“An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker,‘Counter-Intelligence’ shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional ‘deep state’ in which multiple competing chains of command — all but one illegal — hijack government capabilities and taxpayer funds to commit crimes against humanity in our name.Anyone who cares about democracy, good government, and the future will want to watch all five segments of this remarkable film.”
Counter-Intelligence is a 5 part series that explores in-depth, the vast, sprawling and secret National Security State that operates throughout the United States–and indeed the world. The series examines the foundations of the Military-Industrial-Intelligence Complex, charting through to the myriad consequences in today’s world where secret intelligence organisations continue to hijack governments, manipulate elections and commit heinous crimes against humanity–all under the cloak of “National Security”. In the wake of the continued revelations of the NSA PRISM program, this series is now more important than ever to provide a solid historical context to the workings of the rapacious and ever-expanding National Security State…
This first episode lays out the structure of the modern intelligence agency, using the evolution of the CIA and the creation of the concept of ‘plausible deniability’ to show how the continued rapacious spread of the clandestine National Security State has been built up over time, to the complex network it is today. Examples of previous operations by secret agencies show election tampering; assassinations; the setting up of NGO’s and front companies for ‘economic hit-men'; creation of mercenary groups and paramilitaries;the clandestine modern military-intelligencebureaucracy, including JSOC and NSA; as well as illustrating the emergence of The Panopticon–the vast National Security surveillance network. This network is more powerful than even governments–with examples in Australia showing how Gough Whitlam is expelled for wanting to shut down Pine Gap and other top secret US military bases…
The Deep State
The Strategy of Tension
The Strategy of Tension examines the history of false flag operations used for war, propaganda and psychological operations–or ‘psy-ops’. Operation Northwoods and Operation Gladioare examples used to illustrate the nature of clandestine operation planning and execution; as well as shedding light on the intent and extent to which the National Security apparatus manipulates events and manufactures outcomes to suit its goals. This programme also looks at the issues that spin off from the history of false flag operations–such as how conspiracy theories are used to discredit inquiry and investigative journalism; and also how the cultural preconditions around dismissing false flag operations serve to protect their continuation and ‘plausible deniability’…
This episode investigates how torture and extensive demonstrative violence have been used as tools throughout clandestine operations, intelligence gathering and also outright war. Recent examples covered are the abuses by the United States military in Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, as well as the workings of covert operations involving torture and organised violence. Also discussed are attitudes towards civilian casualties in modern war, as well as recent framing conditions of propaganda such as Islamophobia–the driving force behind warmongering and mainstream media manipulation.
On New Years Eve 2011, Barack Obama signs into law (without much opposition) the NDEAA Act–a law that allows the government to detain its own citizenswithout charge indefinitely, and even murder its own citizens without due process. Case in point was the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. This new law then leads to further secret drone strikes throughout Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq directed by Obama and institutions such as the CIA. What direction are we heading in from here?
“Turkey condemns Libyan threat to shoot down any Turkish plane.”
Turkish Airline has been bringing inside Libya full of ARMS &
Turkey has condemned a threat by an internationally recognized Libyan army to shoot down any Turkish plane, civilian or military, that penetrates into Libyan airspace. *****(It’s about time…. the Turkish airline together with Qatar has been landing in Libya since the end of the war in 2011 assisting the rebels/betrayers/terrorists in Libya by giving them arms, financing them and importing mercenaries, causing the escalation of Militias fighting and in the crossfire innocent civilians are being killed. Taking in consideration that America and its allies want this chaos in Libya so later on to divide Libya into three pieces. Finally the government in Tobruk is waking up from their lethargic sleep and stepping up to the demands of the Libyan civilians. So Turkey can drown in its own shit together with Qatar and America. Keep on complaining see if any Libyan will care other than DAASH, ISIS IN DERNA, LIBYAN DAWN, LIBYAN SUNRISE AND LIBYAN DIGNITY.)
A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the “irresponsible” statement that is in violation of the international law is “absolutely unacceptable.” ****(The audacity of the Turks leaves me speechless! What is absolutely unacceptable is that Turkey is assisting to all the Libyan psychopaths which I mentioned before together with the mercenaries, arms and money that Qatar and Turkey airlines import into Libya. They go against the UN embargo but who gives a damn to the UN when QATAR AND TURKEY are doing the bidding of Uncle Sam and the Elite families.)
