Quote: "( the CIA ) even stiffed the Warren Commission...and got away with it! " --John Rizzo
“The most influential career lawyer in the CIA history” – Los Angeles Times
It is available in your library now. Rizzo was a lawyer for the CIA so I wouldn't expect he would have too much knowledge of (illegal black projects). Lawyer, law, legal, illegal.
That said much of what the CIA does is illegal. Violates U.S. law, foreign laws, 'international' laws.
Rizzo worked in the CIA from January 1976 until his retirement in December of 2009. How is he allowed to write a book about the CIA without their approval? He isn't, keep that in mind. Assume half truths, compartmentalization, misdirection, etc.
Right from the opening of the book he discusses matter of factually, the shadows the CIA operated in from 1947 (it's founding) to 1975 with covert (i.e. illegal) wars, bizarre assassination attempts, drug experiments on US CITIZENS unknowing to them!...The CIA let him publish this, obviously it means that memory hole of information is accepted, forgotten, forgiven, ...
Talks about the Senate Church Committee (Entertainment) of 1975 investigating the CIA. [Good time to note that CIA has regularly been investigated by congress since then i.e. global control of the drug trade...but can you name a time when anything of substance was resolved by any of this theater?]
"Until the mid-70's the CIA operated in a largely black vacuum...by all accounts, CIA Directors never told (congress) much. THE CIA EVEN STIFFED THE WARREN COMMISSION..AND GOT AWAY WITH IT". (pg 32)
Wouldn't you like to know what he meant by that!?
Another Astonishing thing I discovered in mv first few years at the Agency was how extensively it interacted with some of the highest level sectors of American society—the academic, media, and corporate communities in particular. It was not a case ot the Agency spying on them; that was clearly verboten in the new post-Church Committee world we were living in. In fact, an outsider might reasonably assume that none of these institutions, in the post - Water gate world would ever want to have anything to do with the big, had CIA. But once I was on the inside, I quickly learned that that was not the case. Some of these folks, mindful of the professional and personal risks of doing so, continued to come forward ...come now?
Starting on pg 60, …at the Agency was how extensively it interacted with some of the highest-level sectors of American society – the *academia, media and corporate communities in particular...the CIA set out to establish written policies governing the scope and intent of the relationships it would henceforth have with U.S. members of
the media, the clergy, and the academic and corporate communities….if they wanted to help the CIA, it was their write and no one else’s damn business. The policies I helped establish for the Agency in this always-sensitive area remain in effect to this day.
For the CIA, an internationally connected U.S. company, or business man canbea uniquely valuable resource. They go places and make foreign contacts…and offer a wide range of intelligence services…a so called nonofficial
cover officer (NOC)…. (does that sound like he volunteered or was being recruited…NO MENTION IN THE BOOK CIA RUN COMPANIES…just the crazy large number of everyday clergy, professors, businessman, journalist, that dial (?) 1 800 ME CIA SPY…actually we might have an easy number to call now it is thru the see something say something (I saw a roach in the kitchen today, I say the moon last night, I saw the country completely infiltrated by a foreign power…)
In 1978, CEO, in a foreign land He had agreed to meet alone with a CIA representative, but he didn’t what we wanted to talk with him about…once he heard the hairy things we wanted him to do, he agreed.
*Later mentions an example of Harvard (one of the ivy league that the Agency originally recruited from…but there are 100 or 1000’s of U.S. academic institutions that are CIA infiltrated).
CIA in Hollywood (for those that need the verification)
Pg 64…the head of the Agency’s Hollywood account…about his newest potential recruit, a major film star…(the actor wanted payment in cocaine)...all he wants is four us to score him the best fifty thousand dollar stash…He seems to think we can get the good stuff. So that’s why I’m here. Is it okay for us to do it?...”We know a way to get some easily”, our guy added hopefully.
(You think, since the CIA dominates the illegal drug cartels, with the DEA infiltrated by the CIA to monitor global attempts at competition).
….I (Rizzo) was later told the actor did provide some assistance to the CIA on a particular project.
(You think the CIA attorney was bypassed?...dad said don’t tell mom but here are a couple of beers).
No mention of the CIA/DoD, scripts, blots, CIA / Hollywood PYSOP MESSAGES being released, just the 'do gooder' and 'do doper', wanting to serve the country or their habit.
But seriously, what would a compartmentalized, attorney for the CIA know anyway of the illegal, evil, black ops?
He goes on about politics philosophies of budgets Carter, Regan, Bush, Clinton, and another Bush , Iran Contra, Bin Laden, Al Qaeda,
He didn’t know much Bin Laden until 1993…admitted that he knew of no concrete links (to the mythical CIA bogeyman) , Bin Laden. Not to the: 1993 World Trade Center bombing, 1995 Manila ‘plot’ to blow up planes over the Pacific (more CIA pysop to scare Americans early into accepting the Patriot Act and more) , nor to the 1996 truck bombing in Saudi Arabia of the Khobar Towers (US Air Force personnel).
Of course reports the party line on 9/11.
Full of other (perhaps unintentional) tidbits that you might expect from a book, approved by the CIA for release, certainly full of half-truths, misdirection, etc.
The CIA - the covert, full spectrum dominant, anti-American, one world govt serving, real CIA? This guy thinks the CIA is serving in the best interest of the U.S.A. Remember this is an overt, compartmentalized attorney.
Nonetheless, it's worth a look for the tidbits.