WikiLeaks And Assange: Limited Hangouts In The Service Of The CIA – A LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM WEBSTER TARPLEY
January 25th, 2011
(RedactedNews) – To the Editor:
RCFP Feb 2010 Edition for this article –
It was with deep dismay that I saw that the Rock Creek Free Press had chosen to name Julian Assange as its Man of the Year. The celebrity of Assange and WikiLeaks represents a large CIA covert operation. You do not debate a CIA covert operation or engage in a dialogue with it. You unmask it and try to shut it down. This goal is not served by making Assange Man of the Year. Further: your newspaper has deep roots in the old 9/11 truth movement, and Assange is a self-declared enemy of 9/11 truth. As Assange told Belfast Telegraph reporter Matthew Bell last July, “I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass fi nancial fraud.” In other words, Assange argues that the truth about 9/11 is not nearly as radical as the various scandals which WikiLeaks claims to expose.
And what are Assange’s scandals? He started his intensive deployment phase this year with video of a Class A US war crime in Iraq, which was very graphic but which dealt with an incident which was already widely known. The second document dump focused on Iraq, but now the targeting had shifted to Prime Minister Maliki, the Iranian asset whom the US by some strange coincidence was trying to oust as leader of Iraq in favor of the US puppet Allawi. With the third document dump, this time involving State Department cables, we found out much derogatory gossip about such classic CIA targets as Russian prime minister Putin, Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, the Russian-Italian strategic alliance, President Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina, and President Karzai of Afghanistan, along with jabs at supposed US allies who need to be kept offbalance and dependent, including the Saudi Arabian royal family, French President Sarkozy, and others. WikiLeaks thus directs the vast majority of its fire against figures who are part of the CIA’s enemies list.
No Equal Time for CIA Covert Operations
Assange also provides a splendid pretext for draconian censorship and limitations on the freedom of the internet. The totalitarian liberal Senator Feinstein wants to bring back Woodrow Wilson’s infamous Espionage Act of 1917 in honor of Assange. In this sense Assange is a provocateur and provocateurs must be exposed, denounced and discredited, not given equal time to make their case.
Assange must be seen not as an activist, not as a journalist, and not as an entertainer, but rather as a spook. John Young of Cryptome, according to some reports, has denounced WikiLeaks, to which he formerly belonged, as a CIA front. In a December 29 RT interview, Young described the internet as “a very large-scale spying machine.” The internet is indeed a vast battlefi eld, where the intelligence agencies of the US-UK, China, Israel, Russia, and many others clash every hour of the day, with commercial spies, hackers, anarchists, cultists, mercenary trolls, and psychotics all getting into the act as well. Intelligence agencies deliberately feed real and doctored material to various websites, sometimes using their own disgruntled employees as cutouts, conduits, and go-betweens. This means among other things that Bradley Manning cannot be taken at face value, although it is also clear that he like anyone else should not be tortured.
Assange is now famous, it might be argued. But the Wall Street controlled media can make anyone famous, from Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber to Snookie, and this is what they have done with Assange. It is wrong to capitulate to the demagogic power of these media by making it appear that there might be some legitimate value to Assange. Up to now, the CIA has been organizing color revolutions using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and so forth as vehicles. Now they think they have a cult figure whom they can sell to the youth bulge in the Arab world and other developing countries, where most of the population is under 30. This is an operation which must be exposed.
Most recently, WikiLeaks has played a role in the CIA’s new “Jasmine Revolution” in Tunisia by publishing some State Department cables about the sybaritic luxury and lavish lifestyle of the Ben Ali clan, leading to the downfall of that regime. The CIA is now gloating that with the help of WikiLeaks it can now topple all the Arab regimes at will, from Mubarak to Qaddafi to Bouteflika, and replace them with new and more pliable puppets eager to clash with Iran, Russia, and China.
If Assange ever launches his much touted doomsday machine against the Bank of America or some other financial institutions, we will be justified in asking that the Securities and Exchange Commission make public the extent of short interest in those stocks by certain hedge funds, especially those controlled by George Soros. And as far as Assange’s attacks on the Vatican are concerned, they fit neatly into four centuries of British intelligence against the Holy See, going back to Guy Fawkes and Lord Robert Cecil’s Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and beyond. Not much new or radical here.
WikiLeaks: No Serious Derogatory Information about US, UK, Israel
It is illuminating that none of Assange’s document dumps have revealed any notable scandals involving Great Britain or Israel. No US public figures have had to resign because of anything WikiLeaks has done. No major ongoing covert operation or highly placed agent of influence has been blown.
After all these months, there are still no US indictments against Assange, even though we know that a US grand jury will readily indict a ham sandwich if the US Attorney demands it. If the CIA had wanted to silence Assange, they could have subjected him to the classic kidnapping aka rendition, meaning that he would have been beaten, drugged, and carted off to wake up in a black site prison in Egypt, Poland, or Guantanamo Bay. Otherwise, the CIA could have had recourse to the usual extralegal wetwork.
