IMPORTANT CAVEAT: Most of the information in two articles “Former Russian Premier/ex-KGB Head to Work for Homeland Security” and “Former KGB Heads Hired to Help Spy on Americans” by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt must be attributed solely to Al Martin and to his National Liberty Press since I have not yet been able to obtain documentation from U.S. Government sources. Al Martin’s original article “Get Ready for the Sovietization of America” which provoked this writer to respond, appeared in the 4/21/03 issue of American Free Press.
~ Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
The old saying “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” could be applied to George Dubya’s ability to “manage” controversial information. He is walking in his ex-CIA Daddy’s footsteps, following intelligence guidelines on how to vaporize controversial information, or if unable to vaporize it, to simply move it around to another agency or individual, and hope no one catches on.
The following revelation, obtained from National Liberty Press, is even more interesting than information in the original Martin story since it reveals the lengths to which the government will go to disguise its controversial activities, thereby “snookering” Al Martin, myself, and others, through the use of disinformation. However, the truth will out, and the truth, outlined below, is in this case even more shocking than the original information which proved to be untrue.
Former KGB counter-intelligence chief, General Oleg Kalugin, who is a Fox News commentator, recently stated that Admiral Poindexter’s Office of Information Awareness (OIA) which is involved in spying on United States citizens, had hired both General Yevgeny Primakov and General Aleksandr V. Karpos, former KGB heads, as consultants and advisors. (Primakov in addition served as Russian Prime Minister in the late nineties.) (Note: The KGB was the Secret Police in the former Soviet Union)
Al Martin, whose credibility has been questioned by a couple of NewsWithViews.com (where this article first appeared) readers, had previously reported that Primakov and Karpov were hired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This information was disinformation provided by the Bush Administration to cover up the fact that Poindexter’s OIA had hired Primakov and Karpov.
When the Bush administration realized it couldn’t get away with lying about the hiring of Primakov and Karpov by Poindexter’s OIA, it put out out very effective disinformation to the effect that these two former Soviet spies had a relationship with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is a lie.
In this way, when the media goes on its wild goose chase and calls the Department of Homeland Security…and the media has been persistent in getting the truth related to this most unusual story… the DHS legitimately says that the former KGB chiefs are not connected with the DHS. What Governor Ridge’s office isn’t telling the media is that these two ex-KGB operatives are working not for DHS but for Poindexter’s OIA which has been set up to spy on Americans.
It does boggle the mind to find out that the administration which has waged war against Saddam Hussein (considered by President Bush to be responsible for the 9/11 terrorist act) would be hiring Primakov, a very close friend of Saddam Hussein’s and a terrorist himself, to assist our government in fighting terrorism.
“The Soviet/Russian KGB created, and still controls, the international terrorist network. Under the reign of “ex” KGB officer Vladimir Putin, the Russian government — including the deniable commercial entities assisting the Iraqi war effort — is very much on the side of the terrorists.” (The New American, April 21, “Our Enemy, Our Ally”, by William Norman Grigg, www.thenewamerican.com no longer available but found at Scribd with subscription)
This action on the part of the Bush Administration is perhaps even more bizarre than that of naming former Soviet agent Henry Kissinger to head up the committee investigating 9/11. Can we hope that these two ex-KGB Generals will resign, as did Kissinger, and return to Russia? Don’t count on it. Beltway salaries, restaurants and boutiques will keep them in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
P.S. In order to understand the magnitude of this Bush Administration action, an analogy is in order: President Truman in 1945 hiring the former heads of the SS/German Gestapo as paid consultants to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The full text of Al Martin’s article published in the 4/21/03 American Free Press can be obtained by calling 202-544-5977 or by accessing www.americanfreepress.net (no longer available but see Information Clearing House)