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    Luigi

    CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    '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.


    CIA to reveal years of misdeeds bbc.com

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    Luigi

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Is anyone surprised?

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    TenGig

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Not really...

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    Migi e!

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Might want to read up on The Church Committee before we make too many rash judgements.
    Church Committee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    UsedRugs

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    '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.


    CIA to reveal years of misdeeds bbc.com
    Some of the stuff they did to people is just plain sick.
    But, our right wing nuts here will love it.

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    Migi e!

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Quote Originally Posted by UsedRugs View Post
    Some of the stuff they did to people is just plain sick.
    But, our right wing nuts here will love it.
    Especially the ones that happened under dem watch.

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    the_chauffeur

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Quote Originally Posted by Migi e! View Post
    Especially the ones that happened under dem watch.
    Both main parties are right-wing.

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    Migi e!

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Quote Originally Posted by the_chauffeur View Post
    Both main parties are right-wing.
    :laughing:
    If both were right wing we wouldn't have a socialist gov't.

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    the_chauffeur

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Quote Originally Posted by Migi e! View Post
    :laughing:
    If both were right wing we wouldn't have a socialist gov't.
    Please explain how the Republican government is in any way Socialist.

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    Luigi

    Re: CIA to declassify years worth of documents

    Quote Originally Posted by the_chauffeur View Post
    Please explain how the Republican government is in any way Socialist.

    Because we have police stations and fire departments paid with tax dollars, instead of getting billed if you call 911. Oh, and a military paid with tax dollars, taken without my consent (Socialism).

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