** Confessions of a Covert Agent **


Richard Moore

I¹ve seen the worst things imaginable, hell on earth. Had
friends die in my arms. Seen piles of rotten corpses. Seen
men, women and children tortured. I¹ve seen the eyes of
terrified and confused children being sold into a vicious
life of slavery and an early death.

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authenticity, but the general themes and references speak for themselves. I¹ve 
researched everything that is possible to research and it all stands up. I have 
no reason to believe any of this is untrue. Read it and decide for yourself.

Confessions of a Covert Agent
Psychological Operations is my specialty. PsyOps.

Everything I¹ve done has been highly classified, all black programs and black 
operations. Some people I know thought I worked for the CIA, but it¹s much more 
complicated than that. I¹ve worked with people in the CIA, DIA, NSC, NSA, SAIC, 
Army Intel and many more lesser known agencies within the intelligence 

Before focusing on PsyOps I started out running covert combat missions, special 
operations. I was good at what I did and rose through the ranks fast. When the 
³War on Terror² started I was paid a lot of money to consult with private 
military contractors. When private paramilitary units needed to get the jobs 
done that paid the most money they would come to me with checkbooks filled with 
US taxpayer dough.

I¹ve seen the worst things imaginable, hell on earth. Had friends die in my 
arms. Seen piles of rotten corpses. Seen men, women and children tortured. I¹ve 
seen the eyes of terrified and confused children being sold into a vicious life 
of slavery and an early death.

I could get a lot more graphic, but you get the idea.

That was my life, and all along I was told that I was fighting for freedom and 
working for the ³good guys.² What a ridiculous comment that is! In the black 
world, that is, in the covert world, there aren¹t any ³good guys² ‹ just varying
degrees of evil.

As Brigadier General Butler famously stated, ³War is a racket.² It doesn¹t have 
anything to do with freedom and democracy. It is not good fighting evil. There¹s
just a bunch of old greedy gangsta motherfuckers making obscene amounts of cash 
and breeding hatred, violence, terrorists and sex slaves.

The truth is, there is no oversight! Meaning, you can get away with anything, 
nothing is illegal because no one knows about it, or the few who do are either 
in on it or have a vested interest in keeping quiet. Whether you¹re runnin¹ 
guns, weapons, drugs, gold, diamonds, women, children, it just doesn¹t matter. 
As long as the old guard gets their resources, it¹s all good. And in the end, 
it¹s all about power. The people who really run this planet know that natural 
resources (oil, water, coltan, cobalt, etc.) are the key. The ³War on Terror² is
just a front for a geo-strategic resource grab on a massive scale. Even the wars
in Northern Africa are all about exploitation of resources. Once the good ole 
CIA boys at Bechtel did their NASA satellite studies of the Democratic Republic 
of Congo¹s (DRC) mineral resources and discovered that it was the ³richest patch
of earth on the planet,² all hell broke loose! They figured out that the DRC has
80% of the world¹s coltan, among many other vital resources. Without coltan, you
can¹t have any technology that requires a computer chip: computers, cell phones,
satellites and weapon systems, of course. So Bechtel, the CitiBank boys, the 
World Bank, IMF and various covert elements have been supplying brutal regime 
after brutal regime in the region. Well over four million and counting have died

Same thing with oil in the Middle East. Do you think they really give a shit 
about Iraqi freedom? We worked hard to make you believe that, but c¹mon, they 
don¹t give a shit about the Iraqi people. They¹ve killed about a MILLION of 
them! And that¹s NOT an exaggeration! They sure as hell give a shit about Iraqi 
oil though. They also care about Saudi oil, and have a nice deal with a 
dictatorship that brutally oppresses their people. If freedom and democracy are 
the issue, how about freeing the Saudi people? Why do you think 15 of the 9/11 
terrorists came from Saudi Arabia? We support a regime that oppresses those 
people. We support them because they cooperate on the oil front. So, why strike 
back at them? Let¹s hit Iraq. They don¹t give us any oil - let¹s get¹em!

