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26 February, 2010

Debt Delusion

Bernanke delivers blunt warning on U.S. debt

"Federal Reserve Chairman Ben "Shalom" Bernanke warned Congress on Wednesday that the United States could soon face a debt crisis like the one in Greece, and declared that the central bank will not help legislators by printing money to pay for the ballooning federal debt. Recent events in Europe, where Greece and other nations with large, unsustainable deficits like the United States are having increasing trouble selling their debt to investors, show that the U.S. is vulnerable to a sudden reversal of fortunes that would force taxpayers to pay higher interest rates on the debt, Mr. Bernanke said."

Our Federal Reserve controlled government and our CIA-CFR managed mass media frequently inform us that we have an expanding $12 trillion dollar national debt and that future generations of slaves are going to be burdened with an ever expanding one. The one issue they never address is the insanity and unnecessary need of its existence in the first place. Most, if not all the world's governments do not print their own money but must borrow it with interest from private international central banks owned and operated by the same ethnic criminal cabal of pseudo-humans. Any sane and intelligent populace would demand the nationalization of their central bank, thus eliminating the scam of "borrowing" money and the formation of a "national debt." But when most of humanity is insane and nonintelligent, what do you expect? Once the state expropriates the central bank then it simply prints the money free of any onerous loans or debt.

Of course you will not hear the logical and obvious solution in the mass media or from your worthless millionaire CFR Congressperson, since they are simply tentacles of an omnivorous octopus of gangrenous greed consuming the globe. No, instead they promote the demented delusion that the debt must be paid off, as if a governmental system cannot exist or function without borrowing its currency from an organized transnational clique of insatiable Shylocks.

22 February, 2010

Interview with Eustace Mullins

Interview with [the late] Eustace Mullins

Eustace Mullins argues that the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, drafted by German banker Paul Warburg and others in a secret meeting, defies Article 1, Section 8, Paragraph 5 of the US Constitution by creating a “central bank of issue” for the United States. Mullins goes on to claim that World War I, the Agricultural Depression of 1920, the Great Depression of 1929, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power were brought about by international banking interests in order to profit from conflict and economic instability.

Eustace Mullins died on Feb 2, 2010

19 February, 2010

Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement

The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement

Part II: A Survey of Attitude Change in 2009-2010

by Elizabeth Woodworth

"You cannot fudge this kind of science. We have found it: unreacted thermite. There are no experts on nano-thermite without connections to the military…. This stuff has only been prepared under military contracts in the USA and probably in bigger allied countries. This is secret military research… It was not prepared in a cave in Afghanistan." Dr. Niels Harrit on 9/11

I. Introduction

Until 2009, doubts about the official 9/11 story were briefly entertained by the mainstream media on each anniversary of the event, allowing the independent research community only a fleeting moment once a year to publicly voice its findings.

But after crucial scientific evidence emerged in April 2009 to challenge the official story of how the towers fell, a spate of European media reports followed. The news coverage of this evidence seems to have opened the door to more serious reflection on all aspects of the 9/11 issue in the major media.

The first paper in my series, "The Media Response to 9/11," dealt with the New Statesman's grudging recognition of Dr. David Ray Griffin, the world's "top truther" (as it dubbed him), placing him number 41 among "The 50 People Who Matter Today."1 Since this admission in September 2009, the issue has gathered increasing momentum.

The collective content issuing from this new momentum is presented here in the hope that it will embolden other major media to take up the pivotal controversy concerning 9/11, and pursuing the truth wherever it may lead.

Observations on the Analysis

While carrying out my analysis, I observed five new features in the media treatment of the 9/11 issue that developed as 2009 progressed. They are listed here, so that readers might look for them in the case studies that follow below:
1. The 9/11 issue is increasingly framed not as conspiracy theories versus hard science, but as a legitimate controversy resting on unanswered questions and a search for truth.

