The system was tested in Vietnam thirty years ago, and perfected in Israel on the Palestinians, and is ready for application here and now.
The Usual Suspects
During the Vietnam War, under the CIA’s Phoenix Program –which is the model for the Homeland Security Office — a terrorist suspect was anyone accused by one anonymous source. Just one.
The suspect was then arrested, indefinitely detained in a CIA interrogation center, and tortured until he or she (or in some cases children as young as twelve) confessed, informed on others, died, or was brought before a military tribunal (such as Bush is proposing) for disposition.
In thousands of cases, innocent people were imprisoned and tortured based on the word of an anonymous informer who had a personal grudge, or was actually a Viet Cong double agent feeding the names of loyal citizens into the Phoenix blacklist.
At no point in the process did suspects have access to due process or lawyers, and thus, in 1971, four US Congresspersons stated their belief that the Phoenix Program violated that part of the Geneva Conventions guaranteeing protection to civilians in time of war. I repeat, in time of war.
Recommended reading for all Americans and those who do not believe that it will not happen again.
But those sorts of abuses can’t happen here, during Bush’s newly declared war on terrorism, right?
Symbolically, the terror attacks of 11 September wiped the psychological slate clean.
All the moral prohibitions on the reactionary right wing have been lifted.
The same thing happened in the Fatherland after the First World War — and that is the real threat of anti-terrorism we’re facing in America today.
In the name of anti-terrorism, all of the nation’s pent-up anger and frustration over Vietnam, and a host of other “cultural” issues, is poised to be unleashed on the Enemy Within.
And the Bush Administration and its propagandists have already defined the Enemy Within in very clear terms: “We’re all Israelis now,” they say, adding that, “You’re with us or you’re against us,” in the declared war against terrorism.
And being “against us” is a dangerous proposition. As noted, Bush is considerating the formation of Phoenix-style military tribunals that operate beyond due process of law.
The system was tested in Vietnam thirty years ago, and perfected in Israel on the Palestinians, and is ready for application here and now.
The New Psywar As stated twelve years ago in the October 1989, Marine Corps Gazette (p 22-26a), Bush’s New War will be “widely dispersed and largely undefined; the distinction between war and peace will be blurred to the vanishing point.”
There will be no “definable battlefields or fronts,” and the distinction between “civilian” and “military” will disappear.
“Success will depend heavily on effectiveness in joint operations (such as Bush proposes between Ridge at Homeland Security and Downing at the Pentagon) as lines between responsibility and mission become very blurred.”
According to the Gazette article, success in the New War against undefined suspects will also depend on “psychological operations” manifest “in the form of media/information intervention.”
One must be “adept at manipulating the media to alter domestic and world opinion….”
On the psywar battlefield, “Television news may become a more powerful operational weapon than armored divisions.”
The TV “hawks” love to blame the anti-war movement for Americas defeat in Vietnam, and they assert in these do-or-die times that dissent promotes terrorism.
In terms of the psywar strategy outlined above, this is exactly how nationalists and even pacifists became equated with terrorists in Vietnam, and thus subject to indefinite detention and torture in an interrogation center, and — in the case of some 40,000 plus individuals — assassination under the CIA’s Phoenix Program.
The Bush Administration claims that a war against terrorism requires different justice.
The strategy is working in Israel, but in Vietnam it turned an entire population against its government and engendered a tragedy of epic proportions.
One can only wonder how Americans will react if due process is abandoned through the Office of Homeland Security, under the direction of the Pentagon. CP
Douglas Valentine writes frequently for CounterPunch. He is the author of The Phoenix Program, the only comprehensive account of the CIA’s torture and assassination operation in Vietnam, as well as TDY a chilling novel about the CIA and the drug trade.
The Taliban relentlessly pressure Afghan soldiers and police to turn and fight the Americans as invaders (and rightly so)
In the late morning, the British media Daily Mail had spread the news with a very in-depth article on the figure of Michael D’Andrea before giving space, in the following hours, to an anonymous US military source that would obviously have denied the presence of CIA agents on the crashed flight, of which the Pentagon first it denied even the very fact of the crashed plane and then the downed by the Taliban, without however providing credible versions on the reason for the disaster in the usual strategy of information manipulation.
Instead, the high counterintelligence official who would have died in the crash appears little known by Adnkronos as he briefly summarizes the immense profile despite the fact that dozens of articles on the web are available on the intelligence and anti-terrorism expert who was even the role of “The wolf” in a drama / thriller film about the history of the hunt for the worst terrorists in the world, as explained in our article on the profile of “Dark Prince”…
The Russian agency Avia.pro in the last hours has also spread the news that it could have been a missile of the Iranian Padaran of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to shoot down the plane with a missile.
But the IRGC itself has not confirmed and many sources do not consider the indiscretion true.
