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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the CIA , I am pleased to announce that my ebook The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State will be free for anyone to download on Amazon.com for two days this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18.
The CIA, of course, is one of the three principal components of the national-security establishment, the other two being the Pentagon and its vast military establishment and the NSA. Since its inception in the latter half of the 1940s, the national-security establishment has grown into the most powerful branch of the federal government, one to which the other three branches inevitably defer.
The conversion of the federal government to a national-security state, a structural change that was done without a constitutional amendment, was the biggest mistake the American people have ever made.
Here was the genesis of America’s regime-change operations, some of which intentionally and knowingly have destroyed democratic regimes. Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Nicaragua, and Congo come to mind, to mention just a few.
Here was the genesis of America’s assassination program, which has murdered or attempted to murder countless people without due process of law and trial by jury. Fidel Castro, Operation Condor, Operation Phoenix, and the current ongoing assassinations in the Middle East come to mind.
Here was the genesis of America’s torture program. MKULTRA comes to mind. So does the secret hiring of Nazi officials at the end of World War II.
The CIA has been at the heart of all these dark-side activities and many more ever since its founding on September 18, 1947.
Thirty days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Washington Post published an op-ed by former President Harry S. Truman, in which he suggested that the CIA had become a dark and sinister force.
From the very beginning, the CIA and the rest of the national-security establishment used the Cold War against America’s World War II partner and ally, the Soviet Union, as well as a supposed international communist conspiracy that was supposedly trying to take over America, to justify its existence and its dark-side activity. The CIA and the rest of the national-security establishment said it was necessary for America to become a national-security state — temporarily, of course — until the Cold War was over.
Well, the Cold War is over. It ended some 25 years ago. Since then, all that the CIA and the rest of the national security establishment has done is embroil the United States in endless war, which, needless to say, is used to justify the continued existence of the national-security state and also used to justify the destruction of liberty, privacy, and prosperity here at home.
The abolition of the CIA, as well as the dismantling of the rest of this Cold War dinosaur, is long past due. Not only has it brought untold suffering to people around the world, not only has it generated deep-seated anger and hatred for America, it has also destroyed our freedom, our privacy, and our base of economic prosperity here at home, especially given the federal government’s out-of-control spending and debt.
It is with the aim of restoring a free, peaceful, prosperous, moral, and harmonious society that The Future of Freedom Foundation is offering The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State as a free download this Saturday and Sunday at Amazon.com.
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Book Comments on Amazon
Five stars by anarchteacher: This is an essential volume to read and share with friends, family, and colleagues, and receives my highest recommendation. Jacob G. Hornberger’s latest book is a comprehensive and authoritative indictment of the criminal national security state that has seized control of the American republic, destroying the rule of law and our most fundamental rights and liberties in this process. His central driving point throughout his powerful exposition is how the nebulous and amoral concept of “national security” has been justified as a nihilistic rationale for unspeakable criminal behavior by the governing elites and their subterranean operatives within this deep state. “Everything is permitted, the end justifies the means.”
Hornberger brilliantly amasses the conclusive historical evidence outlining the destructive course of this dark transformation, beginning with American imperial adventurism during the Spanish-American War in Cuba and the Philippines, demonstrating that the technics of torture, invasive surveillance, assassination, counter-insurgency, which we are painfully accustomed to reading about in today’s headlines, began over one hundred years ago. He continues his painstaking exploration of the subversive criminality of the national security state with its formal inception after World War II, with the National Security Act of 1947, which reorganized the military-industrial complex and established the Central Intelligence Agency as the premier covert entity for regime change and projection of American state power. Thus was spawned the clandestine deep state which has unconstitutionally superseded and overtaken in power, permanence.
His seminal chapters recounting and expanding upon the magnificent details of his previous books, Regime Change: The JFK Assassination and The Kennedy Autopsy, are beautifully incorporated within the broader narrative.
This is an essential volume to read and share with friends, family, and colleagues, and receives my highest recommendation.
Five Stars by David S. Brown: The truth binds and has not set us free. My personal studies of the historical record of the U.S. since JFK and RFK were serially assassinated attest to the absolute accuracy of each and every factual conclusion set forth in Jacob Hornberger’s exquisite ‘The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State.”
This book is so simple and straight forward and easy to read.
Mr. Hornberger presents an accurate summary of the state of the JFK assassination story 50 years subsequent. Those who refuse to confront that reality have their heads in the sand.
The maddening thing is all the proofs and clear evidence that were not cited in support of each thesis. For example, that Oswald was not a Communist; that Oswald was not pro-Castro; that Oswald was a patriot working for the U.S. intelligence services; that Oswald was a false flag defector to Russia; that Oswald faked his Communist sympathies to infiltrate and disinform; and that Oswald was clearly the perfect patsy; Oswald was not on the Sixth Floor at the time of the shooting; Oswald did not order the supposed assassination rifle; the ballistics do not tie the supposed assassination rifle to the crime; Oswald fired no shots; Oswald was on the steps of the TSBDB seconds after the shooting where he confronted Officer Baker, and early documentation of the DPD and the FBI confirm Oswald’s alibi. But in this case, less is more.
JFK was the gravest threat to “U.S. national security” in history:
1. JFK took the military’s hand off the nuclear button, substituting civilian control at every point of command, even the cockpit’s of the nation’s Air Force;
2. JFK ignored and rebutted the military’s recommendations on how to secure the U.S.;
3. JFK opposed nuclear arms for Israel;
4. JFK supported a Communist coalition government in Laos;
5. JFK accepted a Communist government in IndoChina
6. JFK supported African nationalism in the Belgian Congo, and was willing to allow the valuable natural resources in the Congo to fall out of friendly hands;
7. JFK refused to confront and stop the Soviets building the Berlin Wall;
8. JFK refused to provide U.S. military forces to save the Bay of Pigs invasion;
9. JFK repeatedly refused to invade Cuba;
10. JFK refused to strike missile construction in Cuba;
11. JFK pledged not to invade Cuba and removed missiles from Turkey to settle the Cuban Missile Crisis;
12. JFK was accepting peaceful co-existence with a communist nation 90 miles off the coast of the U.S.
13. JFK refused U.S. combat troops in Viet Nam no less than 11 times in a single year;
14. JFK supported and executed the nuclear test ban treaty;
15. JFK advocated unilateral disarmament to equalize the great power balance of power;
16. JFK had ordered withdrawal of U.S. advisors from Viet Nam;
17. JFK offered to share with the Soviets U.S. superior targeting technology in exchange for superior Soviet booster technology in proposing joint development of space;
18. JFK was secretly settling and ending the Cold War with Khruschev and Castro;
19. JFK was viewed as a traitor by military chiefs and America’s foreign policy wisemen – the Cold Warriors.
Until Mr. Hornberger’s truth, that is, the truth, is taught in the Nation’s Military Academies, America remains destined to a pretentious ignorance that both defines and limits.
Five stars by Kate Jones: A truth tonic. A courageous analysis of the contributing factors of our political and military mess, of the bad decisions made and the erosion of our freedoms. Should be required reading by every politician and every high school and college civics class.
Five stars by Bill B.: I give up. We cannot win. The killings, the lies, the power behind it is too strong and powerful. May God help us!
Five stars by ekpugh: A glimpse of uncomfortable truth. Truly frightening……..because it is very likely true.
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