Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Former CIA Agent John Stockwell Talks about How the CIA Worked in Vietnam and Elsewhere

quote [ John R. Stockwell (born 1937) is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving seven tours of duty over thirteen years. Having managed American involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies. ]

Alan Macleod describes finding much of this sort of thing still going on when he was researching the misinformation campaigns around Venezuela in western news media. In one case talking directly with a Bloomberg journalist (Anatoly Kurmanaev) who bragged about starting a false claim regarding condoms costing $750 per box that went viral through US news media.

Buying Venezuela’s Press With U.S. Tax Dollars
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+2]
[by steele@5:54pmGMT]

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theRed said @ 1:52am GMT on 26th Sep
oooofph

Was just reading the attention merchants - about the birth of propaganda in the UK and US around WWI ...

Gotta say, the US makes a lot more sense through the lens of kleptocracy with a superficial layer of propagandized partisan democracy.

If this stuff was going on in the 70's ... when you add in all the additional wire tapping / technical capabilities - just think what the CIA must be up to these days!?

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