of a Covert Agent
Psychological Operations are my specialty
Global Research, December 3, 2007
artofmentalwarfare.com - 2007-12-02
The author of the text below claims to be highly
experienced in covert intelligence programmes and psychological
operations - psyops. Interestingly, he charges that Robert Gates
personally helped rig the presidential elections of 2000 an 2004
via massive computer fraud. Stating that this opinion is taken
for granted throughout the US intelligence community, the author
warns against future elections manipulated via computer fraud.
He paints a vivid and disturbing picture of the levels of moral
depravity now surging out of the Neocon volcano.
Worth reading and remembering.
Michael Carmichael is the Director of the Planetary
Movement, a nonprofit public affairs organization based in the United
Kingdom and a frequent contributor to Global Research.
The following article is excerpted from the upcoming edition of
the book The Art of Mental Warfare by David Vincent.
The Art of Mental Warfare Editor's Note
This message comes from an anonymous source
believed to be within the US intelligence community. Some of the
statements cannot be verified for authenticity, but the general
themes and references speak for themselves. I’ve researched
everything that is possible to research and it all stands up. I
have no reason to believe any of this is untrue. Read it and decide
Psychological Operations are my specialty.
Everything I've done has been highly classified, all black programs
and black operations. Some people I know thought I worked for the
CIA, but it's much more complicated than that. I've worked with
people in the CIA, DIA, NSC, NSA, SAIC, Army Intel and many more
lesser known agencies within the intelligence apparatus.
Before focusing on PsyOps I started out running covert combat missions,
special operations. I was good at what I did and rose through the
ranks fast. When the "War on Terror" started I was paid
a lot of money to consult with private military contractors. When
private paramilitary units needed to get the jobs done that paid
the most money they would come to me with checkbooks filled with
US taxpayer dough.
I've seen the worst things imaginable, hell on earth. Had friends
die in my arms. Seen piles of rotten corpses. Seen men, women and
children tortured. I've seen the eyes of terrified and confused
children being sold into a vicious life of slavery and an early
I could get a lot more graphic, but you get the idea.
That was my life, and all along I was told that I was fighting
for freedom and working for the "good guys." What a ridiculous
comment that is! In the black world, that is, in the covert world,
there aren't any "good guys" — just varying degrees
As Brigadier General Butler famously stated, "War is a racket."
It doesn't have anything to do with freedom and democracy. It is
not good fighting evil. There's just a bunch of old greedy gangsta
motherfuckers making obscene amounts of cash and breeding hatred,
violence, terrorists and sex slaves.
The truth is, there is no oversight! Meaning, you can get away
with anything, nothing is illegal because no one knows about it,
or the few who do are either in on it or have a vested interest
in keeping quiet. Whether you're runnin' guns, weapons, drugs, gold,
diamonds, women, children, it just doesn't matter. As long as the
old guard gets their resources, it's all good. And in the end, it's
all about power. The people who really run this planet know that
natural resources (oil, water, coltan, cobalt, etc.) are the key.
The "War on Terror" is just a front for a geo-strategic
resource grab on a massive scale. Even the wars in Northern Africa
are all about exploitation of resources. Once the good ole CIA boys
at Bechtel did their NASA satellite studies of the Democratic Republic
of Congo's (DRC) mineral resources and discovered that it was the
"richest patch of earth on the planet," all hell broke
loose! They figured out that the DRC has 80% of the world's coltan,
among many other vital resources. Without coltan, you can't have
any technology that requires a computer chip: computers, cell phones,
satellites and weapon systems, of course. So Bechtel, the CitiBank
boys, the World Bank, IMF and various covert elements have been
supplying brutal regime after brutal regime in the region. Well
over four million and counting have died there.
Same thing with oil in the Middle East. Do you think they really
give a shit about Iraqi freedom? We worked hard to make you believe
that, but c'mon, they don't give a shit about the Iraqi people.
They've killed about a MILLION of them! And that's NOT an exaggeration!
