Britain's most famous dramatist." -- John Pilger, 2007

BBC, in short, ensured that the British and other peoples did not know about the most crucially important speech about the Western states' war crimes since 1945 (see the list on left bottom). In Pinter's own words: "You wouldn't know it. It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn't happening. It didn't matter. It was of no interest." -- Homo Sociologicus, 2017

"This is about nothing more than ensuring that Western citizens are not exposed to the side of The (US targeted so-called) Enemy." -- Jonathan Cook

"One of the major examples Mark Crispin Miller, a professor of media studies at NYU, offers is the case of Scott Ritter, the former U.N. weapons inspector who insisted before the war that Iraq probably had no unconventional weapons and was treated by TV interviewers like Paula Zahn as a near-stooge for Saddam." -- Review: Cruel and Unusual: Bush & Cheney's New World Order, 2004

"Ritter’s voice was excluded from the corporate media in 2002-03, precisely when it might have pulled the rug from under those in the political and media establishments cheering on the disastrous US-UK invasion of Iraq." -- Jonathan Cook, The Useful Idiots Who Undermine Dissent on Syria, 2017

"CIA is a dangerous institution that has got to go. The agency is a tool of Am. corporate interests that repeatedly topple democratically elected leaders." -- Bernie Sanders, 1974

"The CIA has corrupted not only the military, but America’s political and judicial systems; and that, through its secret control of the media, the CIA’s power to create the official version of history has left veterans of the Vietnam War, as well as every subsequent generation of Americans, in a state of neurotic delusion." -- Douglas Valentine, 2017

"In 2010 (..) Washington Post reported that the national security state had swelled into a “fourth branch” of the federal government ― with 854,000 vetted officials, 263 security organizations, and over 3,000 intelligence units, issuing 50,000 special reports every year." Exploring the Shadows of the US Security State: How I Learned Not to Love Big Brother." ----- Professor Alfred McCoy, 2017

"Recently, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte (former editor of Frankfurter Allegemeiner Zeitung) went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job: "I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public. But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe." -- Arjun Walia, 2016

"The digital revolution gives modern intelligence agencies vastly more power than they had during the Cold War spy days: they simply access existing metadata, from whatever source, rather than collect it in real time. And intelligence gathering is not just a supplementary form of warfare waged against hostile foreign governments, but also a domestic political tool that allows Deep State actors to strike at civilian and political targets. As Mr. Trump has discovered, the "strike" can consist of a coordinated media attacks, leaks from trusted officials, and even bizarre triangulations aimed at pinning his election on Vladimir Putin." - Ex-CIA Ray McGovern, Truman Was Right About the CIA, 2017

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The Sociological Question: which sociological mechanisms may explain Pinter's observation on the Western states' neglience of its consecutive state war crimes on a Nuremberg scale. From Korea & Vietnam to Yugoslavia, Libya & Syria etc.? Here, we should include the systematic suppression of critical knowledge from sociology and economics such as telling us about Modern Monetary Theory, that destroy all the ideological postulates of neoliberal ideology in the economic profession and politics (HS MMT).

The Answer: corporate power relations control the Western political systems to a still larger extent. Not least on ‘foreign policy’. The states' intel agencies are generally corporate tools. They control the most important media, while hired academics at the universities and especially 'think tanks' write the demanded 'non-fiction' & 'analysis reports' to tell the media and the academic world, what to think. Basically, all (the rest) Western academics take the propaganda 'non-fiction' literature and 'analyses' seriously as if it had any resemblance to truth, while the media simply use and peddle the ‘well-established’ information as if it was sincerely researched information. You will probably only have to watch this one minute video expose of the US 17 'intel agencies' to see a vital glimpse of the the truth and have your trust in the official sourced changed radically. But you wouldn't know, it never happened etc., if you trust the BBC and other (state or corporate) Establishment media.

The Evidence: The apparatus is as extremely powerful as it is dangerous. It is easy to understand that most people have (severe) difficulties imagininig that the description above is true. But... there is an insurmountable logical problem, for the apparatus and all its implicated cunning-intel-hired-hands-and-non-critical-minded-useful-idiots-academics-journalists-and-neoliberal-politicians. That is, if one thinks about it.

For the apparatus’ very success and still greater success in mobilizing the Western peoples to applaud consecutive state war crimes on a Nuremberg scale (destroying nation after nation) with still less Western opposition and critique is unavoidable evidence of its totalitarian nature. Given that we now know that all the information was basically false on the former wars, and that there was basically no oppositional information in the public sphere, from academics, journalists or politicians, we must conclude that the Western states function as one great totalitarian apparatus.

To take just one example. Today we know, and the British Parliament has reported it as a fact, that basically all information leading up to and under the NATO war on Libya was false. We also remember - or can go back and check the given information - that there was No oppositional information back then. This lays bare the naked truth. Because, when we know today that basically all information was false and nobody contradicted the information then, it must be logically true that everbody talking about Libya then, all politicians, all academics and all media must have been telling the same lies. There is simply no way of denying this. It is what Karl Kraus and Ludwig Wittgenstein would call a one-and-a-half-truth.

To bear witness and enlighten people about the kind of totalitarian world we inhabit, I research to collect the critical (true) testimonies, academic knowledge and journalistic information on different topics. People may find trustworthy information about neoliberalism, EU, the former wars and the totalitarian lies that accompanid them on my pages on Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria etc.
This way, everybody can know for a fact that we have very much evidence that our states are rotten to the core. This applies both to domestic and foreign policy.

