by JF

This was written in the early 1990s and further corroborates such works as COMPROMISED by Terry Reed, BARRY & THE BOYS by Daniel Hopsicker, and DARK ALLIANCE by Gary Webb, all of which from one angle or another delve into and expose the illegal drug running of the CIA, the high crimes of fall guy Oliver North and his bosses and cronies, and the Bush-Reagan Iran-Contragate caper, etc.

This book comes at it from the angle of the massive savings and loan failures of the 1980s, and the author shows how that too was related to all this Contra/drug running/Irangate criminality with the money that was swindled from the S & L’s being funneled into–you guessed it–CIA black operations, along with a lot of collusion from the Mafia. Yes, and of course the Bushes are involved–most especially Neil Bush. The only group that the author fails to identify is the inevitable secret societies: especially by the time he identifies an impressive number of bigwig Texas oil-and-other businessmen–look, without a doubt there must have been many incestuous secret societal ties in the shadows connecting these scallowags to one another.

Only as a resource for documenting the facts and culprits behind the Savings and Loan Scandal is this book valuable and worthy of a spot on one’s bookshelf; otherwise, this is a terrible book to read for any kind of casual reading, because the author relentlessly bombards the reader with fact after fact, character after character, connection after connection, with no letting up for air until the whole thing just turns into this overwhelming murky labyrinth of suspicious schemes all loosely connected. It becomes all too clear that what we are reading is a bunch of rich criminals lining their own feather beds at taxpayers’ expense, and congress doesn’t care because it is bought off and part of the problem, and the really salient documents are not subject to scrutiny by the public, not even under the Freedom of Information Act, so we can’t get at most of the exact incriminating details, but it’s clear to anyone as yet unbrainwashed that a gigantic, stupendous swindle has indeed happened that the public is powerless to do anything about–in other words, same old, same old, etc., etc.

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