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63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want To Read
by Gov. Jesse Ventura



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Jesse Ventura has taken on a new role as truthseeker against the US government. And this book establishes that the US government has many secrets which need exposure by a truthseeker. Ventura establishes here that most of those secrets are not kept for "national security" reasons, but instead are kept to hide the truth about ulterior motives for war; or to hide misdeeds with shady foreign leaders; or to hide some other embarrassment of the US government. Ventura details how it's the American government which hides the truth for its own benefit -- and NOT the American people. Ventura's purpose in writing this book is to get the American people to be aware that the American government keeps secrets from them, and to insist that it stop.

The title "63 Documents" refers to 1963, the year in which JFK was assassinated. Gov. Ventura holds deep suspicions that the US government still maintains secrets about the JFK assassination. And about Iran-Contra. And about 9-11. Those all border on conspiracy theories -- hence the title of his previous book, American Conspiracies -- but Ventura establishes the paper trail of evidence. This book shows the actual original documents -- plus references to sources so you can find them yourself. This book exposes issues from the 1960s because, after decades of FOIA requests and delays, some of those "secret" documents were finally released. Ventura makes it clear that the US government carries on its inappropriate secrecy today -- which we'll only know about decades hence, after the next generation of FOIA requests and delays.

-- Jesse Gordon, editor-in-chief, OnTheIssues.org, August 2011
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Corporations
    Jesse Ventura: Unlimited secret cash from corporations influences elections.
Drugs
    Jesse Ventura: While we fight "war on drugs", Afghans do our drug business.
    Ronald Reagan: Iran-Contra secret aid included $14M in drug money.
Energy & Oil
    Jesse Ventura: Military agrees: climate change represents a serious threat.
Environment
    Jesse Ventura: EPA approved poisons in Gulf to disperse BP oil spill.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Clinton: 1994: Briefed on Rwandan genocide but claimed ignorance.
    Jesse Ventura: After WWII, we put top Nazis to work for us.
Government Reform
    Barack Obama: Open Government Initiative on first full day in office.
    Jesse Ventura: CIA's job is often to cover up the truth.
Health Care
    Jesse Ventura: 1948: US tested VD antibiotics on Guatemalan citizens.
    Jesse Ventura: 5,000 die yearly from preventable food-borne illness.
Homeland Security
    Donald Rumsfeld: June'01: Secretary must authorize lethal force in hijackings.
    Eric Holder: Upheld Bush administration's "extraordinary rendition".
    George W. Bush: Post-9-11: authorized attacks on terrorists amid civilians.
    George W. Bush: Geneva convention does not apply to al Qaeda & Taliban.
    Jesse Ventura: Assassinating foreign leadership is despicable.
    Jesse Ventura: I'd rather face terrorists than lose any of my freedoms.
    Jesse Ventura: Bill of Rights still applies if you label them "terrorists".
    Jesse Ventura: Secret behavior control drug experiments on Gitmo detainees.
    Jesse Ventura: Evidence destroyed about torture of al Qaeda detainees.
    Jesse Ventura: End the phony war on terror to end al Qaeda.
    John F. Kennedy: Danger that security needs will expand to censorship.
Principles & Values
    Al Gore: FL 2000: electronic voting machines subtracted 16,022 votes.
Technology
    Jesse Ventura: WikiLeaks exposes how our government lies when waging war.
    Jesse Ventura: Replace electronic ballots with hand-counts & paper trails.
    Ron Paul: We need more WikiLeaks so we know the truth.
War & Peace
    Jesse Ventura: We attacked Saddam for the same WMDs we have in our arsenal.
    Jesse Ventura: Al Qaeda will end by politics, not military.
    John F. Kennedy: 1962: Rejected faking Gitmo attack as war pretext with Cuba.
    John F. Kennedy: 1963: Planned to remove all troops from Vietnam by 1965.
    Lyndon Johnson: 1964 Tonkin Gulf attack never happened as stated.
    Richard Nixon: Madman theory: fake nuke strike on USSR to end Vietnam War.


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by Gov. Jesse Ventura.
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