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.


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8166 2 months ago Eugenia Peters Afton, NY
8165 2 months ago David Dennison Augusta, ME
8164 2 months ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
8163 2 months ago Seth Young Fredericksburg, VA
8162 2 months ago Aditya K C Bangalore, ot
8161 2 months ago Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL CIA International Genocide.
8160 2 months ago Oliver Tringham DARTINGTON, ot
8159 2 months ago David Zupan Eugene, OR
8158 2 months ago Steven Perrine Mattawan, MI
8157 2 months ago Anonymous magland, ot
8156 2 months ago Chris Rostro santa ana, CA
8155 2 months ago Leo Saul Dover, NH
8154 2 months ago Gordon Walton Austin, TX Enough is enough!
8153 2 months ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
8152 2 months ago James Hedgecock Pahoa, HI
8151 3 months ago David El Phila, PA
8150 3 months ago Christopher Lish San Rafael, CA
8149 3 months ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI
8148 3 months ago Alex Gordon Oakland, NJ
8147 3 months ago MaryAnn Hopping Columbus, OH
8146 3 months ago Barry Cross Penmaenmawr, ot
8145 3 months ago carolyn massey quincy, IL
8144 3 months ago Gus Gonzalez chicago, IL
8143 3 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
8142 3 months ago Megan Hood Round Rock, TX
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