Whether or not the Government of a country should keep secrets locked up in its safe has always been a debatable question. While it’s certainly reasonable for the citizens to want to know what’s cooking, it might be just as necessary to for the government to cover up some stories for security reasons. Reasonable or not there are a few secrets that the government of some nations tried (or are still trying) to guard, and below we reveal top 10 of those.The USA has more than just 2% of the planet’s proven oil reserves
1. THE USA HAS MORE THAN JUST 2% OF THE PLANET’S PROVEN OIL RESERVES
Proven oil reserves are those that have already been discovered and can be recovered using economical strategies. The president of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, claims that the country owns just 2% of the world’s proven oil reserves, however, if reports are to be believed then Mr. Obama has not disclosed the complete truth. According to Energy Information Administration, the country reports it’s proven oil reserves to be around 31.3 billion, however between 1980 and 2010, it produced 77.8 billion barrels of oil, and had a spare of 20.7 billion barrels, i.e. it produced 2.5 times the amount of proven oil it reportedly had.
For forty years, between 1932 and 1972 a cold blooded experiment was conducted by the Public Health Service, U.S.A., in the name of altruistic science. The guinea pigs for the experiment were the illiterate sharecroppers of Alabama, who were never told the truth about the disease that they had. The doctors never had any intention of curing them of syphilis. Instead, the idea was to collect samples and data from their autopsies. The deaths tallied to 128, and the disease was transferred to 40 wives and 19 children.
3. THE GOVERNMENT OF AMERICA GOES THROUGH EVERY INTERNET TEXT EXCHANGE THAT CROSSES ITS POLITICAL BORDER
Many might be offended to know that their Government is secretly prying on them by perusing every e-mail, text or digital message that crosses their national boundaries, but apparently the NSA finds it perfectly justifiable just as long as it does it really quickly.
4. CIA MIND CONTROL EXPERIMENTS A.K.A MK ULTRA
For nearly 2 decades The Central Intelligence Agency of the USA covertly conducted experiments on unwitting citizens to find out the effects of biological and chemical agents on them, just so they could stay head-to-head with their rivals, Russia, and China during the cold wars. Historians argue that the objective of the program was to create a mind control system using which the CIA could “program” subjects to conduct assassinations. In 1973, an attempt was made by the CIA director to destroy all documents related to the project.
5. AREA 51 OR THE GROOM LAKE
This restricted area located some 100 miles north of L.A., is a U.S. military installation, which has been rumored (or fantasized?) to be the site where the American government keeps alien-remains, crashed space-crafts, and UFO’s and even conducts queer space-related programs. A few CIA veterans falsified this theory by stating that the area is used as a testing ground for spy planes. However, who can blame the sci-fi lovers for letting their imaginations run amuck when the government takes totally crazy steps (example, installing spy-cameras on public lands) to keep the area a top secret.