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The Christian evangelicals who beat little Lydia Schatz to death are the same sort of people as the ISIS child killers.

Lydia was adopted from Liberia.

“Biblical” discipline kills Northern CA girl

The children fighting for the CIA in Syria (above) have been mind controlled.

Evangelist extremists are the mirror image of IS (ISIS/ISIL).

Both the evangelical extremists and ISIS are tools of the CIA.

Matthew Murray (above), from an evangelical family, wrote:

“There was physical abuse in my home.

“My mother … used psychotropic drugs because she somehow thought it would make it easier to control me…”

Murray joined YWAM’ – Discipleship Training School of Youth with a Mission – which trained youngsters to spread the gospel to under-evangelised Third World nations.

He realized that … the school’s training methods resembled ‘cult mind-controlling techniques’.

He complained that six of his male peers had made a gay sex video and that others routinely abused drugs.

Evangelist Nazis and Child Abuse

In 2007 Matthew Murray reportedly killed four people in the Youth With A Mission and New Life Church shootings before taking his own life.

Murray’s father is a prominent Colorado neurologist, and presumably knows a bit about CIA mind control.

The CIA and its friends are mind-controlling children to work for ISIS (IS/ISIL)

“The Reverend Jim Jones, an anti-establishment clergyman, was turned by CIA mind-control into a fire-breathing, charismatic puppet-master, who convinced hundreds of people to join him in a mass suicide.

“Ironically, the puppet-master was himself a CIA puppet; the mass suicide was a CIA experiment designed to discover whether a large group of political dissidents could be so totally controlled that they would kill themselves on command…
“Douglas Rushkoff’s book Coercion explains how CIA mind control works: The subject is ‘broken,’ then the CIA interrogator presents himself as a substitute parent figure and seizes total control of the subject’s mind.”

CIA MIND CONTROL.

One inmate of Shepherds Hill Farm reported that the farm “is a christian wilderness program, where we were indoctrinated and brainwashed with evangelical Christian ideas…

“There was a young boy at the program… He wet his bed at night.

“Their solution was to make this child strip to his underwear and bath in below zero water in front of everyone, then carry his mattress a mile up hill on his back to clean it. Followed by a lecture about sweet dear Jesus.”

Evangelist Nazis and Child Abuse

The CIA and its friends have infiltrated every institution of any importance.
That includes churches and orphanages.
The CIA is a mixture of Nazis, Zionists, Mafias and sadistic child abusers.

Child abuser Paul Schäfer Schneider, believed to be an Ashkenazi Jew and a Nazi.

The CIA and its friends use children’s charities as fronts for their torture and terror activities.

The charity Colonia Dignidad was set up in Chile by a ‘Jewish Nazi’ called Paul Schäfer Schneider.

The CIA used Colonia Dignidad as a centre for mind controlling children.

The CIA has evidence of the presence at the colony of Josef Mengele.


AmeriCares has been linked to child abuse rings and death squads.

Extracts from an article entitledEvangelist Nazis and Child Abuse

1. Evangelist extremists are nothing but the advance party of American neo-colonialism.

The young who have been ‘saved’ are encouraged to donate future earnings; young girls and boys can be sexually exploited…

2. This is the doctrine of the American ‘neocons’ and their European stooges, who have systematically replaced social ownership of essential utilities with ownership by American corporations, served by a cowed and cheap workforce, brainwashed by corporate-controlled media into believing the state does not exist; we are all ‘individuals’ competing in a ‘market’, in which only the fittest survive.


John Wetterer. In Guatemala, John Wetterer set up Mi Casa, a program for homeless boys. In 1988 John Wetterer was accused by 60 Minutes of sexually abusing a number of boys.

3. In Africa, the CIA backed evangelists…  are in fact the stormtroopers of the Skull And Bones, the New World Order, whose task is to indoctrinate the … world with the belief that all ‘disbelievers’ must be destroyed, whether that disbeliever is a child branded as a witch, or a Muslim who protests about the genocide of Palestinians.

Evangelist extremists are the mirror image of IS (ISIS/ISIL).

The entrance to Colonia Dignidad, a major base for the CIA. During the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, who was put into power by the CIA and various crypto-Jews, Colonia Dignidad was used as a torture centre. Reportedly, the CIA, Mossad and the West German secret service used Colonia Dignidad for experiments involving the torture and mind control of kidnapped children.