If you look at the history of covert special operations, it¹s all about securing
a piece of land that has some valuable resource. Once the resource is 
identified, special ops figures out the most efficient way to suppress or 
extinguish the population that is unfortunate enough to live near it. Then the 
big companies come in, from the United Fruit Company to the Bechtels and 
Halliburtons of the world. That is the way it has been and still is, from John 
D. Rockefeller and Allen Dulles right through Kissinger, Bush Sr. and Cheney. 
Millions of innocent civilians have been slaughtered. Let me repeat that: 
Millions of innocent civilians have been slaughtered. And I¹m not kidding you. 
These are evil motherfuckers and they are no friends of ours. These things don¹t
have anything to do with protecting the US people or standing up for freedom and
democracy. They don¹t give a shit about the average American. In this age of the
global economy, the concept of nation state is obsolete. If only proud Americans
could understand that. Pride in the American way is just another propaganda 
device for PsyOps agents ‹ people like me ‹ to use to manipulate you and make 
you think that black is white and white is black.

If you were to ask me who is a bigger threat to the people of the US, Cheney or 
bin Laden, or who has done more damage to the US, I would say Cheney without 
hesitation. Cheney, along with Bush Sr. and Kissinger, has been running the 
covert world for about 40 years now.

A little side note for you: I firmly believe Robert Gates, the current Secretary
of Defense and Bush Sr.¹s right-hand man in the covert world, used computer 
cryptography and software security assets to get Bush Jr. elected both times. I 
do not have direct knowledge of the operation, but research ³Robert Gates,² 
³Bill Owens,² ³electronic voting security,² ³HAVA,² ³VoteHere² and ³Scientific 
Applications International Corp.² [We will post more on this in the near 
future.] The operation went so well that Gates was going to be made the first 
ever Director of National Intelligence. He turned down the job, but then took 
the Secretary of Defense position when Rumsfeld was removed from his public 
position. I don¹t think there will ever be solid evidence linking directly to 
members of the administration; it¹s all a tangled web of plausible deniability. 
But I do think it will eventually be proven that the elections were manipulated 
to deliver Bush the victory. Many people in the covert world take this for 
granted, as common sense.

Please don¹t confuse this as partisan propaganda. I don¹t give a shit about the 
Democrat or Republican PsyOps mind-fuck dynamic. They¹re just labels to divide a
potentially powerful united US public.

It¹s hard to get the average American to understand these things. Most everyone 
in this country has been mind-fucked since birth. For a very blatant example, 
you can look at the advertising industry and the way they have increased 
intensely their focus on the youth. It¹s all about breeding impulsive 
emotionally driven consumers through repetition - over and over again - buy, 
buy, buy. You hear something enough and you internalize the message. It becomes 
something like the air you breathe, like gravity. It¹s there, omnipresent, but 
you don¹t realize it or consciously think about it. It becomes the spring from 
which your thoughts leap forth.

What it all boils down to is the exposure rate. You take a simple message and 
you repeat it over and over, such as mentioning Saddam and 9/11. You don¹t have 
to say Saddam was involved in 9/11, because that is not true. You just have to 
mention Saddam and 9/11 in the same simple repetitive message thousands of times
and people will support an attack on a country that didn¹t have anything to do 
with 9/11 because they¹ve been psychologically conditioned to link the two.

It¹s psychological operations on a grand scale, mass psychology. The scientific 
art of manipulating public opinion is 100 years old now. PsyOps have evolved to 
the point, thanks to the all pervasive mass media, where we can make you 
believe, or at least passively accept, whatever we want you to. I secretly 
worked with the world¹s most powerful media companies to get you to believe what
³they² want you to believe. The media is the most efficient weapon of tyranny 
and oppression ever created. No need to physically control populations anymore 
when you can do it mentally - program it in, internalize the rules.

