- CIA's Long History Of PSYOPS, Propaganda, And Assassination Plots
On Tuesday, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made not only a stunning admission to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, but issued an outright threat against President-Elect Donald Trump, saying that Trump's taking on the Intelligence community regarding their sloppy "Intel" report about Russian propaganda, was "really dumb" because "they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you." Schumer went on to say he had been told the intelligence community was "very upset with how he has treated them and talked about them."
By Susan Duclos
A look at what agencies drafted and coordinated the newly released piece of U.S. propaganda, accusing Russia of providing the truth to , via Wikileaks, of corruption and collusion between the DNC, the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media, we see the first agency listed as The (CIA).
CIA'S LONG HISTORY OF PSYOPS, PROPAGANDA AND POLITICAL ASSASSINATION PLOTSOperation Mockingbird was revealed to the public in 2007, with the declassification of a report that was over , called "Family Jewels." Compiled by the CIA in 1973, it refers to a Project Mockingbird and describes a wiretap of journalists. The report was compiled at the request of then CIA director James Schlesinger, and was not declassified until 2007. (Source)
Operation Mockingbird itself was a CIA program to influence media in the US and internationally.
The unit recruited leadingjournalists into a propaganda network to help present the CIA's views. It funded some student and cultural organizations and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities conducted by other operating units of the CIA. The CIA's use of journalists continued unabated until 1973, when the program was scaled back. When George H.W. Bush was appointed as director of the CIA in 1976, the program of paying journalists for cooperation was announced to have ended. Their voluntary cooperation was encouraged.
The "Family Jewels" a 702 page document, was dubbed the "skeletons" in the CIA's closet by William Colby, who was the CIA director in the mid-1970s and helped in the compilation of the reports.
According to the introduction of a six-page summary of the "Family Jewels" documents, "The Central Intelligence Agency violated its charter for 25 years until revelations of illegal wiretapping, domestic surveillance, assassination plots, and human experimentation led to official investigations and reforms in the 1970s."
The human experimentation conducted by the CIA is known as MKultra, also known as the CIA's mind control program, but it is the history of plotting political assassinations, which was revealed in the "Family Jewels" that is particularly concerning, especially in light of Schumer's assertion that they are "very upset with how he [Trump] has treated them and talked about them," and "they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you."
Via the six page summary of the "Family Jewels" documents, we see the following point, listed as number 11:
The CIA apparently "plotted" the assassination of some foreign leaders, including Castro, Lumumba and Trujillo. The CIA has no role whatsoever in Lumumba's murder on January 17, 1961. With respect for Trujillo's assassination on May 30, 1961, the CIA had "no active part;" but had a "faint connection" with the groups that in fact did it.
Amazing coincidence that two of the three people the CIA "plotted" to have assassinated, ended up being murdered, yet the CIA claims they weren't responsible... things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Now remember, this summary is dated 1975, but the documents were not declassified and released until 2007, meaning the general public has no idea what clandestine operations, foreign or domestic, against foreign entities or Americans within the U.S., from 1975 to present day, but with their history, I would bet there are even more "skeletons" in their closet.
OBAMA REINSTATES OF OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD
Under the "History" category of the Operation Mockingbird Wikipedia page, Frank Wisner, director of the Office of Special Projects (OSP) at the CIA, later renamed Office of Policy Coordination (OPC), which was the CIA's covert action , was initially charged with creating an organization focused on "propaganda, economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world."
Then came the creation of Operation or Project Mockingbird, which was referenced in the "Family Jewels" documents, but the name was not entered into the congressional record when Congress investigated it in the 1970s.
After 1953, the media network was overseen by CIA Director Allen Dulles, by which time Operation Mockingbird had major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies.The usualwas placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to cooperating or unwitting reporters. Those reports would be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters, which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services. These networks were run by people with well-known liberal but pro-American and anti-Soviet views, such as William S. Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times), Alfred Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O'Leary (Washington Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham, Sr. (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor).
