Wednesday, June 27, 2007

a few juicy details from CIA's 'Family Jewels'

why do some of the best stories about our nation come from a different country? CIA ADMITS TO TESTING LSD ON UNSUSPECTING CITIZENS. roflz. read the article from the BBC here.

Anti-Vietnam war protester in Chicago, 1968
The CIA reveals it spied on opponents
of the Vietnam war, i think this
was BEFORE bush made it legal.

The incidents include:

  • the confinement of a Soviet KGB defector, Yuriy Ivanovich Nosenko, in the mid-1960s
  • attempts to use a suspected Mafia mobster, Johnny Roselli, in a plot to assassinate Cuba's Fidel Castro
  • a plot to poison the Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba
  • the wiretapping and surveillance of journalists, including in 1972 columnist Jack Anderson who broke a string of scandals
  • the testing of hallucinogens such as LSD on unsuspecting citizens

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