Coup d’état and Assassination: Business as Usual in America

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Award-winning investigative journalist Robert Parry has been the most consistently dogged and tenacious researcher of the incredible story surrounding the 1980 October Surprise scandal responsible for the defeat of Democrats Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale and the election of Republicans Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. His latest exploration into this arcane yet decisive story (which strikes at the mythology of American electoral democracy) reveals even more details of what really was going on then and the subsequent cover-up by craven criminal and duplicitous forces within the establishments of both political parties. This is not ancient history to be casually dismissed, especially in light of the ongoing effort to coronate Jeb Bush as the presumptive heir to the throne held by his daddy and brother. Since the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947 and the establishment of the National Security State, the United States has under gone a wrenching series of overt and covert transformations of power from one predatory group of elites to another. These extra-constitutional “deep state” actions have included the stealing of the 1952 GOP presidential nomination by the Dwight Eisenhower forces, the theft of the 1960 presidential election by the John Kennedy forces, the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the October Surprise of 1968, the attempted assassination of George Wallace, Watergate, the October Surprise of 1980, the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, the Iran-Contra scandal, the derailment by blackmail and intimidation of the Ross Perot 1992 presidential candidacy, the GOP theft of the 2000 presidential election,  9/11, and the stealing of the 2004 presidential election.

4:48 pm on April 12, 2014