Conspiracy Theories or Just Plain Conspiracies

There are plenty of theories on the Internet. And there are plenty of conspiracies too…

Here is a story about a very well connected, successful Jewish guy who became an Ambassador for the US Government, and then, because he took a centrist view of life and thought that all nations should be treated equally, his career was ruined and he had to resign.

When you read this you realize that not everything is as they would have us believe…

Here is an excerpt from the story.

Dean, whose memoir is titled Danger Zones: A Diplomat's Fight for
America's Interests
, was American ambassador in Lebanon in August
1980 when a three-car convoy carrying him and his family was attacked
near
Beirut.

“I was the target of an assassination attempt by terrorists using
automatic rifles and antitank weapons that had been made in the United
States and shipped to Israel,” he wrote. “Weapons financed and given by
the United States to Israel were used in an attempt to kill an American
diplomat!” After the event, conspiracy theories abounded in the Middle
East about who could have planned the attack, and why. Lebanon was a
dangerously factionalized country.

The State Department investigated, Dean said, but he was never told what
the conclusion was. He wrote that he “worked the telephone for three
weeks” and met only official silence in Washington. By then Dean had
learned from weapons experts in the United States and Lebanon that the
guns and ammunition used in the attack had been given by Israelis to a
Christian militia allied with them.

“I know as surely as I know anything that Mossad, the Israeli
intelligence agency, was somehow involved in the attack,” Dean wrote,
describing how he had been under sharp criticism from Israeli
politicians and media for his contacts with Palestinians. “Undoubtedly
using a proxy, our ally Israel had tried to kill me.”

Dean's memoir, to be published in May for the Association for Diplomatic
Studies and Training Memoir Series by New Academia Publishing under its
Vellum imprint, has been read and approved for publication by the State
Department with only very minor changes, none affecting Dean's major
points. Its underlying theme is that American diplomacy should be
pursued in American interests, not those of another country, however
friendly. A Jew whose family fled the Holocaust, Dean resented what he
saw
as an assumption, including by some in Congress, that he would promote
Israel's interests in his ambassadorial work.

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