The hypothesis is that the paramilitaries of Tehran wanted to hit the plane precisely because they believed that the CIA mobile command and the commander Michael D’Andrea were on board who would have planned the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani of the Pasudar Quds Forces.
This would have been accomplished by sending a special unit armed with Manpada missiles for shoulder launch in that area of eastern Afghanistan which is 600 km from the border with Iran.
Even if the hypothesis is not currently highly accepted, this would explain why the Taliban, Islamic fundamentalist rebels, would have first claimed and then denied the shooting down of the plane.
Brzezinski died safely in a hospital bed, unlike the millions of displaced and murdered civilians who were pawns in Brzezinski’s twisted, geopolitical chess games of blood and lunacy.
The news is so big that we have to write it running the risk of a denial, even if at the moment it is confirmed by intelligence russian sources not better identified. And a little curious riddle in his Wikipedia history…
“Ayatollah Mike” or “Dark Prince”, the famous and very dangerous Michael D’Andrea, commander of the Central Intelligence Agency of Langley (Virginia) in operations in the Middle East would have been killed in the crash of the US Air Force military plane crashed yesterday in central Afghanistan on which CIA, NSA officers were traveling ( National Security Agency).
The death of the crew was reported by the Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujah, who in a statement released a few hours after the accident (and reported by Il Giornale in Italy) described the incident as follows: «A special American plane was flying for an intelligence mission in the Sadukhil area, Dehk district, Ghazni province.
The entire aircraft crew and several senior CIA officers from the United States were killed. The wreckage and bodies of the deceased are still in the area».
The news of the alleged death of D’Andrea has been previous posted by on Veterans Today inside the investigations on the disaster of the Bombardier / Northrop Grumman E-11A. An then in our website Gospa News.
Later, in the last hours, the iranian website Tasnim relaunched the topic. Then the other iranian Mizan, the mouthpiece for Tehran’s Judiciary, did, according to the British media Mirror that write an item about, in wich recalled the VT scoop. Lastly also Jerusalem Post and Daily Mail reported the news.
«There were conflicting claims over the number of dead and people on board, with the Taliban claiming it recovered six bodies, an Afghan police chief saying four were dead and two were missing, and a US official stating the jet was carrying fewer than five people.
The US has not yet commented on reports that Michael D’Andrea was on board the jet and among those killed» reports Mirror.
Michael d’Andrea, CIA operations chief for the Middle East. nicknamed Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike
«The downed plane was the mobile CIA command for Michael D’ Andrea, head of operations against Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, America’s most advanced spy platform and mobile command center with all equipment and documents now in enemy hands» read on VT (for wich I am honored to be a correspondent from Italy).
«VT Damascus: (Russian intelligence sources confirm) It has been reported that (Mike de Andrea) responsible for the assassination file of the martyr Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in the accident of the American plane that was shot down in Afghanistan. He is the most prominent figure of the CIA intelligence in the region.
The CIA top official was killed in the US bomber crash in Afghanistan».
At the moment there is no confirmation from the Pentagon even on the nature of the accident and on the victims therefore the presence of Michael d’Andrea, also nicknamed Dark Prince because coordinator of the activities of the National Clandestine Service, the dark arm of the CIA licensed to kill, remains shrouded in mystery.
«A U.S. Bombardier E-11A crashed today in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire.
We will provide additional information as it becomes available» it is the only concise official press release issued on Twitter by the spokesman for the US Force Army Col Sonny Leggett.
The position of the Taliban about the crash is ambiguous. Previously, in a press release in Pashtu language, they claimed the shooting down of the “American occupation” plane, as reported by the Tasnim news agency, but subsequently released a press statement that referred instead the shootings of an unknown number of helicopters and aircrafts by the Mujaheddin without explicit reference to the Bombardier / Northrop Grumman E-11A.
May be that they realized only later the importance of the downed plane’s travellers within the leaders of American intelligence on board. An harsh action that could trigger heavy bombing retaliation by the US Air Force.
Ayatollah Mike’s resume is truly impressive. Therefore we report in full the Wikipedia entry which cites as many as 10 different authoritative sources to support the information. In which happened a big mystery…
When we write first version of this post whe highlighted that the biography starting with “Michael d’Adrea was an officer” as a an implicit confirmation of his death.
Now, an hour after the posting of the item the sentence has been modified.
But no problem! We have the screenshot that demonstrate the first version. A simple mistake of writing??? Maybe but this coincidence, about a secret agent history, seems more an attempt of coverage…
«Michael D’Andrea was an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, that in 2017 was appointed to head the Agency’s Iran Mission Center.
He was a major figure in the search for Osama bin Laden, as well as the American drone striketargeted killing campaign» starts biography on Wikipedia.
D’Andrea was raised in Northern Virginia. He met his wife while working overseas with the Central Intelligence Agency, and converted to Islam in order to marry her (for this reason his nickname became Ayatollah Mike).
His wife, Faridah Currimjee D’Andrea is a daughter of a wealthy Muslim family from Mauritius with Gujarati origins.
