Inside the Organized Crime Syndicate known as the CIA: an Interview with Douglas Valentine – CovertAction Magazine

Inside the Organized Crime Syndicate known as the CIA: an Interview with Douglas Valentine – CovertAction Magazine

Douglas Valentine: Well, it meant that the Phoenix program was targeted against civilians, the civilians who managed the insurgency in South Vietnam, not soldiers, not even guerrillas or terrorists. But these were civilians who were working undercover in political positions, generally speaking. We managed the insurgency in South Vietnam and their names could be put on blacklists. And once their name was on a list—once somebody had been informed about them, and once they were a member of a list a that was called the Vietcong infrastructure, the insurgency—the CIA and its forces could go out and kidnap them, put them in interrogation centers, kill them along with their families, and do anything they wanted to try and suppress them. And the problem was that lots of innocent civilians got their names put on these blacklists. In fact, one of the ways that the CIA and its forces, the South Vietnamese Special Police and its mercenary army, one of the ways that they got people to inform on the members of the Vietcong insurgency was by threatening to put their names on blacklists. So therefore, it became a blackmail scheme.

So, if you were just an average citizen and you did not support the government of South Vietnam, you could find your name on a blacklist and your whole family could be wiped out. So, it became a way of not just attacking the members of this Vietcong infrastructure, but a way of population control, a way of terrorizing everybody in South Vietnam and bringing them all into line following government policies. And the minute you stepped out of line, you could find your name on a blacklist.

Michael Steven Smith: A common theme is the CIA’s ability to deceive and propagandize the American public through its impenetrable government-sanctioned shield of official secrecy and plausible deniability. Can you give us some examples of this please, Doug?

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  1. Obssesing about other countries is one thing. What about things in our own country? Are things so bad for us in the USA, that people have to dwell on other countries? The answer is yes.
    A neonazi in New York plastered a lie all over the internet, that China Detonated a Tactical Nuke. Demented donnys goons, said they were going to launch a nuclear war over it.

    These reactors in Ohio are ready to explode. People are being thugged and threatened with violence, into not signing a popularly supported referendum, to close the Nasy Old Ohio Reactors. That is how psychotic things are

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