CIA, NSA, FBI and other Intelligence Agencies Lie
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted that he lied to Congress and the American people about spying, and many congress members, a co-chair of the 9/11 Commission, and a constitutional expert all say that he should be prosecuted for perjury.
An order from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has revealed the FBI lied to the court about the existence of records requested.
And then there’s Iraq. Ray McGovern – a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their vice presidents, secretaries of state, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials – notes:
Sadly, the credibility of U.S. officials and American intelligence is now at rock bottom. One need only think back on the evidence adduced to “prove” the existence of WMD in Iraq. “The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy” is what the head of British intelligence told Prime Minister Tony Blair on July 23, 2002, after conferring with CIA Director George Tenet at CIA headquarters on July 20.
Of course, this is nothing new … An NSA whistleblower told Washington’s Blog:
[NSA officials] were asked 40 years ago whether NSA had bugged Congress. And, of course, they lied. They lied through their teeth.”
The Christian Science Monitor quoted 9/11 Commission Chair and former long-time Congressional intelligence committee chair Lee Hamilton as saying that all administrations use false intelligence to bolster their policy decisions:
Selective use of intelligence information is not particular to any one presidential team ….
“This is not a problem unique to George Bush. It’s every president I’ve known, and I’ve worked with seven or eight of them,” Hamilton says. “All, at some time or another, used intelligence to support their political objectives.
“I’m always skeptical about intelligence,” adds Hamilton, who has been awarded medallions from both the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency. “It’s not as pure as the driven snow.”
Not Just Passive Lying, But Also Active Manipulation
Spy agencies have also been busted manipulating the Internet – including social media – in order to promote false propaganda and to stifle dissenting information. And see this.
And they have played a central role in carrying out false flag terror as well:
- The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister
- The former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence publicly stated that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people’s support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism. As one participant in this formerly-secret program stated: “You had to attack civilians, people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security” (and see this)(Italy and other European countries subject to the terror campaign had joined NATO before the bombings occurred). And watch this BBC special
- A U.S. Congressional committee found that – as part of its “Cointelpro” campaign – the FBI had used many provocateurs in the 1950s through 1970s to carry out violent acts and falsely blame them on political activists
Postscript: A senior NSA executive tells Washington’s Blog that the NSA can use information gathered from mass surveillance to FRAME anyone it doesn’t like.