Edward Curtin, Opening the CIA’s Can of Worms

Edward Curtin

“The CIA and the media are part of the same criminal conspiracy,” wrote Douglas Valentine in his important book, The CIA As Organized Crime.

This is true.  The corporate mainstream media are stenographers for the national security state’s ongoing psychological operations aimed at the American people, just as they have done the same for an international audience.

We have long been subjected to this “information warfare,” whose purpose is to win the hearts and minds of the American people and pacify them into victims of their own complicity, just as it was practiced long ago by the CIA in Vietnam and by The New York Times, CBS, etc. on the American people then and over the years as the American warfare state waged endless wars, coups, false flag operations, and assassinations at home and abroad.

Another way of putting this is to say for all practical purposes when it comes to matters that bear on important foreign and domestic matters, the CIA and the corporate mainstream media cannot be distinguished.

For those who read and study history, it has long been known that the CIA has placed their operatives throughout every agency of the U.S. government, as explained by Fletcher Prouty in The Secret Team; that CIA officers Cord Myer and Frank Wisner operated secret programs to get some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom among intellectuals, journalists, and writers to be their voices for unfreedom and censorship, as explained by Frances Stonor Saunders in The Cultural Cold War and Joel Whitney in Finks, among others; that Cord Myer was especially focused on and successful in “courting the Compatible Left” since right wingers were already in the Agency’s pocket.

All this is documented and not disputed.  It is shocking only to those who don’t do their homework and see what is happening today outside a broad historical context.

With the rise of alternate media and a wide array of dissenting voices on the internet, the establishment felt threatened and went on the defensive. It, therefore, should come as no surprise that those same elite corporate media are now leading the charge for increased censorship and the denial of free speech to those they deem dangerous, whether that involves wars, rigged elections, foreign coups, COVID-19, vaccinations, or the lies of the corporate media themselves.

Having already banned critics from writing in their pages and or talking on their screens, these media giants want to make the quieting of dissenting voices complete.

Just the other day The New York Times had this headline:

Robert Kennedy Jr. Barred From Instagram Over False Virus Claims.

Notice the lack of the word alleged before “false virus claims.”  This is guilt by headline.  It is a perfect piece of propaganda posing as reporting, since it accuses Kennedy, a brilliant and honorable man, of falsity and stupidity, thus justifying Instagram’s ban, and it is an inducement to further censorship of Mr. Kennedy by Facebook, Instagram’s parent company.

That ban should follow soon, as the Times’ reporter Jennifer Jett hopes, since she accusingly writes that RFK, Jr. “makes many of the same baseless claims to more than 300,000 followers” at Facebook. Jett made sure her report also went to msn.com and The Boston Globe.

This is one example of the censorship underway with much, much more to follow.  What was once done under the cover of omission is now done openly and brazenly, cheered on by those who, in an act of bad faith, claim to be upholders of the First Amendment and the importance of free debate in a democracy. We are quickly slipping into an unreal totalitarian social order.

Which brings me to the recent work of Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi, both of whom have strongly and rightly decried this censorship. As I understand their arguments, they go like this.

First, the corporate media have today divided up the territory and speak only to their own audiences in echo chambers: liberal to liberals (read: the “allegedly” liberal Democratic Party), such as The New York Times, NBC, etc., and conservative to conservatives (read” the “allegedly” conservative Donald Trump), such as Fox News, Breitbart, etc.

They have abandoned old school journalism that, despite its shortcomings, involved objectivity and the reporting of disparate facts and perspectives, but within limits. Since the digitization of news, their new business models are geared to these separate audiences since they are highly lucrative choices. It’s business-driven since electronic media have replaced paper as advertising revenues have shifted and people’s ability to focus on complicated issues has diminished drastically.

Old school journalism is suffering as a result and thus writers such as Greenwald and Taibbi and Chris Hedges (who interviewed Taibbi and concurs: part one here) have taken their work to the internet to escape such restrictive categories and the accompanying censorship.

Secondly, the great call for censorship is not something the Silicon Valley companies want because they want more people using their media since it means more money for them, but they are being pressured to do it by the traditional old school media, such as The New York Times, who now employ “tattletales and censors,” people who are power-hungry jerks, to sniff out dissenting voices that they can recommend should be banned.

Greenwald says,

They do it in part for power: to ensure nobody but they can control the flow of information. They do it partly for ideology and out of hubris: the belief that their worldview is so indisputably right that all dissent is inherently dangerous ‘disinformation.’”