“We strongly condemn this kind of hostile behavior that target our country,” Ankara said. ****(Oh poor Turkey!! She is so innocent from all charges! She never helped Libyan Dawn! or Al Qaeda, or Sharia or Muslim Brotherhood or the group in Derna Isis.)
In the time since country’s dictator Moammar Gaddafi’s overthrow, rival militias widely believed to be backed by regional powers have fought for control of Libya. An alliance of Islamist and other militias captured the capital Tripoli last year and revived an earlier government and parliament.
The Tripoli government accuses Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Emirates of backing its rivals in Tobruk, including by carrying out airstrikes. The Tobruk government says Turkey and Qatar back Islamist militias.
A Libyan warplane from forces loyal to the internationally recognized government bombed a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored offshore on Sunday, killing two crewmen in an escalation of a battle between the country’s rival factions.
Shortly after the attack, Turkish Airlines, the only foreign airline still flying to Libya, has suspended its flights to Misrata over concerns about worsening security in the country. ****(Misrata is the nest of the Libyan Dawn so pardon me if I do not believe the Turkish airline)
Turkey’s flag carrier cancelled its İstanbul – Misrata flights on Sunday, and suspended all Misrata flights, but had not yet taken a decision on other flights to Libya. Turkish Airlines also flies to Benghazi, Tripoli and Sebha in Libya.
Three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is mired in a power struggle between two rival factions of former rebels who have established competing governments, both claiming legitimacy and control of vast oil resources. ****(The Tobruk government is the legal government chosen by the people the government in Tripoli is the hand of Turkey and Qatar had they not assisted them with full armament, finance, logistics etc they would not be able to control Tripoli. Do not forget that Qatar and Turkey are for the Muslim Brotherhood and Isis.)
Ankara said that it is obvious that the statement is made by “certain segments” who conduct air strikes, causing civilian casualties, destroy the country’s infrastructure and violate both international law and human rights. ****(Is Turkey talking about Human rights really??? Should we take a look at Turkey and its Human rights violation… Breaking International law by supplying arms, mercenaries, money, logistics and training in Syria and Libya. What about the Human rights of the Kurds in Turkey? the Armenians? When a country wants to criticize another country its best that first they look at their own back yard.)Turkey also doled out a criticism to the international community for turning a blind eye to “those air strikes” which in turn “encouraged” those who made that “irresponsible statement.” ****(I am speechless! What an impertinence from Turkey who is encouraging whom?)
It noted that a number of civilian flights from Turkey to Libya help address the humanitarian and economic needs of Libyan people at this difficult times.
Turkey said it has launched necessary diplomatic initiatives and already contacted the UN’s point man to Libya.
24 reasons ISIS are wrong: Muslim scholars blast Islamic State
AFP Photo / HO
A large group of Islamic theologians addressed the head of the Islamic State in an open letter, articulately accusing the movement of practices that have nothing to do with Islam, even rejecting the extremists’ right to call themselves jihadists.
Over a hundred Muslim scholars and clergymen from all over the world have released on Wednesday an address to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, accusing the self-proclaimed caliph and his army of heinous war crimes and violation of fundamental principles of Islam, illiterate use of Islamic scripture torn from the context and perversion of the rules of morality and Sharia law.
“Who gave you authority over the ummah [Muslim people]?” the letter questions. “Was it your group? If this is the case, then a group of no more than several thousand has appointed itself the ruler of over a billion-and-a-half Muslims. This attitude is based upon a corrupt circular logic that says: ‘Only we are Muslims, and we decide who the caliph is, we have chosen one and so whoever does not accept our caliph is not a Muslim,’” the document said.
The letter has been published in two languages, Arabic and English, on a specially-created website. Though the document goes into in-depth analyses of the nuances and exegesis of Islamic texts, the general message is combined on the very first page of the address, outlined in 24 essentials downtrodden by the militants of the Islamic State – according to the authors of the letter.
