The U-2 spy plane was a technological masterpiece created by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The plane could fly up to 70,000 feet and was built with unforeseen photographing capabilities. The CIA claimed the plane could photograph the headlines on Soviet newspapers. The first flights began in 1956. The CIA also convinced President Eisenhower that the soviets did not possess the technology capable of shooting these planes down.
In exchange for setting and running their torture program, which has been called “sadistic and terrifying” by one member of the CIA, these contractors were paid $81 million dollars. The report also showed that the CIA trained and staffed their facilities with numerous soldiers who had previously admitted or were disciplined for sexual assaults, anger management issues or engaging in inappropriate interrogations. This led to various incidents of mistreatment including death and mistakenly torturing two CIA informants. In response to the report, the CIA released a rebuttal defending their use of torture. However, they also admit “mismanagement at multiple levels” and inflating the importance of some information gained through torture.
During the Reagan Administration and immediately followed by the Bush Administration, the CIA had been covertly looking for ways to aid Iran. Additional covert operations in Iran were designed to aid Iranian paramilitary and political exile groups, in order to counter soviet influence in Iran (Richelson, 419). It was also meant to give the United States a role of its own in the event that the Khomeini regime fell. The arms deals with Iran accomplished multiple objectives at one time. The United States felt that it needed a role in Iran if the current regime failed.
Robert Blaskiewicz, the author of “The Denver International Airport Conspiracy” on CSI interviewed several passer-by’s about their thoughts on the conspiracies surrounding the airport. One of those interviewed was Tom. In the interview, Tom said “We’re at a high elevation here [Denver], so there is more room to dig, if you want. What better place to come to hide someone?” (Blaskiewicz). Tom refers to the theory that the Denver International Airport is being used as an underground bunker to be used by the New World Order to minimize the population of the world.
McNamara had created that lie to give Johnson a reason to bomb the Vietnamese (Most Dangerous Man in America). After reading the pentagon papers, Ellsberg concluded
The rest of the article brings into play what is considered to be new evidence supporting the idea that the CIA was intending to eliminate Fidel Castro. This plan was supported by JFK and then the plan turned against JFK. According to the article it is not certain where the inside support for the assassination came. Was it the KGB, the US government? There is a lot of evidence supporting the Mafia’s involvement.
Propaganda was used by both the allies and axis to shape the peoples perseptions. Propaganda in the 1950s was a way to highten or decrease the fears of common americans. americans feared atomic explosions and stalin accusing people of being communist. Propaganda in the 1950s hightened the fear of communist take over. Americans were easily influenced by propaganda and rumors, the line between fake and fact became unclear.
This is due to a man named John M. Newman who was a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and National Security Agency executive assistance .He published evidence that both the CIA and FBI had tampered deliberately with their files on Lee Harvey Oswald both before and after the assassination. But that wasn’t all. He had also found out that both the CIA and FBI had withheld information that might have alerted authorities in Dallas that Oswald posed a potential threat to the President. ( Oswald and the CIA: The Documented Truth Anout the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK, Carroll & Graf, 1995. ISBN 0-7867-0131-5) Its one of the cases that have remained a true mystery and will continue to remain so in my opinion.I tend to believe in consperancy theories so in conclusion I have to
It is now clear that Julius, an avid communist, had for some time been disclosing U.S. military secrets to the U.S.S.R. from his post in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. David Greenglass, who himself had worked on the Manhattan Project, disclosed nuclear secrets to Julius, who in turn passed the information to Harry Gold — a courier for the espionage ring — who in turn passed it to Anatoly Yakovlev — the Soviet vice-consul in New York City. Soon after Gold was arrested in May 1950 for giving U.S. and British atomic secrets to Russia, Greenglass and Rosenberg were detained on the basis of their association with Gold. By cooperating with federal agents in proving the guilt of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Greenglass and Gold were given lighter sentences (Greenglass received 15 years in prison in a separate trial and Gold received 30 years in prison). The courts also made clear that if either of the Rosenbergs would admit to their espionage, they too could avoid execution, but the couple, loyal to their cause and riding a wave of public support, continued to adamantly state their innocence until their death on the day of June 19,