4. In Cambodia, children in an orphanage run by Australian evangelists were forced to crawl as they were beaten with sticks and had to eat rice from the floor.

5. One Cambodian orphanage, linked to the Christian Outreach Centre of Australia, allowed tourists to take children out for a night.


Father Bruce Ritter mixing with the teenage boy prostitutes of New York. Father Ritter was a vice president of Americares. Father Bruce Ritter set up a charity called Covenant House, as a cover for a pedophile ring. Covenant House procured children in Guatemala and elsewhere. Ritter had sex with the boys in his care.

6. According to India’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), child abuse in orphanages is on the rise: ‘The nature of alleged child abuse includes rape, molestation, torture and mental abuse,’ they reported.

7. In Africa, private Christian ministries, such as ‘Acres of Hope’, ‘Children Concerned’, ‘West African Children Support Network’ make lots of money from adoption schemes.


Colonia Dignidad. “It was Paul Schäfer Schneider’s habit to have one or two boys sleep in his bed every night. Some had to be drugged or tranqulized in order for him to have his way.”

8. The various evangelical groups are united under the ‘Christian Alliance for Orphans’, which promotes overseas mission trips, and will even offer interest-free loans to adoptive parents.

9. In Nigeria, children as young as two are acused of witchcraft by psychopaths calling themselves evangelists.

If a child under the age of two screams in the night, cries, and is feverish, he or she is a ‘servant of Satan’. Some such ‘servants’ are murdered, some have nails driven into their heads; others are dowsed with boiling water or acid. Lucky child ‘witches’ are merely tortured, or left to starve in the gutter.

10. Evangelist celebrity pastors and their televised propaganda ‘ministries’ are only concerned with lining their pockets.

They have hundreds of broadcasting stations around the world, with some ministries grossing $100,000,000 a year.

11. The grandson of Billy Graham told journalists: ‘The Christian mission field is a “magnet” for sexual abusers.


Colonia Dignidad. Colonia Dignidad in Chile or more recently Villa Baveria was a post World War II concentration camp, torture factory, and religious cult . Children were kept in total isolation and darkness for long periods of time…”This is the same treatment being used in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghirab to destroy the minds of prisoners like Jose Padila, who is now a walking vegetable.”

12. The Hull Daily Mail (2010) reported on a Jehovah’s Witness who had raped women and girls over a 40 year period, and had used religion to threaten his victims. ‘This was allowed to continue to happen despite one (victim) revealing it to the Jehovah’s Witness elders, a court heard’.

Nikki Gaskins (The Coastal Source, 2010), reported on the arrest of a pastor charged with child molestation and sexual battery’, who had ‘at least ten prior convictions’.


Guatemalan children with the Toybox charity which has links to the ‘CIA front’ organisation World Vision.

13. In 2010, an earthquake devastated much of Haiti, and delivered many children into the clutches of American evangelists…

Orphanages were emptied by evangelist ‘bargain hunters’.

14. Orphans are often subjected to mind control.

AmeriCare’s warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut. “Just down the road from Newtown, the town of New Canaan ­ is headquarters to AmeriCares, which did the gunrunning to the neofascist militias in Croatia during the break-up of Yugoslavia.”

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Suspicions Run Deep in Iraq (and Elsewhere) That C.I.A. and the Islamic State Are United

–‘It is obvious to everyone that the Islamic State is a creation of the United States and Israel.’

20 Sept 2014 ‘Conspiracy’ theories still circulating from the streets of Baghdad to the highest levels of Iraqi government that the C.I.A. is secretly behind the same extremists that it is now attacking. The demonstration on Saturday was the latest in a series of signals from Shiite leaders or militias…warning the United States not to put its soldiers back on the ground. Mr. Obama has pledged not to send combat troops, but he seems to have convinced few Iraqis. “We don’t trust him,” said Raad Hatem, 40. Haidar al-Assadi, 40, agreed. “The Islamic State is a clear creation of the United States, and the United States is trying to intervene again using the excuse of the Islamic State,” he said.

