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Thank You Joe Louria. The minute I read about Assange’s supposed rape charges, I smelled CIA. “I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency” , said Truman about his founding the CIA. JFK told a friend that he wanted to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.” Truman wanted to limit the CIA: ““I would like to see the CIA restored to its original assignment as the intelligence arm of the President, and that whatever else it can properly perform in that special field – and that its operational duties be terminated or properly used elsewhere.” But we know how the CIA now operates as it’s own “In Truman’s view, misuse of the CIA began in February 1953, when his successor, Dwight Eisenhower, named Allen Dulles as CIA director. Dulles’s forte was overthrowing governments (in current parlance, “regime change”), and he was quite good at it.
With coups in Iran (1953) and Guatemala (1954) under his belt, Dulles was riding high by the late Fifties and moved Cuba to the top of his to-do list.” see: truthout.org/articles/trumans-true-warning-on-the-cia/ If Patton had been president, I do not believe the CIA would have the power it now has. But, alas, according to the book Target Patton, Patton was assassinated via the CIA, under the sanctions of Eisenhower. Patton’s refusal to be deferent and respectful cost him his life and probably cost the US our democracy. US heroes are rewarded with treasonous perfidy.