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Eisenhower and the CIA

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Passage from an article by Jay Janson on the Family Jewels:


Corporate media covered in a blanket of cold war contingency whatever came out in the New York Times about Eisenhower’s known acts of belligerency: the bombing of the poor little rebellious French colony Laos; his refusal to allow the all Vietnam elections that had been agreed upon in Geneva, while opening acknowledging Ho Chi Minh would have won overwhelmingly; his gangster-like overthrowing of a popular democratically elected President Arbenz of Guatemala; ordering the assassination of the first elected President of the newly independent Congo. Media presented the fatherly figure of a World War Two hero, General Eisenhower, as a veritable ‘Mr. Clean’

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