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by Frank33

Deceptive, Ridiculous and Embedded

3:23 pm in Uncategorized by Frank33

Chatterjee’s article appeared in AlterNet as, CIA’s Disastrous “Bourne” Strategy. It was also published at FDL as “Hollywood Without the Happy Ending, How the CIA Bungled the War on Terror”

I made the comment that there is much in this article that is valid. There are also many claims by Chatterjee that are questionable. There is also much Forbidden History that Chatterjee ignores. Chatterjee blames the failure of THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR on the expensive contractors, the privatization of war and intelligence.

Pratterjee is eiher ignorant that this is a feature, not a bug of the “Intelligence Community”. Or he is catapulting this propaganda as an excuse for the previous twelve years of failure. But it is not a failure. It is policy. US Government terrorism needs assassins and torturers. They use secret mercenaries for manufactured terror, as do all corrupt Empires.

Should we believe that spy mercenaries are merely incompetent?

So what about the Jason Bourne-like contractors working for GRS who turned
out to be the gang that couldn’t shoot straight? How successful have they been
in helping the CIA sniff out al-Qaeda globally? It’s a good guess, based on what
we already know, that their record would be no better than that of the rest of
the CIA.

My response to this nonsense:

Although much of this article is worthwhile, Chatterjee is also catapulting disinformation. How successful have they been snuffing out Al Qaeda? They do not wish to snuff out Al Qaeda. The CIA and Graham Fuller and Saudi Arabia created Al Qaeda. They created Bin Laden. Of course Saudi Arabia and Bandar Bush should get credit along with the CIA for using Al Qaeda to create a civil war in Syria. The 9-11 hijackers were Saudi secret agents that were protected by General Hayden and the NSA.

After twelve years of a phony war on terror it is obvious that Al Qaeda will never be defeated. It is a not-so-secret mercenary army of the One Percent, used
to justify repression and torture and assassination. And we now know the NSA records all communications but the clever terrorists slipped through their Universal Dragnet.

But the US Secret Police did capture Private Manning, Aaron Swartz, Jeffrey Sterling, Jeremy Hammond and many other freedom fighters. And the US Secret Police assassins murdered Pat Tillman and probably murdered Michael Hastings.

Chatterjee does criticize NSA Dragnet. He fails to mention Snowden’s first revelation. AP was targeted by US Secret Police for revealing that the Second
Underwear Bomber was going to be another False Flag terror attack against American citizens. The CIA’s terror program is a success because they continue
to create neverending False Flag Terror attacks.

It should be emphasized that we are all spied on. And there are many other victims of NSA Dragnet that I did not include such as Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Susan Lindauer. Former government insiders who tried to expose the corrupt Spymasters such as Peter Van Buren,Thomas Drake and William Binney, have been suppressed and neutralized, and their careers destroyed. Leaders of foreign countries are monitored by the NSA so they do not interfere with the plans of the New World Order.

Chatterjee reports that the Secret Government recruits criminals and “terror suspects”.

Associated Press revealed that the CIA had selected a few dozen men from among the hundreds of terror suspects being held at Guantanamo and trained them to be double agents at a cluster of eight cottages in a program dubbed “Penny Lane.” (Yes, indeed, the name was taken from the Beatles song, as was “Strawberry Fields,” a Guantanamo program that involved torturing “high-value” detainees.) These men were then returned to what the Bush administration liked to call the “global battlefield,” where their mission was to befriend members of al-Qaeda and supply targeting information for the Agency’s drone assassination program.

The double agents will supply “targeting information”, and then the armed Drones, Robot Assassins will Win The War! No members of the US military have to risk their lives. And the Drone Operators are always successful and hardly ever kill innocent women and children. No Americans need to make sacrifices. It is a Perfect War except that it is all lies. The official government policy is to kill them all and let God sort them out.

Can we depend on these spy recruits to help destroy or help capture the other Al Qaeda terrorists? That never happens. The double agents always seem to commit more terror rather than neutralizing other terrorists. Consider the double agents, Ali Mohamed, David Headley, Underwear Bomber #2, and the handler for Abdulmutallab, Underwear Bomber #1. Only Headley is in prison, or the “Authorities” say he is in prison. We really do not know for certain if these double agents are doing more US Government sponsored terror.

