The other day I ran across a promotion of a reprinted book, that, if it weren't so diabolically evil would be howlingly hilarious. It was Allen Dulles's book "The Craft of Intelligence: America's Legendary Spy Master on the Fundamentals of Intelligence Gathering For A Free World." Let me translate the title from CIA double-speak to plain truth for you: "The Purpose of the CIA: To Give Safe Haven To Nazis, To Brainwash American Citizens, To Subvert Freedom Of The Press and Free Speech, and To Overthrow Duly Elected Leaders For A Neo-Fascist World."
The publisher's synopsis of the book is a devilish hoot--"...[Dulles] explains how the Soviet Security State recruited operatives and planted 'illegals' in foreign countries." Translation--The Soviets learned this technique from us when we sent fake defectors like Lee Harvey Oswald over to Russia.
Publisher--"[Dulles] spells out...the philosophy and role of intelligence in a free society threatened by global conspiracies." Translation--The philosophy and role of the CIA is to serve its military-defense contractor masters in propagating unjust wars and suppressing dissent. Domestic conspiracies, like murdering a US president and covering it up, are sometimes necessary to preserve the power of the security state.
Publisher--"Dulles also [denies] that the 1961 [Bay of Pigs] invasion was based on a CIA estimate that a popular Cuban uprising would ensue." Translation--We knew the invasion would fail, but we went ahead anyway to embarrass the new president and show him who was boss.
Publisher--"This is a book for readers who seek wider understanding of the contribution of intelligence to our national security." Translation--This is a book to keep you in the dark about the atrocities committed by intelligence in the name of national security.
Publisher--"When Dulles died...President Nixon remarked, "...in the nature of his task, his achievements were known only to a few." Translation--What Nixon meant was, it's a damn good thing his achievements were known only to a few of us.