Hans Remembers- Friday June 5, 1970- 50 Years Ago.

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A slow news day.

  • The Tricky One- was at it again. President Richard Milhous Nixon gathered the four chiefs of the American intelligence FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, CIA’s Dick Helms, NSA’s Noel Gayler and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Donald Bennett- and prepared what was called the Huston Plan to spy against, infiltrate and make arrests of groups protesting against the Vietnam War. The plan was named for a lower level member of the White House staff Tom Huston who delivered the proposal a few weeks later on June 26- and Nixon approved on July 14. The next day Nixon thought better of it and cancelled it all. The plan was revealed a few years later in 1973 when Huston testified before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.

6 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- FRIDAY JUNE 5, 1970- 50 YEARS AGO

  1. I’m not sure which is worse, an underground scheming like this or an in-your-face attack peaceful protestors with tear gas and rubber bullets…

    • Nixon was opposed to anyone who was opposed to him peaceful or otherwise. There is a difference I feel in outright anarchy and peaceful protesting. Destruction has to be dealt with. Attacking peaceful demonstrators is of course wrong.

    • Nixon could have been a great one I think- the potential was there- and it’s not like he was all evil or didn’t do anything well. He just had that flaw of paranoia and never got over growing up poor. Someone was always after him in his mind… And that said I kind of overdue it on him at times. The Vietnam War though with both LBJ and Nixon- so many mistakes and bull headedness.

    • I agree that Nixon had the potential to be a great president, and in fact accomplished many good things, in sharp contrast to Trump. Unfortunately, he was undone by his own personal demons. And I admire LBJ for many of his accomplishments too, but his handling of the Vietnam War was a catastrophe, and will forever stain his legacy.

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