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How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda
Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 14, 2004 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 09/14/2004 12:10:20 PM PDT by fuzzy122

How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda By Bill Gertz The Washington Times | September 14, 2004

The CIA's Counterterrorist Center has spent more than $15 million in the past three years funding studies, reports and conferences produced by former Democratic administration officials and other critics of the Bush administration.

The latest effort was a $300,000 grant by the CIA to the Atlantic Council for a study co-authored by Richard A. Clarke, the former counterterrorism official who wrote a best seller accusing the Bush administration of failing in the war on terrorism by invading Iraq.

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How the CIA Funds Anti-Bush Propaganda By Bill Gertz The Washington Times | September 14, 2004

The CIA's Counterterrorist Center has spent more than $15 million in the past three years funding studies, reports and conferences produced by former Democratic administration officials and other critics of the Bush administration.

The latest effort was a $300,000 grant by the CIA to the Atlantic Council for a study co-authored by Richard A. Clarke, the former counterterrorism official who wrote a best seller accusing the Bush administration of failing in the war on terrorism by invading Iraq.

1 posted on 09/14/2004 12:10:20 PM PDT by fuzzy122
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To: fuzzy122

Bill Gertz and the Wash Times?


2 posted on 09/14/2004 12:20:36 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: fuzzy122
The question is why they fund anti Bush propaganda. Is there a comprehensible explanation one can surmise?

We didn't hear this kind of noise from CIA until Bush launched the Iraq war. Something about this war really set them off. They were happy with the Afghanistan war for example (indeed the CIA was heavily relied upon if my layperson's memory is correct).

The article seems to chalk it all up to "displacing criticism". I'm not sure I'm convinced. Wouldn't they have started whining and undermining Bush soon after 9/11 then?

A more likely explanation is that, as with any institution, this is a turf war and CIA's primary interest is to defend their turf and budget. Let's view the Iraq war in that light: a radical shift, upsetting the apple cart of carefully honed international "inspections"/"sanctions"/etc. The Iraq war was a jolt to the status quo; instead of using the CIA to fight the ongoing war against Hussein secretly, and indefinitely, Bush decided to finish it. This is unacceptable to CIA, which presumably relies on situations like Iraq Containment '91-'03 (and the shady black-market opportunities which result) for a good deal of its budget.

I'm guessing a true explanation would go something like this: We'll keep our common-sense assumption that at heart the CIA is a deeply conservative (in generic sense of that term) institution. They rely on the status quo and do not like to see it upset. And it just so happens that in this case, CIA has determined that the Democrats are the party of the status quo (will not upset the international order, will not engage in radical, bold foreign policy directions) while Bush, by contrast, instituted a messy and indeed radical foreign policy shift.

Hence, CIA must spike Bush for its survival.

Perhaps it's not so difficult to understand after all.

3 posted on 09/14/2004 12:23:32 PM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: fuzzy122


Dammit!!! Who the Hell is in charge here?!! This has got to stop!!

These people weasel their way into positions so that they can hammer away at a Republican administration without having to get out front and identify themselves as political operatives.


4 posted on 09/14/2004 12:25:02 PM PDT by Rhetorical pi2
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To: fuzzy122

How very interesting. Bill Gertz is the only reporter I respect these days. He's simply the best.


5 posted on 09/14/2004 12:27:24 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Dr. Frank fan

I think you may be on to something here.

BEHIND YOU! DUCK!


6 posted on 09/14/2004 12:35:26 PM PDT by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and the Armed Forces ... Arnold and Zell too!)
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To: Dr. Frank fan

Since Bush played Mr. Nice Guy and never purged CI, I would reckon that there are numerous Clintonites around. Heck, they're probably passing around MoveOn and International ANSWER email blasts and planning anti Bush rallies! Like all other unpurged departments in the Logic Free Zone, there must be thousands of lefties per square mile there!


