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Sun Nov 15, 2015, 09:53 AM

16. Wow, great post!

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm talking about. It's not easy to do it, and we lose some friends along the way, especially in this society, which rewards people who selectively ignore inconvenient truth.

My philosophy is that if we can do it without alienating or insulting people, even in disagreement seeds are planted that may later take root. Maybe your friends will someday see something a little differently because of your efforts.

I haven't read that particular book. I used to spend a lot of time reading such things, not so much anymore, lost in the internet nowadaze (a good Octafish OP can derail my schedule for a long time). There's a lot of great info online.

The book I cut my teeth on was a book called The Secret Team (The CIA and its Allies In Control Of The United States and the World) by L. Fletcher Prouty, others too of course. I don't particularly recommend that book, I don't completely trust the author, but it was my introduction into a lot of what goes on, from which I did my own follow-up reading.

I used to support, in my own small way, Daniel Sheehan's Christic Institute efforts to get to the bottom of CIA (and related assets) activities in central America, a little before Iran-Contra was coming to light. Most of the same players Sheehan was researching (he was officially prosecuting a case where he thought the CIA had blown up a reporter, which was his way to do discovery on the whole lot of them. His case turned out to be false, the CIA had not actually done that particular deed, but his research was invaluable for ferreting out what our nation was up to down there), anyway as I was saying most of those players turned up later in the investigation of Iran-Contra. Sheehan also used the phrase Secret Team, not that it matters what the label is really.

Feel free to let me know if you like the book on Dulles.

I think if people were better informed of our less-publicized history, they would understand that a lot of what is advertised to us as terrorism or evil-doing is actually blow-back from our government's interventions into their lives.

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