That's because the CIA today resembles nothing so much as
the "Invisible Empire" of the KKK that once spread terror across the South
and Midwest. Fiery crosses aside, this is what the CIA is doing globally.
By contrast, the CIA acts as the agent of the American government, often at the highest levels, and at times at the direction of the White House. Its crimes typically are committed in contravention of the highest established international law such as the Charter of the United Nations as well as the U.S. Constitution.
What's more, the "Agency," as it is known, derives its funding largely from an imperialist-minded Congress; additionally, it has no qualms about fattening its budget from drug money and other illegal sources. It is a mirror-image of the lawless entity the U.S. has become since achieving superpower status. And it is incredible that the White House grants license to this violent Agency to commit its crimes with no accountability.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded shortly after the end
of the U.S. Civil War. Klansman concealed their identities behind flowing
white robes and white hoods as they terrorized the newly emancipated blacks
to keep them from voting or to drive them from their property.
In Plato's Republic, the owner of the ring had the power to become invisible at will.
As Wikipedia puts it,
The ancient Greeks made the argument, Wikipedia says, that,
The CIA, like Hitler's
Gestapo and Stalin's
before it, has provided modern man the answer to this question. Its actions
illuminate why all criminal entities, from rapists and bank robbers, to
Ponzi scheme swindlers and murderers, cloak themselves in secrecy.
Where the KKK after the Civil War terrorized blacks to keep them from voting, the CIA has worked to influence the outcome of elections all over the world through bribery and vote-buying, dirty tricks, and worse.
According to investigative reporter William Blum in "Rogue State", the CIA has perverted elections in,
...among other countries.
If they had known, taxpayers might also object to the CIA's
numerous overthrows of foreign governments by force and violence - such as
was done in Iran in 1953 by President Eisenhower and Chile in 1973 by
His list includes,
...to cite a few.
He questioned why the U.S. continues to plant its military bases across the
Is it any wonder Americans so often ask the question,
As historian Arnold Toynbee wrote in 1961,
The CIA's protective secrecy resembles nothing so much as the KKK, which proudly proclaimed itself "the Invisible Empire" and whose thugs killed citizens having the courage to identify hooded Klansmen to law enforcement officials.
Today, it is our highest public officials that protect this criminal force, said to number about 25,000 employees.
It is actually a Federal offense to reveal the identity of a CIA undercover agent - unless, of course, you happen to be I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, and are employed by Vice President Dick Cheney.
Libby leaked the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame to punish her husband Joseph Wilson for publishing a report that undercut the White House lie that Saddam Hussein had purchased "yellowcake" from Niger to fuel WMD.
Today, high public officials direct the CIA's
criminal policies and protect its agents' identities the better to enable
them to commit their crimes.
CIA spies have conducted their criminal operations masquerading as officials of U.S. aid programs, business executives, or journalists.
As Tim Weiner, who covered the CIA for the New York Times noted in his book "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA":
When it comes to
murder, the CIA makes the KKK look like Boy Scouts.
This seemingly charitable philosophy may be driven by the fact that Obama worked for Business International Corporation, a CIA front, at least in 1983 and perhaps longer, and allegedly is the son of a mother and father both of whom also worked for the CIA, as did Obama's grandmother!
I could find none of this in Obama's biography when he ran for
the presidency, when a gullible American public elected a CIA "mole" to the
Bush Jr., according to The New York Times, in the summer of 1974 worked for Alaska International Industries, which did contract work for the CIA. The Times noted that this job did not appear in his biography when he ran for the White House in 2000, terming it "The Missing Chapter in the Bush Bio."
Thus, two presidential candidates with CIA ties - Bush Jr. and Obama - both neglected to mention them. And in Bill Clinton, who presided from 1993 to 2001, the CIA had a go-along president who satisfied the Agency's blood-lust when he authorized the first illegal "rendition," a euphemism for what KKK thugs once knew as kidnapping and torture.
Is there any question that the Agency has not played an influential, behind-the-scenes or even a direct role in the operations of the U.S. government at its highest level?
indeed be a stretch to argue that the CIA is running the country but it is
no stretch to say that year after year our presidents reflect the criminal
philosophy of the Agency.
As Richmond Flowers, the Attorney General of Alabama stated in 1966,
Yet the descendants of those misfits have moved up today where they feel comfortable as operatives in the shadow government run by the White House.
One of the CIA's illicit duties has been to serve as a conduit for funneling U.S. taxpayer dollars to corrupt dictators and strongmen bent on suppressing the popular will of their citizenry.
As Noam Chomsky wrote in "Failed States", in Honduras,
This elite unit, he says,
Like the KKK, the CIA kidnaps many of its victims with no thought ever of legal procedure. It exhibits utter disdain for the rights of those individuals, the sovereignty of foreign nations, or respect for international law.
At least hundreds of foreigners, mostly from the Middle East, have been the victims of "renditions" just as the KKK kidnapped and flogged and lynched blacks, labor leaders, Catholics, Jews, or wayward wives whom it felt to be morally lacking. In September, 1921, The New York World ran a series exposing the KKK. It pointed out that, among other things, the KKK was violating the Bill of Rights wholesale.
This included the Fourth
amendment against "unreasonable searches and seizures," the Fifth and the
Sixth amendments, guaranteeing that no one may be held without a grand jury
indictment or punished without a fair trial. And these rights today are
similarly trampled by the CIA against American citizens, not just
Former President Jimmy Carter wrote in his book "Our Endangered Values", the CIA transferred some of those it kidnapped to countries that included Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Morocco, Jordan, and Uzbekistan where,
The KKK's methods of punishment were often as ugly: the brutal flogging of blacks in front of vicious crowds, followed by castration and burning their victims alive, and then lynching of the corpses.
As for the CIA, "Why?" asks investigative reporter William Blum,
That the CIA is a terrorist organization was upheld in the famous "CIA On Trial" case in Northampton, Mass., in 1987, when a jury acquitted 14 protestors who tried to stop CIA recruitment on campus, according to Francis Boyle, the University of Illinois international law authority who defended the group.
The defense charged the CIA was,
Another shared characteristic of the KKK and CIA is greed, the desire to loot the hard-earned wealth of others.
Often, Klansmen terrorized
African-Americans who had amassed property to frighten them off their land.
Law-abiding black citizens who had pulled themselves up by the proverbial
bootstraps were cheated out of their homes and acreage by the night riders.
I emphasize what historian Toynbee noted:
In sum, by adopting the terrorist philosophy of the KKK and elevating it to the operations of government at the highest level, the imperial Obama administration, like its predecessors, is showing the world the worst possible face of America.
Foreigners do not see the goodness inherent in the American people - most of whom only want a good day's pay for a good day's work and to educate their children and live at peace with the world. Every adult American has a solemn obligation to demand that its government live up to international law, punish the CIA criminals in its midst, and become a respected citizen of the world.
This will not come to pass until Congress
abolishes the CIA, putting an end to its KKK-style terrorism which threatens
Americans as well as humankind everywhere.