Note the emphasis in bold in the quote above and compare the normal practices during the nearly 30 years Operation Mockingbird was an official operation, to what we are seeing play out in the mainstream media today, where reports, quoting unnamed U.S. officials, about CIA reports are conveniently leaked and then "placed" over at the Washington Post, with citing their own report in more reports, extensively quoted "throughout the media wire service." are also "well-known liberal" and anti-Russian in theme.
It is extremely important to remember as you read further, that in 2013, the Obama administration repealed the Anti-Propaganda ban, freeing U.S. agencies to use propaganda against Americans.
A perfect example was the explosive Washington Post story that unnamed sources had told the Post that "the CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system." Eventually a declassified report was released, to which they still provided not a shred of evidence, and in fact, stated within that report that the "report does not and cannot include the full supporting information."
So, with no evidence provided to the public, the CIA led intelligence reports became national news, repeated by every other news outlet..... none of which have obtained or offered any actual evidence.
A second example, the highly controversial Washington Post report using a shadowy organization, ProporNot, which targeted 200 Independent Media websites, including The Drudge Report, PipeLine, Zero Hedge, Infowars and others, claiming they spread "Russian propaganda" during the 2016 election campaign cycle.
Another example, which was widely cited before Washington Post was forced to offer a retraction, which received far less coverage, was the claim and headline that a Russian hacking operation had "penetrated the U.S. power grid." This was cited by almost all the mainstream media, before a subsequent article explained Russian hackers did not target the Vermont facility in question.
Notice how many of these stories are first promoted by Washington Post, especially those dealing with anything regarding the CIA, when the owner of Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has direct financial ties to the CIA, by way of a $600 million contract with the CIA.
CIA'S PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS (PSYOPS)
Psychological operations (PSYOP) are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of United States psychological operations is to induce or reinforce behavior favorable to U.S. objectives. (Source)
Related: Psychological operations units. Sub-category: Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA is mainly in charge of PSYOPS, and specifically geared towards "influence on public opinion."
At various times, under its own authority or in accordance with directives from the President of the United States or the National Security Council staff, the Central Intelligence Agency has attempted to influence domestic and international public opinion, and sometimes law enforcement.
Via the category "CIA authority to perform psychological operations," we see that Psychological operations was assigned to the pre-CIA Office of Policy Coordination, with oversight by the Department of State. "After the OPC was consolidated into the CIA, there has been a psychological operations staff, under various names, in what has variously been named the Deputy Directorate of Plans, the Directorate of Operations, or the National Clandestine Service."
Other "skeletons" listed in the six page summary of the "Family Jewels" documents, included illegally wiretapping and surveillance on journalists, which brings to mind the huge Obama scandal in 2013, where his administration targeted journalists from the AP and Fox News, with media surveillance reminiscent of the CIA'S antics documented in the "Family Jewels" documents and summary.
Throughout the election cycle we have seen Donald Trump take on globalists, the political establishment and the so-called elite, but in going head-to-head with the CIA, considering their PSYOPS, Propaganda and political assassination plots, he is now up against an organization that has no problem getting rid of anyone they find a problem, and have been doing so for over half a century.
Their all-out propaganda campaign against Trump and Russia, using the mainstream media, led by the Washington Post, as their bought and paid for broadcasting arm, shows pretty clearly he is already in their crosshairs, and Schumer's threat tips the scales and makes us wonder if the CIA is already plotting Trump's demise.
The Obama administration has returned America to some very dark days, using the intelligence agencies under his control against political rivals (remember Tea Party targeting by the IRS), pumping propaganda into the minds of Americans, and politicizing the intel agencies to the point where they have now targeted the President-Elect.
Sources include but are not limited to:
Operation Mockingbird; Family Jewels (Central Intelligence Agency); Psychological Operations (United States); Propaganda in the United States; Project MKUltra; CIA influence on public opinion.