7 posted on 09/14/2004 12:52:11 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Right makes right!)
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To: GOP_1900AD

Well if he wins he'll get another chance to purge, and hopefully comlete the ideological cleansing of the entire executive branch.

I'm not holding my breath though.


8 posted on 09/14/2004 1:42:01 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Thud

Surprise, Surprise!


9 posted on 09/14/2004 2:20:58 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: Fedora
"The products of the [center] have a consistent theme: They criticize the Bush administration and provide ammunition for the Kerry campaign," said one U.S. official who has read the resulting reports and studies.

This official said the academic outreach is the Counterterrorist Center's way of "buying off" criticism of the CIA and the intelligence community by providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts and conferences.

Spokesmen for the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, American Foreign Policy Council and Hoover Institution said their organizations never have been asked by the CTC to co-host or co-produce any counterterrorism programs.

10 posted on 09/14/2004 3:03:38 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Thanks. This part also jumped out at me--lots of interesting names here from both sides of the political fence:

A grant of $250,000 to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, known as CSIS, headed by former Clinton administration Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre

CSIS Board, Counselors, and Advisers


Board of Trustees

Chairman
Sam Nunn*
Chairman and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Vice Chairman
David M. Abshire
President, Center for the Study of the Presidency,
and Cofounder of CSIS

Chairman, Executive Committee
Anne Armstrong*
Former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Members

Betty Stanley Beene Kenneth G. Langone
Reginald K. Brack Donald B. Marron
William E. Brock E. Stanley O'Neal
Harold Brown Felix G. Rohatyn
Zbigniew Brzezinski Charles A. Sanders
William S. Cohen James R. Schlesinger
Ralph Cossa William A. Schreyer*
Douglas N. Daft Brent Scowcroft
Richard Fairbanks Murray Weidenbaum
Michael P. Galvin* Dolores D. Wharton
John J. Hamre* Frederick B. Whittemore
Benjamin W. Heinman, Jr. R. James Woolsey
Carla A. Hills Amos A. Jordan, (Emeritus)
Ray L. Hunt Leonard H. Marks, (Emeritus)
Henry A. Kissinger Robert S. Strauss, (Emeritus)
   
*Member of the Executive Committee

Counselors

William E. Brock Henry A. Kissinger
Harold Brown Sam Nunn
Zbigniew Brzezinski James R. Schlesinger
William S. Cohen Brent Scowcroft
Richard Fairbanks  

Senior Advisers

J. Carter Beese

Amos A. Jordan

Bradley D. Belt

John Kornblum
James M. Bodner

Robert H. Kupperman
Stanton H. Burnett

Laurence Martin
Richard R. Burt

Thomas F. (Mack) McLarty
William K. Clark, Jr.

Richard McCormack
Arnaud de Borchgrave Walter Slocombe
Diana Lady Dougan

Robert Tyrer
Luis E. Giusti Anthony Zinni (Distinguished Senior Adviser)
Fred C. Iklé (Distinguished Scholar in Residence)  

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CSIS Leadership
 


Corporate Officers

John J. Hamre, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robin Niblett, Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Kurt Campbell, Senior Vice President and Director, International Security Program
Erik R. Peterson, Senior Vice President and Director, CSIS Institute of Executive Education
Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies

Greg Broaddus, Vice President for Operations and Treasurer

Jay C. Farrar, Vice President for External Affairs

CSIS Specialists

Governance

Robert E. Ebel, Director, Energy and National Security Program
Richard Jackson, Director, Global Aging Initiative
Sherman E. Katz, William M. Scholl Chair in International Business
Shireen T. Hunter, Director, , Islamic Studies Program
James A. Lewis, Director, Technology and Public Policy Program
Erik R. Peterson, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis
Anne G. Solomon, Senior Associate, Technology and Public Policy Program and Director, Biotechnology Initiative
Sidney Weintraub, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis

International Security

Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy
Arnaud de Borchgrave, Director, Global Organized Crime Project
Kurt Campbell, Director, International Security Program
Michèle Flournoy, Senior Adviser, International Security Program
Clark Murdock, Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Amy Smithson, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

