What are the biggest US government cover ups of all the time? Insider Monkey has given us the answer with their article published lately. The US has taken upon itself to guard the world and protect it from evil, even if no one has asked it to do so. The US has often been involved in the affairs of other countries, throwing over regimes, killing dictators and dropping bombs on other countries. While it officially aims to improve the well-being of the citizens of those countries, it actually ends up causing significant damage, and worsening the situation in cases.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the biggest US government cover ups of all the time from their list.
The first one is The FBI tried to blackmail Martin Luther King Jr. to commit suicide. J. Edgar Hoover, the infamous head of the FBI who was so paranoid (he makes the 9/11 truthers look sane) that decided King was against the American way. When the FBI found out that King was having an affair (yes even the most perfect people are fallible) they sent him a letter which was meant to persuade him to commit suicide. Of course, that didn’t end up happening, but that does not make this any less chilling. The second one is Wealthy men tried to oust FDR. It is an old movie trope, old rich men actually running the country while puppets are put in place for the show. However, this very nearly became a reality when the heads of various large companies such as General Motors, Chase Bank, and Standard Oil along with Senator Prescott Bush attempted to tempt Major General Smedley Butler to overthrow President Roosevelt which would result in a fascist regime. Luckily for FDR, Butler reported this exchange and hence, perhaps saved America. The last one for today is The Space Shuttle was actually an anti-Russian device. The main idea behind the Space Shuttle was to have it grab Russian satellites and send them to Earth for examination in Washington and then be sent back before anyone noticed they were missing. However, this cartoon-like mission was never actually carried out, or the Cold War might have become a “proper war”.