Long Read: I ❤️ CIA

Here we learn (sort of – top secret, don’t you know) that the CIA almost single-handily leads American ‘foreign policy.’ Is it any wonder that our world is in the mess it is in?

Doesn’t it make you wish the CIA would just build a wall around the continental USA and then continue to plunder ‘their’ internet and brainwash their people with the freaking never-ending stream of absurd CIA and FBI movies in theatres and on Netflix and then just leave us and our children alone so that we might get back to living normal, productive lives?

26 August 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News

One cannot help but feel the life being sucked out of you as you read this I ❤️ CIA love-fest long read.

It is like a dysfunctional relationship, where one partner is hell-bent on creating world-wide havoc and then using that to justify more worldwide havoc while the other partner looks on from the sidelines.

The problem is that it happens over and over and over again and the other partner just lets it continue.

Here we see an offering of the (usual) absurd notion that the CIA might have been tossed to the waste bin were it not for the brutal proxy war with Russia.

If only, you know, Washington could ‘control’ the CIA because, as you will read here, we are led to believe that the ‘President’ has no more control over the CIA than he does over Nancy Who’s vacation plans to Tawain. Oh dear.

And never mind that the hideous mess in Ukraine has been going on for almost a decade or that tens of billions of dollars destined for food and housing in the US have been spent on weapons or that it is almost inconceivable that CIA boots have not been on the ground all along.

So now we are witnessing The Rebirth of the CIA. Except that it was never in jeopardy to begin with.

One might think by now that the CIA would wake up to the fact that they don’t have to keep reinventing the wheel to justify their existence. They just have to stop pretending they rule the world. They don’t, and never will.

And yet millions of lives have been lost, and billions more lives are on the line.

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Doesn’t it make you wish the CIA would just build a wall around the continental USA and then continue to plunder ‘their’ internet and brainwash their people with the freaking never-ending stream of absurd CIA and FBI movies in theatres and on Netflix and then just leave us and our children alone so that we might get back to living normal, productive lives?

In a normal relationship, one might ask both the CIA to reveal their game plan or exit strategy, but the only answer seems to be world annihilation.

Am I wrong?

Can anyone offer any other roadmap to ‘victory’ other than endless proxy wars and economic warfare in the form of ‘sanctions’ that do little more than destroy the lives or cause the deaths of millions of people around the world?

Well fine.

If you want it, here it is come and get it
Mm-mm-mm-mm, make your mind up fast
If you want it, anytime I can give it
But you better hurry ’cause it may not last

James Porteous | Clipper Media News

The inside story of the CIA v Russia – from cold war conspiracy to ‘black’ propaganda in Ukraine

25 August 2022 | Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones | The Conversation

In the early 1990s, Senator Patrick Moynihan campaigned for the abolition of the CIA. The brilliant campaigner thought the US Department of State should take over its intelligence functions. For him, the age of secrecy was over.

In a New York Times opinion piece, Moynihan wrote:

For 30 years the intelligence community systematically misinformed successive presidents as to the size and growth of the Soviet economy … Somehow our analysts had internalised a Soviet view of the world.

In the speech introducing his Abolition of the CIA bill in January 1995, Moynihan cited British author John le Carré’s scorn for the idea that the CIA had contributed to victory in the cold war against the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev and his successors. “The Soviet Empire did not fall apart because the spooks had bugged the man’s room in the Kremlin or put broken glass in Mrs Brezhnev’s bath,” Le Carré had written.

This was one of the CIA’s lowest points since its establishment in 1947 (my new book marks the agency’s 75th anniversary). It was created with two key goals in mind: thwarting Soviet expansionism, and preventing another surprise attack like that carried out by the Japanese on Pearl Harbour during the second world war. While Moynihan’s campaign to shut down the CIA did not ultimately prevail, there was certainly a widespread perception that the agency was no longer fit for purpose and should be curtailed.

Throughout the cold war, many had regarded fighting communism as the CIA’s raison d’être. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the agency’s role was less clear, and it came under heavy criticism for having distorted intelligence and “blatantly pandered” to one ideological viewpoint: blind anti-communism. Without the cold war, Moynihan predicted, the CIA would become “a kind of retirement programme for a cadre of cold warriors not really needed any longer”.

Three decades on, however, Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has put Russia’s threat to the stability of the world back at the top of the US foreign agenda.

READMORE if you can get past the absurdity of that line

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