D’Andrea joined the CIA in 1979, and he was considered an underperformer atCamp Peary. D’Andrea reportedly began his overseas career in Africa, and he is listed as a foreign service officer at the Embassy of the United States in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
D’Andrea previously served as chief of station in Cairo, Egypt and later in Baghdad, Iraq. D’Andrea was reportedly one of the CIA officials who failed to track Nawaf al-Hazmi, who would later participate in the September 11 attacks.
During his nine-year tenure, D’Andrea presided over hundreds of American drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, advocating for the program to the United States Congress. In 2015, leadership of the drone program was passed to Chris Wood, following bureaucratic reshuffling by Director John O. Brennan.
During his time at the Counterterrorism Center many reporters referred to him only by the codename “Roger”, which was considered unusual for an official not posted overseas.
During the hunt for Osama bin Laden, D’Andrea directed an analysis of competing hypotheses as to who, besides Osama bin Laden, could be in the targeted compound in Abbottabad.
D’Andrea’s operatives also oversaw the interrogations of Abu Zubaydah, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, which a United States Senate report described as torture.
He was reportedly involved in the assassination of Hezbollah member Imad Mughniyah in Damascus, Syria. He received much blame for the Camp Chapman attack in Khost, Afghanistan, when seven CIA operatives were killed by a suicide bomber, who was allegedly backed Pakistan’s ISI.
D’Andrea was the inspiration for the character of “The Wolf” in Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
We just have to wait for the moment when there will be any official confirmation of the death of Ayatollah Mike or the possible denial by the CIA that after hours of late arriving … For now there have only been anonymous denials by US officers in front of others who speak of at least 5 people on the plane of which nothing is known.
The CIA is hiding the names of those who ordered and carried out the torture of Guantanamo detainees. Even after years of legal battles, the United States is likely still using black sites and torture.
These were two psychologists who had worked for the US Air Force and had taken on as CI, as private contractors. And initially they went out to these CIA black sites to observe what was going on and make recommendations as the CIA wanted to step up the pressure on these detainees to cough up information.
But they ended up making these recommendations about how to set up interrogation based on US survival techniques as they train US pilots and other US members of armed forces to evade and resist interrogation when they’re captured.
And they wanted to bring these techniques that are used on US service members and make it the guidelines, the outline for what they called the enhanced interrogation techniques.
And so they ended up designing this program and then they were asked by the CIA to apply this program. So in effect, they became hired torturers although they were contractors and eventually set up a company, Mitchell Jessen and Associates that sold these services to the US government.
Marc Steiner: And made a lot of money. I think it was your article, I believe it was in your article and it could’ve been someone else’s I read so much this morning that they made almost $81 million over like a four or five year period or did I read that wrong?
Julian Borger: No, that’s what they were paid. But that was to provide a whole lot of security guards. They ended up providing all the security guards for the black sites and rendition. So it was all contracted out. So that wasn’t your profit.
That was what the total of government paid him. I think Mitchell was paid something around one and a half million and Justin’s slightly less.
Marc Steiner: A little more than you are making a year but there’s other people involved here. One we don’t know about called the preacher and the new sheriff, I guess a man named Charlie Wise who passed away some years back.
But they’re key to a lot of this in terms of that knowing who they are. This is kind of tip of the iceberg, the secrets that we may never know.
Julian Borger: That’s right. I think Mitchell has been pushing back over the past week that he was the face on the totality of the enhanced interrogation system, and he has been pointing out and there is a lot of evidence that was a big bureaucracy and infrastructure around the use of torture.
This was a sort of whole of government effort that the FBI was, it looks like more involved than they have made out in the past. And it went throughout the CIA and of course up to the top ranks of the Bush administration.
1953: Massive protests broke out across Iran, leaving almost 300 dead in firefights in the streets of Tehran. Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was soon overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence. The Shah was reinstalled as Iran's leader. pic.twitter.com/Fm9ttGrpAD
Lethally shooting around 20 or Iranians through New Year’s day, including at least one policeman, suggests foreign interference.
What’s going on resembles March 2011 protests in Daraa, Syria. US-supported armed protesters fired on police, instigating conflict.
Security forces responded to violent armed insurgents, killing civilians and police, attacking government offices.
What began in Daraa, spread elsewhere in Syria, things escalating into Obama’s war, unresolved nearly seven years later.
Events are also similar to late 2013, early 2014 Euromaidan violent protests in Kiev. The Obama administration’s coup involved snipers, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians and police, firing on them with automatic weapons from Kiev’s Philharmonic Hall.
Witnesses saw them carrying military-style bags used for sniper and assault rifles with optical sights.
Ahead of the uprising, Maidan leaders practically lived at Washington’s embassy in Kiev. US-supported putschists toppled Ukraine’s democratic government.
