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.


201-225 of 8226 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8026 11 months ago Susan Ocean Porterville, CA
8025 11 months ago Nathalie Barbara Robisco Bastia, ot
8024 11 months ago Miguel Villanueva Orland park, IL
8023 11 months ago d kraus wheatley, NY
8022 11 months ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
8021 11 months ago Kathleen Jabalee Toronto, ON
8020 11 months ago Geoffrey McCorquodale Strichen, ot
8019 11 months ago Camille McCarthy Asheville, NC
8018 11 months ago Anonymous BC I support the right to privacy.
8017 11 months ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
8016 11 months ago Donye Sacco LA, CA
8015 11 months ago Josh Mong Portland, OR
8014 11 months ago William C. Hall Portland, OR The CIA has become a dangerously large rouge government agency. It has become the problem not the solution. time for a new smart lean focused iintelljigence agency
8013 11 months ago Julia Dashe Oakland, CA
8012 11 months ago Kathleen Myers Berea, KY
8011 11 months ago sundriya grubb Seattle, WA
8010 11 months ago Jesse Ogle Maryville, TN
8009 11 months ago virginia rice-coughlan denver, CO Either abolish the CIA or return it to it's original task--as the central collector of the intelligence gathered by the various intelligence agencies.
8008 11 months ago Marya Friedman New York, NY
8007 11 months ago William Fusfield Pittsburgh, PA IN ITS ENTIRE HISTORY THE C.I.A. HAS DONE NOT A SINGLE GOOD THING, ONLY THOUSANDS OF TRULY APPALLING AND OFTEN MURDEROUS THINGS. IT NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ALONG WITH THE EQUALLY ...
8006 11 months ago Stanley Fistick Littleton, NH
8005 11 months ago Tammy Lettieri Coconut Creek, FL
8004 11 months ago Anonymous Loganton , PA
8003 11 months ago Anonymous Syracuse, NY
8002 11 months ago Anonymous Montgomery Village, MD Too many agencies not benefiting but working against the people of this country
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