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Response to MinM (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:08 PM

20. Glad to have learned that using the Peace Corps for ulterior purposes was NOT

part of the original design. After so many years of sneaky, dishonest abuse of what may have otherwise been great intentions, throwing all policy into question, it really is good to get the idea that making ideas like the Peace Corps into actual Trojan Horses was not part of the original plan. It's so good to think again that JFK was well-intentioned on this issue.

Had heard the news on the Peace Corps worker in Bolivia. I noted that the end of the article pointed out that three other workers, and a supervisor all indicated they were themselves very aware of this, too, even naming the guy who brought it up to them. Very important. If they had gone along with it there would have been 30 Peace Corps workers, pushed to become instant spies turned loose as agents, spying on unsuspecting people who were clearly none of their business. A real Two-fer.

I would guess since it happened in Bolivia, we should expect it to have been tried elsewhere, of course. So glad that young Peace Corps worker was courageous, and patriotic enough to speak out when things got dirty. This country needs so many MORE like him.

Thank you.

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Socialistlemur Jul 2013 #4
Peace Patriot Jul 2013 #5
Judi Lynn Jul 2013 #6
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Mika Jul 2013 #9
Socialistlemur Jul 2013 #11
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MinM Jul 2013 #10
Judi Lynn Jul 2013 #14
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