Donald: Right for the Wrong Reasons

Like a broken clock twice a day…

Because somebody needs to sort this shit out. Also, I feel the need to clarify my reasons and separate them from Donald for disliking the US intelligence community.

First, Trump’s bashing of the CIA is disingenuous. One of his supporters is Peter Thiel, founder of Palantir, a private intelligence contractor, who wants to privatize the intelligence community. Second, of course, is Trump’s ties to Putin and Russia.

But this is in a very real sense a sad joke. The United States of America is nothing of the sort. It is a boundary inside which public-funded mercenaries with labels like the Department of Defense and Triple Canopy go about doing the dirty work for multinational corporations. That is all that it is. Notions of patriotism only appeal to a criminally ignorant public and brainwashed jarheads who think they serve a country instead of the corporate interests that they actually serve. This includes running and coordinating the world’s drug trade for foreign investors, such as can be seen in Honduras where Chinese, Japanese, EU and UK investors watch as US military bases support drug trafficking and surrogates {when it’s not direct military strikes and CIA doing it} murder the indigenous population who has been given the bad choices of becoming drug mule slaves or dying as frequent delivery planes take off from the property of a Honduran millionaire.

To say nothing of Afghanistan, where 2014 was the biggest poppy year in the history of the country and the trend continues. Off-the-books black bag ops have no shortage of funding sources today for CIA. Just imagine every intelligence community scandal in the past fifty years on steroids, and you’ll get the idea about what is happening behind the scenes.

Of recent note, Muckrock’s efforts have resulted in many new releases from CIA under FOIA. Of interest, COINTELPRO is now {more officially} known to have been a joint operation between CIA and FBI. This is important so that one can understand that while both agencies supported millionaires and then later billionaires in the past, they are now fully in the multinational corporation camp and consider the American people–and really people in general–to be the enemy.

A quick reference here again to a handful of people who, like myself, claim that behavioral modification means and methods were responsible for their “radicalization.” Of course, the only ones whose names get thrown about in the news are those who shoot people or blow something up. Not only as per the previous post’s Ft. Lauderdale shooter Esteban Santiago but there was both Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis and lesser known Myron May {both African-American} who made similar claims. Here’s a reminder what MKULTRA’s true purpose was according to the CIA itself:

MK-ULTRA’s purpose was “research and development of chemical, biological and radiological materials [for use] in clandestine operations to control human behavior.” The CIA hoped the “psychoactive chemicals” would work on the victim’s mind and emotions to “release him from the restraint of self-control.”

That was the 1950’s.

Our current dilemma’s stem from the 2001 National Intelligence Estimate. In it, the intelligence community cited the growing gap between the rich and poor as the US’ biggest 21st Century security threat. Naturally, this meant CIA and FBI would get to take the gloves off and enjoy near complete freedom via twisted legal memos allowing practically anything to be done as long as they follow spirit-of-the-law-illegal-but-letter-of-the-slimy-lawyer-memo-legal protocols. {See The Intercept‘s recent work on FBI’s loosening rules.}

9/11, which was almost certainly engineered the same or similar way as the Santiago, Alexis and May shootings, opened the door for this and the mass privatization which Trump is attempting to increase by destroying public education and privatizing national parks. Both things CIA in its heart of hearts would love to help accomplish. Whether or not there are individuals within any agency that oppose is irrelevant. They follow orders or simply choose to work on a different assignment. It still gets done, just by someone else.

Anyway, this nonsense about the intelligence community going after Trump is about getting the GOP party elites back in charge. It will make nearly no difference to anyone at all except for GOP party elites. They will still continue to use covert operations to attempt to turn public opinion against minorities, as they did with 9/11, the Gary Webb crack cocaine epidemic resulting in the creation of the term “Superpredator,” etc.

All of this underlines another point: Doesn’t seem to matter where you turn. There isn’t anyone in your corner when you’re the little guy. This is bad guys against bad guys. They will resolve it soon and be one big happy evil family.

Note also that CIA was silent when Nixon conspired to wreck US peace talks for election purposes and Americans actually died as a result–not one of those silly Internet scare-tactics, actually happened–so that Humphrey {backed by LBJ} wouldn’t be able to claim peace as a reason to vote for him and the Democrats.

