The world of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and U.S. government-run foreign assistance programs in which President Obama was raised has long been dominated by the CIA. It is against this backdrop that Obama's continuation of Bush-era covert and overt intelligence operations abroad must be seen. Obama's mother, father, and step-father directly benefited from U.S. government assistance programs in countries where the CIA backed despotic regimes, lavishing them with hundreds of millions of dollars of assistance.
USAID and the Soetoros' years of living dangerously in Indonesia
Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, worked on micro-financing projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ford Foundation, both linked to the CIA, that helped prop up dictatorships in Indonesia and Pakistan. After Suharto seized power in 1965, USAID returned to Indonesia, with Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro as one of its chief employees, to help Suharto create the New Order (Orde Baru) that would usher in decades of fascist and kleptocratic rule. Suharto established the Bureau of Logistics (BULOG) that steered USAID-provided rice and other food staples to Suharto's business cronies. Suharto also relied on a group of U.S. economists, including Obama's mother, to re-engineer Indonesia's socialist economy. The group was called the "Berkeley mafia" and it ensured that Indonesia was compliant with dictates of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and large Western commercial banks. It is a family history that Obama refuses to comment on and one that is certainly nothing to be proud of.
While USAID was moving into Indonesia in 1965, USAID contractors flying for the CIA airline, Air America, were dropping off weapons and picking up drugs in Laos and dropping off the contraband in Thailand and South Vietnam.
One of the covert CIA operations that Obama continues is the use of USAID as a front for destabilizing foreign governments.
Obama continues USAID operations with the CIA
One USAID contractor, Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI) of Bethesda, Maryland, has been caught red-handed providing assistance to opposition forces in Cuba and Venezuela. DAI contractor Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba last December. Gross claimed to be installing Internet and other communications networks for the Jewish community in Cuba, however, leading members of that community reported they had never heard of Gross. The Cuban leadership has kept Gross in prison, believing him to be a spy. Recently, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson went to Cuba seeking Gross's release.
USAID has long been involved in trying to oust the Castro government in Cuba, funneling money through the Cuban-American National Foundation, the Center for a Free Cuba, and even a German foundation, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, an adjunct of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Party.
DAI is heavily involved with USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives, which transfers U.S. funds to opposition parties, labor and student movements, and other groups that are pro-American. DAI, under USAID contract, was caught providing U.S. funds to Venezuelan labor unions and media outlets that supported the CIA-led coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2002.
In Haiti, USAID, acting at the behest of the CIA, funded political opposition to President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, ousted in CIA-backed coups in 1991 and 2004. After Aristide's return to power in 1994, USAID money used to oppose Aristide was funneled through a "Project Democracy." Today, USAID is providing dubious small and micro-financing loans to small businesses in Haiti. The legacy of the micro-loan scheme created, in part, by Obama's mother continues in the earthquake-ravaged nation.
Bolivian President Evo Morales tossed USAID out of his country, charging it with acting with the CIA to destabilize Bolivia and bring about a coup. To this day, USAID is providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid to groups trying to undermine Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
During his ten-year rule, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and his intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, thought to be a CIA asset, reportedly received USAID funds to put down the Shining Path and Tupac Amaru guerrilla movements.
Continuing USAID and CIA covert ops in Pakistan, Lebanon and Indonesia
Currently, private military contractors working for the ex-Blackwater, now Xe Services, have been reported to be posing as USAID employees in Pakistan. Last year, the Pakistani press reported that USAID was bypassing the Pakistan ministries of Education and Information and providing direct educational assistance to Pakistani students. One USAID program in the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan resulted in some $45 million disappearing down a virtual black hole.
In the 1980s, when Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Jr. spent time in Pakistan, USAID opened up a major office in Islamabad that distributed "non-lethal aid" to Afghan mujaheddin refugees in Pakistan, particularly in Peshawar. Some of the USAID assistance was also reportedly used to buy weapons for the Afghan mujaheddin but some of the weapons ended up in the hands of Pakistani Muslim radicals intent on ousting Pakistani dictator Muhammad Zia-ul Haq. Other USAID money ended up paying for expensive automobiles for leading Afghan mujaheddin commanders in Pakistan. Zia-uk Haq, his top generals, U.S. ambassador Arnold Raphel, and the head of the U.S. military aid mission in Islamabad General Herbert Wassom were killed in the suspicious crash of their C-130 aircraft in August 1988. A board of inquiry concluded that poisonous gas was released inside the aircraft causing it to crash after take-off in Bahawalpur.
