Russ Baker: A Sneak Peak at The Devil’s Chessboard

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Re: Russ Baker: A Sneak Peak at The Devil’s Chessboard

Postby kenmurray » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:20 pm

David Talbot on Black Op Radio:

http://blackopradio.com/archives2015.html
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Russ Baker: A Sneak Peak at The Devil’s Chessboard

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:28 pm

10.29.2015

Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

10.20.2015 - Bob Fox Posted this Very Important Headline that delves into an essential and necessary
Subject Matter, Allen Welsh Dulles and an analysis of the origins and development of Dulles' Thinking
Processes and what flowed from them. The Three Part Series about David Talbott is powerful.

Ken Murray follows up with strong additional informative sources wherein David Talbott buttresses his
own David Talbott's New Allen Welsh Dulles biography, THE DEVIL'S CHESSBOARD.

Additionally I suggest three (3) books that will strongly assist your serious analysis of Dulles, his Thought
Processes, HIS CIA, and Secret Team. Prouty's panoramic views are astounding, and at times mesmerizing.

1. THE CRAFT OF INTELLIGENCE, Allen Welsh Dulles, June, 1963.

2. THE SECRET TEAM, L. Fletcher Prouty, 1972, 1990.

3. JFK, THE CIA, VIETNAM, AND THE PLOT TO ASSASSINATE JOHN F. KENNEDY, L. Fletcher Prouty, 1992.

A careful in-depth study and analysis of these five (5) works together would give you the excavation, footing,
foundation and building of Overt and Covert Intelligence in the U.S.A. From the O.S.S., to the C.I.G., to the
C.I.A., to the SECRET TEAM, and beyond. These books would give you a grade school, high school, college,
and Master's Level of understanding of what has happened, how it was able to happen, why, why it should have
been stopped, and finally WHY THE HIGH CABAL, MAJESTIC 12, THE CIA, THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX,
AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE ARE BASICALLY ALL RUN AWAY TRAINS THAT "We the people…" HAVE ZERO CONTROL
OVER TODAY OR GOING FORWARD IN TIME.

Today the culture and internal status of the U.S.A. is a direct trancendence of The Removals of JFK, MLK, and
RFK. Nothing has been accomplished or changed for the better overall in the last 52 years. Nothing will be
accomplished or change for the better overall going forward. The necessary steps to change and improve will
no longer be taken by "We the people…" All we have is Circuitious Lip Service among the Leaders, the Main
Stream Media, and "We the people…"

The Ancient Chinese have many Legendary Stories that teach lasting valuable lessons. One that comes to mind
is the Quardary of:

THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE MEETING AN IMMOVABLE OBJECT.

Think it through.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts, or writings on
any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK Resercher's who
may not be as well as versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
BB.
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Re: Russ Baker: A Sneak Peak at The Devil’s Chessboard

Postby kenmurray » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:20 pm

Here is Jim DiEugenio's review of the book. He thinks it is the best book on Dulles:

http://www.ctka.net/2015/TalbotDulles.html
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Russ Baker: A Sneak Peak at The Devil’s Chessboard

Postby Bruce Patrick Brychek » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:05 pm

07.27.2017:

Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:

10.20.2015 - Mr. Bob Fox, our Premiere Moderator and Member, "Posted this Very Important Headline that
delves into an essential and necessary Subject Matter, Allen Welsh Dulles, and an analysis of the origins
and development of Dulles' Thinking Processes and what flowed from them. The Three Part Series about
David Talbot is powerful."

Mr. Ken Murray, our other Premiere Moderator and Member, Posted Additional Very Important Material.

This Headline did not receive the attention that I thought that it deserved.

While mixed opinions abound, I was amazed at the concluding remark of J. R. Seeger which you will note at the
end of his review.

"Unfortunately, The Devil’s Chessboard will serve as a textbook for many conspiracy theory devotees and others
who are convinced “a secret government” runs the United States from the shadows. It is equally unfortunate that
a book whose important research provides an auspicious beginning ends with speculation and conjecture."

My Opinion remains stronger than ever that there is a SECRET GOVERNMENT, a SHADOW GOVERNMENT, inter-woven
with THE HIGH CABAL. Further, THE SURFACE OF THE COMPLETE TOTAL TRUTH OF THE JFK REMOVAL HAS NOT EVEN
BEEN SCRATCHED. (07.27.2017, BB).

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, The CIA and The Rise of America’s Secret Government
David Talbot (HarperCollins, 2015), 686 pp., photographs, notes, index.

Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

The Devil’s Chessboard is really two very different books in one. The first half of the book is a detailed description of the
early leadership of the CIA with very specific attention (as stated in the title) to Allen Dulles and the way he ran the CIA in
the 1950s and first years of 1960s. Along with the detailed background on Dulles—including tracking his work against
Nazi Germany and the early days of the Cold War—we are given profiles of Richard Helms, William Colby, and James
Jesus Angleton, as well as a number of CIA foot soldiers whose work in the Cold War is used to set the stage for the
second half of the book.

Talbot, a journalist and founding editor of Salon.com, documents strategic decisions that CIA leadership made during the
early days of the Cold War, emphasizing alleged associations between CIA operations and former Nazis, hardline anti-
communists, mercenaries, coup plotters, and members of organized crime—often to the exclusion of any other discussion.
While it may be uncomfortable for members of the Intelligence Community to read some of these chapters, Talbot has done
detailed research in his effort to stitch together a story. It may appear to most readers as prosecutorial or adversarial in tone,
but this perspective needs to be read and understood, even if it is only part of the story of the CIA in the 1950s.

The second half of the book takes the reader past the details of the early Cold War into a world made up entirely of Talbot’s
opinions and cherry-picked quotations from government and media documents. The world he believes in is encapsulated in t
he following paragraph:

Unmanaged by the White House and unsupervised by Congress, Dulles’s CIA grew to become the most potent agency of
the Eisenhower era. Dulles was a master at seeding Washington bureaucracies with agency men, placing his loyalists in top
positions in the Pentagon, State Department, and even the White House. The CIA became increasingly intertwined with the
armed services, as military officers were assigned to agency missions, and then sent back to their military posts as “ardent
disciples of Allen Dulles,” in the words of Air Force Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, who served as a liaison officer between the
Pentagon and the CIA between 1955 and 1963. (251)

Like any good prosecutor, Talbot selects witnesses whose viewpoints support his argument. It may be easy enough to
imagine that CIA officers in the field at the time felt they were part of “the most potent agency in the Eisenhower era,” but it
hardly seems likely that officers at Headquarters would have argued they were more potent than the Pentagon; however,
since few Central Intelligence Agency officers from the time are listed as references, it is hard for the reader to know for sure.
Those familiar with early CIA history will be dismayed to see the discredited former agency officer James Stockwell offered
as the primary—sometimes the only—witness for the prosecution.

Beginning with the chapter entitled “The Dulles Imperium” slightly halfway through the book, the focus turns to a more
speculative side of Talbot’s argument. Talbot posits that, due to complex political intrigues centered in the CIA and specifically
around Allen Dulles, the Kennedy administration’s foreign policy was regularly undermined. As is most often the case with this
well known (though not well accepted) conspiracy theory, the discussion begins with detailed reporting on the tensions between
President Kennedy and the senior leadership at the Pentagon and with Allen Dulles in the early months of the administration
and, most especially, during, and after the Bay of Pigs failure. It is at this point in the book that Talbot begins to describe the
tensions between the president and the CIA in a manner that becomes harder and harder to accept based on the available
data in the 21st century. For example, Talbot frames the final plans for the invasion—limited by the president’s interest in a truly
deniable covert action—as follows:

Years after the Bag of Pigs, historians—including the CIA’s own Jack Pfeiffer—painted a portrait of Dulles as a spymaster in
decline . . . But, as usual, there was a method to Dulles’s seeming carelessness. It is now clear that the CIA’s Bay of Pigs
expedition was not simply doomed to fail, it was meant to fail. (400)

It is not clear from the research presented how Talbot decided that Dulles meant for CIA operations and operators to fail and
for the Cuban surrogates to be killed on the beach, but it is only the beginning of a long series of speculative comments and
accusations that fill the last third of the book. Talbot expands upon theories he began to develop during the research phase of
his previous book, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (Free Press, 2007), which addressed the conflict
between both President Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy and the CIA. He ends The Devil’s Chessboard with
a direct accusation of CIA complicity both in the murder of the president and in covert action after the fact to insure the Warren
Commission did not present what he sees as the only logical conclusion the commission should have presented. In the author’s
view, there is a direct CIA link to Lee Harvey Oswald, who he suggests was set up years in advance as an agency fall guy for
some longstanding CIA intelligence operation that Talbot cannot further explain.

As always, I strongly recommend that you first read, research, and study material completely
yourself about a Subject Matter, and then formulate your own Opinions and Theories.

Any additional analyses, interviews, investigations, readings, research, studies, thoughts,
or writings on any aspect of this Subject Matter ?

Bear in mind that we are trying to attract and educate a Whole New Generation of JFK
Researchers who may not be as well versed as you.

Comments ?

Respectfully,
BB.
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