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I-CIA-SIS false flag quickly unfurls:

Foley murder video ‘may have been staged’ 25 Aug 2014 The video of James Foley’s execution may have been staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera, it has emerged. Forensic analysis of the footage of the journalist’s death has suggested that the British jihadist in the film may have been the frontman rather than the killer…A study of the four-minute 40-second clip, carried out by an international forensic science company which has worked for police forces across Britain, suggested camera trickery and slick post-production techniques appear to have been used. A forensic analyst told The Times that no blood can be seen, even though the knife is drawn across the neck area at least six times…One expert commissioned to examine the footage was reported as saying: “I think it has been staged.”

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Top UK politician Airey Neave (above) knew the secrets of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet.

Airey Neave wanted to reform MI5 and MI6 and expose its corrupt senior members.

In 1979, Airey Neave was murdered, reportedly by agents working for MI5, MI6 and the CIA.


Airey Neave’s bomb-damaged car 

Sir Richard Sykes, the British Ambassador to the Netherlands, may also have known too much about Margaret thatcher’s cabinet.

He was shot dead a week before Airey Neave’s assassination.

Reportedly UK cabinet ministers were involved with pedophile rings linked to the Netherlands.

Reportedly, this may have suited the CIA as it may have helped them to control Thatcher’s government.

Kevin Cahill, an Irish journalist, believes the Airey neave was killed by MI6 agents working with the CIA because he was about to expose corrupt, senior members of the intelligence community.

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Reportedly it was the CIA who were the brains behind the murder of Airey Neave, and Lord Mountbatten.

Mountbatten was killed by a bomb in 1979.

In an interview with The Guardian on 9 January 1984, former UK government minister Enoch Powell claimed that the Americans murdered Lord Mountbatten and Margaret Thatcher’s friend Airey Neave.

“The Mountbatten murder was a high-level ‘job’ not unconnected with the nuclear strategy of the United States” (Guardian 9th January 1984).

Mountbatten was said to be in favour of nuclear disarmament.

Powell claimed the evidence came from a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary with whom he had a conversation.

(Simon Heffer, Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell, 1999, p. 881.)

Lord Mountbatten was said to have been a visitor to Northern Ireland’s Kincora children’s home which “was run as a virtual gay brothel by loyalist leaders and MI5.”

12 October 1984 bomb – Grand Hotel Brighton

In the USA, in November 1982, five men were acquitted of smuggling arms to the IRA after they revealed that the CIA had approved the shipment.[98]

On 12 October 1984, a bomb went off at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England.

The bomb was intended to kill Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet, who were staying at the hotel for the Conservative Party conference.

Kevin Fulton, a former British soldier claimed that he had flown to New York, met FBI and MI5 agents and was given money to buy an infra-red device to be used to set off IRA bombs.
Neave was murdered in 1979.

Journalist Paul Routledge, in his book Public Servant Secret Agent, floated the idea that Neave was killed by people within MI6 and the CIA.

In 2002, Journalist Paul Donovan wrote, in the Irish Democrat, about “A tangled web of intrigue

According to Donovan:

1. Neave sought to clean up the corruption within the security services.

2. Neave was killed by a bomb.

Gerald James, former chief of the armaments firm Astra Holdings, wrote that the mercury switch on the bomb was only available to the CIA at the time.

3. Enoch Powell claimed that the CIA wanted a united Ireland within NATO.

Former UK cabinet minister Tony Benn, who supported the CIA’s aim of the unification of Ireland

From Wikipedia we learn:

UK politician Tony Benn records in his diary (17 February 1981) that a journalist from the New Statesman, Duncan Campbell, told him that he had received information from an intelligence agent two years previously that Neave had planned to have Benn assassinated, if there was a possibility that Benn might be elected Labour Party Leader.

The New Statesman printed the story on 20 February 1981, naming the agent as Lee Tracey.

Tracey claimed to have met Neave and was asked to join a team of intelligence and security specialists which would “make sure Benn was stopped”.

Tracey planned a second meeting with Neave but Neave was killed before they could meet again.[8]

Kevin Cahill, an Irish investigative journalist, claims Neave was on the verge of a massive overhaul of the security services, possibly involving a merger of MI5 and MI6 and arising from his belief in corruption in the security services.

Neave

Cahill suggests a link between Neave’s murder and Sir Richard Sykes‘ murder and the attempted murder of Christopher Tugendhat in December 1980.

Cahill claims that Neave would have been head of the combined security services with Sykes and Tugendhat as his deputies, with Sykes responsible for foreign operations and Tugendhat responsible for home operations.

