Friday, June 22, 2007

Smoke In Your Eyes Only

CIA to Air Decades of Dirty Laundry.

…. "skeletons" listed in the summary included:

· The confinement by the CIA of a Russian defector, suspected by the CIA as a possible "fake," in Maryland and Virginia safe houses for two years, beginning in 1964. Colby speculated that this might be "a violation of the kidnapping laws."

· The "very productive" 1963 wiretapping of two columnists -- Robert Allen and Paul Scott -- whose conversations included talks with 12 senators and six congressmen.

· Break-ins by the CIA's office of security at the homes of one current and one former CIA official suspected of retaining classified documents.

· CIA-funded testing of American citizens, "including reactions to certain drugs."

The CIA documents scheduled for release next week, Hayden said yesterday, "provide a glimpse of a very different time and a very different agency."

----Soooo, lemme see. The CIA is airing info which informed folks have known for years anyway? Information leaked or written years ago by "ex-CIA" authors often with titles such as "My 20 Years Inside the CIA… " gotta get that pension and government permission before rattling the bones. (The 2 or 3 year "confinement" of Yuri Nosenko, Russian defector in 1964, was made into an HBO movie in the '80s and some theorists connected the man's confinement to the JFK assassination.)

Doesn't it make ya just damn proud Bubba to be an Amerikun because our government sooner or later gives us the dirty laundry?

The new boss giving us a peek inside the Company is SOP; CIA does this every 10 years or so and claims ya need to know this : "it was a very different time and a very different agency."

Sure it was boss. Give the man a Cohíba.

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