John Brennan, former CIA director, embodies the type of conscienceless trash who run and “just follow orders” at the organization. His resignation years ago came amid accusations that he was illegally spying on members of Congress – the body ultimately charged with overseeing the CIA.
America’s forever-delinquent mass media has seemed to forget the past atrocities of that ignominious body. Even politicians like Democrat Chuck Schumer have expressed their fear of our corrupt “intelligence community” notably in Schumer’s remark that if an elected official dares offend America’s CIA “They have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you.”
Time for a walk down memory lane regarding the activities of CIA gentry like John Brennan, George HW Bush, etc. There may be drug dealers and child pornographers who can look down their noses at Brennan and his ilk.
NAZIS “R” CIA – Though today assorted drama queens like to flail at the imaginary Nazis in their heads the CIA helped out and worked with plenty of REAL Nazis after World War 2. As in LONG after. Remember General Reinhard Gehlen among others.
“FREE” ELECTIONS – By this point we’ve all lost count of the number of elections the CIA have interfered with and the number of nations in which they’ve carried out that interference.
MASS MEDIA MANIPULATION – Deputy CIA Director Frank Wisner once referred to America’s news outlets as “the Mighty Wurlitzer” for the CIA’s ability to make those outlets play whatever tune they want.
OPERATION GLADIO – This operation still doesn’t get the coverage it deserves but it has been well-documented enough that you can do online searches for yourself regarding its ugliness.
A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS – CIA figures have often come under criticism for allegedly using their access to classified information to enhance their investment portfolios. As the fictional film The Good Shepherd expressed the CIA’s attitude, THEY have “the United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting.”
Coups Initiated Anywhere – The number of countries where the CIA has worked to overthrow the sitting governments is as numerous as those in which it interfered with elections. Can’t manipulate the ballot box? The CIA has other ways of subduing a country. Maybe even our own.
ULTRA-SLEAZY – The CIA’s MK/Ultra program conducted on unsuspecting human guinea pigs has also been well documented. Search for it yourself if you’re not already familiar with it. Apparently the CIA considers anyone of us fair game.
VIETNAM WAR – During the Vietnam War the CIA station chiefs were often suspected of virtually running certain aspects of the conflict independent even of the military. And the CIA’s well-documented Phoenix Project for assassination and torture took place during the Vietnam War as well.
THE “SECRET” WAR IN LAOS – Not so secret anymore. Again, this CIA atrocity is well-documented enough to be found in plenty of public sources.
OPERATION CHAOS – The CIA violated its charter (and assorted laws) by conducting domestic operations against U.S. citizens.
I’ve barely scratched the surface here. I’ll be happy to run more of these if anyone has let themselves forget exactly WHY the CIA became such a distrusted and despised organization in the first place.