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June 13, 2002
The CIA Is America's First Party

From James Brooks


Dear NileMedia Reader: The following article was written in response to "The Israeli Lobby is America's Third Party".

The CIA Is America's First Party
By James Brooks


Dear Mr. Amr:

Your article, "The Israeli Lobby is America's Third Party", is a potent, well-argued analysis. Its only shortcoming is that it does not complete the circle. It omits mention of the deeper background, the rules of the field upon which AIPAC and the Zionist thugs play their vicious game to control the public aspects of U.S. Middle East policy and media coverage.

It has become clear to most of us searching for the true wellsprings of post-WWII American history that the reach of the CIA has been grossly underestimated, or, rather, under-reported, by almost everyone. A deep study of any one major CIA operation makes clear the awesome ability of the Agency to completely control the major media outlets and obfuscate the Agency's overwhelming role in American foreign, and often domestic, policy. For decades now, most of America's leading editors and pundits have been either CIA assets or "under control".

Take your pick. Look into any one of the major domestic assassinations of the 1960's (JFK, probably Martin Luther King, RFK). Pick up any thread in the bloody skein of American "policy" in Latin America (right up through the April coup in Venezuela). Follow the ramp up to, and execution of, the Vietnam War (e.g. Operation Phoenix, a CIA op that "interrogated" at least 20,000 Vietnamese to death, one by one). Study the decimated civic lives of nations used by the Agency in its control, since at least 1960, of the majority of the world's hard drug trade. Consider the CIA domination of American activity in Central Asia. A thorough study of any of these, or of any other major CIA crime, will turn up the same pattern. Namely, a deafening media silence. And, whenever the silence is deemed insufficiently complete, you'll find a web of disinformation so thick that only the most dedicated searchers for truth can hack their way through it.

Recall the four-part story Fox News ran mid-December, 2001? Immediately after the story aired, its transcript disappeared from Fox's Web site. The network has steadfastly declined to comment ever since. However, it is still available elsewhere - see http://www.firefox.1accesshost.com/cameron.html

An excerpt: "Numerous classified documents obtained by Fox News indicate that even prior to September 11, as many as 140 other Israelis had been detained or arrested in a secretive and sprawling investigation into suspected espionage by Israelis in the United States." They were Mossad agents. "..investigators suspect that they Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it. A highly placed investigator said there are - quote - "tie-ins." But when asked for details, he flatly refused to describe them, saying, - quote - "evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified."

Disinformation has been applied since, and probably ripples through the Fox story itself. We are told that Mossad spies "against" the United States, and the CIA has been "warned". For instance, the Fox story related:

"Most directory assistance calls, and virtually all call records and billing in the U.S. are done for the phone companies by Amdocs, Ltd, an Israeli-based private telecommunications company....Fox News has learned that the N.S.A has held numerous classified conferences to warn the F.B.I. and C.I.A. how Amdocs records could be used."

What we are not told, of course, is how deeply related Mossad and the CIA really are. Throughout 42 years of Cold War, Israel was the linchpin of U.S. Middle East policy. Can anyone imagine an "intelligence" connection more dangerous to investigate? The border between CIA and Mossad is probably more like a sieve, with greater access and cooperation than the FBI will ever have. Obviously, there is still competition, and turf wars erupt from time to time. Think of the Army-Navy game.

You ask, "Why is our Congress investigating the CIA, the FBI and the INS, when the real focus should be on the State Department and a catastrophic foreign policy that amounted to the appeasement of a belligerent foreign state run by war criminals?"

I agree that U.S. policies comprise the real danger to America, Palestine, and the world itself, not our intelligence "failures". But your question presupposes that the State Department really calls the shots on American Middle East policy. My reading of the Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, and Carter administrations is that State has consistently taken a back seat to the NSA/CIA/Tripartite axis. We could say the same of Nixon, except that Kissinger happened to be Secretary of State. Certainly CIA ran much of Johnson's foreign policy execution (four days after Kennedy was killed, Johnson reactivated the CIA mission in Vietnam). The present-day disaster is that Colin Powell and his staff at State are considered to supply the "moderate, pro-Arab" voice. And even they can be brushed aside at will, as Bush has repeatedly shown.

President Kennedy was killed because he planned to disassemble the CIA. If we want to get to the bottom of America's persistent pursuit of "a catastrophic foreign policy that amount[s] to the appeasement of a belligerent foreign state run by war criminals", we must first recognize that our own foreign policy is run by criminals, to whom robbery, rape, extortion and drug dealing are on a par with genocide.

Congress should be investigating the CIA. But the chance of a meaningful investigation, which would certainly result in numerous mysterious deaths, is vanishingly small. What we will get is more disinformation, spinning understandable tales of human incompetence, "over-regulation" of our brave public servants, and so on ad nauseum. Every Congressional investigation of CIA to date has been fatally compromised by CIA itself. It's all in the record, but no-one dares to point it out. The Agency's control is so complete that it willingly disparages its own operations in order to throw the public off its trail. CIA may actually welcome the current investigation; in this environment, it could be an excellent opportunity to have yet more power assigned to Agency, "so it can do its job more effectively".

The CIA is America's first party. Republicans and Democrats, at the highest levels, are selected for their willingness to keep its semi-public secrets. The rest are allowed to dance to its tune. American politicians learn to fear the Israeli lobby's threat to their reputations - and the CIA's threat to their lives.


James Brooks

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