Saturday, December 28, 2019

Dulles, Hoover and Beria and the Origins of the CIA & FBI

Image result for Dulles and Hoover
John Foster Dulles (L) and J. Edgar Hoover (R)
With Bill Heaney defending the FBI, earlier today, I figured, now would be an opportune time to go over the history of both the FBI and the CIA.

The FBI was founded by a man Robert Kennedy called, "A fat little pervert," a phrase that sounded so much nicer in that Boston accent of Kennedy's.

Anyway, J. Edgar Hoover's many sexual peccadilloes aside, perversion was the least of his many flaws. Among his worst was an odd fascination, some say, "admiration" for Lavrentiy Beria, the longest reining head of Stalin's Secret Police, from its NKVD days to its KGB ones.

Hoover had intimidated every U.S. President until JFK became the only one who confronted the "little bully," by siccing his brother Robert on him.

RFK and Hoover hated each other.

Had JFK lived, Hoover's days were numbered. Had RFK lived to become POTUS, J. Edgar's tenure would've been many years shorter.

Hoover set the tone for that Federal agency...a national Police force that never should've existed. Page, Comey (whose now thrown the disgraced Michael Steele under the bus and acknowledged that the FISA Warrants were ill-gotten), Strzok, McCabe, etc., ALL fit in perfectly with Hoover's corrupt, authoritarian legacy.

The CIA has had a similarly checkered past. It was first led by Alan Dulles, who forged that agency from the bones of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).

The Dulles' were related to the Rockefeller's through Marriage.

The success of the British Commandos during World War II had prompted FDR to authorize the creation of an intelligence service modeled after the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), and Special Operations Executive. This led to the creation of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). On September 20, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, Harry S Truman signed an Executive Order dissolving the OSS, and by October 1945 its functions had been divided between the Departments of State and War. The division lasted only a few months. The first public mention of the "Central Intelligence Agency" appeared on a command-restructuring proposal presented by Jim Forrestal and Arthur Radford to the U.S. Senate Military Affairs Committee at the end of 1945. Despite very vocal opposition from the military establishment, the U.S. State Department and the FBI, Truman established the National Intelligence Authority in January 1946. Its operational extension was known as the Central Intelligence Group (CIG), which was the direct predecessor of the CIA.

Lawrence Houston, head counsel of the SSU, CIG, and, later CIA, was principal draftsman of the National Security Act of 1947 which dissolved the NIA and the CIG, and established both the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1949 Houston helped to draft the Central Intelligence Agency Act (Public Service 81-110), which authorized the agency to use confidential fiscal and administrative procedures, and exempted it from most limitations on the use of Federal funds. It also exempted the CIA from having to disclose its "organization, functions, officials, titles, salaries, or numbers of personnel employed." It created the program "PL-110" to handle defectors and other "essential aliens" who fell outside normal immigration procedures.

After consistently refusing to share information that President Eisenhower requested, prompting his outgoing, 1960 warning about the burgeoning "Military-Industrial Complex," JFK went to war with that agency, firing Alan Dulles and his second in command,General Charles Cabell, as a prelude to his breaking up and "scattering that agency to the four winds."

It's interesting that so many within these two organizations and naive supporters outside of them, claim to defend these two agencies, agencies by claiming criticism "undermines the rule of law."

These are two agencies that NEVER should've existed in a free society, two of the most lawless government entities that ever existed!

The CIA refused to brief Eisenhower, then Kennedy on critical foreign missions, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, during which Kennedy was directed to provide air the wrong hour (actually, it was the right hour, wrong time zone) AND the assassination of Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm, then president of South Vietnam.

As for the FBI, that agency made its reputation killing gangsters like Lester "Baby Face" Nelson and John Dillinger, shooting both men in the back.

In recent years, that agency has been responsible for the 1992 siege of Ruby Ridge, murdering three, a woman and young child among them. They were successfully sued by Randy Weaver, settling for over $4 million. That agency was later responsible for the 1993 Waco conflagration, ignoring Waco's Sheriff, who'd told them that David Koresh often visited town and he could easily bring in Koresh without incident.

After that, their incompetence led to Richard Jewel being made a public suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, that was actually carried out by domestic terrorist, Eric Rudolph.

Initially news reports lauded Richard Jewell as a hero for helping to evacuate the area after he spotted the suspicious package, but just hree days later, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed that the FBI was treating Jewell as a possible suspect, based largely on a "lone bomber" criminal profile.

For the next several weeks, the news media focused aggressively on Richard Jewell as the presumed culprit, labeling him a "person of interest", sifting through his life to match a leaked "lone bomber" profile that the FBI had used.

The media, to varying degrees, portrayed Jewell as a failed law enforcement officer who may have planted the bomb so he could "find" it and be a hero.

A Department of Justice investigation of the FBI's conduct found the FBI had tried to manipulate Jewell into waiving his constitutional rights by telling him he was taking part in a training film about bomb detection, although the report concluded by whitewashing that agency's abuse with the phrase, "No intentional violation of Mr. Jewell's civil rights and no criminal misconduct" had taken place.

On October 26th, 1996, the investigating U.S. Attorney, Kent Alexander, in an extremely unusual act, sent Jewell a letter formally clearing him, stating "based on the evidence developed to date ... Richard Jewell is not considered a target of the federal criminal investigation into the bombing on July 27th, 1996, at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta."

Given that sordid history, it's wholly UNSURPRISING that the FBI would use a document ("The Steele Dossier"), they knew came from an unreliable source (after Steele was let go by MI6, BOTH the CIA and FBI listed him as "unreliable"), and paid for by one Candidate (Hillary Clinton) to be used against another (Donald Trump) to get a FISA Warrant approved for Trump Tower that was unsupported by any actual reasonable suspicion.

In fact, until recently, James Comey, the former FBI head, who'd reopened the investigation into Hillary Clinton's using a private server just 5 DAYS before the 2016 election, defended Michael Steele. He's now thrown Steele under the bus, as he tries to frame that abuse of the FISA Courts as "an error in judgment."

The FBI has long been a rogue agency, started by a man who admired one of the most feared heads of a Secret Police organization ever to exist...and it doesn't appear to have changed much since.

Those defenders who truly believe in "the rule of law," should stop holding these agencies above the law.

No comments:

American Ideas Click Here!