Blair Plays Peacemaker and the CIA's Dirty Laundry
I ran across two interesting things this morning on CBC:
British Prime Minister has finally quit parliament and is now moving into his new job as, (get this) peace broker for the middle east. First he spends years antagonising a people by invading sovereign nations under false pretences, and now he wants to play peacemaker. That guy's got some nerve.
The CIA has declassified some of it's past dirty work during the Cold War. Among some of the most glaringly illegal actions committed by the department:
- Assassination plots against foreign leaders such as Cuban President Fidel Castro.
- The testing of mind-altering drugs like LSD on unwitting citizens.
- Wiretapping of U.S. journalists, and spying on civil rights and anti-Vietnam War protesters.
- Opening of mail between the United States, Soviet Union and China — and break-ins at the homes of ex-CIA employees and others.
I wish I could say that I was surprised by either of these, but I'm not.