Category: CIA / INTEL AGENCIES

Gina Haspel: She’s Certainly Qualified for the Job

RON JACOBS—Gina Haspel got the appointment to head the CIA. The idea that that agency should have someone with morals that found fault with torture or covering up said torture is laughable at best. Indeed, I think her actions overseeing torture sessions and (more importantly) destroying the evidence of those sessions are why she ultimately passed muster for the appointment. She proved her soullessness and enslavement to the Empire and its deeds, no matter how reprehensible some may find them.

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Gina Haspel and Pinocchio from Rome

ED CURTIN—In an old city like Rome one tends to think old thoughts: that the history of torture, human treachery, lying, and violence has a long history; that secular and religious fanatics are nothing new; and that empires rise and fall and everyone dies, even those who build monuments to their own “glorious” deeds. But if one wanders around Rome and through life with no itinerary, one also encounters beautiful people and small pockets of faith, love, and devotion. 

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Wikipedia Is An Establishment Psyop

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—This notion that the US and its allies are fighting against Russian “hybrid warfare” (by which they typically mean hackers and disinformation campaigns) has taken such deep root among think tanks, DC elites and intelligence/defense circles that it often gets unquestioningly passed on as fact by mass media establishment stenographers who are immersed in and chummy with those groups.

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Military wars—South China Sea, Indian Ocean and Pentagon’s ‘String of Pearls’ Strategy

F.W. ENGDAHL—The US corporations approaching Burma are hand-picked by Washington to introduce the most destructive “free market” reforms that will open Burma to instability. The United States will not allow investment in entities owned by Myanmar’s armed forces or its Ministry of Defense. It also is able to place sanctions on “those who undermine the reform process, engage in human rights abuses, contribute to ethnic conflict or participate in military trade with North Korea.”

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Former CIA Analyst Thrown Out of Senate Hearing for Exposing Gina Haspel’s War Crimes

EMMA FIALA—McGovern has been outspoken in his opposition to Haspel’s nomination in addition to the immorality and ineffectiveness of torture. Only days ago he penned an opinion piece titled “Will a Torturer Become CIA Director?” In 2003, McGovern created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, an outspoken group of former CIA employees who have called out former presidents George W. Bush and Barak Obama as well as current U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Atlantic Council Explains Why We Need To Be Propagandized For Our Own Good

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE—Russian propaganda is not dangerous. Having access to other ways of looking at global geopolitics is not dangerous. What absolutely is dangerous is a vast empire concerning itself with the information and ideas that its citizenry have access to. Get your rapey, manipulative fingers out of our minds, please. If our dear leaders are so worried about our losing faith in our institutions, they shouldn’t be concerning themselves with manipulating us into trusting them, they should be making those institutions more trustworthy.

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