Nor did CIA speak up when Reagan’s people cut a deal with the Iranians to hold American hostages longer for similar reasons against Carter. Another indicator that CIA is as full of shit as it always is and doesn’t care about the average American at all, even when they are in the military or foreign service in embassies. They just have a good narrative this time with the Russians cuz Cold War.

and Red Dawn.

…and Red Dawn.

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Jonestown

JONESTOWN

(Added final paragraph, clarified a little Reagan-Gorbachev).

I’m sure most people remember the basics of the Jonestown massacre, as it is often referred to. Jim Jones, crazy preacher, talked a lot of people into committing suicide by drinking poisoned kool-aid.

It’s where the phrase, “He/she drank the kool-aid” came from, and the variations like “Don’t drink the kool-aid,” meaning don’t get sucked into some cultish way of thinking that has no relation to reality, etc. Members of both parties have used it about the other one.

Anyway, Jones was actually rather anti-religious. He was a Marxist, I suppose. He formed alliances with mostly Democrats. Famously, when Jones was accused of law-breaking, gay activist Harvey Milk wrote a letter on his behalf. If it seems that they make a strange pair of allies, read what I said again. Also, he stated it was his goal to create a unified racial community and in that, he successd for a while. Once, when hospitalized and accidentally placed in a black ward of a segregated hospital, he refused to be moved when the mistake was discovered and even began serving the other patients there. He appeared in many respects to be someone who cared about people of color.

You might also recall that a US congressman was shot and killed along with some other people the same day as the mass suicide. What you may not know is that the CIA took a great interest in what was going on down there and had at least one man meeting with Jones on a regular basis. What you also might not know is that Jones, as a child, exhibited standard psychopathy. He was known to have killed cats, for example, as was Dahmer and some other notable serial killers.

Enter Charles Manson. There was a rumor (and I’m not saying that I believe it) that Manson had been recruited by CIA to do work in Central America. Supposedly the person in prison was a double, a doopelganger, someone brainwashed to believe he was Manson or an actor and the real one was down south helping out with swaying public opinion or something.

Like I said, I doubt that was quite the case. But there just is no question that there was interest. I mean, you can see it. Red Scare means we gotta spread capitalism wherever we can (or at least totalitarian regimes that support our capitalism). To do that, you gotta think of some way to hold people’s attention, change their way of thinking, make them absoltuely obedient.

So, no question about it. They studied Manson. They probably interviewed him and his cohorts quite a bit. This is right along the lines of MK/ULTRA and the other mind control, behavioral modification projects.

But the troubling question goes back to Jonestown. Was that an experiment? Was it a publicity stunt to discredit Democrats, the gay rights movement, civil rights movement in general, labor movement (as cheap labor conservatives likes to paint anyone who is not salaried negotiating their pay and benefits as somehow communist and yet it’s expected for salaried employees and called capitalism), etc.? Given what I know now, I’d say yes.

Fast forward to today and Islamophobia has largley replaced the Red Scare. It’s the excuse for all things radical, breaking the law, torture, warrantless surveillance, etc. And yet the only conceivable reason is personal financial gain. Ok, you could make the argument a lot stronger in the 50s when the USSR had all those nukes and the rhetoric was sometimes harsh. You get the idea.

But in reviewing what actually went on during the Cold War, it appears that a lot of that was overblown as well for the same reasons. Again, Eisenhower warned us: people might make war because it is profitable. Here we are. Now they also make up crimes because incarceration is profitable. They make up boogeymen because security it profitable. They make up intelligence and create terrorism because all kinds of things, including opening up new markets overseas, are profitable.

The Iranian Hostage crisis; Carter was crucified despite the loss of many soldiers attempting to secretly go rescue them. Supposedly the chopper took off in bad weather and crashed. Something like that may have happened twice or three times preventing a rescue on his watch. Of course the Carter administration kept that secret for a long time, partly, I suppose because it might look to the Arab world as if God wanted those people held hostage, it was His will. (You see where that is going, don’t you?) But the result domestically was that it looked like Carter, the liberal Democrat, was weak.

Followed by Reagan’s incredible, heroic, “rescue.” It was said that the Iranians were afraid of Reagan and that was why they gave them up so quickly after he took office. Every conservative since has tried to borrow off of that folk tale. The fall of the Soviet Union (for which Reagan is to be given some credit in that he did not try to continue to prop it up for political purposes) was exaggerated as well. He let Gorbachev work toward it is possibly the case (though then why the collapse caught Bush off guard, I don’t understand).

