After September 11, 2001 happened, plenty was done in the name of 9/11. They went from spying on terrorists, criminals and gangs, to spying on absolutely everyone! They can track all that you do and use it against you to seek prosecution. They can turn your phone on, take over the camera, and if it happens to be in your pocket, they can hear the ambient noise to listen in on conversations. The definition of a police state – is where the government can track everything you do. This sounds like a page right out of Orwell’s book: 1984.
VICE news acquired documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), showing how the CIA spied on and hacked into the senate’s computers. That’s the same institute that’s supposed to be supervising them. In turn, this is a highly illegal activity, and the high-ranking official(s) accountable should be prosecuted.
Over the decades, the CIA has concocted some pretty shocking conspiracies…
Operation paperclip was a competition against the Soviets to acquire as many German Nazi scientists as possible. To be given jobs, to help the US become leaders in the space race and help invent many weaponry technologies.
Many of these ex-Nazi scientists were assigned to help develop parts for spacecraft to be shot into the sky and create features for the first suits used in space, along with engineering and many other things. These Nazis were also used as spies, overlooking the Soviets.
Werner von Braun was made head of NASA and was a central component in the Apollo moon landing. The US government decided to award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom—then one of Ford’s advisors, David Gergen, brought up his former Nazi past. For example, Braun would hang the five slowest concentration camp workers.
From the early 1950s up until the 1970s, the CIA ran experiments to find a truth serum against Soviet spies as they were led to believe that the Russians had developed a mind-control program. The CIA was also trying to create a Manchurian candidate to kill top Soviet officials. Test subjects would be given drugs such as; LSD, mostly without their knowledge, which is highly illegal, and some were even tortured. They also conducted social experiments. For instance, the CIA sprayed LSD in the New York City subway system to observe what would happen. One man, a civilian biochemist Dr. Frank Olsen, who was working for the government, jumped out of a window and succumbed to the inevitable after being given LSD without his knowledge. MKULTRA was later exposed during an investigation led by the Rockefeller Commission.
Operation Mockingbird would also take place in the 1950s during the Cold War. The CIA would pay off numerous journalists, both foreign and local, to publish Soviet-based propaganda made up by the CIA. Some media outlets included; Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS and many others. The report also shows that the CIA paid for at least one film, George Orwell’s: Animal Farm.
This intrusion of media would last until 1975, up until being exposed by the Church Committee. Although, it would appear that this form of propaganda is still going hard today, between Governments and major corporate media outlets.
The Heart Attack Gun
You read that correctly, this gun, believe it or not, exists. The weapon was first brought to light in front of the US senate in 1975 to explain its work. When this gun shoots one, it will leave a tiny red dot at best, and it felt as if you were bit by a mosquito. The bullets poison would then get into the bloodstream, thus a short time later, causing a heart attack. This poison would soon after dissipate, making it appear like natural causes in an autopsy. This is just one of many unique weapons the CIA has created.
The CIA Drug Running in Los Angeles
In 1996, the CIA was suspected to be crack dealers in the ’80s.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, a CIA contract pilot Terry Reed, Michael Rupert, an ex LAPD narcotics officer, were amongst and along with others who exposed this. Which later would be called the most talked about story in Journalism history. They were published in 1996, in a three-part series in the San Jose Mercury News, detailing in the 1980s that linked the CIA and their operatives, accusing that they used cocaine in the form of crack, to be sold in LA, to the African-American community – with the sole intention of raising millions of dollars to support the secret operations in Nicaragua. Flooding crack into the Ghetto, intentionally creating addicts, keeps crime rates high, making it even harder to get out of such a place.
We all know now how powerfully addictive crack is and the actual crime rates linked to it. Some conspiracy theorists believe the CIA themselves invented break.
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