Snowden, Feinstein, CIA, NSA: the internal war

Snowden, Feinstein, CIA, NSA: the internal war

by Jon Rappoport

March 11, 2014

Senator Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, blows up.

She claims the CIA made efforts to sabotage her Committee’s investigation of illegal CIA interrogation/torture of detainees.

The CIA vehemently denies it did anything wrong.

So a new front in the internal war opens up.

The key fact here is: Feinstein’s Committee has been carrying on this investigation of the CIA for SEVERAL YEARS. It is preparing a 6000-page report.

For several years, the CIA has been aware of the coming storm.

The damage to its reputation will be large.

What does an agency like the CIA do when faced with such a problem? It tries to mount a major distraction.

Here is one hypothesis to consider:

The distraction was Edward Snowden.

Yesterday, I wrote a piece titled, “Is Edward Snowden lying?” It laid out a case that Snowden was actually still working for his former employer, the CIA, when he was handed a treasure trove of NSA documents by CIA pros.

Thus, casting a very bright light of blame on a different intell agency, the NSA.

The CIA wasn’t hoping to get away clean on its torture program. But it was hoping to maintain a degree of parity with the NSA, within the US intelligence complex.

The CIA didn’t want to be the odd man out with a scandal of enormous proportions on its hands. It wanted company.

For decades, the turf war over federal funding and importance has been going on, between CIA and NSA. At the CIA, for the past several years, the prospect of taking a dagger, for its torture program, and suffering the consequences, has been grim.

Absorbing public shame as the dirty little brother in the US intell nexus, while big brother, the NSA, appeared relatively clean, was too horrible to contemplate.

So the Snowden operation was launched.

Dianne Feinstein has now shown which side she’s on—and for whom she might be operating as a surrogate. She excoriates Snowden as a traitor, defends the NSA, and blasts the CIA with a charge of trying to torpedo her Committee’s investigation.

The NSA stays silent, while privately rejoicing that the CIA is taking the heat recently reserved for it, the NSA.

In this war, there are no real winners. There is only the shifting of blame, and the hope that the enemy takes more hits. If not, then each side can console itself with the knowledge that everyone’s hands are shown to be dirty.

Nothing about these events minimizes the importance of the documents Snowden’s press surrogates have released, or the importance of true findings about the CIA’s torture program.

But this internal war does highlight how destructive and amoral agencies and operatives of the federal government can be, even toward each other, and how low they will go.

Also highlighting the enormous rotting superstructure called the federal government, which continues to move further along in controlling our lives, while it claims to be only concerned about “the greatest good for the greatest number.”

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

18 comments on “Snowden, Feinstein, CIA, NSA: the internal war

  1. Daniel Noel says:

    This scenario is indeed plausible. I respectfully offer that the reality could still be simpler. Feinstein, the CIA and the NSA demonstrably report to the same Masters: the elusive but necessarily real oligarchs who orchestrate disinformation at the worldwide scale. A straightforward proof thereof is shown by the NSA, the CIA and Feinstein’s common commitment to the censorship of the controlled demolition of the twin towers, even though its televised record makes it self-evident.

    This apparent 2- or 3-way conflict may simply be, at least in part, another act aimed at distracting discerning activists from the root of their grievances. As the French say, wolves don’t eat each other.


  2. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Reblogged this on Jericho777.

  3. VIEW THE ENTIRE Senator Feinstein on the Intel Committee’s CIA Detention, Interrogation Report video here:

  4. Well,

    We ARE in the times of confusion!

    Knowing what is true from what is not, is going to be quite the challenge. How do you like your chaos now?!?

  5. ajmacdonaldjr says:

    I don’t think most Americans consider CIA interrogation/torture of detainees a crime. In fact, most Americans consider it heroic.

  6. William Evarts says:

    Very interesting and quite plausible theory.

  7. Defiant says:


    DiFei and her minions–which, utimately are all Obama’s Brownshirts–defend their unilateral decision to make it IMPOSSIBLE for any American to make a private phone call anymore…but are VERY angry that the CIA looks at THEIR computers!

    Too rich for words.

    To be perfectly honest, I don’t know DiFei has the B@LLS to complain about that in public without feeling like an absolute HYPOCRITE! Oh wait…she’s a Democrat.

    Defective reasoning from defective logic. The fact that they can even operate the way they do…having read Animal Farm and 1984 in school…it’s staggering.

    Glad that Supreme Ruler Obama and his cadre of elite hangers-on don’t feel bound by archaic concepts like equality, justice, or (GOD FORBID) honesty.

    God (or, in the case of the Libs) Goddess created all people equal…she just created Dems–and especially Dem politicians–MUCH more equal than others…

    Democrats have no sense of decency at all…

  8. westie says:

    Just follow the $$’s to find out who is who….& why.

  9. Jim says:

    Wow and if she was told the CIA grossly violated the terms of its charter, she and every senator and congress rep couldn’t care less, so whats the point of her or their argument?
    Congress alone has the authority to dismantle the CIA as it has proven it cannot be trusted and obama has no say in the matter.

  10. ozziethinker says:

    Perhaps the reason Snowdon has no “education” or “work history” is an attempt to deflect any serious investigation of him. Is that even his real name? Does he exist or is it just “some guy” – a patsie, cartoon character who’ll never be discovered?

  11. david`wilson says:

    The CIA-vs NSA is a charade, as well. like ADL vs AIPAC .

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