We must also assume that the new US Cybercommand with its vast resources would have little trouble shutting down the WikiLeaks mirror sites, no matter how numerous they might be. The same goes for Anonymous and other flanking organizations of WikiLeaks. But these considerations are purely fantastic. Assange emerges today as the pampered darling and golden boy of The New York Times, Der Spiegel. The Guardian, El Pais — in short, of the entire Anglo-American official media Wurlitzer. He reclines today in baronial splendor in the country house of a well-connected retired British officer who should be quizzed by the media about his ties to British intelligence. The radical-chic world, from Bianca Jagger to Michael Moore, is at Assange’s feet.
Cass Sunstein Present at the Creation of WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks was apparently founded in 2006. Originally, the group was programmed to attack China, and its heavily larded with fishy Chinese dissidents and “democracy” activists from the orbit of the Soros the breakthrough WikiLeaks in the mainstream US media was provided by an infamous totalitarian liberal today ensconced in the Obama White House – none other than Cass Sunstein. In Sunstein’s op-ed published in the Washington Post February 24, 2007 under the title “Brave new Wikiworld,” we read: “WikiLeaks.org, founded by dissidents in China and other nations, plans to post secret government censorship with coded software.” How interesting that Sunstein was present psywar operation!
This is the same Sunstein who today heads Obama’s White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In his January 2008 Harvard Law School Working Paper entitled “Conspiracy Theories,” Sunstein infamously demanded that the United States government deploy groups of covert operatives and pseudoindependent agents of influence for the “cognitive infiltration of extremist groups” – meaning organizations, activists and Internet websites who espouse beliefs which Sunstein chooses to classify as “false conspiracy theories.”
WikiLeaks = Cass Sunstein’s Program for Cognitive Infiltration In Action
It should be clear that Assange and WikiLeaks are precisely the practical realization of Sunstein’s program for “cognitive infiltration” shock troops to counteract and overwhelm any real mass understanding of oligarchical domination in the modern world, and any discussion of what kind of economic policies are needed to secure a recovery from the present world depression.
Assange must also be seen as a deeply troubled individual and a possible psychopath. He has the ravaged complexion that we might expect from an alumnus of reportedly spent several years in the menticidal Anne Hamilton-Byrne cult (also known as The Family and Santiniketan) near Melbourne, were separated from their parentsand made to ingest LSD, Anatensol,Diazepam, Haloperidol, Largactil, Mogadon, Serepax, Stelazine, Tegretol, Tofranil, and other potent psychopharmaca. Dozens of children were told that Hamilton-Byrne was their real mother, and had their hair dyed blond. Anne Hamilton-Byrne reportedly regarded blond hair as a sign of racial superiority. Careful observers will have noted that sometimes more brownish, raising the question of whether his grooming practices are a residue of his time he does not remember.With Assange, we thus have the tragic spectacle of emotionally mutilated product of a CIA (or MI-6) covert operation of 40 years ago, who has now been given a prominent role in a key counter-insurgency ploy of the present time. Will the youth ofthe world, already burned by their recent fatuous obsession with Obama, be duped again by such an impaired individual? The Precedent: Pentagon Papers Whitewashed CIA, Blamed Army, Demonized Kennedy
Assange’s revelations mainly involve communications labeled Confidential or Secret, and many which in reality would be over-classified if marked Official Use Only. In other words, Assange is in reality a purveyor of low level traffic, not of earth-shattering secrets. This reminds us of an earlier CIA limited hangout operation, the one known as the Pentagon Papers.
This was a carefully screened selection of historical documents, supplemented by outright forgeries, compiled by Morton Halperin and Leslie Gelb, both of whom have gone on to glittering careers in imperialist became president of the Council on Foreign Relations, while Halperin serves today as chief political officer of the Soros wolfpack of foundations. The Papers were leaked by former RAND Corporation official Daniel Ellsberg, who had been a murderous hawk in Vietnam before a suspicious Damascus then published in the US establishment press – similarly to Assange today. There was nothing in the Pentagon papers which a casual reader of LeMonde or Corriere della Sera did not already know. But, as Mort Sahl later said, left liberals have generally had very few heroes, so they battened on to Ellsberg and lionized him – led by Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and some others. (This is a syndrome which we see again today: at the moment when Obama’s treacherous sellout on the Bush tax cuts many gullible left libs, Assange arrived on the scene as their new Savior. Not by chance, Ellsberg has now designated Assange as his own reincarnation, and thus surely the new Messiah.)
The Pentagon Papers had been carefully selected by the CIA itself to cover up CIA war crimes in Vietnam, these on the US Army wherever possible, while also obscuring the CIA’s and narcotics smuggling. The Pentagon systematically hid the salient political fact of the entire Vietnam era, which is that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated was preparing to end the de facto US combat role in that country. Instead, Kennedy was systematically demonized and smeared, emerging as the villain of the piece. Needless to say, the Pentagon whatsoever on the role in the Kennedy assassination – in the same way that Assange’s of importance about 9/11, the Rabin assassination, contra, the 1999 the various CIA color revolutions, or many of the other truly big covert operations of the past decades.
The limited hangout is not new; it was described in a secret memorandum by Venetian intelligence chief Paolo to Venetian Senate in 1620 as the art of “saying something good about something bad.” That is the common denominator of the CIA’s limited hangout operations from Ellsberg to Assange, with so many other “former” CIA operatives turned “whistleblowers” along the way.
Webster G. Tarpley
Webster G. Tarpley is an economic historian, radio host and author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Obama, The Postmodern Coup and Surviving The Cataclysm and many other books.
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