The Warning said “Never, yet Never Forget your Mistakes”
by Melissa Melton
January 13, 2015
from TruthStreamMedia Website
CIA Director 1981-1987
“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete
when everything the American public believes
That creepy quote above has been widely attributed to Former CIA Director William Casey.
Casey was the 13th CIA Director from 1981 until he left in January 1987. He died not long after of a brain tumor in May 1987. Dead men tell no tales, as they say.
But did William Casey really say this quote?
The quote itself has been passed around extensively on the Internet, and some people claim Casey never really said it because the only main source it traces back to is late political researcher and radio show host Mae Brussell.
Brussell was the host of the radio show Dialogue: Conspiracy.
She got her start when, as a radio show guest, she questioned the official JFK assassination story and the Warren Commission Hearings by suggesting that Lee Harvey Oswald wasn’t the only person involved in Kennedy’s murder. Perhaps the propagandized label of “conspiracy theorist” is the reason why people question the quote Brussell often repeated.
However, Brussell is not the only person that can be attributed to this sharing quote.
Someone posted this meme on Quora back in 2013 with the note,
“A disclaimer: I just like Quorans debunking or showing the stupidity behind some of the worst FB memes.”
This is a new trend lately, people trying to debunk old (and most especially, establishment damaging) quotes.
This time, however, someone who claims to have been there when Casey said it showed up to validate the quote:
“I am the source for this quote, which was indeed said by CIA Director William Casey at an early February 1981 meeting of the newly elected President Reagan with his new cabinet secretaries to report to him on what they had learned about their agencies in the first couple of weeks of the administration.
The meeting was in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House, not far from the Cabinet Room. I was present at the meeting as Assistant to the chief domestic policy adviser to the President.
Casey first told Reagan that he had been astonished to discover that over 80 percent of the ‘intelligence’ that the analysis side of the CIA produced was based on open public sources like newspapers and magazines.
As he did to all the other secretaries of their departments and agencies, Reagan asked what he saw as his goal as director for the CIA, to which he replied with this quote, which I recorded in my notes of the meeting as he said it.
Shortly thereafter I told Senior White House correspondent Sarah McClendon, who was a close friend and colleague, who in turn made it public.”
Not only does Barbara Honegger claim he said it, but apparently he said it in response to what he saw as his goal as CIA Director!
This statement was further backed by an email posted by Quora user Greg Smith from Honegger regarding the quote which is consistent and apparently prompted her to tell the story above:
“Seriously – I personally was the Source for that William Casey quote.
He said it at an early Feb. 1981 meeting in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House which I attended, and I immediately told my close friend and political godmother Senior White House Correspondent Sarah McClendon, who then went public with it without naming the source…”
So there you go.
Guess it boils down to he said she said, except when she says it, it’s because she was actually there…
The year 1981 was an interesting one for Director Casey. He just so happened to be under investigation and fighting to keep his new job over various seedy dealings that came to light; among them were claims he approved a plan to overthrow Libya’s Moammar Qaddafi to instill a shadow government. (Oh I know, our government would never do that, would they…?)
The agency’s plan, according to an article in the July 27, 1981 Gettysburg Times, involved toppling Qaddafi via what else?
“Newsweek Magazine reported the covert operation was designed to overthrow Khadafy through a ‘disinformation’ campaign to embarrass him, creation of a counter government to challenge his leadership and a paramilitary campaign.”
(Wow… A lot of that sounds eerily familiar… 2011, anyone?)
That same year, investigative journalist Jack Anderson published this piece in the September 22, 1981 Santa Cruz Sentinel discussing the troubling CIA disinformation campaign being waged against Americans:
Anderson points out the CIA’s “triple assault on the public’s right to know” included,
trying to shut off channels of information to the electorate
seeking criminal penalties against reporters whose stories might identify CIA operatives, and the third which Anderson called most troubling
spreading “disinformation” to news agencies
And who else does Anderson specifically call out in this disinfo campaign but new CIA Director William Casey:
“Now along comes Bill Casey, the dodering CIA director, with the argument that the government has the right to mislead the public by planting phony stories in the press.”
So the good director not only talked about his disinformation campaign but actually argued for the government’s right to wage it against the American people?
The plan involved getting around the ban on CIA operations on domestic soil by planting disinfo stories in foreign news outlets that were routinely picked up by American mainstream media agencies.
Anderson also points out the various rumors and false stories going around surrounding the goings on in Libya at the time…
The bottom line here is,
if anyone in our government was going to make the above disinformation statement and specifically in 1981, all available evidence points to no better person who would have likely said it than Casey.
Finally on an aside, there seems to be this mission lately to memory hole quotes or muddy the water about who said what and change history.
In this particular instance, someone who was there when William Casey said the line in question and claims to have literally heard the words come out of the man’s mouth with her own ears as he said it is vouching that this quote is true.
Then again, this is the same agency on record behind the government’s MKUltra mind control program, an illegal project in which the CIA experimented on Americans for over two decades (that we know about) to manipulate mental states and brain function with everything from drugs to microwaves – the kind of stuff DARPA is openly working on today – all of which makes the piddly quote in question here seem like mere child’s play by comparison.
Even so, people still went into the Quora thread afterwards to claim – with absolutely no evidence whatsoever as they were not personally there – the quote is false.
So, in a bitter twist of the saddest irony possible, it would seem the contents of the quote itself are also true.
April 15, 2022
from TheFreeThoughtProject Website
On March 16, 2020, the Trump administration released a 15-day plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the US.
We are now 2 years, 2 presidents, 8 trillion dollars, countless stolen rights, and a decimated economy past that day and we have absolutely nothing to show for it but a laundry list of corruption and deadly mistakes.
Now, they are trying to do it again.
After Biden extended the mask mandate and other municipalities are taking five steps back, Anthony Fauci appeared on MSNBC this week and let the truth about lockdowns slip.
After he praised the horrifying measures taken by China this month, Fauci implied that,
lockdowns are theater designed to scare people into getting vaccinated.
“China has a number of problems, two of which are that the complete lockdown, which was their approach, a strictest lockdown you’d never be able to implement in the United States.
Although that prevents the spread of infection, I remember early on they were saying, and I think accurately, they were doing better than anyone else.”
After claiming that locking people in their homes, killing their pets, and starving millions was “better than anyone else,” Fauci went on to make a telling admission:
“You use lockdowns to get people vaccinated so that when you open up, you won’t have a surge of infections.”
In what is likely the largest power grab in the history of the world, for 2 years, mainstream media and the government kept citizens in a perpetual state of fear, driving many to willingly surrender their rights for the false promise of safety that would never come.
What did come, however, was a slew of arbitrary and often ridiculous mandates and decrees from politicians who think that government force can stop a pandemic.
We must never forget that politicians – all claiming to “follow the science”,
locked us down
destroyed the economy
decimated the middle class through inflation
forcibly medicated us
muzzled our children over the last 2 years…
We constantly reminded that if you don’t follow “The Science,” you are,
a science denying buffoon who wants grandma to die, doesn’t care about the children, were an alt-right Nazi, a white supremacist, extremist, and most likely a domestic terrorist.
Those who stood against unconstitutional vaccine mandates were scorned by the mainstream, labeled as “antivaxxers” and had people wishing for their deaths.
Even people who took the jab but stood against mandates were labeled antivaxxers as definitions were altered to fit the narrative.
We the people were pitted against each other in one of the most divisive propaganda campaigns in human history.
The middle ground was eliminated and logic and reason burned to the ground alongside the economy.
Where is the accountability for the folks who advocated for these things?
Are we to forget about the two weeks to flatten the curve that turned into rampant police brutality for non-compliance, tens of thousands of closed businesses, vaccine passports, and record child suicides?
Who is going to take the blame for destroying millions of lives?
Even now, children in multiple states are still forced to muzzle their faces despite overwhelming evidence showing cloth masks do absolutely nothing to “stop the spread.”
Even now, hundreds of thousands of people are unemployed after being fired for refusing a vaccine that wanes in efficacy just months after its administered.
Right now, reputable scientists and doctors are banned on social media for telling the truth.
Right now, those who denied this truth are still at their podiums, avoiding accountability, as they struggle to maintain their credibility.
Blowhards like Rachel Maddow, who lied to the world – telling her viewers that ERs were overrun with people overdosing on Ivermectin, so much so that gun shot victims were turned away – are still on television as the rest of us were censored into oblivion for daring to question their narrative.
These same people are now steering their flock toward more fear and doom as they push for World War 3…
They want you to forget that for the last 2 years, they were responsible for aiding the transfer of trillions of dollars to the world’s oligarchs, while driving the middle class and poor into destitution with millions of children in the United States on the verge of starvation.
They want you to focus on Ukraine now and blame Russia for the economic devastation they unleashed on the planet.
They want you to forget that families were assaulted and arrested for playing outside.
They want you to forget that children were arrested for ice skating.
They want you to forget that business owners were arrested for trying to stay open to put food on the table.
They want you to forget that people were beaten, tortured and arrested – for barbecuing.
They want you to forget that as restaurant owners were arrested for opening that politicians were allowed to dine, maskless, as their servant class waiters were forced to muzzle up.
They want you to forget that billions of your tax dollars were spent propagandizing you to take a medicine that they falsely claimed was 100% effective.
They want you to forget that front line workers were hailed as heroes until they refused to take a vaccine only to be thrown out like yesterday’s garbage.
They want you to forget that their lockdowns caused a slew of horrifying childhood problems, including a year’s worth of suicides in a month.
They want you to forget they made family members fear each other, refuse to hug, spend holidays alone, and leave dying relatives in solitude wishing for family to be there as they took their last breaths.
They want you to forget about all of it…
But we will not forget. We will never forget…!