Jacob G. Hornberger’s latest ebook, The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State, is a comprehensive and authoritative indictment of the criminal national security state that has seized control of the American republic, destroying the rule of law and our most fundamental rights and liberties in this process.
His central driving point throughout his powerful exposition is how the nebulous and amoral concept of “national security” has been justified as a nihilistic rationale for unspeakable criminal behavior by the governing elites and their subterranean operatives within this deep state. “Everything is permitted; the end justifies the means.”
Hornberger brilliantly amasses the conclusive historical evidence outlining the destructive course of this dark transformation, beginning with American imperial adventurism during the Spanish-American War in Cuba and the Philippines, demonstrating that the technics of torture, invasive surveillance, assassination, counter-insurgency, which we are painfully accustomed to reading about in today’s headlines, began over one hundred years ago.
He continues his painstaking exploration of the subversive criminality of the national security state with its formal inception after World War II, with the National Security Act of 1947, which reorganized the military-industrial complex and established the Central Intelligence Agency as the premier covert entity for regime change and projection of American state power. Thus was spawned the clandestine deep state which has unconstitutionally superseded and overtaken in power, permanence and scope the reign of governance.
His seminal chapters recounting and expanding upon the magnificent details of his previous ebooks, Regime Change: The JFK Assassination and The Kennedy Autopsy, are beautifully incorporated within the broader narrative.
This is an essential volume to read and share with friends, family, and colleagues.11:34 pm on March 16, 2016 Email Charles Burris