Approximately people, crowded into the First United Methodist Church in Eugene, Oregon, listened with rapt attention as Webb detailed his experiences. In the meantime, you get another opportunity to see a ParaScope article come together from scratch, from behind the scenes. So check back with us soon for the latest additions as this piece is developed. Video clips and hypertext annotations coming soon. January 16, Time: I look like an idiot up here with all these mikes, the CIA agents are probably behind one or the other It’s really nice to be in Eugene — I’ve been in Madison, Wisconsin talking about this, I’ve been in Berkeley, I’ve been in Santa Monica, and these are sort of like islands of sanity in this world today, so it’s great to be on one of those islands. One of the things that is weird about this whole thing, though, is that I’ve been a daily news reporter for about twenty years, and I’ve done probably a thousand interviews with people, and the strangest thing is being on the other side of the table now and having reporters ask me questions.
Ten Extremely Weird Documents in the CIA’s Online FOIA Archives
The documents were obtained and translated by Christopher E. Goscha, a history professor at the University of Montreal and one of the leading international scholars on Indochina during the French colonial period. He included them in his book, Historical Dictionary of the Indochina War An International and Interdisciplinary Approach , which was published to little notice in Denmark in Interrogators were driven by desperation to get quick results and to get ahead.
Because of the existential dangers that they faced, they decided to take shortcuts around their own restrictions—shortcuts for which they paid dearly.
Summary . Memo from J. Edgar Hoover to the State Department’s Intelligence & Research Bureaeu (INR), dated 29 November , advising of a briefing given by an FBI agent to “Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency” on 23 November
January 18, PD-US The phrase “magician walks into the laboratory” sounds like the start of a groan-inducing joke. But it’s actually the title of a once-confidential document recently released online by the CIA as part of a new initiative to share about , declassified files — more than 12 million pages — on the internet for the first time. The files were released under the Freedom of Information Act FOIA — a law that provides people with the right to request access to information from any federal government agency — and they are currently available to view and download via the CIA website.
CREST holds archived documents dating back to the s — materials are declassified when they are 25 years or older — and is the largest file archive that the CIA has released to date. It covers a wide range of topics, from general CIA records and Cold War dispatches to captions for satellite photos and instructions for mixing invisible ink. Army unit that spent decades exploring whether psychic phenomena could be harnessed by the military. Secret writing and remote viewers CREST’s “Secret Writing” collection is a treasure trove of how-to instructions for sending and reading covert handwritten messages.
One file describes an ink recipe made of “a solution of nitrate of soda and starch in water” that “may be carried for example in handkerchiefs or starched collars, starched shirts or anything else starched. In the file ” ‘Magician’ Walks Into the Laboratory ,” a Russian construction engineer shares a series of stories about a local psychic who supposedly had “miracle-working” hands that he used to heal people.
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Kennedy on November 22, It is a documented fact. Here is what is known about seven key JFK files — containing more than 3, pages of material — that the CIA is still keeping out of public view until October Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy was not disguised.
CIA Created ISIS According to New WikiLeaks Bombshell (No Longer a Conspiracy Theory) transparency organization WikiLeaks released a statement yesterday upon the release of over , diplomatic cables dating back to , the overwhelming majority of people understand that US foreign policy created ISIS. Assange goes on to note that.
Should intelligence agencies dirty their hands by working with and perhaps even paying human rights abusers and those engaged in illicit activities? While in an ideal world the CIA would not work with those with blood on their hands, often it is these very same people whom it is necessary to compromise to gain insight into decision-making and activities. The important thing for intelligence operators is not to lose sight of the forest for the trees.
Masrour Barzani, chancellor of the Kurdistan Regional Security Council, speaks at a press conference on the front line in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk in the northwestern Kurdish province of Dohuk on December 18, But, as he grew increasingly erratic, the CIA cut him loose. Ultimately, he became a target rather than a partner. Both men were nepotistic, and each appointed their sons to key administrative and security positions: Jalal Talabani, however, eventually forced his son into a London exile out of concern about his increasingly erratic and violent behavior.
Talabani nephew Lahur, however, continues to run a local anti-terrorism force. Barzani, however, is far more a tribal leader and has been reticent to hold his children accountable for their actions.
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Discovery 1 Sensory deprivation In the early s Donald Hebb found that he could induce a state akin to psychosis in just 48 hours. Albert Biderman, Irving L. Janis, Harold Wolff, and Lawrence Hinkle, advised the agency about the role of self-inflicted pain in Communist interrogation. Discovery 3 Anyone can torture Finally, a young Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram,
CIA officials, in particular, needed reassuring, the officials said. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said the Obama administration is endangering the country by releasing the memos.