This is How Politicians, Academia & Media Cover up and Whitewash the Reality of US/Western Nations' 'Foreign Policy'

"Why do politicians so easily get away with telling lies? In large part, because the news media are more interested in bonding with politicians than in exposing them. Americans are encouraged to believe that the media will serve as a check and a balance on the government. Instead, the press too often volunteer as unpaid pimps, helping politicians deceive the public." How the Media Enables Government Lies, 2009, J Bovard
"The really scary characters are our soberest politicians, scholars, journalists, professionals, and managers, men and women (though mostly men) who imagine themselves as morally serious, and then enable the wars, devastate the planet, and rationalize the atrocities." 'The Terror of Our Age', 2016, Greg Grandin

"Scribblers and ‘scholars’ have been paid to soften every barbarity committed by the rulers, soldiers and even common citizens." 'The Entire World is “Fake News”', 2017, A. Vltchek

"The words "mistake" and "blunder" are common BBC news currency, along with "failure"-- which at least suggests that if the deliberate, calculated, unprovoked, illegal assault on defenseless Iraq had succeeded, that would have been just fine. (..) That the CIA had supported Osama Bin Laden was ignored, that the Clinton administration had secretly backed the Taliban, even giving them high-level briefings at the CIA, is virtually unknown in the United States." The invisible government, 2007, John Pilger / (Film link )

Archibishop Desmond Tutu: "We have wondered why it was that Dr. Savimbi's UNITA in Angloa and the Contras in Nicaragua were 'freedom fighters, lionized by...Reagan...whereas our liberation movements such as the African National Congress...were invariably castigated as 'terrorist movements'.. We had our suspicions that there was a coherent, wellthought-out policy by the West to exercise a selective morality.. This book confirms our suspicions.. the 'terrorism industry has been very much needed in the West as a cover for its own activities and crimes'..." Review: The "Terrorism" Industry, 1990, by Edward S. Herman

Top Ten Ways You Can Tell Which Side The United States Government is On With Regard to the Military Coup in Honduras, 2009, Mark Weisbrot

"It is clear that the programme's host, Ira Glass, was well aware of the US role in the
Guatemalan genocide - he travelled to Central America and protested US war crimes in the region. And yet Glass chose not to mention his own country's deep involvement in the crimes." 'All Journalism Is 'Advocacy Journalism', MediaLens

“Omission is the most powerful form of lie.” – George Orwell

"[Orwell] noted, “political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.” Orwell provided some examples: “Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machinegunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification.” This type of “phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.” Today, we use words like counterinsurgency and counterterrorism to describe virtually the same processes. (...) These critiques are arguably more valid today than when Orwell wrote them some 67 years ago. Today, we not only use political language to discuss ‘democracy’ and ‘liberty,’ but to justify war and atrocities based upon our ‘humanitarian’ interests and ‘values.’" Political Language & the 'Mafia Principles' of International Relations. Empire Under Obama', 2013

"It is the function of defense intellectuals and other experts, and the mainstream media, to normalize the unthinkable for the general public. The late Herman Kahn spent a lifetime making nuclear war palatable (On Thermonuclear War, Thinking About the Unthinkable), and this strangelovian phoney got very good press. (..) Lisa Peattie described how in the Nazi death camps work was "normalized" for the long-term prisoners as well as regular personnel..." Normalizing the Unthinkable, Edward S Herman

A couple of actual examples created to normalize Western insanity and agression:

1. "Thinking the unthinkable: Don’t rely on these historic fallout shelters in case of a nuclear attack", Oct 2017, CNBC
2. "Thinking the Unthinkable With North Korea", May 2017, New York Times
3. "War with China. Thinking Through the Unthinkable", 2016, Rand Corporation
4. Daniel Ellsberg's memoirs to normalize idea of US (soon) using 'practical' nuclear arms 
But ... "American author Mark Twain wasn’t fooled by the jingoistic broadsheets, nor by the administration’s claims of support for Cubans, nor by its claims to want to bring democracy to the Philippines (). Twain said, “…we have gone there to conquer, not to redeem”. [But] The imperial machine marches on, like W.H. Auden’s driveling ogre, subjugating nation after nation that attempt any sort of freethinking alternative to indentured servitude to the globalists. The tactics of the state and the machinations of the media are little different than they were in 1898. Both seek to cloud the clarity of imperial crimes behind a façade of moral necessity." 'Invisible Empire Beneath the Radar, Above Suspicion', 2017
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CIA works for the corporate powers, what some call the 'deep state' 

For example: "The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq." 'US Empire, CIA, and the NGO's, Watzal & Engdahl, 2017
A recent example of the logic: 'Khalifa Haftar (CIA) Hires DC Lobby Group to Promote
Himself As Libyan Ruler', August 2017, JoAnne Moriarty

'The CIA: 70 Years of Organized Crime'_Schall interviews Douglas Valentine, Sep. 2017: "Lars Schall: 70 years ago, on September 18, 1947, the National Security Act created the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA. Douglas, you refer to the CIA as “the organized crime branch of the U.S. government.” Why so? - Douglas Valentine: Everything the CIA does is illegal, which is why the government provides it with an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. While mythographers in the information industry portray America as a bastion of peace and democracy, CIA officers manage criminal organizations around the world. (...) LS: What is most important to understand about the CIA? Doug Valentine: "Its organizational history, which, if studied closely enough, reveals how the CIA manages to maintain its secrecy. This is the essential contradiction at the heart of America’s problems: if we were a democracy and if we truly enjoyed free speech, we would be able to study and speak about the CIA." Read on here 
'The deceptive nature of the concept of a “deep state”; the state is knowable if enough time is spent studying it; 70 years of fake news; CIA operates illegally, unaccountably; how the CIA has corrupted the system; egregious crimes committed by Central Intelligence globally ().' 'The Deep State As Fake News', March 2017, Douglas Valentine

CIA, Wikispooks / CIA, Wikipedia

'CIA director John Brennan lied to you and to the Senate. Fire him', 2013, The Guardian 

