By Mark Zepezauer
• employed best Nazi struggle criminals, shielded them from justice and learned—and used—their techniques
• has been curious about assassinations, bombings, massacres, wars, loss of life squads, drug trafficking, and rigged elections everywhere in the world
• tortures kids as younger as thirteen and adults as outdated as 89, leading to pressured “confessions” to all kinds of imaginary crimes (an blameless Kuwaiti was once tortured for months to make him continue repeating his preliminary lies, and a intended al-Qaeda chief used to be waterboarded 187 occasions in one month with out generating a speck of beneficial information)
• orchestrates the media—which one CIA deputy director cherished to name “the amazing Wurlitzer”—and locations its brokers within newspapers, magazines and publication publishers
• and lots more and plenty more.
The CIA’s crimes proceed unabated, and unpunished. The day earlier than normal David Petraeus took over because the 20th CIA director, federal prosecutors introduced that they have been losing ninety nine investigations into the deaths of individuals in CIA custody, leaving simply lively circumstances they’re prepared to pursue.
The first variation of The CIA’s maximum Hits bought greater than 38,000 copies. This absolutely revised and up to date moment variation includes six thoroughly new chapters.
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And mass homicide is what it was—not mass suicide, as generally pronounced. The Guyanese coroner’s file states that the 913 sufferers didn’t drink the legendary cyanide-laced Kool-Aid—there was once no hint of cyanide of their our bodies. 80 to 90 percentage of the sufferers were injected with different deadly brokers, whereas the remainder have been shot. The coroner concluded that simply had devoted suicide. Cult chief Jim Jones had long-standing ties to the CIA, stretching again to his boyhood friendship with the infamous CIA torture specialist Dan Mitrione. Mitrione appeared torture as an paintings shape and, whereas teaching safeguard forces in Brazil and Uruguay, he had beggars abducted so he may perhaps perform on them. Mitrione’s previous friend Jones was once in Brazil whilst, and he made widespread journeys to the CIA headquarters in Belo Horizonte. Jones again from Brazil to came across the People’s Temple in Ukiah, California. Early on he engaged in stunning abuses of his cult individuals. He extensively utilized them to infiltrate the companies of liberal politicians, the place they raillied citizens and hence made the politicians beholden to him. San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and manager Harvey Milk, either assassinated every week after Jonestown, owed political favors to Jones. So did the district lawyer whose lenient prosecution of the murderer allowed him to get off with just a token sentence. whilst studies started to floor of murders tied to the People’s Temple, Jones fled together with his flock to Guyana, whose best minister owed his activity to a 1964 CIA coup. Jones was once in shut contact with CIA brokers on the US Embassy in Guyana, at the very least considered one of whom used to be at Jonestown on the time of the bloodbath. Survivors file that Jonestown was once a digital focus camp the place the normally black cultists labored like slaves. They have been crushed, tortured, raped and given monstrous doses of either verbal indoctrination and medication. a number of the mind-altering ingredients utilized in the MK-ULTRA software (see Hit #5) have been came across at Jonestown, in quantities adequate to subdue a urban of 200,000. the top got here whilst Rep. Leo Ryan, a key congressional opponent of the CIA, arrived to enquire and used to be assassinated by means of Jones’ fans. Then the mass killings all started (though Jones’ filthy rich white lieutenants escaped unharmed). thousands in money have been came upon on the web site, however the bulk of Jones’ fortune, expected at $2 billion, disappeared into mystery financial institution debts. As for Jones himself, photos of what are meant to be his physique don’t convey his tattoos. Hit #29: The October shock while Ronald Reagan was once operating for president opposed to Jimmy Carter in 1980, fifty two American hostages have been being held in Iran. The Reagan/ Bush crusade feared that if the hostages have been published earlier than the November election, the ensuing “October shock” can assist Carter win. in response to former Iranian President Banisadr, Reagan officers met with the Iranians in Paris in October 1980 and gave them $40 million in trade for agreeing to carry the hostages till after the election. (Some assets additionally say former CIA Director George H.