Sunday, 13 March 2016

Case 447 - The CIA


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent federal agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to the United states policymakers. The foreign intelligence the CIA gathers is used to provide tactical and strategic advantages so as to preempt threats and further U.S. national security objectives. The covert activities and the objective analyses that result are used to keep the nation safe.

The CIA works as an advisory agency on matters related to foreign intelligence, and it conducts missions and other covert activities under the direction of the President. The Director of the CIA, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, is responsible for managing the agency’s budget, operations, and personnel.

Although the CIA is operated as an independent federal agency, Congress and the executive branch oversee the activities and monitoring programs of the CIA.

The CIA works to:

Close intelligence gaps through enhanced foreign collection and analysis. Fulfill the global mission of providing national policymakers, including the President, with intelligence regarding issues that are most critical to the President and senior national security team members. Utilize technological advances as to ensure better performance in all mission areas, including collection, analysis, covert action, and counterintelligence.

The CIA has a way of very publicly blowing their cover—seeming to pop up wherever turmoil, strife, and political unrest materialize. Despite being almost synonymous with dirty tricks, the Agency has essentially been given free rein, permitted to use whatever tactics they see fit to deal with any (real or perceived) threat to American interests. If there’s one thing we know about absolute power, it’s that it corrupts absolutely; and if there’s one thing we know about the CIA, it’s that the astoundingly unethical, criminal projects and secret missions or involvements highlighted below are probably just the tip of the iceberg.

MK Ultra
MK Delta
Operation mongoose
Operation mockingbird
Operation paperclip
Muammar Al-Quaddafi
Operation Ajax
The JFK assasination
Isis, Al-qaeda and Osama Bin Laden

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