Cahill concluded that Neave was murdered by MI6 agents working with the CIA because Neave sought to prosecute senior figures in the intelligence establishment for corruption.[9]

On 18 October 1986 Enoch Powell returned to the subject of Neave’s death in a speech to Conservative students in Birmingham.

He told them that INLA had not killed Neave, but that he had been assassinated by “MI6 and their friends”.

Powell claimed Neave’s Northern Ireland policy had been one of integration with the rest of the UK.

His murder, alleged Powell, was intended to make the British Government adopt a policy more acceptable to America in her aim of a united Ireland within NATO.[11]

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OH REALLY

White House vows CIA will not stage fake vaccine programs

19 May 2014 The White House has promised the United States will not use vaccination programs as cover for spy operations — after the move was attempted during the hunt for ‘Osama bin Laden’ in Pakistan. As Pakistan suffers a resurgence of polio, a top White House official pledged in a letter dated May 16 that intelligence agencies would foreswear the tactic, which is partly blamed for the spread of the crippling disease [when, in actuality, the vaccines themselves spread the disease]. Islamic militant leaders are reluctant to embrace vaccination programs after Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi attempted to help the CIA track down the Al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] terror chief through a fake vaccine project.

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It has been over two months since Malaysian flight MH-370 disappeared and still not a single credible trace of its final resting place has been found.

In the ongoing din over the confusion surrounding the recovery effort which has led nowhere, even the current Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak recently described the current rescue effort driven by satellite data of the suggested “location” of purported MH370 debris in the Indian Ocean as ‘bizarre’ and ‘hard to believe’. Further, he told CNN when discussing the satellite data which is the basis for the current search in the Indian Ocean that ‘To be honest, I found it hard to believe…. It’s a bizarre scenario which none of us could have contemplated so that’s why when I met the team…of foremost experts in aviation industry I asked them again and again “are you sure?”

In short: “nobody knows.” Or so the conventional wisdom goes.

One person, however, who thinks someone may know more than they are letting on is none other than the man who was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003, Mahathir Mohamad, and who in a blog post earlier today has some rather provocative questions and thoughts.

In his article, titled appropriately “What goes up must come down”, the former PM argues that flight did not crash and its current whereabouts may be know to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Boeing aircraft company: “It is a waste of time and money to look for debris or oil slick or to listen for “pings” from the black box. This is most likely not an ordinary crash after fuel was exhausted. The plane is somewhere, maybe without MAS markings.

But far more provocatively, and daring to utter a three letter acronym few others do, Mahathir said the plane could have been switched onto autopilot remotely by the CIA if it had been hijacked, citing a reference which claims that “The ‘uninterruptible’ autopilot would be activated – either by pilot, by on board sensors, or even remotely by radio or satellite links by government agencies like the Central Intelligence Agency, if terrorists attempt to gain control of the flight deck.”

Mahatir goes back to day one, when the first disclosure surrounding the fateful flight were made, and when it was clear that the pilot, for whatever reason, purposefully shut down the communication system. “The system must have been disabled or else the ground station could have called the plane.”

So putting two and two together, the former PM, who believes that “it is not fair that MAS and Malaysia should take the blame” concludes that “someone is hiding something.”

more@ http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-19/former-prime-minister-malaysia-accuses-cia-covering-mh-370-disappearance

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Hillary “What Difference Does It Make?” Clinton is a war criminal of the likes of Madeleine “The Price is Worth It” Albright. Qaddafi was about to introduce the gold-backed African currency and all African oil would be exchanged for gold; Hugo Chavez was working on the Sucre–an alternative currency for all of South America. Both Qaddafi and Chavez were working on continental armies to thwart NATO and had oil to back up their ideas. View this video.

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There is no evidence of Russia’s involvement in the Friday massacre in Odessa, US Ambassador in Kiev, Geoffrey Pyatt had to admit Sunday as he spoke by telephone on a CNN program. “We don’t have evidence of the Russian role in the tragedy that transpired on Friday”, Pyatt said, answering the anchor’s downright question on whether Moscow was what’s been widely dubbed as the bloodiest day in the Ukrainian crisis.

US Ambassador to Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt has said earlier today there’s no evidence of Russia’s involvement in the Friday’s massacre in Odessa. Do you think it could be a sign the West starts to reevaluate Russia’s role in the Ukrainian events?