And speaking of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” in my ears and in my eyes. The Fab Four were publicly opposed to the Vietnam War. They were part of the counter culture and the glorious decade of the 1960′s.

Context is everything or almost everything and Chatterjee seems to be ignorant of history. Then as now, the Spymasters collected information to use against Anti-War activists. The FBI and local police departments spied on them, just as they do now. The most moral people in the USA, the “Radicals”, opposed the Vietnam War. Many of them had their careers destroyed. Some, such as Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. were murdered for their inspirational leadership, by government assassins.

The Spies and the Oligarchs have no culture. So they steal and exploit the symbols of peace, justice and freedom of the counter culture. The spies used those symbols and names for their obscene Torture Camps and their obscene wars. That is Payback because the warmongers never forgive or forget. The CIA assassination program “Operation Phoenix” murdered tens of thousands of people. The strange events concerning the assassination John Lennon might suggest another CIA assassination of an inspirational leader.

Chatterjee does document some of the many Contractor debacles. The reason for the many failures is just the Clumsy Contractors and the Clumsy Spies who hire them. But his narrative of Benghazi is pure deception.

A year and a half later, two more GRS contractors made front-page news under the worst of circumstances. Former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods had been assigned to a CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, where the Agency was attempting to track a developing North African al-Qaeda movement and recover heavy weapons, including Stinger missiles, that had been looted from state arsenals in the wake of an U.S.-NATO intervention which led to the fall of the autocrat Muammar Qaddafi.

On September 11, 2012, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was staying at a nearby diplomatic compound when it came under attack. Militants entered the buildings and set them on fire. A CIA team, including Doherty, rushed to the rescue, although ultimately, unlike Hollywood’s action teams, they did not save Stevens or the day. In fact, several hours later, the militants raided the CIA
base, killing both Doherty and Woods.

Supposedly, the CIA at Benghazi were trying recover heavy weapons, and Stinger missles. Why are the thirty or more Benghazi spies required to take “lie detector” tests every month? Chatterlee is promoting a cover story. It is to conceal that these spies were smuggling weapons to the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria. And the “fall of Qaddafi” was the result of a US Armed Drone attack.

And his narrative fails to mention that the private contractors and bodyguards abandoned Ambassador Stevens. Or perhaps the Ambassador was also killed by these bodyguards. The Benghazi Conspiracy was started the same day by Mitt Romney. Then Fox News, Ollie North and the vast neo-con propaganda machine, began to call for Impeachment of the President because of Benghazi. General Petraeus, CIA Director, and his Team Petraeus almost immediately produced their own false narrative with Talking Points for Sunday tee vee talk shows.

Susan Rice used those Talking Points and lied to the American people.

There is some criticism of the tactics used by Intelligence Community. We should be concerned that Secret Police might clamp down on dissent everywhere. Except the sixteen civilian US Secret Police spy organizations, have clamped down on dissent everywhere. And the even more secretive military spy organizations probably help with the repression.

Take, for example, the slew of documents Edward Snowden — another private contractor who at one point worked for the CIA — released about secret NSA programs attempting to suck up global communications at previously unimaginable rates. There have been howls of outrage across the planet, including from spied-upon heads of state. Those denouncing such blatant invasions of privacy have regularly raised the fear that we might be witnessing the rise of a secret-police-like urge to clamp down on dissent everywhere.

Another concern that Chatterjee describes, is how the War On Terror creates more enemies for America to kill.

If you could find a phrase that was the polar opposite of “more bang for your buck,” all of these efforts would qualify. In the case of the CIA, keep in mind as well that you’re talking about an agency which has for years conducted drone assassination campaigns in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Hundreds of innocent men, women, and children have been killed along with numerous al-Qaeda types and “suspected militants,”

Actually, the number of “innocent” victims is not hundreds, but thousands. Chatterjee is not critical of fighting secret wars. He just wants the violence to be more successful. If the Jason Bourne-types could shoot straighter we would win the wars. Chatterjee ignores that these wars were based on lies about weapons of mass destruction. And he has failed to notice the terrorists of Al Qaeda and Bin Laden were created by Saudi Arabia and the CIA.