The absolute majority of the essentials detailed in the letter – 20 out of 24 – have to do with acts forbidden in modern Islam. They deal with many aspects of noble human life: prohibiting such acts as killing of the innocent, prisoners and emissaries (journalists included), denying women and children their rights, the re-introduction of slavery, torture, disfiguring the dead and destroying graves, harming or mistreatingbelievers of other religions of the Scripture, starting armed insurrection, declaring caliphate“without consensus from all Muslims,” as well as issuing fatwas (legal rulings, interpretations of the Islamic law) without proper religious education,mastery of the Arabic language,“oversimplify[ing] Sharia matters” and even “ignoring the reality of contemporary times.”
As the authors of the letter observe, all of those interdictions have been ruthlessly violated by the leadership and members of the Islamic State.
In particular, the document stresses the unprecedented number of people executed by the Islamic State militants for their beliefs.
“You have killed many innocents who were neither combatants nor armed, just because they disagree with your opinion,” the letter said, denying the Islamic State the right to call the faithful to jihad. “There is no such thing as offensive, aggressive jihad just because people have different religions or opinions.”
An image made available by the jihadist Twitter ACCOUNT Al-Baraka news on June 16, 2014 allegedly shows Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants executing members of the Iraqi forces on the Iraqi-Syrian border (AFP Photo / HO)
“Jihad is a noble concept in Islam,” told VICE News the national director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Nihad Awad. “It is the right to defend oneself and one’s country. But people cannot take it into their own hands. As an act of aggression, it is a violation,” he said.
“They claim to be jihadists, but they are not.I urge everyone not to refer to them as jihadists,” Awad added.
The letter specifically focused attention on POWs being executed by the Islamic State in their thousands in Iraq and Syria.
An image grab taken from a video uploaded on Youtube on February 19, 2014, allegedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executing a group of Iraqi soldiers at an undisclosed location the Iraqi Anbar province (AFP Photo / HO)
“You have killed many prisoners,”the document states, addressing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his men, “including the 1,700 captives atCamp Speicher in Tikrit in June, 2014; the 200 captives at the Sha’er gas field in July, 2014; the 700 captives of the Sha’etat tribe in Deir el-Zor (600 of whom were unarmed civilians); the 250 captives at the Tabqah air base in Al-Raqqah in August, 2014; Kurdish and Lebanese soldiers, and many untold others whom God knows. These are heinous war crimes,” the address states.
An image uploaded on June 14, 2014 on the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin allegedly shows militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executing dozens of captured Iraqi security forces members at an unknown location in the Salaheddin province (AFP Photo / HO)
The children who died in IS attacks or were used in combat were added to the list of shameful IS deeds.
“In your schools some children are tortured and coerced into doing your bidding and others are being executed,” the letter says. “These are crimes against innocents who are so young they are not even morally ACCOUNTABLE.”
The letter also calls attention to frivolous handling of the holy texts and intentionally-selective citation of certain passages in order to legitimize atrocities perpetrated by the IS.
“It is not permissible to quote a verse, or part of a verse, without thoroughly considering and comprehending everything that the [Koran] and Hadith relate about that point,” the letter notes.
“It is known that all religions forbid the killing of emissaries,” the letter said. “Journalists — if they are honest and of course not spies — are emissaries of truth, because their job is to expose the truth to people in general.”
James Wright Foley (Screenshot from youtube.com)
The slavery that returned to the Middle East with the rise of the Islamic State was not ignored in the document either.
Despite Islam’s consensus taking decision to abolish slavery over a century ago, “Islamic State militants have captured women from minority communities and forced them to marry fighters or sold them into slavery.”
Militant Islamist fighters ride horses as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province (Reuters / Stringer)
The most effective ideological critics of the IS should come from within the Muslim community, shared Nihad Awad, who believes that the open letter is “intended for a conservative audience” and is “very convincing.”
“People should know that what ISIS is doing is not Islam,” Muzammil Siddiqi, the chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, which facilitated publication of the letter, told VICE News. “It’s important that a large number of scholars are speaking up and saying this is wrong.”
Just As The Islamic State (ISIL) Gets Exposed As A Fake US Enemy, A “Wag the Dog” Terrorist Attack in Paris?
Editors note: This article from Global Research confirms what I have been writing since August 2011 the only difference with Global Research they have the means and the writers which I do not have. I was not very good at writing essays and I am no journalist.
With information just breaking that the United States has been air dropping arms, food and medical supplies to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) forces in Iraq, supposedly the world’s latest terrorist enemy on steroids,what has been suspected all along is now being confirmed.
