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JEFF SCHECHTMAN – LSD, HOOKERS, HIT MEN, AND THE TOP LEVELS OF THE CIA

There is still debate over how involved the government was in the crack-cocaine epidemic that swept America‚Äôs urban underbelly in the 1980s. What is indisputable is that in the 50s and 60s, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), with direction from its highest leadership, engaged in a program called MK-ULTRA. MK-ULTRA grew out of the anti-communist obsessions of the Cold War. …

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Tom Engelhardt – Mantra for 9/11

Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that? Fourteen years of wars, interventions, assassinations, torture, kidnappings, black sites, the growth of the American national security state to monumental proportions, and the spread of Islamic extremism across much of the Greater Middle East and Africa. …