'Brennan's extremism and dishonesty rewarded with CIA Director nom.', 2013 Greenwald

D Valentine: The CIA as Organiz. Crime. How Illegal Operations Corrupt Am. & World. 2017

D Valentine: The Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam

D Valentine: The Strength of the Wolf: Secret History of Am's War on Drugs, 2006 /Audio

Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?, 2009, Ray McGovern / Yes! they are, 2017, McGovern

"Seven CIA directors—including three who are themselves implicated in planning and
conducting torture and assassination — have asked the President to call off Holder." CIA Torturers Running Scared, 2009, Ray McGovern

"Abraham Lincoln would be considered a conspiracy theorist today." Michael Parenti:
Conspiracy and Class Interest 

The JFK Assassination and the Gangster Nature of the State by Michael Parenti (1993)

K Shipp: 'Former CIA Officer Explains The Shadow Governm.', Aug, 2017

'Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.', 2014, Michael Glennon

The Am. Deep State: Big Money, Big Oil, and Struggle for U.S. Democracy, 2016, D. Scott

Book confessions... Recommended by Crispin Miller

War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier, Smedley

Corporate media ownership & control of the 'information'

"Anthony Salz, Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild, has been appointed to the Scott Trust. The Scott Trust is the owner of Guardian Media Group ('GMG'). GMG's portfolio includes the Guardian and Observer newspapers, the theguardian.com website, the Manchester Evening News and other local and regional newspapers, regional radio stations, Trader Media Group (publisher of the Auto Trader magazine and website), and Emap (the business-to-business media group). The Scott Trust was created in 1936 to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity. - Before joining Rothschild in 2006 Anthony Salz was best known as one of the UK's leading corporate lawyers. He spent most of his legal career with Freshfields, becoming Senior Partner in 1996. He was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC from 2004 until the end of 2006." Anthony Salz joins the Scott Trust, 2009, The Guardian
'Five reasons no free and independent press in the UK and what we can do', 2016, Jones
Media Bias: "you say what you like, because they like what you say". Michael Parenti

How Journalists are socialized and selected for the media over time. Noam Chomsky

"What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U.S. mass media are, how they systematically fail to live up to their self-image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world, and how we can understand their function in a radically new way." Manufacturing Consent, Chomsky Free Pdf.

Extent of corporate media ownership - find best reference - Free 21 net article

The US/Europe's path to Destruction of Western Rational Civilization Replaced with a Neoliberal Reality of Chaotic Lawless 'Behemoth'

The chilling perspective on the Western states' political development the past few decades is, that we are experiencing still more 'police-state' law enforcement with attacks on non-establishment media and critial counter-information. This might not look so dangerous in itself, but when we combine it with the insight that corporate powers have conspired to install neoliberalism since 1945 (still more successfully after 1975); that corporate powers have accomplished the most important part of the neoliberal revolution (according to Bourdieu), namely to take control of the financial system; and that corporate powers were behind the two former two world wars, and that the US incorporated great many nazi into their intel agencies after the war; and that Western 'information' today demonizes Russia as one Big Lie - it is chilling.  
I think that we are approaching the same form of chaotic 'behemoth' states, that the CIA usually install in nations that they want to control and 'regime change'. The social scientist Franz Neumann explained nazi Germany as Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933-1944, where the fundamental values of Western civilization were betrayed and corrupted: "The Nazi organization of society involved the collapse of traditional ideas of the state, of ideology, of law, and even of any underlying rationality.

The CIA's Phoenix Program "preys on chaos", in John F. Kennedy's words. It seems that the CIA preys still more on the Western states, so that Neumann's description becomes still more accurate for our situation: where we experience illegal wars, made on false information supported by instutions that we used to trust (more) such as the UN, Amnesty International etc.; where people don't know who and what to trust; where political Corruption and lies flourish and the responsible politicians are not made responsible for illegal actions.The US leads the way with its completely corrupted political system, finance system, law system and media system.
Sympthomatically, 9/11, the greatest crime in newer American history was not only not properly examined. The third tower's similar collapse without any planes entering the building was never broadcast in the mainstream media. And the evidence from the third tower was shipped away to China, so no-one could examine it. The great US war criminal, Henry Kissinger was made head of the commission to investigate. Public outrage caused Kissinger to decline. Instead, a surreal manifesto was implemented, when Philip D. Zelikow replaced Kissinger as the executive in charge of what went in, and what didn't go into the 9/11 report. Zelikow was close to Condaleeza Rice, GW Bush's National Security Advisor, having coauthored a book with her. He is also known to have been a specialist in Public Myth Making. Excerpt from Wikip on Zelikow: "While at Harvard, he worked with Ernest May and Richard Neustadt on the use, and misuse, of history in policymaking. They observed, as Zelikow noted in his own words, that "contemporary" history is "defined functionally by those critical people and events that go into forming the public's presumptions about its immediate past. The idea of 'public presumption'," he explained, "is akin to William McNeill's notion of 'public myth' but without the negative implication sometimes invoked by the word 'myth.' Such presumptions are beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known to be true with certainty), and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_D._Zelikow The commission's report refutes physics as a science and simply do not mention the third 'Tower 7'.
No Western politician, academic or journalist ever talk about the the US Council of Foreign Relations' and the CIA's dirty role in destroying democracies, except at best in past tense. All politicians, academics and journalists help suppress the truth about all the CIA´/corporate funded fronts around the world that spread false information; all our 'naive' public actors also, systematically and always, suppress any mentioning of the 'Phoenix Programme', where CIA fund, train, arm and help proxi terrorists to subvert states all over the world. But the US/Western nations have been behind the very terror organizations, that we have been told, that our nations are fighting. For the past forty years. From (at least) Vietnam to Al Qaeda and ISIS. So the most critically important aspect of Western 'foreign policy' is literally un-thinkable for the Western peoples. It is a fact.
We have the Swedish Court's word for it that the US is behind ISIS. Perhaps most convincingly explained in a 2015 article in the Guardian, by former Guardian editor Seumas Milne (who now works for Jeremy Corbyn): Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq. Western intel agencies also hep with the recruitment of young men from Western nations, where an agency like MI5 has systematically overruled the British police's work against such recruitment. See HS on the subject. The worst part is possible that the Western corporate power, who de-facto control Western intel agencies might be complicit in terror incidents inside Western states, so-called 'false flag operations' (Operation Gladio in Europe is a historical fact) and/or be satisfied with home coming warriers that commit terror in Europe. Why? Because it suits the corporate power relations' agenda of a still more fearful and suppressed population and a still more developed police state. Former CIA Ray McGovern says that US presidents fear the CIA. And it is a fact that CIA recently tapped the UC Congress, where the director Brennan lied under oath about it. Brennan has not been charged with any wrongdoing, to my knowledge. In fact, he feels entitled to use his status to problematize the new president Trump as if he is a moral authority.  

