On This Day — President Carter Signs Executive Order 12036 (January 24 1978)

“The most efficient accident, in simple assassination, is a fall of 75 feet or more onto a hard surface.”

CIA assassination manual (1953)

“No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.”

Executive Order 12036 (January 24 1978)

On January 24 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed Executive Order 12036 that imposed restrictions on the U.S. Intelligence Community.  Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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The Executive Order 12036 expanded the U.S. ban on assassination by closing loop-holes.

“No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.”

This ban on assassination would be restated in Executive Order 12333.

PS/

I would like to point out a restriction that has never been discussed by the MSM.

“Electronic Surveillance. The CIA may not engage in any electronic surveillance within the United States. No agency within the Intelligence Community shall engage in any electronic surveillance directed against a United States person abroad  (…)”

What is it anyway?

“Electronic Surveillance means acquisition of a nonpublic communication by electronic means without the consent of a person who is a party to an electronic communication or, in the case of a nonelectronic communication, without the consent of a person who is visibly present at the place of communication, but  not including the use of radio direction finding equipment solely to determine the location of a transmitter.”

You may want to read this old post: Havana Syndrome — What Are the Frequencies Used by US Intel for Microwave Spying?

Once upon a time, the Russians relied for many years on a technology unknown to the Americans to spy on the US ambassador in Moscow. The device — known as “The thing” — was the brainchild of an extraordinary genius: Leon Theremin.

I have long suspected that “Microwave Spying” is still a tool on the shelf of the modern spies. In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Der Spiegel publisheda catalog of surveillance technologies used by the NSA and CIA to eavesdrop on foreign spies and diplomats.

And indeed, these documents show that the U.S. Intelligence is using products — with names like LOUDAUTO and ANGRYNEIGHBOR — against foreign embassies which are generally considered as direct successors of Leon Theremin’s brilliant invention.

Think about these things…

“Party In The CIA” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Yeah, we’ve got our black ops all over the world,
from Kazakhstan to Bombay; (…)
Need a country destabilized?
Look no further, we’re your guys!”

REFERENCES

Executive Order 12036 — Wikipedia

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On This Day — President Carter Signs Executive Order 12036 (January 24 1978)

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