By Al Duncan
April 29, 2011
The Central Intelligence Agency was, is, and will always be a nefarious rogue organization that gives the integrity of the U.S. not one, but two black eyes.
The New York Times presented an article by Tim Weiner, November 23, 1996, saying: “The CIA, over the objections of the DEA, approved the shipment of at least one ton of nearly pure cocaine to Miami International Airport as a way of gathering information about the Colombian drug cartels. But the cocaine ended up on the street...”
In 1996 Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News, investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had smuggled cocaine into the U.S., and then distributed as crack cocaine into Los Angeles and funneled profits to the Contras. CIA Director John M. Deutch went to Los Angeles to refute Gary Webb’s allegations and was confronted by former LAPD officer Michael Ruppert, who testified that he had witnessed it occurring.
Gary Webb died mysteriously shortly thereafter.
You can watch a video of Sen. Ron Paul addressing this issue in depth.
RAWA, Victor Thorn, January 27, 2010, “While the CIA ran its operations during the Vietnam War, the Golden Triangle supplied the world with most of its heroin. Behind the scenes, the CIA, along with Pakistan’s ISI, were secretly funding and training Afghanistan’s mujahideen to fight their Russian foes. Prior to this war, opium production in Afghanistan was minimal, being outlawed under Islamic Law. Within two years of the CIA’s offensive into Afghanistan, the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands became the world’s top heroin producer.
“Since the invasion of Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, U.S. has spent $177 billion in that country, and has the most powerful and technologically advanced military on Earth. Opium cultivation has increased over 4,400 percent, output has increased 33-fold, producing 93% of the world’s opium and generating nearly $200 billion in revenue. Without illegal drug money, billions of dollars couldn’t be funneled into various CIA black operations.”
After September 11, under the Bush Administration and its Homeland Security, Patriot Act and rampant spending, civil liberties, freedoms, accountability, human rights, and much more were all trashed and replaced with forms of repression, detention, torture, violations of the rule of law, and blatant tyranny.
Democracy Now, on February 2, 2007, gives us an example of this type of tyranny, “German prosecutors issued arrest warrants for thirteen CIA operatives linked to the kidnapping and torture of a German citizen. Khaled El-Masri, was seized in Macedonia, flown on a CIA jet to a secret U.S. jail in Afghanistan, held for five months, tortured, and then released.”
The Canadian government agreed to pay nearly $9 million to Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, seized by U.S. officials in Kennedy airport in 2002 and sent to a Syrian jail where he was tortured.
CNN WORLD, November 4, 2009, “The case centered on the extraordinary rendition of a Muslim cleric, Abu Omar. He was seized, by the CIA, on the streets of Milan, Italy, in 2003, transferred to Egypt and tortured.”
“Under the lawyerly advice of the Justice Department's John Yoo, the Bush administration claimed unlimited power and imprisoned American citizens Jose Padilla and Yaser Hamdi for years without allowing either of them a trial. Only after taking the Hamdi case to the Supreme Court—and taking the Padilla case to the Supreme Court twice—did the Bush administration concede that it could not imprison an American citizen in a CIA dungeon forever without a trial. Assassination was the next logical step to the Bush administration policy of the unitary executive,” Thomas R. Eddlem, New American, January 30, 2010.
Dana Priest of The Washington Post, January 27, 2010, states, “In November 2002, a CIA missile strike killed six al-Qaeda operatives driving through the desert. The target was Abu Ali al-Harithi, organizer of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole. Killed with him was a U.S. citizen, Kamal Derwish, who the CIA knew was in the car. Word that the CIA had purposefully killed Derwish drew attention to the secret legal deliberations over whether killing a U.S. citizen was legal and ethical.”
Due to these horrendous actions from the members of the Bush administration, the International Criminal Court has filed a Complaint against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tenet, Rice and Gonzales. International arrest warrants were requested. We cannot help but notice that four of these people are members of the Project of the New American Century.
“When the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary are in the same hands, the result is tyranny.” James Madison.
In a speech entitled Protecting Our Security and Our Values, delivered at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 2009, President Barack Obama said: “Extremist ideology threatens our people and technology gives a handful of terrorists the potential to do us great harm.”
Why does President Obama believe America is under such great threat from a handful terrorists that intend to do us harm?
Michael Schwartz, February 1, 2010, provides an accurate account in an attempt to address that question: “Before the attacks of September 11, the secretive energy task force Vice President Dick Cheney headed was allocating oil fields in a future pacified Iraq to key international oil companies. Before the 2003 invasion, the State Department actually drafted prospective legislation for a post-Hussein government, transferring control of key oil fields to foreign oil giants.