The Corrupt/Criminal American Police and Law Enforcement 

Most 'terror attacks' in the US are motivated, enabled if not committed with the help of FBI abusing the 'anti-terror law' post 9/11. The argument is that this practice corrodes the very fundament of justice in the US. See: Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution (2014), Stephen Downs, Esq. and Kathy Manley and watch this video
"The 214-page report, “Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions,” examines 27 federal terrorism cases from initiation of the investigations to sentencing and post-conviction conditions of confinement. (..) - The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute said in a report released today. Many of the more than 500 terrorism-related cases prosecuted in US federal courts since September 11, 2001, have alienated the very communities that can help prevent terrorist crimes." 2014, US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion 
A groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism (013) exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror. (..) reveals shocking information about the criminals, con men, and liars the FBI uses as paid informants (..) as well as documenting the extreme methods the FBI uses to ensnare Muslims in terrorist plots, which are in reality conceived and financed by the FBI. The book also offers unprecedented detail into how the FBI has transformed from a reactive law enforcement agency to a proactive counterterrorism organization that traps hapless individuals in manufactured terrorist plots in order to justify the $3 billion it spends every year fighting terrorism." The Terror Factory, Amazon
Glen Greenwald explains: "The known facts from this latest case seem to fit well within a now-familiar FBI pattern whereby the agency does not disrupt planned domestic terror attacks but rather creates them, then publicly praises itself for stopping its own plots." The corporate media play along: "The DOJ’s press release predictably generated an avalanche of scary media headlines hailing the FBI. CNN: “FBI says plot to attack U.S. Capitol was ready to go.” MSNBC: “US terror plot foiled by FBI arrest of Ohio man.” Wall St. Journal: “Ohio Man Charged With Plotting ISIS-Inspired Attack on U.S. Capitol”." Greenwald quotes a judge ruling: "The federal judge presiding over his case, Colleen McMahon, repeatedly lambasted the government for wholly manufacturing the plot. (..) The Government indisputably “manufactured” the crimes of which defendants stand convicted. The Government invented all of the details of the scheme (..) The Government funded the entire project. And the Government, through its agent, offered the defendants large sums of money, contingent on their participation in the heinous scheme. (..) offering a jihadist opportunity to a man who had no contact with any extremist groups and no history of anything other than drug crimes." Greenwald writes: "In 2012, Petra Bartosiewicz in The Nation reviewed the post-9/11 body of terrorism cases and concluded: 'Nearly every major post-9/11 terrorism-related prosecution has involved a sting operation, at the center of which is a government informant. In these cases, the informants — who work for money or are seeking leniency on criminal charges of their own — have crossed the line from merely observing potential criminal behavior to encouraging and assisting people to participate in plots that are largely scripted by the FBI itself. Under the FBI’s guiding hand, the informants provide the weapons, suggest the targets and even initiate the inflammatory political rhetoric that later elevates the charges to the level of terrorism.'
Greenwald explains and concludes with plea that will not happen in the US corporate media: "Something has to be done to justify all that terrorism spending. (..) Media outlets have a responsibility to investigate the FBI’s claims, not mindlessly repeat them while parading their alarmed faces and scary graphics." Latest FBI Claim of Disrupted Terror Plot Deserves Much Scrutiny and Skepticism, 2015, The Intercept From a European perspective, Greenwald also writes this scary thing (referring to the article below): "The U.S. Government has been aggressively pressuring its allies to adopt the same “sting” tactics against their own Muslim citizens ...", Eric Holder Urges U.S. Allies To Adopt FBI Terror Sting Tactics, 2014, Huffpost