As details of programs like Penny Lane and GRS tumble out into the open, shedding light on how the CIA has fought its secret war, it is becoming clearer that the full story of the Agency’s failures, and the larger failures of U.S. intelligence and its paramilitarized, privatized sidekicks has yet to be told.

This Phony War On Terror is not a CIA failure. It is a CIA success. They have had twelve years of unlimited war profiteering. And the spies and corrupt Generals promise us ten more years of this horror.

There is more to question. Chatterjee was an “embedded reporter” in Irak and Afghanistan. That means he was vetted and approved by the Secret Government. Of course almost all the corporate pretend journalists and millionaire tee vee talking heads, are embedded shills who have catapulted lies for twelve years. And the lies continue, not just on the “news” programs. The “entertainment” shows, and Hollywood movies that Chatterjee references so frequently, also spread the government mythology of the Phony War on Terror.

Chatterjee does have some more explaining to do. He is a board member of Amnesty International USA. Amnesty International has refused to declare Chelsea Manning
a “Prisoner of Conscience”, despite the torture against Private Manning and the revelations of war crimes.

Over two years ago, in January of 2011, Amnesty USA told me they were “investigating” if Bradley Manning qualified as a “Prisoner of Conscience”. They told me they weren’t sure about his motivations and they’d have to look at his
employment contract. I was then dismayed to see that the LA Times editorial board, hardly a revolutionary group, came out with a strong denunciation of Manning’s barbaric pre-trial detention before Amnesty had made any public
statement in his defence.

Members of the Pussy Riot band in Russia were jailed on February 21, 2012. Less than 2 months later, Amnesty declared them to be “prisoners of conscience” (POC).

The blazing speed with which Amnesty declared them Prisoners of Conscience prompted me to renew my inquiries about Manning. Almost all my emails went unanswered except for one in which no explanation was given though it was “hoped” that somebody from their “research team” would soon answer me.

Has Amnesty International been infiltrated and subverted by the NSA, as has so many other so-called human right organizations? Who can say?

Let us give Chatterjee the benefit of the doubt. He probably is not an Agent of Disinformation. Rather he is merely a Useful Idiot who does not realize that he catapults propaganda for the One Percent.

by Frank33

Hamid Karzai Claims Private Security Contractors Are Helping The Taliban Murder Afghans

11:08 am in Uncategorized by Frank33

Karzai: Contractors get out!

Hamid Karzai is the nominal leader of Afghanistan. He is frequently called the mayor of Kabul since his authority is limited. His brother does have a private army, funded by the CIA. That is just one of many semi-secret private armies in Afghanistan, such as Blackwater (or Xe), DynCorp and other private security contractors. After nearly ten years of war, Hamid Karzai has a plan that could bring peace to Afghanistan. Specifically, he want to shut down private security contractors, the tens of thousands of mercenaries US taxpayers support.

The Anonymous Official Spokesliars say this would end the US and NATO military operations. They claim the US military cannot fight without private contractors. The mercenaries are supposedly necessary for security in general and protection of all the “reconstruction” projects. This frees up more troops for combat. This policy has weakened the military. US military units are no longer self sufficient. The military in previous wars had fed itself, supplied itself, and guarded itself. Now private contractors do all that. The supplies for troops are trucked through Pakistan, except now they are routinely wrecked and burned. But it is only money.

US taxpayers are paying for all this insanity. It is a dirty secret that the neo-cons took the US into wars without a sufficient number of troops. This could be considered reckless or treasonous. Expensive mercenaries are now a permanent part of US Imperialism. These bloodthirsty, paid killers have committed any number of crimes, and have been a major failure militarily and otherwise. No one knows how many there are. Frequently they work in secret and they are above and beyond any laws.

Their failures have helped give us endless war which makes them a success to the Military Establishment and the Dee Cee War Pimps. It is obvious that the military contractors are used for the more unsavory military operations when plausible deniability is required. The CIA even outsourced assassinations to private contractors.

