An early edition of the December 22, 1963  Washington Post carried an editorial by former US President Harry S. Truman, titled, “U.S. Should Hold CIA to Intelligence Role.” Echoing President Kennedy’s ambivalence toward the CIA, Truman cautioned the American people that the Agency needed to be confined to its intelligence-gathering role and restricted from wanton forms of espionage.

President Harry S. Truman. Image Credit: WIkipedia

“For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment,” Truman wrote.

It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and many have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas. We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel we need to correct it.

JFK assassination researcher Ray Marcus recognized the publication’s significance and questioned why Truman’s observations, appearing exactly one month after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, failed to reverberate through the US body politic.

“According to my information,” Marcus explains, “it was not carried in later [Washington Post] editions that day, nor commented on editorially, nor picked up by any other major newspaper, nor mentioned on any national radio or TV broadcast.”

Truman’s observations are likewise entirely omitted from several critically acclaimed presidential biographies. “I have no reason to believe the authors were aware of it,” notes Marcus.

Can this be accidental? Can editors of all major newspapers, magazines, and news broadcasts have really been unaware of its existence? Can such individuals looking at the Truman article really have thought, no, this is of insufficient importance or interest to reprint, editorialize on, or even mention? Such an idea seems preposterously naïve. It is much more probable that the article was consciously suppressed by deliberate inattention, at decisive points of intervention. The pertinent question is—why?

“The Work of Ray Marcus,” Appendix VIII, in E. Martin Schotz, History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy, Brookline MA: Kurtz, Ulmer and DeLucia Book Publishers, 1996, 237-238.

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  1. “It is much more probable that the article was consciously suppressed by deliberate inattention, at decisive points of intervention. The pertinent question is—why?”

    For the answer to the question, why, see
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    The CIA and the Media: Historical Fact #79
    April 28, 2018 MHB Admin 11 Comments
    “the coordinated efforts of Zionist Jews in the newspaper business and halls of government”

    Reining in the mission of the CIA does not coincide with the mission of entities that control the US banking, media, and foreign policy.

    Beneath the banker layer and beneath the secret societies layer and beneath the Zionist Jews layer there is the Luciferian/Satanist layer.

    By the way, Truman, was a Freemason and desired a one world death and slavery system for all, and acted against all sovereign nation states’ interests. He carried these words from a Tennyson’s “Locksley Hall” poem, on a paper in his pocket throughout his life.

    For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
    Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
    Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and their rain’d a ghastly dew
    From the nations’ airy navies grappling in the central blue. . .
    Till the war-drum throbb’d no longer, and the battle flags were furl’d
    In the Parliament of Man, the Federation of the World.

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