Regions

J. Stephen Morrison, Director, Africa Program
Sidney Weintraub, Director, Americas Program
Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director, Asia Program
William T. Breer, Japan Chair
Ralph Cossa, President, Pacific Forum CSIS
Simon Serfaty, Director, Europe Program and Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy
Janusz Bugajski, Director, Eastern Europe Project
Jonathan Alterman, Director, Middle East Program
Celeste A. Wallander, Director, Russia and Eurasia Program
Teresita C. Schaffer, Director, South Asia Program
Bulent Aliriza, Director, Turkey Project

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11 posted on 09/14/2004 4:26:40 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: fuzzy122

BUMP


12 posted on 10/02/2004 7:20:13 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: fuzzy122

And another disgusted bump.


13 posted on 10/02/2004 7:22:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard


Thanks for the bumps(?) I agree, it is disgusting.

MEGA-

Stay Strong
Fuzzy

14 posted on 10/02/2004 8:09:40 PM PDT by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and the Armed Forces ... Arnold and Zell too!)
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To: fuzzy122

Your quite welcome.


15 posted on 10/02/2004 9:11:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: fuzzy122

Oh, and I better bookmark this, too.


16 posted on 10/02/2004 9:11:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Howlin; Cindy

Richard Clarke bump


17 posted on 02/17/2006 11:49:12 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Alamo-Girl
Bush administration intelligence and policy officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed other recent funding activities by the CTC program, in addition to the one at which Mr. Clarke was co-chairman. They include:

•A grant of $250,000 to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, known as CSIS, headed by former Clinton administration Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre. The grant paid for a study on how other major powers are taking advantage of the Bush administration in the global war on terrorism. A CSIS spokesman said that the center's work is bipartisan and that it does contract work with both the Defense Department and CIA.

•$200,000 for a conference paper produced by Steven Simon, a former Clinton administration National Security Council staff member, now with the RAND Corp. Mr. Simon's paper was about how to restructure the U.S. government for the war on terrorism and was to be included as a chapter of a book. Mr. Simon was a deputy to Mr. Clarke.

•A grant of $100,000 for Bruce Hoffman, vice president for external affairs and public spokesman for RAND and a frequent columnist and guest on National Public Radio commenting on terrorism issues. Mr. Hoffman was granted high-level security clearances at the CIA as part of his consultancy.
     Warren Robak, deputy director of RAND's Office of External Communications, said, "Although RAND has done research for the U.S. intelligence community for many years, we do not discuss details or confirm the existence of any individual contract."

     •Travel fees to University of California at Los Angeles law school professor Khaled Abou El Fadl for a paper on U.S. treatment of Muslims.     
Daniel Pipes, a specialist on the Middle East, has called Mr. El Fadl an Islamic extremist who supports "jihad" or holy war. A spokesman for Mr. El Fadl confirmed that he spoke at the CIA, but said he was not paid by the agency. 

Funding for conferences on the failure of U.S. public diplomacy at the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, both viewed as liberal in political orientation.

     The Atlantic Council study by Mr. Clarke, along with retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, the Clinton administration's top anti-drug official, was critical of the Bush administration's approach to NATO and counterterrorism issues. A section of the report states that France has not sought to undermine the U.S. position in Europe.

18 posted on 02/18/2006 12:04:22 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: fuzzy122
Gee with all that money they spent you would think the Dems could have won the 2004 election.

Americans out-think the CIA apparently.

19 posted on 02/18/2006 7:57:12 AM PST by Earthdweller ("West to Islam" Cake. Butter your liberals, slowly cook France, stir in Europe then watch it rise.)
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To: piasa

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 02/18/2006 11:12:17 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Earthdweller
"Americans out-think the CIA apparently."

I think it's yet another example of how the left just keeps misunderestimating the American people.