I point again to allegations that, for example, Koch did business with Iran and Halliburton with Iraq. It’s preposterous to say we didn’t have back channel communications. They just might not have been Carter-friendly, given the amount of the highest tax bracket at the time.

I recall hearing once that the Reagan administration’s feelings were hurt when, after releasing some story about Iranian hit squads coming after Reagan and Bush, that some folks thought they were making it up. It did sound a bit too Hollywood the way they described it.

And of course Reagan got that top tax bracket reduced, increased the debt like we’d never seen it before, pretended he had never heard Ike’s warning and increased military spending through the roof.

And we wonder how it all got so out of whack?

So, yes, psy ops and brainwashing. These are some of their favorite things.

Where they really stepped over the line is in going so far domestically. I do not see how anyone can justify that and maintain that they are not committing treason, mutiny, rebellion, breaking the law, supporting terrorism. And I don’t see how anyone else could let that slide.

The larger point I think is that, if you cannot make the argument for, whatever it is, war, warrantless wiretaps, torture, etc. publicly and convince the public that it is necessary without false flag and other fake means of altering opinion, then maybe you shouldn’t be doing it. What’s the argument? It’s good for gas prices? It’s good for 401K? It generates jobs? If that were the case currently you might at least have that, but it isn’t.

Happy Valentine’s Day

How those who ignore (and allow to be hidden) the past, are doomed to repeat it, how the Red Scare has been replaced by Islamophobia. Ultimately this is about money. Who profits?

Operation Northwoods, the Joint Chiefs discussion of 1962 about starting a war with Cuba in order to justify invading it:

From page 5:

5. The suggested courses of action appended to Enclosure A are based on the premise that US military intervention will result from a period of heightened US-Cuban tensions which place the United States in the position of suffering justifiable grievances. World opinion, and the United Nations forum should be favorably affected by developing the international image of the Cuban government as rash and irresponsible, and as an alarming and unpredictable threat to the peace of the Western Hemisphere.

The goals and plan. Create a narrative wherein the US is defending itself from Cuba in order to move US and world public opinion so that they can invade Cuba.

Now on to some details!

From page 11:

3. A “Remember the Maine” incident could be arranged in several forms:

a. We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba.

October 12, 2000 – The USS Cole Bombing blamed on Al Qaeda

(Possibly biased “Remember the Maine” history link for reference).

4. We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington.

The events of “Charlie Wilson’s War”, in which the United States seeks to and succeeds in making the Soviet Union go broke fighting an extended war in Afghanistan against the mujaheddin includes using and training Osama bin Laden as an asset.

[4. cont.] The terror campaign could be pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized.

Toppling of Saddam Hussein statue was staged

[4 cont.] Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government.

Crude Niger forgeries surface in Italian newspapers, spread fear of Iraqi nuclear program

Blackwater emails seem to indicate that they had something to do with the assassination of twice Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007 and planned to pin it on an “affiliate of Al Qaeda.”

And, where there is actual activity on the part of the opponent, exaggerate it, add to it:

[from 5.] These efforts can be magnified and additional ones contrived for exposure. For example, advantage can be taken of the sensitivity of the Dominican Air Force to intrusions within their national air space. “Cuban” B-26 or C-46 type aircraft could make cane-burning raids at night. Soviet bloc incendiaries could be found.

US suggests to Brits: fly a US spy plane over Iraq with “UN” painted on the side or that a defector would give a (phony) presentation on Iraq’s WMD

[5 cont.] This could be coupled with “Cuban” messages to the Communist underground in the Dominican Republic and “Cuban” shipments of arms which would be found, or intercepted, on the beach.

Iranians blamed in Nigerian arms smuggling even as a year later…

…The Department of Homeland Security, who pools it’s intelligence from all of the other intelligence sources, recently attempted to draw the United States into yet another oil war, this time in Nigeria

7. Hijacking attempts against civil air and surface craft should appear to continue as harassing measures condoned by the government of Cuba.

