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CIA to reveal (some) illegal actions

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Truth sets us free. This will be helpful.
Messy, ugly, and embarrassing, but helpful.
May we (the USA) see ourselves and be seen by others for who we are and what we have done, not for history the way we wish it were.

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the CIA is preparing to declassify hundreds of documents that detail some if its most infamous and illegal operations. The records are believed to cover the period from the 1950s to the 1970s. They include details on domestic spying, infiltrating leftist groups, drug tests on US citizens and assassination plots against foreign leaders. In advance of the release, the National Security Archive has published a new set of documents revealing the Ford administration was concerned about the documents’ eventual disclosure. In a memo to Ford, then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said a 1974 article by the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on the CIA’s infiltration of anti-war groups was “just the tip of the iceberg.” Kissinger also warned that “blood will flow” if several other operations were exposed

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PS: I am a fairly intuitive (i.e., unaware) grammarian, so had to give some thought to “was” or “were,” above.  Found a useful tip about it at Lousy Writer (just in case anyone were interested).

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Written by Monte

June 23, 2007 at 11:34 am

Posted in Politics, Terrorism

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