2. News reports and television programs examining these controversies have become longer and more balanced.

3. Major media outlets have begun to present the claims of the truth movement first, followed by counter-arguments from defenders of the official story.

4. Major media outlets have begun to include, and even to introduce, extensive evidence to support the claims of the 9/11 truth community.

5. The media treatments increasingly suggest the possibility of a re-investigation into the events of September 11, 2001.

The first part of this essay deals with the crucial scientific evidence that emerged in early 2009, the significance of this evidence in relation to the official story of 9/11, and the immediate news coverage it received.

II. Scientific Paper Finds Nano-thermite Explosives in World Trade Center Dust, April 3, 2009

A peer-reviewed paper published in the Open Chemical Physics Journal on April 3, 2009,2 reported that a little known high-tech explosive called nano-thermite was found throughout the World Trade Center dust.

These physicists and chemists involved in this study discovered "distinctive red/gray chips in significant numbers"3 in four samples of dust collected from the area. The presence of aluminum and iron oxide in the red material provided one of the signs that it might be nano-thermite, which is a high explosive (whereas ordinary thermite is an incendiary.)

Another clue was provided when putting a flame to the chips produced an explosive reaction.

On the basis of these and other observations, the team concluded that "the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material."4

The article's first-named author, Dr. Niels Harrit – a University of Copenhagen chemistry professor who specializes in nano-chemistry5 –explained on Danish TV2 News:
"Thermite itself dates back to 1893. It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat. The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 degrees Centigrade. This can be used to do welding. It can also be used to melt other iron.

"So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed. When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly. Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive. It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.

"You cannot fudge this kind of science. We have found it: unreacted thermite."6

What was the significance of this sophisticated material?

Reported Evidence that Nano-thermite is a Military Substance

In a German interview in May 2009, Dr. Harrit said: "There are no experts on nano-thermite without connections to the military…. This stuff has only been prepared under military contracts in the USA and probably in bigger allied countries. This is secret military research…It was not prepared in a cave in Afghanistan."7

Chemist Kevin Ryan, another co-author, had reported in an earlier article that explosive nano-thermite, which may be painted onto surfaces, was developed by US government scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.8

A United States Department of Defense special publication confirms that work on these "energetic materials" has long been "performed in laboratories within all military services."9

According to a June 2009 statement by Britain's prestigious Institute of Nanotechnology,10 the Harrit study "provides indisputable evidence that a highly engineered explosive called nano-thermite was found in the dust of all three buildings that came down on 9/11 2001 in New York city. [sic] This advanced explosive incorporating nanotechnology is only available to sophisticated military labs."11

It thus became known by mid-2009 that explosives of military origin, probably in the United States, had been involved in the World Trade Center collapses.

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15 February, 2010

Secret Immigration Plot

"Labour threw open the doors to mass migration in a deliberate policy to change the social [ethnic] make-up of the UK, secret papers suggest. A draft report from the Cabinet Office shows that ministers wanted to 'maximise the contribution' of migrants to their 'social objectives.' Labour has always justified immigration on economic grounds and denied it was using it to foster multiculturalism. But suspicions of a secret agenda rose when Andrew Neather, a former government adviser and speech writer for Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett, said the aim of Labour's immigration strategy was to 'rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date.' Mr. Neather's claims were made in a column for the London Evening Standard. He said Labour's relaxation of immigration controls was a deliberate attempt to engineer a 'truly multicultural' country..."

Since the political establishment of all the western nations are covertly controlled by the same international Rothschild-based central banking cartel we can extrapolate that the mass immigration that all western nations are uniformly experiencing is evidence of a concerted sociopolitical plan to supplant the whites over the coming generations. This plan could be described as an intentional circuitous genocidal scheme since the formulators of this sociobiological policy are certainly aware that whites only currently constitute 5-8% of the earth's almost 7 billion people and any extreme immigration measures will naturally result in their gradual demographic reduction and eventual genetic extinction, since history exhibits that all racially diverse, pluralistic societies reproduce together. Something to think about.

Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide states: "In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or part

13 February, 2010

They Live

Former Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant (1985-2002) reveals the obvious when he exposes who really governs America in a 2009 interview on FOX News, shortly after being released from serving a 7-year prison sentence on spurious federal "corruption" charges.

"They control much of the media, they control much of the commerce of the country, and they control powerfully both bodies of the Congress. They own the Congress."

Guess who.

10 February, 2010



-- Avatar Obama by Don Grabau


by Don Grabau

The bad news is, everybody knows what the bad news is. Everybody (that is, anybody who has even a touch of human empathy) feels depressed, abused, and powerless to stop what's going on all around the planet. The good news is that all the leaders of Western Democracy are being exposed as the Fascist Dictators they actually are while simultaneously being caught with their collective fingers deep in the pockets of Global Corporations and Banks. Money and Power perpetually lure busy hands into hot pockets out of deeply repressed and grotesquely distorted sexual impulses. Welcome to the World Wide Orgy of the Filthy Rich, and keep in mind that their Orgies always end in mutual cannibalism.

We don't have to eat the rich, all we have to do is survive their incoming renewed Reign Of Terror until they consume each other. And the only way to survive this acceleratingly evil onslaught is to WITNESS it, to be consciously aware of it, to NAME it and talk about it with each other. Our very survival depends upon honestly overcoming our passivity and silence by telling each other what we see, what we understand, and what we feel. There's a touch of Wall Street and even Goldman Sachs in every family, no?

Yep, it's Petronius and his debauched Satyricon back for yet another run at the global box office! The Imperial Puppet Prince of Corporate America has openly embraced the Code of Machiavelli and is gleefully torturing (even now as you read) and eagerly unleashing the deadly 'Hounds Of War' upon the common people, the good and innocent workers of the World...and their children!

As Prince Obama has no compassion for the "foreign" kids he slaughters with his expensive drones, his Blackwater mercenaries, and his toxic uranium in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Palestine, he will likewise have no compassion for American children here at home. His LIES are LEGION and his legislated impoverishment of common American workers and their children promises to have no limits. He is, at home in America, applying the same deceptive techniques he employed in his Oslo speech.

Remember, folks, PLUTO deals with CLANDESTINE POWER, with PLUTOCRACY (America has been a Plutocracy since its founding) and with the following list of astrological aspects unfolding over the next several years that indicate the initial CLANDESTINE PLUTOCRACY that is America is due to be revealed, to be uncovered in roughh, raw and violent ways.

Let's begin here with several basic astrological facts as follows:

1) ... Transiting SATURN IN LIBRA 1980; Ronald Reagan, -LAST USA SATURN CYCLE.
IRAN-CONTRA black ops; Saturn enters Libra September 1980, leaves August 1983.

2) ... Transiting SATURN IN LIBRA 2009; Barack Obama, -CURRENT USA SATURN CYCLE
Obama Years: Saturn enters Libra October 2009 leaves October 2012.

3) ... Threefold Transiting USA SATURN RETURN exact dates:
Dec 3, 2010; Mar 22, 2011 (RX: RETROGRADE MOTION); Aug 28 2011.

FIVE OPPOSITIONS of PLUTO to Natal USA VENUS occur, here are the exact dates: March 8 2009, (RX) May 2 2009, Dec 26 2009, (RX) Aug 8 2010, Oct 19 2010.

So, what do these astrological facts amount to? Well, the USA is about to repeat the Reagan/Saturn cycle of "benign" Conservativism which means more money for the super wealthy, fewer regulations and constraints on the rich, devaluation of honest work, exaltation of and increased police enforcement for the Royal Office of the President, and massively mounting troubles for unions and all the working poor. It was Ronald Regan whose policies TRIPLED the US National debt!