To add fuel to the fire, this news comes just as warmongerSenator McCain got busted for secretly and illegally entering Syria to meet with ISIL to coordinate strategy on that warfront.
Clearlythe ISIL is an ally to the US government in both Iraq and Syria.****(and Libya)The command headquarters operating out of the US Embassy in Baghdad has been overseeing the US military airdrops of war supplies to our purported latest enemy in various provinces throughout Iraq.Back in October the US lied about an accidental dropping of supplies that went to the Islamic State jihadists instead of to the Kurds. The strategy in Iraq is to prolong the “war” against ISIL in order to ensure that permanent US military bases there get established, something recently deposed Iraqi President Maliki refused. It wasn’t so much Maliki’s poor leadership that spearheaded persecution and killing of so many Sunnis during his reign of terror that caused Washington to finally pull the plug on him. It was hiskicking Americans out of his countryentirely at the end of 2011that brought his US orchestrated removal from power several months ago.
Just as the US Empire created al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden back in the 80’s to finish off the Russians in Afghanistan, then backed al Qaeda’s ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Kosovo and Bosnia, paving the way for bin Laden to play the heavy in collusion by Saudi-Israeli assistance to pull off the coup d’etat of the century on 9/11, it all became false pretext to wage permanent war on terror. Now that the US government has torn the Middle East asunder into multiple war ravaged failed states, with these latest revelations coming out of Iraq, the US cover has been completely blown – ISIL turns out to be just another axis-of-evil Empire creation by the US-Israeli-Saudi governments. Based on these latest on the ground ACCOUNTS filtering in through Iranian and Iraqi intelligence sources, those previous reports from months ago on how the United States was covertly financing and training this “new and improved” brand of Islamic State terrorism again created by the US turns out to be absolutely true.
Like al Qaeda in the 1990’s Balkans, ISIL is the latest US mercenary terror on the ground fighting the US proxy war in Syria against Bashir al Assad’s forces and then seven months ago when ISIL invaded Iraq, it created the perfect excuse to deploy once again US troops on the ground in Iraq, remove former US puppet Melawi, set the stage for balkanizing Iraq into three separate entities (Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis)and fight a fake war against ISIL long enough to regain a military foothold in the country while following through with the overall longtime agenda to thoroughly destabilize the entire region.
And then with the menace of ISIL committing ethnic cleansing of Christians and moderate Moslems in both Iraq and Syria, the US once again masterminded another thinly veiled excuse for air strikes on Syrian soil,something Obama was not allowed to do the year before with the chemical weapons false flag. Of course instead of taking out ISIL, in recent months both Israeli and US military air strikes have been destroying Syria’s infrastructure, taking out oil refineriesand food storage silos that hurt the Syrian people, not the supposed enemy ISIL.
In reaction to last September’s international spectacle of the ISIL beheadings of American and British journalists, which have been speculated to be fake, President Obama was grandstanding with his usual self-righteous acting job, pretending to be enraged and shocked by the latest US made Frankenstein monster,vowing to chase the latest declared enemy down, root them out and destroy them, wherever they may be, in both Iraq and Syria. Now we all know it was more theater, the imperial wizard behind the Empire curtain mimicking his rehearsed lines on the international stage, indignantly placating the world as a wannabe good guy. Seems that everything our commander-in-chief utters is fake, disingenuous and for show only. If in fact the US truly wanted to defeat ISIL, with technological capacity and precision as the world’s most powerful killing machine, within a month the US could easily locate and destroy ISIL forces.
Long ago even prior to 9/11 the neocon game plan still being acted out today was to wreak havoc in the Middle East and North Africa, taking down one regime after the next, plundering oil rich lands for Exxon, Shell and BP, carving up and devisingchessboard pipelines to Europe while isolating and cutting off Russia and Iran oil and gas routes, waging the blood for oil conquest for global hegemony at the murderous expense of the darker skinned human population that happens to be Muslim.