So many ways to go with this one, I’ll just move it back toward the main point of this blog, the use of “behavioral modification” for political ends:

FBI told to blame Anthrax attacks on Al Qaeda (and Iraq, see other sources). It of course turned out to be (most likely) Bruce Ivins, a man sort of like the Unabomber and Frank Olson had a baby. He worked at Fort Detrick (as Olson did) on WMD issues, became deathly afraid there was going to be a bio-terror attack, so he created one. His letters are sort of a puzzle and that part more closely matches the Unabomber.

That’s the semi-official story. He did so, however, with the “help”, in my opinion, of some folks utilizing voice-to-skull and probably other psychological operations. That’s my opinion because I’ve had ample experience with someone trying to drive me to violence. (Again, this is because I am a witness to illegal human experimentation and other black op activities from 1989 and 1990 and perhaps later. They desperately want to keep those activities secret because it’s one of the ways that these people keep from getting prosecuted, having their goal of breaking the spine of the Federal government–except for Defense–through influencing, controlling, and intimidating Congress, hampered).

Need I note this again? A person in a very sensitive government position goes bonkers unnoticed and manages to send out letters laced with a deadly substance. Someone doesn’t mind the store when it’s getting robbed is in his best interests. Same story with Bradley Manning. Look at the details of the legal documents and how many people noted his seeming to come undone and yet no action was taken.

8. It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight.

There you have it. Murdering American citizens and blaming it on Cuba. Really, once you’ve gone there, where is the stopping point? Why not drive six young gay men to suicide and make them have accidents (utilizing black ops, voice-to-skull, drugs, etc.) just to drive one witness to the same and keep your tools a secret? The Frey effect was tested in 1973! Why and how has it been kept secret this long? The Frey effect.

[8.] a. An aircraft at Elgin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization…

Included so you can understand what we’re talking about. The CIA and DOD often work together on these kinds of things. That there are the occasional disagreements can be genuine or just for appearances. In any case, there is ample indication that both contain/contained people who put their personal profits ahead of American lives, the safety and security of the US, and do not care how many tax dollars they waste because it weakens the parts of the government who would likely want to stop these kinds of false-flag-for-profit activities. Additionally, you’ll note even today rabid anti-Cuba and anti-Muslim rhetoric coming (mostly ) from the Republican party. That they want perpetual war AND don’t want to pay for it means that the middle class is going to be burdened with it. Surely there are plenty of Democrats who know what I’m saying is true. Why then aren’t they utilizing any of this to deal with it? It’s a simple and effective way of getting the defense industry back on track with something more akin to reality instead of the enrichment of a few at the expense of blood and money for many.

Finally, to remind folks what tied all of the above together, the hysterically funny attempt to put the “army of genies” back into the bottle:

Cheney, Bush attempt to re-classify unclassified materials

I’ve avoided using the old adage for obvious reasons, but if this isn’t the guilty dog barking, what is it?

(For the x-files again: the date of the third memorandum for the Obama administration’s Open Government Directive? December 8, 2009.)

Believe me, I hate defending the Democrats. But the Republicans just keep making it so easy with their radical rhetoric and calls for violence and a return to pre-civil rights eras (like the 13th Century).

Doomed to Repeat It

DOOMED TO REPEAT IT

The story of how the neoconservative movement exaggerated the threat that the USSR posed to the US, how Cheney wanted CIA to be in the position of not being able to say no to the generals (see Perry’s calling for removal of civilian control of the Pentagon; despite his fellow debaters’ protestations, they clearly want the same and hate the Constitution with the same passionate fervor—it stands in the way of their corporate allies taking every last dime you’ve got). See also Wohlstetter at top of page, who is credited with starting the neocon movement by teaching people like Perle and Wolfowitz that lying to the public can be very lucrative, and was part of the inspiration for Dr. Strangelove.

If there is a WMD detonated in a major American city any time soon, it will be because of these people, not in spite of them. They care nothing for democracy, truth in government, human life, and the prosperity of anyone but their allies and when it pleases, their disposable sycophants.

Note that they came to power by allying themselves with a conservative democrat senator. The DNC has failed as the opposition party to the radical conservative movement that has emerged and taken hold of the military, GOP, media, and intelligence community. They still act like the consequences of pretending to fight without actually taking the bull by the horns are no more dire than who wins a professional wrestling match. Unless and until that party takes them on, publicly, honestly, and directly, they will continue to lose. This is why people don’t respect them: they know they are being phony. This is no longer about six inches of political turf (like who to tax and how much), it’s about the survival of democracy in the US, which is under full siege by all of the GOP candidates. That Paul wants to eliminate the Patriot Act only differentiates him so far. The economic darwinism, undercurrent of radical racism and homophobia, contwixting of religion with capitalism means that the major libertarian movement is also a threat to democracy.