Thus, the old school print and television media are not on the same page as Facebook, Twitter, etc. but have opposing agendas.

In short, these shifts and the censorship are about money and power within the media world as the business has been transformed by the digital revolution.

I think this is a half-truth that conceals a larger issue. The censorship is not being driven by power-hungry reporters at the Times or CNN or any media outlet. All these media and their employees are but the outer layer of the onion, the means by which messages are sent and people controlled.

These companies and their employees do what they are told, whether explicitly or implicitly, for they know it is in their financial interest to do so.  If they do not play their part in this twisted and intricate propaganda game, they will suffer. They will be eliminated, as are pesky individuals who dare peel the onion to its core.

For each media company is one part of a large interconnected intelligence apparatus – a system, a complex – whose purpose is power, wealth, and domination for the very few at the expense of the many.  The CIA and media as parts of the same criminal conspiracy.

To argue that the Silicon valley companies do not want to censor but are being pressured by the legacy corporate media does not make sense.  These companies are deeply connected to U.S. intelligence agencies, as are the NY Times, CNN, NBC, etc.  They too are part of what was once called Operation Mockingbird, the CIA’s program to control, use, and infiltrate the media.  Only the most naïve would think that such a program does not exist today.

In Surveillance Valley, investigative reporter Yasha Levine documents how Silicon Valley tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google are tied to the military-industrial-intelligence-media complex in surveillance and censorship; how the Internet was created by the Pentagon; and even how these shadowy players are deeply involved in the so-called privacy movement that developed after Edward Snowden’s revelations.

Like Valentine, and in very detailed ways, Levine shows how the military-industrial-intelligence-digital-media complex is part of the same criminal conspiracy as is the traditional media with their CIA overlords. It is one club.

Many people, however, might find this hard to believe because it bursts so many bubbles, including the one that claims that these tech companies are pressured into censorship by the likes of The New York Times, etc.  The truth is the Internet was a military and intelligence tool from the very beginning and it is not the traditional corporate media that gives it its marching orders.

That being so, it is not the owners of the corporate media or their employees who are the ultimate controllers behind the current vast crackdown on dissent, but the intelligence agencies who control the mainstream media and the Silicon Valley monopolies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.  All these media companies are but the outer layer of the onion, the means by which messages are sent and people controlled.

But for whom do these intelligence agencies work? Not for themselves.

They work for their overlords, the super wealthy people, the banks, financial institutions, and corporations that own the United States and always have. In a simple twist of fate, such super wealthy naturally own the media corporations that are essential to their control of the majority of the world’s wealth through the stories they tell.

It is a symbiotic relationship.

As FDR put it bluntly in 1933, this coterie of wealthy forces is the “financial element in the larger centers [that] has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” Their wealth and power has increased exponentially since then, and their connected tentacles have further spread to create what is an international deep state that involves such entities as the IMF, the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, those who meet yearly at Davos, etc.

They are the international overlords who are pushing hard to move the world toward a global dictatorship.

As is well known, or should be, the CIA was the creation of Wall St. and serves the interests of the wealthy owners. Peter Dale Scott, in “The State, the Deep State, and the Wall Street Overworld,” says of Allen Dulles, the nefarious longest-running Director of the CIA and Wall St. lawyer for Sullivan and Cromwell:

There seems to be little difference in Allen Dulles’s influence whether he was a Wall Street lawyer or a CIA director.”

It was Dulles, long connected to Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, international corporations, and a friend of Nazi agents and scientists, who was tasked with drawing up proposals for the CIA. He was ably assisted by five Wall St. bankers or investors, including the aforementioned Frank Wisner who later, as a CIA officer, said his “Mighty Wurlitzer” was “capable of playing any propaganda tune he desired.”

This he did by recruiting intellectuals, writers, reporters, labor organizations, and the mainstream corporate media, etc. to propagate the CIA’s messages.

Greenwald, Taibbi, and Hedges are correct up to a point, but they stop short.  Their critique of old school journalism à la Edward Herman’s and Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing of Consent model, while true as far as it goes, fails to pin the tail on the real donkey.  Like old school journalists who knew implicitly how far they could go, these guys know it too, as if there is an invisible electronic gate that keeps them from wandering into dangerous territory.

