-by Bill Watkins 5/3/2017
It’s hard to hold down my breakfast, when I look at the cocky, inappropriate, criminal-leaning Twitter bio blurb offered up on CIA’s Twitter profile page:
We are the Nation’s first line of defense. We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go.
Observe part two, something we can do in a moment with the official CIA “Mission Statement,” also suspect. The second part of this bio could be paraphrased while wagging one’s tongue: “We get to do whatever the heck we want, because we are superior to other people.”
Or: we don’t have to obey laws and wait out due process, because we are so cool, derived from Yale’s Skull and Bones, darkness, extreme loyalty—naked in dark corners, blessed by the Devil.
Here’s the supposed CIA Mission, posted on their website:
Preempt threats and further US national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe.
Like their Twitter bio, fifty percent good, fifty percent “screw you, we get to do whatever under the veil of ‘secrecy.’” Fifty percent good, fifty percent who-knows. Defines the term diabolical.
Since 1947, when Harry S. Truman formalized the founding of CIA with a ruse cloak and dagger ceremony at the White House: diabolical. Secretive. The mafia with omerta, CIA with “classified” and “covert action.”
Truman, who by some accounts, stole his vice presidency from progressive Henry Wallace, became president when FDR died, dropped two nuclear bombs on Japanese civilians: thought it would be good, even humorous, to legitimate Espionage in the United States.
Seeking international laws and the United Nations disposition to “espionage” is a difficult task; is as blurry as a snake in the grass. I have today, sent this note to the United Nations contact email form:
Can someone please direct me to the United Nations disposition on “espionage,” spying, the acquisition and reporting of stolen information through secrecy, covert operations, or theft?
Part of the United States’ CIA’s official “mission statement” includes these words:
“…conducting effective covert action as directed by the President.”
Has the CIA, or any agency of other governments with like missions, been investigated/probed for the meaning of such a “directive,” to ascertain the legality of “covert action” against current international law/UN Charter directives?
The UN was founded to avert war.
How can this happen, when nations who claim to be members admit to secret “covert action” as a part of their day to day operations?
Who will hold the United States accountable for “covert action” and other extrajudicial, unilateral violence perpetrated against other nations, while they Host meetings for peace in New York?
When will the U.S. hypocrisy be called out, investigated, and thwarted for a firmer World Peace, in accordance with UN Charter provisions?
—Bill Watkins, Los Angeles, CA USA
God bless us to better.
To Truth, to being proud of who and what we are.
To having first and last names when in government service work; picking up the phone at CIA or anywhere else—proud of who we are.
Not secretive, and spooky. And shady as the Devil himself.
May our country give up covert ops, and become the democracy it claims to be, some day.
May we become real members of the United Nations; become worthy of being its host.