The June 18, 1998, Jakarta Post reported that USAID programs in Indonesia continued to be fronts for CIA activity. Specifically, the paper said two Indonesian NGOs, the Indonesian Environmental Forum and the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation, were charged with accepting money from USAID but should have known that the aid did not come "free of charge" and was linked to the CIA.
USAID: Extremely active in Lebanon for years: mainly used for CIA's covert operations...and no aid is free of charge
In 2002, USAID in Palestine, where DAI is also active, demanded detailed personal information on all the members of NGOs that received American funding. The Palestinian press reported that the information, including personal political opinions of NGO members, was to be turned over to the CIA and eventually, Mossad, to apply pressure on the NGOs to comply with U.S. and Israeli policies.
For years, USAID operated in Manila from the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency building at the Ramon Magsaysay Center on Roxas Boulevard in the Malate district of the city. In 2000, the offices moved to the Makati district of the city but the building that housed USAID was always known to locals as the "CIA building." The building, owned by the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, in honor of the Philippines President who died in a 1955 plane crash, was built in 1959 with a loan from the Rockefeller family. The Rockefellers also provided grants to the Magsaysay Foundation.
In 2004, USAID was charged by Philippines opposition parties of using CIA agents to "monitor" elections in the country. The deal to permit USAID observers was signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The head of the Anakpawis Party, Crispin Beltran, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer, "So much for independence when foreign intelligence agents can broker an official agreement with the Comelec (election commission) allowing them to interfere in the polls."
The CIA-linked Asia Foundation, which worked closely with the CIA-funded East-West Center at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, where Obama's mother met her second husband, General Suharto's colonel, Lolo Soetoro, was linked closely to USAID covert programs in Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Vietnam, Thailand, Palau, Malaysia, and other Asian-Pacific nations. In Laos and Thailand, USAID officials provided counter-insurgency military training to Laotian and Thai special forces. In 1970, Dan Mitrione, a USAID official who was working for the CIA training Uruguayan special police on torture tactics, was kidnapped and killed by Tupamaro guerrillas.
In 1988, USAID opened a huge compound in a suburb of San Jose, Costa Rica that many Costa Ricans charged was the CIA headquarters for the "parallel state" established by the CIA in Costa Rica to support the contra-led civil war in neighboring Nicaragua. USAID also pumped millions of dollars in loans, some at zero percent, to private banks in Costa Rica to undermine the state banking system.
In 1995, Representative Mel Reynolds (D-IL), who was convicted of having sex with an underage female campaign worker, was also revealed as working for U.S. intelligence in the 1980s, via employment with the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) and USAID in Africa, particularly in Sudan. Reynolds, an African-American, also spent time in Israel under USIA cover.
Obama has continued USAID's involvement in CIA-directed programs in former Soviet states, including Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. In so doing, USAID complements the destabilization efforts of George Soros and his network of NGOs. Soros was a major financial backer of Obama's presidential campaign. In 1999, Croatian media reported that USAID was working through various NGOs, some connected to Soros, to oust the ailing Croatian President Franjo Tudjman. The paper Vjesnikcharged that USAID, as well as the U.S. Information Service (USIS), were used as ''tampons between the American non-governmental agencies and American state bodies." The paper said the USAID program to aid Tudjman's opposition was run by the CIA and coordinated by the U.S. ambassador in Zagreb, William Montgomery.
In a 2008 Russian documentary film, "Technology of Modern Coup," Bermet Akayeva, the daughter of ousted Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev, ousted in the 2005 Tulip Revolution, stated, "USAID is very actively financed by the Soros Foundation, by the National Democratic Institute and some kind of training is carried out constantly. However, it is difficult to describe USAID as an NGO given that it is under the U.S. Department of State. They work very actively." Akayeva said there were rumors in Kyrgyzstan that the U.S.-backed coup plotters distributed narcotics to rioters who participated in the coup.
In the north Caucasus, NGOs supported by USAID, have been accused by Russian authorities of having links to Chechen terrorists.
In 2002, Eritrea expelled USAID from the country, accusing it of working with the CIA to overthrow the government and assisting Ethiopia, which had engaged in a border war with Eritrea.
