Skip to comments.William Blum, U.S. Policy Critic Cited by bin Laden, Dies at 85
Posted on 12/12/2018 5:59:24 PM PST by Ennis85
William Blum, who raged against United States foreign policy in relative obscurity for decades until one of his published anti-imperialist broadsides received a surge in sales thanks to a surprise public tribute from Osama bin Laden, died on Sunday in Arlington, Va. He was 85.
His son, Alexander, said the cause was kidney failure. Mr. Blum had been hospitalized after being injured in a fall in his apartment in October.
Mr. Blum (pronounced bloom) was a computer programmer for the State Department who aspired to become a career Foreign Service officer and take part in the great anti-Communist crusade, he once recalled. But he became disillusioned over the Vietnam War.
After helping to inaugurate a short-lived biweekly underground newspaper, The Washington Free Press, and joining in antiwar protests, he said he was pressured in 1967 to quit his government job.
In the decades after that, he wrote largely polemical articles and columns, in print for publications like Foreign Policy Journal and Counterpunch and later online. He also produced, and contributed to, exposés in books and other media about what he called misdeeds by the United States at home and abroad that were carried out in the name of national security.
Faking a flat tire near the gate to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Virginia, he surreptitiously recorded the license plates of employees who were entering and leaving. He revealed the names and home addresses of more than 200 of them in his book The CIA, a Forgotten History: U.S. Global Interventions Since World War 2 (1986).
They could have been spies, said Louis Wolf, a founder with Mr. Blum in 1978 of what is now called CovertAction Magazine. They could have been clerks.
In an interview with The Washington Post in 2006, Mr. Blum encapsulated his life's mission
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Hm. Sounds like a complete, total, absolute, anti-American scumbag and dirtbag.
Just the kind of person the NYT loves.
A perfect writer for Lew Rockwell’s site. One article yesterday claimed Bush 41’ met Bin Laden’s brother on 911. Check it out. Couldn’t post it here as the mods took it out fast. Can’t say I blame them. Even our own whackos need to be kept in check.
Makes you wonder if this guy was lying about being anti-Communist in the first place and instead went to State in order to be a saboteur. Because we know the left NEVER lies about their intentions.
He must’ve died happy, knowing that there are millions of young Americans that hate traditional America to carry on.
How great this country could be without these traitors constantly working against us.
Any relation to Feinstein’s husband?
It was great. The Leftist idiots forgot to renew their protest permit, and when one of the DC Chapter folks saw they didn't renew for the spot right in front of the gates, he got permits from both sides of the streets at the entrance gate, and the Leftists had to move down the street 50 yards or so to an area of insignificance...hence the funny signs on the cars we parked in that area:
Don't be fooled
By their flags
I saw this woman in pink above shuffling along distractedly, and she had a really vacant look on her face. I was concerned, because I thought there was something wrong with her, and mentioned it to one of the other people in the group and he said "Don't pay attention to her. She is with Code Pink, and they are taking pictures of all the license plates of our cars so they can get our personal information and post it on the Internet."
I didn't connect her with the other Lefties down the street. But this is apparently what they do. When you heard about the Leftists who showed up at some politician's house recently and wondered how they got there, it was pretty obvious they had someone with access to government computers who was looking up the information for them. That's probably what these lefties were doing back in 2006.
Scum. All of them.
Government computers are not needed to find addresses It’s easy I would think.
The Left, IMO, never ever tells the truth. Deceit is their game. They don’t know what the truth is. Marxist RATs are born liars and they go to their maker as corrupt liars.
so he worked with a CIA turncoat, Philip Agee, who became a Cuban DGI operative (which means he was also trained by the KGB), to subvert America.
And Louis Wolf, of Covert Action Information Bulletin and other Marxist organizations/publications. As I recall, he was thrown out of either the Philippines or Japan as a security risk.
His name should show up in either Part 1 or 2 of “Investigation of Attempts to Subvert the United States Armed Services”, Sen. Internal Security Subcommittee, Sen. Judiciary Committee, 1972 hearings.
When I say government, that could be as simple as a Registry system. Now, I suppose it isn’t hard to just have a membership at a site that you can look them up.
Lefties started all the nonsense pushed now by a lot of supposed conservatives.
Yeah. Alex Jones is an heir.
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