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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8176 10 months ago Simon Wood Emerald Beach, ot
8175 10 months ago Anonymous Madison, TN
8174 10 months ago Yanis Beneka Denver, ot
8173 10 months ago Beatrice Zovich Philadelphia , PA
8172 10 months 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 10 months ago Ashley Decker Margate, FL
8170 10 months ago Sherman Handberg Duluth, MN
8169 10 months ago Sister Gladys Schmitz Mankato, MN
8168 10 months ago Anonymous CO
8167 10 months ago Donna Ullrich Flint, MI
8166 10 months ago Eugenia Peters Afton, NY
8165 10 months ago David Dennison AUGUSTA, ME
8164 10 months ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
8163 10 months ago Seth Young Fredericksburg, VA
8162 10 months ago Aditya K C Bangalore, ot
8161 10 months ago Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL CIA International Genocide.
8160 10 months ago Oliver Tringham DARTINGTON, ot
8159 10 months ago David Zupan Eugene, OR
8158 10 months ago Steven Perrine Mattawan, MI
8157 10 months ago Anonymous MAGLAND, ot
8156 10 months ago Chris Rostro santa ana, CA
8155 10 months ago Leo Saul Dover, NH
8154 10 months ago gordon walton austin, TX Enough is enough!
8153 10 months ago Alyssa Solazzo Freeport, NY
8152 11 months ago James Hedgecock Pahoa, HI
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