U.S. Government Conspiracies: Operation Mockingbird, Project Ajax and More

Here is a listing of proven U.S. government conspiracy projects. Note that I do not call them theories, because they are based on fact and undisputed by the CIA. I cannot help but wonder how many Americans know of real conspiracies our government has been involved in? These include MKULTRA, Operation Mockingbird, Project SHAD, Project Ajax, Operation PBSUCCESS and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

The following information was found at www.wikipedia.org:

United States Government Conspiracy Projects #1- MKULTRA is a CIA experiment where drugs were given to Americans without their knowledge or consent. This involved giving LSD, marijuana, barbiturates, heroine, mescaline, alcohol and more to unsuspecting people. This project was started in 1950 to study mind control and behavior modification. In 1973 Richard Helms head of the CIA deliberately destroyed all the records. MKULTRA Source

United States Government Conspiracy Projects #2- Operation Mockingbird was a CIA project created to control the domestic and foreign media. They bribed well-known writers and journalists to write CIA slanted propaganda. The goal was primarily to bribe writers to write about the dangers of communism and suppress any left wing political writing. In 1976 George H.W. Bush the new director of the CIA announced that this activity will stop but they would welcome the voluntary unpaid cooperation of writers. Operation Mockingbird Source

United States Government Conspiracy Projects #3- Project SHAD was created by the United States Department of Defense in 1962. They intentionally exposed our military personnel with biological and chemical agents on 46 different occasions. This was done without the military personnel knowledge or consent. They wanted to experiment on how soldiers can be exposed to dangerous chemicals and continue to fight. This testing was conducted from 1962-1973. The Department of Defense refused to admit SHAD existed until 1998. Project SHAD Source

United States Government Conspiracy Projects #4- Project Ajax was a successful CIA operation to overthrow the government of Iran in 1953. It was executed by British and American intelligence to gain greater control over oil in that region. The American public may not have ever been aware of this if it were not for a leaked CIA document. A writer at the New York Times gained access to this document and wrote about it in 2000. Project Ajax Source

United States Government Conspiracy Projects #5- Operation PBSUCCESS was a CIA operation to overthrow the President of Guatemala in 1954. The CIA was concerned because this country had new policies that seem to favor communism. Before invasion the CIA orchestrated a widespread radio propaganda campaign designed to create dissatisfaction. Operation PBSUCCESS Source

United States Government Conspiracy Projects #6- Tuskegee Syphilis Study ongoing from 1932 to 1972 knowingly killed hundreds of low-income African American men. U.S. Public Health Service wanted to experiment with the effects of untreated syphilis. Low-income African American men were lured into study with promise of free health care. Instead they were intentionally lied to and given placebo treatments. Even when they could have easily been saved by penicillin they were left to die for the benefit of the syphilis study program. Tuskegee Syphilis Study Source

As a credit to the United States Government, at least we still have enough freedom of speech that these things can be written about.

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  • Jason 12/28/2013

    Wikipedia is also a source of general information. Common knowledge. Any #$%$ that gets posted there doesn't last long. Nothing listed in this article is controversial. It's all been proven many times over.

  • JK 7/25/2013

    Wikipedia is not considered a credible source. Wikipedia is increasingly used by people in the academic community, from freshman students to professors, as an easily accessible tertiary source for information about anything and everything. However, citation of Wikipedia in research papers may be considered unacceptable, because Wikipedia is not considered a credible or authoritative source.[1][2]
    This is especially true considering anyone can edit the information given at any time.

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