The CIA in Australia: America's Foreign Watergate

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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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It seems even the most staunch ally of America isnt immune to the meddling of the CIA in its internal politics

"There is profoundly increasing evidence that foreign espionage and intelligence activities are being practised in Australia on a wide scale… I believe the evidence is so grave and so alarming in its implications that it demands the fullest explanation. The deception over the CIA and the activities of foreign installations on our soil… are an onslaught on Australia's sovereignty."

The above quote was by Gough Witlam to the Australian Parliment in 1977
So the CIA dosnt just intwine itself into the politics of countries that are considered enemies of America but also its supposed staunchest allies
They were also instrumental in the first and only dissmissal of an Australian PM

The CIA was involved in further activities designed to undermine the Whitlam Government. In July 1975 the Australian media reported that the Mercantile Bank and Trust Company, based in the Bahamas, had issued a letter seeking $4,267,365,000 "for and on behalf of the Government of Australia." The bank did not claim to be acting with the approval of the Australian Government and cabinet ministers had never heard of it. But the implication was enough to fill the newspapers with another "scandal". Much later, an ASIO officer was to publicly state: "some of the documents which helped discredit the Labor Government in its last year in office were forgeries planted by the CIA."


And that was exactly what happened. On November 11th, the day Whitlam was to inform Parliament fully about the CIA and American bases in Australia, he was summoned by Kerr from Parliament House. Without warning, Kerr dismissed Whitlam as Prime Minister, dissolved both houses of Parliament and appointed Malcolm Fraser, leader of the Liberal Party, to head an interim government until new elections could be held in December. An unelected official (whose position was traditionally only that of a figurehead representative of the Queen of England) had, in one arbitrary and unconstitutional act, overthrown a legitimate and democratically elected government.

Amazing revelations in the following link that tie the CIA into bribery/drugs and the eventual overthrow of a democratically elected govt of a nation that is one of Americas staunchest allies,i can see why Ron Paul wants to dismantle the CIA it is an insidious evil organisation
www.american-buddha.com...






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posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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I've been thinking about this a lot recently.

I personally think that Gillard is a shill/puppet, she isnt even born here and watching her during obamas speech recently made me sick, she just sat there nodding her obedient head. Nice work on the thread, great whitlam quote, we need to get Rudd back, he went after the miners and was removed, we need to get him back



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Not the CIA on it's own, they were a useless government but you are right when a so called figurehead dismissed the government. To be honest the current government is as useless as goths government. I think certain agendas arise here first. If this next war goes off Australia will be right next to the yanks. But I don't think the average aussie will care as most of us know we have nothing against Iran, nothing against Syria man we even love the Chinese as they are our best trading partners. They can't make a war if no one picks up gun to fight people we have nothing against. The awakened people know it's the dark cabals last card. But you need the average person to wake up and research themselves



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by sir_slide
reply to post by Bilder
 


I've been thinking about this a lot recently.

I personally think that Gillard is a shill/puppet, she isnt even born here and watching her during obamas speech recently made me sick, she just sat there nodding her obedient head. Nice work on the thread, great whitlam quote, we need to get Rudd back, he went after the miners and was removed, we need to get him back

Yes and reading through the entire link i was blown away by just how deep the corruption went it was mind boggling


The American Christopher Boyce described CIA covert operations in Australia aimed at bringing down the labour govt of Gough Witlam. Boyce was sentenced to 40 years of solitary confinement for his refusal to stay silent on the matter
This man is a true American hero,Ive got a lot of time for America ,the American people and the constitution its a wonderful document but this sucks so hard you could get a frozen chicken through a garden hose



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Interesting link





It seems even the most staunch ally of America isnt immune to the meddling of the CIA in its internal politics...


It also seems that it's alive and well within our current Government.


We have our resident CIA mole, Senator Mark Arbib upholding the time honoured tradition of providing a conduit of information to his U.S counter-parts, as exposed by Wikileaks.