To give a little more background on publicly revealed psychological operations, 
in 1977, after the Congressional Church Committee investigated CIA manipulation 
of the news media, and right after George Bush Sr. left his post as the Director
of the CIA, famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein searched a little deeper 
into what was known as Operation Mockingbird. He revealed that over 400 US 
journalists were actually carrying out clandestine CIA PsyOps services. 
Bernstein identified operations involving almost every major US news outlet, 
most notably The New York Times, CBS and Time magazine. The CIA responded to all
of this with a ³limited hangout.² A ³limited hangout² is CIA speak for when 
classified information gets out and you have to make it seem as if you are 
³coming clean² with all the information on the operation, but in reality you are
really just admitting part of the operation so you can cover up other deeper 
parts and continue the program. This worked very effectively for them, as the US
public quickly moved on and this operation has largely been forgotten. 
Currently, I would estimate, with cable news and the Internet now, that there 
are well over a thousand covert operatives spread throughout the news media. 
They have a firm grip on television, newspapers, wire services, radio and 
magazines. However, with the Internet - that¹s their weak spot - it¹s too 
decentralized and difficult to control.

The Pentagon¹s Information Operations Roadmap now describes the Internet as an 
enemy ³weapons system.² The Pentagon doesn¹t hide the fact that they want total 
control over information, or as they call it ³information dominance.² They very 
plainly state that they seek to ³control land, sea, space and information.² This
is what they refer to as ³full spectrum dominance.² If you don¹t think they see 
this as a top priority, look at Iraq. The plan to ³embed² journalists with the 
military in Iraq was a strategic operation that considered ³journalism as part 
of psychological operations.² The journalists that weren¹t ³embedded² were 
considered ³enemy combatants.² More journalists have been killed in Iraq than in
any other war, and it is the US doing a large portion of the killing.

Before I go too far here, the point I want to make to the US public, the bottom 
line is that the most power crazed and greed addicted people are above the law 
and get away with everything. In the covert world rules do not apply. Democracy 
is a fairy tale. Nothing is what it seems, reality isn¹t real. Through the 
looking glass Alice goes.

I¹ve fought against it and got nowhere. I¹ve informed people that I naively 
thought could do something, but nothing could be done. I took all the blood 
money I¹ve made and donated it to humanitarian causes. Will it make a 
difference? No. Not in the grand scheme of things, but in the short run it may 
save a few peopleŠ maybe. And that¹s all I can hope for at this point.

I¹ve become so cynical! I live with guilt and cynicism weighing on my every 
move, my every thought.

When you¹ve seen the things I have seen, been involved with the things I¹ve been
involved with, when you¹ve spent the majority of your life living like I have, 
what do you do when you decide to give it up and get out? Can you ever get out?

I was able to get out, thus far, when no one I knew thought I could get out. But
once you lived in the covert world, ³normal² civilian life feels like a prison 
sentence. Then again, the covert world was a prison sentence.

I¹ve been strongly advised to keep a very low profile and forget about things 
for a while. But I find it hard to just fade into the night when we are reaching
an event horizon, a breaking point. Despite my cynicism, there is a part of me 
that knows I have to keep fighting. The stakes are just too high, higher then 
they¹ve ever been. The human species is in serious trouble, facing a set of 
crises unlike anything we¹ve ever faced before. Unless these covert forces are 
exposed, and ultimately eliminated, I don¹t see how we can even begin to make 
the bold actions that we need to start making now - and I mean right fucking 
now! These covert forces are a root cause and driver, a cancer spreading through
the system and planet.

As far as I can tell, you can¹t change the system from within the intelligence 
community itself. This includes the Senate Intel Committee. If the urgently 
needed changes are ever to happen, it has to come from the US public. Now I know
first hand how the American public has been conditioned to be apathetic and not 
get involved in politics and has been fed a steady diet of misinformation. But 
propaganda only works to the point where the population being propagandized is 
not feeling the direct impact and negative consequences on a personal level in 
their daily lives. That¹s why the draft played a large role in bringing an end 
to Vietnam. We need another draft to push the mainstream over the edge and into 
action, but the façade is beginning to crack - 9/11 had some effect, the war in 
Iraq certainly, Katrina, massive job loses and an economic downturn that has 
really just begun have all factored into creating a critical mass. Even the most
propagandized population in the history of civilization will have to act when 
their very survival and well-being is directly threatened and impacted. I just 
hope enough people will understand the need for bold decisive action now, before
it¹s too late.

