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    The New York Times Company | 8/2/81 | 27 min
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    The New York Times Company
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    • SEnkey
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      6 months ago

      One over looked takeaway: cabals and conspiracies are never as competent as we want them to be. This was a CIA assassination plot that couldn't get itself going. Having done a lot of research in the area I can tell you that our government forces/agencies rarely hit their mark or affect the outcomes they want. At some point we need to admit that we are not very good puppet masters and we need to stop trying to pull the strings.

    • turtlebubble7 months ago

      Wow, plausible deniability is a bitch!

      • jeff
        Reading streakScribe
        7 months ago

        Haha indeed! Do you think Eisenhower knowingly authorized the hit?

        • turtlebubble7 months ago

          That’s what’s bothering me is that I feel like there’s no actual way to know! I guess I think he knew what he was saying and was just hyper fluent and aware of the need for P.D.

    • jeff
      Reading streakScribe
      7 months ago

      An enthralling account of the formation and uncovering of a CIA assassination plot. There is so much important history here. I can't recommend this one enough.