Unfortunately, not. All the news I get is that the Western position is hardening. They are supporting the illegal government in Kiev with all its actions and there is a double-tongued policy when the Yanukovich government tried to restore order, there was a blast from the West side. And now we have in fact fascist groups being incorporated in a so-called anti-terror mission, which is for my feeling a terror mission against the people’s defense forces, for example, in Slavyansk, and Odessa as well. And that means we have a double-standard policy in the West which is so crazy now because it is very aggressive and the aggression is not only against the Ukrainian people. The aggression is directed against Russia. That must be clear.

Over the weekend it was reported in both the Guardian and the BBC some very interesting language. The language that they used was very ambiguous. They didn’t want to place any blame on actually who was throwing the Molotov cocktails. In the videos that we can see people were actually shouting some of the neo-Nazi slogans that they are known for and yet according to the BBC nobody knows who actually did it or even better Russians themselves threw the Molotov cocktails into the building and burn themselves up because they were trying to make a point, which I don’t know what point they are trying to make. But it is a very strange phenomenon. What is your opinion on that?

Read more@ http://www.globalresearch.ca/huge-population-of-cia-agents-in-ukraine-says-german-expert/5380734

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CIA’s Afghan ‘torturer-in-chief’ lives in two-story house in Southern California -

-‘How he managed to land in the United States remains murky.’

28 Apr 2014 In Afghanistan, his presence was enough to cause prisoners to tremble. Hundreds in his organization’s custody were beaten, shocked with electrical currents or subjected to other abuses tortures documented in human rights reports. Some allegedly disappeared. And then Haji Gulalai disappeared as well. After 2009, his whereabouts were unknown. Today, Gulalai lives in a pink two-story house in Southern California, on a street of stucco homes on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

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This is a small section of a long talk delivered by Robert Anton Wilson in Los Angeles in 1988.

Who was Robert Anton Wilson?

Writer, novelist, great untangler of conspiracies.

Here we learn how the CIA, the Vatican and Organized Crime play nice with each other when there is drug money to be made – and how many of the players in the US drug trade also appear to have been involved in the JFK assassination.

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Viktor Yanukovych, the Ukrainian ousted president

Ukrainian deposed President Viktor Yanukovych says the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is provoking bloodshed in the country by sanctioning the use of weapons against pro-Russia protesters.

Speaking on a Russian television station late on Sunday, the ousted president said the United States authorized the new government in Kiev to use force to crack down on protesters in the country’s east.Yanukovych also warned that Ukraine’s interim officials have taken the country to the brink of a civil war.

He noted that CIA Director John Brennan met with Kiev’s new leaders in person and “in fact sanctioned the use of weapons and provoked bloodshed,” in Ukraine.

Yanukovych added that in the event of any bloodshed, the new interim officials of Ukraine as well as the US administration will be held responsible.

He also urged the country’s security forces not to obey orders and restrain from shooting at people.

Meanwhile, new reports say that at least three people have been killed in clashes between security forces and protesters during what Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov calls an “anti-terrorist operation” in the eastern town of Slavyansk.

Political crisis erupted in Ukraine in November 2013, when Yanukovych refrained from signing an Association Agreement with the EU in favor of closer ties with Russia.

Tensions between the Western powers and Moscow heightened after Crimea declared independence from Ukraine and formally applied to become part of the Russian Federation following a referendum on March 16, in which nearly 97 percent of voters in Crimea chose to rejoin Russia.

On March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law documents that officially made the Black Sea peninsula part of the Russian territory despite condemnation from the West and the new Ukrainian government.

The move sparked angry reactions from the US and the European Union, both imposing punitive measures against Russia.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/04/13/358453/cia-provoking-bloodshed-in-ukraine/

 

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Rear Admiral Richard Butler, the commander of the Guantanamo concentration camp. New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Nazi Germany / FBI Opens Files Proving Hitler Went To Argentina With Help From The Director Of The OSS Himself-Allen Dulles

Guantanamo proves that the USA is run by Nazis.

These Nazis of course have Zionist and Mafia connections.

A Briton who was ‘cleared for release’ in 2007 is still imprisoned at Guantanamo.

He has never been charged with any crime.

http://www.dailymail.


Countries fully controlled by the CIA

Obama appears to have lied when he said that he was going to close Guantanamo.

