The CIA: A history lesson and present control of media dissemination.
“Also in the first three months of the CIA’s existence, the National Security Council issued Directive No. 3, dealing specifically with the “production of intelligence and the coordination of intelligence activities within the intelligence community.” The National Security Council wanted to know who was producing what intelligence and how that information was being coordinated among agencies. In the opinion of the CIA, “the link between scientific planning and military research on a national scale did not hitherto exist.” The result was the creation of the Scientific Intelligence Committee (SIC), chaired by the CIA and with members from the army, the navy, the air force, the State Department, and the Atomic Energy Commission. “Very early in its existence the SIC undertook to define scientific intelligence, delineate areas of particular interest and establish committees to handle these areas,” wrote SIC chairman Dr. Karl Weber, in a CIA monograph that remained classified until September 2008. “Priority was accorded to atomic energy, biological warfare, chemical warfare, electronic warfare, guided missiles, aircraft, undersea warfare and medicine” –every area involving Operation Paperclip scientists. Each scientific intelligence subcommittees were created, one for each area of warfare.” – Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America by Annie Jacobson page 315.
Excerpts from Spooked by Nicholas Shou.
“In the next chapter we will examine how a journalist and a whistle-blower can team up to expose a shocking case of abuse at Guantanamo, win a major journalism award in the process, and still find themselves erased from the media picture.” page 75.
“It’s horrifying. The whistle-blower said, “You know what we just found?” he said. “We just found our Auschwitz.” Hickman and the guard gave the secret facility the nickname “Camp No,” as in “no such camp.”- page 82.
The Guantánamo “Suicides” A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle By Scott Horton
“Kiriakou’s crime was not participating in waterboarding, but exposing it. This is the upside-down world that America’s major press institutions have allowed to become entrenched in Washington, by refusing to challenge the national security state’s Orwellian mentality. War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength” – Spooked page 86
This story never received any media blitz campaign for a reason.
“On December 23, 2013, in response to a pair of Freedom for Information Act (FOIA) requests, the Central Intelligence Agency released 574 pages of emails between various national security reporters and the agency’s public affairs office. The massive trove of material remained out of the public eye for a year, but in late 2014, it finally surfaced in a series of articles published by the online investigative magazine, the Intercept. The articles landed like a bombshell, revealing how some of America’s most prominent national security reporters were functioning essentially as unpaid CIA assets, sending the agency detailed story notes and, in at least one case, entire drafts of articles prior to publication.” – Spooked page 7
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Book information on Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood