Originally Posted by galexander
Okay. So assuming that the Mafia did work for the CIA, what interest has the CIA in drug pushing, prostitution, extortion, illegal gambling?
Presumably they are only interested in the money, to fund their 'black ops'.
But how extensive are these black ops exactly?
They must be pretty extensive in order to spend the 100's of billions of dollars the Mafia must be worth in the US.
What I am suggesting, and is a situation which is completely different from your own suggestion, is that the politics of the CIA have been perverted by both Nazi and Mafia influence.
The CIA was founded after WWII and certain Nazi intelligence operatives were central to the organisation's shaping.
Could this explain the CIA's virulent anti-communism?
Also communist China's banning of opium at the end of the 1950's having been the single biggest producer, appears to have set off the US's South East Asia anti-communist crusade.
In the real world, I claim, there is never one single answer that explains absolutely everything. What is actually the case are a number of influences coming together and moulding the subject under discussion.
The black operations of the CIA are quite extensive.
Funding and training terrorists, etc.
The CIA wasn't perverted by Nazi and Mafia influence.
The CIA gave safe-haven to Nazi scientists in America after WWII of their own free will.
It had nothing to do with the Nazi's perverting them.
The CIA brought Nazi "war criminals" to America and sold them to the public as "rocket scientists."
The CIA was interested in their "mind control" knowledge as evidenced by programs that the CIA instituted such as Bluebird; MKULTRA; Project Monarch, etc. after the end of WWII when they employed these Nazi scientists to continue their research on American citizens in institutions, prisons, orphanages, etc.
The Mafia didn't influence the CIA, either.
The CIA protects the Mafia in order to receive compensation from their lucrative pornography and illegal drug business as well as having access to their hit men.
Nice talking to you gale.