MIT Historian Suing the CIA for Transparency on Nelson Mandela.
Though embarrassing for the CIA, Rickard’s admission may prove a boon for historian Ryan Shapiro’s lawsuit against the Agency, which seeks to liberate CIA records pertaining to Mandela via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
MIT Historian Suing the CIA for Transparency on Nelson Mandela
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How did Rickard know what Mandela’s route was going to be? From NSA intercepts?
The telephone call at the link below is between JFK and RFK discussing arrangement of covert US support for Eduardo Mondlane, the African nationalist leader in Portuguese East Africa (Mozambique). Mondlane was assassinated in 1969. The first part of the call is garbled, but it clears up.
[Simpich, going to the heart of the tragedy, wrote:]
“Nelson Mandela was an agent of love.”
Mr. Simpich, little did I imagine decades ago, when I emigrated to this -the greatest country- that, after all the complicated studies and deep thinking about the ideologies in the US, it would boil down to such simplicity.
Along its history this country has been divided along a variety of fault lines such as taxes, abortion, war, etc. Any rational, intelligent observer will immediately notice that in recent years the division is increasingly becoming “Hatred vs. Tolerance”.
Nelson Mandela was an agent of love.
The deepest praise to Ryan Shapiro for fighting the good fight.