In his book, “Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion,” Gary Webb explained how, in the 1980’s the CIA facilitated the sale of cocaine to the street gangs, the Crips and Bloods, in Los Angeles in order to funnel the drug profits to the contras, a Latin American guerrilla army.
Here’s now Mr. Webb says it worked: he claims that the CIA-backed contras would smuggle cocaine into the United States and then distribute it to the LA gangs and pocket the profit to distribute to the contras.Write comment (0 Comments)
When the Cold War was getting started in the late 1940’s, the CIA implemented a program called Operation Mockingbird. The objective was to purchase control and influence many major media outlets. The CIA also planned to have many reporters and journalists on the CIA payroll – a practice many people believe is continuing to this day.
One of the main objectives was to use these journalists as spies and to spread propaganda. The list of news organizations came to include reporters from ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, and Copley News Service.Write comment (1 Comment)
In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day. At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the "vengeful librarians" also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms — anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.Write comment (0 Comments)
New testimony implicates the CIA. The question no longer seems to be whether government agents were involved, but how high up the conspiracy ran. For more than 21 years numerous official and unofficial investigations have attempted to answer the myriad questions surrounding the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.Write comment (0 Comments)
In July 1995 the CIA declassified, and approved for release, documents revealing its sponsorship in the 1970s of a program at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, to determine whether such phenomena as remote viewing "might have any utility for intelligence collection". Thus began disclosure to the public of a two-decade-plus involvement of the intelligence community in the investigation of so-called parapsychological or psi phenomena.Write comment (0 Comments)