Showing posts from November 11, 2012

NYT: Georgia PM Visits Europe to Dump 'Russia Stooge' Tag

Georgia PM Visits Europe to Dump 'Russia Stooge' Tag ...   Georgia's new prime minister starts a visit to Brussels on Monday intended to show that ties with NATO and Europe, rather than Russia, remain the former Soviet republic's top priority.

NYT: Allen Dulles: "We can let the work cover the romance, and the romance cover the work”

November 10, 2012 When a C.I.A. Director Had Scores of Affairs By STEPHEN KINZER       Allen Dulles   ( Operation Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation  )   WALKING through the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Va., after handing in his resignation on Friday, David H. Petraeus passed a bas-relief sculpture of Allen Dulles , who led the agency in the 1950s and early ’60s. Below it is the motto, “His Monument Is Around Us.” Both men ran the C.I.A. during some of its most active years, Dulles during the early cold war and Mr. Petraeus during the era of drone strikes and counterinsurgency operations. And both, it turns out, had high-profile extramarital affairs. But private life for a C.I.A. director today is apparently quite different from what it was in the Dulles era. Mr. Petraeus resigned after admitting to a single affair; Allen D