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shamsham1090Posted: Apr 20, 2011 - 17:31

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I just purchased this very rare VHS tape called "Secrets of the CIA" by Warner Brothers.
It's a documentary not with an Alex Jones perspective, but with a serious look by former CIA agents who bring up the real concerns about the agency.

It wast posted on youtube by a 9/11 truther
And Mark Dice cites it in one of his books when talking about the "heart attack gun"

I have one of the agent's books called "Deadly Deceits"

What do you guys think of the documentary?

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Agent MattPosted: Apr 20, 2011 - 18:17

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I think its a bit of a stretch to claim this is removed from Alex Jones-ish stuff.</p>

IMDB lists the people who appear in the film. I'm not sure they're trustworthy sources of information. For example, the ever sensational Philip Agee:

Oleg Kalugin, former head of the KGB’s Counterintelligence Directorate, states that in 1973 Agee approached the KGB's resident in Mexico City and offered a "treasure trove of information". The KGB was too suspicious to accept his offer.[10]

Kalugin states that:
“ Agee then went to the Cubans, who welcomed him with open arms...The Cubans shared Agee's information with us. But as I sat in my office in Moscow reading reports about the growing revelations coming from Agee, I cursed our officers for turning away such a prize.[10] ”

For his part, Agee claimed in his later work On the Run that he had no intention of ever working for the KGB, which he still considered the enemy, and that he worked with the Cubans to assist left-wing and labour organizations in Latin America against fascism and CIA meddling in political affairs.

While Agee was writing Inside the Company: CIA Diary, the KGB kept in contact with him through Edgar Anatolvevich Cheporov, a London correspondent of the Novosti News Agency.[11]

Agee was accused of receiving up to $1 million in payments from the Cuban intelligence service. He denied the accusations, which were first made by a high-ranking Cuban intelligence officer and defector in a 1992 Los Angeles Times report.[12]

A later Los Angeles Times article stated that Agee posed as a CIA Inspector General in order to target a member of the CIA's Mexico City station on behalf of Cuban intelligence. According to the article, Agee was identified during a meeting by a CIA case officer.[13]

Agee became somewhat of a minor celebrity in the United Kingdom after the publication of Inside the Company. Agee revealed the identities of dozens of CIA agents in their London station.[11] After numerous requests from the American government as well as an MI6 report that blamed Agee’s work for the execution of two MI6 agents in Poland, a request was put in to deport Agee from the UK.[citation needed] Although Agee fought this and was supported by dozens of left wing MPs, journalists, and private citizens, he eventually departed from the UK on June 3, 1977, and traveled to the Netherlands.[20] Agee was also eventually expelled from the Netherlands, France, West Germany and Italy.

On January 12, 1975, Agee testified before the second Bertrand Russell Tribunal in Brussels that in 1960 he had conducted personal name checks of Venezuelan employees for a Venezuelan subsidiary of what is now Exxon. Exxon was "letting the CIA assist in employment decisions, and my guess is that those name checks...are continuing to this day." Agee stated that the CIA customarily performed this service for subsidiaries of large U.S. corporations throughout Latin America. An Exxon spokesman denied Agee's accusations.[15]

In 1978, Agee and a small group of his supporters began publishing the Covert Action Information Bulletin, which promoted "a worldwide campaign to destabilize the CIA through exposure of its operations and personnel." Mitrokhin states that the bulletin had help from both the KGB and the Cuban DGI.[20] The January 1979 issue of Agee's Bulletin published the infamous FM 30-31B, which the US government claims is a forgery.[21]

In 1978 and 1979, Agee published the two volumes of Dirty Work: The CIA in Western Europe and Dirty Work: The CIA in Africa which contained information of 2000 CIA personnel.[20]

Agee told Swiss journalist Peter Studer that “The CIA is plainly on the wrong side, that is, the capitalistic side. I approve KGB activities, communist activities in general. Between the overdone activities that the CIA initiates and the more modest activities of the KGB, there is absolutely no comparison.”

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EzPosted: Apr 20, 2011 - 18:40

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It isn't really anything we didn't already know as the CIA's activities in Latin America during the Cold War are well documented.

Whether or not it is on the same level as Alex Jones I don't know, but it seems this Phillip Agee is just another one of those anti business/communist people who have an agenda to push.

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Inside JobPosted: Apr 21, 2011 - 00:56

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^one of those pro-business/anti-communist people who have an agenda to push.

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EzPosted: Apr 21, 2011 - 02:32

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Well he admits it pretty clearly when he says that the CIA is on the side of capitalism and the KGB are on the side of communism.

And yes I am pro business, anti communist (although proper communism, not the "omg communism" John birch nonsense) and I cant stand people who blame "big business" or companies for every single problem in the world.

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