We are used to think the Watergate scandal as a landmark of American democracy.
That's because two simple American journalists found out the truth behind the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee and about the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement.
Although you the reader, you don't know anything about the real story behind the Watergate.
Before becoming a "journalist", Robert Upshur “Bob” Woodward was a former Naval Intelligence Officer, who worked at the ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence).
While in the Naval Intelligence, (the oldest and most prestigious U.S. Intelligence unit) Bob Woodward was the briefing officer for Admiral Thomas Hinman Moorer, who during the Watergate scandal happened to be (just by chance) the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Just by chance Admiral Moorer was the Military Officer who authorized his subordinates to spy on the White House´s National Security Counsel during the Watergate investigations.....because nor the District of Columbia Police, nor the FBI have enough jurisdiction to spy on the White House or on any other US Government body. The order has to come and be constantly supervised from the highest ranking U.S. Military Officer, which usually is the Head of the Joint Chief of Staff.
Bob Woodward during the Watergate investigation was fed by deep throat, aka FBI Associate Director Mark Felt.
Woodward's supervisor was Ben Bradlee, a former Naval Intelligence Officer and CIA propaganda officer. He received his naval commission two hours after graduating in 1942, joined the Office of Naval Intelligence and worked as a communications officer in the Pacific during World War II.
His duties included handling classified and coded cables.
In 1952, during his service in the CIA, Ben Bradlee joined the staff of the Office of U.S. Information and Educational Exchange (USIE) the embassy's propaganda unit. USIE produced films, magazines, research, speeches, and news items for use by the CIA throughout Europe. USIE (later known as USIA) also controlled the Voice of America, a means of disseminating pro-American "cultural information" worldwide. While at the USIE, according to a Justice Department memo from an assistant U.S. attorney in the Rosenberg Trial, Bradlee was helping the CIA manage European propaganda regarding the spying conviction and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on June 19, 1953.
Do I have to go on?
In practice the FBI (deep throat) provided the Naval Intelligence (Bob Woodward) with crucial information about a series of crimes perpetrated by the incumbent POTUS, all this happened under the supervision of the CIA (Ben Bradlee).
I provide you with another little detail: How the criminal investigation led the detectives from the Watergate Burglars to the White House? Thanks to a note they found on one of the burglars shirt's pocket: Eugenio R. Martinez, in the note there was the White House phone number of Howard E. Hunt.
Eugenio Martinez was a Cuban CIA asset and while on duty he certainly wasn't used to go around with notes in his pocket with phone numbers of his CIA Supervising Officer who just by chance in that period was also working for the White House.
How did Howard Hunt came to work for the White House? Because of CIA Director Richard Helms who taking as excuse the leak of the Pentagon Papers, he felt more "secure" with Howard Hunt at the White House.............................
Adopting a metaphor, Richard Helms was the real writer who wrote the Watergate story, there was obviously a publisher of the story, probably a company or more than one, but that would be too much for us, we are not skilled enough to guess who was the story publisher, let's be happy enough with the fact we know there's another story behind the official one.
In practice the Watergate was a smooth way to get rid of Richard Nixon through a news show run by the United States Intelligence.
The story also helped the world's audience to believe that the Free Press in the Free Democratic World can help discover a corrupted government and get rid of it. We can affirm without a doubt that whoever was the Intelligence Publisher of this story was a real master because the Watergate story is an Intelligence Masterpiece which I would define as an Art Masterpiece.
Today the same thing is happening with these Wikileaks files. Same method just with different actors, but the story is just the same: Wikileaks is a tool used by the US Government to deliver a message from an unofficial source, in order to have a story that sounds credible and objective because it comes from a third party.
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