Friday, June 22, 2007

The CIA's Family Jewels

CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden announced today that the Agency is declassifying the full 693-page file amassed on CIA's illegal activities by order of then-CIA director James Schlesinger in 1973--the so-called "family jewels." Only a few dozen heavily-censored pages of this file have previously been declassified, although multiple Freedom of Information Act requests have been filed over the years for the documents. Gen. Hayden called the file "a glimpse of a very different time and a very different Agency." The papers are scheduled for public release on Monday, June 25.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Deighved H. Stern MD said...

THese are the "Family Jewels"?

What a friggin joke! (What a waste of column space to even mention it!)

Typical transparent disinformation and the most limited of "limited hangouts".

My question is why release this now, and why bother making an issue of it?

4:18 PM  
Anonymous ewastud said...

From what I heard today, the actual douments constituting the supposed "family jewels" are to be released this coming Monday by the CIA. I wonder to what degree, if any, information about domestic law-breaking will be disclosed, such as the United Airlines flight that crashed while trying to land at Midway Airport in Chicago (this was just before the Watergate scandal heated up) that killed E. Howard Hunt's wife, also another conniving CIA spook in her own right. If that crash was deliberate sabotage, as should be suspected, someone is guilty of mass murder.

11:46 PM  

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