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Peter Lemkin
04-22-2009, 05:26 PM
Compromised: Clinton, Bush, and the C.I.A. #2 (Hardcover)
by Terry Reed (Author), John Cummings (Author)

Compromised is the true story of the Faustian pact that Bill Clinton made as governor of Arkansas. It tells how his unbridled political ambitions and his pledge to create jobs for Arkansas led him to compromise his ideals in exchange for support for his presidential candidacy in 1992.

By selling out politically to the Reagan-Bush administration, by giving the Agency free rein to operate a secret training base near the tiny western Arkansas town of Mena, and by looking the other way as Arkansas factories turned out untraceable weapons parts for the Nicaraguan Contra "freedom fighters," the young governor helped create an operation that laundered untold millions of dollars and that enriched Clinton's political friends and helped finance his campaign fund.

The Arkansas-CIA connection became Clinton's darkest secret, and only now is the tiniest shaft of light being shed on what has become known as the Whitewater scandal. Coauthor Terry Reed, who helped train Contra pilots in rural Arkansas, became the first person to pull back the shroud on the "Arkansas Connection" long before most people ever heard of Clinton cronies like Webb Hubbell, Clinton's former associate U.S. attorney-general, who became the first major figure to plead guilty in an ever-widening investigation that is confirming Reed's disclosures. Former National Security Advisor Bud McFarlane also corroborates Reed's revelation that former spymaster George Bush was in the center of the Iran-Contra loop, and he, like Reed, paints Bush as a cold-hearted powermonger bent on wrestling the White House away from Ronald Reagan.

Reed, who was recruited into the Arkansas operation by Oliver North, reveals in this eyewitness account how the "black operations" in Arkansas worked, from the training of Contra pilots and the manufacture of weapons parts-all in violation of a congressional ban on Contra aid-to the airdrops of cash into Arkansas by CIA operative Barry Seal. Seal disclosed to Reed that more than $9 million a week was dropped from planes onto secret drop zones and later laundered through an investment banking firm whose president had close ties with Clinton. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The first documented expose of Bill Clinton's involvement in illegal government activity includes alleged evidence that George Bush was lying when he said he was "out of the loop" regarding Iran-Contra activities. Photos.

About the Author
Terry Reed is a former Air Force intelligence operative who served in the most secret project of the Vietnam War, Task Force Alpha. In civilian life, he was recruited by the FBI's counterintelligence division to help combat the illegal sale of technology to the Soviet Union and later became a CIA asset. He is an FAA-certified flight instructor with more than 3,000 hours of flight time.

John Cummings is a prizewinning former investigative reporter for Newsday in New York and has coauthored The Heist (1986), Goombata: The Improbable Rise and Fall of John Gotti and His Gang (1990) and 'Til Murder Do Us Part (1993). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

David Guyatt
04-23-2009, 10:09 AM
I read it years ago Pete. Can't remember all the detail except the author was former CIA and fingered Clinton as a Bush/CIA troll. I found it interesting at the time.

Linda Minor
04-23-2009, 01:28 PM
I read it years ago Pete. Can't remember all the detail except the author was former CIA and fingered Clinton as a Bush/CIA troll. I found it interesting at the time.

I still have a copy of it somewhere.

Peter Lemkin
04-23-2009, 02:51 PM
I read it years ago Pete. Can't remember all the detail except the author was former CIA and fingered Clinton as a Bush/CIA troll. I found it interesting at the time.

I still have a copy of it somewhere.

Linda, is it worth the price of admission? It has a general thesis I always believe in.

Linda Minor
04-23-2009, 02:53 PM
Linda, is it worth the price of admission? It has a general thesis I always believe in.

What is it you're looking for? I can only speak for myself as far as value is concerned.

Carsten Wiethoff
08-21-2009, 05:35 AM
http://www.constitution.org/piml/96060404.txt

I tend to believe every sentence in it.
Carsten

Nathaniel Heidenheimer
08-22-2009, 03:48 AM
Peter along similar lines I cannot recommend the Book Partners in Power highly enough. Although it came out in 1995, few books are more relevant in explaining todays BushBama labotamizing phenomana. It is by Roger Morris, and I love all his books. If you have not read his Nixon book you are missing an incredible thing!

