The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was created in 1947 at the direction of President Truman. It had “evolved” from the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) used to perform clandestine military and espionage operations during World War II. The legal framework used to justify the CIA’s operations took several forms. The National Security Act of 1947 allowed the CIA special exemptions from the normal Congressional oversight.
The 1947 Act contained a provision that allowed the CIA “to perform such other functions and duties related to intelligence…as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.” This was followed (and expanded upon) by the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, and subsequent charters and Presidential Directives that eventually enabled it to operate (almost unrestricted) at the direction of the President while effectively bypassing accountability to Congress.
The FBI saw a similar evolution and a “revision” in its mission following the end of World War II. The FBI agent was always viewed as a type of “top cop” in the U.S., however, domestic law enforcement is a secondary role to its primary function: the conduct of counterintelligence operations on American soil. Specifically, this meant to track down and nullify/capture foreign operatives such as KGB (Komitet Gosudostvenoy Bezopaznosti) agents, the (then) Soviet Union’s intelligence operatives.
The CIA’s role is similar, but for foreign/non-domestic operations: the conduct of intelligence and counterintelligence operations outside of the U.S. For missions either partially or entirely carried out in the United States (that must be demonstrably in the interests of national security), the CIA is not permitted to conduct operations without a domestic law enforcement agency attached to it at the time of execution.
In the 1950’s, the United States realized that the “Iron Curtain” of nations held by the Soviet Union was not going to be pushed back or neutralized. There was another change in the operations of the CIA that led to covert military operations, either by their operatives or forces (recruited foreign mercenaries or soldiers handpicked from U.S. military personnel) led by operatives. This has not ceased up until the present day.
There was a hiatus in this practice with the Church Committee, formed January 27, 1975 and headed by Senator Frank Church, (D-ID). The final report by this committee was released April 26, 1976 and it put a huge damper on the conduct of CIA operations worldwide. Concurrently, the FBI was being “nipped” away domestically when the details of its COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) procedures during the 1960’s to 1970’s came to light. The ones who protested it most vehemently were the ones who were (justifiably) within its crosshairs.
Under COINTELPRO, techniques developed during the Cold War for use in counterintelligence against foreign agents by the FBI were employed against Black Militant and White Supremacy groups, as well as groups deemed subversive and destructive, such as the Weather Underground. Note: this last organization “spawned” Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, criminal communist revolutionaries who mentored and sponsored Barack Hussein Obama II. COINTELPRO was actually employed between 1956 and 1971 before liberals and other communists labeled it as an infringement on First Amendment rights and attacked the FBI for employing it.
During those years, we experienced a plethora of domestic agents in foreign employ. The Rosenbergs had just been executed in 1953 for selling the secrets of the hydrogen bomb to the Soviets, and the rise of student radicalism during the 60’s followed on the heels of Eisenhower’s failed policies that allowed communists access to public schools and universities to mold the minds of youth. Contemporary politicians of today, such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are all the direct resultant creations of communist indoctrinators at the secondary school and university level.
The FBI subsequently “morphed” into an organization that took care of “domestic terrorists” and worked to ensure the existing social and political order was not overthrown. The 1980’s saw a great change in the CIA’s activities, as the agency began to recover from the Church Committee and the tying of its hands by the Carter administration. That change was fostered by Reagan, but it came to a standstill with the Iran-Contra scandals, in which funds from one theater of operations were diverted toward another without Congressional approval or oversight.
With the 9-11 attacks, the CIA was then utilized to gather intelligence more, while the DoD (Department of Defense) was tasked with covert paramilitary operations as well as intelligence gathering. Over the past 15 years there has been a delineation and a “blending” of Special Forces assets and the CIA’s operators…where each have relied more heavily upon the other. Emphasis has been more on covert strike missions and assassinations rather than intelligence-gathering.
The Obama administration embraced the use of the CIA and the improved drone-strike capabilities to kill its targets in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen. Obama’s main focus, however, was in utilizing case officers and field operatives in destabilization operations in order to successfully overthrow governments and institute coup d’etats, with cover provided by the embassies and state department offices in the target nations. This is where we currently are.
The problem facing the new administration is there are a tremendous amount of operations that have been initiated under Obama that will have to be curtailed and/or reversed under President Trump. Some are simple, such as with Ukraine, where operatives will need to continue gathering intelligence about the changing situation without continuing their destabilization efforts initiated under the prior administration. Other “inherited” operations are more complex, such as those taking place in the Baltic states such as Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, or where we have recently deployed capabilities for nuclear weapons launching, such as Romania.
Regarding these last: the intelligence provided by these stations is still critical, but the operational tempo has changed due to the President desiring a newfound “détente” and reset with Russia. This is a 180-degree change from what Obama wanted: a war with Russia. The important consideration is this: all operations are approved either directly or indirectly from the level of the Commander-in-Chief.
The FBI (under Obama) has turned into an instrument of the State, capable of ignoring heinous crimes, such as the release of classified documents by the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, or the sale of guns in Operation Fast and Furious resulting in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The FBI is more interested in combatting domestic terrorism (making it a de-facto instrument of suppression by the government) than it is with protecting U.S. citizens from the ever-present threat of foreign agents and foreign terrorists entering the country and carrying out operations.
This is where we stand today. These two agencies have a specific function; however, those missions cannot be fulfilled in a manner beneficial to the defense of the United States when an administration twists them to serve its own ends. We have a new President…an American President…who can set the standards and ensure that they are met while not tying the hands of either agency behind their backs. The important thing is to return them to basics and the service of the Constitution and the American people. Wars cannot be fought by “Marquis of Queensbury” rules; however, the President can make policies that govern agency actions and return them to their original mission…an honored one our country depends upon.