They sure as hell give a shit about Iraqi oil though. They also
care about Saudi oil, and have a nice deal with a dictatorship that
brutally oppresses their people. If freedom and democracy are the
issue, how about freeing the Saudi people? Why do you think 15 of
the 9/11 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia? We support a regime
that oppresses those people. We support them because they cooperate
on the oil front. So, why strike back at them? Let's hit Iraq. They
don't give us any oil - let's get'em!
If you look at the history of covert special operations, it's all
about securing a piece of land that has some valuable resource.
Once the resource is identified, special ops figures out the most
efficient way to suppress or extinguish the population that is unfortunate
enough to live near it. Then the big companies come in, from the
United Fruit Company to the Bechtels and Halliburtons of the world.
That is the way it has been and still is, from John D. Rockefeller
and Allen Dulles right through Kissinger, Bush Sr. and Cheney. Millions
of innocent civilians have been slaughtered. Let me repeat that:
Millions of innocent civilians have been slaughtered. And I'm not
kidding you. These are evil motherfuckers and they are no friends
of ours. These things don't have anything to do with protecting
the US people or standing up for freedom and democracy. They don't
give a shit about the average American. In this age of the global
economy, the concept of nation state is obsolete. If only proud
Americans could understand that. Pride in the American way is just
another propaganda device for PsyOps agents — people like
me — to use to manipulate you and make you think that black
is white and white is black.
If you were to ask me who is a bigger threat to the people of the
US, Cheney or bin Laden, or who has done more damage to the US,
I would say Cheney without hesitation. Cheney, along with Bush Sr.
and Kissinger, has been running the covert world for about 40 years
A little side note for you: I firmly believe Robert Gates, the
current Secretary of Defense and Bush Sr.'s right-hand man in the
covert world, used computer cryptography and software security assets
to get Bush Jr. elected both times. I do not have direct knowledge
of the operation, but research "Robert Gates," "Bill
Owens," "electronic voting security," "HAVA,"
"VoteHere" and "Scientific Applications International
Corp." [We will post more on this in the near future.] The
operation went so well that Gates was going to be made the first
ever Director of National Intelligence. He turned down the job,
but then took the Secretary of Defense position when Rumsfeld was
removed from his public position. I don't think there will ever
be solid evidence linking directly to members of the administration;
it's all a tangled web of plausible deniability. But I do think
it will eventually be proven that the elections were manipulated
to deliver Bush the victory. Many people in the covert world take
this for granted, as common sense. Please don't confuse this as
partisan propaganda. I don't give a shit about the Democrat or Republican
PsyOps mind-fuck dynamic. They're just labels to divide a potentially
powerful united US public.
It's hard to get the average American to understand these things.
Most everyone in this country has been mind-fucked since birth.
For a very blatant example, you can look at the advertising industry
and the way they have increased intensely their focus on the youth.
It's all about breeding impulsive emotionally driven consumers through
repetition - over and over again - buy, buy, buy. You hear something
enough and you internalize the message. It becomes something like
the air you breathe, like gravity. It's there, omnipresent, but
you don't realize it or consciously think about it. It becomes the
spring from which your thoughts leap forth.
What it all boils down to is the exposure rate. You take a simple
message and you repeat it over and over, such as mentioning Saddam
and 9/11. You don't have to say Saddam was involved in 9/11, because
that is not true. You just have to mention Saddam and 9/11 in the
same simple repetitive message thousands of times and people will
support an attack on a country that didn't have anything to do with
9/11 because they've been psychologically conditioned to link the
It's psychological operations on a grand scale, mass psychology.
