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The CIA’s House of Horrors: Frank Olson’s Fatal Trip

Source: counterpunch November 10, 2017 by Jeffrey St. Clair – Alexander Cockburn By the early 1950s the CIA’s relationship with drugs stretched from alliances with criminal smugglers of heroin to research in, and application of, lethal or mind-altering chemical agents. On November 18, 1953, a group of seven men gathered …

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How America Spreads Global Chaos

The U.S. government may pretend to respect a “rules-based” global order, but the only rule Washington seems to follow is “might makes right” — and the CIA has long served as a chief instigator and enforcer, writes Nicolas J.S. Davies.   Source: Global Research November 2, 2017 By Nicolas J. …

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5 People You Won’t Believe Worked For the CIA

Source: The Corbett Report October 11, 2017 James Corbett When you think of a CIA agent, you probably think of the Hollywood stereotypes: a tall, athletic man in a black suit with dark sunglasses, walking around with one hand on his gun and the other on his ear piece. But …

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Armies, Addicts and Spooks: the CIA in Vietnam and Laos

Source: counterpunch September 29, 2017 by Jeffrey St. Clair – Alexander Cockburn At 7:30 a.m., on March 16, 1968, Task Force Barker descended on the small hamlet of My Lai in the Quang Nai province of South Vietnam. Two squads cordoned off the village and one, led by Lieutenant William …

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“The Black Budget.” This Is What The ‘Secret Government’ Doesn’t Want You To Know

Source: collective Evolution June 29, 2016 Arjun Walia Countless amounts of academics, presidents and other politicians have told humanity that a secret government is really pulling the strings when it comes to who holds the balance of power on our planet. Multiple studies have emerged showing that a very small …

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Bilderberg on Steroids – Meet The Secret CIA-Funded Group Behind The ‘War on Terror’

Source: The Free Thought Project September 5, 2017 Rachel Blevins Bilderberg has gained a reputation as the world’s most secretive group of billionaires and political leaders who conspire to impact global events—but reports indicate that they don’t hold a candle to another group that includes a host of war criminals …

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The CIA and Me: How I Learned Not to Love Big Brother

Source: counterpunch by Alfred W. McCoy In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Washington pursued its elusive enemies across the landscapes of Asia and Africa, thanks in part to a massive expansion of its intelligence infrastructure, particularly of the emerging technologies for digital surveillance, agile drones, and biometric identification. …

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What CIA Hid from the Rockefeller Committee

State Department diplomatic courier delivers pouched items to a US Embassy Paris officer on the airport tarmac in Paris (left). Diplomatic courier hands a diplomatic pouch through a window of the Orient Express to the US Vice Consul Raymond Baine in Milan, Italy (top right). .38 caliber revolvers. Photo credit: DS …

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The End of the CIA’s Dirty War in Syria

Source: counterpunch by John Wight When the definitive history of the conflict in Syria is written, the role of the United States in funding, training, and arming rebel groups will by necessity comprise a major chapter. Washington’s announcement that the CIA has cancelled its program to support ‘moderate rebels’ in Syria – …

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Creating a Crime: How the CIA Commandeered the DEA

Source: counterpunch by Douglas Valentine The outlawing of narcotic drugs at the start of the Twentieth Century, the turning of the matter from public health to social control, coincided with American’s imperial Open Door policy and the belief that the government had an obligation to American industrialists to create markets …