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Description of Pictures: The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America's Top Secrets
The American national security state -- and its accumulated millions of pages of classified records -- has become a fixture of our political, social, and cultural life. Yet prior to World War I, the United States had no systematized government classification system, and its actual defense and foreign policy–related secrets were few. That changed with the United States’ entry into World War I, when through legislation and regulatory policy, the Wilson administration created the forerunners of the modern U.S. intelligence community. The secret electronic and human surveillance techniques and processes that started under President Woodrow Wilson mushroomed in scale during and after World War II.
Defenders of the current secrecy system claim it is vital to the safety of Americans at home and abroad. But what does the actual history of the past 100 years show? Have the FBI, CIA, NSA, and other federal agencies and departments truly used secrecy to protect us or instead to keep knowledge of their own misdeeds from us, or both? How many classified documents are there, and does anybody really know? How much of our own history is being kept from us, and how much of it is likely to ever see the light of day? Join us as our expert panel delves into these and related issues.
* Matthew Connelly, Professor of International and Global History, Columbia University
* Nate Jones, Freedom of Information Act Director, Washington Post
* Patrick Eddington, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
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DCLASS_230926_055.JPG: Matthew Connelly
DCLASS_230926_080.JPG: (left to right) Patrick Eddington, Matthew Connelly, Nate Jones
DCLASS_230926_096.JPG: Patrick Eddington
DCLASS_230926_203.JPG: Nate Jones
DCLASS_230926_225.JPG: Total Number of Lines Encoded in Communications from U.S. Legations in Europe to Washington
In view of your low grade, abnormal personal behavoir I will not dignify your name with either a Mr. or a Reverend or a Dr. And, your last name calls to mind only the type of King such as King Henry the VIII and his countless acts of adultery and immoral conduct lower than that of a beast.
King, look into your heart. You know you are a complete fraud and a great Liability to all of us Negroes. White people in this country have enough frauds of their own but I am sure they don't have one at this time that is any where near your equal. You are no clergyman and you know it. I repeat you are a colossal fraud and an evil, vicious one at that. You could not believe in God and act as you do. Clearly you don't believe in any personal moral principles.
King, like all frauds your end is approaching. You could have been our greatest leader. You, even at an early age have turned out to be not a leader but a dissolute, abnormal moral imbecile. We will now have to depend on our older leaders like Wilkins a man of character and thank God we have others like him. But you are done. Your "honorary" degrees, your Nobel Prize (what a grim farce) and other awards will not save you. King, I repeat you are done.
No person can overcome facts, not even a fraud like yourself. Lend your sexually psychotic ear to the enclosure. You will find yourself and in all your dirt, filth, evil and moronic talk exposed on the record for all time. I repeat - no person can argue successfully against facts. You are finished. You will find on the record for all time your filthy, dirty, evil companions, male and females giving expression with you to your hidious abnormalities. And some of them to pretend to be ministers of the Gospel. Satan could not do more. What incredible evilness. It is all there on the record, your sexual orgies. Listen to yourself you filthy, abnormal animal. You are on the record. You have been on the record - all your adulterous acts, your sexual orgies extending far into the past. This one is but a tiny sample. You will understand this. Yes, from your various evil playmates on the east coast to and others on the west coast and outside the country you are on the record. King you are done.
The American public, the church organizations that have been helping Protestant, Catholic and Jews will know you for what you are an evil, abnormal beast. So will others who have backed you. You are done.
King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. You have just 34 days in which to do (this exact number has been selected for a specific reason, it has definite practical significant. You are done. There is but one way out for you, You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.
When the FBI released a letter that agents sent to Martin Luther King, Jr., with surveillance recordings, it "sanitized" the parts that, among other things, alleged they proved King was a "filthy, abnormal animal."
DCLASS_230926_351.JPG: In Reply, Please Refer to
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Under the authority of Executive Order 12333, dated December 4, 1981, and pursuant to Title 18, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2709 (as amended, October 26, 2001), you are hereby directed to provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation (PBI) the names, addresses, lengths of service and electronic communication transactional records, to include existing transaction/activity logs and all e-mail header information (not to include message content and/or subject fields), for the below- listed email address:
In accordance with Title 18, U.S.C., Section 2709(b), I certify that the information sought is relevant to an authorized investigation to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, and that such an investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely on the basis of activities protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
You are further advised that Title 18, U.S.C., Section 2709 (a), prohibits any officer, employee or agent of yours from disclosing to any person that the FBI has sought or obtained access to information or records under these provisions.
You are requested to provide records responsive to this request personally to a representative of the XXX of the FBI. Any questions you have regarding this request should be directed only to the security considerations, you should neither send the records through the mail nor disclose the substance of this request in any telephone conversation.
In a National Security Letter, the Department of Justice demands the recipient turn over personal information about a surveillance target, with the the assurance that it is not infringing on the target's First Amendment rights, but at the same time prohibits the recipient from exercising those same rights to reveal the existence of the letter.
DCLASS_230926_357.JPG: Proportion of Cables by Classification, 1974-1980
DCLASS_230926_360.JPG: Number of Missing Cables, 1973-1980
DCLASS_230926_406.JPG: Delays in Publishing the Official Record of The Foreign Relations of the United States
DCLASS_230926_410.JPG: The Decline in the Documentary Record
DCLASS_230926_437.JPG: (left to right) Patrick Eddington, Matthew Connelly, Nate Jones
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