The United States and the overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-67

[…] S. diplomats say.’ Perhaps 5,000 names were given to the military during the massacres in 1965 which left perhaps 250,000 dead. Somehow Kadane had persuaded a senior CIA agent in Indonesia and his diplomatic boss at the time to talk, on the record. The story was run, briefly, in the British serious press. A […]

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The CIA and radiation experiments on humans

[…] the Advisory Committee’.(1) On January 4, 1994, before Clinton’s orders, James Woosley, then the Director of Central Intelligence, had issued an Agency-wide order to search for ‘possible CIA involvement in testing for the effects of radiation’. Following the Executive Order of January 17, 1994, the CIA established an in-house Human Radiation Experiments Steering Group […]

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The DFS, Silvia Duran and the CIA-Mafia connection

See note:(1) Did Staff D feed the Oswald-Kostikov lie to the CIA? Abstract: There exist at least four successive versions (or falsifications) of Silvia Duran’s so-called statement of November 23,1963, to the Mexican DFS (Dirección Federal de Seguridad), about her interviews of Oswald in the Cuban Consulate. The successive changes mirror the shift in […]

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Pipe Dreams: the CIA, Drugs, and the Media

See note(1) Like some Russian high official come to treat with Chechen rebels, CIA Director John Deutch arrived in force — by heavily-armed motorcade, and with helicopter cover. SWAT teams swarmed over the building that was Deutch’s destination. But on November 15, 1996, Deutch’s destination was in fact only the auditorium of Locke High […]

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Jonestown. The secret life of Jim Jones: a parapolitical fugue

[…] Temple was for many years a witting stooge, or agent, of the FBI and the intelligence community, where it was feared that Ryan’s investigation would embarrass the CIA by linking Jones to some of the Agency’s most volatile programs and operations. This, I believe, is why Jones’s 201-file was purged by the CIA immediately […]

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The Clash of the Icons

[…] turn public opinion against the Vietnam War. This ‘act of conscience’ also, albeit accidentally, contributed to the demise of President Richard Nixon, whose felonious minions had allowed CIA officer E. Howard Hunt and erstwhile FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy to burglarize confidential files from Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office, in a slap-happy attempt to discredit the […]

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The CIA: A history of torture

[…] killed and over two hundred injured. The terrorist organisation responsible for this attack was the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).(1) An overwhelming case can be made that the CIA has been the most dangerous terrorist organisation at work in the world since the Second World War. It has over-thrown governments, sponsored wars, carried out assassinations […]

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Remote Viewing and the US intelligence community

Introduction: While my piece on CIA and DoD psychic research was awaiting publication in Lobster 30, the CIA went public on its interest in so-called Remote Viewing (RV).(1) As a result much new information has been obtained. This piece should be read in conjunction with the piece in Lobster 30. At the time of […]

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The fiction of the state: The Paris Review and the invisible world of American letters

[…] family reminded everyone of the Sitwells. His wife, Perdita, had, it turned out, been secretary to James Jesus Angleton, literary scholar and chief of counterintelligence at the CIA. (His deputy was the novelist, William Hood.) Ned Chase took me to the legendary Billy’s, watering hole to the literary world, and told me he was […]

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Was the Director of Central Intelligence a Soviet agent?

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[…] Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency Richard Helms and William Hood (New York: Random House, 2003) The Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby John Prados Oxford University Press: Cary , 2003 The Man Who Kept the Secrets Thomas Powers (New York: Knopf: 1979) Honorable Men William […]

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