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Smoke 'n' Mirrors - How the Australian People were screwed [Kindle Edition]

Richard Seary , Jennifer-Anne Seary
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Book Description

This is the remarkable true story of the former spy and anti-terrorist agent Richard (Dick) Seary, once one of the most reviled men in Australian legal and criminal history. This is an extract from his (almost) uncensored autobiography and gives hitherto unknown and secret information and intelligence. A confidential and 'secret' report by the Inspector-General of Intelligence is given as an appendix. This book details how corrupt is the Australian judicial and political system and names names, and details crimes.

Seary was the 'accidental' agent who somehow stumbled into the world of international terrorism, violent politico-religious cults, and the secret services and agencies tasked with fighting the 'War on Terrorism'. It gives a very revealing portrait of Australia's ASIO and ASIS as well as the British, American, Indian, and the then Soviet Intelligence agency (KGB), even Mossad (Israel's secret intelligence service) gets a mention; all this from an insiders' perspective.
The agencies mentioned in this book will never confirm or deny that they have vetted the manuscript, but the IGIS did write that they had no problem with their confidential report being published as it was being published by the person, Seary, to whom the Report was addressed.

This is a very important book for it is the first time, apart from a couple of highly edited television interviews, that Seary has told his story in his own words. The cases he was involved with are taught and feature in every law school in Australia and are often cited in other jurisdictions.

Seary's background - his dreadful childhood; his wandering years, his marriage to a daughter of one of Britain's most powerful civil (public) servants, the Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense and formerly responsible for MI5 when Under-Secretary at the British Home Office, his languages abilities, the sheer strangeness of coincidence in his life, are opened up in this most candid of books.

A 'where are they now' section which details the lives of many of the main players in this true drama. Seary's actions and his involvement with the NSW Special Branch and ASIO changed the course of policing and the Intelligence Agencies in Australia an had an affect of 'foreighn' agencies that do business in Australia and with is allies. .

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  • File Size: 433 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007W34CF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #766,788 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars boring!!!!!! December 14, 2013
I think I may have accidentally selected this book. It is not something I would normally like to read. I really hate to leave a book unread but I definitely couldn't finish this one.
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