9/11 and the Anthrax 'terror' used to destroy US constitutional rights  

Then there were the Anthrax 'terror incidents', which were later shown to be have been executed by US state agencies: The 2001 Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy, 2014, Graeme MacQueen. Nevertheless, 9/11 and the Anthrax affair resulted in an anti-constitutional and most suppressive law the so-called Patriot Act
"The Patriot Act drove a stake through the heart of the Bill of Rights, violating at least six of the 10 original amendments — the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments—and possibly the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well. The Patriot Act also redefined terrorism so broadly that many non-terrorist political activities such as protest marches, demonstrations and civil disobedience were considered potential terrorist acts, thereby rendering anyone desiring to engage in protected First Amendment expressive activities as suspects of the surveillance state." Renewing the Patriot Act While America Sleeps, 2011, J Whitehead, Huffington Post
"Under the Patriot Act and NDAA, any notion of due process has been shredded for US citizens, and of course the situation is beyond mad when considering the psychopathic torture carried out at Bagram AFB outside Kabul, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and the globe-spanning “rendition archipelago” which has to be assumed is still ongoing, despite Obama’s past-tense use of the phrase “we tortured some folks”, spoken back in 2014." The Great Unraveling, Dec. 2017, W Hawes
US law making is now extremism itself: "Prior to this decade, only extremists believed that the president should be permitted to order the assassination of American citizens — with no attempt to arrest or try the suspected wrongdoer. Yet, President Obama recently officially made this the national policy. Time and again, the U.S. government has adopted policies that only extremists advocated a few years earlier. And yet, no one is supposed to think that the government has become the biggest extremist of them all." The Slippery Definition of Extremism, 2010, J. Bovard. The 'anti-terror law' after 9/11 is effectively a blueprint for US governments to ignore all laws and do as it please around the world: 
“The President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States", 2001 AUMF 
"The Information Awareness Office (IAO) was established by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects focused on applying surveillance and information technology to track and monitor terrorists and other asymmetric threats to U.S. national security by achieving "Total Information Awareness" (TIA). Information Awareness Office, Wikipedia 
"On the Patriot Act's suppression of dissent rather than terrorism (p.199)
"At first blush, invoking the Patriot Act contradicted its objectives. However, on closer
examination, prosecuting political defendants like me leverages the law to its most logical purpose. The act creates a legal framework to interrupt individual questioning of the government in power. The Patriot Act equates terrorism with any civil disobedience that challenges government policy. Both are cast in the category of Sedition. Using that line of reasoning, the Patriot Act applies the same tools to smash political dissention that Congress intended to interrupt the workings of terrorist cells... (..) Free thinking leads to criticism of government policy. Criticism must be treated as a threat to the functioning of the State, and crushed when necessary to protect the elite. In short, the Patriot Act lays a road to the Gulags. Most Americans don't understand -- yet -- that it creates a judicial framework for fascism, and the beginning of all dictatorship in America." From review of - Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq, 2010, Susan Lindauer -
Amazon description of Extreme Prejudice: "What if the government decided to invent a great lie to justify a disastrous war? What would happen to the people who know the truth? Extreme Prejudice delivers an explosive, high tension expose of the real facts surrounding the CIA's advance warning of 9/11 and an insider's look at Iraqi pre-war intelligence, told by one of the very few US assets covering Iraq before the war. It reveals the depths of deception by leaders in Washington and London to promote a successful image of their terrorism policy, and the shocking brutality to suppress the truth of their failures from Americans and the world community."
Praise for 9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes against Democracy Succeed, 2012, by David Ray Griffin: "Why yet another book on 9/11? Because, as David Ray Griffin points out clearly and persuasively, 9/11 continues to be not only the greatest crime in American history, but also the most strenuously covered up, and certainly the crime with the greatest political consequences. He shows how over a decade the events of 9/11 and the reports on them have been used to attack the American democratic system. Above all, he documents the success of this attack by the refusal of the media, the academy, and religious institutions to openly discuss these matters, and by the numbers of critics who at one extreme have made fools of themselves in echoing the Orwellian official version, and at the other extreme have been either fired or silenced after their dissent from it." Peter Dale Scott, poet, former Canadian diplomat, professor at the University of California (Berkeley), and author of American War Machine
And the above 'developments' only add to the US federal state agencies' tradition of corrupt policies: "President Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Comey last May spurred much of the media to rally around America’s most powerful domestic federal agency. But the FBI has a long record of both deceit and incompetence. Five years ago, Americans learned that the FBI was teaching its agents that “the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others.” This has practically been the Bureau’s motif since its creation in 1908. (..) After the debacle of the Palmer raids, the bureau devoted its attention to the nation’s real enemies: the U.S. Congress. The bureau targeted “senators whom the Attorney General saw as threats to America. The Bureau was breaking into their offices and homes, intercepting their mail, and tapping their telephones,” as Tim Weiner recounted in his 2012 book Enemies: The History of the FBI. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was illegally targeted because the bureau feared he might support diplomatic recognition of Soviet Russia. Hoover, who ran the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972, built a revered agency that utterly intimidated official Washington. The FBI tapped the home telephone of a Supreme Court clerk, and at least one Supreme Court Justice feared the FBI had bugged the conference room where justices privately discussed cases. In 1945, President Harry Truman wrote in his diary, “We want no Gestapo or Secret Police. FBI is tending in that direction…. This must stop.” But Truman did not have the gumption to pull in the reins. The bureau’s power soared after Congress passed the Internal Security Act of 1950, authorizing massive crackdowns on suspected subversives. Hoover compiled a list of more than 20,000 “potentially or actually dangerous” Americans who could be seized and locked away at the president’s command. (..) From 1956 through 1971, the FBI’s COINTELPRO program conducted thousands of covert operations to incite street warfare between violent groups, to get people fired, to portray innocent people as government informants, and to cripple or destroy left-wing, black, communist, white racist, and anti-war organizations." The FBI's forgotten criminal record, 2017, James Bovard
Bush/Cheney worked systematically to undermine the US constitution and destroy the world: Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World,, 2017, David Ray Griffin. Obama continued this effort (Trump Must Expose Obama’s Abuses of Power, 2017, Bovard) and 'Trump' - all recent US presidents are puppet names for the US deep state working behind the scene - will no doubt continue along this path. As this headline by Tedd Rall could be backed by a tremendous amount of evidence: If Hillary Clinton Had Won, We’d Be Even Worse, Dec. 2017  

