>William Blum: The CIA A Forgotten History
This has been extensively updated and retitled Killing Hope
It is the best source on American interventions, it has every single one overt and covert thoroughly documented with a chapter for each and there are over 50 chapters
>Leslie Cockburn: Out of Control
Collecting her journalism written as the Reagan gangs crimes were unfolding it is an almost real time account of the events of the 80s as they occurred and became revealed
>Jonathan Kwitny: The Crimes of Patriots
Read about the CIA in the Golden Triangle in the 60s/70s and then the Contra and Dirty Wars of the 1980s and you will notice the same names appear again and again. You might ask yourself where were they in between?
Banking in Australia. This is the best source outside of Oz on the infamous Nugan Hand Bank formed in the 1970s and its executive positions full of men with no banking, business, or legal experience but years of experience in special forces, intelligence, and military command.
It amassed a large capital base, opened branches in Vientine and Chiang Mai and elsewhere, engaged in a variety shady activities, and then collapsed with all assets wiped out and one founder dead and the other missing.
it was laundering the money the CIA made in the Golden Triangle
>Alfred W. McCoy: The Politics of Heroin
The single best source of information on CIA narcotrafficking. From the French Connection being reopened after WWII to fund mafia & ex-SS thugs for strike breaking in France and Italy, to the Golden Triangle to fund the KMT & Hmong, to Contra cocaine and Mujahideen heroin, the War on Drugs, Nugan Hand, etc.
>PBS Frontline: Guns, Drugs, and the CIA
>Bill Moyers: The Secret Government - The Constitution in Crisis
>John Stockwell: In Search of Enemies
Stockwell was a former CIA agent who broke with agency over its activities in Africa having no defensive basis, its targets not being threats, and its actions breeding more conflict
>Bob Parry: Lost History
Parry broke the Iran-Contra and this collects and expands his reporting
>Holly Sklar: Washingtons War on Nicaragua
Title says it all
>Tim Weiner: Legacy of Ashes
Comprehensive history of the CIA
>The Kerry Report
John Kerry conducted his own much more thorough and deeper penetrating investigation parallel to the Senate investigation side show
He made strong links between cartel coke and money and the Contras and the father of a man he would some run against
>Behind the Iran Contra Affair
The La Penca bombing? Yeah, but thats pretty lame. The Contras in fact did not do it and the Christic Institute overreached with their case. Like David MacMichael said they were "eager, perhaps overeager, to demonstrate that this enterprise was responsible for everything since Cain slaying Abel."
Its weird how back then Kerry was a srs bsns
And now he's just another institute hack
the fuck happened?
Thanks for posting this, both the comic and the links.
Saw the movie Spotlight last night and afterwards the theatre had a live Skype session with the reporter whose character Mark Ruffalo plays in the film.
There was a question from the audience about corruption in large institutions and part of his reply was to say that any time you have an organization with lots of secrecy and little to no oversight you're going to have all kinds of shennanigans happen.
I think that sums all of this up very nicely.