" Assassin Jerome Johnson was a black neo-Nazi as well as a practiced marksman and member of the NRA. He also thought he was God. The night before murdering Colombo, he arrived by bus from Cambridge, Mass., carrying a caged monkey. " Mark Ames and Alexander Zaitchik dive into the shadowy CIA underworld, tracing the murder of CIA house banker Nicholas Deak
In December 1974, New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh's front-page account (paywall)
of the CIA's MK-ULTRA program
documented their illegal domestic intelligence operations
against the antiwar movement and other dissident groups in the United States. The article eventually prompted investigations by the Rockefeller Commission
and the Church
committees. "There have been other reports on the CIA's doping of civilians, but they have mostly dished about activities in New York City. Accounts of what actually occurred in San Francisco have been sparse and sporadic. But newly declassified CIA records, recent interviews, and a personal diary of [George
,] an operative at Stanford Special Collections shed more light on the breadth of the San Francisco operation." SF Weekly
: "Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA doped San Francisco citizens with LSD." MK-ULTRA: Previously on Metafilter. (Via)
Double or Nothing:
9/11 Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke Speculates That the CIA Tried and Failed to Recruit the Hijackers, and Then Engaged in a Cover-Up. Admitting that he has no proof, he nonetheless alleges
that CIA Director George Tenet and others concealed their knowledge that the suspected Al-Qaeda members were inside the country, which in turn prevented the FBI and other agencies from thwarting the 9/11 attack. Tenet et al. have responded
to this charge via a prepared statement.
On August 16th 1951 a number of people in the quiet southern French town of Pont St.Esprit began to fall ill. Stomach pains were soon followed by violent and often terrifying hallucinations. Local hospitals were soon overwhelmed and more than thirty people were taken to asylums in nearby towns. It was soon decided that the cause was bread poisoning and the evidence pointed to just one Bakery. The reason, it was believed was 'ergot', a fungal infection found in Rye bread which had often caused mass poisonings in Medieval times.
Journalist Hank Albarelli
, however, claims that a recently released CIA memo
shows that the CIA were in fact testing LSD on the inhabitants of the town
. [more inside]
Declassified secrets about the top-secret U.S. military base Area 51
revealed: Great food, cash-stuffed briefcases, no UFOs
Lobster: The Journal of Parapolitics
was started in 1983 by Robin Ramsay
and Stephen Dorril
, two conspiracy enthusiasts who weren't actually nuts and believed in proper research. The magazine primarily covered the activities of the British security and intelligence services and what they term 'parapolitics
'. They've had a brochure website for a while with some sample articles, but starting from the current issue
the full journal will be free online (PDF download). The pair had a falling-out some time ago and have gone their separate ways. On his personal site Dorril, now also the author of a well-received study of Mosley and the Blackshirts
, offers early back issues of the magazine for free download
In 1973 CIA director James Schlesinger asked "employees to report activities they thought might be inconsistent with the Agency’s charter." You know, illegal stuff, black ops, the works. The resulting top secret documents are called the "Family Jewels."
Today they were released. Press release
with link to documents.
"Sleuths Crack Tracking Code Discovered in Color Printers".
Does this creep anyone else out? Some more pictures of the code.
It gets scarier: "But Seth Schoen, the EFF technologist who led the organization's research, said he had seen the coding on documents produced by printers that were at least 10 years old." So who knows how long this has actually been going on?
The death of Frank Olson on November 28, 1953 was a murder, not a suicide.
2. This is not an LSD drug-experiment story
, as it was represented in 1975.
This is a biological warfare
story. Frank Olson
did not die because he was an experimental guinea pig who experienced a “bad trip.”
He died because of concern that he would divulge information concerning a highly classified CIA interrogation program called “ARTICHOKE” in the early 1950’s, and concerning the use of biological weapons by the United States in the Korean War.
3. The truth concerning the death of Frank Olson was concealed from the Olson family
as well as from the public in 1953. In 1975 a cover story regarding Frank Olson’s death was disseminated. At the same time a renewed coverup of the truth concerning this story was being carried out at the highest levels of government, including the White House. The new coverup involved the participation of persons serving in the current Administration.
is his son Eric's search for his father.
Investigative journalist Gary Webb found dead
of an apparent suicide. Webb is known for his Dark Alliance
series, linking the CIA to drug trafficking. As you can imagine, not everyone responded well
to his work, especially his employer
. An interview with Webb can be found here
I look like an idiot up here with all these mikes, the CIA agents are probably behind one or the other... [laughter from the audience]. - Jan 16, 1999
CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs
Just brushing up for this Sunday's two hour series grand finale
What really happened in the week before the attacks in reguards to a Pakistani Inteligence visit with CIA officials.