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The Last Circle: Danny Casolaro's Investigation into the Octopus and the PROMIS Software Scandal Paperback – September 26, 2010
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About the Author
Cheri Seymour is the author of Committee of the States: Inside the Radical Right. She has worked as a freelance journalist, an investigative reporter, and a private detective. She lives in Oceanside, California.
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Even though this story comprises of events beginning in the 1980's, I am of the firm opinion that it continues into the present day, a fact that Cheri also shares. This type of corruption, unchecked and unheeded, only evolves into a bigger monstrosity. The specter this book raises is truly frightening.
I strongly recommend this book to everyone I know and those I don't; this is hard-hitting stuff. This is not Alex Jones; Cheri has meticulously documented this story, the back of this book has around 150 pages of the records and documents that prove this story, as well as corroboration throughout.
Cheri Seymour, if you are reading this, I extend a salute to you. I really hope that your book is not relegated to the dustbin of obscurity.
Three decades ago when I first read James Mills' incredible book, "The Underground Empire: Where Crime and Governments Embrace," (see my Amazon review of March 3, 2008), I was shook to the core at this my first realization of just how enormous the sums of money involved in the illegal drug trade actually were.
So too apparently was the author of that five star book, who concluded, with his tongue only half in cheek, that the U.S. government might have no choice but to get involved in the illicit drug trade -- if for no other reason than to bring order to a global criminal enterprise that was rapidly spinning out of control and about to destabilize the entire world economy?
Now, a generation after the book went to print, no one could have imagined how prophetic a suggestion Mills' tongue-in-cheek conclusion would be. In this book, with the mysterious death of journalist Danny Casolero serving as the triggering event, Cheri Seymour adds a whole new layer to an ongoing saga. It turns out that Danny Casolero's mysterious death is just another in a whole slew of other mysterious events that include: the development and dissemination of the computer program PROMIS, Iran-Contra, BCCI and the Silverado bank scandals, Barry Seal's cocaine smuggling, Gary Webb's revelations in "Dark Alliance" about the CIA's involvement in the inner city crack cocaine epidemic, Terry Reed's book "Compromised" relating the events that went on in Mena Arkansas, Manuel Noriego's transshipment and money-laundering operations in Panama, two-decades of Air America transshipping heroin and cocaine from different points around the globe, exploitation of the Afghanistan poppy fields, America's own failed "war on drugs," and now the secret organization called "the Octopus.Read more ›
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Most of the content can be found on the internet, and the book is very deceitful about its true intentions. Read morePublished 5 days ago by TextBookCollector
Cops and Robber Barons..If you dare, follow Cheri down this rabbit hole that leads into an ocean full of "The Octopus".
"We need her on that fence!"
Great read. Very thought provoking. Very sad to realize our very own government is guilty of murdering its own citizens to cover up their misdeeds!Published 5 months ago by T. Storm
Been reading about this on the internet, glad to have it contained in one volume.Published 10 months ago by Nancy L. Carlile
A splendid report on the Casolaro murder and circumstances leading up to it. He discovered the secrets of The Octopus and certain people in its membership. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lee Charlton