the CIA Miss the Arab Spring
By Servando Gonzalez
Our failures are heralded, our successes are
—CIA’s disinformation bs.
As it has become customary, just a few days after the dominoes
began falling in the Middle East, a brouhaha of articles criticizing
the CIA exploded, first on the Internet, and later on the government-controlled,
sycophantic mainstream media, questioning the efficiency of the
Central Intelligence Agency.
In early February 2011, Obama strongly criticized the CIA and
other American spy agencies for failing to predict the spreading
unrest in the Middle East. According to Mr. Soetoro, the CIA dropped
the ball by failing to predict the “Arab Spring.”
Some analysts seem to agree with Obama. One of them stated: “The
Arab Spring…was ‘an intelligence disaster for the
US’". Others question how the CIA could have missed
the evident signs that the Arab Spring was going to explode. But,
did the CIA really miss the Arab Spring?
Well, yes and no. However, in order to understand my answer we
need to know a little more about the CIA and how it has worked
almost since its very creation.
In 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act that
created the National Security Council and the Central Intelligence
Agency. Like all aberrant laws signed by American presidents since
Wilson’s times, including the Federal Reserve Act, the Patriot
Act, the Military Commissions Act and the proposed Terrorism Expatriation
Act, just to mention a few, the National Security Act was written
down at the Harold Pratt House in Manhattan by members of the
nefarious Council on Foreign Relations. Like all documents that
have emanated from that tainted source, the National Security
Council was a Rockefeller baby. It was not written to benefit
the American people, but Wall Street bankers, oil magnates and
CEOs of transnational corporations.
As the name indicates, the role of the CIA was not to collect
information and produce intelligence, functions that had been
carried out independently by the military and naval intelligence
as well as the FBI, the Department of State, and other government
organizations. Its role was to centralize that intelligence to
connect the dots.
The National Security Act gave the National Security Council just
advisory, not executive powers. Even more important, it didn’t
give the newly created CIA authority to carry out covert operations
abroad. But, just a few months later, on December 1947, CFR agents
in the National Security Council secretly wrote directive NSC
4-A, making the Director of Central Intelligence responsible for
Then, less than a year after it was created, the CFR agents in
the NSC pushed the envelope even further and illegally assumed
executive powers. On June 18, 1948, the National Security Council
produced NSC 10-2, a directive that superseded NSC 4-A and was
kept secret from the American government and people for many long
years. NSC 10-2 authorized the CIA to conduct not only psychological
but also all types of covert operations.
Like in Italo Calvino’s novel The Two Halves of The
Viscount, the NSC 10-2 virtually divided the CIA into two
different organizations. One of them is the evil CIA, in charge
of covert operations. This is the one controlled by the bad CFR
guys. The other is the good CIA, in charge of collecting and producing
intelligence. This is the one where American patriots work hard
to protect the interests of the American people.
The bad one is the CIA that overthrew Mossadegh, Arbenz, Nixon
and Allende; the CIA that betrayed the Cuban invaders at the Bay
of Pigs; the CIA that spied on Americans; the CIA that experimented
with psychotropic drugs and mind control on unaware U.S. citizens;
the CIA that sabotaged Powers’ U-2; the CIA that assassinated
Lumumba, and perhaps even John F. Kennedy and William Colby.
This is the bad CIA that helped Nazi war criminals escape from
justice and even put some of them on its payroll, the CIA that
brought drugs to the ghettos, the water boarding CIA. In synthesis,
the CIA of the Directorate of Special Operations, the CIA’s
covert action arm.
This, which I would call CIA B, is the one working hard to advance
and protect the interests of U.S. Government B, that is, the illegal
invisible government of the United States under the control of
a Mafia of Wall Street bankers, oil magnates and CEOs of transnational
corporations agglutinated in the Council of Foreign Relations.
In contrast, the other one is the good CIA where patriotic Americans
anonymously do their daily jobs, under the false assumption that
they are working for an organization whose goal is defending and
protecting the American people.
This is the CIA that forecasted the failure of the Bay of Pigs
invasion, the CIA that predicted that the Soviets would not deploy
nuclear missiles in Cuba in 1962, the CIA that alerted the
government about the upcoming 9/11 attack, but nobody paid attention,
the CIA that discovered that there were no WMDs in Iraq and was
unmercifully defamed. This is the CIA of the Directorate of Intelligence,
the CIA working hard to accomplish the mission expressed in the
National Security Act of 1947. In synthesis, this is CIA A, working
for American people.
The traitorous CIA B is centered on the Director’s Office
and the Directorate of Special Operations, while the patriotic
CIA A is centered on the Directorate of Intelligence.