Fascist tyranny replaced it – the most brazen European coup since Mussolini’s 1922 march on Rome.
Events in Iran also eerily similar to earlier CIA-instigated street violence in Venezuela, scores killed, hundreds injured – a US-orchestrated color revolution attempt to replace Bolivarian social democracy with fascist tyranny.
Tactics included shootings, roadside bombs, arson and other vandalism against state facilities, barricades of burning rubbish, blocking roads, destroying a food storage depot, and holding a maternity hospital under siege.
Later, a helicopter attacked the Interior Ministry and Supreme Court. Other disruptive tactics were used.
Since early in Hugo Chavez’s tenure, Washington sought regime change. The Trump administration is committed to ousting President Nicolas Maduro, perhaps a renewed attempt to come this year.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Shamkhani said a “proxy war” is being waged against the Islamic Republic on streets and via social media.
He blamed Washington, Britain and Saudi Arabia for what’s going on.
“Based on our analyses, around 27 percent of the new hashtags against Iran are generated by the Saudi government,” he explained.
Israel’s dirty hands are involved, long wanting its main regional rival eliminated, pro-Western puppet rule replacing the Islamic Republic.
A “small and minority group” is responsible for rioting, lawbreaking and violence, Rouhani said.
Reportedly, Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now in charge of cracking down on elements responsible for violence if it continues – ongoing since December 28.
On Monday, a policeman was lethally shot, three others wounded from gunfire, the death toll mounting, anti-government armed gunmen responsible.
Maryam Rajavi from the so-called People’s Mujahedin of Iran called on Washington, Brussels and the Security Council to intervene. The CIA-supported group calls for toppling the Islamic Republic violently.
Trump and Netanyahu expressed support for protesters. Reportedly, Washington and Israel may try to assassinate IRGC al-Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani.
He’s in charge of Iranian anti-terrorist operations in Syria.
Things remain volatile. They bear the disturbing earmarks of an attempted US-orchestrated color revolution.
Iran is well aware of what’s going on, its security forces trained and able to confront made-in-the-USA violence and instability.
“We condemn strongly any acts of violence committed by this regime against the Iranian people and are deeply concerned by reports of several fatalities,” Pompeo said.
Washington early on voice support to the protests, sparked initially by the economic crisis in the US sanctions-wracked country.
CIA: Capitalism’s International Army
The CIA collaborated with the last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, to overthrow Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq and install General Fazlollah Zahedi. Later, the 1979 hostage crisis at the American embassy in Tehran, lasting 444 days until January 21, 1981, stemmed from past CIA affairs in Iran, and involvement and collaboration between the two countries requires further analysis to understand the 1979 hostage crisis.
CIA personnel proved instrumental in the Iran-Contra affair of the mid-1980s involving a triangulation of arms-dealing and arms-smuggling between the United States military, Iran, and right-wing Contra groups waging a civil war in Nicaragua.
More recently in 2007–08, the CIA claimed to be supporting the Sunni terrorist group Jundallah against Iran, but these claims were refuted by a later investigation.
It is widely believed the CIA was directly involved with the Mosaddeq coup as declassified documents from 2011 have revealed.
The declassified documents explicitly state the CIA objective to replace the Iranian government in the early 1950s with a “pro-western government under the Shah’s leadership.”
The U.S. and Iran have maintained a strained relationship for a long time as claims of CIA involvement kept surfacing.
These claims included such that the U.S. Officials were committing acts of violence and rape against the eastern locals.
However, these accusations were never brought to justice despite United States validation on the acts.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in 2013, the CIA confirmed its role in the coup as various documents outlining its involvement have been released to the public, most of which were previously unknown.
The evidence followed by violent protests and strikes. Ultimately, the United States promised to refrain from interfering with Iranian internal affairs.
The U.S. government coup was eventually discovered as the United States was providing services to both Iran and Iraq.
There is, therefore, no legitimate reason for any thinking person to believe anything they’re told about what’s happening in that country.
As soon as you know the CIA is involved in any situation, you know you can’t look at it separately from the smoke and mirrors that these lying, torturing, warmongering psychopaths have inserted in between what’s actually happening and the public perception of what’s happening.
All you know for certain is that there is an organization bent on deceiving you into supporting a coup that the US intelligence/security machine has been pursuing for a long, long time, and that its involvement in the nation in question has escalated.
he Central Intelligence Agency’s secret history of its covert operation to overthrow Iran’s government in 1953 offers an inside look at how the agency stumbled into success, despite a series of mishaps that derailed its original plans.Written in 1954 by one of the coup’s chief planners, the history details how United States and British officials plotted the military coup that returned the shah of Iran to power and toppled Iran’s elected prime minister, an ardent nationalist.
The document shows that:
Britain, fearful of Iran’s plans to nationalize its oil industry, came up with the idea for the coup in 1952 and pressed the United States to mount a joint operation to remove the prime minister.
