CURVEBALL: The Interview + Integrity RECAP

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Curveball: How US was duped by Iraqi fantasist looking to topple Saddam

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi let imagination run wild and became main source for Colin Powell’s case for war in 2003

Defector admits to WMD lies that triggered Iraq war

Admissions vindicate CIA’s former Europe chief

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Phi Beta Iota: The story lacks context; Powell was not duped, he knew he was lying for his party, never mind that this left his integrity in the trash can.  If Curveball had not existed Dick Cheney and the Neo-Cons would have fabricated someone like him.  This is a classic case of integrity failure across the board.  The British, the Germans, the CIA, everyone knew this guy was a liar, but in a repeat of “reasonable dishonesty” as immortalized by Sherman Kent in talking to Sam Adams, everyone chose to let Dick Cheney get away with a massive crime against humanity and a massive crime against the American people.  Integrity.  Keeping your integrity matters; you pay a price in the short-run when surrounded by those without integrity, but in the long run, you honor your Oath to the Constitution and your obligations to God, country, and family.  It’s a challenge.  See Paradigms of Failure for context–integrity is not easy.  Those of us that tried to fund full-page information pages against the war and the lies supporting the war were pushed back by the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times (no doubt there were many other pushbacks).  America has become a cheating culture in which “anything goes” for short-term selfish gain, without regard to the long-term consequences.  Groundswell, Netroots, Smart Mobs, Wise Crowds, Generation 2.0, Youth Pirates, Everybody, all are  meeting huge resistance in the near-term.

See Also:

Note:  This is an eight-page list.  Integrity is central to everything.  We considered reducing this to a one-page list, but found the nature of the list to be provocative and therefore worth sharing for others to pick and choose within this larger than normal RECAP set.

2004 Kaplan (US) The Saudi Connection: How billions in oil money spawned a global terror network

2004 Mazzafro (US) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Global Issues

2004 Palmer (US) Achieving Universal Democracy by Eliminating All Dictators within the Decade

2004 Seagrave (US/FR) Interview with Sterling and Peggy Seagrave on Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold

2006 Sutton (US) Global Coverage, Looking Backward, Looking Forward

2009 Homeland Security Today: Vet with a Vision

2010 Hacking Humanity & SPY IMPROV, Email, Photos, Complete Audio

2010 INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability

2010 PhD Author Dissects Intelligence Reformer Robert Steele

2010: OPINION–America’s Cyber Scam

BLOWBACK, Legitimate Grievances, & Integrity Lost

Graphic: Data Pathologies

Graphic: Dumber, Blunder, & Plunder

Graphic: Integrity in All Respects

Graphic: Intelligence Maturity Scale

Graphic: OSINT Support to Four Levels of Analysis

Graphic: Six Circles–Earth Intelligence Network Operational Concept

Journal: $750 Billion Wall Street Scam, Russian Anger, Chinese Intent

Journal: 9-11 Truth Movement–Hanging Fire, Still Explosive

Journal: Afghanistan & America’s Loss of Integrity I

Journal: Afghanistan & America’s Loss of Integrity II

Journal: Afghanistan as Corruption Squared

Journal: America’s Shame, Obama’s Failure

Journal: An Ethical Code for Intelligence Officers

Journal: Battle for the Soul of America

Journal: Body Count in Afghanistan

Journal: C/JCS Shines on Iran-Israel

Journal: Chicago-Style Partisan Corruption & Industrial-Era Organization Killing the USA

Journal: Chuck Spinney Flags Israel’s Use of Economic Strangulation (Genocide or Atrocity)

Journal: CIA Leads the “Walking Dead” in USA

Journal: Col Danny R. McKnight, USA (Ret) on Leadership

Journal: Continuity of Gerbil Operations

Journal: Culture of Cheating at FBI and …

Journal: Demopublicans–NO DIFFERENCE

Journal: Design Thinking for Government

Journal: Dumbest Congress Money Can Buy…

Journal: Fake Gold Bars from China to India, Made in the USA–Federal Reserve and Bank of NY Accused–Meanwhile, Prison Planet and Bullion Vault Say No

Journal: FINALLY, a C/JCS with Integrity

Journal: Five Myths Debunked–Treasury Run by Crooks

Journal: Haiti–A Special Forces Sergeant Major Reports Our National Crime Against Humanity in Haiti

Journal: Heads Will Roll (Deckchairs Will Be Re-Arranged)

Journal: How a Torture Protest Killed a Career

Journal: Hubris Loses to Angst & Reality–Every Time

Journal: Incoherence of US Government Continues…

Journal: Integrity (Truth) Coming to the Top on Banking

Journal: Integrity 101 for Presidential Aides

Journal: Integrity, Afghanistan, & The White House

Journal: Intelligence & Innovation Support to Strategy, Planning, Programming, Budgeting, & Acquisition

Journal: Klepto-Capitalism (Legalized Looting)

Journal: Lessons of Viet-Nam

Journal: Markle Foundation Focuses on Lack of Information–We Focus on Lack of Integrity

Journal: Microsoft, Cyber-Security, Syllable, & Integrity

Journal: Moody’s Loss of Integrity

Journal: New QDR–Pentagon Goes Intellectually AWOL

Journal: New York Times Lies, Ha’aretz Does Not

Journal: Obliviousness–and Lies–Kill Own’s Own

Journal: OUT OF CONTROL–The Demise of Responsible Government “Intelligence” II

Journal: Out of Touch with Reality II

Journal: Out of Touch with Reality III

Journal: Paradigm & Integrity Revolution in Medicine

Journal: Pentagon Lies, NYT Sells Out, Obama Fiddles

Journal: Pentagon’s Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as a Metaphor for a Predictable Defense Meltdown