USAID in Africa: involvement in political assassinations and corruption
In 2009, Susan Tsvangirai, the wife of Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, was killed in an automobile accident in which the Prime Minister was injured. The truck that struck their automobile was bought with USAID funds and bore a U.S. embassy license plate. USAID denied it had anything to do with the truck. Public Works Minister Theresa Mokone, a friend of Mrs. Tsvangirai, likened the crash to the mysterious auto accident that killed popular and incorruptible Tanzanian Prime Minister Edward Sokoine in 1984. Sokoine was the designated successor to President Julius Nyerere, who antagonized the CIA by his close ties with the Soviet Union and China. Sokoine created a number of enemies among the elite class when he ordered the assets of embezzlers and smugglers seized. USAID, at the time of Sokoine's possible assassination, was heavily-involved in Tanzania.
In Zaire, millions of dollars in USAID money was diverted by CIA-backed dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to amass his personal fortune making him one of the world's wealthiest leaders. Other USAID funds for Zaire were diverted to help the Angolan rebel forces of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi, in violation of U.S. law prohibiting aid to Angolan rebel groups. The covert aid program to UNITA was started in 1976 by Gerald Ford's Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Similarly, during the Reagan administration, USAID money was funneled through the National Endowment for Democracy to the Nicaraguan contras, again in violation of a specific law prohibiting such assistance.
During the late 1970s and 80s, USAID-funded "researchers" established links with African liberation movements, particularly the African National Congress of South Africa and the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) of Zimbabwe. Actually, these programs were CIA activities using "leftist" academics to spy on the nationalist movements. The operations were concentrated in Harare, Zimbabwe and Cape Town, South Africa, and cities that had a large expatriate African student community, including London and Melbourne and Perth, Australia.
USAID and the oil industry
In 1998, USAID participated in a closed-door meeting between major oil companies and the CIA, National Security Council, and three State Department officials, Stuart Eisenstat, Thomas Pickering, and Susan Rice (now Obama's ambassador to the UN) . The topic was exploitation of Africa's oil resources and the senior executives of Exxon, Mobil, Chevron (where Condoleezza Rice was a board member), and Texaco were present along with Department of Energy and Petroleum Finance Corporation officials.
In 2000, the CIA and USAID worked jointly through a private military company, Military Professional Resources, Inc. (MPRI) to train the Nigerian army in tactics to combat secessionists in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region. The CIA also commissioned the services of a private business intelligence and risk firm, Evidence-Based Research (EBR) of Vienna, Virginia, which appears to be a very similar operation to the CIA front, Business International Corporation, for which Obama worked in 1984, to conduct an assessment of the tribal revolt in the Niger Delta region, referred to by the CIA as a "semi-riot zone." EBR was formed in 1987, a year after Business International was sold to the Economist Intelligence Unit in London.
A formerly Secret CIA Intelligence Assessment, dated June 1983, and titled "Indonesia: Deteriorating Prospects for Energy Diversification," warns of a drop in Indonesia's oil export capacity. The CIA, along with USAID and the World Bank/IMF, had invested heavily in Indonesia, most importantly, to secure the nation's oil supply for the United States and its allies.
After helping Suharto seize power, Soetoro became an official of the Indonesian state-owned oil company, Pertamina, and Mobil Oil. The CIA assessment states: "Huffco and Mobil, two U.S. firms, rapidly developed natural gas exports for the Japanese market in the past decade in partnership with Pertamina." The memo states that this development, as well as coal, hydro, and geothermal, was carried out with strong financial and technical assistance from the World Bank and foreign aid donors like USAID. Huffco is Huffington Oil, founded in 1956 by Texas oil man Roy M. Huffington, the father of former Representative Michael Huffington (R-CA), a former vice chairman of Huffco and the ex-husband of Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post. The Huffingtons divorced in 1997 and a year later Michael Huffington announced that he was gay. More noteworthy is the fact that Roy Huffington, who died in 2008, was a seven-year chairman of the Asia Society, linked to the East-West Center in Hawaii, where Obama's father and step-father resided and the CIA.
Case Study on how USAID was used by the CIA for political purposes
A case of how the CIA used USAID to prevent a left-wing political party to winning at the polls is Mauritius. In a formerly Secret CIA Intelligence Memorandum, dated June 1982, and titled "Mauritius: Moderate Government Threatened at Polls," the CIA discusses the use of USAID money to prop up the pro-Western Labor government Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam at the expense of the leftist Militant Mauritian Movement (MMM) of Paul Berenger.
Ramgoolam was forced to adopt economically destructive austerity measures dictated by the IMF that resulted in high unemployment, wage reductions, and currency devaluation. The beneficiary of the economic downturn would have been Berenger and his socialist MMM. But the CIA and USAID intervened to send aid money to Ramgoolam. The CIA memo states: "Labor is attempting to limit the political fallout from the restrictive measures and regain the political initiative by the announcement in mid-May of . . . a large public works program that would employ 8,000 people. The funds for the program are derived from the USAID "Food for Work" agreement."