The Western states are controlled by the CIA/US Security Complex 

Today, USA is a fascist pseudo-democracy controlled by corporate power relations and its CIA-FBI-security complex. But while this might be a more or less well known American public secret - it is never told in Europe, where the US state agencies, the policies and the 'information' are generally accepted as sane, no questions asked. This way the US criminal policies creep into Europe without the publich noticing it. Everybody in US and European politics, state institutions, media and the public sphere work together as if it was a fair democratic game. Everybody interact from covert and overt hired hands, cunning intel agents, sincere and (most) insincere politicians, academics and journalists without questioning the (criminal) quality of the law and policies. Also notice that nobody disqualify information by pointing out that it is FBI, CIA or corrupt academics and corporate 'think tanks' that came up with it. So, everybody are most fundamentally unaware or have given up on having anything resembling truly critically informed political debates. Don't forget that the US apparatus had 860.000 vetted agents working to produce information suitable for the corporate power relations' agenda.
The political consequence is US controlled Western states via the (not so) covert coordinated political opinion and information coming from corporate politicians, academics and media; because the strongest common nominator is that people are presented with rather uniform (false) 'information', which manifest itself in similar controlled politics against the people. This happens on the welfare state, the economy and on foreign policy (of course also suppressing critical information on subjects that the corporate master want suppressed), it all lead to acceptance of corporate power, acceptance of politics that suppress the peoples' own welfare and security and even make them cheer for NATO's bombs for our al Qaeda-NATO covert allies from the war on Yugoslavia to Libya and Syria. 
Critical thinking and truth has been systematically suppressed in the US and Europe for decades. Pierre Bourdieu's warning is of little avail today, that the concerted assault on critical thought in the eighties and nineties is a great danger for our democracies. We have gained still more ‘totalitarian’ Western states. So, we have to realize the systematic truth of the matter, enlighten it and go against it. We live in still more criminal states. 

The Western Empire's Criminal Corporate Foreign Policy  

"Something like a privatised global constitution governs financial relationships affecting the life prospects of everyone on the planet. Not only does this entrench the pursuit of interests that run counter to social justice, ecological sustainability, and even real economic productivity.[1] It is implicated in a further, fundamental and all-encompassing, problem. War." 'Finance, War, and the Rule of Rogue Law', Sep, 2017
"Kucinich recommends we “look at the foreign policy establishment of the United States of America” that, he explains, includes people in the State Department who have a neoconservative ideology, in the Pentagon who are dedicated to the military-industrial complex, and in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who can “conjure conflicts” and “try to justify the further involvement of the military and the State Department.” This, Kucinich says, “is the permanent government ..." Dennis Kucinich Discusses the ‘Permanent Government’ Behind US Foreign Intervention, Nov 2017
"With the disappearance of the USSR, there remained no state in the world capable of military confrontation with the United States, and thus even less with NATO. At this point, it should have disappeared, but nothing of the sort happened. First of all, a new enemy sprang into being – terrorism, which struck at various capitals of the Alliance, forcing the member states to support one another. [Now] NATO functions like a mafia racket: those who don’t pay will have to get used to terrorist attacks." The twilight of NATO, 2016 Meyssan

Introduction to the Power and Workings of the CIA's Apparatus

It is important to realize the incredible size of the US' so-called 'security complex':  "In 2010 (..) Washington Post reported that the national security state had swelled into a “fourth branch” of the federal government ― with 854,000 vetted officials, 263 security organizations, and over 3,000 intelligence units, issuing 50,000 special reports every year." Exploring the Shadows of the US Security State: How I Learned Not to Love Big Brother, August 24, 2017, By Alfred McCoy
Bill Clinton de-regulated the US media laws in the 1990ties thereby opening up for almost total corporate media control. Today six companies owe the right to tell 90% of all American media employees, what to tell the people and how. The European politicians, academics and journalists simply have to accept the information given to submise and enlargen the US (deep) state's control to Europe. This, they do. The added corporate control of the media also helped change the political development even further to the right. This has also made it easy for both national state and corporate media to more systematically employ right wing sympathetic journalists, who will not pose critical questions but will applaud the corporate sources and its neoliberal scripts for ideological reasons. In Denmark, for instance, we often see former right wing spin doctors portray as political analysts on national tv. And the once most trusted program is today also regularly hosted by a former right wing spindoctor. 
The late German editor of the Frankfurter Allegemeiner Zeitung, Udo Ulfkotte, published a book in 2014, where he confessed to twenty five years of working for the CIA telling stories they wanted or gave him. Again, this should come as no surprise if you  know even about CIA's history of infiltration in Western states. But of course, you wouldn't know it... from the mainstream media. The CIA and MI6 and other 'intel agencies' influence all over the media to have their (corporate masters') agendas the way that they want. The former US war hero and Pentagon employee Richard Ford has stated that the 'Syrian Laboratory for Human Rights' (the man in Coventry Link), who has supplied Western media with information on Syria the past years - is a MI6 front. 
The CIA and other Western intel agencies hire and pay thousands of analysts and journalists to write the 'news'. No less problematic, from a democratic and anti-war perspective, is the apparatus' ability to pay big money to PR companies and hire thousands of people to smear and work against critical academics and journalists both under cover in the public and on the social media. A single PR company was paid $500 million dollars to do propaganda for the war on Iraq: "A former contractor for a UK-based public relations firm says that the Pentagon paid more than half a billion dollars for the production and dissemination of fake Al-Qaeda videos that portrayed the insurgent group in a negative light." 2016, The Independent LINK
This article can be considered critical important information. But such critical information always come too late, with the goal of backing up the media's own credibility so as to able to be function as effective tools for the next big lie and propaganda project. The only thing we can know for sure about the establishment media is that they will never tell the most important truths about their way of doing journalism for the corporate agenda. Just as they will never tell the truth that NATO has employed jihadist mercenaries for the past forty years, where media such as the BBC and the Independent still systematically suppress the truth and help lie for more of the corporate empire's wars. Link
The corporate powers even get useful idiots volunteering to support the apparatus, when for instance sincere 'critical' academics, lacking the skills to understand it all, voluntarily suppress themselves and everybody, when they defend the established media and write ridiculing texts about 'conspiracy theorists’. Learn more about this below.  