The scientific art of manipulating public opinion is 100 years old
now. PsyOps have evolved to the point, thanks to the all pervasive
mass media, where we can make you believe, or at least passively
accept, whatever we want you to. I secretly worked with the world's
most powerful media companies to get you to believe what "they"
want you to believe. The media is the most efficient weapon of tyranny
and oppression ever created. No need to physically control populations
anymore when you can do it mentally - program it in, internalize
To give a little more background on publicly revealed psychological
operations, in 1977, after the Congressional Church Committee investigated
CIA manipulation of the news media, and right after George Bush
Sr. left his post as the Director of the CIA, famed Watergate reporter
Carl Bernstein searched a little deeper into what was known as Operation
Mockingbird. He revealed that over 400 US journalists were actually
carrying out clandestine CIA PsyOps services. Bernstein identified
operations involving almost every major US news outlet, most notably
The New York Times, CBS and Time magazine. The CIA responded to
all of this with a "limited hangout." A "limited
hangout" is CIA speak for when classified information gets
out and you have to make it seem as if you are "coming clean"
with all the information on the operation, but in reality you are
really just admitting part of the operation so you can cover up
other deeper parts and continue the program. This worked very effectively
for them, as the US public quickly moved on and this operation has
largely been forgotten. Currently, I would estimate, with cable
news and the Internet now, that there are well over a thousand covert
operatives spread throughout the news media. They have a firm grip
on television, newspapers, wire services, radio and magazines. However,
with the Internet - that's their weak spot - it's too decentralized
and difficult to control.
The Pentagon's Information Operations Roadmap now describes the
Internet as an enemy "weapons system." The Pentagon doesn't
hide the fact that they want total control over information, or
as they call it "information dominance." They very plainly
state that they seek to "control land, sea, space and information."
This is what they refer to as "full spectrum dominance."
If you don't think they see this as a top priority, look at Iraq.
The plan to "embed" journalists with the military in Iraq
was a strategic operation that considered "journalism as part
of psychological operations." The journalists that weren't
"embedded" were considered "enemy combatants."
More journalists have been killed in Iraq than in any other war,
and it is the US doing a large portion of the killing.
Before I go too far here, the point I want to make to the US public,
the bottom line is that the most power crazed and greed addicted
people are above the law and get away with everything. In the covert
world rules do not apply. Democracy is a fairy tale. Nothing is
what it seems, reality isn't real. Through the looking glass Alice
I've fought against it and got nowhere. I've informed people that
I naively thought could do something, but nothing could be done.
I took all the blood money I've made and donated it to humanitarian
causes. Will it make a difference? No. Not in the grand scheme of
things, but in the short run it may save a few people… maybe.
And that's all I can hope for at this point.
I've become so cynical! I live with guilt and cynicism weighing
on my every move, my every thought.
When you've seen the things I have seen, been involved with the
things I've been involved with, when you've spent the majority of
your life living like I have, what do you do when you decide to
give it up and get out? Can you ever get out?
I was able to get out, thus far, when no one I knew thought I could
get out. But once you lived in the covert world, "normal"
civilian life feels like a prison sentence. Then again, the covert
world was a prison sentence.
I've been strongly advised to keep a very low profile and forget
about things for a while. But I find it hard to just fade into the
night when we are reaching an event horizon, a breaking point. Despite
my cynicism, there is a part of me that knows I have to keep fighting.
The stakes are just too high, higher then they've ever been. The
human species is in serious trouble, facing a set of crises unlike
anything we've ever faced before. Unless these covert forces are
exposed, and ultimately eliminated, I don't see how we can even
begin to make the bold actions that we need to start making now
- and I mean right fucking now! These covert forces are a root cause
and driver, a cancer spreading through the system and planet.
As far as I can tell, you can't change the system from within the
intelligence community itself. This includes the Senate Intel Committee.
If the urgently needed changes are ever to happen, it has to come
from the US public. Now I know first hand how the American public
has been conditioned to be apathetic and not get involved in politics
and has been fed a steady diet of misinformation. But propaganda
only works to the point where the population being propagandized
is not feeling the direct impact and negative consequences on a
personal level in their daily lives. That's why the draft played
a large role in bringing an end to Vietnam. We need another draft
to push the mainstream over the edge and into action, but the façade
is beginning to crack - 9/11 had some effect, the war in Iraq certainly,
Katrina, massive job loses and an economic downturn that has really
just begun have all factored into creating a critical mass. Even
the most propagandized population in the history of civilization
will have to act when their very survival and well- being is directly
threatened and impacted. I just hope enough people will understand
the need for bold decisive action now, before it's too late.
