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– More proof America has ‘gone rogue’ (PressTV, by Gordon Duff, Dec 14, 2013):
The recent Robert Levinson scandal, evidencing “rogue” CIA operations, is being quickly shoved under the rug.
Considering the fact that the CIA is an organization that openly runs “secret” prisons, assassination teams and a fleet of terror drones, that when they aren’t blowing up wedding parties in Yemen, they are running drugs out of Afghanistan, what can a “rogue” operation mean?
Is there actually something worse than the pattern of unilateral lawlessness that the CIA and other US agencies admit to on a daily basis?
Since 2004, the CIA has been largely privatized, under control of extremist political groups in the US and working against national interests. It has made the United States feared, not as a competent enemy but rather as a nation under the control of criminal elements willing to use any and all capabilities, military, diplomatic or scientific, on behalf of bizarre apocalyptic theories or corporate greed.
Recent discoveries in the Caucuses that American medical and agricultural research facilities are, in fact, biological and chemical weapons facilities adds only one “tile” to a mosaic whose pattern is more than clear.
Let’s look at “Levinson.” Real stories seldom get out and when they do, they are “spun” into an unrecognizable monstrosity and planted with conspiracy theories or unfounded allegations. Such is the nature of the “new” mainstream media. Were it ever told, the real story, the real threat to the United States and the real threat to the nations that are subject to American clandestine operations has been the full and unlimited penetration of every command authority and agency.
When America attacks, no one can be sure if the order came from Washington, Tel Aviv, Zurich or Wall Street.
The cover-up of the recent Levinson CIA scandal, in itself, may seem minor as has the firing of dozens of high-ranking officers and the gutting of America’s nuclear command structure. All have innocent stories published about them. However, none of those stories are true. The pattern, if reported, and it never will be, not just for reasons of national security but that it would reveal a dramatic increase in the ability of a faction, sometimes referred to as “Zionist” or “pro-Israel,” perhaps more accurately described as an affiliation of secret societies and criminal elements, is to cripple America’s ability for self-rule. America’s “right” aided by the AIPAC lobby and mainstream press has been tasked, no other term applies, with undermining any attempt to restore representative rule remotely accountable to the American people as “socialist” or “anti-Semitic.”
The Robert Levinson story is such; the media is stumbling over solid evidence that Israel operates terror operations from inside the CIA with impunity. We all know it isn’t just the CIA. Recent events have proven that the CIA, NSA and key military commands within the US have been taken over by “rogue groups,” some with proven ties to Israeli intelligence. The most recent case, involving Robert Levinson, proves the CIA is incapable of policing itself.
Nothing “national” about the NSA
A series of investigations into the NSA have been unable to evidence any real US control over that agency at all. There is, in fact, no evidence of regular distribution of NSA “work product” to other US intelligence agencies. Current estimates from intelligence insiders now assess that the NSA may well be an offshoot of Google’s program of gleaning personal information from unknowing internet users. The NSA just goes further but nobody knows who they do it for or why. There is no mandate that allows funding for masses of collected data, nor any evidence of any threat justifying that every word spoken on this planet is subjected to interpretive software algorithms that we now know have never existed.
The NSA is a total scam, their intercepts have never accounted to more than low-level “chickenfeed,” and, more seriously, have been used to justify or rationalize anything. The NSA exists only to disseminate disinformation to US agencies so enamored with the horrific costs and supposed draconian capabilities as not to understand that the NSA is “smoke and mirrors.”
Every NSA intercept from Iraq and Afghanistan at key points in military operations there have now been proven to have been falsified or purposefully misinterpreted. Masses of NSA intercepts outlining a network of underground bases in Afghanistan and weapons production facilities across Iraq were fabricated at the request of Bush political operatives, some from the Project for a New American Century, AIPAC and its offshoots, the Heritage Foundation and Rand Corporation. Thousands of NSA intercepts from Iraq were proven to have been fabrications.
Most recently, when Israel was found to have planted transmitter/repeater units in Syria to generate false radio traffic taking credit for chemical weapons attacks, not only did the NSA fail to receive the traffic themselves, but later claimed ignorance of the whole affair, particularly when it came crashing down around Secretary of State Kerry when the deception operation was exposed as a false flag intended to bring about war between the US and Russia.
An investigation of all involved would deeply parallel the Nuremberg Tribunals. These are the men and women, without whom senseless and illegal wars would have been impossible.
Back in 2007, Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent, checked out of his hotel on Kish Island, an Iranian Free Trade Zone. Since then, two photographs have appeared showing him as being held captive somewhere, no known group has taken credit. Levinson wasn’t there on “business” as was stated but on a mission we are now told involved a “rogue group” within the CIA.
Levinson is not like other “contractors,” willing to take any job and never questioning its legality or morality. In the case of operations against Iran, current changes in US policy have made one thing clear, there has been no potential US interest threatened by Iran since the end of the Cold War, over two decades ago.
“Off the reservation”
What the Levinson incident has proven is that unauthorized or “off the reservation” operations are not investigated nor are those involved sanctioned or prosecuted, quite the opposite.
Levinson had not only operated without authorization but he had no proof that those he worked for were, in fact, affiliated with the CIA in any way. Such a distinction no longer matters as it has become increasingly clear that the CIA is capable of sanctioning any act. Thus, all acts, from 9/11 or the DC Sniper, the anthrax attacks, every school shooting, every failed bombing, all carry “false flag” components, managed news, “crisis actors” or deceptive law enforcement investigations.
Thus far, the CIA has admitted that it has been paying the bills for unauthorized operations for years and, in fact, has paid $2.5 million to the family of Levinson as “hush money.” We have also confirmed ties between the illegal group in the CIA acting as Levinson’s handlers and Israeli intelligence.
What the CIA has admitted in the Levinson case in particular is that foreign intelligence agencies have penetrated their organization, set up parallel command structures and run operations, possibly including abductions, assassinations, drone attacks, all outside command authority and, moreover, directly against US government policy.
If you were to ask why none of this is reported, the answer is simple: “no one asked.” In fact, any “rogue” operation is, from a legal standpoint, treason. Paying hush money is obstruction of justice. Everyone involved belongs in prison, except maybe Levinson himself, who, quite possibly, could be an innocent dupe but it is Levinson who is paying the price.