Ron Paul: The CIA runs everything

Congressman Ron Paul

January 21, 2010 – Infowars.com

US House Rep. Ron Paul says the CIA has has in effect carried out a “coup” against the US government, and the intelligence agency needs to be “taken out.”

Speaking to an audience of like-minded libertarians at a Campaign for Liberty regional conference in Atlanta this past weekend, the Texas Republican said:

There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They’re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. … And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. … And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established [after] World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They’re in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators … We need to take out the CIA.

Paul’s comments, made last weekend, were met with a loud round of applause, but they didn’t gather attention until bloggers noticed a clip of the event at YouTube.

Paul appeared to be referring to news reports that the CIA is deeply involved in air strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A suicide bombing late last year against Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan took the lives of seven of CIA operatives, including two contracted from Blackwater. The event highlighted the CIA’s deep involvement in the war effort.

Paul’s reference to the CIA being “in the drug business” refers to long-running allegations that the CIA has funded some of its covert operations with proceeds from drug-running. That claim was most famously made in a 1996 investigative report from the San Jose Mercury-News, which alleged that cocaine from the Contra-Sandinista civil war in Nicaragua was making its way to the streets of L.A. via the CIA.


The first lines: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” This was written in 1928. This nephew of Sigmund Freud worked in Woodrow Wilson’s creation, the Committee on Public Information, and saw firsthand how the public’s mind can be manipulated. Wilson was elected on a peace platform and had to transform the country to go to war against the German Kaiser. Bernays later helped publicize the American Tobacco Company, and is credited as a “father” of public relations. Anyone interested in understanding how the masses are molded by the powers that be must read this book!

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  1. Sonja Reagle said, on June 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for having the insight and courage to explain to the American people, what it is the the CIA is doing to destroy democracy in America. On the same note, I wonder why there has been no congressional oversight in the growth of mercinary armies in the United States. Blackwater, alone, is said to be 50,000 strong (guess the name is changed to Xe). I have recently read on the internet that there is a Texas based company creating a new mercenary army around Lakeview, Oregon. Congress really needs to look at this. It makes our constitutional democracy look like a slowly developing BANANA REPUBLIC!

  2. Lex Rex said, on August 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Yes Sonja, I agree. I’ve heard all the stories of all the CIA’s doings including destabilizing nations, toppling and assassinating presidents and installing dictators, running the military in Afghanistan to keep the opium moving, flying that opium into China for refinement into the heroin on our streets and in the corridors of our schools.
    How can thinking people let this horror go on?
    It is time we “smashed the CIA into a thousand pieces”, as JFK wanted to do. It is time we shone the light of truth into this black hole into which trillions have disappeared, while middle class families starve on our streets.
    I could go on, but most who have seen this site are educated about the disgusting government-within-a-government that is the CIA.

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