"OH, What a Tangled Web"
An American Citizen
Imagine a world that has been infiltrated by a psychotic group of militants, who suppress any opposition using unconventional and overly sadistic warfare. The overpowering affects of the infiltration cause a collapse of the economy so severe that starvation, disease and anarchy run amuck. Imagine the face of hopelessness and despair as a mother watches her two month old take his last breath, and then realizes the immanence of her own demise from the same galling plight of disease and starvation. Listen how the violent cries of torture crowd the streets from the shadows and feel the uncontrollable urge to commit suicide as you await your turn. Oh, the terror that accompanies the opposing forces or the mistakenly perceived opposition as they are forced to watch their children repeatedly raped and beaten, or their spouses murdered in cold blood so slowly and repulsively. Smell the penetrating stench of death as it permeates the musty air, and feel the shrieking whales of starving and bewildered children penetrating your soul. Try to comprehend what it would be like to watch as the only shred of pride, culture, and history you have left are being destroyed by bombs, looting, fire.
The incomprehensible nature of this imagined infiltration of militant thugs is the main reason why Americans have permitted it to be blocked out of their hearts and minds. The extreme to which this lack of regard for human life, and the rights of individuals is carried out can easily be written off as a radical work of imagination overly dramatized by Hollywood. Unfortunately, the imagined atrocities above, are not imagined at all, but are the startling history of a group riddled with arrogant psychotics, deceitful policies and unconventional characteristics. The horror and dismay we can only imagine has been realized for years in many foreign countries. One might ask, what matter of man could order these atrocities against a society? Who could be capable of such terrible acts against civilized countries like, Uruguay, Chili, Argentina, Cuba, Russia, Afghanistan, and Iraq? The answer is none other than the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
For over 55 years the CIA has been masterminding acts of horror directed at our World Neighbors. The inconceivable facts that surround the CIA's strategies leave only enough room for Americans to be ashamed. We should be ashamed to know that the unsubstantiated murder of innocent people was all done in the name of Democracy. We should be ashamed of the men and women that ran the CIA in the past and the individuals that run it today. We should be ashamed that we have allowed these psychotic patriots to run amuck in the world and destroy the honor and integrity that made this country great. Lastly, we should be ashamed for allowing laws to be passed which exempted the Agency from the search and review requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. After The CIA Information Act of 1984 was signed into law by President Reagan, the CIA was able to make ignorant tactical alliances with people like Manuel Noriega, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, the Islamic Jihad and many other terrorist organizations without revealing it to the American people. Under the noses of the United States Citizens, these terrorists received expert training from the CIA on how to unconventionally kill innocent people and also received our tax dollars in the form of stinger missile launchers, chemical weapons, countless explosives, and American Cash.
The backlash of the CIA's campaign has been devastating on the American peoples' way of life and will effect it for many years to come. The embassy bombings, the Oklahoma City bombing, the World Trade Center Bombing, and even the September 11th attacks have all been carried out by terrorists the CIA trained and financed to pursue American interests. As a result, thousands died, the economy is down, the deficit is up and unemployment is at its highest point in 30 years . Now, we are doomed to a life of looking over our shoulders.
If "We the People" want to make a move toward peace and prosperity, we must move our focus away from Anti-War, and point all our attention to the systematic, and unconventional deconstruction of the CIA. Written on the wall of the main entrance in the CIA headquarters is "The Truth Shall Set You Free." Unfortunately, when the truth about the CIA is revealed, many will realize that the real terrorists have been working for the United States all along.
Contact your local representative to pass legislation to rid our country of the CIA. You can find them at <http://www.senate.gov/> by choosing the state on the front page. For more information on the History of the CIA, check your local listings for "The History Channel" Programming or go to <http://www.historychannel.org> .
1. All history concerning CIA intervention in foreign countries is summarized from William Blum's encyclopedic work, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1995). Sources for domestic CIA operations come from Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen's The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time (Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1997).
2. Coleman McCarthy, "The Consequences of Covert Tactics" Washington Post, December 13, 1987.
"The time you waste today is gone forever."
Editor's note: Clearly, Mr. Council had not read any of the editions of The Journal of History when he wrote this commentary. If he had, he would not state so definitively that the US trained terrorists to slam into the World Trade Center. Everyone knows, who has read this periodical that it was the US government that flew into those buildings on 9/11/01 then blamed it on others just as it always does. Moreover, there is more to fear from the US government than from Saddam Hussein as people of this culture only retaliate when they are wronged. But the US government instigates atrocities.
He would also know that in order to have American's Congressman carry out the disbanding of the various agencies which are unconstitutional, we can't ask them. We must force them, and that is not accomplished with contact because they don't presently listen to us or they would have by now.