09.12.2018 Author: Gordon Duff

Why is “Intelligence” the Mother of All Stupidity?


When listening to political leaders in the West, particularly when describing Syria or “Palestinian terrorists” or the threat from Russia and China, for those with critical thinking ability the statements heard are puzzling. One can’t help but ask, “How do humans get this stupid?

One might also ask, “How do they get elected to public office in supposedly ‘freedom loving democracies,’ but we don’t need to go there now.”

One way of understanding how those who represent the collective efforts of multi-billion-dollar information gathering organizations and the virtual armies of analysts, advisors and experts, and how they get nearly everything so wrong requires an understanding of “process,” or rather “lack thereof.”

Perhaps this is why Donald Trump won’t listen to the FBI or CIA and has, and this author believes quite mistakenly, turned to the Fox News organization or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump, as with many, is susceptible to crafted narratives that resemble TV fiction. This might well be because the “news” from Fox and other networks, networks that also produce heavily propagandized fictional entertainment as well, is as “fake” as Trump says but even more fake at Fox but told with a more compelling narrative.

As for Israel, their motives are always suspect, a 60 year plus history of ethnic cleansing of what had been 85% of their population, continual bombing and strafing within their own borders and broad involvement in regional mischief, supporting terrorists and working closely with repressive regimes around the world.

The description above, the one regarding Israel, might also be a broader description of the typical behavior of a “western democracy.” One easily forgets that the roots of these “democracies” are the monarchical nation states that grew up after the “dark ages,” lightly touched by renaissance and reformation but more boldly formed by industrialization and the ensuing rape of the planet’s resources and population. These are strong words, they are also words that describe “history” with uncanny accuracy.

The issue at hand, however, is how, in this “age of information,” has “wrong-headedness” become so endemic among political circles?

The easiest target, of course, are intelligence agencies, and topping that list is the CIA. The real history of the CIA is as secretive as the history of the American Federal Reserve Bank or the Bank of England, real secrets so secret no one knows they are secrets at all. You see, a secret isn’t a secret if people are aware they are so misinformed they don’t even know there is a question to ask.

Supposedly, the CIA grew up out of the OSS, an organization the public has been told fought the Nazi’s in France, blowing up trains, facing torture and death. Though some in the OSS actually did that, the group itself was made up of Americans close to Hitler including the Dulles brothers, Allan and John Foster, who ran the law firm that represented Nazi Germany in American courts. Allan later “founded” the CIA and his brother, John Foster Dulles, was Secretary of State under Eisenhower and one of the chief architects of the Cold War.

In truth, the OSS managed financial relations throughout the war between Nazi Germany, Britain and the US. Allan Dulles served in Switzerland, laundering billions in profits for American companies doing business with the Nazis, through the Vatican.

Rockefeller owned Standard Oil, Lockheed, General Motors, Dupont, Alcoa Aluminum, Ford Motor Company and the Bush family owned the majority of Nazi Germany’s defense industry while the British royal family holdings were significant as well, secrets still classified.

When American and British owned plants were bombed inside Germany or Czechoslovakia, the American government paid reparations to the corporations that owned the Nazi war plants.

Thus, after the war, the CIA was formed from the OSS, which worked hand in hand with Nazi Germany and with the Gehlen organization, the Nazi intelligence organization that had targeted the USSR.

We could go further and tell of how America brought Japanese war criminals from Unit 731 into the US to develop germ warfare programs or how, under Operation Paper Clip, run by Allan Dulles and a young Richard Milhouse Nixon, the worst war criminals from Europe were resettled in the US, but an excess of real history can be dangerous for one’s mental health.

It was Allan Dulles, along with his brother John Foster Dulles, that planned the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Allan Dulles was fired from the CIA by John Kennedy, who is believed to have planned to disband the CIA. When Kennedy was murdered, Allan Dulles was tasked with investigating a killing he is believed to have planned.

This investigation resulted in the Warren Commission Report which, during the 1970s, Congress rejected as “fake” after their own investigation by the House Select Committee on Assassinations, now something also erased from history.

Suffice it to say, the CIA and its children, including two dozen agencies some of which no one has heard of, is the creation of the marriage between Nazi Germany and Wall Street. That the CIA’s efforts would serve global banking interests and the enslavement of the planet to financial criminals should be no surprise to anyone.

What are we saying? It is simply this, that all information, be it from “the press,” or owned and manipulated social media, from intelligence organizations or that which is infused into our culture through fake narratives, endless propaganda as public education, as entertainment and culture, from every source, every day in the life of anyone who simply opens their eyes in the morning, is fake.

From the standpoint of the people of Syria or China, of Russia or the Palestinian people, and the list could go on forever, the drone strikes, the economic war so many are targeted with, the arms race, the endless threats, the idea of seeking redress, of seeking an end to the senseless cycle of events is hopeless.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of  Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”