Abolish the CIA

Former President Harry Truman said he'd wanted to create the Central Intelligence Agency for the same reason that George W. Bush said he'd wanted to create the director of national intelligence, in order to have a single agency reconcile conflicting information from various other agencies.

"I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations," wrote Truman, who wanted the CIA restricted to "intelligence."
Background:
> Harry Truman: Limit CIA Role To Intelligence
> McClatchy: WikiLeaks shows CIA cracked smart phones, hid flaws from Apple
> David Talbot: The Devil's Chessboard
> Douglas Valentine: The Phoenix Program
> CNN: Karzai: CIA Promises to Continue Cash Payments
> The Atlantic: Drone War Has More Victims Than Bush-Era CIA Scandals
> Washington Post: An Alternative Explanation for Benghazi


We've now had 70 years of government overthrows, election interference, arming of terrorists, kidnapping, murder, torture, lies to justify wars, bribery of foreign officials, cyber-attacks, and other sorts of "peacetime cloak and dagger," plus open warfare waged by this unaccountable agency including through the use of drones.

With vast sums of unaccounted-for money, much of it generated by off-the-books proprietary companies and illegal activities like drug smuggling, the CIA spreads corruption around the world. This corruption undermines the U.S. government and the rule of law. CIA attacks on foreign governments and peoples backfire against the United States time and time again.

We've just learned that the CIA has been illegally keeping secret and exploiting weaknesses in U.S. companies' technology, hiding flaws from Apple, Google, and all of their customers.

Please add your name to this petition to Congress:

We urge you to abolish the Central Intelligence Agency.


1-25 of 8181 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8181 3 days ago George Garcia Spring, TX This agency continues to embark on unconstitutional and treasonous operations.
It has endangered and cost this nation an enormous amount of money and lives.
This agency is corrupt and has no...
8180 5 days ago Anonymous MA
8179 1 week ago Karen Alexander-Brown Portland, OR The torture programs alone should have sent alarms about this lawless agency, but the whole history of disruptions on an international level is disgraceful.
8178 1 week ago Anonymous decatur, GA
8177 1 week ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
8176 2 weeks ago Simon WOOD (Australia), ot
8175 3 weeks ago Anonymous Madison, TN
8174 3 weeks ago Yanis Benekaa Denver, ot
8173 3 weeks ago Beatrice Zovich Aston, PA
8172 3 weeks ago Judith Beaver Sequim, WA Harry Truman wrote those words in 1963. Isn't it time we listened and repurposed the CIA? the NSA? the FBI? and any of the myriad other agencies that are not protecting Americans by fulfilling the ...
8171 3 weeks ago Ashley Decker Margate, FL
8170 4 weeks ago Sherman Handberg Duluth, MN
8169 4 weeks ago Sister Gladys Schmitz Mankato, MN
8168 4 weeks ago Anonymous CO
8167 4 weeks ago Donna Ullrich Flint, MI
8166 1 month ago Eugenia Peters Afton, NY
8165 1 month ago David Dennison Augusta, ME
8164 1 month ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
8163 1 month ago Seth Young Fredericksburg, VA
8162 1 month ago Aditya K C Bangalore, ot
8161 1 month ago Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL CIA International Genocide.
8160 1 month ago Oliver Tringham DARTINGTON, ot
8159 1 month ago David Zupan Eugene, OR
8158 1 month ago Steven Perrine Mattawan, MI
8157 1 month ago Anonymous magland, ot
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