Karzai does have some consideration for taxpayers. He has said that private security contractors are criminals who help terrorists.

“We’ve decided to bring an end to the presence of these security companies who are running a parallel security structure to the Afghan government,” Karzai said, “who are not only causing corruption in this country, but who are looting and stealing from the Afghan people, who are causing a lot of harassment to our civilians, who we don’t know whether they are security companies in daytime and then some of them turn into terroristic groups at nighttime.

“I’m appealing to the US taxpayer not to allow their hard earned money to be wasted on groups that are not only providing lots of inconvenience to the Afghan people but are actually, God knows, in contract with Mafia-like groups and perhaps also funding militants, and insurgents and terrorists with those funds,” he said.

Karzai announced in August that the US and NATO mercenaries had four months to leave. He was not taken seriously by the US neo-con war makers. But Karzai is serious. He is going rogue, and he does not want any more help from the United States. So ungrateful.

“The money starts in the name of the private security companies in the hallways of the U.S. government ,” Mr. Karzai said. “The profits are made and arranged there.” The money then goes to private security firms, he said, adding, “then they send the money to kill people here.”

The accusations followed a stormy meeting he had on Sunday night with the NATO commander, Gen. David H. Petraeus, as well as other senior Afghan and western officials in which Mr. Karzai stormed out, saying that he did not need the West’s help, according to people knowledgeable about the confrontation.

What can a secret neo-con cabal do, when good puppets turn bad and threaten war profits? Usually, that means termination with extreme prejudice. But even worse for the Washington DC War Makers, Karzai is getting more conspiratorial, and accusing contractors of committing terrorist crimes.

“When this money comes Afghanistan, it causes insecurity in Afghan homes and causes the killing of Afghan children and causes explosions and terrorism in Afghanistan,” said Mr. Karzai in the news conference.

His calm tone contrasted with the explosive accusations he leveled at Western interests in Afghanistan and the news media, even going so far as to say that the security companies were interchangeable with the Taliban.

“In fact we don’t know how many of the explosions are the fault of the Taliban and how much by them,” said Mr. Karzai, referring to the security companies.

To teach Karzai a lesson, anonymous officials have revealed Karzai gets bagfuls of cash from Iran. The anti-corruption effort is another bright shining lie, although convenient. After all, what is more corrupt than the Department of Defense and the CIA? The US shipped planeloads of cash to the war zones that were used to win the minds and hearts of our present loyal allies. It does cost us generous taxpayers a million dollars per soldier per year to occupy Afghanistan. Since contractors are even more expensive, it probably costs taxpayers a bagful of cash for every Mercenary.

It is so critically important to win the wars that the Pentagon goes Full Spectrum Censorship against Conspiracy Theories. Karzai is accusing the private contractors of helping the Taliban. Private contractors have been caught bribing the Taliban with US taxpayer money. The contractors are also incompetent and are failing to provide the security they are paid to provide.

A new Senate committee report reveals why U.S. military commanders are so concerned that private security contractors working in Afghanistan may pose a threat to U.S. troops and to the success of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The committee’s inquiry uncovered evidence of private security contractors funneling U.S. taxpayers dollars to Afghan warlords and strongmen linked to murder, kidnapping, bribery and other Taliban and anti-coalition activities. It revealed squandered resources and dangerous failures in contractor performance, including untrained guards, insufficient and unserviceable weapons, unmanned posts and other shortcomings that directly affect the safety of U.S. military personnel.

So Karzai is spreading conspiracies that private contractors are helping the Taliban. Why would he say that? Yes, it is true that private contractors did build a terrorist training camp for the Taliban. But those bad contractors should not be a reason to think all contractors are building terrorist training camps for the Taliban. It was called the European Union Peace Building Programme.

Britain planned to build a Taliban training camp for 2,000 fighters in southern Afghanistan, as part of a top-secret deal to make them swap sides, intelligence sources in Kabul have revealed. The plans were discovered on a memory stick seized by Afghan secret police in December.