Corporate Power/CIA Control Western States for its own purpose  

E P Thompson: "...the growth of an unrepresentative and unaccountable state within the state has been a product of the twentieth century. Its growth was, paradoxically, actually aided by the unpopularity of security and policing agencies; forced by this into the lowest possible visibility, they learned to develop techniques of invisible influence and control. It was also aided by the British tradition of civil service neutrality: this sheltered senior civil servants from replacement or investigation when administrations changed, and afforded to their policies the legitimation of ’impartial, non-political’ intent.'The Secret State',1978  
Then, 1908: "We are in the hands of an organization of crooks. they are politicians, generals, manufacturers of armaments, and journalists. All of them are anxious for unlimited expenditure, and go on inventing scares to terrify the public and to terrify Ministers of the Crown." Lord Welby, 1908, in The Makers of War, 1950, Francis Neilson // Free Pdf 
Now, "In 2010, almost a decade into this secret war with its voracious appetite for information, the Washington Post reported that the national security state had swelled into a “fourth branch” of the federal government ― with 854,000 vetted officials, 263 security organizations, and over 3,000 intelligence units, issuing 50,000 special reports every year." 'Exploring The Shadows Of America’s Security State. How I learned not to love Big Brother', August, 2017. Prof. Alfred W. McCoy 
The Western intelligence agencies' philosophy since the 1930ties: "“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” - Edward Bernays 
"Why did Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama expand the fictitious “war on terror” into Pakistan and Yemen and Somalia, refuse to close Guantanamo despite his earlier promises to the contrary, commit US forces to “kinetic military action” in Libya without so much as seeking Congressional approval, and launch a new era of covert drone warfare? - The military-industrial complex.

Why has Trump not only continued but further expanded the US military presence in Africa, increased US aid to Israel and Saudi Arabia, actively enabled the war crimes in Yemen that have led to the largest cholera outbreak in human history, and killed more civilians in his first 6 months in office than former drone-king Obama killed in his entire 8 year presidency? - The military-industrial complex." Episode 325 – The Information-Industrial Complex, 2017, Corbett Report   

CIA's Dupe to stop critical questions: are you a Conspiracy Theorist! 

The CIA's most succesful 'psyop' has been to dupe people to suppress themselves and others from taking seriously any 'Conspiracy Question' related to the CIA, Western governments and the media. CIA actually invented the term 'Conspiracy Theory' to have people in the media ridicule and suppress critical questions about the CIA, the 'deep state' and the US government. Historical knowledge about 'Conspiracies' is crucial for a sociological liberation of people's minds. 'Conspiracy Theorists USED TO Be Accepted As Normal, 2015, Zero Hedge In fact: "The Constitution, Magna Carta and Democracy Itself Are Based on the Idea that – Without Checks and Balances – Those In Power Will Take Advantage of Us". 'America – and Western Civilization As a Whole – Was Founded On a Conspiracy Theory', 2012, Washington Blog. This book explains:"Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as paranoid thinking akin to superstition?" Conspiracy Theory in America (Discovering America), 2014, Lance deHaven-Smith
"Abraham Lincoln would be considered a conspiracy theorist today." Michael Parenti: Conspiracy and Class Interest
"In the United States today, the phrase `conspiracy theory' functions as a sort of giant cudgel, used to scare us out of talking openly about a broad (and ever-growing) range of scandals that the powerful cannot afford to let the people comprehend. In this new book, David Ray Griffin takes devastating aim at that repressive tactic, exposing it for what it really is. All those who cherish democracy, and intellectual freedom, owe it to themselves to read this brave analysis---and owe its author their sincerest thanks." --- Mark Crispin Miller (Professor of Culture and Communication, New York University) on: Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory, 2010, David Ray Griffin
"... this is a very serious work, because it heads off a dangerous and frightening attempt by a high official of the United States government to promote illegal and even unconstitutional acts on behalf of his government in order to protect it from inconvenient citizen inquiry and investigation." E. Woodworth Reviews Cognitive Infiltration

"In an article published in the Journal of Political Philosophy Sunstein and Vermeule propose that the government and its allies infiltrate groups that promote conspiracy theories deemed (somehow) to be “demonstrably false.” They take conspiracy theories about September 11 as their “running example.” Sunstein now heads up the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and has been described by Elena Kagan as “the pre-eminent legal scholar of our time”." Hagen Reviews Cognitive Infiltration
Needless to say, CIA's 'Conspiracy' meme is effective. It is clear that the smear of being 'a communist' has been replaced with being 'a conspiracy theorist' to be ridiculed - or interrogated. But, everyone who uses the words 'Conspiracy Theory' on critical questions helps the CIA suppress everybody - including himself - from taking seriously the very questions that could expose CIA, the 'deep state' activity and our governments' criminal actions. Think of a few facts. 1) WW1 and WW2 were institaged by big business, see HS page.  2) The nazis invented propaganda on an industrial scale (according to the German philosopher Ernst Cassirer), where they became experts in the most cynical use of false information, conspiracy politics and false flag operations (committing a crime and blame an innocent part). Goebbels' philosophy of propaganda is curriculum in the US intel agencies. 3) A large number of nazis went to USA after the war to join US intel agencies. 4) The recent NATO wars were led by a totalitarian information uniformity given up to and during the wars, by the Western politicians, 'think tanks', academics and journalists. The fact that we know today that the info on these wars was (incredibly) false is historical evidence that they lied - all of them. But, the conspiracy meme is holding us down. See HS pages on former wars. History, logic and critical thinking are fascism's worst enemies. The truth is that the Western world's foreign politics has never been more 'conspirational' orchestred. And that this is still made possible by suppressing the most urgent critical questions and responsibilities.   

