Skip to comments.CIA Announces Declassification of 1970s 'Skeletons' File...(Drudge Title)
Posted on 06/21/2007 4:08:07 PM PDT by RDTF
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."
"This is the first voluntary CIA declassification of controversial material since George Tenet in 1998 reneged on the 1990s promises of greater openness at the Agency," commented Thomas Blanton, the Archive's director.
Hayden also announced the declassification of some 11,000 pages of the so-called CAESAR, POLO and ESAU papers--hard-target analyses of Soviet and Chinese leadership internal politics and Sino-Soviet relations from 1953-1973, a collection of intelligence on Warsaw Pact military programs, and hundreds of pages on the A-12 spy plane.
The National Security Archive separately obtained (and posted today) a six-page summary of the illegal CIA activities, prepared by Justice Department lawyers after a CIA briefing in December 1974, the memorandum of conversation when the CIA first briefed President Gerald Ford on the scandal on January 3, 1975.
Then-CIA director Schlesinger commissioned the "family jewels" compilation with a May 9, 1973 directive after finding out that Watergate burglars E. Howard Hunt and James McCord (both veteran CIA officers) had cooperation from the Agency as they carried out "dirty tricks" for President Nixon
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I wonder if this will include information on the Iran Contras and Abscam.
The “National Security Archive” is a left-wing activist body posing as an academic entity with objectivity. Why on earth is Hayden cooperating with them?
McConnell announces the cancellation of a multi-billion satellite program and Hayden does this — are the ‘RATs pulling their strings??
FYI - links to docs at above link
I’m thinking Kerry et al, and the Anti War movement
hey old friend - thought you might appreciate this
US Cold War enemies, both home and abroad.
Maybe we’ll see photos of Kerry shagging Madame Bin? On the big round peace negotiations table?
Billy Jeff’s trips to Russia.
Or Hillary and the Black Panthers smoking pot?
Kerry and Clinton have to be in there somewhere.
timing is never an accident
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
IC was released a couple months ago by NA.
Clinton Files: WIlliam Clinton-not dangerious, appears only to be a part of the anti-war movement so as to "pick up chicks" and get "stoned". However, has been seen with a femine looking boy (or perhaps masculine girl) suspected of marxist ties. Could be dangerious, very focused, does not appear to respect the views of others nor respect personal hygene, is named Hillary Rodham, gender and orientation unknown, radical, may be avoiding bathing so as to conserve water, or possibly feels that use of B.O. will prevent others from spying on him/her/it.
>>>WIlliam Clinton-not dangerious, appears only to be a part of the anti-war movement so as to “pick up chicks” and get “stoned”.
Clinton’s ROTC Letter As Entered in Congressional Record (Page: H5550) 7/30/93
I have written and spoken and marched against the war. One of the national organizers of the Vietnam Moratorium is a close friend of mine. After I left Arkansas last summer, I went to Washington to work in the national headquarters of the Moratorium, then to England to organize the Americans here for demonstrations October 15 and November 16.
More at link
>>>>However, has been seen with a femine looking boy (or perhaps masculine girl) suspected of marxist ties.
Perhaps both. David Mixner AND Hillary Rodham :)
Oh thank you!
A-12 aircraft. SR-71’s dad.
A comment related to the CIA: Ronald Reagan, in his diary, makes reference to the CIA becoming effective again, under Bill Casey, after its neutering under Carter.
No prob. Here’s a link.
In an effort to stay way ahead of our domestic enemies, I always like to know what potential ammunition they’ll be trying to use against us.
Every presidential election year, the Dems feel compulsed to drag out Watergate and Richard Nixon. Do they really want to do this with Hillary running for president, after we just heard about how she listened to cell phone calls of people on her enemies list?
1973 was only 34 years ago. Many of the people involved with events described will still be alive. I hope people don’t start turning up dead around the world because of this.
>>>>Every presidential election year, the Dems feel compulsed to drag out Watergate and Richard Nixon. Do they really want to do this with Hillary running for president,
Since she is running for President, it is important to review her record. She was involved.
FWIW, I don’t think the timing is an accident for either sets of releases.
Thanks much! Yes, I was recently reviewing the previously-released version of this, I’ll be interested to see what else is released.
I wonder if it will have Kerry’s CIA buddy who gave him the cap?
I wonder what it may contain about Kerry and other Socialist Democrats.
LOL, as if I have to ask.
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; A01
So begins the efforts by our domestic enemies...
Ping...that would be “hell”, and it’s being orchastrated to come down on GWB’s head and has been for nearly a year IMHO. Just thought I’d give you a heads up, as some warning is always better than none.
The First Amendment is a two edged sword. Has to be, by nature.
I support the troops. I’ve always said if you play with fire long enough, you’re going to get burned. Merely spectating myself, people usually do a good job of digging their own holes. Funny thing with Bush right now is...who does he turn to? I’m not sure if I remember where the rope is (lol), this Amnesty thing just keeps popping up on the radar.
I bet the MSM portrays these "abuses" as all occurring under Nixon and ignores anything that took place under Kennedy and Johnson.
Ah so they were not really abuses.
The National Security Archive is also linked to Peter Kornbluh, Kerry's associate from the Institute for Policy Studies. They've edited a number of declassified documents related to US Latin American policy re: Cuban Missile Crisis, Pinochet, Sandinistas, etc. See for instance:Also
Chile Documentation Project: Peter Kornbluh, Director It was also Kornbluh who arranged Kerry's trip to meet Ortega in 1984........52 posted on 08/10/2004 12:00:26 AM PDT by Fedora
* Peter Kornbluh : ...Kornbluh was an IPS associate quite close to the Sandinistas. Page 79 of the same source (Powell) mentions that in 1983, 1984, and 1985, Kornbluh travelled to visit the Sandinista leadership with the following individuals: Robert Borosage, Saul Landau, Richard Barnet, and Cora Weiss. Page 134 mentions he was also a consultant for NPR while working at IPS.-------4 posted on 02/11/2004 6:27:45 PM PST by Fedora
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. ......"This is the first voluntary CIA declassification of controversial material since George Tenet in 1998 reneged on the 1990s promises of greater openness at the Agency," commented Thomas Blanton, the Archive's director.
Tom Blanton is a John Kerry associate.
When wondering into these territories, the truth is meaningless. Perceptions are everything. It’s a viscous propaganda war, and the MSM does indeed have the liberal left angle locked up. It’ll be interesting to watch, I’ll say that much.
My first thoughts..Why, and why NOW?
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