Thursday, October 21, 2010
Pentagon destroys original copies of Operation Dark Heart
The original copy, above, on AbeBooks, has a price tag of $5000, a pretty hefty amount considering it isn't a signed edition. According to the media 9500 copies of the original and unredacted books have been destroyed, although AbeBooks reports that 100 copies still exist. Hmm, the question is...Were there any signed editions? If my suspicious nature serves me well, there are probably quite a few copies in the hands of the elite, but I doubt if they would have the gall to ask the author to sign them. I don't know what the Pentagon paid for the books, but they would now be worth million$.
The Obama administration has allowed all this in spite of promises of transparency in government, proving once again that the president of this country is nothing but a pawn on the Grand Chess Board , just as his predecessors from the time of the Kennedy administration.
Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir
CNN September 25, 2010
By Chris Lawrence and Padma Rama, CNN
Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
"DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. April Cunningham said.
In a statement to CNN, Cunningham said defense officials observed the September 20 destruction of about 9,500 copies of Army Reserve Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer's new memoir "Operation Dark Heart."
Hat tip to From the Wilderness for information on the Grand Chess Board,