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  • lemec
    Eternal Champion
    • Jul 2005
    • 5317

    CIA to reveal decades of misdeeds

    I am not surprised,but the facts are still shocking!

    -especially this one:

    "behaviour modification experiments on "unwitting" US citizens"

    Many of these wrongs were already known,but how much of this stuff still goes on that nobody knows about?


    BBC.com wrote:

    CIA to reveal decades of misdeeds
    The US Central Intelligence Agency is to declassify hundreds of documents detailing some of the agency's worst illegal abuses from the 1950s to 1970s.

    The papers, to be released next week, will detail assassination plots, domestic spying and wiretapping, kidnapping and human experiments.

    Many of the incidents are already known, but the documents are expected to give more comprehensive accounts.

    It is "unflattering" but part of agency history, CIA chief Michael Hayden said.

    "This is about telling the American people what we have done in their name," Gen Hayden told a conference of foreign policy historians.

    The documents, dubbed the "Family Jewels", offer a "glimpse of a very different time and a very different agency".

    The full 693-page file detailing CIA illegal activities was compiled on the orders of the then CIA director James Schlesinger in 1973.

    He had been alarmed by accounts of CIA involvement in the Watergate scandal under his predecessor and asked CIA officials to inform him of all activities that fell outside the agency's legal charter.

    'Skeletons'

    Ahead of the documents' release by the CIA, the National Security Archive, an independent research body, on Thursday published related papers it had obtained.

    These detail government discussions in 1975 of the CIA abuses and briefings by Mr Schlesinger's successor at the CIA, William Colby, who said the CIA had "done some things it shouldn't have".

    Among the incidents that were said to "present legal questions" were:

    * the confinement of a Soviet defector in the mid-1960s
    * assassination plots of foreign leaders, including Cuba's Fidel Castro
    * wiretapping and surveillance of journalists
    * behaviour modification experiments on "unwitting" US citizens
    * surveillance of dissident groups between 1967 and 1971
    * opening from 1953 to 1973 of letters to and from the Soviet Union; from 1969 to 1972 of mail to and from China

    The papers also convey mounting concern in President Gerald Ford's administration that what were dubbed the CIA's "skeletons" were surfacing in the media.

    Henry Kissinger, then both secretary of state and national security adviser, was against Mr Colby's moves to investigate the CIA's past abuses and the fact that agency secrets were being divulged.

    Accusations appearing in the media about the CIA were "worse than in the days of McCarthy", Mr Kissinger said.
    Story from BBC NEWS:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/h...as/6229750.stm


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6229750.stm

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock
  • Morgan Kane
    Lost in the multiverse
    • Jun 2006
    • 1428

    #2
    interesting, not surprising .. in the name of freedom ?

    I am not an angel and guess that counter intelligency is not a job for small girls .... but there are limits : medical experimentation on unwilling citizens !

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    • lemec
      Eternal Champion
      • Jul 2005
      • 5317

      #3
      Originally posted by Morgan Kane View Post
      interesting, not surprising .. in the name of freedom ?

      I am not an angel and guess that counter intelligency is not a job for small girls .... but there are limits : medical experimentation on unwilling citizens !
      Exactly!

      That's like when the government tested LSD and other things on Army soldiers.

      -and when the Army marched men towards a mushroom cloud immediately after nuclear testing.

      We here in Nevada are also going to be storing all of the county's nuclear waste as well,they assure us it is safe. They will carry it by train to Yucca Mountain. I guess the storage and transport containers can survive an accident and are rated not to melt up to a certain temperature,but really,who are they kidding?-There is always the unexpected!

      A couple of years ago,in one area of the desert,there were many animals that all mysteriously died off at once. That could have been some secret testing right there.

      One year,everyone in the city was sent emergency plans to have all kinds of medical supplies,food,water and plastic containers to take clothing and survival good in,now there has never been anything more spoken about it,I'm sure something is being covered up here,some bio-agent on the loose,I suspect.

      Anyway,it's crazy all the stuff the U.S. government and their agency's have done to their own populace,what is even more scary is what have they done in secret to the rest of the world?

      When they treat us like lab rats,what do you think they can and are willing to do everywhere else?

      "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
      - Michael Moorcock

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      • devilchicken
        We'll get to that later
        • Nov 2004
        • 2814

        #4
        This is priceless - no surprise they can't let this stuff out with a bit of side-spin applied.

        ...the "Family Jewels", offer a "glimpse of a very different time and a very different agency"
        As if the CIA in the era of the "war on terror" is a fluffy bunny next to the 20th Century Lone Wolf. Give me a break...
        Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

        Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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        • Pietro_Mercurios
          Only Slightly Unbalanced
          • Oct 2004
          • 5879

          #5
          I'm holding my breath. In antici... pation!

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          • lemec
            Eternal Champion
            • Jul 2005
            • 5317

            #6
            It will be interesting to see all of it.

            Ya!

            It wasn't us,it was the other guys....

            I guess 30 to 50 years later,a new CIA will apologize for things they are doing right now.

            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
            - Michael Moorcock

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            • Talisant
              Champion of the Balance
              • Dec 2003
              • 1299

              #7
              Released today? The link wouldn't connect, probably bogged down with OTHER rubberneckers at the moment. One has to ask "Why now?"

              http://www.foia.cia.gov
              "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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