Whiteout: The CIA,Drugs and the Press
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Whiteout: The CIA,Drugs and the Press

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On March 16, 1998, the CIA’s Inspector General, Fred Hitz, finally let?the cat out of the bag in an aside at a Congressional Hearing. Hitz told?the US Reps that the CIA had maintained relationships with companies and?individuals the Agency knew to be involved in the drug business. Even more?astonishingly, Hitz revealed that back in 1982 the CIA had requested and?received f...more
Paperback, 418 pages
Published November 17th 1999 by Verso (first published 1998)
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Excellent read. Well-documented summary of the CIA's involvement with drug smuggling, especially feeding the 1980s cocaine craze.
Roger Booth
Like many US citizens, I prefer insulation. I avoid real news.
Establishment media realizes this and gives us plausible news that won't makes us feel bad about ourselves or our country. The result is that we're floating on our backs in a pool of total bullshit.
Read this book and take a look under the surface.
Without real journalism, and people willing to read it, we can only pretend to have democracy.
Andrew Rasmussen
great book on a fairly wide look at outrageous things our government is doing , and even more outrageous ways the press defends and cooperates with the organized criminals who carry out these programs
Good stuff. Covers the contra-cocaine importing connection in relation to the wars in Central America in the '80s.
Dec 29, 2007 Ian rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: journalists, thinkers
Shelves: crime-etc
Details CIA involvement in the explosion of illegal drugs in America. An eye-opener.
Phil Demers
Great reportage on one of the world's most pervasive terrorist organizations.
Jan 06, 2010 Amy marked it as to-read
Got halfway through and had to pack it up to move. Haven't finished.
educational, but slightly dry.
Drugs and CIA complicity, beginnings of CIA and its WW2 predecessor the OSS dealing with the mafia, mind control experiments, helping NAZI war criminals escape so they could be employed by Uncle Scam. And what little media coverage these documented items got. Enjoy
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