By Joseph P. Farrell
I couldn’t resist this one, but when I read the header in the email Mr. P.K. sent me along with the accompanying article, my first reaction was “you’ve got to be kidding.” Well, no, they’re not kidding, and you’re going to have to read this one to believe it:
It has long been contended in the alternative research community and even among some “mainstream” researchers that the CIA was in fact established not so much as an agency of the federal government, but as an intelligence agency for Wall Street and “big finance”, under the front of being a federal agency, conveniently paid for not by the obscenely rich, but by the American taxpayer. Think of it as the American version of the Most Serene Republic of Venice: a financial oligarchy disguised as a republic, complete with its own special version of the Council of Ten(the CIA), conducting its own foreign policy, espionage, and covert operations at the behest of said oligarchy, and making the citizens of Venice pay for it.
Well, if there was any doubt about that view of things, it would appear to have been dispelled by this article, for ask yourself an important question: what are classified CIA documents doing in a vault in a Rockefailure barn in the first place? And not only that, but CIA security officers were called in to “vet” the property:
The issue apparently be traced back to 1975, when then-Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, or NAR as he is sometimes referred to in the documents, had asked Staff Security Officer Ralph Martin to have a vault at the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills surveyed by CIA’s security staff. That December, CIA officers surveyed the property and made several recommendations regarding security. After these recommendations were implemented, CIA’s Director of Security, Robert Gambino, certified that the vault met “the minimum physical security standards for the storage of classified material, including sensitive compartment information [SCIF].”
To make matters worse, as the article points out, the CIA apparently had entirely forgotten about the matter of the off-site documents storage until it was apprised of the matter by a judge…