The censorship of Robert Kennedy, Jr. is an exemplary case.  His banishment from Instagram and the ridicule the mainstream media have heaped upon him for years is not simply because he raises deeply informed questions about vaccines, Bill Gates, the pharmaceutical companies, etc. His critiques suggest something far more dangerous is afoot: the demise of democracy and the rise of a totalitarian order that involves total surveillance, control, eugenics, etc. by the wealthy led by their intelligence propagandists.

To call him a super spreader of hoaxes and a conspiracy theorist is aimed at not only silencing him on specific medical issues, but to silence his powerful and articulate voice on all issues. To give thoughtful consideration to his deeply informed scientific thinking concerning vaccines, the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, etc., is to open a can of worms that the powerful want shut tight.

This is because RFK, Jr. is also a severe critic of the enormous power of the CIA and its propaganda that goes back so many decades and was used to cover up the national security state’s assassination of both his father and his uncle.

It is why his wonderful recent book, American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Familythat contains not one word about vaccineswas shunned by mainstream book reviewers; for the picture he paints fiercely indicts the CIA in multiple ways while also indicting the mass media that have been its mouthpieces.

These worms must be kept in the can, just as the power of the international overlords represented by the World Health Organization and the World Economic Forum with its Great Reset must be.  They must be dismissed as crackpot conspiracy theories not worthy of debate or exposure.

Robert Kennedy, Jr., by name and dedication to truth seeking, conjures up his father’s ghost, the last politician who, because of his vast support across racial and class divides, could have united the country and tamed the power of the CIA to control the narrative that has allowed for the plundering of the world and the country for the wealthy overlords.

So they killed him.

There is a reason Noam Chomsky is an exemplar for Hedges, Greenwald, and Taibbi.  He controls the can opener for so many. He has set the parameters for what is considered acceptable to be considered a serious journalist or intellectual.  The assassinations of the Kennedys, 9/11, or a questioning of the official Covid-19 story are not among them, and so they are eschewed.

To denounce censorship, as they have done, is admirable. But now Greenwald, Taibbi, and Hedges need go up to the forbidden gate with the sign that says – “This far and no further” – and jump over it.  That’s where the true stories lie.  That’s when they’ll see the worms squirm.

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31 thoughts on “Edward Curtin, Opening the CIA’s Can of Worms”

  1. Everyone here probably feels the same dread I do about the coming false-flag shooting event that will almost certainly be staged to gin-up outrage in support the gun control the state is after.

    I think we have to be prepared in the event that the shooting is the assassination of Biden. For the state, that would solve the mental competency issue and put in place the real puppet. It would also provide a handy villain to stand in for Trump, for assuredly the patsy will be a Trump Supporter with White Supremacist tendencies. Coercive state interests would like this new golem, the Neo-Maga, to spend the coming decades terrorizing the populace on their behalf, the guise of the White Supremacist Trump Supporter being useful to further their race-based, anti-populist social agenda.

    After his assassination, Biden will be enthroned along with other American statesmen, including selected targets of previous political assassinations, and like them given a hallowed narrative by the state that murdered him.

    70 years from now, long after Trump and his supporters have replaced Hitler and the Nazis in the popular imagination, the MSM will not have forgotten the story of the ‘White Supremacist Trump supporting Biden assassin.’ They will deride anyone who says it was otherwise, before snuffing them out completely and trying to wipe the story from history.

    Want something to ‘Never Forget’? Never forget that we killed 11 million Germans AFTER Germany surrendered. To this day, it’s the Germans who are vilified. Welcome to our future.


          1. Someone just sent me an email…..”Trump is supposed to return to the White House”. Is that correct?


          2. Not necessarily the WH. I have heard rumors there could be a new capitol. …nothing substantiated……well, actually nothing is substantiated….just some scenarios a bit less than others.

  2. Curtin is right–the intelligence agencies and corporate media (along with the leading industries, political parties, entertainment industry and almost everything else now in our society) -are controlled by an even more powerful group of individuals. Who are they? They’re not Gates, Soros, Zuckerberg, Bezos, or any of the other nefarious big names, who were all nurtured by the ruling elites and can be taken out just as easily. The controllers are the inner circle of the Bilderbergers–undoubtedly tied to the very top tier of finance–and operating in the shadows. They are unfathomably wealthy and remarkably unified, but they no longer control the minds of the average person in the West and have become increasingly desperate.

    1. I am glad Curtin called out Noam Chomsky. He’s been a shill for the Deep State for his most if not all of his professional life. He acts like he’s a Truther except when it comes to the really decisive events–then he’s a total no-show.

