It’s used everyday by millions—maybe billions of people worldwide, yet despite its cheery, rainbow-colored logo, Google has a much darker reputation within the halls of the Deep State.
Thanks to renown whistleblower Julian Assange, we now have insider access into the ways in which Google—recently renamed to the infantile, non-threatening-sounding “Alphabet”—colludes with the US government to spread its influence beyond the private sector and into the world of politics and social revolutions.
“They will tell you that open-mindedness is a virtue,” writes Assange in When Google Met Wikileaks, “but all perspectives that challenge the exceptionalist drive at the heart of American foreign policy will remain invisible to them. This is the impenetrable banality of ‘don’t be evil.’ They believe that they are doing good. And that is a problem.”
It was a meeting Assange would later think naive of himself for having agreed to: Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman and Jared Cohen, veteran at the Council on Foreign Relations and the State Department, sat down with the notorious Wikileaks founder.
But it wasn’t until three years later when Assange published emails leaked from within Stratfor, a private security firm, that he realized the true scope of Google’s backdoor workings with US intelligence and military departments.
One revealing email, written by Stratfor’s Vice President for Intelligence Fred Burton, reads:
“Google is getting WH [White House] and State Dept support and air cover. In reality they are doing things the CIA cannot do . . . [Cohen] is going to get himself kidnapped or killed. Might be the best thing to happen to expose Google’s covert role in foaming up-risings, to be blunt. The US Gov’t can then disavow knowledge and Google is left holding the shit-bag.”
It seems obvious: don’t let Google’s innocuous home page fool you: behind the simple layout and positive public image, the giant corporation is doing much more than performing people’s search queries.
Indeed, as Henry Kissinger, infamous warmonger and schemer, would later say in his praise for Schmidt and Cohen’s co-authored book, The Empire of the Mind (later renamed to The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business):
“What Lockheed Martin was to the twentieth century, technology and cyber-security companies will be to the twenty-first.”
Cohen’s role in bridging Google’s actions with those of the US government are emphasized by Assange, who wrote in regards to the Stratfor emails:
“Cohen’s directorate appeared to cross over from public relations and ‘corporate responsibility’ work into active corporate intervention in foreign affairs at a level that is normally reserved for states.
“Jared Cohen could be wryly named Google’s ‘director of regime change.’
“According to the emails, he was trying to plant his fingerprints on some of the major historical events in the contemporary Middle East.
“He could be placed in Egypt during the revolution, meeting with Wael Ghonim, the Google employee whose arrest and imprisonment hours later would make him a PR-friendly symbol of the uprising in the Western press.
“Meetings had been planned in Palestine and Turkey, both of which—claimed Stratfor emails—were killed by the senior Google leadership as too risky. Only a few months before he met with me, Cohen was planning a trip to the edge of Iran in Azerbaijan to ‘engage the Iranian communities closer to the border,’ as part of Google Ideas’ project on repressive societies.”
In truth, Google has always had one foot in the private sector and one in the Deep State’s halls, with it’s founding so many years ago enjoying direct ties and support from the US government.
As reported by The Free Thought Project:
“Of course, the massive company — its various facets now under the umbrella of Alphabet, Inc. — has never been fully absent government involvement.
“Research for what would become ultimately become Google had been undertaken by company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — the strictly secretive technological testing and planning arm for the Department of Defense.
“Indeed Google’s continued coziness with the diplomacy, military, and intelligence wings of the United States government should not be, though perpetually are, ignored.”