Mission Creep

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Mission creep is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes. A term of disapproval, mission creep is usually considered undesirable due to the dangerous path of each success breeding more ambitious attempts, only stopping when a final, often catastrophic, failure occurs. The term was originally applied exclusively to military operations, but is applicable to intelligence and espionage, as well the growth of bureaucracies and corporations. A prime example is the covert action COINTEL FACTOR targeting US citizens. Is it really over? [more to come]



"Control follows awareness." - Special Ops maxim

"Mission creep" is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes. It describes an individual, group or system attempting to do more than is allowed by the the current mandate, perhaps at an escalating rate. Mission creeps yield to the temptation to go beyond  the scope of best practice compromising central goals.
A term of disapproval, mission creep is usually considered undesirable due to the dangerous path of each success breeding more ambitious attempts, only stopping when a final, often catastrophic, failure occurs. Temporary advances are followed by blowback. The term was originally applied exclusively to military operations, but is applicable to intelligence and espionage, politics, finance, media, social engineering, draconian legislation, as well as the toxic growth of academia, bureaucracies and corporations.
It also relates to the militarization of civilian life, including the merger of intelligence and police, defense and domestic law enforcement. They have penetrated one another. Misdirected leaders convince themselves they are more productive in their assignments if they deploy unfettered power to implement their agendas.
A prime example is the covert operation  COINTEL Factor targeting US citizens. Another is the fusion of federal, state and local intelligence originally against terrorism. Fusion centers increasingly are focused on super-surveillance collecting and analyzing criminal and all-hazards.
Mission creep is ubiquitos wherever oversight is lacking. Losing sight of objectives, it kicks open the door to invasion of privacy and infringements on our civil rights, constitutional and human rights. Mission creep hit home while the American public was paying attention to other things.
This misdirection and distraction is psyops, an information and mind control war for your willing compliance and/or controlled rebellion. Don't fall for it; fight back with DIY mind control. Reverse engineer your psychophysical control mechanisms. The Re-Evolution will be internalized. I know what you fear and it's true, but when you no longer fear, you rediscover your active compassion.

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A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_soDLWCDphM&feature=player_embedded
B. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zejpx_1Fs5w (2006?)

Mission creep is ubiquitos wherever oversight is lacking. It opens the door to infringements on our constitutional rights.

I want to do something to ensure that the dirty tricks of the US Govt get connected to the so called Congressional apology for slavery. What not expand that apology to include an apology for discrimination period which is depicted in the videos.

These two videos on you tube are relatively old but for the first time I see Covert Action Intelligence describing COINTEL PRO. That is new and accurate. The originators of these two videos understood and did the right thing.

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The Secret History - Can Leon Panetta move the C.I.A. forward

The  Political Scene
The Secret History
Can Leon Panetta move the C.I.A.  forward without confronting its past?
by Jane Mayer
June 22, 2009

Panetta has no C.I.A. experience, but, an ex-officer says, it´s not "a bad
thing to have a powerful guy with access to the President."

The Central Intelligence Agency typically fights distant enemies, but on 
May 21st its leaders were preoccupied with a local opponent. A few miles from
the agency´s headquarters, which are in Langley, Virginia, former
Vice-President  Dick Cheney delivered an extraordinary attack on the Obama
Administration´s  emerging national-security policies. Cheney, speaking at the
American Enterprise  Institute, accused the new Administration of making "the
American people less  safe" by banning brutal C.I.A. interrogations of terrorism
suspects that had  been sanctioned by the Bush Administration. Ruling out
such interrogations "is  unwise in the extreme," Cheney charged. "It is
recklessness cloaked in  righteousness."

