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.


226-250 of 8221 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
7996 9 months ago Karl Døhr Jensen Ringkøbing, ot
7995 9 months ago Jackie Penner Corvallis, OR
7994 9 months ago Anonymous woodbine, MD
7993 9 months ago Anonymous Saint Paul, MN
7992 9 months ago harry Jan moon, KS
7991 9 months ago Robert Qua Boston, MA
7990 9 months ago Anonymous El cerrito, CA This shadow group with a limitless budget is creating enemies worldwide and causing the very people who support it via taxes harm and needs to be stopped.
7989 9 months ago Rebecca Wassell Boston, MA
7988 9 months ago John Mercer Orange Park, FL
7987 9 months ago Anonymous amersfoot, ot
7986 9 months ago Rick Bielec Flat Rock, MI
7985 9 months ago John M. Feeney Tabernacle, NJ "Murder, Inc." lives on.
7984 9 months ago sarah stevens martinez, CA
7983 9 months ago Anonymous Black Mountain, NC The CIA should only be for intelligence. Waging war should be left to Congress. Usually that which cannot be brought to light is evil.
7982 9 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL Enough.
7981 9 months ago Cinthia Davey Kendall, WI How many agencies of Intelligence are we to have??? I thought we wanted one to Oversee all
7980 9 months ago Anonymous Pittsboro, NC
7979 9 months ago Anonymous Pittsboro, NC
7978 9 months ago paul esau Menominee, MI
7977 9 months ago Christopher McCuiston burlington, NC
7976 9 months ago David Potter Portland, OR
7975 9 months ago Amaranth West Beaverton, OR
7974 9 months ago Cara Kulwicki Rochester, NY
7973 9 months ago ALEXANDRA ZARZYCKA BROOKLYN, NY
7972 9 months ago Mary Elieisar Berkeley, CA Please take this to heart, and consider your legacy.
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