By Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St. Clair
If the CIA and FBI have recently been dedicated to protecting the people of America, it begs the question of what exactly they were doing before this momentous change in assignment. In the case of the CIA, the Agency’s information analysis mission has been dwarfed by its “Counter Intelligence” mission. From assassinations and rigging elections, to protecting “National Security” by supplying right-wing extremists with weapons and training them to export drugs and terrorize the local peasants, the CIA has always been happy to ignore our constitution and turn the definition of Democracy on its head.
This book is a clear and concise overview of what the CIA has been doing all these years while claiming to protect the people of America. If you like to bury your head in the sand and ignore the facts, this is not the book for you.