Like freedom? Thank a reporter.

Islamophrenia! and Escaping Lizards

Truth Out: Seven Foundations Fueled Islamophobia

The LOL moment:

Richard Scaife* foundations
$7,875,000

This is why I highly recommend A Terrible Mistake by H.P. Albarelli. Explains how the Red Scare was used as a power and money grab and therefore how we got to where we are now with replacing Commies with Muslims. Also how big Pharma dealt/deals drugs as part of its business plan, and all those wonderful toys that were developed to do things like introduce disease surreptitiously.

Some things you may not know about Islam:

1) With over 1 billion worldwide, the percentage of terrorists among Muslims is as low or lower than that of other faiths.

2) They use the New and Old Testaments as well as the Koran in their worship (and really, who believes exactly the same thing among Jews and Christians?).

3) They are the number one source of intelligence against that small minority of zealots who want to blow things up.

But every rip off like this needs a bogeyman, a straw man to point to to control the likes of the Tea Party via irrational fear and anger. (Since I’m all into breaking the rules when the only exist for show and enemy squashing anyway, like the Nazis used the Jews as menace to try to take over the world…)

It is that given the absolute inability of the GOP to care, to accept that it is marching us toward ecological disaster that it believes money and power will enable the few elite to survive, that all of that is obvious and that there are better ways to approach the problem, that the solution will possibly ultimately come from some quarter that they consider expendable, that really shows the DNC as criminally negligent in their job as an opposition party. As should be abundantly clear, a representative cannot even trust the emails he or she receives because there are private- and intel-run PsyOps designed specifically to alter their perception of where their constituency actually is. Also, there are of course attempts to alter where the constituency is by interfering in public discourse where operatives pretend to be several normal citizens expressing their opinions doing shoutdowns.

Back when (or was it before?) this whole mess started, I posted on HBO’s website about how the biggest threat to US security was not Islam but rather the widening gap between rich and poor (one of the conclusions of the 2001 National Intelligence Estimate, released after 9/11 but in the works for about a year). Some jackass posted and accused me of smoking something with Bill Maher. The a-hole even followed me to my LiveJournal. Political operative, no question.

I read somewhere that some banks have a point system where they actually rate their employees as to how much of a threat they pose to the bank. The more they owe, the more comfortable the bank is in having power over them. The implication is that they do something similar with customers.

Jumping back to that ‘Mike’ fellow who I met a while back, former employee of an intel subcontractor. I mentioned the term ‘sheepdipped’ ** and he laughed. He said that essentially CIA and other agencies make sure that they catch or cause those in their employ to commit a crime so that they always have something over them. It’s why there’s much less complaints coming out of former employees than one would expect given the circumstances.

Forgetting for the moment the hilarity that could ensue if a former asset didn’t remember any such crime (it’s so obvious this is their storyline to justify keeping me here under observation despite my many complaints to my reps… I think it’s entirely untrue mind you, but in this business we don’t cut ‘funny’)…

They undoubtedly do the same with individuals. Writers, rappers, artists, professors, etc. There’s some sort of point system and once you’ve crossed the threshold by, for example, contributing to the legal funds of those wronged by the broken corrupt system, you are public enemy #1.

You can probably also earn your target badge by writing about realworld research into everything from biological leashes, earthquake weapons, surveillance satellites, corporatocracy, etc.

BUT!… I’ll bet some of the people they send to take care of “the problem” resent it if only a little and if only unconsciously. That brain just keeps finding ways to get around all the obstacles. “Life finds a way.”

It’s your country. Take it back by demanding answers, justice, and the cleaning up of Washington by kicking out the criminals who have stolen it from you.

* I’ve never seen a more sanitized Wikipedia entry. I congratulate them on somehow (apparently) burying the hatchet, if that’s what it is. Meanwhile, Americans continue to suffer via other peoples’ compromising. You cannot compromise with climate change.

** Euphemism for someone who has apparently left but is actually still working for, for example, the CIA or FBI. Like possibly the former FBI agent who pointed me toward Albarelli’s book. There might be others. Time will tell.