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    SherwoodB, bontemps2012

    one of the details he gave me was how they vetted him prior to training, by giving psychological tests to find out if he was devoid of feelings, aka empathy with the victims.

    a very interesting guy and interesting story. of course, I still realize he could be making up the whole thing in some sort of Walter Mittyesque fantasy, having spent 40 years reading spy novels, and CT books until he knew it so cold he could spin it out like that in a sudden and unending stream without contradictions, with an answer to every question...but that's almost as unbelievable as the story itself...

    this was not a Wall St. guy tho. local bank, local guy. we'd known each other for years and talked about everything under the sun but especially politics and financial markets and about the collusion between the two. We shared a common rage at the way the game was basically fixed by a certain cabal, he had inside contacts there as well...and during the Bush years we both had a lot to talk about. then one day, after something I said, I think it was when I quoted the Jackson Browne song "Blood on the Wire:" "I want to know who the men in the shadows are..." He said "well we know now don't we?" meaning Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld etc. Then the tale came spilling out.

    The cold dead look that came into in his eyes was chilling. As he clearly went back to that part of his life and the mindset that ruled him then. I can still feel it.

    and then he switched back to the affable guy I had come to know and value as a dear trusted friend.

    so hard to say...very hard to say...

    no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

    by srfRantz on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 07:43:32 AM PST

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