This is very significant because the CIA, considered to be the Puppetmaster, used to be content playing its game from behind the scenes. However, now it’s front and center, which indicates how significant the threat of losing US hegemony really is for the Deep State, especially under a demented administration facing a lot challenges, nowadays.
“In recent times, I have been troubled by the CIA’s deviation from its original purpose. It has transformed into an operational and, at times, a policy-making entity within the government.” – Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd U.S. President, in an editorial titled “Limit CIA Role to Intelligence,” The Washington Post, Dec. 22, 1963, p. A11.
“The CIA has strayed far from its intended role… When I established the CIA, I never envisioned it being involved in covert operations during peacetime… The last thing we needed was for the CIA to be seen as a subversive force in other countries’ affairs.” – Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). Ibid.
“I consider the creation of the CIA a mistake. If I had known what it would become, I would never have approved it.” – Harry S. Truman, in an interview with his biographer Mr. Merle Miller, in the 1960s.
“Let’s not forget, the CIA’s primary job is to instigate wars.” – Jesse Ventura (James George Janos), American former wrestler, actor, author, and Governor of Minnesota, 1999-2003, in ‘Jesse Ventura suggests US may be behind Middle East violence,’ Sept. 15, 2012.
On Friday, July 21, 2023, President Joe Biden (1942-) made a significant decision: he promoted William Burns, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to a Cabinet-level position. This move could signal a greater involvement in foreign affairs in the near future, particularly if the Ukraine conflict escalates to a direct U.S.-Russia military confrontation.
This elevation of the CIA Director could also indicate that President Biden, facing a low approval rating in public polls, sees his path to reelection through a more assertive role as Commander-in-Chief.
A similar strategy worked for President George W. Bush (1946-) during the 2004 presidential campaign, following the military invasion of Iraq in 2003 under false pretenses. It has been observed that politicians find it easier to win reelection during times of war.
A Brief History of the CIA
President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) founded the Central Intelligence Agency in 1947, initially intending it as a small information-gathering office to keep the U.S. president informed on world affairs. However, over time, the CIA has evolved into a secretive entity within the U.S. government, involved in covert operations and illegal actions to advance narrow American interests globally. Many Americans are unaware of these covert operations carried out in their name.
Former President Truman, who initiated the CIA, expressed deep disappointment in a 1963 editorial, just one month after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, about the agency’s expanding role in the government. He believed that the CIA had strayed from its primary purpose of intelligence collection and analysis and had become a policy-making body, casting a shadow over the nation’s historic position.
Truman’s concerns centered around the risk of the United States turning into a lawless military empire with self-serving imperial ambitions. Such a state of perpetual war disguised as a military empire could undermine the principles of freedom and liberty at home, challenging the nation’s democratic values.
President Truman’s warnings from the past resonate in today’s context as the current U.S. president elevates the CIA Director to a Cabinet-level position. President Joe Biden’s decisions suggest a departure from traditional American values, displaying a preference for an imperial America, which contradicts the original intent behind the creation of the CIA by President Truman. These decisions may raise questions about Biden’s approach to American foreign policy and his potential inclination toward militarism and warmongering.