CIA's Infiltration and Control of Academia and the Media

"Dr. Ulfkotte says the corruption of journalists and major news outlets by the CIA is routine, accepted, and widespread in the western media, and that journalists who do not comply either cannot get jobs at any news organization, or find their careers cut short. (..) I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligen-ce services, especially the German secret service." Editor of major German newspaper [Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung] Says He Planted Stories for the CIA, 2015 (more Ulfkotte and CIA in the Media to the right of the page)
"Operation Mockingbird is a CIA project to subvert the original mission of the news media, to control corporate media for its own purposes. The existence of such projects should explain the rationale of this website." Wikispooks (..) "[it] began in the 1950's and was organized by Allen Dulles and Cord Meyer. The CIA spent today's equivalent of one billion dollars a year hiring journalists from Corporate Media including CBS, The New York Times, ABC, NBC, Newsweek, Associated Press and others, to promote their point of view. The original operation reportedly involved some 3,000 CIA operatives and hired over 400 journalists." 
Frances S. Saunders, Who Paid the Piper: The CIA and the Cultural Cold War (1999): "This book provides a detailed account of the ways in which the CIA penetrated and influenced a vast array of cultural organizations, through its front groups and via friendly philanthropic organizations like the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. (..) Saunders, details how and why the CIA ran cultural congresses, mounted exhibits, and organized concerts. The CIA also published and translated well-known authors who toed the Washington line, sponsored abstract art to counteract art with any social content and, throughout the world, subsidized journals that criticized Marxism, communism, and revolutionary politics and apologized for, or ignored, violent and destructive imperialist U.S. policies. The CIA was able to harness some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West in service of these policies, to the extent that some intellectuals were directly on the CIA payroll. (..) It is impossible to believe their claims of ignorance of CIA ties. (..) How could they ignore the absence, during their cultural congresses, of criticism of U.S. imperialist intervention in Guatemala, Iran, Greece, and Korea that led to millions of deaths? How could they ignore the gross apologies of every imperialist crime of their day in the journals in which they wrote? (..) The idea behind [it all] was to showcase U.S. culture, in order to gain cultural hegemony to support its military-economic empire." James Petras review in MR, 1999
"The International Organizations Division was a division of the CIA set up in 1950 to promote anti-communism[1] by manipulating international psychological warfare operations. Its first head was Tom Braden. The IOD operated according to the same principles that guided Wisner's management of the Non-Communist Left. The purpose of supporting leftist groups was not to destroy or even to dominate, but rather to maintain a discreet proximity to and monitor the thinking of such groups; to provide them with a mouthpiece so that they could blow off steam; and, in extremis, to exercise a final veto on their publicity and possibly their actions if they ever got too 'radical'. Braden issued clear instructions to his newly established IOD posts in Europe: 'Limit the money to amounts private organisations can credibly spend; disguise the extent of American interest; protect the integrity of the organisation by not requiring it to support every aspect of official American policy." Wikispooks from Saunders  
"E.P. Thompson called it the ‘Natopolitan’ world: that is, not just Nato plus all the Cold War military and political institutions that were integral to it, but also a mentality whose web extended over a lot more activity and thought, even in the minds of individuals, than anyone at the time had suspected. Of course there were the revelations in the mid-Sixties about Encounter and the CIA, and later in the US and Britain a stream of disclosures about covert counter-insurgency in every form, from secretly underwritten academic research to assassinations and mass killings. Yet it still gives me an eerie feeling to read about people like George Orwell, Stephen Spender and Raymond Aron, to say nothing of less admirable characters of the Melvin Lasky stripe, taking part in surreptitiously subsidised anti-Communist ventures – magazines, symphony orchestras, art exhibitions – or in the setting up of foundations in the name of ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ (..) One of the rare dissenters, Charles Burton Marshall, is quoted here as saying that this bizarre operation to ‘counter Communism’ by trying ‘to break down ... doctrinaire thought patterns’ and anti-American attitudes throughout the world was ‘just about as totalitarian as one can get’." Edward Said Review LRB, 1999 
Nader book
"The lies and fabrications of the MSM are not the result of “sloppy journalism”. They are deliberate and are intended to mislead the public." Who is Behind “Fake News”? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images, 2016, Prof Michel Chossudovsky
"How many Americans could identify the National Endowment for Democracy? An organization which often does exactly the opposite of what its name implies. The NED was set up in the early 1980s under President Reagan in the wake of all the negative revelations about the CIA in the second half of the 1970s." Trojan Horses and Color Revolutions: The Role of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), chapter from Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower by William Blum published in 2005. 
Those who tell the stories rule society. Plato

"This is about nothing more than ensuring that Western citizens are not exposed to the side of The Enemy." -- Jonathan Cook
Those who own the congress, own the precidency and the media." Gore Vidal

"And thus being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just.” -- Blaise Pascal

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." -- Mark Twain

“The constant repetition of falsehood is more convincing than the demonstration of truth." -- William Colby, CIA

"Count not the voices; weigh them." Kant

"With the question of the importance of telling the truth, knowing who is able to tell the truth, and knowing why we should tell the truth, we have the roots of the 'critical' tradition of the west." M. Foucault

Obama, CIA Brennan/Morell 

CIA Is A Corporate Tool

Watch what Ex-Cia McGovern calls Morell's 'Job-Application' (2016), to make himself attractive to Hillary Clinton - he served Bush and Obama.
"Morrell’s mentality and delusions strongly suggest that top echelons of the US government are populated with sociopathic criminals.", 2016
"The CIA is a dangerous institution that has got to go. The agency is a tool of American corporate interests that repeatedly topple democratically elected leaders." Bernie Sanders (1974)

CIA in their own words


CIA/FBI/Intell in the Media

The CIA in the British Media, 
US/UK Corporate State Terror
Pentagon & CIA in Hollywood