CIA Director Mike Pompeo, on a visit to Saudi Arabia, presented Saudi Prince Mohammed bin-Nayef al-Saud on Friday with an award recognizing him for his “counter terrorism” efforts. This comes as Saudi Arabia continues to bomb civilians in Yemen in a war that has brought about famine and starvation.
[ Ed. note – On the eve of the day the “electors” are scheduled to assemble to confirm Donald Trump as president, a number of people are speculating that the US may be on the verge of a coup. Below are three perspectives. ]
A Spy Coup in America?
By Robert Parry
As Official Washington’s latest “group think” solidifies into certainty – that Russia used hacked Democratic emails to help elect Donald Trump – something entirely different may be afoot: a months-long effort by elements of the U.S. intelligence community to determine who becomes the next president.
By Danielle Ryan
Negative depictions of Russia in American and British news and entertainment media are hardly new — but at least as far as I can tell, there’s certainly been an uptick over the past 12-18 months, and it coincides nicely with a major US government-led anti-Russia messaging campaign which has also spilled over into much of Western print and broadcast media.
Kevin Shipp is a former CIA officer who spoke recently at a geoengineering conference in Redding, California. In this presentation, Shipp discusses government secrecy in general terms, without going into his own case in too much detail, although you will hear him refer briefly to what appear to have been government attempts to poison his family. Should you, however, after watching the video, want to know more about his own story, you can go here.
A rather astonishing interview here–which I’m assuming is genuine–with a Cuban who was recruited by the CIA, but later became a double agent working for Havana–at which point Raúl Capote began supplying the Cuban government with information about US regime change operations, both in Cuba and Venezuela. Among the more interesting things he reveals is the extent to which the mainstream media in America are walking in lockstep with the US government as propagandists, demonizing whatever foreign government or leader is being targeted for overthrow.