After stealing yourself for a heap of things you’d rather not know, please listen to John Stockwell’s speech about our rogue CIA. The age of the speech does not make it outdated, unfortunately, per this story. Thank you.
by Jerry Alatalo
“… for historians ought to be precise, faithful, and unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should make them swerve away from the truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of the past, example of the present, and monitor of the future.” Don Quixote Pt. 1, ch. 9
– MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, playwright, poet
There was some hesitation about sharing the following talk from 1987 delivered by John Stockwell. That is because this writer sat in the front row during a talk by Mr. Stockwell at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan in that same time period. At the time, John Stockwell was the highest ranking CIA officer in history to “blow the whistle” on his former employers, had been the CIA’s station chief in Angola, and wrote the international nonfiction bestseller…
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