Myra Bronstein Posted June 22, 2007 Share Posted June 22, 2007 (edited) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...?referrer=email "CIA to Air Decades of Its Dirty Laundry Assassination Attempts Among Abuses Detailed By Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, June 22, 2007; Page A01 The CIA will declassify hundreds of pages of long-secret records detailing some of the intelligence agency's worst illegal abuses -- the so-called "family jewels" documenting a quarter-century of overseas assassination attempts, domestic spying, kidnapping and infiltration of leftist groups from the 1950s to the 1970s, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said yesterday. The documents, to be publicly released next week, also include accounts of break-ins and theft, the agency's opening of private mail to and from China and the Soviet Union, wiretaps and surveillance of journalists, and a series of "unwitting" tests on U.S. civilians, including the use of drugs. "Most of it is unflattering, but it is CIA's history," Hayden said in a speech to a conference of foreign policy historians. The documents have been sought for decades by historians, journalists and conspiracy theorists and have been the subject of many fruitless Freedom of Information Act requests. ... A New York Times article by reporter Seymour Hersh about the CIA's infiltration of antiwar groups, published in December 1974, was "just the tip of the iceberg," then-Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger warned Ford, according to a Jan. 3 memorandum of their conversation. Kissinger warned that if other operations were divulged, "blood will flow," saying, "For example, Robert Kennedy personally managed the operation on the assassination of [Cuban President Fidel] Castro." Kennedy was the attorney general from 1961 to 1964. ... On edit: Oops, already reported on forum: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=10295 Sorry. Edited June 22, 2007 by Myra Bronstein Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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