The why we were.

Tony Blair Prim British Chump and a lamb in fool's clothing. …

Tory B Liar was a vote grabbing popular movement after the corruption and treacherous behaviour of the Tory government since Margaret Thatcher's time. The once socialist front called the Labour party in the UK was supposed to be looking after the interests of the working classes when we had work in this place.

What he wasn't was a competent politician. And he seems to have walked away from it all scot free. Nothing it appears is going to tarnish the image of a man whose foolish intrigues should have him up for genocide.

This is the cack he swallowed on our behalf:

The CIA's History of Deception …by Melvin A. Goodman

Originally posted by Consortium News:

"Let me be clear about this," CIA director Leon Panetta told his troops last week, "it was not CIA policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values."

Of course, Panetta is entitled to his opinions, but he cannot create his own facts. And, as a long-time member of the House of Representatives, he surely must know that there is a long and substantiated record of CIA deceit and dissembling to the congressional intelligence committees. Here are some highlights of that record:

In 1973, CIA director Richard Helms deceived the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, refusing to acknowledge the role of the CIA in overthrowing the elected government in Chile. Helms falsely testified that the CIA had not passed money to the opposition movement in Chile, and a grand jury was called to see if Helms should be indicted for perjury.

In 1977, the Justice Department brought a lesser charge against Helms, who pleaded nolo contendere; he was fined $2,000 and given a suspended two-year prison sentence. Helms went from the courthouse to the CIA where he was given a hero's welcome and a gift of $2,000 to cover the fine. It was one of the saddest experiences in my 24 years at CIA.

In the new Ford administration, Secretary of State Kissinger, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, and White House chief of staff Dick Cheney orchestrated phony intelligence for the Congress in order to get an endorsement for covert arms shipments to anti-government forces in Angola.

The CIA lied to Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Africa and a critic of the Agency's illegal collaborations with the government of South Africa against Angola and Mozambique. Agency briefers exaggerated the classification of their materials so that Senate and House members could not publicize this information.

Agency shields of secrecy and falsehood were extremely effective.

In the 1980s, CIA director William Casey and his deputy, Bob Gates, consistently lied to the congressional oversight committees about their knowledge of the Iran-Contra Affair. Sen. Daniel Moynihan, D-New York, believed that Casey and Gates were running a disinformation campaign against the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Casey even managed to alienate Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Arizona, a pro-intelligence, conservative who typically walked through barbed wire for the CIA.

Gates' lies on Iran-Contra led to the Senate Intelligence Committee's unwillingness to vote him out of the committee in 1987 when he was nominated to be CIA director by President Ronald Reagan. Gates was nominated again in 1991 and this time he was confirmed, but not before the hearings produced rhyme and verse on Gates' tailoring of intelligence to fit the biases of Bill Casey.

Throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, Aldrich Ames performed as the most destructive traitor in the history of the CIA, but CIA directors Gates, William Webster and Jim Woolsey failed to inform the congressional oversight committees of the serious counter-intelligence problems that had been created.

In the late 1980s, the CIA concealed from the Congress that Saddam Hussein was diverting U.S. farm credits through an Atlanta bank to pay for nuclear technology and sophisticated weapons. The chairman of the Senate and House intelligence committees, Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Arizona, and Rep. Dan Glickman, D-Kansas, were furious with the deception tactics of CIA briefers.

The greatest CIA disinformation campaign in the Congress took place in 2002-2003, when CIA director George Tenet and his deputy, John McLaughlin, consistently lied about Iraqi training for al Qaeda members on chemical and biological weapons as well as the existence of mobile labs to manufacture such weapons.

Several days before the congressional vote on the authorization to use force, CIA senior analyst Paul Pillar delivered an unclassified memorandum to the Hill with a series of false charges about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Pillar's memorandum and a national intelligence estimate on the same subject were also used to develop Secretary of State Colin Powell's address to the United Nations in February 2003.

More recently, Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Michigan, the ranking minority member of the House Intelligence Committee, documented the dissembling of the CIA to cover-up the Agency's involvement in a drug interdiction program in Peru that led to the loss of innocent lives. Hoekstra accused CIA director Tenet with misleading the Congress.

