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November 15, 2014

The primary ingredient for betrayal is trust. The most dangerous traitors are the people who are above suspicion.

Heinrich Himmler, for example, approached the OSS in 1943 to explore the possibility of staging a coup against Hitler

and making a separate peace with the Western allies. John Waller writing at the CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence says that further exploratory talks begun in Sweden were vetoed by Wild Bill Donovan, the State Department and finally Franklin Roosevelt himself out of the fear that any such talks would shatter the Grand Alliance. Stalin would find out, Roosevelt’s advisers argued, if he were to deal with Himmer. And indeed he would have, because the Soviet union had agents working at the highest levels in the Western alliance.
Belmont Club サ Promises, Promises

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 15, 2014 9:23 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Fidarsi è bene ma non fidarsi è meglio.

To trust is good but not to trust is better.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2014 5:13 AM

the only person that can betray is the one that has implicit trust; all others are suspect.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2014 6:54 AM

In my little spot of the universe once trust is lost it is NEVER regained. Everybody gets one chance to fuck my honest and trusting ass over, nobody gets two.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2014 8:13 AM

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