The C.I.A. and S.I.S., the British intelligence service, handpicked Gen. Fazlollah Zahedi to succeed Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and covertly funneled $5 million to General Zahedi’s regime two days after the coup prevailed.
Iranians working for the C.I.A. and posing as Communists harassed religious leaders and staged the bombing of one cleric’s home in a campaign to turn the country’s Islamic religious community against Mossadegh’s government.
The shah’s cowardice nearly killed the C.I.A. operation. Fearful of risking his throne, the Shah repeatedly refused to sign C.I.A.-written royal decrees to change the government. The agency arranged for the shah’s twin sister, Princess Ashraf Pahlevi, and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the father of the Desert Storm commander, to act as intermediaries to try to keep him from wilting under pressure. He still fled the country just before the coup succeeded.
Iranian security agents arrested at least eight people linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency during last week’s unrest over gasoline price hikes, the official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.
“These elements had received CIA-funded training in various countries under the cover of becoming citizen-journalists,” IRNA quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying. “Six were arrested while attending the riots and carrying out (CIA) orders and two while trying to … send information abroad.”
Iran later on the same day gave a glimpse into the scale of what may have been the biggest anti-government protests in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic, with an official saying 200,000 people had taken part and a lawmaker saying 7,000 were arrested.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in his strongest remarks since the unrest peaked, described the two weeks of violence as the work of a “very dangerous conspiracy”.
He also said the unrest, initially sparked by fuel price hikes but which then spiraled, had been completely quelled.
Iran has given no official death toll, but Amnesty International said this week it had documented the deaths of at least 143 protesters. Tehran has rejected this figure.
“I would regularly bump into a parade of Hollywood types, including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. I often wondered why these actors were allowed to walk around a top-secret facility. Because he’s going to be playing a CIA guy in a movie? That’s the criteria now?”- Former CIA Analyst John Kiriakou
The CIA’s official Instagram account has taken the significant step — relatively speaking — of “following” other accounts on the social media platform. As of this writing, the CIA has newly followed 11 accounts; virtually all of them belong to Hollywood celebrities.
A handful of actors who have held well-known roles as CIA officers or assets — including Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, John Krasinski and Ben Affleck — got a follow from the agency, which, since debuting its account in April, has racked up more than 158,000 followers of its own.
“Since many of our employee’s identities cannot be revealed, the public comes to know CIA and our officers through their spy movie and television show fictional counterparts — often more ‘reel’ than ‘real,’ said CIA spokesperson Nicole de Haay.
“We like to play with this ‘Reel vs. Real’ theme to explain how our global mission differs from big and small screen portrayals.
The agency created a “story” with pictures of celebrities, including Daniel Craig and Jennifer Lawrence, visiting its Virginia headquarters.
Other government agencies that have Instagram accounts — including the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense — have a more varied smattering of followed accounts. DHS, for example, follows archived versions of the Obama White House and former First Lady Michelle Obama — in addition to the current White House account.
The Air Force follows 215 accounts, among them actor Chris Pratt, the WNBA and National Geographic.
The Department of Justice follows only three accounts — the FBI, White House and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which itself follows more than 1,000 state and local police department accounts.
Among the CIA’s 11 followed accounts is Irish-American actor Pierce Brosnan, who portrayed fictional British intelligence officer James Bond from 1994 to 2004. (The agency also follows an official “007” account.) The CIA did not immediately say whether its follow meant he was being endorsed as the best Bond.
Trump: “We’ll see what happens with Iran. If they do anything it’ll be a very bad mistake, if they do anything.”
Iran: “The US and its regional allies (Israel, Saudis and Gulf Wahhabis) must stop warmongering and put an end to mischievous plots and false flag operations in the region.”
“I was a CIA director, we lied, we cheated we stole… like, we had entire training courses. ~ Mike Pompeo
“the Islamic Republic of Iran was responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today” ~ Mike Pompeo
The incident follows another episode in May, when four tankers were damaged near a UAE port allegedly as a result of explosions. While Abu Dhabi dubbed the incident an “act of sabotage”, the US has outright accused Iran of being behind it. Tehran has denied the accusations.
Just as the prime minister of Japan was in an historic visit to Iran (the first since the 1979 revolution), a Japanese-owned tanker (and one other) was attacked in the Persian Gulf. US neocons are pointing the finger at Iran. Does it make sense to attack Japan in the midst of productive talks?
Yutaka Katada, the owner of one of the stricken fuel tankers crippled in explosions in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, says the U.S. is wrong (he means lying, fabricating) about the way the attack was carried out.
Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo on Friday, he contradicted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the U.S. Navy, which released a video that purports to show an Iranian patrol boat removing a limpet mine from the port side of the Kokuka Courageous. Katada said his ship was attacked on the starboard side by a flying object, not by a mine.
“It seems that something flew towards them. That created the hole, is the report I’ve received,” Katada said, according to the Financial Times. “It seems there was a high chance they were attacked by a flying object.
