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The Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States recommended:

 

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director should emphasize

 

A. rebuilding the CIA's analytic capabilities;

B. transforming the clandestine service by building its human intelligence capabilities;

C. developing a stronger language program, with high standards and sufficient financial incentives;

D. renewing emphasis on recruiting diversity among operations officers so they can blend more easily in foreign cities;

E. ensuring a seamless relationship between human source collection and signals collection at the operational level; and

F. stressing a better balance between unilateral and liaison operations.

 

I approve and direct you to implement these recommendations, recognizing that significant progress has already been made in rebuilding the CIA's capabilities under the Strengthening Intelligence Initiative and the Director of Central Intelligence's (DCI) Strategic Direction, especially with respect to all-source analysis, clandestine operations, information sharing, and foreign languages.

 

Working within the framework established by the Strengthening Intelligence Initiative, I direct you to implement within the CIA measures to:

 

(1) Further strengthen the core capabilities of the CIA to meet the intelligence challenges presented by international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and other critical national security issues, including, but not limited to, its capabilities to:

 

A. Perform all-source intelligence analysis that, among other qualities, routinely considers, and presents to national security policymakers, diverse views;

B. Conduct clandestine collection operations involving human sources and technical methods unilaterally, with other elements of the Intelligence Community, and with foreign partners, and conduct covert action operations as directed by the President;

C. Share information rapidly and proactively with other agencies of the United States Government, including specifically those responsible for national security and homeland security, while protecting the sources and methods of its collection from unauthorized disclosure, giving top priority to support of governmental actions to detect, prevent, preempt, and disrupt terrorist threats and attacks on the United States, its people, and its allies and interests around the globe; and

D. Collect, process, analyze, and disseminate intelligence information using personnel proficient in foreign languages, and develop information technology tools to assist in effective processing and use of foreign language information.

 

2. Ensure that the CIA processes, shares, and disseminates to the President, Vice President in the performance of Executive functions, and other appropriate officials in the executive branch, including the heads of depart-ments and agencies with elements in the Intelligence Community, terrorism information and other information relevant to national security and homeland security including as directed by Executive Order 13356 of August 27, 2004, entitled "Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans."

 

Building on levels attained under the DCI's Strategic Direction I, measures implemented in accordance with the foregoing shall include, but not be limited to, actions to:

 

(1) Strengthen CIA intelligence analysis capabilities substantially and promptly through actions to:

 

A. Increase, as soon as feasible, the number of fully qualified, all-source analysts by 50 percent;

B. Assign fully qualified, all-source analysts in a manner that strengthens CIA and Intelligence Community analytical capabilities focused on terrorism, pro-liferation of WMD, the Near East and South Asia, and other key strategic areas in Asia, while maintaining substantial analytical capabilities focused on other issues and regions;

C. Increase investment in development of their analytic expertise, field experience, and training in advanced analytical methods, including for geospatial analysis; and

D. Continue to acquire and develop tools that enable analysts to connect to counterparts inside and outside of government, increase the speed of the analytic workflow, and deal with the rapidly increasing volume of all-source information.

E. Strengthen CIA human intelligence operations capabilities substantially and promptly through actions to:

 

A. Increase, as soon as feasible, the number of fully qualified officers in the Directorate of Operations by 50 percent;

B. Ensure that a majority of these officers are collectors drawn from diverse backgrounds with the skills, experience, and training needed for the effective conduct of human intelligence operations;

C. Assign substantial numbers of these officers to collection missions reflecting the priorities established through the National Intelligence Priorities Framework; and

D. Integrate effectively, as appropriate to particular collection activities, human intelligence collection capabilities and signals and other technical intelligence collection capabilities.

 

3. Improve the foreign language capabilities of the CIA through actions to:

 

A. Increase, as soon as feasible, the number of CIA officers tested and proficient in mission-critical languages by 50 percent; and

B. Develop and employ information technology tools to assist in processing and use of information in foreign languages.

 

4. Fully implement directives concerning information sharing, information technology, information privacy, and security including Executive Order 13354 of August 27, 2004, entitled "National Counterterrorism Center" and Executive Order 13356.

 

5. Double, as soon as feasible, the number of officers who are engaged in research and development to find new ways to bring science to bear in the war on terrorism, countering the proliferation of WMD, and against new and emerging threats.

 

I direct you to submit to me within 90 days from the date of this memorandum, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, a detailed budget and implementation plan, including performance measures, with timelines for achievement of specific, measurable goals. In addition to the capabilities enumerated above, this plan shall also include a description, with appropriate performance measures, of steps underway at the CIA to develop and implement new collection strategies against difficult targets, to integrate human and technical collection tools, to assure appropriate access by analysts to information on the sources of critical intelligence reporting, to expand relationships with experts outside of government and otherwise ensure diverse views are routinely reflected in finished intelligence products. A copy of this plan will be provided to the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, which will advise me on the adequacy of the plan, especially with respect to countering the threat posed by WMD. Beginning in June 2005, I direct you to report to me at least semi-annually, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, on progress made implementing this memorandum.

