Lisa Pease said...
I really don't think Keith is an asset, but I share your suspicion re Chomsky. Btw - did you know Thom Hartmann used to work for the CIA? He's said that himself.
An inveterate traveler and sometimes a risk-taker, Hartmann has often found himself in the world's hot spots on behalf of the German-based Salem international relief organization or as a writer, a situation which causes his friends to sometimes wonder aloud if he works for the CIA (he does not and never has). He was, for example, in The Philippines when Ferdinand Marcos fled the country; in Egypt the week Anwar Sadat was shot; in Uganda during the war of liberation by Tanzania; in Hungary when the first East German refugees arrived; in Germany when the wall came down; in Beijing during the first student demonstrations; in Thailand when the military coup of 1991 occurred; in Barbados during the 2004 anti-government strikes and shutdowns; in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, during the spate of killings of presidential candidates; in Israel, in the West Bank town of Nablus, the week the Intifada started there; on the Czech border the week Chernobyl melted down; in Kenya during the first big wave of crackdowns on dissidents; and in Venezuela during the 1991 coup attempt. He has been successful in avoiding some disasters, however. For example, he was out of the country when George H.W. Bush picked Dan Quayle as his running mate.
Hugh Manatee Wins wrote:
Wha? I find it hard to believe that Hartmann would admit he worked for CIA.
Do it, yes. Admit it, no.
In his own biography he actually denies working for CIA.
When have you ever read a bio that includes this denial?
MinM wrote:A case of 'keyword hijacking' slips by the expert?MinM wrote:Hugh Manatee Wins wrote:One book is CIA-centric.<br>1)'Conspiracy to Stop the Kennedys,' by Mathew Smith.<br>This goes into the deaths of Monroe, JFK, RFK, and the discrediting of Ted Kennedy at Chappaquidick.<br>Smith is British and a purportedly a long time JFK 'expert.'<br><br>But the other is very Mafia-centric and claims new info.<br>2)'Ultimate Sacrifice,' by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann<br>This claims that a new document lead shows an invasion of Cuba planned for December 1963 called by the CIA 'AMWORLD.'...
Classic case of Keyword Hijacking:
Conflating a little known, and dubious at best, contingency plan AMWORLD.
Juxtaposed against the well known, CIA Station in Miami, JM-WAVE.
http://rigorousintuition.ca/board/viewt ... 8&start=15
MinM wrote:Just as an aside, it's interesting to note that Gerald Posner was a less frequent guest on Countdown following the Pease piece.
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