So, to the people who have awareness of the problems facing us, if I could give 
advice, it would be this:

1. Try the Bush Administration for war crimes. If the case could ever be brought
to court, the evidence to convict is definitely there. This is why the 
administration has been strongly against the International Criminal Court. If we
are to begin repairing this country, and the world, we must begin by showing 
these power crazed and covert forces that they are accountable. If we can 
convict someone like Cheney, we will send a powerful message to the covert 
world. If we let them walk, we will keep having these problems. New people will 
follow them and take their place.

2. Investigate where all the military spending has been vanishing off to. There 
are literally trillions of taxpayer dollars unaccounted for. This money is 
fueling the covert world and terrorism in general. As part of this, I would 
include an investigation into war profiteering as well.

3. Make it mandatory that all electronic voting machines must have a 100% 
verifiable paper trail.

4. Get people into the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) who will smash 
the current media ownership rules. The concentration of media ownership is the 
foundation of the covert power structure. Without that, the whole thing is a 
house of cards. That¹s why the FCC is currently trying to ram through rules that
will further consolidate media ownership before the Bush administration leaves 
office. As part of this, it is pivotal that we protect the open architecture of 
the Internet. The media belongs to the people, as does the government, in theory
anyway, but we need an information system that actually serves the public 

5. Declare a national and global emergency on the environmental front. We have 
already reached the breaking point. We need organized, governmental, policy 
driven, bold action now.

6. We need to address entities that now have power over the Constitution, such 
as the undemocratic and unelected corporate global governing structure - 
institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International 
Monetary Fund (IMF) and ³agreements² like NAFTA and DR-CAFTA, to name a few. 
Most Americans don¹t even know what these power structures are, let alone that 
they have power that supersedes the Constitution. We must also address the 
National Security Act, that¹s where the ultimate power of our country lies. The 
National Security Act has effectively made the Constitution meaningless and is 
the primary driver of the covert world. The PATRIOT Act and various other newly 
granted powers must also be drastically revised or eliminated completely in 
order to protect our civil liberties.

7. Lastly, we need to have publicly financed elections. As long as we have a 
system that requires candidates to raise tens of millions of dollars to even be 
considered for office, we will have politicians who bend over backwards for the 
richest one percent and the most powerful elements of society at the citizens¹ 
expense. An important aspect of this has to be a requirement for large media 
companies to provide candidates with free airtime. Candidates have to spend the 
majority of their money on advertising in the mainstream media. That¹s why the 
major news media spend so much time focusing on who is raising the most money, 
because they are the ones who end up with all that money. Once we have publicly 
financed elections and free airtime for candidates, we will get people in office
who will work in the interests of the public because they are not beholden to 
the large and powerful entities. When you have politicians depending on the 
public instead of the private sector for survival, all the issues mentioned 
above could be addressed because they won¹t have to fear the withdrawal of 
support from large corporations and the wealthy and powerful who do not want 
these things to happen. This will also enable us to eliminate tax breaks for the
richest one percent, put an end to corporate welfare practices, and stop funding
for obscene military and prison industrial companies that are profiting off of 
disasters and no longer serve security interests. Then we can redirect that 
money into environmental, education, health care and social security programs, 
to mention a few.

In the current political environment this may all sound like an unrealistic pipe
dream, but these are the seven pivotal things that MUST happen. If all seven 
don¹t happen within the next few years, we will have set the world on a 
disastrously irreversible course. This is ³the unfortunate reality of our 
current situation.² It is not going to be easy, but you better start fighting 
for it now, while we still can.

It really does come down to us. You have to personally, in your daily life, do 
everything you can. With enough public pressure all of these things are 
achievable. Once we get a small portion of the population acting in this 
direction, it will quickly catch on and spread. Even though the overwhelming 
majority of the US population is incredibly propagandized on the surface, just 
underneath is the realization of the need for mass action. They just need 
leaders to point this out. The mainstream just needs a spark. Do what you can to
set it off. It is a matter of unprecedented significance.

** This article is excerpted from the upcoming edition of the book The Art of 
Mental Warfare. **

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