Obama Sends the CIA to give us a Reality Check! – Tim Veater
Anyone with the slightest knowledge of the activities of the American Central Intelligence Agency – the CIA – since its formation in 1947, knows it to be a deeply flawed and disreputable organisation, up to its eyes in all forms of criminal activity and political disruption around the globe, leading to untold millions of deaths, culminating in the events of 9/11, unsurpassed in the annals of human turpitude.
We also know in that time it has worked hand in glove with British Intelligence, namely MI5 and MI6 on the basis of shared interests and outlook, despite concurrent and paradoxical distrust and competition, perhaps best illustrated by the co-operation between the NSA and GCHQ, recently subject to much controversy.
What also indicates the closeness of the relationship is the fact that Cameron and Obama, appear to share the same script writer, so similar and synchronous have been their public statements, particularly as they relate to Syria and the apparent new threat from “terrorists” or “freedom fighters” (you choose!) returning from that war-torn country.
The following two quotes should be sufficient to illustrate the point:
“Obama said in a taped interview aired Sunday on the “ABC”: “Some Europeans sympathize with the issue of (Sunni insurgents) and go to Syria, others heading to Iraq, where they gain experience of combat before returning to their home countries.” He continued, explaining that these fighters carrying European passports and they are not needed for visas if they decide to go to the United States. ” (Source: http://arabspring-news.com/obama-warns-of-entry-jihadists-to-america/)
“David Cameron has warned of the threat to the UK if an “extreme Islamist regime” is created in central Iraq. He said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters threatening the government in Baghdad were also plotting terror attacks on the UK. And Britain could not ignore the security threat the UK now faced from Jihadists in Iraq and Syria.” (Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27898724 )
The public is left wondering to what extent it should take this story and threat seriously, given all past propaganda and misinformation coming from that source, particularly as we know both organisations have had a long history of using, encouraging, arming and controlling the very groups that they later declare we have to be protected against. Of course Syria is a prime but not exclusive example of this.
This is clearly a co-ordinated agreed approach between the US and Britain and extending to others including France and Australia. Rather pointedly and not unsurprisingly, the heightened danger appears to be alleged to those very countries that were actively engaged or supported military action or armed resistance. In respect of Syria – we will ignore the many other countries for the moment – less than two years ago the same political leaders and states were actively supporting armed insurrection as the two following excerpts illustrate.
AMERICA: “The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed rebel and terrorist groups intensify the crisis in the Muslim country. The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry North of Amman, The New York Times reported.” (Source: http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2012/10/10/us-sends-military-to-jordan-to-help-terrorists-in-syria/ )
BRITAIN: “In a similar revelation on Tuesday, media outlets disclosed that British secret services have sent tens of troops to Syria to help rebel and terrorist groups in their fight against the Damascus government. A former HSBC bank clerk is among as many as 50 British men fighting in Syria alongside rebels and terrorist groups. The men, predominantly of South Asian and North African backgrounds, are understood to have joined the Syrian terrorist groups since the battle began last year, according to security sources.In June, Daily Start reported that the British defense chiefs had drawn up secret plans to start covert military operations in Syria. The report said SAS troops and MI6 agents were in Syria ready to help armed rebels and terrorist groups if civil war breaks out as – expected this weekend. They also had hi-tech satellite computers and radios that could instantly send back photos and details of Assad’s forces as the situation develops. Whitehall sources said it was vital they could see what was happening on the ground for themselves. “And if civil war breaks out the crack troops are on hand to help with fighting, said the insider,” the report said.” (Same source)
So tell me, what is OUR government playing at? It is estimated about four or five hundred have travelled from Britain to fight. In reality the government cannot be sure how many have gone but can there be any doubt this was not prevented? Indeed from the above quotes, of course not officially acknowledged, that it was not actively encouraged? Now we are told the self-same individuals are posing a serious threat to our safety, requiring ever more strenuous, obvious and militaristic precautions, undermining one of the greatest features of our country – a sense of peace and security.
Those of a sceptical disposition (not me of course!) may think, in concert with the United States as demonstrated post Boston Bombing, this is all part of a “subtle plan” to transform our societies, making us the people more amenable to the presence of armed police patrolling our public spaces, for which acts of terror, or the threat of them, are necessary to persuade the public they are necessary. This without ever a debate in Parliament over the necessity or desirability of arming the police!
If you think my proposition fanciful, I refer you to this article with accompanying photograph in the New York Times about three months ago:
“WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration is recommending that armed personnel be present at airport checkpoints during peak hours of passenger traffic, though airports would be able to tailor the security to their specific needs, according to a report released on Wednesday.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/business/tsa-calls-for-armed-guards-at-airport-checkpoints.html?_r=0 )
Low and behold (as if by magic) we now have this in the Telegraph: “Security at British airports is being increased after the United States called for heightened precautions amid reports two terror networks are working together on a bomb that could evade existing measures.” (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10942304/Security-to-be-stepped-up-at-UK-airports-amid-terror-fears.html )
Or this one in the Mail: “A U.S. counter-terrorism official says American intelligence has seen indications that certain terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria have joined forces and are working on a bomb that could make it through airport security undetected. (Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2678483/US-asks-security-foreign-airports.html#ixzz36MP) The BBC has this (note visual): “The US homeland security department has said it will put into place “enhanced security measures” in certain overseas airports with direct flights to the US. The UK transport department said the country would be among those to step up security procedures.The move comes amid US media reports that al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs to smuggle on planes.The US security agency said the changes would be made in the “upcoming days”.It did not specify which countries would be affected nor did it say what triggered the move. It is unclear if the move would be permanent or for a limited period, or would affect airports in the US.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28138526 )
Strangely I cannot now find the original picture of two heavily armed British policemen patrolling Heathrow concourse. Perhaps it has been withdrawn in case it gives the wrong (or right?) impression.
So in the light of all this, how should we view the news that Obama has actually sent a detachment of about twenty CIA people to effectively give us a “safety check”. Is this final confirmation that we have now officially become the Fifty-Third State or just that Blair’s poodle has come back from the pet shop?
This report comes from the Mail: “Obama sends CIA to UK to probe terrorist ‘breeding ground’ –President in pointed snub to MI5 over ‘lone wolf’ mission to interrogate British security experts 28 Jun 2014 President Obama has sent a special unit of CIA officers to the UK to investigate British Muslim extremists amid growing fears in Washington that we are becoming a ‘breeding ground’ for terrorism. In a pointed snub to MI5, the agents arrived on a ‘lone wolf’ mission to interrogate senior security experts about the radicalisation of UK Muslims. The mission has been revealed as our security services have been forced to admit they are struggling to keep track of the estimated 500 Britons who have travelled to the Middle East to fight alongside the Islamic Isis forces in Syria and Iraq. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2673511/Obama-sends-CIA-UK-probe-terrorist-breeding-ground-President-pointed-snub-MI5-lone-wolf-mission-interrogate-British-security-expe rts.html ) Of course there is always the chance this is not the real reason and that “something totally different” is going on requiring high-level direct consultation between the two secret agencies. (Watch this or some other space!)
Clearly having heavily armed British police on British territory is an extension of CIA inspired American policy, on the back of threats that may be no more reliable than that of Saddam’s 45 minute WMD, from the very people we have sent and supported in Syria – if such they are. Of course we will put up with this nonsense, whilst compliantly witnessing yet another step down the very road we all oppose – an ugly, authoritarian, quasi militaristic, police state.END