The right wing Labor powerbroker who played a key role in the removal of Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister has, since at least 2006, provided insider commentary to embassy officials about the Labor Party and the federal government.

crikey.com



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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It gives me a whole new outlook on the dissmissal of the whitlam govt,the way it was portrayed to the public was that he was a lunatic who was out to end the Australian way of life when in fact he had a firm grasp on what was happening with foreign intelligence organisations infiltrating and co-ercing govt policy and for that they publicy humiliated him and toppled his govt



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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If you think about it the spineless Australian govt is probaly terrified of being destroyed after what happened to whitlam,it was a demonstration for what will happen if they cross the line on American foreign policy this whole mess really needs to be cleaned up and we need to go back to Government for the people by the people
I guess the time is fast approaching for the tar and feathers



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 08:31 AM
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There is no choice you either elect heads or tales, either way its the same coin,

That being said even picking the lesser of two evils wont help, the winner doesn't matter they will manipulate it to suit there agenda, off the top off my head the labor gov didn't actually win the election it just was put in place that they would take control
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posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Gillard changed her mind and implemented the carbon tax immediatly after returning from a visit to the US.
Just saying.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Crikey boys!
Are youse all just figuring this stuff out?
isnt it obvious that the USA is no better, more noble, nor any kind of bastion of democracy as far as foriegn countries are concerned.....
They are not American, so they must be controlled from within as much as possible by America.....
They have been spying intensly on snemy and ally alike ........
The CIA had no qualms about controlling the US media, and thus public opinion, till caught out at it.....
Who can say they ever stopped it?
The intelligence services of the free world are in league with each other.....and they support the US agenda of control.



posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by Freedom_is_Slavery
There is no choice you either elect heads or tales, either way its the same coin,

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I prefer to call it different cheeks of the same @rse and yes the two party system is the biggest scam going its all about giving the illusion of having a choice to keep the herd happy.I cant stand it when the politicians say they are working in the best interests of the party,how about working in the best interests of the people who put you there and f@#* the party



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 01:48 AM
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Gillard definately takes her orders from overseas interests just havnt worked out who all the players are yet but its pretty clear the CIA is up to its armpits in Australian politics and so is Britain its like we are a test country to try all the new laws out



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 01:53 AM
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Australia is member of a new handling caveat name NOFORN.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 02:32 AM
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Originally posted by Militarywarfare
Australia is member of a new handling caveat name NOFORN.

Ok im going to bite what does NOFORN stand for
Im hoping its going to be humurous



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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Just bumpimg this thread because i believe its a very important topic hopefully it will catch a little more interest as it has ramifacations for every nation on planet
Heres a link to CIA operations in Tibet
www.american-buddha.com...



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 11:50 PM
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I know the history of CIA involvement with Whitlam but how many Aussies know that the Gillard/Rudd backstabbing leadership coup was a CIA orchestrated one?

In wikileaks leaked documents it stated that Mark Arbib, Labour member was a CIA informant, reporting back to the CIA on the goings on within the Labour Party and Australian Politics in general.

He was one of the big movers and shakers in that Rudd Coup.

He never denied it.

Now we have a politician that has a history of left leaning socialist ideoligy, teamed up with the extreme left in the form of the Greens who were put in place by the Right of the labor party.....and totally destroying this country inthe process.

What I cannot understand is "How the hell does THAT fit into the CIA's long term agenda?"



posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 12:20 AM
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Yeah the meddling is still going strong and shows no sign of abating unless the people take a stand,as for that bottom feeding maggot Arbib he should have been sacked the moment that revelation hit the headlines,that to me shows the govt isnt calling the shots just following orders its disgusting that Australia fawns over America and this is how we get repaid
The only ones that know the CIAs long term agenda is the CIA

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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And Rudd heads to the US and from there decides to have another crack at the title of PM.
Why would he do that if he wasnt asking for permission from the US??



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:41 AM
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Originally posted by borntowatch
And Rudd heads to the US and from there decides to have another crack at the title of PM.
Why would he do that if he wasnt asking for permission from the US??

Yes a little suspect and he had dinner with some high american govt officials before calling the press conference to resign as foreign minister,also odd how John Howard happened to be in New York on 911 then called an immediate press conference to give full support to whatever actions America decided to take



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 05:45 AM
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Also little why did the Hodges guy resign for?

Didn't he have something to do with bringing down Rudd?

who is he and why is he quiting politics he's only young?





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