 

This memorandum shall be implemented subject to the availability of appropriations and in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the Constitution and laws protecting the freedom and information privacy of Americans.

 

GEORGE W. BUSH

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Guest U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

During his tenure, Mr. Goss resisted efforts to lift the veil of secrecy around the intelligence failures of 9/11. The American public deserves to see the CIA Inspector General’s Report on Accountability and 9/11 to decide for themselves if the government has fulfilled its responsibilities. This attitude is a symptom of a disease that has afflicted this Administration – selectively hiding facts they find inconvenient.

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These are your own words Senator from your own web site.

 

 

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"http://wyden.senate.gov/media/2005/09302005_declassification_board.html

Senator Ron Wyden

 

“Shining sunlight on intelligence information for the benefit of Americans and policymakers alike is critical to our security, and so I’m pleased that this bill makes progress in giving the Public Interest Declassification Board some legs,” said Wyden. “At the same time, I have serious reservations about provisions in this legislation that could gut privacy rights in the name of national security. As Congress works to improve information sharing, we must make sure that safeguards remain in place to ensure that sensitive personal information is not tossed around inappropriately.”

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During his tenure, Mr. Goss resisted efforts to lift the veil of secrecy around the intelligence failures of 9/11. The American public deserves to see the CIA Inspector General’s Report on Accountability and 9/11 to decide for themselves if the government has fulfilled its responsibilities. This attitude is a symptom of a disease that has afflicted this Administration – selectively hiding facts they find inconvenient.

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Guest Henk Ruyssenaars

General Hayden will have to see how the latest loot on the spook-tree, the Orwellian named 'National Clandestine Service', fits in with the CIA and other intelligence agencies. This organization, is made up largely of the CIA's spookiest operatives.

 

Four-star Air Force General Michael Hayden easily won Senate confirmation as the new head of the CIA on Friday by a vote of 78-15 - Google 'news' selection - Url.: Use Full URL address/ly25p

 

The fact that the police and security services have placed US Capitol under lockdown - because of some fake 'shoot-out' - no revolution yet? - is totally understandable to a normal human being - Url.: Use Full URL address/puad8

 

IT'S ALL A BLUNT WARNING: THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IS A M-1* ABRAM TANK: DOES NOBODY HEAR THE BOOTS? - LIKE THESE: Video of Tanks at anti-war protest in LA - Tuesday, Nov. 09, 2004 - Url.: Use Full URL address/4hzsn

 

PM: Pentagon Junta has taken over the CIA

 

by Henk Ruyssenaars

 

With Gen. Michael Hayden now to run the CIA, a military officer is in charge of every major spy agency. He must also sort out how the Orwellian 'National Clandestine Service' fits in with the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Now the killers run the cemetery.

 

FPF - May 7th - 2006 - When 'president' George Bush tomorrow announces general Michael Hayden as the new man to head the 'Central Intelligence Agency' CIA, the Junta in charge of the Pentagon definitely has taken over all US spying operations. One of the main problems now being how spooks without uniform will behave towards the salute-used military brass: the dressed up and overpaid cannon fodder which the CIA top used to send abroad to do the US foreign fighting policy, the 'Gunboat Diplomacy'.

 

The malignant managers of the US 'Project for a New American Century' are concentrating most intelligence power in military hands too, this way through 'defense secrets' and 'national security' avoiding the growing criticism. While their own people run the for many deadly PNAC-schemes. The 'Ugly American Abroad' will now also have a military uniform, making all of them still bigger targets of the mostly by themselves fomented global and justified resistance.

 

FULLY LEGAL RESISTANCE

 

The fight of all people - of any nationality - against the PNAC empire's illegal occupations and genocides is - not only morally, but also according to the law, the Geneva- and Hague Conventions, legally fully justified resistance. Which Bush and his Junta call 'terror'. Even 'Uncle Tom' Kofi Annan, the Secretary general of the United Nations told the BBC that the quagmire war in Iraq was illegal. - Url.: Use Full URL address/5pl2v

 

General Hayden will have to see how the latest loot on the spook-tree - the 'National Clandestine Service' - fits in with the CIA and other intelligence agencies. This organization, created in the intelligence overhaul, is made up largely of the CIA's spookiest operatives. Or, as former CIA "Fuehrer' Porter Goss phrased it: ''They are some of the most seasoned veterans in human intelligence collection, men and women with decades of experience in the field.''*

 

FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHICH HAVE AN OWN OPINION - AND THEREFORE ARE TO BE FOUND 'NOT KOSHER' - THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS ARE WAITING, IN THE US TOO. - URL.: HTTP//Use Full URL address/O6LPX

 

Not only in the American Gulag abroad - Url.: Use Full URL address/852kv

 

THE NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE

 

Wikipedia and others describe what the Pentagon's military men now run: The National Clandestine Service (NCS) is the American national authority for coordinating U.S. human intelligence (HUMINT) services. The organization absorbed the entirety of the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations, and also coordinates HUMINT between the CIA and other agencies, including, but not limited to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Intelligence Agency, Air Intelligence Agency, Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, and Office of Naval Intelligence. The current Director of the NCS, Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., was appointed on October 14, 2005 and reports to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, meaning General Hayden.