Bernice Moore
10-25-2009, 01:57 AM
http://ca.mg202.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=1%5f163250%5fANElvs4AAG3ZSuOinQi1k2AQ 9DQ&pid=2&fid=Inbox&inline=1
Media Enabled Bush 1's Savage Attacks on Maddow and Olbermann, Yet Continue to Ignore Bush Family's Sordid Past

By Russ Baker, AlterNet
Posted on October 21, 2009, Printed on October 21, 2009
http://www.alternet.org/story/143410/

The other day, George H.W. Bush fired a salvo against mean media liberals who savaged his son. Soon, brickbats were flying to and fro about who said what about whom. But this mini-controversy is nothing more than a distraction from the real story: even the most animated of Bush critics on television have not gotten around to acknowledging the full, unspeakably dark nature of the Bush enterprise. Bush41, it turns out, has nothing at all to complain about.
The kerfuffle began last Friday, when CBS ran a story (http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/10/16/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5390374.shtml) on its website about George H.W. Bush criticizing MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow for edgy rhetoric and name-calling, in which he then … called them names -- specifically, “sick puppies.”
"The way they treat my son and anyone who's opposed to their point of view is just horrible," Mr. Bush said. "When our son was president they just hammered him mercilessly and I think obscenely a lot of the time and now it's moved to a new president," he added.
Of course, this is ridiculous on many counts. First is the absurdity of the man who employed the political assassin Lee Atwater (look up Willie Horton) and gave Karl Rove his first job, whining about incivility. Then there is the way the former president glided over the snapping trash- mouths and conjurers of the Right, from Limbaugh to Hannity to Beck, who dominate and influence the media’s vast market of vulnerable and hurting Americans. And finally, it is hard to recall criticism of H.W.’s son that was wildly inaccurate, truly out of bounds, or not reflective of the awful reality of W.’s presidency.
The real problem is not that popular media figures have gone after the Bushes, it is quite the opposite: that they have stopped well short of sharing the full story with the American people.
CBS inadvertently touched on this when it reported H.W.’s general satisfaction with how his personal saga was playing out in his golden years:
“Mr. Bush also said his own life is "very good, very private."
Perfect irony resides in that remark. One reason that the elder Bush’s life is so very good, and remains so very private, is because of the media’s failure to unearth the extent of the continuing deception perpetrated by the Bush family and their allies. The guilty parties surely include CBS itself -- which stopped asking questions when under pressure and unceremoniously tossed to the lions Dan Rather, the most visible television personality willing to dig into the truth about the Bushes.
That the bigger picture never emerged is not only the fault of the mainstream, however, but also of the very “liberals” castigated by the elder Bush. Our favorite television talking heads continue to focus on the failings of the George W. Bush Administration without providing the added context from substantive discoveries about the Bush family and their longer-term activities that would shock the nation and the world.
In early 2009, the respected publisher Bloomsbury released Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means For America. This was the result of five years of deep research I conducted into the rise of the Bushes, into those who propelled them to the top and kept them there through decades, and their long-term and continuing grip on policy. The book contains page after page of revelations about things we need to know but have collectively missed, and about a nexus of power that shapes the American destiny to this moment.
Here is a little taste of what Family of Secrets reveals about the “very good, very private” lives and thoughts of George Bush, father and son, not brought to you by NBC or Comedy Central:
-Proof that the senior Bush, far from being the outsider CIA director in 1976 he claimed to be, had actually worked with the intelligence services in “very private” capacities for his entire adult life.
-Overwhelming and painstakingly documented evidence that the senior Bush lied when he claimed not to remember where he was on Nov. 22, 1963, the day JFK was shot, and that, in fact, he was in Dallas, working for the CIA, and closely associated with a small web of figures directly tied to Lee Harvey Oswald, the control of JFK’s motorcade, the Texas School Book Depository, and other crucial aspects of the events of that day.
-Source interviews and paperwork that show the junior Bush lied when he claimed to have completed his obligatory service during the Vietnam war, and that he was, in effect, AWOL, a crime with no statute of limitations.
-Documented assertions from a Bush family adviser suggesting that W. cynically adopted the mantle of Jesus to clean up a spotty past and to win over the crucial fundamentalist vote without which he would have lost badly in 2000.
-Evidence that the man the junior Bush put in charge of handling the domestic emergency response to attacks and natural disasters, Michael Brown, was even far less qualified than previously understood—and why such a person ended up being in that incredibly important position as Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf coast.
-Testimony that the junior Bush’s principal personal motivation for invading Iraq was not WMDs, or Al Qaeda, or neoconservative aspirations, or geopolitical goals, or even oil, but because he was convinced that a successful presidency requires a war.
-A body of facts strongly indicating that the same interests, working through the CIA, that removed JFK from power—a group that appears to have included the senior Bush—also took action to cause Richard Nixon to be removed from power. This is of urgent importance because it helps to provide some sense of why Barack Obama has continued to kowtow to major power centers—CIA, military, defense contractors, oil companies, Wall Street—because, simply put, he has absolutely no choice.
These are just a few of the literally hundreds of revelations that cast the Bushes—and the ongoing power configuration in this country—in a new and even more disturbing light. Yet viewers of Maddow, Olbermann, and for that matter, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and even Amy Goodman have never heard them. The publisher and a small legion of concerned citizens have tried repeatedly to get these programs to take an interest in the book’s extensively-documented and footnoted findings. But for whatever reason, the gatekeepers of the liberal media continue to ignore it. (Goodman taped an interview with me but never broadcast it.) The most common refrain was that by January 20, 2009, the Bushes and all they represented was “ancient history” and the shows were looking for new micro-skirmishes with more of a current feel.
The tragic thing is that without a big picture, we lack context on where we are as a country, and where we are going. In this vacuum the elder Bush is able to continue to be treated as a gracious statesman, and his son is busy rehabilitating his image. The rest of us remain largely in the dark on the who, the what, and the why of the world we inhabit.
Russ Baker is an investigative journalist and founder of the nonprofit reporting website whowhatwhy.com (http://whowhatwhy.com/). His latest book, "Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (http://www.familyofsecrets.com/)," now available in hardcover, will be published in paperback this fall. Gore Vidal calls it "one of the most important books of the past ten years."b

