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Sun Apr 19, 2015, 03:50 PM

3. Really Excellent Read


I have read the Kwitny book that the author refers to - ENDLESS ENEMIES - very well sourced and referenced and deals with - since the 1960's (the Congo) the nexus between the CIA, the State Department and Corporate America to formulate US foreign policy.

Other resources that support this research - in foreign film and available through Netflix

On Patrice Lumumba - the Belgian movie Lumumba 2000
Critical resources in the Congo at the time - didn't see this mentioned by the author but mentioned by Kwitny was uranium.

On the French war in Algeria - The Battle of Algiers - 1966; and Intimate Enemies. The Battle of Algiers is a 1960's era film - was 'inside the beltway' viewing prior to the Iraq War - deals with the moral dilemmas of French colonialism..

.Intimate Enemies is sort of a French version of Platoon - but dealing with the Algerian conflict - in this version - an idealist confronts a realist while conducting the counter-insurgency campaign in the deserts of Algeria.


On the US (CIA) involvement in Indo-China - the movie is The Quiet American - starring Michael Caine - deals with US covert involvement in 1950's Indo-China. Movie was based on the book by Graham Greene, himself a British intel officer.


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