The importance of Ramgoolam to the CIA was his quiet support for the U.S. military base on Diego Garcia, a British island in the Indian Ocean over which Mauritius officially claimed sovereignty. The Pentagon also intervened in the Mauritian economic situation by agreeing to employ Mauritian workers on Diego Garcia. Ramgoolam also succeeded in getting an agreement for the United Kingdom to compensate 1200 Diego Garcians who were removed from the island to Mauritius in 1971 to make way for the military base.
USAID funds were used by the CIA to prevent the nightmare scenario for the agency. The memo states: "An MMM victory would be a political victory for the Soviets, shifting Mauritius from a pro-Western to an non-aligned or even pro-Soviet position. [sentence redacted]. Based on MMM rhetoric, however, Moscow has reason to believe that an MMM regime would deny the Western powers the limited, though useful, military access they now enjoy on Mauritius. An MMM regime would be a valuable ally in Moscow's campaign for an Indian Ocean zone of peace and against the US military presence on Diego Garcia."
The CIA also believed the MMM to be influenced by Libya, which it accused of stirring up Mauritian Muslim youth. However, MMM leader Berenger was, at the time, the prominent Christian political leader in Mauritius. The CIA memo states "The Libyans have been rumored to be storing weapons in the Seychelles for the MMM, according to the US Embassy in Seychelles."
The CIA memo states that an MMM victory would reduce the Hindu community's influence. Mauritian politics was dominated by Hindus of Indian origin. The CIA also believed that the MMM would invite Cuban medical doctors and teachers to the island nation.
The CIA memo also reveals that South Africa's apartheid regime was assisting Ramgoolam's re-election campaign costs to avert an MMM victory.
President Obama's entire career and family history strongly suggests that the person who now resides in the White House has a crass view of the world's downtrodden peoples. Years of exposure to CIA operatives operating under corporate, USAID, World Bank, micro-financing schemes, NGO, and diplomatic cover has extended the U.S. Intelligence Community's massive control over America's foreign and domestic policies. Frankly, it would be best for the United States if Obama does not run for another term as president. Let the secret control over the United States by groups answerable to no one finally end with the Obama administration....
Your report that CIA under the cover of various NGOs worked on ousting then-president of Croatia Tudjman is correct. Let me throw in a little more detail because I landed at the epicenter of this exact CIA plot during the war and know a good bit about it.
One of these NGOs you mention - the chief one, really - was AmeriCares in New Canaan, CT. They are the nonprofit humanitarian organization which is a front for the CIA. (Ah, Langley, I know you love me right about now for talking about this but let's spill some more beans here.) Wayne, you know what an NGO from New Canaan means, right? :) LOL. Their contact on the ground are the SMOM Knights of Malta, they execute the other end of it.
This connection was working on ousting Tudjman from 1991 onward and there was open debate about assassinating him as another option. This was later decided against as he was used as a useful idiot - more on that later. BTW, Joe Biden was in the middle of all this also, this very operation and he was in Croatia almost every week back then.
The plan was that Tudjman's CIA-picked replacement would be Stipe Mesic who did become the president of Croatia after Tudjman. Mesic was a major CIA whore, major mobster out of Herzegovina next door from Bosnia-Herzegovina, he is not even from Croatia but CIA made him president of Croatia. Mesic was part of the planning as to how to oust/assassinate Tudjman with CIA - I know this for a fact. I met Mesic and all the CIA folks together when these debates were taking place. It is a long story how I fit into all this and does not matter for the purpose of this story. Mesic did become president after Tudjman according to CIA plan also.
On the ouster plans you mentioned - It was decided by the CIA folks against ousting or assassinating Tudjman because he was needed as useful idiot for the 1995 Oluja puppet war. This event was as follows: The Serbs were holding on to the Krajina region of Croatia and were holed up there with a major military. The Clinton-Albright-Holbrooke-Soros gang wanted control of Croatia without a bunch of ornery Serbian military anchored in there and could not get them out, so they orchestrated a puppet war.
They armed all of Croatian HV, united them with Bosnian Croat HVO, took main Croatian commanders to US soil to train them and sent them home again, long planning from 1993-1995 time frame for that. The arming was done by the same companies and they even used the same planes which had been used for Iran Contra. I know this for a fact also, I was along for the ride on their planes because nobody could fly in those days except them.
