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the Talking Can
06-21-2007, 10:12 PM
CIA to Air Decades of Its Dirty Laundry
Assassination Attempts Among Abuses Detailed

By Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, June 22, 2007; Page A01

The CIA will declassify hundreds of pages of long-secret records detailing some of the intelligence agency's worst illegal abuses -- the so-called "family jewels" documenting a quarter-century of overseas assassination attempts, domestic spying, kidnapping and infiltration of leftist groups from the 1950s to the 1970s, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday.

The documents, to be publicly released next week, also include accounts of break-ins and theft, the agency's opening of private mail to and from China and the Soviet Union, wiretaps and surveillance of journalists, and a series of "unwitting" tests on U.S. civilians, including the use of drugs.

"Most of it is unflattering, but it is CIA's history," Hayden said in a speech to a conference of foreign policy historians. The documents have been sought for decades by historians, journalists and conspiracy theorists and have been the subject of many fruitless Freedom of Information Act requests.....



interesting... (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/21/AR2007062102434.html)

Fishpicker
06-21-2007, 10:15 PM
they didnt mention all the opium trafficking that funded those black ops? weird.

Taco John
06-21-2007, 10:43 PM
Only whacked out conspiracy theorists believe this crap. Everything is hunky dory. Nobody abuses power, and if for some reason they do, it's to keep me safe.

Fishpicker
06-21-2007, 11:03 PM
Only whacked out conspiracy theorists believe this crap. Everything is hunky dory. Nobody abuses power, and if for some reason they do, it's to keep me safe.

I dont know about you TJ but, I sure am glad that all those S&Boneheads at Yale do what they do. If they didnt subject themselves to necrophilic initiation rights, someone else would have to. It's all completely benevolent. And they keep us free.