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Reagan's cure for disinformation/For those interested in History/Cold War readin
Posted by Alahunter on 6/29 at 9:28 pm
Sounds like a couple of books that would be interesting reads.

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President Ronald Reagan was so impressed by the shocking revelations of top Soviet bloc defector Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa – author of a widely read new book titled “Disinformation” – that he altered his foreign policy toward a key communist nation, having been clued in to the clever disinformation campaign that had fooled his predecessor, Jimmy Carter.



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Former CIA Director James Woolsey says of Pacepa’s new book, “Disinformation will change the way you look at intelligence, foreign affairs, the press and much else besides.” The book reveals, among many other things:
•how the Soviet Union played a huge, through unreported, role in instigating worldwide Islamic jihad by translating the notorious anti-Semitic forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” into Arabic and spreading thousands of copies throughout the Arab-Muslim Middle East;
•how communist disinformation specialists created a narrative that U.S. soldiers were daily committing atrocities in Vietnam, a disinformation narrative picked up and spread by John Kerry, Obama’s secretary of state, when he testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the early 1970s;
•how, after the Kennedy assassination, the KGB worked overtime to make Americans believe their own government (the CIA) had been responsible for the shooting;
•how Pope Pius XII, responsible for saving more Jews from the Nazis than anyone else, are praised by everyone from Churchill to Einstein during his life, was turned into a “Nazi sympathizer” through the magic of KGB disinformation.


“Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategy for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion and Promoting Terrorism.”



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Posted by bamafan1001 on 6/29 at 9:49 pm to Alahunter
Watch out, the prevailing opinion on this board is that Reagan was the devil because he wasn't a hardcore libertarian.


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Posted by heehaw on 6/29 at 9:52 pm to Alahunter
What if that entire book is just disinformation about disinformation?


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Posted by EvrybodysAllAmerican on 6/29 at 9:55 pm to heehaw
I think the 2016 movie mentioned this book and how the liberal media are now using the same strategies? Or did I see that somewhere else?

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Posted by ehole on 6/29 at 9:59 pm to bamafan1001
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Watch out, the prevailing opinion on this board is that Reagan was the devil because he wasn't a hardcore libertarian.


He did invent the Obama phone and brought us amnesty with little improved border control...



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Posted by Quentin Compson on 6/29 at 10:01 pm to bamafan1001
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Watch out, the prevailing opinion on this board is that Reagan was the devil because he wasn't a hardcore libertarian.
Reagan was probably the most libertarian president we have ever had.



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Posted by acgeaux129 on 6/29 at 10:04 pm to Quentin Compson
Jefferson, easily. Even in spite of Embargo acts and LA Purchase.


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Posted by kingbob on 6/29 at 10:33 pm to acgeaux129
What? no love for Silent Cal? Although, yeah, Jefferson's probably the correct answer.


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Posted by asurob1 on 6/29 at 10:41 pm to Quentin Compson
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Reagan was probably the most libertarian president we have ever had.


Greatest American President.



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Posted by Quentin Compson on 6/29 at 10:42 pm to asurob1
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Greatest American President.
Why do you say that?



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Posted by Sentrius on 6/29 at 10:42 pm to kingbob
Reagan, Silent Cal and Jefferson obviously.

What about Grover Cleveland?



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Posted by Sentrius on 6/29 at 10:45 pm to asurob1
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Greatest American President.


Who also would refuse to support ObamaCare and gun control and abortion to some extent, you know, the policies that you've expressed support for.


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Posted by Alahunter on 6/29 at 10:48 pm to Sentrius
Young folks should watch his farewell address

and contrast what's in office now.


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Posted by Alahunter on 6/29 at 10:51 pm to Alahunter
"We the people. We the people tell the Government what to do. It doesn't tell us."

If you only watch part. Start at 9 minutes.

"Man is not free, unless Government is limited."


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Posted by Sentrius on 6/29 at 10:54 pm to Alahunter
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Young folks should watch his farewell address


It's one of the best farewell addresses ever and I wish I was born a few years earlier to understand and appreciate his Presidency but one really important farewell speech is Eisenhower's.

We have ignored Eisenhower's warnings about the military industrial complex in the worst way possible and look where it got us into today. Our military is basically the world's police department. That shite is not sustainable at all and it's what Eisenhower detested and feared.



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Posted by ehole on 6/29 at 10:55 pm to ehole
I guess we can thank him for increasing the war on drugs too, brilliant success that has been as well.


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Posted by Alahunter on 6/29 at 10:59 pm to ehole
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increasing the war on drugs too


Couldn't be the people doing them illegally are to blame. Of course not hold individuals accountable for their actions.



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Posted by SabiDojo on 6/29 at 11:00 pm to asurob1
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Reagan


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Greatest American President.



You've got to be shitting me.



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Posted by ehole on 6/29 at 11:12 pm to Alahunter
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Of course not hold individuals accountable for their actions.


But not our government of course... while Ronnie's turning a blind eye to what is going on in Nicaragua somebody from my hometown is the first sentenced to life in prison for selling drugs. Do as I say, not as our government does, right? Henry Manns is the name if you care to fact check.



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Posted by asurob1 on 6/29 at 11:54 pm to Quentin Compson
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Why do you say that?


Beat the commies

Restored the nation's ego

Rebuilt the Navy (though we didn't make it to 600 ships)

Mostly, he just made you feel proud to be an American and that was despite his occasion scandal.



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