by Mary Louise
03 August, 2007
The CIA's secret activities, covert missions, and connections of control are all done under the pretense and protection of national security with no accountability whatsoever, at least in their minds.
Considering the public is held accountable for everything we think, say, and do there is something seriously wrong with this picture.
The CIA is the President's secret army, who have been and continue to be conveniently above the law with unlimited power and authority, to conduct a reign of terror around the globe.
The "old boy network" of socializing, talking
shop, and tapping each other for favors outside the halls of
government made it inevitable that the CIA and Corporate America
would become allies, thus the systematic infiltration and takeover
of the media.
The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that 6 million people had died by 1987 as a result of CIA covert operations, called an "American Holocaust" by former State Department official William Blum.
In 1948, the CIA recreated its covert action wing called the Office of Policy Coordination with Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner as its first director.
Another early elitist who served as
Director of the CIA from 1953 to 1961 was Allen Dulles, a
senior partner at the Wall Street firm of Sullivan and Cromwell,
the Rockefeller empire and other
trusts, corporations, and cartels.
The CIA effort to recruit American news
organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of
propaganda, was headed up by Frank Wisner, Allen Dulles, Richard
Helms, and Philip Graham (publisher of The Washington Post).
Wisner had taken Graham under his wing to direct the program
code-named Operation Mockingbird and both have presumably committed
...and 400 journalists, who have secretly carried out assignments according to documents on file at CIA headquarters, from intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens.
The CIA had infiltrated the nation's
businesses, media, and universities with tens of thousands of
on-call operatives by the 1950's. CIA Director Dulles had staffed
the CIA almost exclusively with Ivy League graduates, especially
from Yale with figures like George Herbert Walker Bush from the
"Skull and Crossbones" Society.
Robert Parry reported the first breaking stories about Iran-Contra for Associated Press that were largely ignored by the press and congress, then moving to Newsweek he witnessed a retraction of a true story for political reasons.
In 'Fooling America: A Talk by Robert Parry' he said,
Major networks are primarily controlled by giant corporations that are obligated by law, to put the profits of their investors ahead of all other considerations which are often in conflict with the practice of responsible journalism.
There were around 50 corporations a couple of decades ago, which was considered monopolistic by many and yet today, these companies have become larger and fewer in number as the biggest ones absorb their rivals.
This concentration of ownership and power reduces the diversity of media voices, as news falls into the hands of large conglomerates with holdings in many industries that interferes in newsgathering, because of conflicts of interest.
Mockingbird was an immense financial undertaking with funds flowing
from the CIA largely through the Congress for Cultural Freedom
(CCF) founded by Tom Braden with Pat Buchanan
of CNN's Crossfire.
However, pressure from
the IMF, World Bank, and US
government to deregulate and privatize, the media, communication,
and new technology resulted in a global commercial media system
dominated by a small number of super-powerful transnational media
corporations (mostly US based), working to advance the cause of
global markets and the CIA agenda.
This is just the head of the octopus which has its second and third tier tentacles working together in unison or feigned division.
This would include:
A good site to visit for more information is Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, a public interest media watchdog group, at
Media propaganda tactics include blackouts, misdirections, expert opinions to echo the Establishment line, smears, defining popular opinions, mass entertainment distractions, and Hobson's Choice (the media presents the so-called conservative and liberal positions).
...by Alex Constantine are an excellent source of information on this topic.
Steve will not be writing anymore articles as he is no longer with us, having unfortunately met his untimely death that was 'apparently' from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. If you read about him on his web page that is still available, you will see that he did not seem like a person who was suffering from deep depression.
In his memory, please take the time to read what he wrote at,
CNN aired "Valley of Death" in June of 1998 and Time magazine (both owned by Time-Warner) ran a story about a secret mission called Operation Tailwind and the activities of SOG, Studies and Observations Group, a secret elite commando unit of the Army's Special Forces that used lethal nerve gas (sarin), on a mission to Laos designed to kill American defectors.
Suddenly the network was awash in denials and the story was hushed up, as usual.
Acknowledged use of this gas coming at a time when the U.S. government was trying to get Saddam to comply with weapons inspections, was an embarrassment to say the least. What hypocrisy! Having actually used the weapons on our own troops, then complaining and accusing Saddam of potential use of stored similar weapons, of which some were manufactured in and supplied by the U.S.
The broadcast was prepared after
exhaustive research and rooted in considerable supportive data. To
decide for yourself what the truth is read Floyd Abrams' report on
the CNN site at
It was later revealed that Woodward was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House and knew many insiders including General Alexander Haig. A high-level source told Bernstein, "One journalist is worth twenty agents."
CFR/Trilateralist Katharine Graham, in a 1988 speech given to senior CIA employees at Agency headquarters said,
Maybe that's another reason why folks
get the impression that a suspicious agenda lurks behind the
headlines. "25 Ways to Suppress Truth: Rules of Disinformation" and
"8 Traits of the Disinformationalist" at
www proparanoid.com/truth.htm, sums
it up very well.
He has written about Vietnam's Phoenix Program www.vwip.org/articles/m/McGeheeRalph_VietnamsPhoenixProgram.htm and after a long battle with CIA censors, he published the book "Deadly Deceits" in 1983.
Ralph has been harassed by the CIA and FBI, involving bodily injury, and his CIABASE website was shut down on Spring of 2000.
He copied some reports that can be found at,
He concluded that the CIA is not now nor
has it ever been a central intelligence agency but rather the covert
action arm of the President's foreign policy advisors, of which
disinformation is a large part of its responsibility and the
American people are the primary target of its lies.
Kennedy was intent on exercising his ELECTED powers and not allowing them to be usurped by power-crazed individuals in the intelligence community, threatening to,
There were four things that filled the CIA with rage and sealed his fate.
JFK fired Allen Dulles, was in
the process of founding a panel to investigate the CIA's numerous
crimes, put a damper on the breadth and scope of the CIA, and
limited their ability to act under National Security Memoranda 55.
One of the first tenets for the control of a population is to control all sources of information the population receives and mostly because of the pervasive CIA and Operation Mockingbird, the mainstream American Press is a controlled multi-national corporate/government megaphone.
They are up to their eyeballs in dirty deeds and there will never be an end to the corruption that prevails unless the CIA is abolished.
Otherwise, the CIA will just keep on using their tricks of propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, drug trafficking, sexual intrigue, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, demolition and evacuation procedures, death squads, and politically motivated assassinations.
The CIA is the epitome of organized crime run amuck!