How did the state of democracy in America become so precarious? Read on.
In Part 3 of our 3-part series, de Gaulle purges his government of presumed traitors and shuts down the “unhinged” murderous forces that were gunning down, blowing up, and poisoning “enemies of the French empire”— those who were for Algeria’s independence. But de Gaulle still remains a target for assassination attempts, one of which is spectacular.
In Part 2 of this 3-part series, Kennedy learns of Dulles’s involvement in plotting to overthrow de Gaulle, and assures the French of his support for de Gaulle, while warning them, “the CIA is such a vast and poorly controlled machine that the most unlikely maneuvers might be true.” But not even the CIA, with all its right-wing allies, was any match for the millions of French who stood up for de Gaulle.
Part 1 of this 3-part series is about the many reasons why the CIA and the French right wing want to bring down Charles de Gaulle. It is also about the deep connections of the CIA to France’s own intelligence agencies and government, and why de Gaulle wanted to purge his country of these insidious ties.
In this third excerpt from The Devil’s Chessboard, the Warren Commission is revealed as a whitewash and a fraud. The CIA, under suspicion that it was involved in the Kennedy assassination, steers attention away from itself, to everyone else — including other parts of the government. And one former Commission staffer, becoming aware he had been duped, gets a threat.
In this second excerpt from the new book The Devil’s Chessboard, by David Talbot, we examine the formation and activities of the Warren Commission. And we note the central role in guiding the Commission’s “probe” of none other than Allen Dulles — a professional coup planner who might under normal circumstances have been considered a prime suspect.
In this excerpt from the new book The Devil’s Chessboard, by David Talbot, we learn that what we have been told about the assassination of John F. Kennedy is not even close to the truth. And we see the highly irregular activities of Allen Dulles, the most powerful CIA director in history, after he has been removed from his post by Kennedy, and in the hours and days after the president was shot.