by Jeremiah Johnson, SHTFPlan:
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was created in 1947 at the direction of President Truman. It had “evolved” from the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) used to perform clandestine military and espionage operations during World War II. The legal framework used to justify the CIA’s operations took several forms. The National Security Act of 1947 allowed the CIA special exemptions from the normal Congressional oversight.
The 1947 Act contained a provision that allowed the CIA “to perform such other functions and duties related to intelligence…as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.” This was followed (and expanded upon) by the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, and subsequent charters and Presidential Directives that eventually enabled it to operate (almost unrestricted) at the direction of the President while effectively bypassing accountability to Congress.
The FBI saw a similar evolution and a “revision” in its mission following the end of World War II. The FBI agent was always viewed as a type of “top cop” in the U.S., however, domestic law enforcement is a secondary role to its primary function: the conduct of counterintelligence operations on American soil. Specifically, this meant to track down and nullify/capture foreign operatives such as KGB (Komitet Gosudostvenoy Bezopaznosti) agents, the (then) Soviet Union’s intelligence operatives.
The CIA’s role is similar, but for foreign/non-domestic operations: the conduct of intelligence and counterintelligence operations outside of the U.S. For missions either partially or entirely carried out in the United States (that must be demonstrably in the interests of national security), the CIA is not permitted to conduct operations without a domestic law enforcement agency attached to it at the time of execution.
In the 1950’s, the United States realized that the “Iron Curtain” of nations held by the Soviet Union was not going to be pushed back or neutralized. There was another change in the operations of the CIA that led to covert military operations, either by their operatives or forces (recruited foreign mercenaries or soldiers handpicked from U.S. military personnel) led by operatives. This has not ceased up until the present day.
There was a hiatus in this practice with the Church Committee, formed January 27, 1975 and headed by Senator Frank Church, (D-ID). The final report by this committee was released April 26, 1976 and it put a huge damper on the conduct of CIA operations worldwide. Concurrently, the FBI was being “nipped” away domestically when the details of its COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) procedures during the 1960’s to 1970’s came to light. The ones who protested it most vehemently were the ones who were (justifiably) within its crosshairs.
Under COINTELPRO, techniques developed during the Cold War for use in counterintelligence against foreign agents by the FBI were employed against Black Militant and White Supremacy groups, as well as groups deemed subversive and destructive, such as the Weather Underground. Note: this last organization “spawned” Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers, criminal communist revolutionaries who mentored and sponsored Barack Hussein Obama II. COINTELPRO was actually employed between 1956 and 1971 before liberals and other communists labeled it as an infringement on First Amendment rights and attacked the FBI for employing it.
During those years, we experienced a plethora of domestic agents in foreign employ. The Rosenbergs had just been executed in 1953 for selling the secrets of the hydrogen bomb to the Soviets, and the rise of student radicalism during the 60’s followed on the heels of Eisenhower’s failed policies that allowed communists access to public schools and universities to mold the minds of youth. Contemporary politicians of today, such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are all the direct resultant creations of communist indoctrinators at the secondary school and university level.
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