Friday, December 05, 2008

Nixon's 'Treason' and Historical Gaps

By Robert Parry
December 5, 2008

In listening to newly released audiotapes of President Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. news media has stumbled upon one of those unmentionable chapters of recent American history, Richard Nixon’s sabotage of the Paris peace talks in 1968.

Read on.


jim crawford said...

Little doubt exists but that President Nixon and his campaign retinue could have been charged with treason of some type in 1968, but in facts not revealed publicly until decades after the events, not simply for negotiating behind the back of the legitimately elected officials of the United States, but more importantly for entering into negotiations with the enemy, the North Vietnamese, promising Ho Chi Min a series of better terms if Ho postponed any peace agreement until after the election, thus ensuring that the Democrats would not have a peace agreement as an October Surprise in the US election. [Imagine the uproar had Thomas E Dewey dealt privately with Hitler behind American backs.]

As usual, Nixon was double dealing, this time with both the American government and with the North Vietnamese. After his election, he toughened the terms rather than relaxing them and continued the war for six more years, costing tens of thousands of American soldiers their lives in the process, lying to us every step of the way.

In all probability, Nixon could have been charged with murder as well as treason. Although possessed of a brilliant mind, Nixon was a psychopathic sociopath concerned only for his own best interests, as he had been from the beginning of his career.

Probably, he was also knee deep in the framing of Alger Hiss. See site map @ “The Alger Hiss Story” [ NYU] w. particular attention to sections re 'coram nobis.' [ ]

jim crawford
Westwood NJ

Anonymous said...

This story has been out there for ages. I think I first read about it in a book called The Man Who Kept The Secrets by Thomas Powers over twenty years ago. At this point it's well established as historical fact. It's just that you don't hear about it much it may be that reporters for the AP don't know about it but they can name the three branches of governmrnt. It's not like they're uninformed or anything.