The impact was well above the water. I don’t think it was a torpedo.” The Japanese ship owner did not say who might be responsible for the attack. Iran has vehemently denied it was involved.*
The assessment, predictable from a mile away, squares perfectly with CIA veteran Mike Pompeo’s warning from just two days before the alleged attack, in which he said that “The regime in Tehran should understand that any attacks by them or their proxies of any identity against US interests or citizens will be answered with a swift and decisive US response,” the US Secretary of State wrote in a statement warning that Iran should not mistake US “restraint” for a “lack of resolve,” and criticizing Iran for “an escalating series of threatening actions and statements in recent weeks.”
Two days later Iran – according to US officials – staged the most brazen attack on oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz in years.
Of course, Iran would have to be utterly irrational to provoke such a sequence of events that culminates with a US campaign against it; so irrational in fact, as to be on par with the false flag chemical attacks staged by the “democratic powers” in Syria on various occasions, whose only purpose was to provoke the Trump administration into launching what were ultimately unsuccessful “regime change” air strikes.
That said, it now appears that the Trump-Israel administration is fully intent on launching a “limited” military confrontation with Iran. Which, considering that Iran’s biggest geopolitical backers are China and Russian, will be anything but limited.
“The trouble with our present political condition is that we need someone who has not been associated with the governing classes and the governing influences of this country to stand up and speak for us; we need to hear a voice from the outside calling upon the American people to assert again their rights and prerogatives in the possession of their own government.” Woodrow Wilson, the New Freedom
The influx of new members of Congress with recent experience in the CIA or military or civilian national security positions is unprecedented for the Democratic Party in the more than four decades since the Vietnam War era.
The 11 include seven military veterans, all but one an officer—two each from the Army, Navy and Marines, one from the Air Force—two former CIA agents, and two who worked as civilian decision-makers in the State Department and National Security Council.
The regional disparity has some political significance. The Northeast has traditionally been a center of antiwar sentiment. The Democrats gained no political advantage there by running candidates drawn from the military-intelligence apparatus, especially given that none of these candidates made any appeal to antiwar sentiment.
Rather, the military-intelligence apparatus gained by having its candidates slotted into districts that were likely to be won by the Democrats in the event of a national swing against the Republican Party and the Trump administration, as seen in the November 6 midterm.
The newly elected CIA Democrats have begun to attract considerable media attention, after an election campaign in which the high proportion of military-intelligence candidates seeking Democratic congressional nominations was largely disregarded or directly downplayed by the corporate-controlled media.
Five of the 11 newly elected CIA Democrats are women, a fact which is endlessly celebrated by the media, although there is no reason to believe that female national-security officials are any less ruthless and bloodthirsty than their male counterparts. Both the former CIA operatives elected November 6, Elissa Slotkin and Abigail Spanberger, are women, as are the two former Navy officers, helicopter pilot Mikie Sherrill and warship commander Elaine Luria, and the former Air Force captain, Chrissy Houlahan.
Slotkin did three tours of duty in Baghdad for the CIA, then worked in the White House on Iraq policy under both Bush and Obama, before a stint as an assistant secretary of defense where she had responsibility for drone warfare, among other murderous tasks. She has now emerged as a media favorite, the subject of a gushing 3,000-word front-page profile in the Detroit Free Press, followed by an invitation to appear on NBC’s Sunday interview program “Meet the Press,” as one of two representatives of the incoming freshman class of congressmen and congresswomen.
“Jim Jones wanted to give money to the Russian embassy but the they are not involved in narcotic traffic, international such as the intelligence communities & orgz’d crime. The politicians Dem party all accepted his votes and his money. The Russians said give it to the UN. They didn’t want his money.”
What the Jewish media mis-labled the white elite of Jonestown was really the Jewish communist elite of Jonestown.
Claire and her husband like all the founding Jewish elites of what was known as The people Temple / Jonestown. Claire Janaro, introduced Gene and Phyllis Chaikins to Jim Jones.
Phyillis Chaikins is the Jew that administered the cyanide to the babies at Jonestown.
Peoples Temple was a Christian movement. It combined elements of Pentecostalism (Christian Zionist) with socialist and multiracial utopianism and millennialism.
Many people do not realize that Pentecostalism is the fastest growing Christian religion in the world with an estimated 497 million followers world-wide and expected to top 1 billion by 2025.1
This is a sharp contrast to the 13 million people who call themselves fundamentalists.
It hasn’t gone unnoticed in Israel, who have wanted their share of this Pentecostal growth in their country.
They see it as a serious economic contributor and a powerful political alliance. Most of the connections to Jonestown were Christian Zionist organizations, CIA and Mossad.
The area of British Guyana where Jim Jones took the 800+ people, who were mostly black Americans,was previously a military training site purchased (from the Guynan government) by the CIA to train African soldiers from Angola in something called the “Shalom project” (Christian Zionist) .
