A Little Bit of CIA in Every Tap

October 14, 2018
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The following was received via a FaceBook link, and presents as originally worded with the exception of some minor formatting and the addition of a few related images.

By Kevin Hay

Have you ever wondered what your drinking water travels through before it reaches your tap?

It is time to do more than wonder.

It is also time to do more than wonder about the people that have been chosen to represent YOU and your children.

Your future is now at stake, simply because the people, the politicians, most of them are lawyers, trained liars and manipulators of fact.

Now, we need to separate fact from fiction.

It is time to put the talking stick down, close our mouths, and start observing the reactions to the cognitive dissonance that we have been using as an education system.
It is time that we question those who represent the media and what their true intentions are, seeing as so many of these “trusted and credible” sources are government agents working for clandestine services, agencies like the CIA.

The recently released “Pastor”, named Andrew Brunson, the person recently released from a Turkish prison, is a Central Intelligence Agency employee.
So is Anderson Cooper and many other so called news reporters.
Anderson INTERNED AT THE CIA.

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After enrolling at Yale University, Cooper noticed a flyer hanging in the school’s career counseling office inviting students to explore their options with the CIA. He decided to spend his summers interning at the headquarters of the agency in Langley, Virginia. Cooper later called the work “pretty bureaucratic” and “mundane” and decided not to pursue intelligence work as a profession.  Yeah..right.
That’s what everyone says when they join the CIA through the blood fraternities at Yale.

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https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/…/DOC_0005524009.pdf

The CIA’s Operation MOCKINGBIRD is a long-recognized keystone among researchers pointing to the Agency’s clear interest in and relationship to major US news media. MOCKINGBIRD grew out of the CIA’s forerunner, the Office for Strategic Services (OSS, 1942-47), which during World War Two had established a network of journalists and psychological warfare experts operating primarily in the European theatre.

Many of the relationships forged under OSS auspices were carried over into the postwar era through a State Department-run organization called the Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) overseen by OSS staffer Frank Wisner.

The OPC “became the fastest-growing unit within the nascent CIA,” historian Lisa Pease observes, “rising in personnel from 302 in 1949 to 2,812 in 1952, along with 3,142 overseas contract personnel. In the same period, the budget rose from $4.7 million to $82 million.” Lisa Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” in James DiEugenio and Lisa Pease,

The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X, Port Townsend, WA, 2003, 300.

Like many career CIA officers, eventual CIA Director/Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) Richard Helms was recruited out of the press corps by his own supervisor at the United Press International’s Berlin Bureau to join in the OSS’s fledgling “black propaganda” program. “‘[Y]ou’re a natural,” Helms’ boss remarked. Richard Helms, A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency, New York: Random House, 2003, 30-31.

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Wisner tapped Marshall Plan funds to pay for his division’s early exploits, money his branch referred to as “candy.” “We couldn’t spend it all,” CIA agent Gilbert Greenway recalls. “I remember once meeting with Wisner and the comptroller. My God, I said, how can we spend that? There were no limits, and nobody had to account for it. It was amazing.” Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, New York: The New Press, 2000, 105.

When the OPC was merged with the Office of Special Operations in 1948 to create the CIA, OPC’s media assets were likewise absorbed.

Wisner maintained the top secret “Propaganda Assets Inventory,” better known as “Wisner’s Wurlitzer”—a virtual rolodex of over 800 news and information entities prepared to play whatever tune Wisner chose. “The network included journalists, columnists, book publishers, editors, entire organizations such as Radio Free Europe, and stringers across multiple news organizations.” Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 300.

A few years after Wisner’s operation was up-and-running he “’owned’ respected members of the New York Times, Newsweek, CBS, and other communication vehicles, plus stringers, four to six hundred in all, according to a CIA analyst. Each one was a separate ‘operation,’” investigative journalist Deborah Davis notes, “requiring a code name, a field supervisor, and a field office, at an annual cost of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars—there has never been an accurate accounting.” Deborah Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, Second Edition, Bethesda MD: National Press Inc, 1987, 139.

Psychological operations in the form of journalism were perceived as necessary to influence and direct mass opinion, as well as elite perspectives. “[T]he President of the United States, the Secretary of State, Congressmen and even the Director of the CIA himself will read, believe, and be impressed by a report from Cy Sulzberger, Arnaud de Borchgrave, or Stewart Alsop when they don’t even bother to read a CIA report on the same subject,” noted CIA agent Miles Copeland. Cited in Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 301.

By the mid-to-late 1950s, Darrell Garwood points out, the Agency sought to limit criticism directed against covert activity and bypass congressional oversight or potential judicial interference by “infiltrat[ing] the groves of academia, the missionary corps, the editorial boards of influential journal and book publishers, and any other quarters where public attitudes could be effectively influenced.” Darrell Garwood, Under Cover: Thirty-Five Years of CIA Deception, New York: Grove Press, 1985, 250.