Using terrorist mercenaries comes in handy to fight US Empire’s proxy wars where bulk deployment of more American troop invasions from a war-weary nation would not be tolerated. So 1400 US military “advisors” to coordinate the fake war against ISIL in Iraq also becomes the flimsy excuse to go after Syria after all. Taking down Assad in Syria is still the flimsyexcuse to then go after Iran, the final Middle East conquest. Of course taking down Iran remains the ever so worn out excuse to also go after cold war enemy Russia [again]. This deceptive strategy and bottom line agenda masquerades as the actual US presence throughout the Middle East. Only by now the world is onto US Empire aggression.The humanitarian rhetoric of lies will no longer workas that game hand’s been played too many times before. No one will be fooled any more, not even the Americans.
Notice how every time the US government is about to be fully exposed in another boldface lie, this one being that ISIL is our sworn enemy, another wag the dog “terrorist” incident suddenly comes along to divert worldattention. This time it was three heavily armed and trained gunmen in Paris attacking the office of the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, tragically killing twelve people. Of course like the US, France is notorious for arming and funding al Qaeda terrorists. The French foreign minister just accompanied McCain to Syria in their meeting with the ISIL “enemy” there.Questions of speculation over the government’s potential involvement in another false flag are being raised.
Not only does the attack temporarily take the heat off another sinister US foible being unraveled, it also gives strength to the war on terror, pumping up the rationale for creating yet more anti-terror laws, more totalitarian oppression in the name of national security and more anti-Muslim hatred around the globe. Though today’s attackers were French citizens, the anti-immigration and anti-Islam sentiment raging throughout the Western nations seems ready to boil over. All this of course conflict and violence is just what the oligarchs have ordered, using their age oldWINNING formula of divide and conquer, always to blind people into hating and blaming other groups as scapegoats.The latest current events sweeping the headlines are part of the banking cabal’s design to create war, destabilize and destroy nations and economies and impoverish, kill and reducethe global population.
US, ominously, deploys Beecroft as Ambassador to Egypt
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) :The United States deployed Robert Stephen Beecroft as Ambassador to Egypt. Beecroft is the first U.S. Ambassador to the North African country since the U.S., in 2013, following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, limited relations to Chargé d’ Affaires.
Robert S. Beecroft, here, at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
Ambassador Beecroft succeeds former Ambassador Anne Patterson who represented a consistent pro-Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood U.S. foreign policy that also was consistent with the United States overt and covert involvement in the 2011 “Arab Spring” a.k.a. “The Great Muslim Brotherhood Project” and the US/UK/Turkish, Qatari, and Israeli led attempt to bring about comprehensive change in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Ambassador Anne Patterson became Ambassador two years before she left Egypt in 2013, that is, at a time that coincided with the onset of the so-called Arab Spring. After leaving Egypt in 2013 she was promoted and became the Obama administration’s Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
“The people of Egypt are aware of the fact that the USA has stabbed Egypt in the back with the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi. It is nothing that Egypt will easily forget, or forgive”.
Robert Stephen Beecroft began his career in the U.S. Foreign Service in 1994 and served as Assistant Secretary for Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Beecroft also served at U.S. embassies in the Jordanian capital Amman, the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh as well as in the Syrian capital Damascus.
Beecroft also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in July 2011, and was promoted to Chargé d’ Affairs by the Obama administration when Ambassador James Jeffrey left the country in June 2012. Later that year the U.S. Senate would confirm Obama’s nomination of Beecroft as Ambassador to Iraq. His promotion to Ambassador coincided with the marked increase of Saudi attempts to destabilize Iraq’s Al-Anbar province.
Several analysts and Washington-based pundits expected that the Obama administration would nominate the former U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford for the post of Ambassador to Egypt. It is likely that Egypt would have objected against Ford for a number of reasons and would rather have maintained Egyptian – U.S. relations at the level of Chargé d’ Affairs instead. Ford is considered as one of the main executives behind the U.S.’ involvement in launching the war on Syria with death squads and Muslim Brotherhood as well as Al-Qaeda linked terrorist brigades.
Beecroft’s track record, however, also puts him into the category of U.S. diplomats with a long-standing experience in the United States’ involvement in everything spanning from covert operations, subversion to overt and illegal war.The latter includes the covertly U.S.-backed war on Iraq with ISIS as proxy mercenary force or enemy, depending on utility.
On A Constitutionalist Note....“The time is now near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves.” Father of Our Country - George Washington 1776..............................................................................In Memoriam: "War" - Andrew Breitbart - Father of Our New Media (1969-2012)