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The Central Intelligence Agency is an official United States government organization concerned with matters of national security and intelligence. It is known widely in popular culture as an enigmatic, powerful entity, often theorized to have a hand in a wide variety of suspicious events and phenomena.

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Did the CIA blow up the Nordstream 1 pipeline, using BALTOPS 22 as cover?

In September 2022, the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines off the coast of Denmark were sabotaged Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist, recently published a blog post, How ...
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Did CIA interrogator Charlie Wise die?

I'm interested in Charlie Wise, the CIA interrogator and torturer. Several sources indicate that he died. However, it seems quite plausible to me that these reports were part of an effort by the CIA ...
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Did former US Ambassador, Chas Freeman, say “The CIA programs in Tibet, which were very effective in destabilizing it, did not succeed in Xinjiang.”?

In a highly-upvoted Quora answer, Godfree Roberts quotes US Ambassador Chas. H. Freeman [sic]: The CIA programs in Tibet, which were very effective in destabilizing it, did not succeed in Xinjiang. ...
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Did a former CIA accountant testify that Lee Harvey Oswald was a CIA employee?

Harvey and Lee is a web-site that documents some conspiracy theories about the death of John F. Kennedy. In particular, it contains a purported transcript of the testimony of a 1978 former CIA ...
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Did the CIA have a plan to airdrop condoms over Russian soil as a way of psychological warfare?

In various place on the internet, a story circulate about a scrapped CIA plan in which they would airdrop very large condoms labelled "Small" or "Medium" as a way to imply american ...
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Is it true that the CIA or the police has used mediums for remote viewing and clairvoyance while seeking missing persons? [duplicate]

This site claims that: Modern examples of clairvoyance are well known among mediums. Remote Viewing and clairvoyance have been used by the CIA and by the police when seeking missing persons Is this ...
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Did the CIA feed false information to McCarthy to discredit his true claims that they were infiltrated by Soviet agents?

In Legacy of Ashes (which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction), Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Tim Weiner, claims that: McCarthy's file grew thick with allegations that "the CIA had ...
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Did the CIA blow up a Siberian pipeline in 1982?

The Telegraph claimed in 2004 that the CIA blew up a Russian gas pipeline in Siberia, by tricking the operator into installing booby-trapped software. Thomas Reed, a former US Air Force secretary ...
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Did the CIA conclude that Uri Geller had psychic powers?

Did the CIA conclude that Uri Geller was able to use psychic powers such as remote viewing or telepathy or something as claimed by the Telegraph or Times of Israel? In the newly released documents ...
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Did the CIA hire mobsters to stage riots in Iran during 1953 coup d'etat?

In the Wikipedia article 1953 Iranian coup d'état it claims: According to the CIA's declassified documents and records, some of the most feared mobsters in Tehran were hired by the CIA to stage pro-...
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Does the owner of the Washington Post have a deal with the CIA worth 600 million dollars?

Jimmy Dore says in this video, Their owner has a 600 million dollar deal with the CIA. Six hundred million dollars, how much is that Jimmy? That's three times what the Washington Post is fucking ...
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Did the US Government try to use EMF rays to remotely affect the mental functions of their targets between 1978-1986?

In the book Triumph of Evil1, Austin Murphy describes a US Government project to remotely affect the mental functions of people in enemy countries. (My emphasis and footnotes added) ... Keeler (...
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Was Timothy Leary affiliated with the CIA?

Did Timothy Leary* either work for or actively collude with the CIA? There are various sources across the Internet that assert some variation of this. While doing research for my book, Operation Mind ...
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Did CIA fund abstract artists to take attention from Social Realism?

(Source: cracked.com) In the 50s and 60s, the CIA secretly funded abstract artists such as Jackson Pollock, in part to draw attention away from Social Realism, a style which focused on societal ...
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Was the term "conspiracy theorist" made popular by the CIA?

I have seen the following infographic on facebook recently. The text reads: Did you know... The term "conspiracy theorist" was a term made popular by the CIA to stop critical thinkers from asking ...
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Does/Did the USA support terrorist organization like IS/ISIS or Al-Qaeda with weapons or money? [closed]

In this Free21 radio interview, the Swiss historian and controversial author, Dr. Daniele Ganser claims that USA supports terrorist organizations with money, food and weapons. He claims that the USA ...
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Were three journalists (Bob Simon, Ned Colt and David Carr) investigating a plausible relation between the CIA and 9/11?

Apparently these three journalists all died within a couple days of each other (Feb. 11 to 12, 2015). The implication of some rumours going around is that these folks were killed because they have ...
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Is the US Army Field Manual 30-31B a forgery?

Wikipedia describes content of the US Army Field Manual 30-31B: It identifies a strategy of tension involving violent attacks which are then blamed on radical left-wing groups in order to convince ...
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Did the CIA sell illegal drugs in the US in order to fund anti-communist Dictators in South America? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Did the CIA sell drugs in the US? I've heard this many times from various sources. I've heard it referenced to the crack epidemic in the 80s. I've heard it mentioned in ...
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Is the phrase "Al Qaeda" a made up term?

Is the term "Al Qaeda" made up by the CIA or the FBI? (Tweet of a colleague, citing Adam Curtis' documentary "The Power of Nightmares") Even OBL hadn't heard the name "Al Qaeda" until the FBI/CIA ...
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Did the CIA sell drugs in the US?

According to Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Gary Webb in his controversial article series The Dark Alliance For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of ...
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Was there a large, illegal CIA project called "MKULTRA"?

Was there an illegal CIA project called MKULTRA, and if-so what did it involve and when did it end? Did it involve, as suggested in a quote from Ted Kennedy, a massive conspiracy involving dozens of ...
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