Saturn, after all is the symbol of Authority and the force of Contraction. In the birth chart of the USA Saturn rules the Second House of Money and Income because it rules the astrological sign of Capricorn which controls that house. Capricorn, in turn, is the sign of business and politics; it's the symbolic energy-field of the norms established through the lowest common denominator of political-financial authority. It's always a stand-in for what we know as the "status-quo".

Hence, in a meaningful sense we can say that a Nation's "Saturn Return" is the Return of that Nation's Status-Quo as well as the Power of its Oligarchical "Upper-Class"! Those holding Power seek to entrench themselves by holding on to that Power resisting all efforts to share it or let it out of their Control. It favors AUTHORITARIANISM; Police, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, Presidential Executive Office, Army, Corporate CEO Officers, Rulers of all kinds, and STRICTER FORMALISM in Society. Mind your manners, children, or your "President" (by way of Israel's Rahm Emmanuel) will have to spank you hard!

Then there is this previously mentioned little matter of the recently 'demoted' planet, PLUTO.

PLUTO is the symbol of extreme, absolute, catabolic POWER. It is Death and Wealth as Power. Please let those thoughts/realities seep into your field of conscious AWARENESS!

Our Nation, the USA, is preparing for its FIRST PLUTO RETURN, which will occur in the year 2022. But before Pluto reaches the position in Capricorn ( 27+ degrees), which it occupied at America's birth, it will OPPOSE USA Natal VENUS 5 times as cited above, it will oppose USA Natal JUPITER three times, then USA SUN five times, and finally USA MERCURY three times. Following are the exact dates:

Exact Jan 17 2011, Exact Jul 8 2011 Rx Retrograde, Exact Nov 20 2011.

2) ... Fivefold Transiting PLUTO OPPOSITION NATAL USA SUN:
Exact Mar 14 2014, Exact May 17 2014 RX Retrograde, Exact Jan 5 2015, Exact Aug 17 2015 RX Retrograde, Exact Nov 1 2015.

Exact Feb 27 2020, Exact Jun 26 2020, RX Retrograde; Exact Jan 1 2021.

We are looking at real mayhem here, at murder, war, and financial upheaval of cataclysmic proportions all wrapped in the secrecy of covert PLUTO POWER. In the USA we are looking at the likely outbreak of another "Civil War", at Marshall Law, at a Police State. Those of us willing to look "reality" in the face know that this process became fairly inevitable after the US Government's assassination of JFK in 1963, and that the FALSE FLAG operations of 911 signified the final phase of the collapse of any pretence of "democracy" in America.

All these transits constitute a veritable Earthquake of Pluto erupting in, under, and through America, which will leave nothing the way it has been, but will entirely dismantle and break up the familiar "face" of the Nation.

This Earthquake began its rumbles and tremors this year 2009, but does not cease its quaking until 2022. We're looking at a 13 year long upheaval, a global volcanic eruption, or a total "pole shift" or anything else we want to call it -- so long as we realize all these phrases are METAPHORS for some Collective Event(s) erupting from the Raw, Catabolic (breaking down) POWER of Pluto.

It is the daily, widespread activity of the Lord of Death, Destruction, and Hidden Power. Our job, if we want to survive Pluto's "eruption" is to become CONSCIOUS of it and try to direct or cajole its FORCE into some kind of Creative channels. Nobody escapes the final Power of DEATH, none of us ever gets out of here alive. Life culminates in Death as we insist on living it here on Earth, and if we are "religious" or "spiritual" we know or imagine or just prefer to pretend that there is another "life" after death, and a better one. When we look at Pluto in this way we speak of the "Ressurection" which we hope or pretend or fully assert must follow Death. So, we call Pluto Death & Rebirth, the Power of Ressurection.

Barack Obama (who ran for President by exploiting Pluto's theme of radical change and Ressurrection while loudly proclaiming 'Hope' and 'Change') has informed us all, during his soul-curdling acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, that "evil does exist in the world" and he should know because he literally embodies the EVIL he speaks and will continue to see it in the mirror every morning for the rest of his un-natural life.

