1947: Truman Signs the National Security Act
One way or another, Operation Highjump and the Roswell incident must have had a huge psychological impact upon Truman and the US ruling cabal, because later that year, Truman signed legislation that gave birth to what would become a domestic and international Monster: the US MIC (Military Intelligence Complex). The National Security Act took effect September 18th, 1947 and reorganized the US defense and intelligence agencies. The Act and its subsequent amendments restructured the Intelligence Community, reorganized the Department of Defense, established the NSC (National Security Council), established the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) (see below), split the Department of War into the Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force (the American air force used to be part of the army), established the NME (National Military Establishment), established the position of DNI (Director of National Intelligence) who is the director of the entire Intelligence Community and the principal advisor to the President. It was later amended in 1949 to further consolidate and centralize control of the military, by making the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force subordinate to the Secretary of Defense in the chain of command, and renaming the NME as the Department of Defense.
1947, the year of the National Security Act and the CIA. What was once a servant has become a vicious master. Image credit: Ben Garrison
1947: Formation of the CIA, the Most Devastating and Destructive Intelligence Agency in World History
As stated above, with the signing of the National Security Act, the CIA came into being on September 18th, 1947, arising out of the ashes of its forerunner the OSS (Office of Strategic Services). The OSS, run by “Wild” Bill Donovan, was a wartime intelligence agency during WWII which engaged in espionage, propaganda, subversion and post-war planning.
It is difficult to aptly summarize just how nefarious, morally bankrupt, wicked and murderous the CIA has been since its 1947 inception. It quickly became an out-of-control agency, so much so that by the time Kennedy assumed office at the start of 1961, Eisenhower was already warning him that he better be careful of both the CIA and the entire MIC. JFK was the last person to seriously challenge the agency, and it is no coincidence he ended up dead just a few years later (for details on how the CIA was centrally involved in his murder, see my series on the JFK assassination).
The CIA is the “Company”, responsible for countless assassinations and instances of gun-and-drug running. Ex-CIA agents such as Victor Marchetti who have worked there talk about the CIA as a Cult of Intelligence, such as former CIA chief William Colby, who said:
“They cliqued together, forming a sealed fraternity … they developed a rather skewed view of that world … they looked down on the life of the rest of the citizenry … an inbred, distorted, elitist view of intelligence that held itself to be … beyond the restraints of the Constitution.”
The CIA spies, relentlessly and invasively, on all Americans and beyond. Wikileaks published the Vault 7 CIA documents (the biggest leak in CIA history) which were a shocking and damning collection proving that the CIA hacks all US electronic devices (phones, computers, smart TVs) to listen to conversations anywhere. Vault 7 also proved the CIA hacks vehicles to remotely control them, in order to carry out undetectable assassinations.
The CIA’s primary activities (aside from doing the job it’s supposed to be doing, i.e. gathering foreign intelligence to help defend the US) can be boiled down to these 5 things: 1. arms/drug running, 2. mind control, 3. installation/assassination, 4. subversion/propaganda, and 5. terrorist creating, arming, funding and training. Let’s take a brief look at each of these.
CIA, the Cocaine Import Agency, has been drug running worldwide since 1947.
Arms and Drug Running
Arms and drugs have been a mainstay of the CIA since its 1947 inception. The White House has always condoned the operations since it allowed the CIA to raise funds off the books for its “extracurricular” and “extrajudicial” activities (i.e. assassination, subversion, foreign meddling, etc.). Whether it’s cocaine from South America or heroin from the poppy fields of Afghanistan and the Golden Triangle (Vietnam and other areas of SE Asia), the CIA are master drug runners. Former narcotics investigator Mike Ruppert was forced out of the LAPD in 1977 when he exposed evidence of drug trafficking by the CIA. Many ex-CIA agents have blown the whistle on CIA drug running. For instance, Chip Tatum, who worked in Black Operations, was involved in the drug smuggling trade between the US and Central American countries. He personally flew a plane with cargo which, he later discovered, turned out to be cocaine. Tatum was threatened not to speak out but despite that he exposed the lurid details of the Mena Arkansas cocaine smuggling ring, Bill Clinton’s involvement, and how George H. W. Bush had Barry Seal and Manuel Noriega assassinated. Los Angeles was chosen as the distribution point for flooding the American streets with crack cocaine
The early forerunner of the CIA (the OSS) began to investigate the use of mind-altering substances like mescaline, scopolamine and marijuana. It then famously moved into experimenting with psilocybin (from magic mushrooms) and Lysergic acid Diethylamide (LSD). The CIA was also behind the introduction of LSD to the American public in the 1960s, partly as a giant experiment, partly as an offshoot of its MKUltra/mind control programs (see below), and partly to weaken the population.
CIA arms running or gun running has also been a consistent theme through the agency’s history, including the Iran Contra affair or even Benghazi in 2012, when the CIA was using an American diplomatic compound in Libya to run guns to “moderate” Syrian rebels trying to destabilize the legitimately elected government of Bashar Al Assad.
The CIA pioneered invasive mind control. In the 1940s, it absorbed Nazi war criminals into its structure via Operation Paperclip. It then conducted operations such as Project Bluebird and Project Artichoke. Artichoke became Project MKULTRA on April 13, 1953. The “MK” stood for mind control using the German word (kontrolle) in deference to the Nazis scientists at the CIA who helped develop the program. CIA agent Richard Helms chose Dr. Sidney Gottlieb to run the TSS (Technical Service Staff) to develop what became MKUltra, with truth serum drugs and hypnotic techniques. Some of the techniques involved trauma to make the victim disassociate (split off) into multiple personalities (altars). The CIA killed biological warfare scientist Frank Olson, using drugs and chemicals to produce altered and vulnerable states in subjects – who they could mind control for various purposes.