Unfortunately, as the result of an enormous disinformation campaign
made possible thanks to the CFR conspirators’ control over
the mainstream media, most anti-CIA books and articles have been
written about the good CIA A guys, who are usually depicted as
unfaithful dissidents bordering on treason. In contrast, most
of the pro-CIA books and articles are about the bad CIA B guys,
the traitors who are disingenuously described as all-American
The fact of the existence of these two different CIAs is of cardinal
importance to understand something puzzling about the Central
The main reason given to the American public for the creation
of the CIA was because we needed a new intelligence agency to
coordinate all the intelligence agencies to avoid Pearl Harbor-like
“surprises.” The generalized opinion was that, though
all the signs were clearly pointing to a Japanese attack, the
different intelligence agencies failed to connect the dots due
to lack of interagency coordination. Yet, if one is to believe
the CIA’s critics, since its very creation, over and over
the CIA has been taken by surprise by events it didn’t foresee.
The Bogotazo riots in Colombia in 1948, the Soviets launching
the Sputnik in 1957, Castro grabbing power in Cuba in 1959, the
Bay of Pigs debacle in 1961, the Cuban missile crisis in 1962,
the coup that deposed Nikita Khrushchev in 1964, the Soviet invasion
of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the attack launched by Egypt and Syria
against Israel in 1973, Castro’s invasion of Angola in 1975,
the fall of the Shah in Iran in 1979, the fall of the Berlin Wall
in 1989, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, India’s
testing of a nuclear bomb in 1998, and the events of September
11, 2001, just to mention a few, are cases in which the CIA was
allegedly caught asleep at the wheel.
However, if one studies in detail every single one of these cases
where the CIA allegedly failed to alert the U.S. government about
the possibility of an important event, one can find that, on the
contrary, CIA analysts did their job right, but nobody paid attention.
The excuse developed by the CFR conspirators to justify these
failures is that, though the CIA and other intelligence agencies
provided the intelligence, they failed to connect the dots.
But a simple analysis of the CIA’s intelligence “failures”,
shows that they seamlessly dovetail with the CFR conspirators’
successes. Indeed, most of the international political goals of
the CFR conspirators have been reached thanks to the CIA’s
alleged “intelligence failures.” This may be the reason
why after every alleged “failure” nobody in the CIA
is ever disciplined, let alone fired.
Therefore, one can safely reach the conclusion that the CIA A
failed to connect the dots because the lines connecting the dots
pointed to treason at he highest levels of the U.S. government.
And the CIA B itself has been complicit in most of these acts
Contrary to the disinformers’ claims, far from accumulating
failures, the CIA has always been one of the most successful tools
used by the conspirators entrenched in the Council on Foreign
Relations in the pursuit of their hidden goal: the creation of
a communo-fascist global government controlled by Wall Street
bankers, oil magnates and multinational corporations: the New
Now, you have to be either very naïve or totally brainwashed
by the mainstream media to believe for a moment that the so-called
“Arab Spring” was a spontaneous upheaval of young
people using cell phones and the Internet to rebel against corrupt,
authoritarian governments. On the contrary, it has all the tell
tale signs of a carefully planned covert operation. As such, it
is not far-fetched to suspect that the CIA B was behind the whole
 Dylan Evans, “The Arab Spring and the CIA – One
Year On.” The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dylan-evans/the-arab-spring-and-the-cia_b_1246230.html.
 Michael Scheuer, The Guardian, August 28, 2011.
 Contrary to common belief, the fact that the Soviets deployed
intermediate range nuclear missiles in Cuba in 1962 has never
been proved. See, Servando Gonzalez, The Nuclear Deception:
Nikita Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Servando Gonzalez is a Cuban-born American writer, semiologist
and intelligence analyst. He has written books, essays and articles
on Latin American history, intelligence, espionage, and semiotics.
Servando is the author of Historia herética de la revolución
fidelista, The Secret Fidel Castro, The Nuclear Deception
and La madre de todas las conspiraciones, all available
He also hosted the documentaries Treason in America: The Council
on Foreign Relations and Partners in Treason: The CFR-CIA-Castro
Connection, produced by Xzault Media Group of San Leandro,
California, both available at the author's site at http://www.servandogonzalez.org.
His book, Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The
Secret War Against the American People appeared in late 2010
and is available at Amazon.com.
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Servando's new book, OBAMANIA: The New Puppet
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Servando's next book (in Spanish) La CIA,
Fidel Castro, el Bogotazo y el Nuevo Orden Mundial, will
appear this Spring.