But without touching upon a single conspiracy theory, you can easily come up with an almost endless list of examples of why your own government, even the most famously “good” ones, cannot be trusted.
This page presents a growing set of examples, including:
The Tuskegee Experiment
The 1979 Belmont Report, by the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, found that, the US government diagnosed 400 black men who had Syphilis, an easily easily cured, but horribly disfiguring and deadly sexually transmitted disease…but did not tell ANY of the men, did not treat them, but instead studied their slow, tortured decline, for 40 years, from 1932 until ALL of the men are dead by 1972.
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
According to the National Security Agency’s own assessment, a carrier near Vietnam had its own little accident, but the Federal government pretended this was an attack by the Vietnamese, dragging the US into a needless war, shortly after President Johnson tells the Joint Chiefs of staff “you can have your war”.
FBI Crime Lab Fraud
In the 1990s, the FBI’s own Crime Lab head, Frederic Whitehurst, announced that the FBI fraudulently manufactured evidence to convict suspects.
When you watch Bones and CSI, you are not often reminded of how frequently crime labs are caught manufacturing evidence to more or less frame suspects (whom the police, one supposes, are just CONVINCED are guilty). Sure, local investigators get caught a lot…but don’t forget that the Federal government does it, too.
Remember, when someone says “but all the evidence is against him”, the one who’s really guilty may be the investigators and crime lab.
Project MK Ultra
In 1975, a Congressional investigation (called the Church Committee) revealed to the public that United States government had actually set up their own brothels, hiring prostitutes to slip mind-altering drugs like LSD to unsuspecting lovers, who the government officials then observed from behind one-way mirrors.
They also abducted random victims from medical clinics and literally wiped their minds with electro-convulsive shock treatment, until they no longer had memories, or could even talk, and then abandoned them with no identification in random public places.
This sounds insane, WORSE than all the crackpot conspiracy theories, but is actually the finding both of Congress and a Presidential investigation by the Ford administration, known as the Rockefeller Commission:
Seventh Day Adventist Waco Massacre
In 1993, based on what was later concluded by government investigation to be false evidence, a conventional search warrant was issued, to allow the FBI to present itself to the Branch Davidian Seventh Day Adventist group living near Waco, Texas, and demand to search for automatic weapons.
Instead of following the laws for this kind of search warrant, the ATF stormed their homes without the warrant at all (apparently having left it behind by accident), and without identifying themselves, resulting in a frantic defense by the home-owners, who were later cleared of accusations of wrongfully shooting back, in Texas court.
Then the FBI and BATF, under the Clinton administration’s Attorney General Janet Reno, cut off the “Davidians” from communication with the outside world, using psychological warfare against them for 51 days, then assaulting the compound with tanks and other armor, resulting in the deaths of 76 people, mostly women and 20 children.
To reiterate: the OFFICIAL conclusions, to government investigation and court trials, was that the “Davidians” were solely victims, having done nothing wrong either before or during the attack and siege.
Why You Can’t Trust Your Government