Tag Archives: cia

Against “Zero Dark Thirty”

Some thoughts on this charming Christmas release… I don’t care whether the film glorifies torture or not Tom Carson argues that the film will actually make us grapple with hard truths, and insults Glenn Greenwald’s suggestion that positive reactions to the film are based on pro-torture sentiments in the general population: No matter what Greenwald […]

CIA Dosed a French Village with Acid

Wow. Via Boing Boing, H.P. Albarelli Jr claims the CIA sprayed liquid LSD over the air and spiked the bread supply of Pont-Saint-Esprit, a village in southern France, in 1951. From the Telegraph: One man tried to drown himself, screaming that his belly was being eaten by snakes. An 11-year-old tried to strangle his grandmother. […]