Biggest Conspiracy Theories proved true!

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What follows are some of the most shocking modern conspiracy  theories that turned out true after thorough investigation by our  society.  Some through congressional hearings, others through  investigative journalism.  Many of these, however, were just admitted  to by those involved.  These are just some of them,    Many of these are listed with original and credible news clips on the  matter, as well as documentaries.

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The Dreyfus Affair: In the late 1800s in France,  Jewish artillery officer Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully convicted of  treason based on false government documents, and sentenced to life in  prison. The French government did attempt to cover this up, but Dreyfus  was eventually pardoned after the affair was made public (an act that  is credited to writer Émile Zola).

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The Mafia: This secret crime society was virtually unknown until the 1960s, when  member Joe Valachi first revealed the society’s secrets to law  enforcement officials.  What was known was that  organized crime existed, but not that the extent of their control  included working with the CIA, politicians and the biggest businesses  in the world.

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MK-ULTRA: In the 1950s to the 1970s, the CIA ran a mind-control project aimed at  finding a “truth serum” to use on communist spies. Test subjects were  given LSD and other drugs, often without consent, and some were  tortured. At least one man, civilian biochemist Frank Olson, who was  working for the government, died as a result of the experiments. The  project was finally exposed after investigations by the Rockefeller  Commission

Operation Mockingbird: Also in the 1950s to ’70s, the CIA paid a number of well-known domestic  and foreign journalists (from big-name media outlets like Time, The  Washington Post, The New York Times, CBS and others) to publish CIA  propaganda. The CIA also reportedly funded at least one movie, the  animated “Animal Farm,” by George Orwell. The Church Committee finally  exposed the activities in 1975.

 

Manhattan Project:  The Manhattan Project was the codename for a project conducted during World War II to develop the first atomic bomb. The project was led by the United States, and included participation from the United Kingdom and Canada.  Formally designated as the Manhattan Engineer District (MED), it refers  specifically to the period of the project from 1942–1946 under the  control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under the administration  of General Leslie R. Groves. The scientific research was directed by  American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.  The  project’s roots lay in scientists’ fears since the 1930s that Nazi  Germany was also investigating nuclear weapons of its own. Born out of  a small research program in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually  employed more than 130,000 people and cost nearly US$2 billion ($22  billion in current value). It resulted in the creation of multiple  production and research sites that operated in secret.  With the total involved, this makes it one of the largest conspiracies in history.  Entire towns were built for short periods of time, employing people, all under secrecy and top national secrecy at that.  The government never admitted to it, the media never reported on it, and people had no idea for over 25 years.  Project research took place at over thirty sites across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  The three primary research and production sites of the project were the  plutonium-production facility at what is now the Hanford Site, the  uranium-enrichment facilities at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the weapons  research and design laboratory now known as Los Alamos National  Laboratory. The MED maintained control over U.S. weapons production until the formation of the Atomic Energy Commission in January 1947.

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Watergate: Republican officials spied on the Democratic National Headquarters from  the Watergate Hotel in 1972. While conspiracy theories suggested  underhanded dealings were taking place, it wasn’t until 1974 that White  House tape recordings linked President Nixon to the break-in and forced  him to resign.

 

Operation Northwoods:In the early 1960s, American military leaders drafted plans to create public support for a war against Cuba, to oust Fidel Castro from power. The plans included committing acts of terrorism in U.S. cities, killing innocent people and U.S. soldiers, blowing up a U.S.  ship, assassinating Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees, and  hijacking planes. The plans were all approved by the Joint Chiefs of  Staff, but were reportedly rejected by the civilian leadership, then  kept secret for nearly 40 years.

Author James  Bamford, “A Pretext For War”, discusses the declassified “Operation  Northwoods” documents revealing that in 1962 the CIA was planning to  stage phony terrorist attacks on the US and blame it on Cuba to start a  war:

 

The Iran-Contra Affair: In 1985 and ’86, the White House authorized government officials to  secretly trade weapons with the Israeli government in exchange for the  release of U.S. hostages in Iran. The plot was uncovered by Congress in  1987.

 

CIA Drug Running in LA:  Pulitzer Prize Award winning journalist Gary Webb exposed this  alongside LAPD Narcotics Officer turned whislteblower and author  Michael Ruppert, CIA Contract Pilot Terry Reed, and many others.  In  August 1996 the San Jose Mercury News published Webb’s “Dark  Alliance”, a 20,000 word, three-part investigative series which alleged  that Nicaraguan drug traffickers had sold and distributed crack cocaine  in Los Angeles during the 1980s, and that drug profits were used to  fund the CIA-supported Nicaraguan Contras. Webb never asserted that the  CIA directly aided drug dealers to raise money for the Contras, but he  did document that the CIA was aware of the cocaine transactions and the  large shipments of cocaine into the U.S. by the Contra personnel. “Dark Alliance” received national attention. At the height of the interest, the web version of it on San Jose Mercury News website received 1.3 million hits a day. According to the Columbia Journalism Review,  the series became “the most talked-about piece of journalism in 1996  and arguably the most famous—some would say infamous—set of articles of  the decade.”

 

 

 

 

Originally posted 2016-02-24 08:29:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter