[Marxism] '68 as CIA proxy operation?

farmelantj at juno.com farmelantj at juno.com
Fri Jul 11 05:44:01 MDT 2008

I think the question to ask would what kind of
government did the CIA think would have been
the likely replace for De Gaulle's government.
The two most like alternatives would have either
been another center-right government based
on the same coalition as De Gaulle's or a
Socialist/Communist coalition government,
probably under Mitterand.  I am not sure that
either possible government would have been
any more pro-American than De Gaulle's.
While far be it from me not to underestimate
the ineptitude of the CIA, I don't think they
were quite so daft as to want to replace a
mildly anti-American government under De Gaulle
with another possibly more anti-American one.

Jim F.

-- "Joaquín Bustelo" <jbustelo at gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:22 PM, Ben Ben <youcanemailbenhere at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> ... does anyone have any comment / sources on this reading of 1968
> as a CIA proxy organisation?
> this seems to be a suspicion better grounded in the times in which
> the original article was written (1988): cold war-era, but also with
> some knowledge of US operations in italy, and elsewhere in western
> europe, during the 1970s.


And the October Revolution was planned by the German General Staff.

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