“Shortly after U.S. troops entered Baghdad, Paul Bremer, the administration’s proconsul, enacted the State Department legislation—in clear violation of international law,” says Schwartz, “prohibiting occupying powers from changing fundamental legislation in the conquered country. Saddam Hussein’s Sunni ruling party was completely dismantled, and he fired oil technicians, engineers, and administrators, leaving a skeleton crew of Iraqis to manage production, while awaiting the arrival of the oil giants.
Schwartz continues, “Bremer then appointed international oil consultants and business executives to a newly created (U.N.-sanctioned) Development Fund of Iraq, to oversee all of the country’s oil revenues.”
With planned precision, one could not have devised a better plan to create dissention and cause insurrection amongst the Iraqis.
Schwartz goes on to describe how “The remaining Iraqi administrators, technicians, and workers soon mounted a remarkably effective and determined multi-front resistance to Bremer’s effort. They were aided in this by a growing insurgency.
“Bremer then announced the pending transfer of the control of the southern port of Basra (which handled 80% of the country’s oil exports) from a state-run enterprise to Kellogee Brown and Root, Halliburton’s subsidiary, the company VP Dick Cheney once headed. Anticipating that their own jobs would soon disappear in a sea of imported labor, the oil workers immediately struck. KBR withdrew and Bremer abandoned the effort.”
It was not long before the local communities began to sabotage projects, either because they employed foreign workers and technicians instead of Iraqis, or because they were designed to deprive the locals of what they considered their fair share of oil revenues.
In the first two years of the occupation, there were more than 200 attacks on oil and gas pipelines. By 2007, 600 acts of sabotage against pipelines and facilities had been recorded. I cannot seem to escape from the notion that nothing happens by chance in politics.
Martin Chulov, of the United Kingdom and a writer for The Guardian, in his January 22, 2010 account describes a country in environmental ruin—not to mention an ongoing drought of monumental proportions: “Forty plus sites across Iraq are contaminated with high levels of radiation and dioxins, with three decades of war and neglect having left environmental ruin in large parts of the country, an official Iraqi study has found.
“Areas in and near Iraq's largest towns and cities account for 25% of the contaminated sites, which coincides with communities that have seen increased rates of cancer and birth defects over the past five years. Scrap metal yards in and around Baghdad and Basra contain dangerously high levels of ionizing radiation, which is thought to be a legacy of depleted uranium [in violation of International law] used in munitions during the first Gulf war and since the 2003 invasion.”
Schwartz also asses the terrible toll upon Iraq and the Iraqi people, “With approximately 110,000 troops still there, and the largest, most elaborate ‘embassy’ on the planet, Americans have generally chalked up the Iraqi war to the failed past. Few know, or care to consider the catastrophe we caused the Iraqis in ‘liberating’ them.
“In all these years of Iraqi occupation, the U.S., despite billions of dollars squandered on ‘reconstruction,’ and ‘saving the people from the wicked Saddam Hussein,’ never managed to restore the electricity, the jobs, the potable water, the health care, or much else.”
The crisis in the Middle East is escalating daily. Mysterious regime changes are being instigated in places such as Egypt, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen. All of these countries possess something of international value, whether it be natural resources or its strategic location. Under the pretense of retaliating for what happen on September 11, we attacked Afghanistan. Yet, not one hijacker came from that country. Under the sham of a “peace mission,” we then attacked Iraq and now Libya; killing more innocent people and destroying more of the country of Iraq than those we were supposedly protecting them from.
Are Iran and Saudi Arabia next on the list of countries mapped out for invasion by the PNAC? Are these countries being singled out because the people’s basic religious beliefs would never allow them to submit to a one world order or a one world ruler? Are they being singled out and attacked because of their rich natural resources, of which the entire world relies upon? Is this an instigated regime change to implant hostile terrorist forces that will unite in order to fulfill the alleged World War III prediction of the Arab countries, combined with Russia and China, against the West? Perhaps it is all of the above?
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As I began with the CIA, I conclude with it. The CIA is a weighty detriment to a free America. Those who believe it is a necessary evil, I ask, “Can a bad tree bare good fruit?”
I agree with the statement Obama made in his speech at the National Archives Museum. Extremist ideology does threaten our people and technology does give a handful of terrorists the potential to do us great harm, but why us?
So I ask, now that we have seen the true enemy, could that enemy possibly be us?
To be continued next week
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