guinea pigsguinea pigsIt is well known that the CIA conducted horrific experiments on many people, including US troops, during the cold war. A group of veterans is suing the government for using troops as human guinea pigs in studies of chemical, biological, and psychological weapons in the MKULTRA, Artichoke, Bluebeard and other CIA programs. The plaintiffs have just won a major victory as the judge has ruled that the CIA must release a broad range of documents on these experiments that they are still trying to hide.
The judge came near to accussing the CIA of lying in order to withhold the documents:
The CIA insisted discovery was unwarranted in its case, because it never funded or conducted drug research on military personnel.
Larson wasn’t convinced.
“[T]his court rejects the conclusion that the CIA necessarily lacks a nexus to Plaintiffs’ claims, and orders the CIA to respond in earnest” to the veterans’ requests, “particularly because defendants have presented evidence that would appear to cast doubt on that conclusion,” he wrote.
Now we need some brave judge to order the CIA to release documents on recent CIA research on detainees.
November 17th, 2010