[This is a chapter from my newly released book ‘The Empire on Which the Black Sun Never Set: the Birth of International Fascism and Anglo-American Foreign Policy.’ For further details on different formats and how to purchase click here.] The audio version of this chapter is available here.
Some of us (very few I fear) have read many thousands of pages of documents and investigative histories over decades to attempt to educate ourselves about the information you have shared here Cynthia. Your work in summarizing this sordid history is a true public service that will hopefully open the eyes of the majority of people - who because they have a functioning conscience and normal levels of empathy - can't really imagine that we live in a world where amoral psychopathic behavior rules from the highest reaches of the American and Western power systems. Thank you for this work.
Nicely articulated, Cynthia,...and well documented! For further details on the subject from a somewhat different angle I would include the following: https://www.quora.com/What-do-you-believe-about-John-F-Kennedys-assassination/answer/Robert-Herrschaft
There is also the suspicious death of Philip Graham(among others) that has never been adequately investigated. If you read down in the spartacus.edu article and focus on the comments of Michael Collins Piper you will see what I mean. https://spartacus-educational.com/JFKgrahamP.htm
Nixon remains an enigmatic figure. I have come to believe that we never would have heard of Watergate if he hadn't displeased his Deep State overlords with his overtures toward both the Soviets and China.
Brilliant article Cynthia. I wouldn't expect anything less from you.
Your discussion of Eisenhower hit on a theory that I have that Eisenhower was a lot more involved in the activities of the CIA than has been realized. Eisenhower was no novice at running covert operations. As Supreme Commander in Europe he insisted that the OSS in Europe come under his command. This would link him to Allen Dulles who was a master OSS spy in Europe during WW2.
Everything about Eisenhower's career confirmed him to be an extraordinary staff officer. That is why he never saw combat, because he was too valuable at planning. He dotted every i and crossed every t, was diligent and did not leave anything to chance. He spent his whole career building the military industrial complex.
When he was president of Columbia University he would have been introduced deeper into the masters of the corporate oligarchy. After victory Eisenhower was a "rock star". He would have been welcome into the highest echelons of Wall Street, and given their patronage.
The picture of Eisenhower as POTUS was grandfatherly, dull and spent more time on the golf course than in the Oval Office. For this picture to be correct would have taken a complete personality change. Granted his heart attack in 1955 could have slowed him down. But by then he had already overseen some major CIA operations. Churchill had appealed to him directly about Iran, which Truman had rebuffed Britain on the U.S. getting involved.
Well, this is my conspiracy theory. If I ever stop procrastinating I may actually get around to writing. I have read a number of books on Eisenhower but cannot find the smoking gun. I have collected a lot of circumstantial evidence though. Eisenhower was a master of plausible disability. His farewell speech was the icing on the cake.
"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." (Henri Bergson).
Thus a fundamental question. If your mind is not prepared to comprehend the “truth”, how will you ever see it?
Thank you Cynthia for your article that all concerned people need to read and comprehend. To some degree the U.S. is run by Gangsters.
Thanks be, to the author, for her incisive research and Historically factual written words. For almost 60yrs the USofA has deteriorated from the acme of potential political righteousness into clandestine, Oligarchic and authoritarian systems of socio-economic political oppression.