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The CIA and the media: 50 facts the world needs to know

By Prof. James F. Tracy | Global Research

Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine.

When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly the reason why news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as the experiences of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

Consider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.” These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists.

The Chinese Internet Century

January 27, 2010


My reaction to Secretary of State Clinton’s speech on Internet freedom, "The Chinese Internet Century," is now up.  While Clinton’s call for an open, global Internet was both stirring and the right thing to do, we have to start planning for a world where China and others shape their own cyberspaces to meet economic, political, and strategic interests. Go read the whole thing at

Not surprisingly, the Chinese have pushed back, decrying the drive for "Internet hegemony" and rejecting the "imposition of value systems" and the "guidance of ’American-style freedoms.’"

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Council on Foreign Relations

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Council on Foreign Relations
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Abbreviation CFR
Formation 1921; 97 years ago
Type Public policy think tank
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Members of the Council on Foreign Relations

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There are two types of Council on Foreign Relations membership: life, and term membership, which lasts for five years and is available to those between the ages of 30 and 36 at the time of their application. Only U.S. citizens (native born or naturalized) and permanent residents who have applied for U.S. citizenship are eligible. A candidate for life membership must be nominated in writing by one Council member and seconded by a minimum of three others (strongly encouraged to be other CFR members).[1]

Corporate membership (250 in total) is divided into three levels: "Founders" ($100,000), "President’s Circle" ($60,000), and "Affiliates" ($30,000). All corporate executive members have opportunities to hear distinguished speakers, such as overseas presidents and prime ministers, chairmen and CEOs of multinational corporations, and US officials and Congressmen. President’s Circle and Founders are also entitled to other benefits, including attendance at small, private dinners or receptions with senior American officials and world leaders.[2]


Parkland Rabbis: ‘The Tragedy Is Still Unfolding in Our Community’

Families and friends mourn; student survivors in shock

February 15, 2018 11:13 AM

Even after the bullets stopped—and the students and adults who were murdered were identified—Chabad rabbis in Parkland, Fla., say the tragedy in their community is just beginning to unfold.

“This is a small community, where nearly half of the population is Jewish, so everyone has been touched by what has happened,” Rabbi Shuey Biston, director of outreach and development of Chabad of Parkland told “The phones at Chabad have been ringing off the wall as people come for emotional, spiritual, and material support.”

Of the 17 confirmed deaths, the rabbis believe that at least six were Jewish, including an adult security guard. Several of those killed were participants at the Chabad centers in Parkland or nearby Coral Springs.

Sheriff Scott Israel has an affinity for Sex Rings??

Five killed in Ft Lauderdale airport shooting

  • The gunman has been identified as Esteban Santiago.
  • Five people have been shot dead by a gunman at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, say officials.
  • It happened at the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, just before 1300 local time (1800 GMT), the airport confirmed.
  • Five people were killed, eight injured and one person was unharmed in custody, said police and local officials.
  • Hundreds of people were standing on the tarmac outside the terminal as dozens of police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene.
  • A Miami TV station tweeted footage claiming to be filmed from inside the baggage terminal.
  • The video shows several injured people laying on the floor, as witnesses shout for medical help.
  • The gunman was arrested without any shots fired, said Sheriff Scott Israel.
  • “People were scared and frantically running to avoid being shot. People were tripping over each other. They were trying to make a fast exit out of the door.”
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott is travelling to the airport to be briefed by police.

Five people have been shot dead by a gunman at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, say officials.

Sheriff Scott Israel has an affinity for felons

FL STATE Sen. Ken Jenne (D-Hollywood)
U.S. Rep Claude Pepper (D-Miami)
Bob Butterworth was sheriff
Bill Clinton was Arkansas’s Governor
 John Benz, Senior Vice President of Memorial Healthcare System.
More on Clinton Foundation
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, which sits on the grounds of Memorial at 3501 Johnson St.

Joseph Reilly was also a lobbyist for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office when Bob Butterworth was sheriff |

 It is the chatter in law enforcement officer threads in Broward County that current sheriff Scott Israel has permitted Jenne entry to the Sheriff’s Office though he is considered a felon, because Jenne wished to congratulate him for his election win.

Sun Sentinel

9/11 Investigation REOPENS as The Israeli 'art student' Mystery Seems to be Solved

This investigation appears to be the foothold in cracking the 911 crimes wide open & in full public view. With the change of guard at the FBI, 'fresh eyes' won't need to look far to find treason on a massive scale. And who BETTER to be around than ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller to help uncover the bodies he buried almost 2 decades ago. Things are heating up & I expect we'll have a reunion on this matter soon. Buckle up.

  • Israeli Students snooping around before 9/11 with NCIX branch of the CIA issuing a warning about them
  • Thomas Wales Murder Investigation Gets Hot | February 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm

Thomas Wales Murder Investigation Gets Hot | February 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm |

“Progress is being made,” Tabb said. The case, he said, has a “special purpose.”

In addition to the task-force investigators, Tabb said, “fresh analytical eyes” are applying the bureau’s latest big-data software to the case. “It may or may not turn out some new information,” he said.


The wide-ranging probe — hampered in the beginning by investigative missteps and overshadowed by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...