March 23, 3: The release comes two weeks after the first Vault 7 release on March 7. The initial batch of documents were dated between and and included documentation on compromises for all the major modern browsers, smartphones, Windows, macOS and Linux computers and smart televisions. Cisco was the first vendor last Friday to warn its customers about a vulnerability affecting more than of its routers and switches.
The company still has not patched the flaws. The Sonic Screwdriver project, for example, is an exploit that targets peripherals and executes as a Mac boots up, bypassing the protection afforded by an Apple Firmware Password, which prevents alterations of the boot path.
The White House has a plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo
Email The next director of the CIA might be one of the most controversial picks ever. Gina Haspel is making headlines as the newly nominated director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Some of those headlines are for her being the first woman nominated to the top CIA post.
Former CIA intelligence officer Joshua Schulte is suspected of being the source who gave WikiLeaks top secret documents and source code of some CIA’s hacking tools. If that’s true, public.
Based on our initial analysis, the alleged iPhone vulnerability affected iPhone 3G only and was fixed in when iPhone 3GS was released. Additionally, our preliminary assessment shows the alleged Mac vulnerabilities were previously fixed in all Macs launched after Try to ignore the Doctor Who references and what sound like indie superheroes names, this is serious stuff. The files say this method is compatible with any Mac laptop with a Thunderbolt port, but only mentions and models. Once the components are ready to go, the steps for executing the attack are simple: Once that is complete, the user can commence their attack and infect the firmware with malware see below.
This keeps it from being picked up by network monitors like Little Snitch. DarkSeaSkies enables three other operations for this to happen: SeaPea is used to hide the network, and NightSkies is used for beaconing, or sending traffic outside a network at regular intervals. We have no comment on the authenticity of purported intelligence documents released by Wikileaks or on the status of any investigation into the source of the documents.
However, there are several critical points we would like to make. America deserves nothing less.
In Contravention of Conventional Wisdom
January 3, , 2: On major foreign-policy decisions, however, whether going to war or broadly rethinking U. The influences that really matter are the ones that leaders bring with them into office: A memo or briefing emanating from some unfamiliar corner of the bureaucracy hardly stands a chance. Besides, one should never underestimate the influence of conventional wisdom.
This is similar to the Federal Reserve bank. These low life pieces of trash use your tax dollars to do all of this. The reality is, the CIA is not against working with anyone. All of which was unforgivable. Pressure was applied, history re-written, and Webb, in despair, apparently committed suicide. The irony, of course, is that Webb had exposed only a small part of the story. The fact of the matter is that the US government has always managed large portions of the illicit, international drug business, and was doing so long before the CIA came into existence.
Two years later, US Customs inspectors found a huge quantity of opium, heroin, and morphine in the luggage of Mrs. Kao, the wife of a Nationalist Chinese official in San Francisco. At which point Secretary of State Henry L. The State Department likewise protected a ring of drug smugglers in , and thus allowed heroin to pour into New Orleans. Two historians said about the Honduran Drugs-For-Guns case: As the FBN was well aware, Dr.
And yet, despite the fact that West Coast FBN agents kept her under surveillance for years, they could never make a case against her, because she was protected by the American military establishment.
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Only one problem seemed to slow down Gottlieb’s ambitious drug experiments: The drug was manufactured only by the Sandoz company in Switzerland. The CIA was able to secretly buy small amounts from Sandoz, but this was not considered sufficient. The agency kept worrying, moreover, that the Swiss were also exporting the drug to the Sovier Union. Gottlieb therefore set up another subproject to search for new supplies of LSD and other rare drugs in theU.
In Laos, however, the CIA had connections, dating to the early s, that the Army lacked, and it had its own private, covert airline that had helped the Nationalists in the Chinese Civil War and.
One of the daughters of Indonesia’s first president has called for the US to apologise after the release of a “top secret” document from that reveals the CIA considered assassinating Sukarno during the Cold War. The document — a summary of an investigation into CIA involvement in plans to assassinate foreign leaders — was among previously classified files related to the assassination of President John F Kennedy that were released last week. Kennedy and president Sukarno of Indonesia in an open car in Washington in April Advertisement The plotting “progressed as far as the identification of an asset who it was felt might be recruited for this purpose”.
AP The founding members believed that developing countries should not help either the Western or Eastern blocs in the Cold War. She said her father’s foreign policy had not been “pro-US” because he was opposed to America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. PhD scholar Donald Greenlees said this was not the first time documents had been released relating to CIA plans to assassinate Sukarno. I assume that is buried in a file somewhere,” he said. Mr Greenlees said there were assassination attempts against Sukarno.