On the weekend of the 50th anniversary of Hiroshima in 1995 when the world's MSM attention was on Hiroshima 50th anniversary and Yeltsin in the hospital with a heart attack and could not help the Serbs, Clinton and the Pentagon capitalized on the unguarded moment and launched the giant covert Clinton war on the Krajina in Croatia. This is Oluja, the attack I am talking about. (You find it also under "Operation Storm" as CIA called it, Oluja means Stom in Croatian.) The people in the street running are fleeing Serbs after Clinton sent in the HV/HVO Croat combines armies - that's why the soldier in the clip are. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eEKWg_IlhQ&feature=related
The US ran this whole in the video operation as a puppet war, this was Clinton's baby - US swooped in from a carrier in the Mediterranean, bombed communications and strongholds of the Serbs plus their endless pesky mobile missile launchers hidden everywhere and things were going boom around us for a long day of American bombing - lots of hard raids including cluster bombs came down all around us, that was a long weekend in a basement with American bombs falling all around us. Clinton later claimed in MSM here Tudjman did the aerial raids - trouble was, Tudjman
s Crotia did not have an Air Force and not a single plane, that was Clinton and the Pentagon all along.
I was in Zagreb which the US hit all around the perimeter at the time - they were bombing the Serbs right out of my neighborhood, out of the Krajina, out of Croatia and Bosnia in one giant covert war which CIA had helped plan for years. Then they pulled their fighter jets and helicopters back and sent in the combined HVO/HV Croatian and Bosnian military they had armed and trained - a total of 250,000 ground troops on the Croat side against 200,000 Serbs on the other side, a ground war of half a million active combat troops in the Mother of all Dog Fights - you have to see half a million people in an active ground war at once to understand war. I was there at the time and this was a CLINTON and CIA war, not a Tudjman-led war which they later claimed.
When it was over, Clinton declared Tudjman did it - Tudjman gladly lied and agreed that he did it because Croatia celebrated him as liberator from Serbian occupation as a result because Clinton ran the Serbs out of Croatia. This whole event had in fact been a CIA-planned and Clinton-orchestrated giant 10-day blitz. This is the reason whey they did NOT oust or assassinate Tudjman - they were saving him all along for this proxy war so they could blame him and wash Clinton clean of it all and Tudjman fell for it and proudly accepted blame for Clinton's war in 1995 which all happened. That made HIM the war criminal on record, no Clinton. I am not talking about the 1998 NATO war Clinton fought. He fought one before that in 1995 which never even made the news here which was even bigger than the 1998 NATO war the told you about here.
Then Soros came in with his OSI octopus which formed things like Helsinki Committee - a close friend of mine ran that thing - it was a Croatian Soros organization which documented war crimes the Croats had committed during this very same Clinton Oluja war against Serbs. Cataloging war crimes. The collective body of evidence was later presented at the Hague ICTY Tribunal. So Soros paid for Croats to document their own war crimes in this Clinton event to cement the charges against Croats in the Hague later and shift the blame to Croatia and away from Clinton - that' what these Soros outfits all did but I was inside their Zagreb offices often and am very familiar with what Soros did there.
Croatia was by no means innocent - but the puppet masters were Clinton, Albright, Holbrooke and Soros and Croats were merely the puppeteered ground troops, no more.
Tudjman was slated to go to the Hague Tribunal with Milosevic as war criminal with all this Soros-funded evidence collected by Helsinki Committee - and Croatia's president Tudjman would have taken the fall for Clinton there - but he got gastric cancer instead, they brought him to Walter Reed and he died before he could sit on the bench with Milosevic.
But the above war is the reason why Clinton and CIA decided NOT to oust or assassinate him because the idiot was quite useful in the end. And an idiot he was - former communist general who had teamed up with Kuhaic and the Nazi priests in 1991 to start a fascist new Croatia - it ran under a democratic flag but I lived in Tudjman's Croatia then - the place was totally fascist in the 90s. I knew about the CIA plans to oust or assassinate him and the change of plans to save him o they could frame him at the Hague Tribunals. I cannot ay I was too worried for Tudjman because he was a De Luxe asshole criminal in his own right and I did not care what they did with him frankly. They ended up using him for the proxy war and even bringing him to Walter Reed when he got sick in the end, so all was well in the Company with Tudjman in the end.
USAID came in on the economic rebuilding end in a major way as I was leaving the country. So did the Soros OSI human rights outfits which were all a scam, so did the Rothschild banks.