Irangate and Secret Arms-for-Hostage Deal

[…] to hold the hostages until after the election ensuring Carter’s defeat. Also at the meeting were Allen’s aide, Laurence Silberman, and Robert McFarlane, then an aide to Senator John Tower of the Senate Armed Services Committee and later Reagan’s third National Security Adviser and a key figure in Irangate. An earlier but less detailed […]

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Pipe Dreams: the CIA, Drugs, and the Media

[…] and the May 1971 Ramparts magazine featured a cover story on South Vietnam’s ‘Marshal Ky: The Biggest Pusher in the World.’ The major media ignored everything until Senator Ernest Gruening, a maverick from Alaska, opened hearings. At that point the Washington Post and NBC News ‘discovered’ this story, but soon buried it. Only the […]

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Mind Control and the American Government

[…] RHIC-EDOM is real. To my knowledge, the only official questioning of a CIA representative concerning these techniques occurred in 1977, during Senate hearings on CIA drug testing. Senator Richard Schweiker had the following interchange with Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, an important MKULTRA administrator: Schweiker: Some of the projects under MKULTRA involved hypnosis, is that correct? […]

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Halliburton: Winning the Brown and Root Way

Colin Challen MP First, buy your senator It wasn’t long after their election in 2000 that the business backgrounds of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney became mired in controversy. Cheney’s business career was not as long as Bush’s, but it personifies the role of crony capitalism endemic to U.S. politics. Cheney’s role as […]

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Terrorism, Anti-Semitism and Dissent

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[…] (father of George W. with at that time only the CIA directorship on his political CV), his former Langley colleague Ray Cline, Perle, Ledeen, Congressman Jack Kemp, Senator John Danforth and Senator Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson. The last was a key figure in the US military-industrial complex, often known as the Senator for Boeing. A […]

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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate

[…] that, and more, we get. LBJ was a seriously strange person. What we don’t get is a decent explanation of how Johnson got rich after becoming a senator. He mentions that LBJ got rich and offers a brief explanation: LBJ bought a radio station and told people to buy advertising on it if they […]

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Was the Director of Central Intelligence a Soviet agent?

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[…] agreed, judging the Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee to be unauthorized persons whose orders he was not required to obey. He feared that secrets revealed to Senator Church, in particular, would be placed in the public domain – in other words, made available to the Soviets. In the Fall of 1977 Helms was […]

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Persian Drugs: Oliver North, the DEA and Covert Operations in the Mideast

[…] reportedly never informed that drug agents were now acting as cloak-and-dagger operators for the CIA and National Security Council. ‘There was no reporting responsibility to anyone’, said Senator Paul Tribble (Republican-Virginia). ‘There were no controls on how the money was spent or for what purpose.'(25) The DEA’s active role was initiated by Edward Hickey, […]

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World Parafascism and the U.S. Chile Lobby

[…] – the various committees organised from the public relations office of Marvin Liebman on Madison Avenue, and – on the inside – the Congressional power mustered by Senator Strom Thurmond. This coalition is strengthened inside Congress by the pay-off system refined most recently by the unregistered South Korean lobbyist, Tongsun Park, and outside it […]

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DEA, Crime and the Press Today

[…] interview with one Clifton DeMotte about Edward Kennedy and Chappaquiddick – had been suggested to Hunt, not by the White House, but by Robert Bennett himself. (60) Senator Baker’s Minority Report about this and other CIA aspects of Watergate was, in turn, grossly distorted by the Post. (61). This is hardly surprising; the Baker […]

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