Voice of the White House May 8, 2006
TBR News.org – May 8, 2006
“The October Surprise issue is still with us. No one in power here in Washington wants to get too close to it but there have been tentative approaches at Very High Levels to the Israelis to “help their friends out.” This would be an act of insanity. Israel is already blackmailing the Bush people over the fact that they personally warned the Bush people, and the DoD, and the CIA, and the State Department of the exact date and targets of the 9/11 attacks. Since the Bush people, especially the evil Rove, wanted it to happen for political reasons, they did nothing. Think of the fun if that became public! My informant tells me that the Israelis are more than capable of setting off an Atomic Firecracker wherever they are asked to and later, they are more than capable of using this knowledge (they apparently clandestinely tape high level staff talks) to get the US to nuke Iran for them. Quid pro quo after all.
And here is some interesting information on Rumsfeld’s war against the United States in general and the CIA in specific.
Since 2002, the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency has run a rapidly-growing and very powerful intelligence-gathering and support unit that has authority to operate clandestinely anywhere in the world, including inside the United States, where it is ordered to go in support of anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism missions. Domestically, this group, the Strategic Support Branch (SSB) of the DIA, is authorized and mandated to spy on “dissident and defeatist” groups and individuals inside the United States. A sub-group is detailed to search the internet for signs of “anti-government and anti-military’ activity and to report and all information obtained on this at once to the Pentagon. Fort Huachuca in Arizona and Rock Island in Illinois are only two of their domestic spy centers, with many more scattered all over the country.
The Strategic Support Branch (SSB) got its name in 2004 after previously operating under a different, highly classified title prior to that. The reason for this secrecy is their domestic spying activities.
The SSB sends serving DIA personnel into the field and recruits agents, specifically in “local American law enforcement agencies, right wing Republican and Evangelical Christian groups” who are to provide intelligence on persons and groups that are “in opposition to American interests both at home and overseas.” They also keep track of deserters (Ft Huachuca), discharged military personnel who might be making public certain U.S. official activities, such as assassinations, torture (still very much ongoing by Bush’s private orders) clandestine killings of “uncooperative” prisoners and much more. While some of this type of work has been carried out by the DIA in the past, the SSB is "more robust in terms of who it operates with and its level of activities."
The SSB was formed "to have as much flexibility as possible" and in response to Rumsfeld's ongoing concerns expressed at the highest levels of the department that the Pentagon did not have the capability to gather intelligence in the field on its own. It is in direct opposition to the CIA (whom Rumsfeld loathes and has been doing his best to undermine and disband) and is headed for a serious clash with the FBI who hitherto has had undisputed control of domestic counter-intelligence.
The SSB currently reports to Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, USA. Director of the DIA, but their policies are set by Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Stephen A. Cambone, one of Rumsfeld's most senior aides and, by the obvious, the orders of Rumsfeld himself.
When SSB teams are deployed in the field, as a practical matter, they report to the combatant commander, (in a military operation). For example, in Iraq, the unit would have been under the supervision of Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. Central Command, but while engaged in an operation against persons or groups in the Untied States, the unit would report not to the military district command but to one of the SSB regional headquarters.
The SSB has been an effort by Rumsfeld to expand Pentagon intelligence operations at the expense of the CIA, which traditionally has conducted both clandestine and covert intelligence operations One of the more interesting sub-groups of the SSB is the one that keeps a close watch on members of Congress, now concentrating on ‘weak Republicans’ (read sensible Congressmen who are no longer supporting Bush and his loony followers.)
The deployment of SSB teams of DIA personnel into the field in conjunction with special forces has caused some bureaucratic stress. SSB personnel are on these missions to gather intelligence. The SSB has an alliance with another Pentagon money-waster, the notorious ‘Lincoln Group’ which mishandles the reams of stupid propaganda churned out by the Pentagon PR bone heads (who couldn’t get a legitimate job to save their lives). On a more sinister note, the Lincoln Group also is involved with handling Rumsfeld’s domestic political intelligence and is very well known to have subverted a number of U.S. media reporters for the sole purpose of planting pro-Bush propaganda in the American print and TV media.
This crap can usually be spotted by its utter inaccuracy and ludicrous stupidity but a number of papers and TV outlets have run it, either because their editors are as stupid as the Lincoln Group people or because someone has told them to do so. So much for unbiased reporting in the American media, not that anyone currently believes anything they say, or usually don’t say. And the nice thing is that the taxpayers pay their huge bill each and every month. In other words, we pay for these chinless wonders to plant bald-faced lies in the national American media reflecting the glory and brilliance of the collapsing Bush regeime while drawing salaries that would be the envy of a drug company’s CEO! We have stacks of material on this Lincoln Group, including names, and we will cover this in a later column.”
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