Friday, June 29, 2007

That was then; this is now

The just declassified CIA documents from the late 40's to the mid 70's known as "The Family Jewels" reveal that the CIA spied on left-wing Canadians critical of the Vietnam War during the late 1960s and '70s.
In an operation that paralelled their domestic program of keeping tabs on left-wing activity on campuses in the US, Operation "MH Chaos" targeted anti-war poli-sci Prof. Mordecai Briemberg at SFU and other student activists.

Yeah, I know. Quel surprise.

Other declassified "Family Jewels" :
  • Enlisting the mob to assassinate Castro with poison
  • Testing LSD and other drugs on unwitting victims
  • Wiretapping US journalists at home and at work
  • Spying on civil rights and anti-Vietnam War protesters
  • CIA meetings leading up to the Watergate burglary
  • Breaking in to the homes of ex-CIA employees
  • The torture of KGB defector Yuri Nosenko
  • Keeping files on members of Congress and 9,900+ Americans in the anti-war movement

More details.

So -- 9/11 didn't change that much after all.

4 comments:

Q said...

Illegal activities went underground with Congressional oversight in the 70's.
911 gave cover to completely remove the quaint notion of inalienable rights.
The U.S. is now officially an evil empire.
However, to offset this travesty, Paris and Lindsay have found Jesus.

West End Bound said...

I'm wondering if Alison was old enough to be on the watch list back in the '60's and '70's . . . . :)

Alison said...

Q : Plus opium rations are up.

WEB : See my comment under NoFly Ifs, Ands, or Butts ;-)

West End Bound said...

I checked it out . . .

Legos, anyone??

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