In Guantanamo, ‘beatings are common place’.

Two former Guanatanamo guards were recently charged with raping female subordinates.

http://www.dailymail.


CIA torture – used to mind control victims and turn them into tools of the CIA.

No American is safe while the Nazis run the USA.

more here

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Not really news at all, but: CIA reportedly employed several operatives, warlords and militant leaders deeply involved in Afghan opium trade

Reports say US-led NATO forces are taxing the production of opium in the regions under their control.

20 Mar 2014 A senior western audit officer has raised fresh concerns that US funds meant to help pay Afghan police salaries may instead be going to “ghost workers”. “I am writing to express my concern that the US may be unwittingly helping to pay the salaries of non-existent members of the Afghan National Police,” John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction wrote in recent letter to top US-led NATO generals… Afghan officials accuse the US of channeling funds to the Taliban militant group. Afghan lawmakers say American helicopters have recently delivered several shipments of small arms and heavy weapons to the militants in southern provinces. Senior officials in Kabul have also demanded an explanation from Washington over its aid to the Taliban…In addition to that, the Afghan counter-narcotics officials say foreign troops are also earning money from drug production in Afghanistan.

[Darn those pesky deficits that the Teabaggers/DemocRATs whine about 24/7! And yet: There seems to be a bottomless pit of US tax dollars available to protect the CIA's heroin trade, arm the Taliban, fund the Nazi coup in the Ukraine, pay for IsraHell's Iron Dome, and provide even more tax breaks and bl*w jobs for Exxon Mobil.]

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You’ve heard that there’s a big battle between the CIA and Congress over the CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s review of documents related to the Bush-era torture program.

Many are calling it a “constitutional crisis“. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa calls it potential “treason“.

The congress members complaining about spying by the CIA are right, of course.

But they are hypocrites. Specifically, these same congress members  didn’t raise a peep when the government was spying on the people … and instead defended the government’s mass surveillance at every opportunity.

There are hundreds of thousands of Google hits for the search term “Hypocrisy CIA Senate Feinstein“.

High-level NSA whistleblower Bill Binney, Edward Snowden, a very high-level former CIA officer, a former FBI agent and many others are all slamming Congress for the hypocrisy

A corrupt CIA is certainly part of the problem.   After all, the same guy who was the lawyer for the CIA torture unit – and who was mentioned 1,600 times in the Senate intelligence report on torture – is now the chief counsel for the CIA … the guy working so hard to make sure the torture report is never released. (He was also involved in the destruction of tapes documenting CIA torture … discussed more fully below).

And don’t let Obama fool you: The White House is a big part of the problem as well.

Obama has for years prevented the Senate Intelligence report on torture – what the CIA’s spying is all about – from being declassified.

Glenn Greenwald tweets:

Could someone remind me who appointed [CIA director] John Brennan and to whom he reports? Having trouble finding it in most discussions ….

Obama appointed current CIA-director John Brennan, who – before the appointment – had expressly endorsed torture, assassination of unidentified strangers (including Americans) without due process, and spying on all Americans, and got caught in numerous lies related to national security and defense.   (Indeed, Brennan insisted that he be sworn in with a copy of the Constitution which didn’t include the Bill of Rights.)

The White House has also withheld 9,400 documents from the Senate’s CIA torture investigation. McClatchy reports:

The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, even though President Barack Obama hasn’t exercised a claim of executive privilege.

In contrast to public assertions that it supports the committee’s work, the White House has ignored or rejected offers in multiple meetings and in letters to find ways for the committee to review the records, a McClatchy investigation has found.

And Senator Mark Udall said that Obama knew about the CIA’s spying on Congress.

Not Just the CIA … And Not a New Problem

But it’s not just the CIA.   And there has been a constitutional crisis for a long time.

For example, the FBI collected files on everyone.  As the New York Times reports:

J. Edgar Hoover compiled secret dossiers on the sexual peccadillos and private misbehavior of those he labeled as enemies — really dangerous people like … President John F. Kennedy, for example.

The NSA has been spying on – and intimidating – its “overseers” in Washington.  Indeed, the NSA spied on anti-war Congress members in the 1970s … including the chair of the Congressional Committee investigating illegal NSA spying.

One of the NSA  whistleblower sources for the big 2005 New York Times exposé on illegal spying – Russel Tice – says that the NSA illegally spied on General Petraeus and other generals, Supreme Court Justice Alito and all of the other supreme court justices, the White House spokesman, and many other top officials.