Don Grabau is Starpath Visions at

09 February, 2010


Hounded to the grave and beyond

Hometown neighbors
shun the memory
of legendary writer


By John Kaminski

Bad weather and hard feelings have delayed funeral services for legendary political historian Eustace Mullins, who died Feb. 2.

Uncharacteristic snow has covered the Appalachian Mountains, making an outside funeral impossible, but the resentment that has infected Staunton, Virginia over the last 50 years toward a writer who tried to uncover the darkest secrets of the world’s richest men remains in full force, a hatred of a man they perceived betrayed his country for telling these very secrets.

This hatred which so hurt Mullins during his exemplary lifetime of one shocking exposé after another is following him to his grave.

Mullins’ caretaker Jesse Lee noted that the local newspaper ran a prepackaged 3-page smear job of Mullins shortly after his death was announced, and that numerous local have made it clear to him that any public display of respect for Mullins would not be permitted by town officials. Of course, this was the tenor of Mullins’ life: tailed by J. Edgar Hoover, avoiding kidnap attempts by mysterious figures, and watching his parents die of apoplexy because of what the FBI did to them.

Lee said a small, private family service would be held Wednesday (2-10), with cremation to follow, and burial in nearby Hebron Cemetery, which was Eustace’s preference.

“There’s no way we can have a real funeral here,” said Lee. “He’s a national treasure. I plan to continue taking Eustace’s work around the country, following the same plan we did for the last 18 months, taking Eustace around to see his friends.”

Thousands of people around the world are clamoring to acquire any of Mullins’ many works. As yet, no systems are in place for this distribution, and Jesse has no office from which to coordinate mailing. Stay tuned for further details.

Nor is there any way at this time to make a meaningful contribution to the effort to distribute Mullins’ works. Again, more details will be forthcoming when the funeral matters are settled.

John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida who has favorably reviewed many of Mullins’ works.

02 February, 2010

Obituary - Eustace Mullins

Announcement - Death of Eustace Mullins

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Midday today Eustace Clarence Mullins, Jr. passed on to the higher realms where he will be joining his good friend, poet Ezra Pound. Less than two weeks ago Eustace suffered a stroke which resulted in his passing today.

Eustace's body will be transported to Stanton, Virginia by his close friend and traveling companion Jesse Lee. Eustace has surviving relatives that live in the Stanton area.

Thanks primarily to the singular effort of Jesse Lee, the last two years of Eustace's life have been one of adventure, camaraderie, and the continuation of Eustace Mullins' educational efforts to inform people of the great deception that has been perpetrated by a handful of individuals and is bringing this planet quickly to what will become officially known as World War III.

More will be added to this site in the near future concerning Eustace Clarence Mullins Jr.

For the moment, God bless and keep Eustace in a warm friendly embrace. He has earned this rest. And Eustace will be greatly missed by his many friends.

Friends of Eustace Mullins Society


Legendary historian Eustace Mullins dies

Legendary author of hundreds of books and pamphlets demolishing the lies of warmaking mainstream media, historian Eustace Mullins died Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the home of his caretaker in a small town in Texas.

Mullins, who would have been 87 in March, suffered a stroke three weeks ago in Columbus, Ohio. He had been on an extended tour of his admirers for much of the past year, visiting and chatting with many of his thousands of fans who jumped at the chance to buy his books from him in person.

The author of such incendiary books as “Secrets of the Federal Reserve,” “Murder by Injection,” and “The Curse of Canaan,” Mullins was harrassed by the FBI for almost a half century, and had one of his books burned in Germany in the 1950s. These stories are recounted in one of his books, “A Writ for Martyrs.”

A protege of the imprisoned patriotic poet Ezra Pound, Mullins compiled a well-researched corpus of works that detailed the passage down through time of a hereditary group of banker killers who have essentially ruled the world from behind the scenes since ancient times.

