Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The CIA’s family jewels.
That is what the title of the actual report is. I think it is wonderful that someone in the government has a sense of irony. I also find it interesting that the CIA would voluntarily release such information, even though it appears quite a lot of it was sort of “street knowledge” already. There’s the expected stuff, like we really did try to assassinate Fidel Castro in the early 60’s. Whatta surprise, right? And there was quite a lot of investigation and scrutiny of “radical” groups such as the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Black Panthers. Journalists were subject to covert wiretaps. Ho-hum. Some interesting names pop up, like Dan Rowan, of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” fame. Yeah, he sure appeared to be a subversive. “You bet your sweet bippy!” I’ll bet there are some good nuggets under some rocks there that haven’t been turned over yet. There’s bound to be some surprises, sooner or later.
What I would like to see is such a list complied of what has been going on in the last six years. Now THAT would provide some eye-popping revelations, I imagine. Although, given the report that we had a few weeks ago that the military was actually, in reality, considering making a “gay bomb” which could be dropped on enemy troops, I am not sure anything that we would find out from the CIA could top that one. The theory was that this bomb, whatever it was, would (apparently very quickly) turn all the enemy gay and they would be so enamored of their brothers-in-arms that everyone would lay down their arms and stop fighting. I just don’t think potential revelations can get any weirder than that. But, you never know. Maybe someone should have tried to drop a gay bomb on Castro. That whole Bay of Pigs debacle could have gone a whole new direction.