The way the US Government institutions work today is the product of sinister forces at work on their very foundations since the years before the second world war. The Devil’s Chessboard provides the context for many inexplicable decisions taken by the US and the motivations of the men behind them. The cost in lives and money has been terrible and yet it goes on. Imagine that a shadow government really does exist which can circumvent democracy and the constitution.
The author David Talbot follows the careers, motivation and exploits of two brothers. Foster and Allen Dulles. whose overt and covert influence over the United States of America’s place in the world has been woefully neglected or perhaps deliberately hidden. Allen Dulles influence remains to this day through the institutions he supported and brought into being then relentlessly bent to his will. His stock in trade was sedition and subversion on behalf of a shadow US government against nations of the world in general and the constitution of the United States in particular through Allen Dulles evil masterpiece the Central Intelligence Agency.
On one of the inside pages David Talbot begins by noting an inscription Allen Dulles chose for his CIA’S Langley HQ
“And ye shall know the truth and the truth will set you free” after reading the book I would add
“Just make sure the truth never gets out and murder it and the bastard who tries to tell it”
This book provides so many leads and first hand accounts which dispute the establishment’s laundered view of the state actors of the past. You are forced to rethink the way the world really works and who really rules in America.
The US shadow government’s origins, architecture and influence have long been argued over but gradually the monster is coming into view. The Devil’s Chessboard hints at the complex, logical mind of the human Devil capable of devising d and then covering up who rigged the game and is playing it from the grave. To insiders an evil mastermind with razor sharp analytical skills and the cold blooded conscience of a salt water crocodile. To outsiders a formidable adversary capable of any act legal or illegal to get what he wanted. In many cases you would not know what hit you when his agents struck.
John F Kennedy was an outsider.