“Eustace Mullins was the greatest political historian of the 20th century, and not just because he was not beholden to the power structure that deters candid reports about significant events, but because, guided by the greatest poet of the 20th century who was imprisoned for broadcasting for peace, his meticulous research eventually uncovered virtually every political secret of the last 400 years,” said Internet essayist John Kaminski of Mullins’ passing.

“It’s a pity so many people are afraid to believe what Mullins told them, because it was much more of the truth than has ever been seen in our schools or our media,” Kaminski added.

Funeral arrangements and appropriate memorial information have yet to be released.


by Anthony Bragalia

In "Contact With Space" Wilhelm Reich makes a stop in Roswell and mentions the Roswell area's "strange imbalance" of what he believed were "UFO energies" related to forces he called "DOR/OR."


Skeptics who say that the Roswell UFO crash was never discussed before 1980 with the publication of the seminal book "The Roswell Incident" are wrong. In fact, the 1947 UFO event in New Mexico was brought up in many ways -and at many times- throughout the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

These naysayers maintain that witnesses only came forward when the Roswell story became "popularized" by the numerous books, movies, TV shows, documentaries and articles done in the 1980s and 1990s- many years after the crash event itself. They would like us to believe that after the original press release and newspaper articles in July of 1947 on the crash had appeared that nothing more was ever said until much later. The implication made by these disbelievers and cynics is that Roswell was a virtual "non-event" until the release of the first book on Roswell in 1980 and the subsequent publicity in following decades. But an examination of the literature -and confirmation of stories told privately- reveal that the alien episode was known and discussed well before all of the "hoopla."



Dr. Wilhelm Reich was a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who worked closely with Sigmund Freud. Known for his development of radical theories that related to a "life energy" that he referred to as "orgone energy," Reich was also very interested in the subject of extraterrestrial life and UFOs. Reich died in 1957, but his last book, published in the last year of his life, refers to Roswell and UFOs.

In 1957's "Contact With Space" Reich recounts a 1955 trip to Tucson, AZ to conduct "weather and energy experimentation" using a device that he designed and called a "cloudbuster" along with other devices made to attract UFOs. On his way to Tucson, he relates that he "felt compelled" to stop at a small town called Roswell, NM. Reich decided to make "field observations" there at Roswell. In the 1957 book, Reich makes specific (albeit brief) mention of what he called the Roswell area's "strange imbalance" of what he believed were "UFO energies" related to forces he called "DOR/OR."

Reich was known to conduct such unusual experimentation in geographic areas that he felt held special meaning and that were relevant to his UFO study. Though Reich was controversial -and his mention of Roswell oblique, without speaking to the actual crash there- others were far more direct:


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01 February, 2010

Welcoming the Taliban

Welcoming the Taliban with Open Arms: Defectors and Deception in Afghanistan

By Douglas Valentine

Last week the U.S. Government began floating the idea of welcoming low and mid-level Taliban defectors into its war on terror against Al Qaeda. After waging an eight-year "dirty war" against the Taliban, U.S. military commanders and politicians are publicly acknowledging their "insurgent" enemy is actually part of the "fabric" of Afghan society.

U.S. and NATO officials are also offering bribes from a billion-dollar "Peace and Reintegration Trust Fund" to Taliban fighters to defect.

Taliban leaders have condemned the buyout strategy as a "trick" to divide and conquer its forces, and said that offers of reconciliation were futile without a withdrawal of foreign troops.

This billion dollar buyout may, indeed, seem a bizarre reversal of fortunes, but only if one believes the U.S. genuinely wants reconciliation with the Taliban. In reality, defectors programs like the one proposed for Afghanistan are an essential part of the traditional U.S. pacification policy. For example, the so-called Chieu Hoi "Open Arms" program is touted by military historians as having produced positive results throughout the Vietnam War by offering "clemency to insurgents."

Make no mistake about it: this too is propaganda. Defector "amnesty" or "clemency" or "open arms" programs are aggressive CIA intelligence operations and have nothing to do with reconciliation.

