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."
> 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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8041 1 year ago Anonymous new york, NY
8040 1 year ago John Vine-Hodge Raleigh, NC
8039 1 year ago Anonymous b c, OR
8038 1 year ago Anonymous Marlette, MI
8037 1 year ago Anonymous Oakland, CA
8036 1 year ago Nick Dembski Hilliard, OH
8035 1 year ago Horace Work Denvver, CO
8034 1 year ago Nathan Stock Farmington, UT
8033 1 year ago Adam Borchert WINNIPEG, MB
8032 1 year ago Bonnie Faith-Smith Cambridge, MA
8031 1 year ago Bonnie Faith-Smith Cambridge, MA
8030 1 year ago Paul D'Amato Easton, CT
8029 1 year ago Anonymous Greensboro, NC
8028 1 year ago Kathrynkv Power-O'Brien New Hope, MN Yes...Time to be accountable...Away with it!
8027 1 year ago Margaret Simonsen Vallejo, CA
8026 1 year ago Susan Ocean Porterville, CA
8025 1 year ago Nathalie Robisco Bastia, NY
8024 1 year ago Miguel Villanueva Orland park, IL
8023 1 year ago d kraus wheatley, NY
8022 1 year ago Daniel Cavanaugh Belleville, MI
8021 1 year ago Kathleen Jabalee Toronto, ON
8020 1 year ago Geoffrey McCorquodale Strichen, ot
8019 1 year ago Camille McCarthy Asheville, NC
8018 1 year ago Anonymous BC I support the right to privacy.
8017 1 year ago donye sacco Los Angeles, CA
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