William Colby, CIA Director, 1973 - 1975

Zalin Grant

"In the period between September 1973 and his dismissal in November 1975 as CIA director, Colby testified before congressional committees 56 times.  When Congress asked him a question, he gave a straight answer. The Intel guys hated him for it.  They thought it was his duty to lie.  So did Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger who fired him as CIA chief for revealing what were called “the family jewels”—assassination plots and other dirty deeds.

Colby realized, of course, that he was in danger of being killed at any time.  But I was surprised when I went to his home in Georgetown for the first in a series of long interviews.  I thought an ex-CIA director would have the latest locks and security cameras and top-secret protection devices.

Colby had nothing.  I had a more secure lock on my door than he did.  When I asked him about it he said that if anybody wanted to get him, they could do it, and he wasn’t going to live his life in constant fear and worry.  I admired his attitude. I knew he was right. On the night they got him both doors to his house were unlocked."

http://www.pythiapress.com/wartales/colby.htm

Every once and a while good people get in important positions. How many are they today?

 

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Comment by Less Prone on May 29, 2014 at 9:47pm

Tara,

Excerpts from John DeCamp's; The Franklin Cover-up, conserning Colby's close cooperation with him

Chapter 25 - IN MEMORIAM: BILL COLBY

"Shortly before his death, Colby gave me my final assignment." ...
"John, it sounds to me like you have the makings of another book. Believe me," he continued, "I know this Militia/Patriot movement is more significant than most Americans, and particularly the press and politicians, could ever realize. I fear that our government does not understand the nature of this movement, nor its potential significance to this country," ...
"It is not because these people are armed, that America need be concerned," Bill explained to my surprise. "It is not that these people stockpile weapons and have para-military training sessions, that they are dangerous," Colby continued. "What concerns me is something far more serious, that I fear our politicians do not see, cannot see, and and refuse to deal with," ...
"Then my friend, the man whom I have found to have a better grip on the processes of history than anyone else, delivered his punch line. "They are dangerous, John, because there are so many of them. It is one thing to have a few nuts or dissidents. They can be dealt with, justly or otherwise, so that they do not pose a danger to the system. It is quite another situation when you have a true movement -- millions of citizens -- believing something -- particularly when the movement is made up of society's average, successful citizens. "...
"John," he said, looking me in the eyes, "someone needs to step into the forefront and tell the story of the militias and the patriot movement -- what it is, why it has developed, what it means to America if not properly addressed by government; who is involved and just how broad-based this movement or attitude is; where it is strongest, and how this movement can be positively directed, rather than negatively directed -- perhaps by foreign powers.

"That is what your next book should be, and it must be written," Colby instructed, "rather than simply spoken to me. And yes, John, I will do everything to help you do this book and tell this story. Your book must become the communications device where both sides of this controversy can go to learn about themselves but, more important, to learn about the other side." Colby concluded, "And you can and must do that because you are really in the perfect position, and have the capability to do it. In fact, right now maybe you are the only one in that position."
Colby was going to help DeCamp to make that book.

Comment by Less Prone on May 21, 2014 at 6:53pm

Zalin Grant investigated the death and wrote the above article that raises many valid questions about the death of the ex CIA director. He certainly had many powerful enemies and still probably a lot of sensitive information that he could have told to the public.

Comment by Tara on May 21, 2014 at 9:21am

Why do you suppose they may have killed him so many years after the fact? He was already well into his 70's. Was he planning on writing a book or exposing more about his personal knowledge of the the CIA's dirty deeds? He obviously then would be a threat to the powers that be.

Comment by Less Prone on May 21, 2014 at 8:29am

William Colby helped expose the agency's unlawful and unconstitutional actions during its 25 years of operation to the dismay of the criminal high cabal. He was replaced by a more controllable George H.W. Bush. More details about the "family jewels" The National Security Archive.

William Colby was a person with integrity and willingness to expose crimes against the American people.

Comment by Christopher on May 20, 2014 at 4:23pm

The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media - William Colby.

"Destroying the New World Order"

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