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Journalists Engage in Acts of Espionage


The CIA has a long track record of using journalists to spy on its foes



Journalists Engage in Acts of Espionage 


By Bruh Tesfa


As I was driving home from shopping one afternoon I decided to turn the radio on to keep abreast on the latest news. It was one of those radio talk shows that broadcast news hourly and present sociopolitical commentaries in between 7/24/365. The topic of the discussion was....you guessed it, Sony's controversial movie "The Interview" and North Korea. The content of the movie, which had to be cancelled in many theaters across the US due to imminent threat of retaliation, was supposedly about assassination plot against North Korea's leader who was portrayed in demeaning ways. The Host of the show, Monica Perez, a self-confessed libertarian, had this to say about the whole drama before opening the phone line for discussion. After briefly describing the movie in which I will loosely quote " the movie is about how the CIA trains this journalist to assassinate North Korean leader", she shared the sentiment the North Korean had felt at the mere thought of assassinating their country's leader, which was the highlight of the movie. After expressing disgust at the people who actually produced/directed the movie, the Host went on to add, again loosely quoted " this is not the first time CIA had used Journalists in an attempt to assassinate leaders of other countries".  Then, she cited two countries- Iran and Chile- whose leaders were the target for assassination in the past through similar fashion.

Some readers may be wondering why I'm bringing up this subject that "has nothing to do with Eritrea". Well, the reality on the ground is that one of the causes of the so called "Reporters without Boarders"  and Amnesty International for attacking Eritrea viciously for over a decade had to do with "Journalists". In every western media you turn to, Eritrea is described in a demeaning manner, often equated to North Korea with respect to number of jailed "journalists". The gross exaggeration and the intention of such defamatory reports is not lost to this writer.

Looking at all the challenges Eritrea has gone through since the unprovoked war of aggression in 1998 retrospectively and the decisive actions the government took against certain foreign reporters, like that Martin Plaut of BBC and others and in light of what is now being revealed regarding CIA's relationship with "Journalists" and certain NGO's it reinforces the need to fully support the idea of restricting and or closely monitoring the works of organizations with propensity to engage in activities outside their mandate.

While it'd be inappropriate to label every journalist that you come across as a spy, it would be nonetheless important that  the governments of the host country know the background of those who seek an entrance permit to write a report and , upon admission, continue to monitor his/her activities. In a nutshell one just has to accustom himself to sleep with one eye open when he's around them.

One may dismiss this as a case of paranoia. Well, let's cite another concrete example in which a faceless member of SEMG (Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group) was caught red handed coordinating a plot for regime change. One has to be naive to think that this man was acting alone.

Lastly, for those who still think that western government's persistent demand for "free press" and "democracy" is born out of genuine concern for the people, here's another revelation: According to a well known historian whose name I can not recall, a country with open society (i.e free press) and multiparty system is more preferable for agents like CIA because in the event a need arises for regime change or a coup, it's easily manageable.
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20 comments:

  1. We have seen Soldiers, Students, journalists, Minister's, Prists, Nuns......etc as spies.
    The question is what are you trying to prove...?

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  2. Madote, Isias started his career as CIA agent contractor in our region, check history

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  3. So what??? We have been hearing this fof the last 40 years. Do you have anything else new.???

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  4. Ala ugumesh, Eti natkn'si N'hamatkn. Woyane are the ones Agents of the CIA(whitey).

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  5. Shabokilla,
    Isias and Meles were equally agents of CIA during the cold war era. The only difference between the two is that while Meles used his treacherous to promote the cause of his people Isias used it to promote and satisfy his greediness of monopolizing power.

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  6. The author, stated " In every western media you turn to, Eritrea is described in a demeaning manner, often equated to North Korea with respect to number of jailed "journalists". The gross exaggeration and the intention of such defamatory reports is not lost to this writer."
    The sad reality is that the author fell for the western/CIA lies as fact/truth regarding North Korean even do the very his/her writing object is how the west/CIA lies against countries that is not submissive to America hegemony. very interesting indeed.

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  7. It seems your brain stop working in 1960s unfounded truth. It seems you lost with time. For your info We are 2014. Incase you don't. Know. Be current on news

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  8. I agree with you that the dead frog fought to his people the art of begging. While the lion of Nakfa condemns beggary and mobilized his people to be the king of thier house

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  9. Actually It is Isaias the killer of Abbay Tigray that started CIA.
    You need to check for Eboal.

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  10. Meles the X-CIA agent, the X-Prime Minister of Woyane, the X-Alive, and the current Ugly Frog is celebrating Satanmas.

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  11. you follow Zoroastrianism, dead people reincarnate as animals
    Shabo zoroastrian

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  12. so you shabos do not have any moral foundation to accuse journalists as CIA agents, you are enemies of free press

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  13. Foeget you Tigrigna, I do not understand it, I have never heard any foreign one except Shabos talking shit about internal issues of blessed Mama Ethiopia

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  14. Brothers and sisters,
    google "operation mockingbird".

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  15. Okay it goes like this. nata gedifas' nay hamata. U never heard anyone saying Ethiopia kisses America's behind. So, What color is the sky in your world?

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  16. Hmmmm...It must be hard to see clearly.

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  17. The division of Ethiopia ethnically is not a CIA plan but Egyptian. Their agent to implement it was EPLF which was founded, nurtured and raised in Cairo, Egypt. It is a strategy of Egypt that in order to keep Ethiopia from interfereing with the Nile sources, Ethiopia must be kept busy with itself... ethnic groups at each other throat and the central government too busy putting out internal fires to turn its attention to development. The pet agent to carry out this plan was EPLF. It the end the plan failed. Eritrea failed, both the people of Ethiopia and Eritrea suffered. The Nile is being damned and Ethiopia is developing at fast rate and slatted to become a middle-income country in 10 years. The poor suffering Eritrean people who called Ethiopia their country and their home are now reduced to living in Ethiopia only as resident alliens or refugees. If this is not Irony, I don't know what is.

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  18. No Habibi, DIA has killed thousands of Eritreans to be an absolute tyrant.

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  19. Zoroastrian do not believe in reincarnation, stick with the topic in hand: Are some journalists employed as undercover agents for the CIA, yes or no ?

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