  3. Jim, respectfully, the fastest way to go insane is to hang out with the insane. This is because, as everyone knows,
    “insane” is a 9+5+1+1+9+5 = 30 = 3.

      1. Jake, You are publishing so many of your numerological analyses, they have become a bit overwhelming. Do you mind cutting down to a few per day? I don’t want to cut you off but, in my view, you are overdoing it.

        1. I’ve been on this Blog for several years. Jim has a way of dealing with Commenters who do not respect his reasonable wishes concerning his blog. If one doesn’t know what that is, you will find out.

    1. JosephForTruth says:
      Jim, respectfully, the fastest way to go insane is to hang out with the insane. This is because, as everyone knows,
      “insane” is a 9+5+1+1+9+5 = 30 = 3.


      Joseph for Truth, hilarious post.

      I wanted to thank you belatedly for your reply to me here, in which you describe gematria’s distracting intents and purposes:

      Your eloquence and commonsense are much appreciated, and I look forward to reading your comments.

  4. Given enough time, Trump would have broken the CIA into a million pieces. And if all I have seen of late is true, it’s far from over. If one was to choose the organization that has caused more ruin, murder, country destruction and every damn evil imaginable, the CIA would get the Blue Ribbon, possibly edging out the Mossad, The two are interchangeable. One stops where the other begins. We don’t need them. We never did. They’re anti-human, immoral, unethical and ROGUE.
    Chomsky is an interesting case….as are all those of his ilk who will go so far and no further because they know on what side their bread is buttered. It’s really a shame a man of his intellect and linguistic ability refuses to acknowledge the importance of revealing the truth of 9/11. He has said more than once it does not matter. To which I reply, BULLSHITE. A good friend of mine with whom I grew up from kindergarten through junior high school, David Barsamian, did countless interviews with him. How would I have guessed someone like Barsamian who used to sit in history class and draw pictures of bi-wing planes bombing empty sections of paper, would have wound up being that celebrated. Keericed, we used to play baseball on the great lawn in central Park in NYC.

    Then we have the censorship of RFK Jr….does it get any more disgustingly outrageous to censor a man of his humanitarianism?

    The CIA needs to go. We the People of the world and this earth itself will celebrate that demise. There will be NO MOURNING on the day of its death. Humanity will be freed from a REAL PLAGUE.

    1. By Federal Law the CIA can only operate OUTSIDE of the USA. Right now the CIA operates 60% inside the USA….a clear violation of Law. Until this is corrected the USA is in deep trouble.



      1. Cut the Money Off … I find it interesting that … “C.I.A.Budgets” = 91 = “Deception ” = 91 = “Drug Deals” = 91 <<< This is the 13th Triangular Number … "C.I.A." = 13 … Even in the Jewish Cypher we connect … "Black Budgets" = 444 J = "C.I.A. Black Operation" = 444 J <<< Illuminati Card Title …

  5. This story is interesting because we see a Picture of R.F.K., a story about the CIA, and then at the very end we get in Quotation … “This far and No Further” … Kind of Like a Deadline … So we start with the Author … Who is this Guy, and why do we Care? … What his ‘Name’ <<< Illuminati Card Title … "Edward Curtain" = 141 <<< Right Away I See #55 because [14+41 = 55] or I See 5 x 5 or … "JFK Jr" = 55 <<< Superbowl 55? … What else does it align with … "Edward Curtain" = 141 = "Satanic Gematria" = 141 = "J.F.K. Jr. Symbol" = 141 = "A Junior Comeback" = 141 … 'They' said Match the Satanic Gematria Cypher … we connect … "Edward Curtain" = 596 = "J.F.K. Junior Code" = 596 = "Market Crashes" = 596 = "J.F.K. Jr. Memorial" = 596 = "Agenda Finished" = 596 … Fascinating ! … Hey, Look at the Author of the Book … "Douglas Valentine" = 181 = "U.S.A. Patriotism" = 181 = "Tribute Symbol" = 181 <<< 42nd Prime … "J.F.K. Tributes" = 42 = "The Leader" = 42 …

    1. Jake, Let’s take a break. I am baffled by your use of numbers, which don’t seem to me to add up. Let’s just hold off a week or so and give the members who contribute a break.

