The CIA is preparing to declassify hundreds of documents that detail some of its most infamous and illegal operations. The records are believed to cover the period from the 1950's to the 1970's. They include details on domestic spying, infiltrating leftist groups, drug tests on US citizens, and assassination plots against foreign leaders.

In advance of the release, the National Security Archive has published a new set of documents revealing the Ford administration was concerned about the documents' eventual disclosure. In a memo to Ford, then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said a 1974 article by the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on the CIA's infiltration of anti-war groups was "just the tip of the iceberg." Kissinger also warned that, "blood will flow" if several other operations were exposed, including the Kennedy administration's attempts to assassinate Cuban President Fidel Castro. Kissinger says former Attorney General Robert Kennedy personally managed the assassination plot. Announcing the release on Thursday, CIA Director Michael Hayden said, "Most of it is unflattering, but it is CIA's history."

Are you proud to be an American? Are you proud of all the lies and all the other iniquity? For shame.

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. Psalm 10:4

Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment. Psalm 73:6

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Proverbs 8:13

The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth. Isaiah 23:9

And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands. Isaiah 25:11

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.