- Apr 13, 2011
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After years of denials, the Central Intelligence Agency has revealed that it did keep a file on Noam Chomsky, an eminent American linguist and anti-war academic, in the 1970s. But the files may have illegally been destroyed, report American media.The CIA had previously denied that it gathered information on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, well-known for his anti-war activism in the Vietnam era. But now, after a freedom of information request, attorney Kel McClanahan received a memo that confirms the agency gathered records on the American leftist icon, the Foreign Policy reports.
In the document - dated June 1970 - a CIA official asks colleagues from the FBI for information about an upcoming trip of a group of anti-war activists to North Vietnam. The official says in the memo that the trip had “the endorsement of Noam Chomsky.”
The magazine obtained the document and applied for comment to professor Athan Theoharis, an expert on FBI-CIA cooperation and information-gathering.
Read more @: CIA ?admits? to having file on Chomsky, might have destroyed it ? RT USA
Yea i find this incredibly messed up and disturbing. We are a surveillance state and we have become incompetent to accept that.