      1. 1 more thing … If you are baffled … Why aren’t you asking questions? You and I are working from 2 totally different fundamental positions. Lebowski’s Position is … [MSM News is Coded], and Fetzer’s Position is … [base our decision making from information being created by … The White or The Black Hat … But we don’t which is which. How should we figure out what information is coming from which source? … The White Hat or The Black Hat … My theory is … MSM News Stories can be decoded using Gematria. Have you not noticed I answered every single question here … What you have experienced here, over the past Week or so, was a small download, a Gift given to you, but you don’t know it’s a Gift Yet. FYI … I chose to show you some things, put it on the back burner if you have to. You never know when the moment it may come in handy. In conclusion … “Al Qaeda Terrorist Attack” = 911 J <<< Please go on record and position yourself, as to whether this is a Coincidence or a Communique'. Thank You for all the effort you have put in to the TRUTH movement, over all the years. Job Well Done. I'm a Big Fan … back to lurking … … …

          1. Make Sense … “Avoid W.T.C. One Building” = 92 = “Secret Mossad Operation” = 92 = “Al Qaeda is Fake” = 92 = “U.S.A. Mocked” = 92 … In the Satanic Cypher … we can See … “Hoax Terrorist Attack” = 911 Satanic = “Ninety Second and Above” = 911 Satanic = “World Jewish Congress” = 911 = “Signal Next Attack Date” = 911 Satanic … Are you aware that “Mossad” <<< Illuminati Card Title? …

      2. Last Thoughts … The point I ultimately wanted to make … was this … Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Hoax. I know you spent a lot of time researching this event. The reason I pick this event to make my point, is because the day this happen I knew with confidence is was a Staged Shooting Hoax. Wouldn’t you have loved to start your Deep Dive knowing with confidence, within the 1st Hour, that you are witnessing another Shooting Hoax. Just to show you how I would have determined whether I was looking at an event that required a Deep Dive. The first thing is always the Date … It Happen on Valentines Day (214) … Immediately I know that the reporting on this event is Paying Tribute to the Valentines Day Massacre … So now I’m going to Gematria it … “Valentines Day” = 151 = “School Massacre” = 151 <<< So right Away Jim … I could literally decode out almost every detail … Take David Hogg For Example … I sniffed him out in 3 minutes … "David Hogg" = 77 = "Theater" = 77 … and then I find out his Birthday is 4-12 … which is the Shooting Date Backwards … By this time I'm laughing … The you do the Date Numerology [2 + 14 + 18] = 34 = Murder = 34 & the Total # of Kids Shot (34) … So now your questioning the Body Count … Am I wrong? So we explore … "Fake Body Count" = 142 <<< That's February 14th in U.K. Now we know this was a B.S. Event … and we could just pile on from here, or move on to the next event, knowing our Government uses our Money to make us watch this Bullshit … And then report it to you in a fashion that they can Mock you at the same time … The point is … If You want to know what is a False Flag and what is Not … THIS IS WHERE ITS AT ! Good Day Sir …

        1. They sent the students home at 1 PM/ET because it was a holiday. I don’t mind if you keep posting. I like your more explanatory posts–like these last few–better than earlier. Keep explaining what you think’s going on. It’s alright. It would be good to offer a case in which your method does not apply. How could it be falsified?

          1. Honestly … I would never expect anybody to have been able to decipher anything I posted without some serious research and effort to confirm it all for themselves. It is the Graduate Level Course. I created my own tools, so this is a lot easier for me, then someone who has no operational Tools. I tell you what I will do. The point was .. ‘ Hey, Are you aware of all this? … You may want to look Deeper into this … Look HERE … I will provide some evidence for what I’m saying for those who are curious.” … And That’s it … BTW, it just Math … “Mathematics” = 112 <<< 1 + 1 = 2 ? … I will stick to the Past Events, so that others can become more Aware. I.E. … I will try to UN-complicate it a little bit …

          2. “It would be good to offer a case in which your method does not apply. How could it be falsified? ”

            Jim, am I the only one to notice this question was avoided?

            Again, I ask, can and have these calculations PREDICTED any false flags as have Ole Dammegard’s methods?

          3. Forget it, Will. It’s Graduate Level.

            Even in the face of conceding, for argument’s sake, that Lewbowski’s calculations are correct, he is unable to describe any value they provide. And so his ‘code breaking’ remains insignificant.

            It seems that Lebowski is the one missing a crucial understanding, a certain higher level of thought. There’s a word whose meaning baffles him and from which he flees to his calculations. That word is significance.

          4. ((Forget it, Will. It’s Graduate Level.))

            Darn…I knew I should have taken those advance courses. What was I thinking. ….Oh, I remember…I wanted to study something of significance. Thanks for reminding me, Toni.

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