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.
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Just go check out Vault 7 CIA Wikileaks. The CIA is nothing more than a Spy agency to exploit everyone for themselves. They are also the worlds largest drug dealer. The CIA also attends Bilderberg annual Meeting to get their marching orders, as to get attacked for the elitists benefits. There is nothing American about the CIA. Central Idiot Agency and needs to be fully defunded and disbanded and watch world peace instantly flourish.
“Obama Turned CIA and FBI Into Instruments Of The State”.
Both organizations were instruments of the (Deep) State, with an Agenda of its own, long before Obola came along.
As an example, the CIA has been targeting American Citizens in the Inner Cities for decades as part of their marketing plan for their global drug trade. We can’t win the Drug War when our own Deep State controls it. If we really wanted to end the Drug War we would put cruise missiles into the bedroom windows of the Drug Lords at 4 am.
Likewise, the CIA was part and parcel of the 911 False Flag bombing, in Partnership with the Mossad. This is OBVIOUS for anyone who does the research.
Its out there. 🙁
not to many comments about this, DO I assume that people are leary of commenting against these rouge agencies?? they ALL have there problems and some more than others ALL need to be dissolved and or reduced drasticaly, come on people speak-UP just because they are listening doesn’t mean they will knock on your door tonight!!
Apache, EVERYONE here knows I’m not afraid to speak out and will continue to do so. If someone comes to my place in the middle of the night, I know damned well it’s NOT ‘Welcome Wagon’. And I will ‘act accordingly’. So don’t come to my place in the middle of the night if you know what’s best for you.
The Deplorable Braveheart,
YUP, I know, I was not targeting our normal group here! LOL, just trying to get more to speak up!! that’s what has been wrong in America for long time, people are couch potatos and LET the feds do as they pleased and now we may never be able to save her!
Might as well. If you’re on this site or anywhere they don’t like, you are in their files.
I’ll second that!! I saw first hand removal of drug cartel leaders and replaced with others of there choosing!! and IF they did not work out same thing happened to them!!
Zeus, BRAVO! FBI and CIA have been instruments of the state ever since their founding. CIA was created out of the old OSS of WW2 fame and senior-ranking Nazi officials captured by the US and brought over here in “Operation Paperclip”, NOT to mention Nazi scientists also brought over. Werner Von Braun was the head of Hitler’s V1 and V2 rocker program. Those weapons wreaked havoc on London causing a lot of death and destruction but they failed to kill the morale of the British. Destroy Langley along with DC, Wall St., City Of London, Hollywood, etc. and we would see a lot of the world’s problems solved.
You know, in one sense, BOTH sides lost the Cold War, much as both sides lost WWI. I”m not saying war is always bad – it is sometimes necessary – but of course a last resort. (Tell that to the elite!)
As a side note, here is famed reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who went off the MSM reservation and fell afoul of the PTP, and the vid she took of being hacked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16KqNML1qgw
Jan 19, 2017 President Obama Enacts OVER TWO DOZEN LAWS… All In ONE DAY!!!!
On Fri. Jan. 13, 2017, President Obama has decided to enact over 2 dozen different presidential actions — for a grand total of 25.
If the Church Committee was formed to put an end to the rogues then, why isn’t Congress doing it again. Trump isn’t going to do anything no matter how much you pray. Yeah, BO was the messiah and now this guy’s the savior. I guess it’s better to hope that one guy will fix everything than hoping for all 535 to do something together.
Congress needs to start representing the people and this country. But as an infiltrated organization itself, that’s never going to happen. And if there are any good guys left, they’re going to have to learn to just take the money as usual or it’s ‘you’re out’. Like who is going to protect them anyway if they don’t, the FBI and DOJ, or the military?
You may have one outspoken guy or another to make you think that things will change. The key work is think. Really it should be hope. The real major changes were being done with open borders and dumbed down ‘students’. I think that can no longer be fixed. It was a plan. It’s still right on schedule.
What a gigantic flaming mess. It seems like the US is shoving us towards WW, while the Deep State and their army of radical leftists, is pushing us towards CW
….and a fair share of slobbering dolts on the right that seem to relish the idea in their online commentary – like watching The Patriot and thinking you’d like to see that, with today’s weapons, and your 12yo son/daughter watching/participating in it next to you. You gotta be f**kin kidding me.
Van Jones – “bottom up, top down, inside out.”
I don’t even know what to do. This seems well beyond prepping your little bugout location.
WW < 10
CW … who knows but the democrat party will continue to show it's true violent, riotous face.
Trump should call all CIA employees into Langley then seal the doors and exits. He can sit outside and watch them beg and squeal as he examines them one by one to determine You’re fired! Or not.
this articale is correct…..the only solution here, fire every CIA and NSA people and start all over…you can not trust these liberal leakers ..they turn america into a swamp….arrest obama and his staff…stop all pensions for this people…take away all the body guards and lets see what happens…there is no other way
The CIA has been out of control since it’s inception. Even former President Truman, who was involved in their creation, could see that.
On Dec. 22, 1963…one month to the day after JFK was murdered…he published a carefully worded letter in the Washington Post warning the American people about the CIA:
“I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency – CIA…for some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from it’s original assignment. It has become an operational and, at times, a policy making arm of the government. This has lead to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in explosive areas. We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it.”
——- From the book “JFK and the Unspeakable”.——-
Nut Jobs. Each and every one of you.