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Re: Who did What to Whom

Posted by Hugh F. on January 01, 2001 at 05:30:21:

In Reply to: Who did What to Whom posted by Thomas Nycroft on June 27, 2000 at 08:43:22:

The US government has always claimed that it did not know just where Noel, Herta and Hermann Field were after they disappeared. However, in October 1949, just a few months after the arrests, the CIA's Assistant Director sent a memorandum to the Secretary of State which states "This agency learned... Noel Field and his wife are under arrest...." The dotted sections have been inked out in the copy I have, but the last blacked out area covers 11 spaces, exactly enough for "in Hungary."
Thus our government pretended not to know about the Field arrests when it really did. It may well have got the information from Jozef Swiatlo, the man who arrested Hermann. No wonder it is covering up now.
William Blum, author of the revealing book "Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II", obtained this remarkable document under the Freedom of Information Act and sent it to me after I got in touch with him, and pointed out its significance. As he says, "The games governments play with people's lives...."

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