America's budget for its 16 intelligence agencies is $75 billion, These 16 agencies employ more than 200,000 operatives worldwide, many of whom are mercenaries. There is no oversight, no accountability.
Part 1: Counter-Intelligence: The Company: Shining a Light on Black Operations
What does “National Interest” really mean?
National interest or national security doesn't really have meaning, other than to be a political tool for keeping the public uninformed. It’s a “highly flexible frame of reference” where simple explanations, or jingles are used to justify actions taken on behalf of this “national interest”. If one boils it down, “national interest” and/or “national security” means protecting the profits of western corporations.
The U.S. Intelligence Apparatus:
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a US intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency, and it was a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The OSS was formed in order to coordinate espionage activities behind enemy lines for the branches of the US Armed Forces.
Truman didn’t trust the OSS because he thought it was dominated by parts of the Democratic party that he didn’t align himself with, so he abolished it. Subsequently, a smaller intelligence agency was formed from the remains of the OSS called the Central Intelligence Group (CIG). It was focused on analyzing intelligence rather than covert operations.
Two years later, in 1948, many of the agents who worked on the covert operations side--the paramilitary operations, black operations--were reestablished in an outfit called The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) which eventually grew to have 5,000 agents in the early Cold War years. The existence of this office was entirely top-secret. It had no public existence at all. Several years later the OPC was folded into the CIA, which had both a black operations arm and a intelligence analysis arm.
At the same time, the OPC became operational, the National Security Council (NSC) approved a radical new policy. It secretly authorized the CIA to conduct programs which were officially non-existent, thereby passing the U.S. Congress. The NSC ordered that the new operations be deniable: “Planned and executed so that any U.S. government responsibility for them is not evident to unauthorized persons and that for those uncovered the US government can plausibly disclaim any responsibility.” (N.S.C. 10/2, 1948) The OPC was set up to organize propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, sabotage, demolition, subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups and support of indigenous anti-Communist elements in threatened countries of the free world (NSC 10/2, 1948)
Frank Wisner, former head of OSS, and a prominent Wall Street lawyer later became chief of black operations, and Allen Dulles, who prior to WWII, was an international trader became CIA director. From the beginning the CIA was steeped in elitism. Its top leadership were mostly Wall Street lawyers while new recruits were sought through the top Ivy League Universities.
“Yale has influenced the CIA more than any other university, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion.”—Gaddis SmithWhat does “National Interest” “National Security” really mean?
National interest/security is a "highly flexible frame of reference", a political tool for keeping the public uninformed, where simple explanations, or jingles are used to justify actions taken on its behalf. If one boils it down, “national interest” and/or “national security” can be defined as protecting the profits of western corporations.
Mercenaries and Dyncorp International
When Obama announced the withdraw of troops from Iraq, many Americans did not realize that thousands of mercenaries, funded by the U.S. taxpayer would remain in place. Far from saving cost, these private contractors have repeatedly robbed the U.S. taxpayer for millions of dollars. But from a military intelligence perspective, they serve multiple purposes: establish plausible deniability, further minimize congressional oversight, bypass rules of war such as the Geneva Convention, and create enormous profits for their benefactors.
A case in point is the extremely dangerous paramilitary, mercenary, private corporation named DynCorp International, who receives half its revenue from the DOD. Since its beginnings in 1946, it advertises itself as “a major government contractor for data processing, military operations and intelligence work.” DynCorp lists its primary “public sector clients” as: The Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Defense (DoD), Bureau of Census, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
DynCorp International also provides training for police forces worldwide. It is the primary “private security force” in Iraq and provides top security for the CIA’s extensive poppy fields in Afghanistan. It also provided the security for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. It is responsible for patrolling the U.S./Mexican Border, performs “essential services” in Colombia to known drug cartels, and of course – is deeply involved in the international “sex slave” trade.
In 2002, DynCorp was found to be working with the Serbian mafia in the trafficking of sex slaves including children. While all of this was going on Dyncorp kept its contracts with American government. In 2009, DynCorp was arranging sex parties for Afghan politicians involving small boys.
In Australia, in December 1972, the Labor Party was elected into office for the first time in 23 years, but the it would be brought down in a coup d'etat by the CIA in conjunction with MI6 and Australia’s own intelligence.
Unbeknownst to elected leader Prime Minister Gough Whitlam--who had enacted a series of reforms, including raises in wages, pension and unemployment benefits, free national health care, equal pay for women, the abolishment of tuition fees, new services for aboriginal peoples, and the replacement of “God Save the Queen” with Australia’s own national anthem in the first 100 days in office--Australian's intelligence security organization was working closely with the CIA, illegally passing on dossiers, concerning every member of the Labor Party as well as union leaders, peace activists and other Australian citizens. Most disturbing to Washington was the withdraw of Australia’s troops from Vietnam, the support of Palestinian rights, and the proposal of an Indian Ocean zone of peace. Worst of all Whitland hinted that he might shut down American military bases including Pine Gap.
“We were to become the paymasters of the CIA around the world. In other words, we were putting ourselves in the position to disburse funds for the CIA to whoever they directed... The idea was that the money would be deposited into the Nugan Hand Bank by the CIA through various channels, and also that the Nugan Hand Bank would be the repository for funds coming in for various CIA enterprises, namely drugs...then the Nugan Hand bank would be responsible for re-routing that money to an account in America ." -- Neil Evans, Former Bank Executive, Nugan Hand Bank, who claimed the CIA made millions to finance its secret projects
CIA director, William Colby petitioned his counterpart, Sir Maurice Oglefield stressing that Australia was traditionally Britain’s domain, and that if Pine Gap were closed the alliance would be blinded strategically.
“Australia is going to be increasingly important to the United States, and so long as Australians keep electing the right people then there'll be a stable relationship between the two countries." – ((A Secret Country,, p. 353).CIA How to Assassinate Guide:
“Australia gained the distinction of becoming the only country in the world to have supplied uranium for nuclear bombs which its Prime Minister allowed to be dropped by a foreign power on his own people without adequate warning." (A Secret Country, p. 168).
Beginning with the ironic disclaimer, “Murder is not justifiable…” the agency’s “how to guide” on assassination goes on to state that
“Killing a political leader whose burgeoning career is clear and present danger to the cause of freedom may be held necessary…Persons who are morally squeamish should not attempt it .”From there, the guide highlights potential methods:
“...the simplest local tools are often the most efficient… a hammer, a screwdriver, a fire poker, a kitchen knife, a lampstand, or anything hard, heavy and handy will suffice, like a rope, a wire, or a belt will do if the assailant is strong and agile.
For secret assassination, a contrived accident is the most effective technique. Once successfully executed, it causes little excitement and is only casually investigated. The most efficient accident is a fall of 75 feet or more onto a hard surface--elevator shafts, stairwells, unsecured windows and bridges will serve. Falls into the sea, or swiftly falling river can suffice if the subject cannot swim. Arson can cause accidental death if the subject is drugged and left in a burning building. Reliability is not satisfactory unless the building is isolated and highly combustible. If the subject drinks heavily, morphine or narcotic can be injected at the passing out stage and the cause of death will often be attributed to acute alcoholism....
Puncture wounds of the body cavity may not be a reliable unless the heart is reached. The heart is protected by the ribcage and is not always easy to locate. Absolute reliability is obtained by severing the spinal cord in the cervical region. This can be done with the pont of a knife. Or a hatchet. Another reliable method is the severing of both jugular and carotid blood vessels on both sides of the wind pipe…”.