MKULTRA: CIA Tortured 300+ Orphaned Children and Destroyed The Evidence

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re Inconvenient: List of US Atrocities,
Jan6, FBI, WarOnTerror, Election Influence, etc...

The Agencies and Politicians of the USA, CIA FBI NSA, etc
are still all involved in doing all these type of programs, including
against individual and mass Americans, ongoing every year.
It is bad corrupt illegal immoral.
When one program leaks or gets "shutdown", another with
the same related mission and players and powers just starts.'s_Commission_on_CIA_activities_within_the_United_States

Family Jewels (Central Intelligence Agency)

Partly sanitized page from the "Family Jewels" files

"Family Jewels" is the name of a set of reports detailing illegal,
inappropriate and otherwise sensitive activities conducted by the
United States Central Intelligence Agency from 1959 to 1973.[1]
William Colby, the CIA director who received the reports, dubbed them
the "skeletons in the CIA's closet".[1] Most of the documents were
released on June 25, 2007, after more than three decades of
secrecy.[2][3] The non-governmental National Security Archive filed a
request for the documents under the Freedom of Information Act 15
years before their release.[4][2]

    1 Background
    2 Leaks and official release
    3 Content
    4 Reactions to release
    5 Mafia involvement in assassination attempts on Fidel Castro
    6 See also
    7 Note
    8 References
    9 External links


The reports that constitute the CIA's "Family Jewels" were
commissioned in 1973 by then CIA director James R. Schlesinger, in
response to press accounts of CIA involvement in the Watergate
scandal—in particular, support to the burglars, E. Howard Hunt and
James McCord, both CIA veterans.[1] On May 7, 1973, Schlesinger signed
a directive commanding senior officers to compile a report of current
or past CIA actions that may have fallen outside the agency's
charter.[5] The resulting report, which was in the form of a 693-page
loose-leaf book of memos, was passed on to William Colby when he
succeeded Schlesinger as Director of Central Intelligence in late
Leaks and official release

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh revealed some of the contents
of the "Family Jewels" in a front-page New York Times article in
December 1974,[7] in which he reported that:

    The Central Intelligence Agency, directly violating its charter,
conducted a massive, illegal domestic intelligence operation during
the Nixon Administration against the antiwar movement and other
dissident groups in the United States according to well-placed
Government sources.[8]

Additional details of the contents trickled out over the years, but
requests by journalists and historians for access to the documents
under the Freedom of Information Act were long denied. Finally, in
June 2007, CIA Director Michael Hayden announced that the documents
would be released to the public at an announcement made to the annual
meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign
Relations.[1] A six-page summary of the reports was made available at
the National Security Archive (based at George Washington University),
with the following introduction:

    The Central Intelligence Agency violated its charter for 25 years
until revelations of illegal wiretapping, domestic surveillance,
assassination plots, and human experimentation led to official
investigations and reforms in the 1970s.[4]

The complete set of documents, with some redactions (including a
number of pages in their entirety), was released on the CIA website on
June 25, 2007.[9]

Congressional investigators had access to the "Family Jewels" in the
1970s, and its existence was known for years before its

The reports describe numerous activities conducted by the CIA from the
1950s to 1970s that may have violated its charter. According to a
briefing provided by CIA Director William Colby to the Justice
Department on December 31, 1974, these included 18 issues which were
of legal concern:[12]

    Confinement of a KGB defector, Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko, that "might
be regarded as a violation of the kidnapping laws"
    Wiretapping of two syndicated columnists, Robert Allen and Paul
Scott (see also Project Mockingbird)[12]
    Physical surveillance of investigative journalist and muckraker
Jack Anderson and his associates, including Les Whitten of The
Washington Post and future Fox News Channel anchor and managing editor
Brit Hume. Jack Anderson had written two articles on CIA-backed
assassination attempts on Cuban leader Fidel Castro
    Physical surveillance of Michael Getler, then a Washington Post
reporter, who was later an ombudsman for The Washington Post and PBS
    Break-in at the home of a former CIA employee
    Break-in at the office of a former defector
    Warrantless entry into the apartment of a former CIA employee
    Opening of mail to and from the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1973
(including letters associated with actress Jane Fonda) (project
    Opening of mail to and from the People's Republic of China from
1969 to 1972 (project SRPOINTER/HTLINGUAL at JFK airport – see also
Project SHAMROCK by the NSA)
    Funding of behavior modification research on unwitting US
citizens, including unscientific, non-consensual human experiments[13]
(see also Project MKULTRA concerning LSD experiments)
    Assassination plots against Cuban President Fidel Castro; DR
Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba; President Rafael Trujillo of the
Dominican Republic; and René Schneider, Commander-in-chief of the
Chilean Army. All of these plots were said to be unsuccessful[14]
    Surveillance of dissident groups between 1967 and 1971 (see
Project RESISTANCE, Project MERRIMAC and Operation CHAOS)
    Surveillance of a particular Latin American female, and of US
citizens in Detroit
    Surveillance of former CIA officer and Agency critic Victor
Marchetti, author of the book The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence,
published in 1974
    Amassing of files on 9,900-plus US citizens related to the antiwar
movement (see Project RESISTANCE, Project MERRIMAC and Operation
    Polygraph experiments with the sheriff of San Mateo County, California
    Fake CIA identification documents that might violate state laws
    Testing of electronic equipment on US telephone circuits

Reactions to release

Then-President of Cuba, Fidel Castro, who was the target of multiple
CIA assassination attempts reported in these documents, responded to
their release on July 1, 2007, saying that the United States was still
a "killing machine" and that the revealing of the documents was an
attempt at diversion.[15][16] David Corn of the magazine The Nation
wrote that one key 'jewel' had been redacted and remained
classified.[17] Writing for The New York Times, Amy Zegart wrote:
"Given all the illegal activities actually listed in this document,
the hidden sections are all the more disturbing."[18]

In 2009, Daniel L. Pines, the Assistant General Counsel of the Office
of General Counsel within the CIA, wrote a law review published in the
Indiana Law Journal challenging the assertion that most of the
activities described within the Family Jewels were illegal during the
time they were conducted.[19] In his conclusion, Pines wrote:
"Admittedly, several of the operations mounted during that period
failed to comply fully with the laws then in place. Yet, the vast
majority of those operations did. Further, except for unconsenting
human experimentation, each of the main types of activities depicted
in the Family Jewels – targeted killings of foreign leaders,
electronic surveillance of Americans, examination of U.S. mail, and
collecting information on American dissident movements – was legal in
the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s."[20]
Mafia involvement in assassination attempts on Fidel Castro
Main article: Assassination attempts on Fidel Castro
See also: Cuban Project

According to the Family Jewels documents released, members of the
American mafia were involved in CIA attempts to assassinate Cuban
leader Fidel Castro.[21] The documents showed that the CIA recruited
Robert Maheu, an ex-FBI agent and aide to Howard Hughes in Las Vegas,
to approach Johnny Roselli under the pretense of representing
international corporations that wanted Castro dead due to lost
gambling interests.[21] Roselli introduced Maheu to mobster leaders
Sam Giancana and Santo Trafficante, Jr.[21] Supplied with six poison
pills from the CIA, Giancana and Trafficante tried unsuccessfully to
have people place the poison in Castro's food.[21]
See also

    Black operation
    Church Committee
    Human rights violations by the CIA
    Kerry Committee report
    Operation Northwoods
    Pike Committee
    Richard Helms
    United States President's Commission on CIA activities within the
United States (Rockefeller Commission)

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