posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 09:59 PM
The Central Intelligence Agency violated its charter for 25 years until revelations of illegal wiretapping, domestic surveillance, assassination
plots, and human experimentation led to official investigations and reforms in the 1970s, according to declassified documents posted today on the Web
by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.
CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden announced today that the Agency is declassifying the full 693-page file amassed on CIA's illegal activities by order
of then-CIA director James Schlesinger in 1973--the so-called "family jewels." Only a few dozen heavily-censored pages of this file have previously
been declassified, although multiple Freedom of Information Act requests have been filed over the years for the documents. Gen. Hayden called today's
release "a glimpse of a very different time and a very different Agency."Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This is hardly a very different time. It may have been like that until more recently, like until 911, but when did the tyranny of the CIA ever
end? They were still up to their narfarious tricks even in the 80's as proven by the Iran-Contra Scandal. It's too bad that scandal was but barely a
peer into the CIA's then activities. That ordeal probably slowed their roll a touch, for s stretch, but now after 911 it's all back to busniess as
usual including assassinations, terrorism, ovethrows, rigging elections, and so on at a grand Cold War or beyond scale. Thorw in the fact that GWB has
not only reappointed the Iran-Contra 'heros', but he's even given them their same jobs including the tyrants behind Latin American posts and
[edit on 22-6-2007 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]