The term conspiracy theory doesn’t really have a concrete background in which it came from. Many sources consider it was thought up by the central intelligence agency (CIA), in 1967, years after the Kennedy assassinations, in attempt to take any heat off their back, and point the finger elsewhere.
President John F. Kennedy’s assassination triggered numerous conspiracy theories, several that would question whether sniper Lee Harvey Oswald did it alone and at the same time accusing the CIA of being the main culprits. For being a quite loaner, Oswald sure spent a great deal of time with high ranking CIA officials.
A 2013 report, by David Robarge, who is a CIA historian, revealed how at the very least, the CIA kept secret a lot more than they were leading others to believe. This statement declares that John McCone (at the time he was the head director at the CIA), hid all kinds of serious knowledge from President Lyndon B. Johnson on the Assassination of President Kennedy, and along with the highest CIA officials, were all a part of this ill-fated cover-up.
After September 11, 2001, happened, plenty was done in the name of 9/11. They went from spying on terrorist, 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 computers of the senate. That’s the very institute that’s supposed to be supervising them. Which in turn is highly illegal activity, and the high ranking official(s) accountable, should be prosecuted.
Over the decades, the CIA have concocted some pretty shocking conspiracies…
Operation paperclip, was a competition against the Soviets to acquire as many German Nazi scientist as possible. To be given jobs, to help the US to become leaders in the space race, and get them to help invent many technologies for weaponry.
Many of these ex-Nazi scientists, were assigned to help with the development of parts for spacecraft’s to be shot into the sky, as well as the creation of parts for the first suits used in space, along with engineering many other things. These Nazi’s were also used as spies, overlooking the Soviets.
Werner von Braun, was made head of NASA, and was a main 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 to be used 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, in order 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, just to observe what would happen. One man, a civilian biochemists Dr. Frank Olsen, who was working for the government, jump 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 a numerous amount of 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 gun was first brought to light in front of the US senate in 1975, to give an explanation on how it worked. When one is shot by this gun, it would leave at best a petite red dot, 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 80’s.
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. 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, to intentionally create addicts, to keep 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 huge crime rates linked to it. Some conspiracy theorists believe, the CIA themselves invented crack.
CIA Drug Smuggling in Arkansas
Just south of Little Rock, on August 23, 1987, two teen aged boys were murdered due to witnessing a protected by police drug drop off. Numerous amounts of local, state and federal investigations accused the usage of the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport, as a CIA drop point in large scale drug trafficking, which took place in the 1980s. It received huge press coverage, detailing the involvement of many, for instance; former president Bill Clinton.
Not only was Bill Clinton involved, but they laundered money through Little Rock banks, one of which had ties to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Law Firm. You can view all the evidence laid out in a Documentary on YouTube called: The Clinton Chronicles. From exposing Bill Clintons hospital visits for his overuse of cocaine, to his rape allegations, to murderous cover-ups.
Film director, Ron Howard, is currently making a motion picture about these events, called: Mena, and focusing on the notorious CIA pilot cartel drug smuggler, Adler Berriman Seal, a.k.a. Barry Seal. The movie is projected for release in January, 2017.
1990 Testimony of Nayirah
The Nayirah testimony was a fictional story that was created by the CIA and others. It was given before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990, by a 15-year-old girl, who shared only her first name; Nayirah. Nayirah admitted that during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, she had watched Iraqi soldiers remove babies from their incubators in a Kuwaiti hospital, they then would steal the incubators, and left the helpless babies to die.
This testimony would be quoted frequently by President George H.W. Bush along with a bunch of Senators, in their validation to back Kuwait during the Gulf War. In 1992, it was discovered that Nayirah’s last name was actually al-Ṣabaḥ, and that she was the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the States. Not only that, but, it was also shown that her testimony was fabricated by the Citizens for a Free Kuwait public campaign relations, which was operated by the Kuwaiti government. This is yet another example of modern day propaganda at its finest.
Taking place in the early 1960’s, American military leaders would set forth plans to gain public support to go to war with Cuba, in order to force Fidel Castro from power. One plan was to shoot people on the streets dressed as Cubans, and to blow up bombs in various US cities acting as if it was Castro’s doings. Or, they thought of blowing up a ship filled with Cuban refugees, pretending it was a US military ship. Another preposterous idea was to have a plane take off from Miami, Florida, filled with CIA agents, posing as if they were college students. Then a brief time later it would land on a secret base, where an identical empty remote-controlled drone plane would then replace it and be blown up, blaming the Soviets that were stationed in Cuba. Shockingly, these plans were approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Thankfully, President Kennedy vetoed Operation Northwood’s, and some would claim these actions led to his assassination. Northwood’s would remain secret for over 40 years.
First exposed in Italy in 1990, called: Operation Gladio, with over 40 years of secret operatives. Associates of this mission explained that similar projects occurred in most countries of Western Europe. Operation Gladio was made up of top-secret organizations, in 14 European countries, they kept them secret from the host countries governments – being organized by others, such as; the CIA. Which involved anti-communist endeavors, involving anti-democratic protests and fictitious terrorism.
It was all precisely documented by historian Daniele Ganser in his book titled: NATO’s Secret Armies. One of if not the most thrilling books ever to be discarded by the corporate media. The evidence is so appalling most citizens would most likely discount it.
CIA Operated Black Sites
Set-up not long after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; the CIA built sites throughout the world to torture people, which would be known as the “Black Sites.” The first black site was set-up in Thailand. The first prisoner was a top al-Qaida member, Abu Zubaydah, who was arrested in a shoot-out in Pakistan. Shortly thereafter, they used interrogation procedures on him, that are considered torture under international law (such as long periods of standing, beatings and water boarding).
Claims that the United States was unlawfully holding terror defendants at secret prisons in Thailand, made the Thai government in 2003, close the CIA-run prisons. The year after, another black site in Guantanamo Bay was closed as well.