By David Roknich

Admiral Stansfield Turner
Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence

Olsson's Arlington/Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-4227
Thursday, October 27 at 7:00PM

Turner knows first hand about burning documents: he has watched a few go up in smoke himself.

Turner was appointed DCI, Director of Central intelligence, in the wake of an alleged reform under the administration of Gerald Ford. Ford, a cagey fox in spite of his popular reputation, responded to the extensive investigation of the Church Committee in 1975 by appointing George H.W. Bush to fill the newly created post, Director of Central Intelligence, which was intended to consolidate to over a dozen "alphabet soup" agengies" that existed at the time.

According to first hand accounts, what Bush actually did, while the committee hearings continued,, was to personally clean out the desks of agents who had incriminating evidence of CIA drug dealing during the "Air America" operation in Laos and Cambodia, and destroy documents relating to Kissinger's war against Salvador Allende. Bush himself was to later become involved in the Chilean intrigues. Some documents were scheduled for declassification while George W. Bush was approaching the finish line in the presidential race and this precipitated an all-out war within the Clinton administration to bring this information to light.

Turner ought to be able to elucidate this topic, if an audience shows up well prepared with questions. And Turner himself was the last to lay eyes on the documents of MKULTRA, which he ordered destroyed during his tenure.

MKULTRA, a project combining torture and mind-altering drugs for psychological warfare of all types has recently been discussed in connection with the new government doctrine of "Extraordinary Rendition" which receives continued, though tacit, support from Bush's current
white house council, Harriet Miers.
Such an oppportunity to question an expert about these currently troubling issues should not be missed.
Turner will be there at Olsson's at 7:00pm, at the address and phone number above. A review of

the new book is online at the Opinion Journal
And here's a little excerpt from a prepared statement that Turner read to congress about


First, there are 149 MKULTRA subprojects, many of which appear to have some connection with

research into behavioral modification, drug acquisition and testing or administering drugs


Second, there are two boxes of miscellaneous MKULTRA papers, including audit reports and

financial statements from "cut-out" (i.e., intermediary) funding mechanisms used to conceal

CIA's sponsorship of various research projects.

Finally, there are 33 additional subprojects concerning certain intelligence activities

previously funded under MKULTRA which have nothing to do either with behavioral modification,

drugs, and toxins or with any other related matters.

David Roknich,