Elder Patriot – As we watch Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan, DNI James Clapper, and FBI Director James Comey embark on a CYA disinformation tour of the mainstream media it may be helpful to review a history how untrustworthy these agencies and their partners in the MSM have been.
CIA Directors have a long history of manipulating the public consciousness to hide their true agenda. But every once in a while their candor is revealing.
Listen to them in their own words:
“The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story, which is just incredible enough to be interesting, but credible enough to be believed.”– Richard Helms, CIA Director 1966-1973
“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” ― William E. Colby, CIA Director 1973-1976
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”– William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987
“In examining the CIA’s past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public. The second is the damage to the credibility and independence of a free press, which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S. journalists and media organizations.”– U.S. Senator Frank Church 1975 following hearings on CIA abuses
So it’s foolish to expect that Brennan, Clapper, Comey, et al, entrusted with keeping hidden the secrets of the Global-Corporatist Cabal, would admit their crimes and in the process run afoul of these powerful and unforgiving people.
All that’s left for them is to admit they colluded to run an illegal spy campaign against Donald Trump and then convince us that they did it in order to protect him.
The astounding result of their sudden about face – “well okay we did spy on Trump but it was for his own good” – is how many Americans have reversed course with them and are now parroting back this propaganda.
Their refusal to own up to the immorality and illegality of their scheme has left Americans in a conundrum. Who are we to believe?
“A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts is a society that chooses and deserves the police state dictatorship it is going to get.”– Ian Williams Goddard
It would seem the only we can heal our divisions is to open the files, let every one see the evidence, and then we can collectively decide whether claims that our national security would be compromised were real. Because, it’s even more critical for us to understand if Donald Trump is lying to us or if he was really the target of a secret counter-intelligence operation designed to destroy his presidency.
For some perspective, remember when Democrats elected John F. Kennedy and steadfastly defended everything he said? Remember when all criticisms were off limits?
Consider the threat that President Kennedy posed to the emerging Deep State that considered itself the permanent, professional government.
Here’s JFK delivering a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association barely three months into his presidency.
This is one of the most consequential speeches any American president has ever had the courage to verbalize. Kennedy defined the conflicting challenges of the need to know versus the need for secrecy if the concept of America was to continue:
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers, which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.
“That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”
Exactly one month to the day after JFK was assassinated Harry Truman, the president who founded the CIA penned an editorial for the Washington Post:
“I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency.”
“For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas.
“I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations.”
Imagine any Democrat repeating those words, today.
Now consider how Donald Trump’s words similarly resounded when he made these assertions during the campaign:
To those of us who are awake this is as clear as the nose on our faces. Challenge the entrenched powers at your own risk.
Then there’s this reason to be suspicious of the mainstream media; why have they not asked former President Barack Obama, who has been accused of running the spy and surveillance operations against Donald Trump, what he knows about it?
The question that remains is how, in a free society, has the CIA been so successful in convincing so many disciples of JFK to now be begging to be subjugated by a police state.