Ike's Bluff

Ike's Bluff

President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

Book - 2012
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Examines the White House years of Dwight Eisenhower and reveals the former president, often viewed as a doddering lightweight, as a brilliant, intellectual tactician who could be patient and ruthless, and generous and self-serving.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012
ISBN: 9780316091046
0316091049
Branch Call Number: 973.921 THO 2012
Characteristics: x, 484 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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May 06, 2014

Ike was such a super guy! Yup, on that day in the early 1930s, when Hoover was still president, MacArthur, Patton and Eisenhower were ordered to shut down the Bonus Marchers village. Yes, it was MacArthur who disobeyed the commander-in-chief's order not to directly enter the village, and led in the slaughter of over 100 men, women and children, but did Ike or Patton stop him? Yes, during the Eisenhower Administration the democratically-elected governments of Iran, Guatemala and elsewhere were overthrown, involving the destruction of people and people's rights on behalf of the multinationals. Yes, Floyd Odlum supported Ike, and yes some of his companies, and Rockefeller's and Mellon's, et cetera, profited from such coups. Yes, Ike was a grand fellow, who appointed Nelson Rockefeller to multiple positions in his administration, with Nelson altering, corrupting and compromising foreign aid programs to profit the multinationals by using American taxpayer monies to fund their foreign factories and facilities to which they would then offshore American jobs to [Ex-Im Bank, AID, et cetera]. Yes, it was the Eisenhower Administration which created the entire Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, and it was JFK's administration which countermanded the assassination of Castro and withdrew the military support of the exiles, allowing for a popular uprising to occur if the CIA was right, but of course, the CIA [Dulles, Bissell, Cabell lied to President Kennedy].

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