The CIA frequently intercedes in editorial decision-making. For example, when the Agency proceeded to wage an overthrow of the Arbenz regime in Guatemala in 1954, Allen and John Foster Dulles, President Eisenhower’s Secretary of State and CIA Director respectively, called upon New York Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger to reassign reporter Sydney Gruson from Guatemala to Mexico City. Sulzberger thus placed Gruson in Mexico City with the rationale that some repercussions from the revolution might be felt in Mexico. Pease, “The Media and the Assassination,” 302.

Since the early 1950s the CIA “has secretly bankrolled numerous foreign press services, periodicals and newspapers—both English and foreign language—which provided excellent cover for CIA operatives,” Carl Bernstein reported in 1977. “One such publication was the Rome Daily American, forty percent of which was owned by the CIA until the 1970s.” Carl Bernstein, “The CIA and the Media,” Rolling Stone, October 20, 1977.
The CIA exercised informal liaisons with news media executives, in contrast to its relationships with salaried reporters and stringers, “who were much more subject to direction from the Agency” according to Bernstein. “A few executives—Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the New York Times among them—signed secrecy agreements.

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But such formal understandings were rare: relationships between Agency officials and media executives were usually social—’The P and Q Street axis in Georgetown,’ said one source. ‘You don’t tell William Paley to sign a piece of paper saying he won’t fink.’” Director of CBS William Paley’s personal “friendship with CIA Director Dulles is now known to have been one of the most influential and significant in the communications industry,” author Debora Davis explains. “He provided cover for CIA agents, supplied out-takes of news film, permitted the debriefing of reporters, and in many ways set the standard for the cooperation between the CIA and major broadcast companies which lasted until the mid-1970s.” Deborah Davis, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and the Washington Post, Second Edition, Bethesda MD: National Press Inc, 1987, 175.

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The Great Wall of Truth is Greater than Provable Facts

September 19, 2018
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Truth is a much larger circle than “verifiable facts.” Leftists that embrace every last drop of #LIBTARDCONSPIRACYTHEORIES like “Russian Interference” based on ZERO evidence and that promote the opposite of facts make the #FOILHAT accusations a touch more than just #IRONIC!

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It is certainly fair and reasonable to question notions rather than lapping them up based on how well they resonate with preconceptions. And we all are likely guided somewhat by confirmation bias.

Just keep in mind that the great wall of truth is a lot larger than an individual’s couple of bricks worth of “verified facts.” And it’s just as poor a habit to summarily reject notions that register as “conspiracy theory” as it is to accept it without independent research and questioning. 

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When one explores the larger truth, experience and wisdom play a role in “connecting dots.” I will assert that my years of exploration of what you might discard as “conspiracy theory” began with a book by Craig Roberts I read in the 90’s. At the moment of initial awakening, I began to see patterns in events that previously seemed random and chaotic. The several decades to follow worth of following facts provide a lot more twinkling stars that shape the constellation that shapes my overall world view.

Even after performing many decades of analysis, offering immediately satisfying answers to new explorers barking “prove it” isn’t necessarily a simple matter. And so those in possession of wisdom rarely can describe the whole constellation of understanding all at once. We can merely point you to the dots to offer some guidance as you take your own journey. And without reading all the same books from cover to cover or otherwise exploring the same massive volumes of data that make up each dot, you’d not be expected to readily see the connections between all the dots.

Truth is bigger than what either of our best guesses, and the best guesses of informed opinions are much larger than the pieces of “verifiable fact” upon which they are based.

Apart from taking book recommendations from one another, I believe the best and fastest path to communicate a point of view is debate, and I also believe that debate is the highest form of communication, and it’s to the pursuit of truth that accelerates, I dedicate this brand and the free speech it promotes.

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What About #Whataboutism?

August 27, 2018
Updated October 3, 2018

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Whereas so-called “whataboutism” isn’t part of any argument theory we recognize, much less support, it’s basically the left’s favorite fire alarm.  In the room where they’re building their big case against whichever political opponent, they race for the nearest activator to sound the bells upon the first whiff of smoke from their own burning hypocrisy.

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It should be understandable that liberals might not want to discuss fairness, even application of laws and rules based on recent history and precedents. And so anything that shines light on the steaming corpses of the Democrat corruption piled high in every other room and closet of their ideological house will trigger swift action.  And too many have already come to realize that, were it not for their double standards, Democrats would have no standards at all!  It should surprise nobody that they’re rather protective of them.

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Sample of a #LIBTARDMEME that often accompanies the #WHATABOUTISM deflection tactics of the left.

If whataboutism deserves mention in argument theory, it should be included among whatever other subcategories of deflection tactics might be enumerated.  And certainly its deployment should be expected whenever we’re lucky enough to witness a leftist that makes even a marginal attempt to engage an opponent in in any sort of debate.

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