This camp was built near Musa Qala, which is home to both Taliban insurgents and lucrative poppy fields. British soldiers had replaced Danish soldiers and the British Soldiers were later replaced by Americans. But in 2008, the British were trying to make their own private army by helping the Taliban.

The camp was due to be built outside Musa Qala, in Helmand. It was part of a package of reconstruction and development incentives designed to win trust and support in the aftermath of the British-led battle to retake the stronghold last year.

But the Afghans feared the British were training a militia with no loyalty to the central government. Intercepted Taliban communications suggested they thought the British were trying to help them, the Afghan official said.

And fortunately, this camp for the Taliban was financed by the British instead of us taxpayers. The British or European Union plans were to supply the former Taliban with high tech including satellite phones.

Afghan government staff also claimed the “EU peace-builders” had handed over mobile phones, laptops and airtime credit to insurgents. They said the memory stick revealed plans to train the Taliban to use secure satellite phones, so they could communicate directly with UK officials.

Recently, Hillary Clinton has promised to give Pakistan billions of dollars more in military aid. Pakistan has always supported the Taliban, against Karzai. We can be sure that US aid to Pakistan will also help the Taliban. That makes it more of a fair fight in Afghanistan. If the Taliban needs some rest and recreation, they recuperate in Pakistan. As Sen. Lindsey Graham has told us, the New Battlefield is here, there and everywhere. However, if the terrorists need a time-out, they have safe havens in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. officials said the two main branches of the insurgency – the Taliban and the Haqqani network – have been able to withstand the American military onslaught largely because they have access to safe havens in Pakistan.

As usual, Anonymous Officials are just shocked that they had no warning from Karzai kicking out the corrupt contractors. If Karzai carried out this plan…it would endanger not just war profits but the lives of our valuable American officials. This is similar to the terrible consequences of Wikileaks, which put the troops in danger. If we all obeyed without question our brilliant war leaders, the troops would be safe and sound.

Two senior U.S. officials, who asked for anonymity when discussing sensitive information, tell Declassified that embassy officials had been talking for months with Karzai about what his government could do to clean up corruption problems involving such contractors, particularly contractors operating in the south of the country, whose important duties include providing security for official and private supply convoys. But the officials say that Karzai gave no advance notice to the embassy or other U.S. officials that he would attempt to address the problem with the radical step of trying to outlaw such contractors with the stroke of a pen…

If this deadline is enforced, the officials warn, it could cause chaos and put lives of both American officials and nongovernment relief workers in jeopardy.

Actually, Karzai did give advance notice. Almost a year ago, Karzai said he would banish foreign contractors.

During his recent inaugural address, Afghanistan’s embattled president Hamid Karzai dropped a major bombshell. “Within the next two years,” he declared, his administration intends to phase out “operations by all private national and international security firms” and transfer their duties to “Afghan security entities.”

If Karzai does get rid of the mercenaries, it is possible the Anonymous Officials might be proven correct. The Taliban may then be able to defeat an American Army that depends on contractors the way Rush Limbaugh depends on oxycontin. Of course the neo-cons originally supported the anti-Soviet Jihadists that became the Taliban. They also helped Pakistan who created the Taliban, and helped put the Taliban in power. So what would be the difference with the Taliban again controlling an uncontrollable Afghanistan. The Taliban did not assist Usama Bin Laden, at least with the 9-11 attacks. But Pakistan and Saudi Arabia did finance the 9-11 hijackers.

After almost ten years of failure if Afghanistan, our neo-con secret warlords are planning more years of war and failure. They have turned Afghanistan into an unsustainable crusade. The military previously protected US diplomats in dangerous war zones. Now mercenaries have gotten a $10 Billion dollar contract to protect diplomats in the Bushie/Obama war zones. That is ten thousand million dollars to protect our incompetent diplomats. They are not worth it.

So I am going to support Hamid Karzai. Kick the mercenaries out of Afghanistan! If Karzai is successful, I would also think he should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Of course, President Obama should return the Nobel Peace Prize he received because Obama is a warmonger who is bankrupting us all with his wars. It should not be forgotten that the neo-cons have created their own army of 800,000 private contractors who wage war against dssenters and other leftists in the Homeland.