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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 11:05 AM

William Blum: Eavesdropping on the Planet

By William Blum

Source: The Anti-Empire Report Saturday, June 29, 2013

The leading whistleblower of all time: Philip Agee

Before there was Edward Snowden, William Binney and Thomas Drake … before there was Bradley Manning, Sibel Edmonds and Jesselyn Radack … there was Philip Agee. What Agee revealed is still the most startling and important information about US foreign policy that any American government whistleblower has ever revealed.

Philip Agee spent 12 years (1957-69) as a CIA case officer, most of it in Latin America. His first book, Inside the Company: CIA Diary, published in 1974 – a pioneering work on the Agency’s methods and their devastating consequences – appeared in about 30 languages around the world and was a best seller in many countries; it included a 23-page appendix with the names of hundreds of undercover Agency operatives and organizations.

Under CIA manipulation, direction and, usually, their payroll, were past and present presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay, and Costa Rica, “our minister of labor”, “our vice-president”, “my police”, journalists, labor leaders, student leaders, diplomats, and many others. If the Agency wished to disseminate anti-communist propaganda, cause dissension in leftist ranks, or have Communist embassy personnel expelled, it need only prepare some phoney documents, present them to the appropriate government ministers and journalists, and – presto! – instant scandal.

Agee’s goal in naming all these individuals, quite simply, was to make it as difficult as he could for the CIA to continue doing its dirty work.


Full Article: http://www.zcommunications.org/eavesdropping-on-the-planet-by-william-blum

No big deal, right? "Everybody spies on each other". Europe has fought so hard to avoid GMO's force-feeding of freak seeds and pesticides ..... how much of the data gotten against them is now in the hands of corporations like Monsanto? If anyone thinks this data collection and spying on supposed 'allies' is harmless, I have a bridge for them.

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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 05:17 PM

1. William Blum is tremendous. Thank you, polly. Rec. n/t

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