Barry & ‘the boys’: The CIA, The Mob and America’s Secret History

By Danial Hopsicker

“This is the story of Barry Seal, the biggest drug smuggler in American history, who died in a hail of bullets with George Bush’s private phone number in his wallet. . .”

So begins this mindblowing book on the deep and sordid history of American “counterintelligence” and the secret wars for guns, drugs, and oil played out by a revolving cast of politicians and businessmen since World War II.

It seems the CIA’s primary job since its creation has been the arming, training, and financing of right-wing dictators who protect our oil, but later become our “NEW WORST ENEMY!” Ever heard of Saddam Hussein? Manuel Noriega? Fidel Castro? Augusto Pinochet? Ho Chi Minh? Or the terrorist breeding-ground of Saudi Arabia? George Bush’s CIA knows them well, as this book shows, they go WAY BACK.

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

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