Journal: Politics & Intelligence–Partners Only When Integrity is Central to Both

Journal: Race, Class, Money & Truth

Journal: Reflections on Integrity

Journal: Secretary of State Lacks Intelligence Support

Journal: Senator Moves to Stop Scientific Ghostwriting

Journal: Steele on Integrity and the Secretary of Defense Specifically

Journal: The Power of ONE Person with INTEGRITY

Journal: The Truth on Iraq and Israel Must Come Out

Journal: True Cost of Afghanistan

Journal: True Cost–Israel and Palestine

Journal: Underpants Bomber Shines Light on Naked USG–Without Four Reforms, USA Locked in Place

Journal: US Corruption at the Border and at the Top

Journal: US Government Still Inept at 183 Languages, 33 of them Core (including 12 distinct dialects of Arabic)

Journal: US Lacks Basic Intelligence at the Top

Journal: US Ruling Class versus Country Class–Deep Insights, Need Integrity and Fact-Based Deliberation

Journal: USG Clears Way in AF for “Thug in a Box”

Journal: USN Refuses NGF for USMC–Gap Clearly Identified by Expeditionary Factors Study in 1989

Journal: Who will trust open source security from the government? Any government?

Preconditions of Revolution in the USA Today

Reference: 1989 USMC CLIC CIA DIA Aborted Baby

Reference: Empire of Lies & Secrecy

Reference: Hacking Humanity & Open Everything

Reference: Integrity–Without it Nothing Works

Reference: Integrity–Without it Nothing Works II

Reference: Integrity–Without It Nothing Works III

Reference: Lying is Not Patriotic–Ron Paul

Reference: We Lacked the Will (on HUMINT)

Review (Guest): Government of the Shadows–Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty (Paperback)

Review (Guest): Integrity–Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House

Review : Global Shift–How A New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity

Review: A Foreign Policy of Freedom–Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship (Paperback)

Review: A Power Governments Cannot Suppress

Review: Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth

Review: Anti-corruption: Webster’s Timeline History, 1954 – 2007

Review: Blind Into Baghdad–America’s War in Iraq

Review: Blood Money–Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq

Review: Come Home America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country

Review: Corruption and Anti-Corruption–An Applied Philosophical Approach

Review: Dignity for All–How to Create a World Without Rankism

Review: Ecological Intelligence–How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything (Hardcover)

Review: Edward Lansdale’s Cold War (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War) (Paperback)

Review: Failed States–The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (American Empire Project) (Hardcover)

Review: Gag Rule–On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy

Review: Grand Theft Pentagon–Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror

Review: Griftopia–Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Review: Ideas and Integrities–A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure

Review: Into the Buzzsaw–Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press

Review: Knowledge As Design

Review: Losing America–Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency

Review: Our Endangered Values–America’s Moral Crisis (Hardcover)

Review: Politics Lost–How American Democracy Was Trivialized By People Who Think You’re Stupid (Hardcover)

Review: Prelude to Terror–the Rogue CIA, The Legacy of America’s Private Intelligence Network the Compromising of American Intelligence (Hardcover)

Review: Responsible History

Review: Shooting the Truth–The Rise of American Political Documentaries

Review: Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect

Review: State of Emergency–The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America

Review: Target Iran–The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change

Review: Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism That Changed the World

Review: Tempting Faith–An Inside Story of Political Seduction

Review: The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

Review: The Big Wedding–9/11, the Whistle Blowers, and the Cover-up (Paperback)

Review: The Cheating Culture–Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

Review: The Deepening Darkness–Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy’s Future

Review: The Design of Business–Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage

Review: The Disposable American–Layoffs and Their Consequences (Hardcover)

Review: The End of Money and the Future of Civilization

Review: The Folly of War–American Foreign Policy, 1898-2005

Review: The Idea that is America–Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World

Review: The New Pearl Harbor–Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 (Paperback)

Review: The Real Environmental Crisis–Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment’s Number One Enemy

Review: The Sorrows of Empire–Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project)

Review: The Swiss, The Gold And The Dead–How Swiss Bankers Helped Finance the Nazi War Machine

Review: The Trial of Henry Kissinger

Review: Wedge–The Secret War Between the FBI and CIA

Review: What We Say Goes

Review: Who the Hell Are We Fighting?–The Story of Sam Adams and the Vietnam Intelligence Wars (Hardcover)

Review: Why Leaders Lie–The Truth About Lying in International Politics

Review: Why the Rest Hates the West–Understanding the Roots of Global Rage (Paperback)

Review: Willful Neglect–The Dangerous Illusion of Homeland Security

Review: Wilson’s Ghost–Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century

Search: “the central problem of our time” Steele

Search: bhopal, yes men, ethics

Search: Integrity

Search: Intelligence and the Viet-Nam War

SECRECY NEWS: Over-Classification & Whistleblowers

Strong Signals: Truth or Tyrannicide + RECAP

True Cost: Cost of food-borne illnesses is deemed much higher than earlier estimates

US Intelligence Lies to “Defer” to General Petraeus

USA National Military Strategy 2011 + RECAP

What’s Right with America? Let Me List the Books…

What’s Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books….

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Corporate Lack of Integrity or Intelligence or Both

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Dereliction of Duty (Other Than Defense)

Worth a Look: Citizen Intelligence on Homeland Security Waste

Worth a Look: Military Ethics in Tough Times

Worth a Look: Strong Signal–Anger in the Heartland

Worth a Look: The Golden Hour and Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power