reply to post by sylent6
I've been doing a bit of thinking lately about the function and allegiance of the CIA. When you get down to the nitty gritty, they may nominally be
an American agency, but this has started looking kinda shaky to me, like it's nothing more than a flag of convenience that allows them a cover for
their activities. I know they receive rubber stamped funding from the US Government, which is probably all correct, and accounted for if anyone cared
to look. But ever since Vietnam, they've had the lion's share of all international trade in illicit drugs. This must add up to a fair old wedge of
green, maybe even limitless funds, to finance their various Black Ops around the World.
Technically, they are answerable to the US Government, but how much real control have successive US Governments really had over this Agency? It's
just a nodding relationship between two complicit but separate entities. You don't get to operate under the radar with the impunity of the CIA,
unless you have every angle completely wrapped up. The only concession I can find that the CIA have with the US Government, is that they are to have
no jurisdiction on American soil. Now drain me for a catheter if I'm wrong, but an American Security / Intelligence Agency with no power of any kind
. . . . in America? That just doesn't ring true. Every other Agency is bristling with legislature covering every conceivable risk or threat. But not
the CIA. Their power doesn't come as an extension of the United States Government. If anything, it's the other way around.
The CIA have Security Advisers in just about every South American Country. Their Police and Security Forces and are all vetted, trained up by, and
answerable to the CIA. They covertly own whole Governments down there. Bolivia, and Colombia are really only allowed to call themselves Sovereign
States as long as they keep growing Coca for the Company. All the World's Coca is distributed by franchised Cartels, and they all pay the Board of
Directors on the nail. Every time. The last time one a Company Man went freelance down there, they almost lost control of the Panama Canal. But Manuel
Noriega wasn't quite as smart as he thought. He thought the only Embassy that wasn't owned by the Company, was the Vatican Embassy.
And he was technically right. But the last time the Vatican crossed the CIA, (The Banco Ambrosia debacle) they lost Pope John Paul I. (And almost lost
control of the Italian Mob's slush accounts) So Pope John Paul II decided on prudence, and ordered the Consul to refuse Noriega's application for
Asylum. He's now in a Top Security Federal Jail, for the next (I think) 11 years, and the Govt have already signed papers agreeing to extradite him
to France to face conspiracy to murder charges, and France have agreed (if there's any breath left in him after that) to extradite him back to Panama
to face charges.
The CIA was set up after WWII, to wrap up any loose ends, and consolidate American interests in the newly designated European Post War political
Arena. And who were the ideal Agents to work this angle? Yep, the Nazi Party elites who bought their passage out of Europe with Nazi Rocket
their rabid hatred of America's new enemy, the USSR.
.50'000 Nazi Party and SS Men, and their families were relocated in South America, where they rose to positions of power in Bolivia, Argentina,
Colombia, Chile, and Brasil. Their SS and Gestapo training was right up South America's Military Junta Government's Street. And the first CIA
operatives were all recruited from this pool. And the next lot of CIA people were recruited from their sons.
The arrangement with America must have been something along the lines of "We keep you ahead of the Reds, Militarily, and carry out any wet work you
need doing, and supply you with preferential top secret information, on everyone else with our European Intelligence Network.
And in return, you give us Flag of Convenience, and a free, untaxed Market for our South American Yayo operations. And as a measure of our goodwill,
we promise to leave successive American Governments to Govern themselves, with no Domestic Company Jurisdictional or Political interference. *Shake
So the (we're no longer known as) Nazis, now had a body of International Pirates, Assassins, and Spies. They worked their anti Russian agenda out
with the Cold War, and instigated what amounted to a pogrom against American Communists in the 1950's. In the 60's, they arranged the Vietnam War
solely because they has Laos, Thailand, and Burma producing enough Heroin to take the international market from the Chinese. And of course, they had a
whole new market lined up and ready for it, and a Military distribution network. Nice work, boys. Oh, and do you still say "Sieg Heil"?
"Of course not. We're Americans now, just like you guys"