CIA running black propaganda operation against Iran, Syria and Lebanon

CIA running black propaganda operation against Iran, Syria and Lebanon, officials say – Some intelligence sources more wary of covert Pentagon operations

The Central Intelligence Agency has received approval at least twice in the last several years to conduct an “information war” against several countries in the Middle East, including Iran, Lebanon and Syria, according to current and former intelligence officials.
In addition, the Bush Administration has been running operations out of the Defense Department that are not subject to Congressional oversight, intelligence sources say. These programs appear murkier, and have included support for an alleged terrorist group in Iran.
A recent ABC News report revealed that President George W. Bush had signed a presidential finding giving the CIA the authority to conduct “non-lethal” covert operations against Iran. Former and current intelligence sources tell RAW STORY, however, that there have been “at least two” presidential findings over the past few years which have empowered the agency to run an “open-secret” information war against Iranian interests, mainly leveraging resources and assets “within the United States and France.”… (Larisa Alexandrovna
Published: Monday June 4, 2007, http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/)

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  1. kruitvat Post author

    Report: CIA chief held secret talks on Syria in Turkey
    Ankara-based newspaper says Leon Panetta spent five days in Turkish capital reviewing recent unrest sweeping through Arab nations, mulling possible regime change in Syria

    4.26.11 / Israel News

    United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief Leon Panetta reportedly held a secret visit to Turkey lately, the Ankara-based Turkish daily Sabah reported.

    Talks included planning for a possible regime change in Syria and ‘ensuring the safety of the Assad family’, the paper said.

    Panetta reportedly set up a camp in the Turkish capital for five days in order to discuss the uprisings in Arab countries with top Turkish officials.

    Panetta is rumored to have met with head of the Turkish Intelligence Organization (MIT), members of the government and officials from the General Staff.

    MIT chief Hakan Fidan was sent to Syria to meet Syrian President Bashar Assad by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month.

    The talks also touched on the fighting in Libya, Turkish-Israeli relations, intelligence-sharing in Iraq, cooperation in Afghanistan and the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK, Sabah said.

    Sabah’s claim that Panneta’s talks included planning for possible regime change in Syria and ensuring the safety of the Assad family, were not corroborated by any other source.

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4060822,00.html

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