THE MEDIA AND 'LIMITED HANGOUT'
Sometimes the CIA and its friends get caught out.
1. Americans are informed by the more honest parts of the media that Pakistan's former spy boss General Ahmed arranged for $100,000 to be sent to Mohamad Atta. ('Our Friends the Pakistanis' - The Wall Street Journal)
2. Americans discover that acts of terrorism in Europe, such as the Bologna Bombing of 1980, have been carried out by right wing forces, rather than by leftists.
3. The Turks discover that army generals have been planning acts of terrorism which they intend to blame on al Qaeda.
4. The people of India discover that alleged Mumbai Terrorism mastermind David Headley has been working for the US government.
However, the CIA and its media friends always have a cunning plan, and it's called 'Limited Hangout'.
twelfthbough.blogspot.com/ tells us about Limited Hangout (take one for the team)
A 'limited hangout' is when the CIA and its media friends admit to some of the truth.
1. Yes, some Pakistani bloke called Ahmed arranged for money to be sent to Atta.
2. Yes, the Bologna Bombing was done by fascists.
3. Yes, some Turkish generals have planned and carried out acts of terrorism.
4. Yes, David Headley worked for the US Drugs Enforcement Administration.
However, with a 'limited hangout', the CIA and its media friends then tell lies, or keep quiet, about the rest of the story.
1. The CIA and its friends will keep quiet about the fact that General Ahmed was in Washington at the time of 9 11 and had meetings with top CIA and Pentagon people. (Cached)
2. The CIA and its friends will not tell the truth that the Bologna Bombing fascists were 'agents of the US government and NATO'. (aangirfan: The Bologna Bomb 1980, Gladio, terrorism in Europe )
3. They will not tell the truth that certain Turkish generals, involved in terrorism, were part of the CIA's network of "Stay Behind" secret armies. (Operation Gladio: CIA Network of "Stay Behind" Secret Armies)
4. They will not tell the truth that David Headley shows all the signs of being a loyal agent of the US government. (aangirfan: DAVID HEADLEY, PALACES AND WAR)
Victor Marchetti wrote: "A 'limited hangout' is spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals.
"When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting - sometimes even volunteering - some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case.
"The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further." - (take one for the team)