As former DCI William Colby told me, CIA political action teams in Vietnam (like Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan) employed defectors whose job was to "go around the countryside and indicate to the people that they used to be Vietcong and that the government has received them and taken them in, and that the Chieu Hoi program does exist as a way of VC currently on the other side to rally. [Defectors] contact people like the families of known VC," Colby said, "and provide them with transportation to defector and refugee centers."

Master spy Colby would certainly agree that information management – language – is the essence of political warfare in general and defector programs in particular. The first step in either case is concocting a slogan that appeals to the sensibilities of the targeted audience, which is why defectors programs are given names like "amnesty" or "clemency" or "open arms."

Such cleverly crafted slogans need have no basis in reality. Instead, by appealing to American (not Vietnamese or Afghan) sensibilities (or lack thereof), these slogans serve as the first step in creating deniability for the CIA’s roll in organizing repression.

During Senate hearings into CIA assassination plots against foreign leaders, deniability was defined by the CIA's deputy director of operations Richard Bissell as "the use of circumlocution and euphemism in discussions where precise definitions would expose covert actions and bring them to an end."

Apart from using circumlocution and euphemism, and Madison Avenue style slogans, the CIA creates deniability, and thus garners public approval, by composing and planting distorted articles in foreign and domestic newspapers. It also composes "official" communiqués which appear to have originated within, for example, the Karzai government in Afghanistan.

To ensure the deniability necessary for public support of its repressive policies, the CIA conducts covert action under cover of Civic Action programs that are advertised as fostering freedom, patriotism, brotherhood, and democracy.

Likewise, the Taliban defector buyout program is said to foster reconciliation.

In CIA jargon this manipulation of language is called "black propaganda" and is the job of political and psychological (PP) warfare officers in the covert action branch. "PP" officers played a major role in packaging the Phoenix Program for sale to the American public as a program designed "to protect the people from terrorism.""

CIA disinformation campaigns persuade predisposed Americans to offer their tax dollars to pay for the massive military and aid programs that support the CIA's covert action programs. The proposed billion-dollar Taliban defector program is just such a case.

Intelligence Potential

After arranging for deniability, the CIA will launch a covert action program like the Taliban defector program only if it has "intelligence potential." Such a program must be able to produce information on an enemy's political, military, and economic infrastructure or it will not be undertaken. The CIA after all, is not a "reconciliation" agency.

And defectors have superlative "intelligence potential."

Not only are defectors valued for their ability to sap the enemy's fighting strength and morale, but having worked on the inside, they are an accurate and timely source of intelligence on enemy unit strength and location. They also serve as guides and trackers, and after defecting, many are immediately returned to their area of operations with a reaction force to locate hidden enemy arms or food caches.

Others defectors, after being screened and interrogated by security officers, are turned into double agents. Defectors who return to their former positions inside enemy military units or political organizations are, as Colby explained, provided with a "secure" means of contacting their CIA case officer, to whom they feed information leading to the arrest or ambush of enemy cadres, soldiers, and secret agents.

Defector programs also provide CIA "talent scouts" with cover for recruiting criminals into counter-terrorist and political action programs. Burglars, arsonists, forgers, and smugglers have unique skills and no compunctions about preparing wanted posters or conducting interrogations.

In Vietnam, the entire Fifty-second Ranger Battalion was recruited from Saigon prisons.

With Obama’s surge and additional NATO forces providing cover for more expansive CIA covert actions, CIA political and psychological warfare experts are moving to the forefront of the occupation; and of course, their Provincial Reconstruction Teams are, as noted in a previous article, at the forefront of this "intelligence" surge. That is why the Taliban defector buyout program is being launched now.

Let me repeat: what makes such an intelligence operation "covert" is not any false impression on the part of the Taliban, but rather the CIA's ability to deny its involvement in the defector buyout program to the American public.

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