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Mission Unstoppable: Why Is the CIA Running America’s Foreign Policy? Dennis Blair was itching for a fight.

Mission Unstoppable: Why Is the CIA Running America’s Foreign Policy?

In May 2009, the retired U.S. Navy admiral was serving as the director of national intelligence (DNI). From Truth and Reconciliation to Lies and Obfuscation: The Senate RDI Report  On a bright spring day in 2005, in a country I cannot name, I entered a drab, unremarkable building, a gateway to a grim, unaccustomed world.

From Truth and Reconciliation to Lies and Obfuscation: The Senate RDI Report 

Its spaces were impersonal, antiseptic, institutional. Arms Cache Most Likely Kept in Texas by the C.I.A. Photo.

Arms Cache Most Likely Kept in Texas by the C.I.A.

Roseanne Barr: “MK ULTRA Mind Control Rules in Hollywood” To many people the idea of mind control programs is so outlandish as to warrant no further investigation – the truth is, MKUltra was officially acknowledged.

Roseanne Barr: “MK ULTRA Mind Control Rules in Hollywood”

Who knows what it’s been used for? Roseanne Barr is an outspoken actress and comedienne who never shied away from tackling difficult and controversial issues, even if that meant being unpopular or being tagged as “crazy” by mass media. While I can’t say that I agree with all of her views, she remains one of the very few people in Hollywood who dare talking about its most damning issue: MK ULTRA.In a recent interview with RT, Roseanne talked about the dark side of the entertainment industry and directly mentioned MK ULTRA as being a major force in Hollywood.

“It’s also a big culture of Mind Control. MK ULTRA Mind Control rules in Hollywood.” CIA’s disastrous “Bourne” strategy. The CIA, the Press and Black Propaganda. Secrecy News - from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. The Director of National Intelligence has forbidden most intelligence community employees from discussing “intelligence-related information” with a reporter unless they have specific authorization to do so, according to an Intelligence Community Directive that was issued last month.

Secrecy News - from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy

“IC employees… must obtain authorization for contacts with the media” on intelligence-related matters, and “must also report… unplanned or unintentional contact with the media on covered matters,” the Directive stated. The new Directive reflects — and escalates — tensions between the government and the press over leaks of classified information. It is intended “to mitigate risks of unauthorized disclosures of intelligence-related matters that may result from such contacts.” See Intelligence Community Directive 119, Media Contacts, March 20, 2014. The U-2, OXCART, and the SR-71. Science, Technology and the CIA.

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2001 – Mention of the Central Intelligence Agency generally elicits visions of espionage and covert action operations.

Science, Technology and the CIA

‘Underwear bomber’ was working for the CIA. A would-be “underwear bomber” involved in a plot to attack a US-based jet was in fact working as an undercover informer with Saudi intelligence and the CIA, it has emerged.

‘Underwear bomber’ was working for the CIA

Questions about Developing C.I.A. Story. By David V.

Questions about Developing C.I.A. Story

Johnson on Jul 14, 2009 An official story is forming about the secret program that the C.I.A. hid from Congress : the agency planned to organize assassination squads to target Al Qaeda terrorists around the world, according to a lead article in today’s New York Times . Although this account has gained widespread acceptance , there’s reason to be skeptical. As I noted recently in an update , the Washington Post reported that the program “was not a covert action” and concerned “a intelligence-collection activity run by the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.” In this light, consider the following post from Time magazine’s Swampland blog (emphasis added): But two former ranking CIA officials have told TIME that there’s another equally plausible possibility: The program could have required the Agency to spy on Americans. 8 Coolest Spy Gadgets - ("spy," "gadgets," "espionage")

Espionage is everywhere, so don't think for a moment that the beer can in the street gutter isn't collecting your information.

8 Coolest Spy Gadgets - ("spy," "gadgets," "espionage")

Here are eight of the coolest spy gadgets that will make you think twice about who you talk to... Shoe Bug No, it isn't Agent Smart's phone. Woman who helped run CIA torture may get major promotion. A woman who helped run the CIA’s detention and interrogation program, and oversaw the destruction of videotapes of prisoners being subjected to torture, may be appointed director of clandestine services under new CIA chief John Brennan.

Woman who helped run CIA torture may get major promotion

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the woman has been acting director of clandestine services — a top appointment in the agency – since last month. The Senate report on CIA interrogations you may never see. A Senate committee is close to putting the final stamp on a massive report on the CIA’s detention, interrogation and rendition of terror suspects. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who heads the Select Committee on Intelligence, called the roughly 6,000-page report “the most definitive review of this CIA program to be conducted.” Interrogation Techniques - By Amy Zegart.

So here's my bet: The next president will spend a great deal of time worrying about foreign policy issues that Bob Schieffer never mentioned and voters never considered in Monday night's foreign policy debate. And no, it's not just because shit happens. It's actually much worse than that. Looking at the past three elections, I found that presidential debate moderators did a surprisingly bad job of picking the foreign-policy issues that presidents later confronted in office. And here's the really interesting part: the U.S. intelligence community did much, much better, pinpointing serious threats in their annual threat assessments.

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