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NEWS: Bush Expands CIA Power by Executive Order.

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posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 02:55 PM
In a move widely expected President Bush has expanded the CIA's powers by executive order today. Restructuring ventures have been scheduled to transform the entire intelligence community into a more efficient place to be overseen by an "intelligence czar" appointed by the administration. The changes were suggested by the 9/11 commission earlier this month in efforts to better protect America against another terrorism situation. It is believed that the President wishes the community to be run more business-like whilst skeptics believe this is a bad idea due to the mechanics of a corporation. Still, the cliche is tossed around, time will tell if the restructuring has had any effect.

In response to calls by the 9/11 commission to make the intelligency community more efficient. Today, President Bush signed executive orders that will strengthen the hand of the CIA director and will create a national counter-terrosim center.

CNNSources familiar with the executive orders said they fall well short of the panel's recommendations. They said the real test of how serious Bush is about intelligence reform will be what he puts into the proposed legislation.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

These steps are just the beginning of a wide shakeup blow to the community and it is expected that President Bush will sign an order next week formally creating the new intelligence director post. It is unclear who will head up the post but speculation is rife around Washington. The new executive orders will create a national counter terrorism centre that will seek to speed up intelligence sharing between America's 15 agencies tasked with intelligence gathering and homeland security.

One executive order gives the CIA director additional authority on an interim basis to perform many of the functions of a proposed national intelligence director who would oversee all 15 of the nation's intelligence agencies. Bush also will work with Congress to create the position of national intelligence director, McClellan said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Earlier this month President Bush nominated Porter Goss to become the nations new CIA Director replacing George Tenet who resigned last month. Goss leads the House Intelligence Committee and is expected to be confirmed by the Senate soon. However, earlier this week Senate Intelligence Commitee chairman Pat Roberts proposed to break the CIA up into smaller agencies tasked with specific goals.

9/11 Commission Full Report (.pdf)
9/11 Commission Executive Summary (.pdf)

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posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 03:06 PM
I think this is a good thing. Especially if the 'tsar' post is filled by a professional intelligence person and not another political hack.

That last part is the most important IMHO. The information that would come out of the office would be based more on actual observations and less on what the current sugar daddy wants to hear. One would hope so any way.

Still, we'll have to wait and see what the legislation actually says before we get too excited.

[edit on 8/27/2004 by Montana]

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 04:22 PM
I can see this being a good thing and/or a bad thing. It will prevent individual agencies from running "rogue" operations without approval or supervison by the federal government. However, this can put far too much power in the hands of far too few people. Not sure I like the whole corporate aspect of this new hierarchal structure either. Guess we're gonna just have to wait and see what comes of this.

I personally don't like it, but then again... I personally don't like much of what's happened in and to this country since the end of the cold war.

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 04:59 PM
Executive order again? Our supreme dictator makes another unilateral decision.

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 06:30 PM
The San Jose Mercury News did a series of articles later picked up by McNeil Lerher News Hour, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times

"For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of coc aine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the US Central Intelligence Agency." So begins the controversial three part series, published last August, by Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News.

Here is an affidavit from helicopter pilot of the US Army from 1982 to 1986 Dois Gene Tatum of the CIA importing Drugs into the US from Central America.

Among these activities were rampant drug smuggling into the United States involving people in control of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the armed forces of the United States, among others.

Here is Michael Ruppert former LA narcotics officer who has tried for years to tell the story of CIA's involvment in supplying drug in US:

MICHAEL C. RUPPERT is a former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics officer who for over twenty years has been trying to bring to public attention his first-hand knowledge of CIA complicity in the drug trade flooding our inner cities with hard drugs as an apparent covert funding mechanism for the weapons trade for destabilizing populations around the world for their economic exploitation.

This is from a Memorandum sent to Robert W. Markle United States Attorney:
Here is Paublo Escobar Gaviria (a questionable source, but with little reason to lie) saying Bush used to deal with drug importers, but had since become tough.

". . . Bush is a traitor who used to deal with "us" but now he is tough.
In a subsequent page of the same document

According to Rudd, Escobar stated that the cartel then off-loaded the guns, put coc aine aboard the planes and the coc aine was taken to United States military base(s)

Rudd has stated that while Escobar did not say the CIA was involved in the exchange of guns for coc aine, that was the tenor of the conversation.

This is from the murder case of Barry Seal and his involvment with CIA and oddly enough associates Al Gore with the sentencing phase of the trial.
Samuel S. Dalton Attorney in his affidavit

. . . uncovered what he suspected was a plot by CIA, Barry Seal and the Contras of the ownership of a surplus Navy Minesweeper called the "Stark" later changed to "Condor" based off the coast of California;

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 06:55 PM
But what do you think about the executive order or the intel 'tsar'? Enlighten us.

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 07:06 PM

Originally posted by cstyle226
Executive order again? Our supreme dictator makes another unilateral decision.

Every president since George Washington has issued Executive Orders. They didn't even number them for the first 100 years yet there are over 13,000 numbered orders.

Here's a site with some links.

Not to say I approve of much that GW does, this one is in his area of duty at least.

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 07:42 PM
Of course now this new czar is said to be a member of a secret society.
the joke's on us again.

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 07:54 PM
It's my understanding that this new position hasn't been established yet, let alone filled. The CIA director is just 'filling in' till then.

OH NO!!!! Another Skull and Bones!Everybody line up to hand over your souls!

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 09:30 PM
The Bush team ran in 2000 on the idea that CEOs could better run the country, they told us the CEOs would be more efficient -and they always are, at robbing and fooling people.

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 10:58 PM
Transfering the title of ownership of a pit bull doesn't change it's basic nature. Who supposedly controls the CIA, a CRIMINAL organization, is almost irrelevant. The Lying cheating and stealing won't stop regardless.

Our government is SO rotten I genuinely think we would be better off if just Washington was nuked. (my appologies to non-corrupt DC and suburbs residents)

posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 11:33 PM
There seems to be a lot of basic structural changes occurring at the upper levels of government much of it seems to be about controling information. So many people are talking about the emergence of a police state following a protracted period of martial law after a fabricated or staged event preceeding november elections VERY ! SCARY STUFF is being seen on the internet every day I just read an article in the Portland independent media center that made red flags go up in my mind Imagine if you will the US government giving Bethlehem steel a contract for 107,200 for railway boxcars with shackels for prisioners ( enough to process 15,000,000 prisoners) and some of them are allready at the various detention centers that have been constructed so they say including some railway gas chambers So what gives somebody tell me could this be for real ????

posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 01:01 PM
Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that Goss, who we now know was associating with people under suspicion in relation to Kennedy's death could be given more power than ever if he becomes the DCI?

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