Sunday, December 22, 2013

Washington Post, its new owner, and the CIA: joined at the hip

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Norman Solomon, writing at Counterpunch, nails it down: building a version of the online Cloud that will run inside the CIA, for the CIA, has been awarded, as a $600 million contract, to Amazon Web Services.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, now owns the Washington Post.

$600 million creates a major conflict of interest, when it comes to reporting stories on the CIA. Of course, the Washington Post and other major media outlets are already compromised, when it comes to national security issues and the intelligence community. Stories are vetted by CIA, NSA, and other agencies, before they’re published.

But this one is a cherry on the cake. A big fat $600 million cherry.

Reporters at the Post will be extra-cautious about their pieces on the CIA. Ditto for editors.

Independent press? That’s a laugh.

WaPo is long known as an outlet that prints what amounts to CIA spin. So their new owner and his ties to the CIA are just part of “business as usual.”

According to a 2012 Seattle Times article, people who know Bezos describe him as a libertarian. The definition of that term must have undergone a sea-change. Taking $600 million to design online services for the CIA, a clandestine agency whose federal budget expenditures are a secret, an agency known for overthrowing governments abroad…this is an illustration of libertarian philosophy at work?

Maybe we should go back and read Plato’s Republic and Marx’s Das Kapital. They could turn out to be libertarian masterpieces.

Jon Rappoport is the author of two explosive collections, The Matrix Revealed and Exit From the Matrix, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

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Anonymous said...

The Washington compost was only fit to line a birdcageas far as I'm concerned

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. I had never really thought about why anyone would want to use the cloud. Well, now I know why MSM and govt promotes it. Just the other day on some mainstream morning news (I think NBC) this woman said something like "No one's using traditional internet, now most people are on the cloud"
Yeah, that's not true. Most computer users don't know what the cloud is, I bet.

Anonymous said...

I dumped the Post last summer with the Syrian and then the Snowden debacle.
It was very clear they were merely a propaganda outlet.
Scary that the media, CIA, FBI, Supreme Court and all branches of government are all on the same side.
Not the side of the American people.

Anonymous said...

"Das Kapital" a Libertarian "masterpiece? Seriously? Have you read it? It is torturous reading but perhaps our views on what Libertarian encompasses is (quite) different.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Bezos was fighting the internet tax tooth and nail. When California threatened an internet tax Bezos called their bluff letting it be known that the state would suffer from lost revenue when Amazon's response would be to shift operations out of California. Useful idiot lefties protested Amazon marching with signs, the effort was futile. Then suddenly, there seemed to be some kind of seismic shift in Bezos who clearly had been bribed (and possibly threatened) by TPTB. Bezos did a 180 turn and embraced the internet tax, simultaneously it was announced Amazon was going to move towards fast or same day delivery building many new distribution centers to achieve its goal. No doubt, some kind of quid pro quo had been arranged. More back scratching as Bezos made high profile statements in support of gay marriage, along with Goldman's Blankfein and other elite cronies emerging out of the woodwork at the same time. (Obviously this is about elite memes, not gay marriage.)

Also in recent news we've learned that Amazon is toying with drone deliveries, a PR move to improve the image of the flying assassination machines.

Now in bed with the CIA we can surmise Bezos must love the Kool-Aid.

Anonymous said...

I am 53 years old...,fascinated by people my age ...(or closer)...who are "just waking up" all of this corruption, theft, illegal conduct and treason...?

Where have you people been...?

What about JFK/ RFK / MLK....what about Vietnam...what about Watergate...Iran-Contra...what about the Bay-of-Pigs...all the CIA shenanigans, the Savings & Loan Debacle....The Housing Finance Crisis and all that financial rape.....

....why do you people fail to understand that "government" is really all about demographics, population and money...and the people leading us have no doubt that they wanted access to the fortunes we and our families have compiled before they bail-in on your parents and Grandparents financial accounts....leaving all of us poorer and screwed...just as their "Continuity-of-Government-Plan" has been structured for years...pennies and dimes (if they have any worth) for all of billions of votes and dollars for war and wars for the Powers That Be has been the norm since before my that it seems the world is catching up...they are all going to have to go tyrannical on the population.... animals, animals all around...

RJ O'Guillory
Webster Groves - The Life of an Insane Family

RJ O'Guillory
Webster Groves - The Life of an Insane Family

Sally Oh said...

The CIA is an assassination for hire outfit. Who is paying the $600M? Taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

The thing is, any given day it seems their subscribers ain't even buying it anymore. Although most are still staunch liberals, they've falling completely out of love with this joke of an administration.

Laura Beth said...

What I thin we are witnessing is another empire's struggle, like the slaughtered cow or pig, gasping for breath in the will to live while in the death spiral. When the measure of power , wealth, prosperity, success, come from immoral and unholy behaviors, such as a nation claiming to be "Under Gd," as it systematically rapes CREATION for economic interests, history repeats. Build an Arc as these are the times of Noah, fast forwarded a few thousand years. How can we calculate Species extinction, oceanic demise, marine life poisoned, Photosynthesis retarded from deforestation for grazing cows to produce heart disease, a metaphor AND reality?

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