Ed Jewett
10-25-2009, 05:20 AM
I have not read the book "Compromised" but,as described, it resonates and synchronizes with my sense and understanding.

Peter Lemkin
10-25-2009, 05:20 AM
http://ca.mg202.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=1%5f163250%5fANElvs4AAG3ZSuOinQi1k2AQ 9DQ&pid=2&fid=Inbox&inline=1
Media Enabled Bush 1's Savage Attacks on Maddow and Olbermann, Yet Continue to Ignore Bush Family's Sordid Past

By Russ Baker, AlterNet
Posted on October 21, 2009, Printed on October 21, 2009
http://www.alternet.org/story/143410/

The other day, George H.W. Bush fired a salvo against mean media liberals who savaged his son. Soon, brickbats were flying to and fro about who said what about whom. But this mini-controversy is nothing more than a distraction from the real story: even the most animated of Bush critics on television have not gotten around to acknowledging the full, unspeakably dark nature of the Bush enterprise. Bush41, it turns out, has nothing at all to complain about.
The kerfuffle began last Friday, when CBS ran a story (http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/10/16/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5390374.shtml) on its website about George H.W. Bush criticizing MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow for edgy rhetoric and name-calling, in which he then … called them names -- specifically, “sick puppies.”
"The way they treat my son and anyone who's opposed to their point of view is just horrible," Mr. Bush said. "When our son was president they just hammered him mercilessly and I think obscenely a lot of the time and now it's moved to a new president," he added.
Of course, this is ridiculous on many counts. First is the absurdity of the man who employed the political assassin Lee Atwater (look up Willie Horton) and gave Karl Rove his first job, whining about incivility. Then there is the way the former president glided over the snapping trash- mouths and conjurers of the Right, from Limbaugh to Hannity to Beck, who dominate and influence the media’s vast market of vulnerable and hurting Americans. And finally, it is hard to recall criticism of H.W.’s son that was wildly inaccurate, truly out of bounds, or not reflective of the awful reality of W.’s presidency.
The real problem is not that popular media figures have gone after the Bushes, it is quite the opposite: that they have stopped well short of sharing the full story with the American people.
CBS inadvertently touched on this when it reported H.W.’s general satisfaction with how his personal saga was playing out in his golden years:
“Mr. Bush also said his own life is "very good, very private."
Perfect irony resides in that remark. One reason that the elder Bush’s life is so very good, and remains so very private, is because of the media’s failure to unearth the extent of the continuing deception perpetrated by the Bush family and their allies. The guilty parties surely include CBS itself -- which stopped asking questions when under pressure and unceremoniously tossed to the lions Dan Rather, the most visible television personality willing to dig into the truth about the Bushes.
That the bigger picture never emerged is not only the fault of the mainstream, however, but also of the very “liberals” castigated by the elder Bush. Our favorite television talking heads continue to focus on the failings of the George W. Bush Administration without providing the added context from substantive discoveries about the Bush family and their longer-term activities that would shock the nation and the world.
In early 2009, the respected publisher Bloomsbury released Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means For America. This was the result of five years of deep research I conducted into the rise of the Bushes, into those who propelled them to the top and kept them there through decades, and their long-term and continuing grip on policy. The book contains page after page of revelations about things we need to know but have collectively missed, and about a nexus of power that shapes the American destiny to this moment.