 

The NCS is one of the malevolent byproducts of the PNAC inside job on 9/11 - [http://www.st911.org/] - and was created by a bill from U.S. Senator C. Patrick Roberts, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 'false flag' operation, killing around 3000 people: 'In the interest of the PNAC Nation', as it later will be defended.* More people will die - and are dying right now - because of the 'Pearl Harbor' of 9/11, through the poisoning of New York and surroundings with dust from the controlled WTC demolitions. The dead are buried, but not silent.

 

The propaganda press keeps spreading the official newspeak lies and is not even printing pictures of the dead cannon fodder in their coffins. Nor is anything officially said about cancer and death by uranium radiation of the DU ammunition for all human beings in the usurped areas, the US and NATO troops, plus all other uninformed poor bastards which are made part of the 'Coalition of the Killing'.*

 

SPYING: A VAST ELECTRONIC CONTROL NET

 

Because globally - and especially in the US - the crowd is not only under heavy propaganda control, but is spied upon as never before in history. As was confirmed by US Secretary of 'Homeland Security' Chertoff: "A vast electronic control net covering the US is nearly completed. It's called the HSIN, and now includes 50 states, five territories, 53 major urban areas, local officials and officials from Britain, Canada and Australia." - [http://Use Full URL address/e5sed]

 

It was last January, when famous singer Harry Belafonte - one of the PNAC Group's and front man Bush's harshest critics - compared Chertoff's 'Homeland Security Department' to the Nazi Gestapo* and correctly called the US 'president' a liar and the 'Biggest Terrorist in the World':

 

"We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended," Belafonte said in his speech to the annual meeting of the Arts Presenters Members Conference. "You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel." - [http://Use Full URL address/jyb92]

 

US: WE ARE AT WAR

 

There's another interesting comment today, concerning this new 'Super Gestapo': John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org think tank, said U.S. foreign policy has become a military policy: a trend that began a decade ago. With a general at the CIA's helm, "it would represent the culmination of the militarization of the agency that has been under way for some time," Pike said Saturday: "We are at war."

 

AND HE'S RIGHT: THE US AND IT'S PNAC JUNTA IS AT WAR WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

 

BUT: IT'S 199 COUNTRIES AND MORE THAN 6,5 BILLION HUMAN BEINGS ARE AGAINST THEM.

 

ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO BET?

 

 

HENK RUYSSENAARS

 

 

LIBRARY OF LINKS, FOR PEOPLE WHICH CAN THINK ONLY:

 

The latest propaganda by Google, after selection: Google 'news' - Url.: Use Full URL address/ly25p

 

* M-1 Abram tanks - M1 - Url.: www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m1.htm

 

* CIA - 'National Clandestine Service' - Url.: www.cia.gov/employment/clandestine.html

"Homeland Security'? - Chertoff's secret electronic control net - Url.: www.cemab.be/news/2006/03/932.php

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT: USA: The secretive and illegal US programme of 'rendition' - Url.: Use Full URL address/nyzam

 

DNI AND D/CIA ANNOUNCE ESTABLISHMENT OF 'THE NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE' - Url.: Use Full URL address/8tqq5

 

Foreign Network at Front of CIA's Terror Fight - ''The CIA has established joint operation centers in more than two dozen countries where US and foreign intelligence officers work side by side. - Url.: www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/17/AR2005111702070.html

 

NOW THE KILLERS RUN THE CEMETERY. - Url.: Use Full URL address/8nbbl

 

FPF/HR - STRONGLY RELATED LINKS - Url.: Use Full URL address/gkgrb

 

* THE ONLY SOLUTION? - Help all the troops, including the revolting generals and other officers - of whatever nationality - to come back from abroad! - AND WITH ALL THEIR WEAPONS, WHICH WE ARE FORCED TO PAY FOR BY TAXES - [http://www.apfn.org/apfn/reserve.htm] - We need them badly at home in many countries to fight with us against our so called 'governments' and their malignant managers - Url.: www.bringthemhomenow.org/

 

The Dutch author this far has lived and worked abroad for more than 4 decades for international media - when they still knew what honest journalism was - as an independent foreign correspondent. Of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the 'Arab World' and the Middle East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism !

 

* FPF-COPYRIGHT NOTICE - In accordance with Title 17 U. S. C. Section 107 - any copyrighted work in this message is distributed by the Foreign Press Foundation under fair use, without profit or payment, to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the information. Url.: liimirror.warwick.ac.uk/uscode/17/107.html

 

FOREIGN PRESS FOUNDATION

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Editor: Henk Ruyssenaars

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