So, to the people who have awareness of the problems facing us,
if I could give advice, it would be this:
1. Try the Bush Administration for war crimes. If the case could
ever be brought to court, the evidence to convict is definitely
there. This is why the administration has been strongly against
the International Criminal Court. If we are to begin repairing this
country, and the world, we must begin by showing these power crazed
and covert forces that they are accountable. If we can convict someone
like Cheney, we will send a powerful message to the covert world.
If we let them walk, we will keep having these problems. New people
will follow them and take their place.
2. Investigate where all the military spending has been vanishing
off to. There are literally trillions of taxpayer dollars unaccounted
for. This money is fueling the covert world and terrorism in general.
As part of this, I would include an investigation into war profiteering
3. Make it mandatory that all electronic voting machines must have
a 100% verifiable paper trail.
4. Get people into the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
who will smash the current media ownership rules. The concentration
of media ownership is the foundation of the covert power structure.
Without that, the whole thing is a house of cards. That's why the
FCC is currently trying to ram through rules that will further consolidate
media ownership before the Bush administration leaves office. As
part of this, it is pivotal that we protect the open architecture
of the Internet. The media belongs to the people, as does the government,
in theory anyway, but we need an information system that actually
serves the public interest.
5. Declare a national and global emergency on the environmental
front. We have already reached the breaking point. We need organized,
governmental, policy driven, bold action now.
6. We need to address entities that now have power over the Constitution,
such as the undemocratic and unelected corporate global governing
structure - institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO)
and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and "agreements"
like NAFTA and DR-CAFTA, to name a few. Most Americans don't even
know what these power structures are, let alone that they have power
that supersedes the Constitution. We must also address the National
Security Act, that's where the ultimate power of our country lies.
The National Security Act has effectively made the Constitution
meaningless and is the primary driver of the covert world. The PATRIOT
Act and various other newly granted powers must also be drastically
revised or eliminated completely in order to protect our civil liberties.
7. Lastly, we need to have publicly financed elections. As long
as we have a system that requires candidates to raise tens of millions
of dollars to even be considered for office, we will have politicians
who bend over backwards for the richest one percent and the most
powerful elements of society at the citizens' expense. An important
aspect of this has to be a requirement for large media companies
to provide candidates with free airtime. Candidates have to spend
the majority of their money on advertising in the mainstream media.
That's why the major news media spend so much time focusing on who
is raising the most money, because they are the ones who end up
with all that money. Once we have publicly financed elections and
free airtime for candidates, we will get people in office who will
work in the interests of the public because they are not beholden
to the large and powerful entities. When you have politicians depending
on the public instead of the private sector for survival, all the
issues mentioned above could be addressed because they won't have
to fear the withdrawal of support from large corporations and the
wealthy and powerful who do not want these things to happen. This
will also enable us to eliminate tax breaks for the richest one
percent, put an end to corporate welfare practices, and stop funding
for obscene military and prison industrial companies that are profiting
off of disasters and no longer serve security interests. Then we
can redirect that money into environmental, education, health care
and social security programs, to mention a few.
In the current political environment this may all sound like an
unrealistic pipe dream, but these are the seven pivotal things that
MUST happen. If all seven don't happen within the next few years,
we will have set the world on a disastrously irreversible course.
This is "the unfortunate reality of our current situation."
It is not going to be easy, but you better start fighting for it
now, while we still can.
It really does come down to us. You have to personally, in your
daily life, do everything you can. With enough public pressure all
of these things are achievable. Once we get a small portion of the
population acting in this direction, it will quickly catch on and
spread. Even though the overwhelming majority of the US population
is incredibly propagandized on the surface, just underneath is the
realization of the need for mass action. They just need leaders
to point this out. The mainstream just needs a spark. Do what you
can to set it off. It is a matter of unprecedented significance.