Without trained personnel or proper licensing, Jones’ camp drew in prisoners, the elderly, people from mental institutions, and 150 foster children, many of whom were transferred by court order.
Among those who contacted him: “missionaries” from World Vision (an international evangelical order that often fronts for the CIA); the local chapter head to the John Birch Society; and leaders of the Republican party, for whom his “church” members conducted voter organization and fund-raising activities for the Dick Nixon ’68 campaign.
Jones’ advisors included a mercenary from UNITA, the CIA-backed Angola army. Also jumping on board was the Layton family, whose patriarch, U.C.-Berkeley chemist Dr. Laurence Laird Layton, had worked on the Manhattan Project.
Dr. Layton was also chief of the Army’s Chemical Warfare Division in the early 1950’s. (Mrs. Layton was the daughter of Hugo Phillips, a German banker/stockbroker who became rich representing Siemans & Halske and I.G. Farben, two notorious Nazi Holocaust profiteers.) It’s just a small world, isn’t it?
Despite his rather right-wing background, Jones suddenly declared himself a liberal socialist — in fact, he called himself a dual reincarnation of both Jesus Christ and Lenin. At this point, a cloud of suspicion began to gather around his church, which was staffed by jack-booted armed thugs who dressed in black uniforms.
WHEN THE BODIES WERE SHIPPED BACK TO AMERICA, THERE WERE NO AUTOPSIES DONE, THEY WERE BURIED, AND THE FAMILIES WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE THEM
Also jumping on board was the Layton family, whose patriarch, U.C.-Berkeley chemist Dr. Laurence Laird Layton, had worked on the Manhattan Project.
Dr. Layton was also chief of the Army’s Chemical Warfare Division in the early 1950’s. (Mrs. Layton was the daughter of Hugo Phillips, a German banker/stockbroker who became rich representing Siemans & Halske and I.G. Farben, two notorious Nazi Holocaust profiteers.) http://nstarzone.com/JONESTOWN.html
The crips and the bloods were created using mk slaves created in CIA facilities like the Jonestown compound in Guyana, which was a CIA trauma camp used to breed and brainwash vicious criminals . It operated in conjunction with the Ukiah State Mental Institution
and several orphanages.
Jonestown was the only facility of its kind ever fully revealed (no doubt there were and are many more just like it around the world) and to this day very few know that Jim Jones was a CIA programmer & that he ran the San Francisco Housing Authority.(aka the ‘projects’) Most subsidized housing projects are CIA projects.
The Jonestown project was preceded by the CIA operated Shalom project. (Christian Zionist)
Prior to a 12-man advance party arriving in Jonestown in Guyana in December, 1973, the site was the location for theSHALOM PROJECT, in which 200 CIA-supplied black ex-Green Beret Special Forces experts trained mercenaries for warfare in Angola.
“The Shalom project mission: To partner with educational institutions, churches, and service agencies to promote Christian social transformation in ways that empower the most vulnerable members of societies to address the systemic causes of poverty, abuse, and environmental destruction which will reflect God’s desire for SHALOM (salvation, health, peace, justice and wholeness) for all.”
This CIA Shalom project still exists and is twin to the Jonestown project.
One of the strangest CIA connections to Jonestown was the previously mentioned World Vision, an evangelical order which often fronts for the CIA.
They performed espionage work for the CIA in Southeast Asia while Operation Phoenix (the murderous project that left 40,000 people dead) was in full effect.
In Honduras, they maintained a presence at CIA contra recruiting camps in the war against the Sandinistas. In Cuba, their refugee camps hosted numerous members of the anti-Castro terrorist group Alpha 66 of Bay of Pigs fame.
In Lebanon, the fascist Phalange butchered Palestinians at World Vision’s camp.
The anti-cult movement is a sophisticated project of Wall Street banking and intelligence families with the financial aid and protection of the Anti-Defamation League of
B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the American lewish Committee (AJC).
At the center of the movement is theAmerican Family Foundation (AFF) [also connected the the Salvation Army Rehabilitation program, an organization of psychiatrists and social engineering experts whose core advisers have been seminal in creating the rock-drug-sex counterculture of which organized satanism is an integral part. Protestantism’s Embrace of Zionism
The AFF has been funded, in the main, by a handful of top Anglo-American Wall Street family foundations.
Jim Jones, the leader of the Jonestown cult (i.e. experimental offshore jungle prison camp) was an associate of CIA agent in USAID clothing Dan Mitrione whose life as a torture expert lent out to South American dictatorships was featured in the film “State of Siege.”
They were from the same town, they were both in Brazil at the same time, and they both had double lives, posing as one thing (a traffic expert, a religious figure) while being involved in something very different.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was created by Pax Americana to provide a cover for CIA agents under the pretext of helping the 3rd World. U.S. Imperialism has to do some good or its potential targets would not open their doors to intelligence agents posing as do-gooders, so USAID was created.
