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Could Google be a spook?
Is Google's quest to manage the world's information leading straight to the CIA?

Former CIA clandestine case officer Robert David Steele made some very hot comments on his appearance on the Alex Jones radio show. Steele cites his contacts within the agency with the information that Google and the CIA are involved with one another.

Steele said, "I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government - that is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off."

In reference to Google's fight against the U.S. Department of Justice for the privacy of its users, Steele claims that it was an elaborate charade intended for the public eye.

"Google was a little hypocritical when they were refusing to honor a Department of Justice request for information because they were heavily in bed with the Central Intelligence Agency, the office of research and development," concluded Steele.

From reports, Steele did not bring evidence to light in order to back up his claims, and neither Google nor the CIA are yet commenting on the matter.

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Rampant Speculation
By ZmaxDP on 10/31/2006 10:53:19 PM , Rating: 5
I love the rampant speculation on this particular topic. Just so everyone knows, Alex Jones is the conspiracy theorist to put all others to shame. If a gnat farted in India he would assume that the New World Order had orchestrated it to cause global climate changes and re-shape the power structures of the entire universe. Pretty much anyone he asks on his show is of a similar ilk. So, unless you are also of a similar ilk, you can pretty much disregard everything that was said. Seriously. Everything.

That being said, even if it was true (that google had some involvement with the CIA) we have no clue from the "report" what that involvement is. The CIA might be asking Google to develop a search engine to help them hunt down terrorists, or track child pornographers, etc.. Or, they might be letting the CIA filter all their data searching for terrorists and child pornographers. The former would be perfectly fine with me. Who better to do it. The latter would be highly illegal and disturbing. Do we know? No. So what's with the jumping to conclusions and Google bashing? At least admit that the article is highly inconclusive and amazingly vague.

RE: Rampant Speculation
By guru on 11/1/2006 1:14:09 AM , Rating: 2
Still it was Robert Steele that made the statement. He used to be "the best CIA had" when he worked for the organization. And to be fair, he has revealed other things about the CIA.

If this were true it wouldn't exactly come as an surprise since the CIA has a well known history of similar (or much worse) things.

RE: Rampant Speculation
By gordypordy on 11/1/06, Rating: 0
RE: Rampant Speculation
By Wwhat on 11/2/2006 1:19:54 AM , Rating: 2
Funny you mention a movie in which the conspiracy theorist was right, and he was right to try do something about it too.

RE: Rampant Speculation
By someguy23 on 11/4/2006 2:48:59 PM , Rating: 2
The CIA would NOT be involved in child pornography investigation. That would be the FBI. Nice try though.

The CIA is an intelligence agency, not a law enforcement agency. Do some homework, Mr. "You Can Disregard Everything".

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