Category: CIA / INTEL AGENCIES

Ex-CIA operative says US has long meddled in elections, but it’s OK since they are ‘good cops’

“We’ve used posters, pamphlets, mailers, banners — you name it. We’ve planted false information in foreign newspapers. We’ve used what the British call ‘King George’s cavalry’: suitcases of cash,”Johnson said, recounting that in the late 1980s he was told by CIA operatives that they used to plant reports that fit the US agenda or bluntly fake news in foreign newspapers by the dozen. The number of such daily “insertions” ran in as many as 70 to 80 publications, he recounted.

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Ex-CIA Director Thinks US Hypocrisy About Election Meddling Is Hilarious

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—The US meddles constantly in other democracies, not “for a good cause” as Woolsey claims, but to advance the agendas of the loosely allied plutocrats, intelligence and defense agencies which comprise America’s permanent government. It does this not to improve or protect the lives of ordinary Americans, but to make the rich richer and the powerful more powerful, usually at the expense of the money, resources, homes, governments, livelihoods and lives of people in other countries. It does this with impunity and without hesitation.

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The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate (Reposted due to renewed relevancy)

RAY MC GOVERN—There is no little irony in the fact that what did in the FBI sweethearts was their visceral disdain for Mr. Trump, their cheerleading-cum-kid-gloves treatment of Mrs. Clinton and her associates, their 1950-ish, James Clapperesque attitude toward Russians as “almost genetically driven” to evil, and their (Strzok/Page) elitist conviction that they know far better what is good for the country than regular American citizens, including those “deplorables” whom Clinton said made up half of Trump’s supporters.

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Will Christopher Steele Be Charged in the UK as a Spy? by Publius Tacitus [UPDATE]

W. PAT LANG—There are two classes of FBI “informants.” One is serving as a “criminal informant” and the other is as an “intelligence asset.” Information from “criminal informants” can be used in a U.S. judicial proceeding and the informant called as a witness. Getting money under that circumstance can be problematic because the source’s credibility can be impeached by defense counsel, who can argue that the testimony is purloined. You do not have to worry about that with an “intelligence asset.” In that case the priority is protecting the identity of the source.

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On Abby Martin: One out of Every Four Activists Could Be a Corporate Spy | Nafeez Ahmed Breaks the Set (Video)

Abby Martin features an exclusive interview with Nafeez Ahmed, investigative journalist for the Guardian about a stunning new report from the Center for Corporate Policy, that says 1 out of every 4 activist may be a corporate spy. They go on to discuss the corporate industry’s role in subverting democracy and contributing to climate change.

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