The 2000, 2002 and 2004 elections...
Rathergate, Cindy Sheehan, the Swiftboat Veterans, and on and on...
21 posted on 02/18/2006 3:39:06 PM PST by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: piasa
Richard Clarke bump

Why today, on this old article? What's Clarke up to now???

22 posted on 02/18/2006 3:44:53 PM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Alamo-Girl

I am glad to see http://www.alamo-girl.com/ is still up and running. It is truly an amazing resource.

God bless you,
Fuzzy


23 posted on 02/18/2006 4:11:23 PM PST by fuzzy122 (GBGB [God Bless George Bush] and Our Armed Forces!)
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To: fuzzy122

Thank you so much for the encouragments!!!


24 posted on 02/18/2006 11:16:01 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: fuzzy122; Fedora; Cindy; Shermy

Multiple foreign corporations that have bypassed or attempted to bypass United States and European Union sanctions against Iran are funding the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank chaired by defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel.
One council sponsor, Italian oil company Eni, has vehemently defended its trade with Iran, saying it was “proud” of its cooperation with the regime.
“Given the existence of foreign pressures, implementation of most projects in Iran is challenging and complicated,” Eni’s Executive Vice President Guido Michelotti told reporters during a 2011 visit to Iran. “Yet, we have always been interested in cooperation with the Iranian side since we feel proud of cooperation with Iran.”
Eni recently obtained a limited sanctions exemption to recover compensation from Iran for prior work.
(Excerpt) Read more at freebeacon.com ...————The Atlantic Council’s Sanctions-Busting Backers... Corporations that have evaded Iran sanctions, Free Beacon ^ | 2/13/13 | Alana Goodman Posted on 02/12/2013 10:14:15 AM PST by Nachum


25 posted on 02/13/2013 6:32:54 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum

More on Chuck Hagel’s Atlantic Council


26 posted on 02/13/2013 6:33:47 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Alamo-Girl

updating a thread bump


27 posted on 02/13/2013 6:39:40 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And, what are their FR nicks?

Thanks fuzzy122.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 8:18:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: piasa

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 02/13/2013 9:37:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: piasa

Thanks again Piasa for updating this thread.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 2:39:51 AM PST by Cindy
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To: piasa
ENI looks interesting:

SEC Charges Italian Company and Dutch Subsidiary in Scheme Bribing Nigerian Officials With Carloads of Cash: "The SEC alleges that following a change in Nigerian government in 1999, representatives from the joint venture companies traveled to Nigeria to meet a high-ranking government official to continue the scheme. The official confirmed that the U.K. agent was the correct intermediary, and also appointed his own representative to negotiate the bribe amount. A senior officer from Snamprogetti and others from the joint venture met with the Nigerian official's representative in London and negotiated an amount of $32.5 million to be delivered through the U.K. agent. Days after the London meeting, Nigeria LNG awarded a contract to the joint venture companies for $1.2 billion. . .The SEC alleges that in 2002 and 2003, the U.K. agent used a subcontractor on the Nigeria LNG project to transfer millions of dollars to a Nigerian government official for the benefit of a Nigerian political party. The subcontractor personally hand-delivered U.S. cash in briefcases to the Nigerian official in a hotel room in Abuja, Nigeria. The subcontractor also delivered the bribes to the Nigerian official in local Nigerian currency, the Naira. In these instances, because the Naira was too bulky to deliver by hand, the cash was loaded into a vehicle for delivery to the Nigerian official."

Archive for the ‘ENI’ Category: In 2007, Chevron resolved an enforcement action (here) involving Iraqi Oil for Food conduct and in 2010 Eni (and related entities) resolved an enforcement action (see here for the prior post) involving Bonny Island, Nigeria conduct. In addition, as highlighted in this recent post, Eni is also reportedly under investigation concerning its conduct in Libya.

Eni to start Congo pilot oil sands project in 2012

31 posted on 02/21/2013 8:02:01 PM PST by Fedora
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