The CIA still has not addressed the serious procedural and institutional problems that were exposed in a report from the Office of the Inspector General on the Peru program, which concluded that Agency officials deliberately misled Congress, the White House and the Justice Department.

In closing, Panetta emphasized that it was the CIA's task to "tell it like it is, even if that's not what people always want to hear. Keep it up. Our national security depends on it."

If only that were the case in the 1980s, when the CIA hid from the Congress the intelligence on the decline of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact or more recently when the CIA tailored intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi ties to al Qaeda in order to give the Bush administration an intelligence case to go to war.

Panetta should understand that there was far less dissembling to the Congress 35 years ago when the Agency's Office of General Counsel only had two attorneys, but with the addition of 63 attorneys over the next two decades there was greater politicization of Agency testimony and briefings.

Today there are nearly 200 lawyers with the Office of the General Counsel. Panetta should also understand that it is long past time for him to make sure that the Agency replaces the current acting directors of the Office of the Inspector General and the Office of the General Counsel in order to make sure that the CIA is indeed telling truth to power.

Melvin A. Goodman is senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. He spent more than 42 years in the U.S. Army, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Defense. His most recent book is Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA.

I had to quote the whole lot as it is a matter of major maladministration of the wants and needs of several major so called democratic countries. Their lies have fuled god knows how many wars and murders.

I am pretty near certain the British government connived in the murder of one expert who would have exposed all this a weapons inspector and Iraq expert Dr DAvid Kelly:


3 thoughts on “The why we were.

  1. Originally posted by Wikipedia:

    Thatcher became Prime Minister on 4 May 1979, with a mandate to reverse the UK's economic decline and to reduce the role of the state in the economy.[42] Arriving at 10 Downing Street, she said, in a paraphrase of St. Francis of Assisi:“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope."At the time, some Conservatives expressed doubt over Thatcher's policies.Civil unrest in Britain resulted in the British media discussing the need for a policy u-turn. At the 1980 Conservative Party conference, Thatcher addressed the issue directly, saying, "You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning!"

    Don't do as they do, do as they say as Jesus used to do and say.Politics in a democracy is all about compromise and controlled freedom, not totalitarianism. You let the other side have what they want when you know they want what you want.It's a convoluted slide made of sharp turns skilfully managed to look like well though out intentions. And one hair breadth form anarchy and mistiming.

  2. Local council elections were held here yesterday. Traditionally the voter turnout is pretty dire just over a third of the potential. (In the national election thirty years ago, Margaret Thatcher got in with 40% voter turn out or was it 40 percent of a very low turn out?)Either way the Tories seem to do well when the uninspired fail to inspire. Maybe it's the "I have no brains" ethic of the tried and true blue that wants things the way they used to be in Grandfather's day.Those with some idea of what their vote is worth tend not to bother thank you.OK it's their fault for the way things fall apart but at the same time they are innocent of voting for a politician.The turnout was something like 30 percent this time with the Tories making some hay while the rain shone:

  3. Botched journalism doesn't help. This is a subheading from one of the world's few free magazines:Originally posted by Al Jazeera:

    EU election sees swing to the right.

    What actually happened is that people who are not far right or for that matter far left (rabid fascists or communists) deserted the democratic process.This allowed fringe parties to gain seats, including in Sweden The Pirate Party.Britain could turn French in a democracy if it were not for the Conservative Party. Mob rule chosen by hooligans, instead of the mob rule of hooligans we have at present.Tony Blair usurped the Labour Party as if he was a mole planted there in the Nixon Regime. Despite evident support Neil Kinnock failed as its leader then we had a succession of other leaders who just happened to die.That left the field open for Tory B Liar. A sock puppet of a raped rabbit distinction. No guesses for who had their hand up inside him. No; it wasn't George Bush, he too was a sock puppet but he didn't scare so easily. He actually looked like he didn't know what was going on.Lesson learned:1. A democracy is only a democracy when the unrighteous doesn't rule. Once the potential voters see the corruption, they absent themselves.Forcing people to vote -as is done in Australia, may be the answer but that law restricts the first freedom to vote:The right to abstain.Isn't this corruption and evil the reason that polar opposites and identical twins Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler rose to power?It's how George Bush's handlers got there and the reaction, when it came is how Obama Barack got in.

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