Nixon's Gamble

Nixon's Gamble

How A President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration

Book - 2016
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"After taking the Oath of Office, Richard Nixon announced that 'government will listen ... Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in' and signed National Security Decision Memorandum 2. Using years of research and newly released NSC and administration documents, Ray Locker upends conventional wisdom about the Nixon presidency and shows how the creation of this secret, unprecedented, extra-constitutional government undermined U.S. policy and values; and sowed the seeds of his own destruction by creating a climate of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that still affects Washington today"--
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : LP, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
ISBN: 9781493009312
Branch Call Number: 973.924 LOCKER
Characteristics: xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 05, 2015

This most unfortunate book is a classic example of pure propaganda, misdirection, redirection and reframing of real events. Nixon did not have any so-called secret network, the author simply wants us to ignore that the Watergate crew were all former CIA types, and that Nixon fired CIA director, Richard Helms, not one of the ultra-rich, but a connected guy, nonetheless - - his granddaddy was the first president of the Bank for International Settlements [BIS], the central bank of central banks. No, Nixon's interest in the assassination of President Kennedy, Nixon's raising tariffs to aid the American worker, were really irking the elites, and they took action. [Please remember that when Nixon and Kissinger flew to China, they took along David Rockefeller, who was to set up banking operations in Beijing and Moscow in 1973. And that it was Prescott Bush who mentored and hired Nixon in politics, and the Bush family's money derives from Buckeye Bearings of Ohio, a company originally owned by the Rockefeller family.]


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