MIAMI—Rabbi Maurice Davis and the Rev. Jim Jones were colleagues as socially active religious leaders in Indianapolis in the early 1960’s.
Capitalizing on the post-Jonestown reaction, the ADL established a full-time anti-cult center, housed at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the B’nai B’rith ( ADL) and run by Esther Dietz and Asya Komm.
The cult Center ofB’nai B’rithmaintained joint offices with the Cult Awareness Network. In this way, the ADL established formal, ongoing to the AFF/CAN, which continues through to the present.
Mark Lane, Jew, attorney and Mossad/CIA agent. He changed his last name from Levin to Lane. Ironically Lane was a pioneer in the JFK cover -up.
“If you should see the movie “The Boys From Brazil,” I would call this “The Boys From Guyana.”- Mae Brussell.
Jerry Brown with Jim Jones
Jim Jones’s ‘Hit List’ And The Murder Of George Moscone
Nine days after the Jonestown massacre, Mayor George Moscone was shot and killed in San Francisco, California. Moscone had some intriguing connections to Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple sect.
They had invested heavily in Moscone’s mayoral campaign, and in return, it would appear that many sect members were given jobs within the Welfare Department of the city. According to some researchers, this acted as a recruiting platform, giving the sect access to the poorest, most vulnerable, and most impressionable members of society.
Moscone also refused to investigate the sect before they moved to Guyana in the late 1970s, which further tied him to the group.
In the years following the Jonestown massacre, it came to light that Jones had arranged for “busloads of people” to go to San Francisco and illegally vote in the mayoral election.
It was also claimed that Moscone’s name was on a Jones’s hit list.
In addition to Moscone, former sect member Jeannie Mills (who had written several critical pieces about the group) was gunned down at her home along with her husband and daughter.
Assuming for one moment that Jones didn’t die in Jonestown, was he responsible for having Moscone and the Mills family killed?
Or was the CIA looking to close off all connections to their involvement?
Dianne Feinstein won election to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1969 and served on the board through the 1970s. She also ran for mayor twice, losing to Joseph Alioto (c. 1917–1998) in 1971 and finishing a poor third to George Moscone (1929–1978) in the 1975 election.
Jewess Diane Feinstein came to power when Mayor George Moscone was assassinated by former San Francisco supervisor Dan White on Nov. 27, 1978.
Feinstein’s husband had financial interests in the railroad property adjacent to the Tesla and Solyndra buildings. Feinstein later got him the entire California high speed rail contract
The Feinstein family owned the construction company which Tesla and Solyndra, used. They were given no-bid contracts
Feinstein, and her husband worked with White House staff under Rahm Emanual and SiliconValley campaign financier John Doerr and associates involved with Kleiner Perkins to conduit bribes, and campaign financing, as stock warrants and positions
Feinstein associate: Roger Boas, was arrested for involvement in a child prostitution ring for political pedophiles, and for embezzling money for the Moscone Convention Center construction
The Feinstein Family held war profiteering contracts in Afghanistan, Bolivia and other regions
After Solyndra was raided by the FBI and went bankrupt, costing taxpayers over half a trillon dollars in losses, the Feinstein Cartel used the tax write-off losses to make a profit, via tax form manipulations on the tax-write-off losses from the Solyndra crash
Sibel Edmonds makes a fiery point about Jeremy Scahill, Amy Goodman, Sy Hersh and Glenn Greenwald , the controlled opposition. Mostly Jeremy Scahill. The CIA discussion is quite insufficient, since I don’t know how one can speak comprehensibly about the CIA without bringing up the Zionist element, namely Mossad. One or the other and together they work. It’s CIA-Mossad. US-Israel. For example, CIA-Mossad were involved with 9/11. Together., since 1951. CIA-Mossad Deep State. Not one or the other but both. So I skipped past the CIA singular discussion on the video, and I have added more on that topic below the video. This video is in full at you tube.
This book is a window inside the Israeli mind and the intelligence community, military tourism, and much more. Many interesting observances about these aliens who are not anything like you and me!
What we say, what we explain is that there has been since almost the earliest days of the Israeli state and the earliest days of the CIA a secret bond, a secret link between them,
basically by which the Israelis — the Israeli intelligence — did jobs for the CIA and for the rest of American intelligence. You can’t understand what’s been going on around the world with American covert operations and the Israeli covert operations until you understand that the two countries have this secret arrangement.-Andrew Cockburn, author of Dangerous Liaisons: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert RelationshipThe husband-and-wife team of Andrew and Leslie Cockburn discussed their experiences researching their book Dangerous Liaisons: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship, which details collaboration between Israeli intelligence and the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. They amassed documentation from U.S. and Israeli intelligence sources, Israeli press reports, interviews and Hebrew documents. Their information indicates significant U.S.-Israeli cooperation in covert operations in various parts of the world.