Here is a little taste of what Family of Secrets reveals about the “very good, very private” lives and thoughts of George Bush, father and son, not brought to you by NBC or Comedy Central:
-Proof that the senior Bush, far from being the outsider CIA director in 1976 he claimed to be, had actually worked with the intelligence services in “very private” capacities for his entire adult life.
-Overwhelming and painstakingly documented evidence that the senior Bush lied when he claimed not to remember where he was on Nov. 22, 1963, the day JFK was shot, and that, in fact, he was in Dallas, working for the CIA, and closely associated with a small web of figures directly tied to Lee Harvey Oswald, the control of JFK’s motorcade, the Texas School Book Depository, and other crucial aspects of the events of that day.
-Source interviews and paperwork that show the junior Bush lied when he claimed to have completed his obligatory service during the Vietnam war, and that he was, in effect, AWOL, a crime with no statute of limitations.
-Documented assertions from a Bush family adviser suggesting that W. cynically adopted the mantle of Jesus to clean up a spotty past and to win over the crucial fundamentalist vote without which he would have lost badly in 2000.
-Evidence that the man the junior Bush put in charge of handling the domestic emergency response to attacks and natural disasters, Michael Brown, was even far less qualified than previously understood—and why such a person ended up being in that incredibly important position as Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf coast.
-Testimony that the junior Bush’s principal personal motivation for invading Iraq was not WMDs, or Al Qaeda, or neoconservative aspirations, or geopolitical goals, or even oil, but because he was convinced that a successful presidency requires a war.
-A body of facts strongly indicating that the same interests, working through the CIA, that removed JFK from power—a group that appears to have included the senior Bush—also took action to cause Richard Nixon to be removed from power. This is of urgent importance because it helps to provide some sense of why Barack Obama has continued to kowtow to major power centers—CIA, military, defense contractors, oil companies, Wall Street—because, simply put, he has absolutely no choice.
These are just a few of the literally hundreds of revelations that cast the Bushes—and the ongoing power configuration in this country—in a new and even more disturbing light. Yet viewers of Maddow, Olbermann, and for that matter, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and even Amy Goodman have never heard them. The publisher and a small legion of concerned citizens have tried repeatedly to get these programs to take an interest in the book’s extensively-documented and footnoted findings. But for whatever reason, the gatekeepers of the liberal media continue to ignore it. (Goodman taped an interview with me but never broadcast it.) The most common refrain was that by January 20, 2009, the Bushes and all they represented was “ancient history” and the shows were looking for new micro-skirmishes with more of a current feel.
The tragic thing is that without a big picture, we lack context on where we are as a country, and where we are going. In this vacuum the elder Bush is able to continue to be treated as a gracious statesman, and his son is busy rehabilitating his image. The rest of us remain largely in the dark on the who, the what, and the why of the world we inhabit.
Russ Baker is an investigative journalist and founder of the nonprofit reporting website whowhatwhy.com (http://whowhatwhy.com/). His latest book, "Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (http://www.familyofsecrets.com/)," now available in hardcover, will be published in paperback this fall. Gore Vidal calls it "one of the most important books of the past ten years."b

Great piece by Baker. Every idea in it a gem. Bush 41 and his idiot son are part of the wider 'cancer' long needing emergency 'surgery' - and killing the host [America and the Planet] by being ignored......IMO.