Leon Panetta, the C.I.A.´s new director-and the man who bears much of the 
responsibility for keeping the country safe-learned the details of Cheney´
s  speech when he arrived in his office, on the seventh floor of the agency´
s  headquarters. An hour earlier, he had been standing at the side of
President  Barack Obama, who was giving a speech at the National Archives, in
which he  argued that America could "fight terrorism while abiding by the rule
of law." In  January, the Obama Administration banned the "enhanced"
techniques that the Bush  Administration had approved for the agency, including
waterboarding and  depriving prisoners of sleep for up to eleven days. Panetta,
pouring a cup of  coffee, responded to Cheney´s speech with surprising
candor. "I think he smells  some blood in the water on the national-security
issue," he told me. "It´s  almost, a little bit, gallows politics. When you
read behind it, it´s almost as  if he´s wishing that this country would be
attacked again, in order to make his  point. I think that´s dangerous politics.

Panetta was also absorbing criticism from the left. The day before, a group
of progressive human-rights advocates had been given an off-the-record
briefing  with Obama, where they discussed his plans for handling terrorism
suspects; some  of the advocates were enraged at what they saw as a tacit
continuation of the  Bush approach. According to a participant, Obama warned the
group that such  comparisons were "not helpful." Nevertheless, Kenneth
Roth, the executive  director of Human Rights Watch, who also attended the
briefing, went on to  denounce the Administration for considering "preventive
detention"-incarcerating  certain terror suspects indefinitely, without trial.
Obama´s position, Roth  said, "mimics the Bush Administration´s abusive

Since January, the C.I.A. has become the focus of almost daily struggle, as
Obama attempts to restore the rule of law in America´s fight against
terrorism  without sacrificing safety or losing the support of conservative
Democratic and  independent voters. So far, he has insisted on trying to
recalibrate the  agency´s policies without investigating past mistakes or holding
anyone  responsible for them. Caught in the middle is Panetta, who is seventy
years old  and has virtually no experience in the intelligence field.
Indeed, his  credentials for running the world´s foremost spy agency are so
unlikely that  when John Podesta, the head of Obama´s transition team, asked him
to take the  job he responded, "Are you sure?" Podesta assured Panetta that
his outsider  status was actually an advantage: "He said, `You don´t carry
the scars of the  past eight years. Besides, the President wants somebody
who will talk straight  to him on these issues.´ "

Although Panetta served briefly in the military, half a century ago, his 
reputation has been built almost entirely on his mastery of domestic policy.
For  sixteen years, he was a Democratic congressman from his home town,
Monterey,  California. In 1989, he became the chairman of the House Budget
Committee,  making him a natural choice as President Bill Clinton´s first budget
director.  In 1994, he became Clinton´s chief of staff.

Panetta, the son of Italian immigrants, grew up washing dishes in his 
parents´ restaurant. He is disarmingly forthright, with an easy laugh; he is 
also a stern disciplinarian and a workaholic. Colleagues say that Panetta, who
attends Mass regularly, can be principled to the point of rigidity. It was
partly Panetta´s rectitude that got him the C.I.A. job. During the Bush
years,  he decried the country´s loss of moral authority; in a blunt essay for
Washington Monthly last year, he declared that Americans had been
transformed  "from champions of human dignity and individual rights into a nation of
armchair  torturers." He concluded, "We either believe in the dignity of
the individual,  the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual
punishment, or we  don´t. There is no middle ground."

Panetta´s impassioned essay unexpectedly became an asset during the Obama 
transition, after John Brennan-the initial candidate for C.I.A.director-was
pressured to withdraw. Critics accused Brennan, who had been a top agency 
official during the Bush years, of complicity with the torture program. (A 
friend of Brennan´s from his C.I.A. days complained to me, "After a few 
Cheeto-eating people in the basement working in their underwear who write
blogs  voiced objections to Brennan, the Obama Administration pulled his name
at the  first sign of smoke, and then ruled out a whole class of people:
anyone who had  been at the agency during the past ten years couldn´t pass the
blogger  test.")

Panetta had one other strong qualification: he was close to Rahm Emanuel, 
the new chief of staff. During the Clinton Administration, Emanuel, serving
as  the White House political director, was suspected by former First Lady
Hillary  Clinton and others of leaking information, and was very nearly
fired. Emanuel  entered what he calls his "wilderness period." When Panetta
became chief of  staff, however, he reinstated Emanuel as a top aide. "I thought
he had a lot of  street smarts and good political sense," Panetta told  me.