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.


76-100 of 8262 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
8187 1 year ago William Edstrom Bronx, NY
8186 1 year ago James Rooney Brunswick West, ot
8185 1 year ago patricia malone ocala, FL "When everything the American people believe is a lie, our job will be done."
google it.
8184 1 year ago Mark Lungo Berea, OH
8183 1 year ago Mark Robinson Pensacola, FL The CIA now stands for all the things our system of justice and international law are designed to prevent: murder, theft, coercion, deceit and the subversion of democratically elected governments. P...
8182 1 year ago Anonymous Chula Vista, CA
8181 1 year ago George Garcia Spring, TX This agency continues to embark on unconstitutional and treasonous operations.
It has endangered and cost this nation an enormous amount of money and lives.
This agency is corrupt and has no...
8180 1 year ago Anonymous MA
8179 1 year ago Karen Alexander-Brown Portland, OR The torture programs alone should have sent alarms about this lawless agency, but the whole history of disruptions on an international level is disgraceful.
8178 1 year ago Anonymous decatur, GA
8177 1 year ago Wendi Myers Palm Harbor, FL
8176 1 year ago Simon Wood Emerald Beach, ot
8175 1 year ago Anonymous Madison, TN
8174 1 year ago Yanis Beneka Denver, ot
8173 1 year ago Beatrice Zovich Philadelphia , PA
8172 1 year 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 1 year ago Ash Decker Margate, FL
8170 1 year ago Sherman Handberg Duluth, MN
8169 1 year ago Sister Gladys Schmitz Mankato, MN
8168 1 year ago Anonymous CO
8167 1 year ago Donna Ullrich Flint, MI
8166 1 year ago Eugenia Peters Afton, NY
8165 1 year ago David Dennison AUGUSTA, ME
8164 1 year ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO
8163 1 year ago Seth Young Fredericksburg, VA
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