Now it can be told …

I’ve been reading the book Drugs as Weapons Against Us by John L. Potash. It’s a remarkable compendium of things already known, with nothing new. The author misses some very important details, such as the probable intelligence connections of people like Bernadine Dohrn and Obama’s good buddy, Bill Ayers (and, by the way, Sharon Tate … another Mathis discovery). Looking into Potash’s past I found that he is Jewish, graduated Columbia, and apparently has parents with no names or backgrounds. That all adds up to exactly nothing, of course. But I wonder if he knew Obama when Obama was a ghost student at Columbia.

I was also curious how a book like this got published, as our book industry, like our news and entertainment, is under surveillance. Dr. Judy Wood, for instance, found a publisher for her important book, Where Did the Towers Go, but he bottled it up and she had to sue him to get back the rights to publish her own book. James Hatfield’s exposé of George W.  Bush, Fortunate Son, was recalled by the publisher and 70,000 copies were burned, Nazi-style, even as the book reached the New York Times best seller list. The author then committed suicide … we are told.

In other words, information does not flow freely in this land. We have to search for it. So a book like Drugs as Weapons entering the world is odd. I checked out the publisher, TrineDay Books, a small Oregon house, and found Kris Millegan, the son of an OSS man. I listened to an interview by him yesterday as I worked in my garage. He’s an odd duck, a rambler. (A different interview with him had him reciting the exact same lines, as if reading.)

We know from Dave McGowan’s work that spooks often involve their children in their work, keeping it in the family. Millegan says that his dad divulged important information to him, such as the Vietnam War being fought to control the Golden Triangle so CIA could monopolize the world drug market, and that communism and the Cold War were CIA inventions. I already knew this stuff, but it is good to see Millegan saying it, as it is new information to most people. Perhaps he is the real deal. Trust, but verify?

Drugs as a Weapon is not new information. Potash carefully regurgitates the works of other, better authors, like Alfred McCoy and Dave McGowan. If information was not already known, it is not divulged. In spook parlance,that is called a “limited hangout.” In American journalism, it is known as “now it can be told.” When we needed to know this stuff, it was kept under wraps. Decades later, when the information is defused and its impact long muted, it is seeping into books, though not TV and movies.

But even as “now it can be told,” it is good to have all the information assembled in one place. The problem, of course, is that it is a book. That means that in this country, it is still safely hidden away.

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