December 29, 2008
Is it coincidence or intentional? YouTube consistently pairs CIA recruitment ads with Alex Jones search results, as the screen capture here demonstrates. A search of the CIA itself pulls up an ad for Toyota and alternately Mazda. Logic dictates that a CIA search would return an ad for the CIA, but no. Either YouTube’s advertising department is lackadaisical, or something is up with the CIA recruitment ads appearing on Alex Jones search results.
|A December 28 screen capture of the CIA recruitment ad appearing on Alex Jones YouTube search results. Click the image to view a larger version.|
More than likely, YouTube is running a psychological operation or the corporation is actually attempting to recruit agents from people who are interested in Alex Jones videos.
In 2006, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion. That same year, Robert David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer and a former clandestine services case officer with the CIA, told Alex Jones that the CIA helped bankroll Google at its very inception. “I think Google took money from the CIA when it was poor and it was starting up and unfortunately our system right now floods money into spying and other illegal and largely unethical activities, and it doesn’t fund what I call the open source world,” said Steele, citing “trusted individuals” as his sources for the claim.
Steele went so far as to name Dr. Rick Steinheiser of the CIA’s Office of Research and Development as Google’s contact.
Google purchased Keyhole, Inc., which has a database of 3-D spy-in-the-sky images from all over the globe. Keyhole is supported by In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm funded by the CIA. In mid-2005, Rob Painter joined Google as Senior Federal Manager. He came straight from In-Q-Tel, where he had been Director of Technology, according to the Google Watch website.
According to USA Today, Q-Tel is an “odd mutation” and represents the “venture-capital arm of the CIA.”
Earlier this year, Jonathan Richards, writing for the Times Online, reported that “Google has been recruited by US intelligence agencies to help them better process and share information they gather about suspects.” In addition, the National Security Agency is using Google technology “to process information gathered by networks of spies around the world.”
Information Week describes the CIA as a major consumer of social media. “We’re looking at YouTube, which carries some unique and honest-to-goodness intelligence,” Doug Naquin, director of the DNI Open Source Center, said in remarks delivered to the Central Intelligence Retirees’ Association last October. “We’re looking at chat rooms and things that didn’t exist five years ago, and trying to stay ahead. We have groups looking at what they call ‘Citizens Media’: people taking pictures with their cell phones and posting them on the Internet.”
It would appear Mr. Naquin is somewhat disingenuous. The CIA does not merely look into social media — they appear to own it.
For instance, there is a claim that the CIA lent a strong hand in creation of the vastly popular Facebook social network. As the New Zealand Herald reported last August, Facebook took venture capital from Accel Partners. “Its manager James Breyer was formerly chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, and served on the board with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, a venture capital firm established by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1999,” writes Matt Greenop. “Dr Anita Jones joined the firm, which included Gilman Louie. She had also served on the In-Q-Tel’s board, and had been director of Defense Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defense.”
Considering all of this, it is not an exaggeration to claim that Google and its partner YouTube are at least in part spook operations and the placement of CIA ads on Alex Jones search results is not a coincidence. It is likely a psychological operation designed to discredit Alex Jones — leading the untutored and naive to conclude Ales Jones is a CIA operative — or a brazen attempt to recruit agents.