Jeremy Scahill: CIA Disinformation?

Douglas Valentine sent this message to his email list today:

Jeremy Scahill at the Nation as posted at AntiWar.com says “the CIA was the darkest of the dark, now it is JSOC.” He says, “The CIA used to have the ultimate freedom–now that freedom is in JSOC’s hands.” And he says, “JSOC/Special Mission Units [have] more freedom to expand or absorb traditionally CIA missions,” because they don’t report to Congress.

Is Scahill telling the truth? Or is this CIA disinformation?

Thoughts, anyone?

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  • Rheokhu

    I don't know whether Scahill is giving Congress too much credit or too little, but Joint Special Operations Command (the command that supervises the Army Rangers, the Green Berets, The SEALs, Delta Force, and others) operates with closer Congressional scrutiny than any other component of the U.S. Department of Defense. If there's an organ of the war machine that Congress has difficulty tracking, it's the private mercenary companies (and that's what those companies are for.)

  • Sanger

    So the CIA (which is actually a branch of National Intelligence Program) falls under JSOC which is a part of DOD. Clearly it can be monitored by whichever Intelligence and/or Defense Committee. My guess is that all illegal Black Ops are now being directed to private security firms (take your pick) because there currently have no laws or regulations on these groups.

    I suspect Scahill to be truthful. IMO, he is only allowed to breathe because he keeps screaming his message. A very important one at that.

  • malatesting123

    Alex Jones as Disinfo agent—-Agreed!!

  • honu

    I agree Alex Jones is a disinfo agent but I don't think he's aware of it. He seems to be on the right track but is just off enough that I can't really trust him enough to believe what he says.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

      he's a republican recruiter.
      he hides it , but when he goes on his “white christians need to save the world from brown commies”
      rants it's fairly obvious.

    • Sanger

      I think being a provocateur is the wrong approach. I see far right nutjobs worshiping his message and far left uber liberals doing the same. It all raises flags for me. Not to mention the egomania the man demonstrates. He's too dangerous for me. And yes, the info is basically from mainstream media stories I think his deductions are a bit too over the top. Nothing is black and white.

  • Bulldogger

    Jeremy Scahill is a well research journalist with integrity, Alex Jones on the other hand is pseudo-independent cognitive infiltrator a la Hal Turner. I find it particularly troubling disinfo.com rejected a substantive article on Alex Jones but chose to publish this one paragraph comment instead.

    Make up your own minds people…..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QEpGzgh5i0

  • Anonymous

    I think being a provocateur is the wrong approach. I see far right nutjobs worshiping his message and far left uber liberals doing the same. It all raises flags for me. Not to mention the egomania the man demonstrates. He’s too dangerous for me. And yes, the info is basically from mainstream media stories I think his deductions are a bit too over the top. Nothing is black and white.

  • Pcxmac

    I have been listening to Alex for a good while (not that long) and although I only appreciate about 33% of whats on his shows (not counting the advertisements) I think his show is better than worse. The youtube video is obviously biased and chopped to heck, but I do agree that Alex Jones’ worst enemy is his own ambition. He has the potential to be completley consumed by his own devices, but I think right now hes doing better than worse. & alot of his ‘disino’ critics really never do anything to credit their arguments so its hard to lend any credibility to that argument.

    Nobody is good or bad, but more often than not his show has some interesting guests or issues that are hard to come by unless your scavenging the internet. Writing him off like so many like to is the same as telling someone not to try something new, repression. Something dominant actors appreciate :)

  • Pcxmac

    I have been listening to Alex for a good while (not that long) and although I only appreciate about 33% of whats on his shows (not counting the advertisements) I think his show is better than worse. The youtube video is obviously biased and chopped to heck, but I do agree that Alex Jones’ worst enemy is his own ambition. He has the potential to be completley consumed by his own devices, but I think right now hes doing better than worse. & alot of his ‘disino’ critics really never do anything to credit their arguments so its hard to lend any credibility to that argument.

    Nobody is good or bad, but more often than not his show has some interesting guests or issues that are hard to come by unless your scavenging the internet. Writing him off like so many like to is the same as telling someone not to try something new, repression. Something dominant actors appreciate :)

  • Pcxmac

    As for the article, Scahill can be seen as narrow sighted, its important to realize what department the CIA belongs to and realize that national / major private interests are always more important than the well fare of the people and even the state itself, especially if that state is resisting said interests. The DoD and State Dept have been doing some bad things for many many years, because they can and it forwards their interests … influenced by self promotion / interest, engendered by those who have what others want.

  • Pcxmac

    As for the article, Scahill can be seen as narrow sighted, its important to realize what department the CIA belongs to and realize that national / major private interests are always more important than the well fare of the people and even the state itself, especially if that state is resisting said interests. The DoD and State Dept have been doing some bad things for many many years, because they can and it forwards their interests … influenced by self promotion / interest, engendered by those who have what others want.

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