The Washington Times reported in 2006 that – when Tice offered to testify to Congress about this illegal spying – he was informed by the NSA that the Senate intelligence committee was not cleared to hear such information:

Renee Seymour, director of NSA special access programs stated in a Jan. 9 letter to Russ Tice that he should not testify about secret electronic intelligence programs because members and staff of the House and Senate intelligence committees do not have the proper security clearances for the secret intelligence.

(And see this.)

Former high-level NSA executive Bill Binney points out how absurd that statement is:

Russ Tice … was prepared to testify to Congress to this, too, and so NSA sent him a letter saying, we agree that you have a right to go to Congress to testify, but we have to advise you that the intelligence committees that you want to testify to are not cleared for the programs you want to speak about. Now, that fundamentally is an open admission … by NSA that they are violating the intelligence acts of 1947 and 1978, which require NSA and all other intelligence agencies to notify Congress of all the programs that they’re running so they can have effective oversight, which they’ve never had anyway.

Binney confirmed to Washington’s Blog:

The violations of law and the constitution are being openly admitted by both Congress and the NSA.

The Other Story Getting Lost In the Shuffle

And there’s another story getting lost in the shuffle …

Sure, the top independent interrogation experts say that torture is ineffective … and actually harms national security. You’ve probably already heard arguments one way or the other on this issue, and likely have made up your mind about it.

But remember, the torture used by the U.S. on the Guantanamo suspects was of a “special” type.

Specifically, Senator Levin revealed that the the U.S. used Communist torture techniques specifically aimed at creating false confessions. And see these important reports from McClatchy, New York Times, CNN and Huffington Post.

In other words, were not just talking about torture.  We’re talking about deploying a special type of torture in order to get FALSE confessions.

In addition, the Atlantic notes:

America is likely to torture again, if we aren’t doing it already.

(And see this and this.)

A related part of this underreported part of the torture story is that the CIA’s torture program ended up deceiving the 9/11 Commission. Specifically, the 9/11 Commission Report was largely based on third-hand accounts of what tortured detainees said, with two of the three parties in the communication being government employees. The 9/11 Commissioners were not allowed to speak with the detainees, or even their interrogators. Instead, they got their information third-hand. The Commission itself didn’t really trust the interrogation testimony… yet published it as if it were Gospel.

New York Times investigative reporter Philip Shenon noted in a 2009 essay in Newsweek that the 9/11 Commission Report was unreliable because most of the information was based on the statements of tortured detainees.

NBC News reported:

  • Much of the 9/11 Commission Report was based upon the testimony of people who were tortured
  • At least four of the people whose interrogation figured in the 9/11 Commission Report have claimed that they told interrogators information as a way to stop being “tortured.”
  • One of the Commission’s main sources of information was tortured until he agreed to sign a confession that he was NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO READ
  • The 9/11 Commission itself doubted the accuracy of the torture confessions, and yet kept their doubts to themselves

And the CIA videotaped the interrogation of 9/11 suspects, but falsely told the 9/11 Commission that there were no videotapes or other records of the interrogations, and then illegally destroyed all of the tapes and transcripts of the interrogations. (As discussed above, the current head CIA lawyer helped to destroy the tapes.)

9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton wrote:

Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.

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Government officials decided not to inform a lawfully constituted body, created by Congress and the president, to investigate one the greatest tragedies to confront this country. We call that obstruction.

In other words,  we’ve got a rogue governmentThat’s the big story behind the CIA-congressional battle.

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White House withholds thousands of documents from Senate CIA probe, despite vows of help

13 Mar 2014 The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, even though President Barack Obama hasn’t exercised a claim of executive privilege. In contrast to public assertions that it supports the committee’s work, the White House has ignored or rejected offers in multiple meetings and in letters to find ways for the committee to review the records, a McClatchy investigation has found. The administration’s refusal to turn them over or to agree to any compromise raises questions about what they would reveal about the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques tortures on suspected terrorists in secret overseas prisons.

[Yeah, there’s no way on *God’s green earth* Barack Obama is going to turn on his former employer, the CIA. Notice that one of President Obama’s *first priorities* was to pardon the war criminals in the previous regime — an unelected junta installed by the Supreme Court?

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