Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The CIA/Likud Sinking of Jimmy Carter

By Robert Parry (A Special Report)
June 24, 2010

As the Official Story of the 1980 October Surprise case crumbles – with new revelations that key evidence was hidden from investigators of a congressional task force and that internal doubts were suppressed – history must finally confront the troubling impression that remains: that disgruntled elements of the CIA and Israel’s Likud hardliners teamed up to remove a U.S. president from office.

Indeed, it is this disturbing conclusion – perhaps even more than the idea of a Republican dirty trick – that may explain the longstanding and determined cover-up of this political scandal.

Too many powerful interests do not want the American people to accept even the possibility that U.S. intelligence operatives and a longtime ally could intervene to oust a president who had impinged on what those two groups considered their vital interests.

To accept that scenario would mean that two of the great fears of American democracy had come true – George Washington’s warning against the dangers of “entangling alliances” and Harry Truman’s concern that the clandestine operations of the CIA had the makings of an “American Gestapo.”

It is far easier to assure the American people that no such thing could occur, that Israel’s Likud – whatever its differences with Washington over Middle East peace policies – would never seek to subvert a U.S. president, and that CIA dissidents – no matter how frustrated by political constraints – would never sabotage their own government.

But the evidence points in that direction, and there are some points that are not in dispute. For instance, there is no doubt that CIA Old Boys and Likudniks had strong motives for seeking President Jimmy Carter’s defeat in 1980. MORE...

Editor's NOTE:

It now seems established beyond reasonable doubt that the Carter administration's Iranian hostage negotiations were interfered with by the Reagan/Bush/CIA axis (recall that GHW Bush has no credible alibi for his whereabouts on the weekend of October 18-19, 1980).

This is but another example of how the national security state has been surreptitiously involved in not only removing US President's from office (JFK Assassination, Watergate framing of Richard Nixon) but of manipulating the results of US elections.

For more information on George H. W. Bush's covert op's history with the CIA beginning in the 1950's, see Russ Baker's Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces that put it in the White House, and what their Influence means for America, Bloombury Press, 2009 HERE.... I strongly recommend Baker's excellent and extremely well-documented book. For additional information on the 1980 "October Surprise" see THIS...

--Dr. J. P. Hubert