Myra Bronstein
10-25-2009, 10:04 AM
I'm really not sure what to think. I'm not reluctant to believe any dark disclosures about the Clintons; I think they're scum.

But didn't Scaife spend years and millions trying to dig up ruinous dirt on then Governor/Presidential candidate Clinton and only come up with Blackwater and some idiotic Arkansas state troopers/bimbo erruptions? (Source: The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton by Joe Conason) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?%5Fencoding=UTF8&sort=relevancerank&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Joe%20Conason)

Were the secrets just too well hidden? Did Joe Conason miss the big picture?

Myra Bronstein
10-25-2009, 10:16 AM
...
Great piece by Baker. Every idea in it a gem. Bush 41 and his idiot son are part of the wider 'cancer' long needing emergency 'surgery' - and killing the host [America and the Planet] by being ignored......IMO.

How come we constantly hear the BS term "dynasty" from the media when the subject is the Kennedys. Yet we never hear the appropriate term "dynasty" from those lying bastards in association with the Bush klan?

Never mind. I think I answered my own question.

Myra Bronstein
10-25-2009, 11:19 AM
http://ca.mg202.mail.yahoo.com/ya/download?mid=1%5f163250%5fANElvs4AAG3ZSuOinQi1k2AQ 9DQ&pid=2&fid=Inbox&inline=1
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-Overwhelming and painstakingly documented evidence that the senior Bush lied when he claimed not to remember where he was on Nov. 22, 1963, the day JFK was shot, and that, in fact, he was in Dallas, working for the CIA, and closely associated with a small web of figures directly tied to Lee Harvey Oswald, the control of JFK’s motorcade, the Texas School Book Depository, and other crucial aspects of the events of that day.
...
-A body of facts strongly indicating that the same interests, working through the CIA, that removed JFK from power—a group that appears to have included the senior Bush—also took action to cause Richard Nixon to be removed from power. This is of urgent importance because it helps to provide some sense of why Barack Obama has continued to kowtow to major power centers—CIA, military, defense contractors, oil companies, Wall Street—because, simply put, he has absolutely no choice.
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The tragic thing is that without a big picture, we lack context on where we are as a country, and where we are going. In this vacuum the elder Bush is able to continue to be treated as a gracious statesman, and his son is busy rehabilitating his image. The rest of us remain largely in the dark on the who, the what, and the why of the world we inhabit.
Russ Baker is an investigative journalist and founder of the nonprofit reporting website whowhatwhy.com (http://whowhatwhy.com/). His latest book, "Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (http://www.familyofsecrets.com/)," now available in hardcover, will be published in paperback this fall. Gore Vidal calls it "one of the most important books of the past ten years."

This looks like a must read.

Dawn Meredith
10-25-2009, 01:27 PM
Compromised is a real page turner. When I got it in the late 90's I could not put it down. You can likely get it pretty cheap used.

Dawn

Ed Jewett
10-26-2009, 01:10 AM
Myra et al:

The Russ Baker book IS a must-read.

http://www.familyofsecrets.com/

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/politics/2009/01/the-bushdynasty-bullseye.html

Phil Dragoo
10-26-2009, 08:46 AM
The author was approached to use his computer numeric control machinist skills to correct problems with illegal lower receivers following Boland.

Reed was part of a fascinating secret op in Vietnam described early in introducing him.

He trained two dozen pilots in twin engine operations at the black strip in Mena.

His contacts included Oliver North and Max Gomez/Felix Rodriguez.

He attends a meeting in a military bunker guarded by Buddy Young in which Oliver North and Bill Clinton have words.

Reed is targeted for assassination, for a drug-smuggling frame-up, made to feel the heat for his part in the black op which was Mena 83-4.

We see Barry Seal taken out in deniable fashion.

Reed's is the biggest window opened yet on a chapter which never happened.