Take off the terrorist’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the revolutionary’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the Hollywood producer’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the billionaire tech plutocrat’s mask, and it’s the CIA. Take off the news man’s mask, and guess what? It’s the motherfucking CIA.
CIA influence is everywhere. Anywhere anything is happening which could potentially interfere with the interests of America’s unelected power establishment, whether inside the US or outside, the depraved, lying, torturing, propagandizing, drug trafficking, coup-staging, warmongering CIA has its fingers in it.
Which is why its former director made a cutesy wisecrack and burst out laughing when asked if the US is currently interfering in other democracies.
Fox’s Laura Ingraham unsurprisingly introduced former CIA Director James Woolsey as “an old friend” in a recent interview about Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 alleged members of a Russian troll farm, in which Woolsey unsurprisingly talked about how dangerous Russian “disinformation” is and Ingraham unsurprisingly said that everyone should really be afraid of China. What was surprising, though, was what happened at the end of the interview.
“Have we ever tried to meddle in other countries’ elections?” Ingraham asked in response to Woolsey’s Russia remarks.
“Oh, probably,” Woolsey said with a grin. “But it was for the good of the system in order to avoid the communists from taking over. For example, in Europe, in ’47, ’48, ’49, the Greeks and the Italians we CIA-”
“We don’t do that anymore though?” Ingraham interrupted. “We don’t mess around in other people’s elections, Jim?”
Woolsey smiled and said said “Well…”, followed by a joking incoherent mumble, adding, “Only for a very good cause.”
And then they both laughed.
They laughed about this. They thought it was funny and cute. They thought it was funny and cute that the very allegation being used to manufacture support for world-threatening new cold war escalations against a nuclear superpower was something they both knew the United States does constantly, usually through Woolsey’s own CIA.
The US government’s own data shows that it has deliberately meddled in the elections of 81 foreign governments between 1946 and 2000, including Russia in the nineties. That isn’t even counting the coups and regime changes it facilitated, including right here in my home Australia in the seventies.
The US meddles constantly in other democracies, not “for a good cause” as Woolsey claims, but to advance the agendas of the loosely allied plutocrats, intelligence and defense agencies which comprise America’s permanent government. It does this not to improve or protect the lives of ordinary Americans, but to make the rich richer and the powerful more powerful, usually at the expense of the money, resources, homes, governments, livelihoods and lives of people in other countries. It does this with impunity and without hesitation.
And now we are in the middle of a steadily escalating new cold war between two nuclear superpowers, all under the extremely flimsy pretense of punishing Russia for its alleged election meddling but really to cripple the Russia-China tandem and prevent the rise of a potential rival superpower.
This is not cute. This is not funny. This is endangering the life of every terrestrial organism to advance the power-hungry geopolitical agendas of the US-centralized empire. Stop giggling, you fucking freaks. We see you.
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Samy / February 21, 2018
The last President who tried to stop the CIA was murdered by them.
Alan Carl Nicoll / February 18, 2018
I am very happy to see this blog post. I read Noam Chomsky a lot and he talks about these very activities, and Naomi Klein’s powerful Shock Doctrine. So many people are indoctrinated to think of the US as “the good guys.” They need to know that we play dirty internationally and at home, all the time. Foreign countries know about it–only Americans are in the dark about what we do in the world. Laugh about it? I’d expect nothing else from these people. If they were ashamed, they’d be doing something else. We have sown the wind and are reaping the whirlwind while we pontificate about “they hate us for…” this or that.
The truth, alas, is sickening.
You might want to change the color of the font used in the boxes below the comment box; the text is barely visible.
Mary Vogt / February 19, 2018
Thank you for feedback about font color! Will change that.
Joe / February 18, 2018
Is the CIA now so big and powerful that no one, no President, no Congress, no group of concerned citizens, can stop them from what they’re doing?
Rowan Berkeley / February 18, 2018
I know you’re a practitioner of some form of Buddhist meditation. I am sure you are aware that there are pretas hunting us.Take care. Use a protective ritual.
Love, Rowan Berkeley
Pretas: ‘blood-drinking ghosts’ is a common translation
Gene Poole / May 24, 2018
Could you link to an example of a protective ritual?