The Manchurian Candidate: Assassins and the CIA
The CIA and the Manchurian Candidates Today
With the bulk of the documents related to MK ULTRA, Project Bluebird and Project Artichoke destroyed by a CIA director who was worried that the sins of the past were catching up to him, there is no way to get a full and complete catalog of the myriad horrors inflicted upon unsuspecting human guinea pigsvictims drugged and monitored, dosed and cataloged like laboratory rats all in the name of finding the perfect elixir to create a super-soldier. But the proof is indisputable that the government desired and designed to create secret assassinswho, though perhaps personally repulsed by violence and firearms, would have their will smashed in such spectacular fashion that they would have no resistance to the whims of their CIA masters.
MK ULTRA is believed to have been dismantled in the 1970s after being exposed to public scrutiny, thanks to the Church Commission and the Rockefeller Committee. But with so much money and effort expended to such a seemingly viable intelligence program, would the CIA let morality stand in its way? Wouldn't it be easier just to change the name of the program and let it continue to grow in the shadows once again?
For many in government, the ends always justify the means. Its for this reason that constant vigilance is needed from the voting public and its elected representatives to ensure that the specter of Manchurian Candidate super-soldiers stays on the silver screen rather than invade real life.