- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Natl Liberty Pr; 2 edition (November 20, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 097100420X
- ISBN-13: 978-0971004207
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
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The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider Paperback – November 20, 2002
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"...recounts numerous instances of deceit, fraud and other financial illegalities perpetrated by members of the Bush family and their associates through a mountain of dummy corporations." -- David Guyatt, author of "The Secret Gold Treaty"
"A tour de force of secret US intelligence and military operations." -- EYE SPY MAGAZINE
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"Sensational expose'" -- NEXUS MAGAZINE
"The Conspirators" by Al Martin is highly recommended for anyone interested in the secret history of the United States. -- Steamshovel Press #18
"The book is tremendously important. One of the best exposes of Bush family crime to come along in many years." -- Jeff Davis, Tom Davis Books
"The true crime story of the decade." -- HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE
About the Author
AL MARTIN, a retired US Navy Lt. Commander, is America's foremost whistle-blower on government fraud and corruption. He has testified before Congress, the Kerry Committee and the Alexander Committee. He lives at an undisclosed location, since the criminals named in "The Conspirators" have been returned to national power.
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According to Al Martin, the umbrella used to do so has been the "Iran-Contra scandal." Martin, once an insider, is now on the outside, and yet, somehow, so far has lived to tell his story. And his story is this: The "Iran-Contra scandal" was much more than just a single series of "guns for hostage transactions." Indeed, it was a carefully constructed framework for still-running series of state sponsored criminal enterprises, all run out of the Republican Party. It is a framework that was established during the Reagan administration mostly under the tutelage of George HW Bush, obviously taking advantage of Reagan's not paying attention to what was going on right under his nose in his own administration. The organization is called "the Cause" and "the Enterprise."
Reagan and Bush's "Big Dog" rightwing anti-Communist life-long political contributors financed the initial layout to get the organization up and running, after which it generated enough income off the backs of American taxpayers on its own to be self-sustaining. And here we are talking about hundreds of billions if not trillions of taxpayer dollars.
The "Enterprise" consists of a cabal of about 5,000 individuals that include high level intelligence agency operatives (of which Bush and his sons were key players), high-level like-minded ultra-conservative military officers, key political operatives on the opposite side of the political divide (like the late Ron Brown, Bill Clinton, and Janet Reno) and intelligence assets in Israel and Latin America, and especially in Honduras and Haiti.
According to Martin, these elements came together in a conscious if not always a carefully planned, well-mapped out, or carefully orchestrated conspiracy. However loosely designed, it was nevertheless an intentional criminal strategy, designed to systematically engage in bank, insurance and stock fraud; extensive drug trafficking (as much as 50,000 kilograms per month) and gun-running (enough to arm a 50,000 man contra army) -- as well as one that engaged in as many as 400 murders (terminations) by the group's own designated hit teams to silence those who would betray the group's existence to the American public.
The Iran-Contra scandal we read about in the newspaper, bears little or no resemblance to the much larger, much more sinister behind the scenes version given here. Here the author takes us through a series of seemingly familiar criminal vignettes of which "we the people" in truth only caught a brief glimpse of. And while we may have recognized Reagan's trading missiles for hostages in order to scuttle Jimmy Carter's re-election chances, or later, the crashing of Barry Seal's and Eugene Hasenfus' C-130 in the Nicaraguan jungle en-route to Managua from Mena, Arkansas, loaded with guns bought with tons of cocaine, the truth is that this is not even half the story. The rest of that story simply stretches credulity and extends far wider and deeper than any of us could ever possibly have imagined.
In reading this book, since Martin survived to tell about it, I had to turn my own "crap detector" on, in order to screen Martin's revelations as possible "planted" CIA disinformation. But his story has considerable "face value" since some of the same characters (the usual suspects) that showed up in Dealey's Plaza on 11/22/63, and at the Watergate Hotel, make more than just cameo appearances in Iran-Contra too.
So, my conclusion is that if this is indeed part of a CIA disinformation program, it is much too sophisticated and much too fine-grained for my "crap detector" to discern the difference. Therefore, until I can find an independent, confirming (or disconfirming) alternative source, I am forced to give this author the benefit of the doubt. Three stars
This book would open their eyes, but they won't read it. These Republicans spend their lives hooked up to the stock exchange. To them, that's all that matters. Arms for contras? Don't bother me. Reagan was a patsy? Don't bother me. 400 assassinations over Iran-Contra? That's a lie. Corrupt military? No, the military should be worshipped and prayed for.
Such Republican behavior allows the assassins to continue in office, to manipulate our media and to lock up for life anyone who objects. No wonder Al Martin is in seclusion. The assassins have the power again, and they don't mind killing 3000 people in the Twin Towers to get us involved in an illegal, immoral Iraq War.
But my Republican "friends" don't care, as long as the money rolls in and they can get bailed out when the stock market Ponzi scheme goes bust. No wonder we don't help the poor, don't have good health care, don't treat people with respect.
At the heart of our country we have killers and our military does their bidding.